When I was a little girl, my mother would always order a gift box for our family from Hickory Farms, and we would share it on Christmas Eve before Midnight Mass. Whenever I see little jars of mustard and jellies, and sticks of beef sausage, I associate it with Hickory Farms. I now carry on the tradition with my family, and bring out the cheeses, sausages, and crackers on Christmas Eve. (OK, and a lot of other days throughout the holidays, I admit it. It's just so yummy!)
Hickory Farms sent us on over the Home For The Holidays Gift Box to us:
Doesn't it look so good? In it there was the Signature Beef Summer Sausage and Italian Recipe "rolls", 3 different kinds of cheeses, two kinds of mustards including Sweet Hot and Honey Pineapple, and two boxes of crackers.
Have I mentioned how much I adore Hickory Farm's Honey Pineapple mustard? I wish I could purchase it in an extra large container, because we zip through it so quickly! I love that all the items in this gift basket are shelf stable until opened. It makes it easy to take along with us when traveling, or having in case of emergency when the power is out, or even to save for early Spring camping! (Not that THIS box will make it there. As I am typing this, we're down to one, yes, one, sausage roll. lol We're certainly enjoying it for Thanksgiving!)
The Home for the Holidays gift box retails for $55. I know from a frugal standpoint, this seems a little high, but if you need to ship a gift across the country, it's hard to find shelf stable cheeses and such to bring the cost down and still ship it for a good price - even with flat rate boxes.
By the way, the box it comes in is perfect to recycle to hold holiday decorations for storage!
The Home For the Holidays Gift Box is perfect to send to loved ones serving overseas, so they can have a taste of the holidays too! It has FREE shipping on all APO/FPO military addresses!
Don't fret if you're not shipping overseas, Hickory Farms has announced 3-day shipping for $3 promotion on ALL gifts this holiday season! It's a great time to take advantage of this deal to ship a gift to someone special in your family, or to send it to YOUR family for the holidays!
This post is part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2011. To see more great gift ideas, just click it.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.