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Valentine’s Day Gifts to Fit Their Snack Style Blog Image

Valentine’s Day Gifts to Fit Their Snack Style

Want to share the love with the most special people in your life this Valentine’s Day? There’s no better way to celebrate than with the gift of delicious food. But everyone has a taste for something different, which may leave you wondering what to buy. This guide will help you pick out the best Valentine’s Day gifts that will perfectly suit your special someone’s snack style.

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day together or one of many, there’s no better way to surprise her than with something delicious. Here’s our guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts1 for the women in your life.

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him

Getting Valentine’s Day gifts for the men in your life can be tricky, but at Hickory Farms we know the best way to his heart 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 Valentine’s Day gifts for men.

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2021

We don’t have to tell you that Valentine’s Day 2021 will feel different than in the past. The way you celebrate, the people you celebrate with, it all will be unique. And since every relationship has its own unique story, this year is all about leaving the expected behind and finding new ways to celebrate love with the special people in your life.

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love with the most special people in your life, and there’s no better way to let them know you’re thinking about them than with delicious food. Whether you want to surprise your sweetheart with a collection of their favorite flavors, or treat them to a romantic dinner for two, we’ve got everything you need to celebrate. This gift guide can help you pick the perfect gift for your Valentine!

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The Perfect Galentine’s Day Celebration

The Valentine’s Day season is all about celebrating love, so make sure you celebrate your favorite ladies with the perfect Galentine’s Day gathering. We can help you plan a party that your friends will remember with heart-eyes for years to come.

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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. Here are our tips for creating a fun and delicious Bloody Mary bar that guests will love!

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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!

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Guide: Pairing Beer with Burgers, Brats & Sliders

There’s something so satisfying about firing up the grill, sipping cold beer, and cooking up some burgers and brats. It’s easy to send the gift of a backyard cookout with Hickory Farms flavors. Adding some deliciously unexpected toppings and expertly-paired Goose Island beers takes the experience to the next level.

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Food and Wine Pairing Guide

A bottle of wine is a fantastic gift suitable for any special event or occasion. From holidays to birthdays, special anniversaries to simply saying “thank you,” there are hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from. Enhance your gift with a few fun and unique wine accessories that will surely thrill any of your friends and family members.

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Wine Gift Suggestions for Every Recipient

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday celebration, holiday party, anniversary, or any other special occasion, there are plenty of wine gift options suitable for any taste and budget. Check out these wine gift suggestions for her, him, or them below.

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A Guide to Wine Accessories Gifts

A bottle of wine is a fantastic gift suitable for any special event or occasion. From holidays to birthdays, special anniversaries to simply saying “thank you,” there are hundreds of bottles of wine to choose from. Enhance your gift with a few fun and unique wine accessories that will surely thrill any of your friends and family members.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer heat have you feeling thirsty? There’s no better way to refresh and enjoy the summer sun than with a classic cocktail featuring the best seasonal flavors. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite recipes here.

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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.

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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.

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DIY - The Perfect Mimosa Bar

Brunch is already everyone’s favorite meal, but do you really want to wow your guests next time you host a brunch gathering? Treat them to a DIY mimosa bar! It’s an easy and delicious way to make your next gathering or party memorable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congratulations Gift Ideas

Who doesn’t love getting a gift when they’ve reached a milestone? If you want to congratulate someone on an achievement, recognize a job well done, or commemorate a special day, a gourmet food gift from Hickory Farms is a great way to celebrate.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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