This time of year there is so much focus on both gift giving and giving back that it can become overwhelming both to plan as well as to budget. Like most people, I try to use some of my holiday budget to make end of year charitable contributions both by donating money as well as toys and other holiday items. But also like most of you, my gift-buying list seems to grow longer and longer every year, and the items on my children’s Santa list seem to be becoming more and more expensive as they get older.
Thankfully, many brands have gotten in the holiday spirit as well and are offering gifts that also contribute to some of my favorite charities. I have written in the past about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign, which is working to end child hunger in the United States. Hickory Farms has partnered with Share Our Strength to offer the Party Planner Gift Box, which retails for approximately $50 and includes a $5 donation with purchase to the No Kid Hungry® Campaign. I had the opportunity to taste test this package, which I took with me to my brother’s home for our family’s Thanksgiving celebration. The variety of cheeses such as Smoked Gouda and Farmhouse Cheddar went perfectly both with the Hickory Farm Signature Beef Summer Sausage and other meats as well as the Sweet Hot Mustard and Cranberry Mustard. The party box also includes two nut mixes, perfect for snacking between meals at your holiday get-togethers.
Not only is the Hickory Farms Party Planner gift box perfect to put out between meals when you’re hosting family, but it also makes a great gift and can be sent directly to the recipients home. We love to give these types of gifts to family we will not have an opportunity to see because it gives not only to the recipient, but also to everyone they are sharing the holiday with where they live. If you’re visiting friends or family for the holidays, the Hickory Farms Party Planner gift box also makes a great hostess gift!
One Resourceful Mommy reader will win a Hickory Farms Party Planner gift box! To enter to win, please share in the comments one of your own family giving traditions around the holidays. Do you like to send food and wine gifts to family you will not see? Do you typically take a hostess gift when staying with family? Is there an organization you donate to every year?
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 or older and ends Friday, December 7th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Product was provided for review and giveaway.