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Guide to Wine Gift Etiquette
Are you going to a dinner party or looking forward to finding a perfect housewarming gift for a new homeowner? Maybe you want to help friends celebrate an anniversary or engagement and are stuck trying to find a gift that is simple, yet thoughtful. Look no further than your local wine shop, because wine is always a well-received gift that’s perfect for any occasion!
How to Choose Great Wine for Gifting
Attending a party empty-handed is always out of the question but deciding what to bring as a token of appreciation can be a challenge. Food is often a popular choice, but with today’s dietary restrictions there’s a strong chance your hard work will go unappreciated by fellow guests. Instead of spending all day cooking up a dish that no one will eat, we suggest the easier and more loved option that was originally gifted to kings: a simple bottle of wine.
How to Build the Perfect Hot Cocoa Bar
When cold weather comes around, there’s nothing better than warming up with a delicious mug of hot cocoa. So why not take that cozy feeling and turn it into a winter gathering with your friends and family? A hot cocoa bar is a great way to get together and enjoy some sweet treats with your favorite people. Our guide can help you get started!
Thanksgiving Turkey Tips
Thanksgiving is a time to think about all the things we’re thankful for—including the amazing people in our lives who taught us how to prepare a delicious turkey. There's no one perfect method for making a turkey, but there’s plenty of good advice on how to cook the best bird for your own holiday celebration. Here are a few of our favorite turkey tips and tricks to get you going!
Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is all of the leftovers. And of course, those leftovers were made for creating an amazing, once a year, kind of sandwich. We’ve compiled our favorite recipes, flavors, and years of sandwich building expertise to create the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover sandwich recipe.
How To Host Friendsgiving
Thanksgiving has long been touted as the ultimate time to gather together with family and loved ones to share a meal and express gratitude. But, what about for those who live far away from their families, are celebrating on their own, or want to include friends who are like family? Enter, Friendsgiving.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Him
Getting Christmas gifts for the men in your life can be tricky, but at Hickory Farms we know the best way to his heart during the holiday season is through his stomach. Treat your dad, husband, brother, or your best guy friend to a gourmet food gift he’ll love to unwrap. Here’s our guide to the best gifts for men.
Thanksgiving Gift Ideas
Turkey is always the centerpiece of a delicious holiday meal, but it doesn’t have to be the only thing guests look forward to. When you’re attending a Thanksgiving gathering, you can help the host or hostess impress their guests when you share a gourmet gift from Hickory Farms!
Gift Ideas By Price
At Hickory Farms, you’ll always find the perfect gift at the perfect price. No matter what your holiday gift budget looks like, there’s something delicious for you to share with friends and family this season. Here are our top gift ideas for gifts under $30, under $50, and under $100.
New Product Gift Guide
New season, brand new gifts! We’re officially kicking off the holiday shopping season, and we’re so excited to share over 60 new gifts. There’s always something exciting and delicious at Hickory Farms, and you don’t want to miss these new products. No matter who you’re shopping for, our gift guide can inspire gift ideas for everyone on your list! Take a look at our favorite gift picks in each category.
Guide to Holiday Business Gift Ideas
At Hickory Farms, we know that holiday gifts are an important reflection of your business and help you build connections with customers, clients, and colleagues. If you’re looking for impressive, gourmet gifts that are easy to order and always appealing, you’re going to love our business gifts.
Fall Entertaining Made Easy
Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering yourself, attending a friend or family member’s feast, or just sending autumn flavors to those you can’t be with in person, Hickory Farms has gourmet gifts that are perfect for fall. Our guide to effortless entertaining this season will show you how easy it can be.
Fall and Harvest Gift Guide
Start celebrating fall on a cozy note with sweet and savory autumn gifts. Whether it’s a back to school gift for a favorite teacher, hostess gift for Thanksgiving, tailgating treat for football season, or even a just because gift, our new fall collection adds a warm and personal touch to the favorite flavors you know and love.
Beef Summer Sausage Stuffing
Looking for a unique and delicious dish to bring to parties, potlucks, and holiday dinners? Put a creative twist on traditional stuffing recipes by adding in our award winning beef summer sausage to make a dish perfect for any occasion, no matter what time of the year.
Sympathy Gift Ideas
Saying goodbye to those closest to us is a devastating experience that we can all relate to and seeing someone we care about suffer the loss of a loved one can be almost as difficult. It can be hard to know what to do and how to help when a family member, coworker or friend experiences a loss. Luckily you can show your support with something as simple as a care package filled with comforting food and treats.
Special Dietary Needs Gift Ideas
We believe food gifts should be enjoyed by all, especially those with special dietary needs and preferences. That’s why we’ve put together a list of gifts for those who enjoy a gluten-free, keto, or meatless lifestyle because our gifts are made that much better when everyone can indulge.
How to Make a Bloody Mary Bar
The Bloody Mary is a bold, high-flavor cocktail that’s cult following has landed it in the spotlight for game day parties and brunch. A gift of our Gourmet Bloody Mary Crate includes everything needed to create a fun and delicious Bloody Mary bar that guests will love!
How to Grow a Summer Herb Garden
Summertime is synonymous with sunshine. If you’re looking for a fun way to make the most of these lighter days, a fun, low-effort project is starting your own summer herb garden. You can grow herbs right at home, no matter if you live in a house with a huge backyard or an apartment with a small patio; herbs do great in garden beds or flower pots.
The Best Snacks for Your Virtual Movie Watch Party
If social distancing has you missing friends and family, hosting a virtual watch party is a great way to connect! Pick your all-time favorite movie or a show you’ve been excited to binge, invite your favorite people, and let the party begin.
The Ultimate Game Day Watch Party
Whether you’re a huge sports fan, or just there for the snacks, a game day viewing party is a fun way to gather together with friends. There are plenty of ways to do it—a barbeque bash, a high-energy tailgate, or a lowkey house hangout –but no matter how you’re getting together to watch, you’re going to want to be prepared to feed a crowd. These tips can help you throw the ultimate game day watch party!
Guide to Year-Round Business Gifting
At Hickory Farms, we know that gifts are an important reflection of your business and help you build connections with customers, clients, and colleagues. If you’re looking for impressive, gourmet gifts that are easy to order and always appealing, you’re going to love our business gifts.
Birthday Gift Ideas
Everyone has a birthday, which means you most likely have a long list of names to shop for over the year. Birthday gifts can sometimes be tricky—what do you get for the person who has everything? Finding birthday gift baskets for delivery are a great option for food lovers to simplify the process. Food gifts are perfect for everyone, so our birthday gift guide has you covered when it’s time to shop.
Top Gifts for All Occasions
Finding the perfect gift for any occasion doesn’t have to be difficult! We’re here to help, with a collection of effortlessly delicious gifts that are sure to delight, no matter what you’re celebrating. Take a look at our top gifts, we know you’ll find something for everyone you’re shopping for.
Guide to Beer Pairings
Love getting together with friends and family and popping open a few of your favorite beers? Looking for the perfect snack to share at your next party? Hickory Farms team member Shaun Ely helped us gather some tasty recommendations for pairing our meat and cheese with beer to make delicious combinations all year long.
Burger Bar Ideas
Few things compare to getting together with family and friends and enjoying food and fun outdoors. Want to bring your next backyard barbecue or party to the next level? Try creating a burger bar or slider bar next time you’re entertaining! Or, a gift of Hickory Farms burgers, cheeses, and condiments is a great way to send a delicious party to someone special if you can’t get together in person.
Thank You Gift Ideas
Celebrate the people who’ve made a difference in your life with a gift they’ll love digging into! A unique gourmet gift basket is a great way to show your gratitude, whether you’re looking for a gift for your friends, parents, or coworkers. Our collection of snacks and treats is sure to brighten anyone’s day!
Thinking of You Gift Ideas
A surprise can really brighten someone’s day, and nothing delights quite like a delicious gift featuring gourmet snacks. If you’re celebrating a special day, sending encouragement during tough times, or just want to send a surprise, a gift from Hickory Farms is a great way to show you care!
Wine & Chocolate Pairings
There’s no question that wine and cheese pairings get a lot of love, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to sweeten up these matches and swap out the charcuterie with chocolate. No matter what style of wine you’re into, there’s a chocolate pairing that’ll make the flavor experience even better!
How to Make the Perfect Platter
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a large gathering with all of your friends, a meat and cheese board is the perfect party appetizer. Creating the perfect platter is simple. Start with a few meat and cheese favorites. Then, add freshness and color with olives, sliced vegetables, and fruit. Finish it off with savory condiments, mustards, and fresh herbs. And—don’t forget crackers and crisps to provide the perfect base for every bite!
Perfect Wine & Food Pairings
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a large gathering with all of your friends, a meat and cheese board is the perfect party appetizer. It’s easy to make, easy for guests to serve themselves, endlessly customizable, and not to mention, totally delicious. We’ve got expert tips to help your meat and cheese spread come together perfectly.
Taste of California Gift Ideas
Whether you’re shopping for a foodie who loves to try new, regional flavors, or for someone who loves all things California, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas that’ll take them straight to the West Coast! With packaging that captures the magic of the Golden State, this line of elevated gifts is perfect for any occasion.
Journey Through California
Whether you're shopping for a gift for the foodie on your list or want to celebrate a special occasion with a unique assortment of snacks, Taste of California by Hickory Farms has the perfect pick. This collection of California-inspired gifts expertly pairs well-loved West Coast flavors with Hickory Farms favorites for a gourmet gift experience.