Hickory Farms sent us a beautiful Party Planner gift box for us to try out before I gave one away to one of you this week. Of course, this led to an argument. “I just want to eat the nuts, nobody will be able to tell!” “Ooh, it’s got three types of sausage. You looooove sausage, mum.” And then the doozy: “Save the cheese! You have to put the cheese in the fridge or the cheese will DIE!”
We discussed the need for the cheese to go in the fridge for about 10 minutes. I’m not joking. Upon further investigation (and the fact that the Party Planner gift box arrived in a non-refrigerated box, which kinda implies that if the PR people are not bothering to keep it cold, then we certainly don’t have to) I was able to confirm that yes, this is a great gift for those who would like to give a hamper to someone this holiday season, but don’t want to just sent a basket with stuff in it nobody really wants, propped up by an incredibly huge amount of scrunched up paper – and it doesn’t need to be kept cold.
We enjoyed the nuts, and the cheese and sausage are exactly the right accompaniment for a glass or two of wine in the evening. The mustards are going to go well with the ham for Christmas too. I think this is just right to start off a new holiday tradition for Jed and I – get the Hickory Farms box early in the season, and eat our way to Christmas. While we’ve only been in the US for 4 years, Hickory Farms has been here for 60, and the more Christmas traditions we can accumulate, the better.
We all have someone who’s far away, and the Party Planner gift box is just one of a great variety that Hickory Farms makes very easy to give, either by buying online and having it delivered (super easy), or by visiting one of the 700 holiday stores and kiosks around the US.
WIN A HICKORY FARMS PARTY PLANNER BOX!
This week you can win a Party Planner box of your own too! To enter, simply comment saying what your favorite tradition is at Christmas. Entries close on Saturday 24 November at 9am MT. The good old Random Number Generator will be used to ascertain the winner, and their name will be posted here. One entry per person, and you have to be in the US or sending the gift to someone in the US.
Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this post and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms, except for the not needing to refrigerate the cheese until it’s opened statement because it really says that on the packet.