We’re More Than Just Books, You Know …
Recently I had to attend an important event in the family calendar – the 1st birthday of a niece. My other half and I had known about the party for over three months, the pink invite staring at us each time we reached for a drink from the fridge. The party was on a Saturday morning at 11am, and we had to leave early to ensure we made it to the house on time (they lived a few hours west in semi-rural suburbia). This meant there was no time for me to do what I do best when it comes to gift buying – the quick Saturday morning shop-and-wrap session. It was 3.30pm on the day before the party when my internal emergency alarm went off. Woop! Woop! Woop! WE DON’T HAVE A PRESENT! I’d always intended on getting one. But, you know, life kinda got in the way. And there was no way we could turn up to this party without a gift – the tsk tsks would be louder than the Wiggles soundtrack and crying kids combined.
Thankfully, my office is within dashing distance of a Co-op store, and I was able to run in and pick up a few cute pressies, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Touch & Feel and the oh so ah-mazing Chill Baby Goatee dummy (doesn’t matter if a baby girl is wearing a goatee, does it?). Crisis averted. Well, that one anyway. I won’t tell you what happened at the party – let’s just say it involved a tricycle, a cake and a whole lot of cleaning up. :/
So for all those people who, like me, leave everything to the last minute, I’ve done a little community service and put together a list of cool gifts you can grab on the go at the Co-op. There are 54 stores in total around uni campuses – just drop in between tutes or before beers at the bar.
For the Fashionista
Valerie Steele & Colleen Hill Jean-Christophe Napias English & Pomazan
Protect their peepers in style with Unity Eyewear Sunglasses
For the total Thronehead
Is your mate a huge fan of Game of Thrones? From collectable figurines to poster books, the Co-op has heaps for the hardcore Thronehead. Check out the full range here .
For the music guru
Give the gift of uninterrupted music-listening pleasure! The Co-op stocks the best Audiotechnica ear-gear around, designed to deliver crystal clear sound and thumping bass. There are heaps of styles to choose from, whether you need DJ quality headphones, in-ear buds, earware for running or something else together. Browse the massive range here!
Cool gifts for everyone
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7. Dakine Crossroads 32L Backpack
8. Eddy Finn Soprano Ukulele in Mahogany
9. Leonardo Da Vinci Helicopter Pathfinders
10. MOR Diamond Decadence Luxury Gift Set
11. Gentlemen’s Hardware Shoe Shine Set
12. Dracula Tote Bag
For the fitness fanatic
Does your brother love cycling? Is your best friend mad for her workouts? Whatever they’re into, you’re sure to find something of interest in our range. There’s a massive selection of sports books, as well as heaps of titles covering health, fitness and diet . Not book fans? That’s cool, there’s plenty of fitness accessories, such as Jawbone wristbands, boxing gloves, Swiss balls, balance boards and more.