Make Work More Fun with Hickory Farms!

If you missed Employee Appreciation Day on March 1st, you still have another opportunity to show your employees or coworkers your appreciation. April 1st is National Have Fun at Work Day. We think this is a perfect opportunity to go out of your way to treat your employees or coworkers. Not to mention it’s a lot nicer than an April Fool’s Day prank!

And we have a great idea for you, too. Why not turn a table of the break room into a tasty spread of Hickory Farms gourmet sausage and cheese? As Business News Daily notes in “11 Things That Make Workers Happy,” providing food in the office is a simple yet great way to create a favorable work environment.

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Your employees and coworkers will be grateful for the opportunity to skip their microwave meals that day and instead enjoy a plate of fresh, gourmet nuts, cheese, crackers, sausage, and fruit. And a surprise spread from Hickory Farms also gives you and your employees or coworkers the chance to socialize and have a little fun. Remember that happy employees are often more creative and more productive as well as better leaders and team players!

A snack or lunch crafted from hearty and delicious ingredients from Hickory Farms doesn’t have to happen only around Employee Appreciation Day or National Have Fun At Work Day, though. It could also be a great way to help coworkers and employees get through a stressful deadline or prepare for an important business engagement. Consider it brain food!

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One of our Twitter followers recently tweeted that “I think hard working devs who create great games deserve gifts. I send my peeps @VisceralGames some @HickoryFarms every year.”


How do you keep morale up at the office? Share your strategies with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in comment below!

Get Ready for Black Friday with Gift Baskets for Christmas!

Thanksgiving is a day of grateful togetherness with friends and family, enjoying delicious food and warm company with the ones you love. Most families have cherished traditions that take place at Thanksgiving every year, whether it’s a special dish or a post-dinner game of football in the back yard. But let’s not forget about another cherished tradition that starts the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday!

Holiday traditions from Hickory Farms

After sitting around and eating rich food for a day, Black Friday sales are a great reason to get out of the house and get moving. This annual retail event is the unofficial start of the holiday season, and the perfect time to start checking names off your holiday gift list.

Get a good start on your holiday gift shopping this year by taking advantage of our Black Friday promotion! Whether you’re shopping for family members, your children’s teachers, or even for corporate gift baskets for Christmas, there’s something at Hickory Farms for everyone.

Holiday gift baskets from Hickory Farms

Family Gathering Gift Basket from Hickory Farms

On Black Friday, head to your nearest Hickory Farms location for an exclusive in-store offer you won’t want to miss. When you spend $50 or more on gourmet gift baskets and other Hickory Farms products, you’ll be rewarded with a cutting board while supplies last– a $20 value!

Our holiday gift selection has something for every taste, from gourmet meat and cheese, delectable sweets, and gourmet mixed nuts, to fruit baskets, gourmet mustard, and holiday fruitcake.

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Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket from Hickory Farms

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your holiday shopping done. Gourmet holiday gift baskets are a perfect way to show you care with a high-quality food gift that evokes classic American quality and tradition.

What are your favorite food gifts you’ve received throughout the years? Do you have any Black Friday gift shopping traditions? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below, or head to our Facebook page to join the conversation!

Corporate Gifting for the Holidays: Start Planning Now!

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Savor the Season Gift Box from Hickory Farms

Fall is firmly upon us which means the holidays are quickly approaching so start planning your gourmet corporate gifts for the holiday season.

Giving corporate holiday gifts to clients and customers has many benefits, the most obvious being a stronger relationship with the client. Giving a gift shows that you value their business.

Corporate gift giving also allows you to further emphasize your brand. That does not mean showering clients with logo-bedecked items, but rather driving home your core message. Simple, high-end gifts like wine gift baskets and cheese baskets associate your company with quality and is sure to be enjoyed by the recipient.

While many businesses have eliminated corporate gifts due to the down economy, showing your appreciation for clients through corporate gift baskets illustrates that your company is going strong.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting corporate gift baskets for Christmas for clients or colleagues:


  • Don’t focus too much on your logo or branding. If every item is covered in branding, the gift seems like a marketing ploy rather than a sincere “Thank you.”
  • If your budget doesn’t allow for individual gifts for every employee or contact at the company, gourmet corporate gift baskets are the way to go. Not only are gift baskets easy to send, but they are also easily shared in the office and can include something for everyone.
  • When choosing corporate gifts, it’s important to work with a professional. A knowledgeable account representative can advise you on the best gifts and assist you with the entire process, even tracking each delivery.
  • Gourmet fruit selections are an elegant choice, as are wine and cheese baskets. Gift baskets filled with gourmet sausages, cheeses, mustards, and crackers are also a great treat for an office, where they may just cause an impromptu holiday party!
  • Keep in mind any dietary restrictions or food allergies your gift recipient may have. Our consultants can help you find the perfect gift for any client because we carry a variety of gluten-free and diabetic-friendly gourmet foods.


If you are searching for a great option in corporate food gifts, check out our selection of business gifts and corporate gifting services. Our gourmet corporate gift consultants can assist you with choosing great gifts that fit your budget, and you can even send us your gift-giving list for a stress-free holiday solution.
What are your favorite corporate gifts that you’ve received throughout the years?