Celebrate Father’s Day with Hickory Farms Gift Baskets

On Father’s Day, it’s time to fire up the grill and raise a toast to the men who have made a difference in our lives. To really thank your dad for all that he has done, you want to give him a gift that he will treasure. For the dad with refined tastes, treat him to the high-quality ingredients and bold flavors of these Hickory Farms Father’s Day gifts.

Make it a real party

Fresh from the farm, the Toast the Traditions basket is overflowing with a delicious assortment. Healthy dads will love that the basket comes with fresh fruit, including Red D’Anjou Pears, as well as our Mixed Nuts and Roasted Salted Pistachios. For the perfect pairing, slice up the creamy and delicious Farmhouse Cheddar or Smoked Cheddar Blend and pour a glass of the La Crema Chardonnay. To satisfy your dad’s sweet tooth, he will be thrilled with the Chocolate Covered Cashews.

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Give the gift of variety

If your dad loves to entertain, the Hickory Farms Warm & Hearty Welcome Gift Box is the perfect choice. Full of some of our most popular items, this gift box features everything you need for a delicious snack platter.

Meat lovers will rejoice at the assortment of sausages, including our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and our deliciously sweet Brown Sugar & Honey Turkey Summer Sausage. For the cheese fans, you will find our Smoked Cheddar Blend, our Three Cheese and Onion Blend, and our Farmhouse Cheddar. Combine these with our crackers and mustards, and you have made any dad’s dream snack.

Go for sophisticated

For dads that enjoy the finer things in life, you can’t go wrong with the Signature Gift Box with Red Wine. This classic assortment includes our Summer Sausage, three of our most popular cheeses, and the vibrant fruit notes of the Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon.

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With so many different options to choose from, Hickory Farms has the perfect gift box to please every dad. Be sure to order soon to give your dad a Father’s Day gift to remember.

Sweet Dried Fruit Desserts for a Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather your friends and family together for an afternoon of outdoor fun accompanied by plenty of food. Of course, every good feast needs a sweet ending. Make the perfect treat for your summertime celebration with these dried fruit desserts for picnics made with ingredients from our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection.

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Spiced Fruit Salad

Combining dried fruit with warm spices gives you a dessert that is truly special. For this sophisticated treat, start by placing our dried apricots, pears, and peaches along with a handful of dried figs and apples in a saucepan. Then, spice up the fruit by adding cloves, honey, saffron, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and lemon zest. Cover the mixture with water, and simmer for 15 minutes so that the fruit reconstitutes and gets nice and juicy.

After cooking, remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves before tossing with our almonds and a few pistachios. For a beautiful finishing touch, stir in a bit of orange water. This dish is fantastic served hot or cold and accompanied by Greek yogurt.

Fruit Compote

A delicious dried fruit compote is the perfect topping for your cake, ice cream, or anything else you can imagine. To make yours, start by soaking your favorite dried fruits in water for an hour. Then, combine water, fresh squeezed orange juice, lemon zest, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and throw in your fruit. Cook the fruit for about forty minutes or until it is nice and soft, almost forming a jelly-like consistency.

Pear Biscotti

Whether you dip it in your coffee or snack on it throughout the day, pear biscotti packs tons of flavor into a crunchy cookie. Start by creaming butter and sugar with vanilla, eggs, and our diced almonds. Then, mix in flour, baking soda, and pieces of our dried pear. Finish by dividing the dough and baking until golden brown.

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With the delicious fruits and nuts in our Dried Fruit Collection from Hickory Farms, you have the perfect flavor profile to make your summer picnic extra festive.

For Another Great Year: Employee Anniversary Gift Ideas

Whether your company is turning five or 50, business anniversaries are important milestones that should be celebrated. Show your employees that you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication with these employee anniversary gift giving ideas.

Benefits of an employee anniversary program

Initiating an employee anniversary program not only makes your employees feel valued, but there are tons of additional benefits that many companies experience when introducing recognition programs.

One of the primary benefits is that employee anniversary programs can be a great way to boost morale. For big milestones, such as ten years in business, you may also want to consider expanding the outreach of your party to include customers, suppliers, and the surrounding community. This is a great way to build stronger relationships with your friends and neighbors.

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Treat the guests to something extra special

An anniversary party is an appropriate time to present your employees and other supporters with a nice gift. Some companies will opt for a tiered system of gifts, giving the employees that have been with the company the longest a more expensive present than newer employees receive. Other companies will opt for a more equitable gift distribution system. For an extra nice touch, consider treating the spouses of your employees to a gift as well.

If you are unsure what gift you want to present to your employees, you may want to do something nice for them instead. Before the big party, for example, you could have all of the employees over to your house for a gourmet luncheon.
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Gift baskets are another fantastic idea. The collection of Anniversary Gift Baskets from Hickory Farms is a great way to show your employees and clients how much they mean. Treat your vendors and clients to a basket filled with Summer Sausage; gift your staff with our sausages and cheese; or hand out tins of our gourmet mixed nuts.

Plan a great anniversary party for your staff and business connections with these tips and our employee anniversary gift giving ideas from Hickory Farms.