Holiday Gift Guide for Employers

There’s a chill in the air and more than a few snowflakes in many parts of the country, which means it’s once again time to start buying holiday gifts. Hickory Farms makes it easier on busy execs this year with this holiday gift-giving guide for employers. Below are some suggestions for gifts for co-workers, staff and clients.

  • Hydros Water Bottle – This “green” gift is great for employees to use both at work and for their gym workouts. The top filter removes contaminants from tap water and can be reused and washed, so there’s no waste.
  • Hickory Farms offers a wide array of business gifts, so you can show clients that you appreciate their business. Hickory Fireside makes a perfect corporate gift and comes with a bottle of Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay, two kinds of summer sausage, three cheese varieties, and two flavorful mustards for some fireside snacking. Not sure of their tastes? Hickory Farms offers gift cards in $25, $50 and $100 increments.

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  • Movie passes or event tickets are great choices, especially if you know that certain staff members are film buffs, concert lovers, or appreciate a good professional sporting event. Make sure you gift them with two so they can bring their spouse or a friend.
  • A scented candle can be an inexpensive yet thoughtful holiday gift for a trusted co-worker.
  • If you’re planning the holiday party for your office, include a Hickory Holiday Celebration Gift Basket for the festivities. Packed with tasty treats and a bottle of both red and white wine, this gift basket is sure to be a holiday hit.

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When you think holidays, think Hickory Farms. We offer volume discounts for large orders, and our Business Gift Consultants are standing by to help you select the perfect gifts to make the best impression. We make shopping super easy with online ordering 24-hours a day, or you can call 800.753.8558 to place your order. Call today to ensure your gifts ship in time for the holidays

 

Corporate Party Ideas for the Holidays

Throwing your employees a Thanksgiving party is a great way to let them know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. This year, you can make your corporate party extra special with these simple party planning tips.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Time and Place

The holidays are a busy time for most people. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that both the time and place work for everybody. You should pick a location that’s festive and centrally located for employees. If you decide to host an office party, make sure to go the extra mile with your decor to give the event a boost of festivity.

Next, select a time that won’t overlap with family activities. Try scheduling the party a day or two before Thanksgiving or, if you want to have the party on Thanksgiving, select a time that doesn’t conflict with dinner.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living

Theme

When choosing the party’s decor, try sticking to a theme. A fall harvest is a simple idea with tons of possibilities. Try decorating with fall squashes, carved pumpkins and a bouquet of leafy greens. An apple theme can also give you great ideas for fun decorations, delicious food and beverage pairings.

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Source: Freedigitalphotos.net

Activities

Plan a few activities to ensure that everyone will have a good time. You can compile a list of fun games to play during the event, as well as a playlist for background music. Additionally, you can plan charitable activities, such as a canned food drive, to help spread holiday cheer to others in need.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living

Food

Food is one of the core components of every great party. Because your employees will be eating heavy meals at upcoming holiday celebrations, it’s a good idea to stick to snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Set out our Home for the Holidays gift box to lay out an assortment of cheeses, sausages and crackers, or the Hickory Holiday Celebration Gift Basket featuring a variety of sausages, mixed nuts, fruits, cheeses and wines.

By choosing a great venue, planning some activities and taking advantage of our Hickory Farms’ corporate gift baskets, you can throw a great Thanksgiving party that the whole office will love.

Frighteningly Delicious Halloween Dessert Recipes

Goblins and ghouls and ghosts, oh my! Trick-or-treaters will soon be making their rounds after the season’s apples are picked and the plumpest pumpkins are carved. Hickory Farms loves Halloween, and this year, we’re excited to share our favorite ghoulish dessert recipes that will sure to be a hit at your All Hallow’s Eve soirée.

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Pumpkin Fudge 

Put a Halloween spin on basic fudge by making this recipe with canned pumpkin, marshmallow crème, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. It’s so good, you’ll want to add it to your autumn holiday recipe collection.

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Apple Bites 

It really can’t get any simpler and healthier than this Halloween treat. All you need are some sliced green and red apples studded with slivered almonds. This gaping grin is both delicious and nutritious!

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Caramel Apples 

This recipe’s gourmet take on a Halloween staple will impress your party guests. You can’t beat a double-dipped apple treat (think chocolate and caramel!) rolled in a layer of delicious toasted pecans. This treat is decadent, delectable and so darn good!

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Halloween Candy Bark 

You can make this recipe with a sampling of Halloween chocolate treats, or save it for a post-Halloween surprise with leftover Halloween candy. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, and then pour onto a baking sheet to cool before adding cut-up candy bars and Hickory Farms Honey-Roasted Peanuts to the mix. Spread evenly, and zigzag some melted white chocolate before topping with the candy of your choosing.Cut single-serve pieces and place the treats on a festive plate.

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Your Halloween party will be a festive showcase with Hickory Farms gourmet fruits and nuts and tasty desserts. We can ship our perfect party pleasers across town or across the country to surprise loved ones near and far for any occasion. Order now for door-to-door shipping with guaranteed quality.