Sometimes the longevity of companies is a testament in itself when it comes to ordering food gifts. It’s good to know these companies are reliable and have stood the test of time. These companies all have convenient online ordering available with delectable pictures of their food gifts. If thousands, even perhaps millions of customers have used those companies then they must be doing something right. Some of these companies have been in business for almost 80 years selling specialty food gifts and other items. The majority, if not all of these companies are easily recognized and usually associated with a particular food. Any of these companies food products are excellent gifts, whether it’s fruit baskets, unique assorted food towers and other specialty treats.
Harry and David’s is one such company that has stood the test of time. The business started more than 70 years ago when they began growing pears in Oregon. They obviously didn’t stop there, this is one of those companies anyone would be happy to receive a food gift from, and the selections are tremendous. They have an unconditional money back guarantee if the customer or gift recipient is not satisfied, Harry and David’s will give a replacement or refund the payment. They have quite a selection of food gifts available including fruit baskets. They still grow their own pears and also make their own chocolates and bake their own cookies and cakes. The food gifts will meet a wide variety of tastes and budgets, with gifts starting at about $20.00 and going up to about $350.00. One of this company’s more expensive food gifts is a “Fruit of the Month Club.” I was also glad to see there are selections available for those who wish to have their cake and eat it too, all while watching their calories! Harry and David’s don’t just sell treats and fruit baskets, but they also have a selection of entrees, gifts with wine, appetizers, kosher selections, and low-fat treats. They also have a selection of sugar free desserts, treats and jellies.
Hickory Farms is probably best known for their selection of sausages and cheeses, but that is far from all they offer for food gifts. They also have fruits, desserts, nuts, treats and specialty gourmet items and large selection of various meats and seafood. This is a well-known company and has been in business for more than 55 years. They have the popular gift towers, specialty tins and gift baskets available.
Swiss Colony is one of those companies that instantly conjures images of sweet treats and petit fours in my mind! They have the longevity to back their name since the business was originally started in 1926 as a mail order cheese company. The company became the Swiss Colony in 1954 and now sells a huge assortment of food gifts including gift boxes of meats, cheeses, nuts, sweet treats, and fruits. Of course they do sell many chocolate gifts and those delectable little miniature cakes they make in several varieties which are decorated so beautifully.
Hershey’s is synonymous with chocolate. I think merely saying this company has been around for a while would be an understatement. After all, they do have a town named after them! The company began in 1893 and today is the leading snack food and largest manufacturer of chocolate and confectionery products. They have chocolate gifts to suit just about every occasion. They have gift towers and Boyd’s Bears with treats. Hershey’s even has chocolate special occasion or chocolate holiday cards personalized with the gift recipient’s name written in . . . none other than, chocolate of course!
Mrs. Prindable’s Apples are approximately one part naughty and two parts nice! After all, we know apples are so good for us, so this is a healthy food gift, right? They start with the largest, juiciest apples especially grown just for Mrs. Prindable and then they dip them in caramel that is freshly prepared every day. They do not stop with caramel on these delicious gourmet apple treats. These apples are so gorgeous and large by the time they are finished layering on the caramel and multiple layers of chocolates, nuts, and other confections. They have many types of special occasion gourmet apples to choose from or you can create your own apple by choosing from a variety of toppings. Mrs. Prindable’s also has gift baskets and gift sets, as well as chocolate and caramel candies and chocolate pretzels. Every apple order they receive is shipped the same day it is prepared to ensure the delicious gourmet dipped apples will be fresh on arrival.
Figis is another great company for food gifts and they have been in business since 1944. They have a large variety of food gifts including cheeses, cheese spreads, smokehouse meats, candies, bakery items, nuts and other snacks. They have a variety of gift boxes, collectibles and personalized items. John Figi began this company as a Wisconsin cheese maker and did not transportation to deliver his cheese orders. He used a little red wagon to pull the cheese wheels to their destination. This is the reason for their collectible little red wagon memorabilia. They also sell some of the cheese spreads in collectible red barn ceramic containers. Figis also has a sugar free bakery and candy section as well as fruit gifts.