Special Occasions Gift Guide
Game Day

Whether you're looking for tailgating gifts or any other game day gifts, we're here to help you figure out the best place to start.

First, we'll talk about how to set up your watching space to best facilitate both viewing and snacking, then move on to our favorite game day goodies. We'll also talk about some great options for tailgating events.

Kick-off: Tailgate Gifts and Game Day Goodies

Who says sports and art can't overlap? There's a certain level of artistry to putting together the perfect sports-watching venue in your own home:

  1. Get the best quality TV you can find—not necessarily the largest, but the one that will ensure you don't miss a detail.
  2. Make sure any smart functions are working.
  3. Ensure you have the best audio setup, which may include adding additional speakers even if you can't do surround sound
  4. Dedicate one wall to the TV and point all seating toward that wall.
  5. Set up food stations around the room.

If you want to make the whole setup extra special, we recommend looking into football or tailgate gift baskets so you can focus on the spread more than the décor, as the baskets look great on their own.

Savory and Spicy Treats Are a Must

When people think of game day goodies, savory may be the first flavor that comes into their mind—possibly with "spicy" not far behind. So here are a few savory and spicy options for your game day foods.

Hickory Farms Savory and Spicy Nut Sampler

Our Savory & Spicy Nut Sampler has six flavors, from your traditional options to honey sriracha. You can choose to put all of these on one tray or split up the flavors to match with other food stations.

Chicken Wings

Nowadays, chicken wings are the number one game day goody! And, you aren't stuck with just Buffalo sauce for your wings—you can choose from a variety of different condiments as wing dips or sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Want a twist on the traditional Buffalo wings? Buffalo chicken dip could be just the ticket. It goes great with chips, vegetables, crackers, pita bread, or anything else that strikes your fancy.

Salty Snacks As Tailgating Gifts

Of course, not all sports events happen at home. While you could chow down on all these tasty game-day gifts at home, these easy-to-transport options are great for taking to the parking lot before the game begins.

Pick Six Craft Beer Gift Basket

Tailgating isn't complete without a few drinks. No matter the sport, beer is often the drink of choice for sports fans. We recommend our Pick Six Craft Beer Gift Basket for your tailgate party, as it comes with a variety of beers from craft breweries to please all tastes as well as a few snacks.

Pretzel Bites

Pretzels are the ultimate salty food and are a great addition to any game day. And the best addition to pretzel bites? Our Gourmet Mustard Flight for dipping!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip can be eaten warm or cold, depending on your needs. It goes great with chips or crackers, like our Golden Toasted Crackers that let the dip be the star of the show.

Second Half: Sweet Game Day Goodies

Celebration Mini Pie Collection

A great game day gift, whether at home or tailgating, is our Celebration Mini Pie Collection. All you have to do is defrost them for a few hours and, three of the four are best served at room temperature—no need to cook!

Game Day Brownies

Whether from a box or from scratch, as a tailgating gift, or a game day goody for yourself, brownies are always a crowd-pleaser. They transport well, too!

Chocolate Dip or Caramel Sauce

Chocolate dips and caramel are among the most versatile dessert options out there because just about anything pairs with them. Drizzled over Popcorn? Check! Dried fruit? Check! The list goes on and on!

Game Day Gifts: A Touchdown for Everyone

There is no such thing as a lousy snack at a game day get-together. But, with the options above, you have a great place to start. Now, it's time to plan your best game day party and root on your favorite team!

But, what if you can't attend the playoffs with your friends like you usually would? You can still send them tailgating gifts or other game day goodies from Hickory Farms using our convenient shipping.


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