For as long as I can remember Hickory Farms has been a Christmas staple in my family. Seeing the Hickory Farms kiosk in the mall is the true sign that the holidays are officially here. One of my very first jobs was working for Hickory Farms in a local mall kiosk. I learned a lot about cheeses and meats and holiday entertaining during that Christmas break. I never realized, until working there, just how many people other than my family count on Hickory Farms for their holiday gifts and entertainment needs.
This year I was fortunate enough to share my love of Hickory Farms with friends, family, and co-workers through Mom Central. We hosted a small get together right before Thanksgiving and invited my sister, Amy and some close friends. We opened the Orchard’s Bounty Basket (retail $78) and a Home for the Holidays Gift Box (retail $55) to make an elegant tray of various meats, fruits and cheeses. We found the fruit perfectly ripened and the pears were particularly juicy. Although we added Granny Smith Apples the Fuji Apples included in the basket were a much better compliment to the Farmhouse Cheddar. Each of our guests left with either a Summer Sausage & Cheese (retail $40) or Party Planner Gift Box (retail $45) to share with their families and friends to pay-it-forward.
After the holidays I brought a couple Party Planner Gift Boxes to work to share with the guys in the terminal (I work at an airport) and it was such a hit that before I could take pictures they had devoured nearly everything. I left a box with them as a “thank you” for all they do through out the year. The Party Planner Gift Box is a great gifting choice because for every one sold this year Hickory Farms is donating $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry ® Campaign.
As Hickory Farms celebrates their 60th year of holiday traditions our family continues to enjoy the delish meats, mustards, cheeses, and other products. If you are looking for last minute gift ideas for that hard to shop for person think of Hickory Farms signature gift boxes. Many of their gift boxes include FREE shipping to APO/FPO military addresses and all gift boxes are covered under the $3 for 3 day shipping promotion.
Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”