Create Great Hostess Gifts with Gourmet Food Gifts from Our Mix & Match Promo!

host gifts from Hickory Farms

Spirit of the Season Wine Gift from Hickory Farms

The holidays are a time of togetherness with friends, family and community, and that means lots of social engagements! Whether it’s a dinner party, holiday open house or another festive event, don’t forget to show your appreciation with a host or hostess gift.

When it comes to choosing a great holiday host gift, you can’t go wrong with wine and cheese baskets. Wine gifts are a thoughtful way to thank the host, especially when combined with gourmet cheese or nuts. At Hickory Farms, we have a wide variety of wine gift baskets available to fit any taste, from fall-themed wine gift baskets to options with traditional Hickory Farms items.

holiday hostess gifts from Hickory Farms

Make custom holiday gifts.

Martha Stewart has some great ideas for hostess gifts as well, like the one shown above. Just arrange a jar of specialty preserves with a pretty tea towel and a small cutting board, and then tie a ribbon around it. Or, for a convenient alternative, try our Orchard Preserves Sampler.

Beef Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

Beef Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

You could also use a cutting board as the base for a custom gift, adding gourmet meats and cheeses, sweet hot mustard, and other gourmet food gifts. Tie a decorative knife and spreader to the cutting board with ribbon, and you’ve got a great host gift. Not only is this idea charming and easy, but right now we’re doing our Mix, Match & Save promotion!

Throughout November, buy two and save $1 on our featured items, plus save an additional $1 for each added item! This amazing deal includes our classic Summer Sausage, gourmet cheese bars, holiday cheese balls and cheese spreads, bagged candies, gourmet mustards, peanut brittle, and meat snacks. All items under $10 are included, so you can pick up plenty of pantry essentials for holiday gifts, and get yourself some of your favorites as well.
What is the best host or hostess gift you’ve ever received at a holiday party? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, and be sure to visit Hickory Farms to get your holiday shopping done early!

Get to Know Hickory Farms

hickory farms history

Hickory Farms in the beginning

Traditions and success have one thing in common: Even with humble origins, they can turn into something big. At Hickory Farms, we know this first hand because it’s our story!

Our founder, Richard Ransom, started it all when he began selling hand-cut cheese at county fairs in Ohio in 1951. Throughout the next decade, the operation expanded to include booths run by husband and wife teams, with another very important addition – our famous Summer Sausages.

The first Hickory Farms retail store opened outside of Toledo, Ohio, in 1959, and the next year saw another big step; the opening of the first franchise location in Chicago. These stores were the first of many and would become a familiar sight in malls and shopping centers across the country.

During the 1960s, we continued to expand our selection of gourmet food baskets, adding items like our Sweet Hot Mustard that would go on to be long-lived favorites. The following years brought even more food selections, from fruit baskets  and gourmet chocolate to spiral ham and gourmet gift baskets with nuts. To this day, we continue to expand our offerings with a new assortment of wine gift baskets, a perfect thank you for your host or hostess this holiday season.

Styles have changed quite a bit throughout the years (Just look at our groovy uniforms from the 1970s!), but the high quality of our gourmet sausages, cheeses and other specialty food products has remained the same. After more than half a century in business, we are committed to keeping our traditions alive, while also striving to improve.

Take, for instance, our 100 percent recyclable packaging that is environmentally friendly in every way, from our re-designed gift boxes to packing materials made from sustainably forested trees.

We’re also proud to make giving back a part of the Hickory Farms tradition, participating in programs such as Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign® to fight childhood hunger and Operation Gratitude’s military gifts for troops to say “Thanks” to our brave men and women in the armed forces.

Just like coming home for the holidays, people know what to expect from our gourmet food gifts – a delicious taste of tradition. To learn more about our history, visit Hickory Farms on Facebook!