The Official UFCW 1518 Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect, union-made gift for your loved ones? We’re here to give you recommendations on some of the best and most indulgent treats you can purchase this holiday season in this UFCW 1518 Gift Guide!

These gifts are locally made or served by proud UFCW 1518 members. You can feel great about picking up any of these excellent products and finding a spot for them under your Christmas tree.

The UFCW 1518 Gift Guide!

Matchstick Coffee

Workers at Matchstick Coffee reached out to us in 2020 to learn about the benefits of joining UFCW 1518, and we have been proud to be their union ever since. Matchstick Coffee roasts their exclusive coffee beans in Vancouver. They serve Instagram-worthy coffee concoctions and baked goods at five locations across the city. Pick up a gift card today or order one of their custom roasts for shipping at

Cartems Donuts

Vancouver locals will be familiar with the delicious and inventive donuts from Cartems. Our favourites include the Earl Grey and Smoked Maple Walnut, but there are always plenty of donut options that are baked fresh daily. Drop in to one of their locations in Vancouver or order online at

Unionized Weed

There’s no shortage of legal cannabis shops available these days if you’d like to purchase a bit of holiday chill. But did you know that a growing movement of budtenders have been joining UFCW 1518 to fight for higher pay, better working conditions, and more educational opportunities at work? If you’d like to buy from a BC Budtender Union-affiliated shop, check out:

And if you’re shopping at a non-unionized cannabis shop, let them know about the benefits of joining a union!

Sofina Turkeys

No need to stress over your special holiday meal when you purchase a turkey prepared by hardworking union members. The UFCW 1518 members at Sofina Foods produce products under the Lilydale brand name. Look for them in your local, unionized grocery store!


MEC has everything for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. Pick up a present or gift card at their locations in Vancouver or Victoria, and say “hi” to the UFCW 1518 members working on the floor and at the tills.

UFCW 1518 members at MEC celebrate their new contact.
UFCW 1518 members at MEC celebrate their new contract

There are lots of options for discerning shoppers looking to support unionized establishments this holiday season. And if you’re working in a non-unionized establishment, consider giving yourself and your co-workers the gift of higher wages, better benefits, and more respect at work – contact a union organizer today!