A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Home for the Holidays with Hickory Farms {A Review & Giveaway}

Monday, December 16, 2013

Home for the Holidays with Hickory Farms {A Review & Giveaway}

**Product received for review.


Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro!
We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home... I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home - whether it's decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something for your home!
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When I think of 'Home for the Holidays', my mind goes straight to the kitchen. It is the heart of the home isn't it? And that seems to be even more true during this time of the year. Delicious holiday meals, baking cookies for Santa, homemade sweets- it all centers around the kitchen. For many, like my cheese-loving husband, the holidays are made even better with a wonderful cheese and meat tray. For that, Hickory Farms has you covered with their delicious collection of gourmet gift sets.

For this review, I received their Cheddar Flight with Salami Gift Set. This gift set includes:

-5 Oz Apple Smoked Cheddar With Paprika 
-5 Oz Smoked Garlic Cheddar 
-5 Oz Classic Cheddar 
-5 Oz 3 Year Aged Cheddar 
-7 Oz Dry Aged Salami



The gift set comes beautifully packaged, and is shipped with ice packs to ensure it arrives fresh. It also includes a fact sheet about the cheese included and suggests some pairings that would go great with each. Not only would this set make a delicious appetizer for all the Christmas meals, but it's the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list- the foodie, the one who has everything they want/need, the one you don't really know well enough to know what to get them- in my opinion, you can't go wrong with a tasty gift set. And let me tell you, they are tasty!! We're all big cheese fans in my household, and all of these were absolutely delicious. I don't eat meat myself, but my boys do...and the salami went over well with them too!

In my husband's family, one of the traditions we have every year is a Dirty Santa game. Each year we bring in a male gift and a female gift. We then draw numbers, and in order pick gifts from the pile and unwrap to show everyone what it was. The next person up can either choose a new gift, or steal a gift from someone else. This continues until everyone has gotten their gift. It's a ton of fun, but trying to choose a gift that anyone and everyone would love can be a challenge. These Hickory Farms gift sets would be absolutely perfect...and there are many more options available to fit ANY budget!

Want to find out where you can purchase locally, or order online? Check out the links below:



And one very lucky reader is going to win a gift set of their own. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.




Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. 
Viva Veltoro, So Easy Being Green, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Home for the Holidays participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

44 comments:

  1. We always bake cakes and cookies and do an exchange of homemade gifts to save money.

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  2. we bake cookies and let the kids hand paint them and give them out as presents

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  3. Christmas Eve we go to my mom and dad's and hang out and play games and have a drink if we so choose. It's a blast!

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  4. we always open presents under the tree with christmas music on while eating cinamon rolls.

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  5. We always get together on Xmas eve to exchange presents and enjoy each others company

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  6. Every Christmas Eve, we have family and friends over to our home. We have a fondue, listen to carols, play charades and the kids roast marshmallows in the fireplace. We also have a gift exchange. Everyone brings a funny gift that is suitable for a male or female. It is hilarious some of the stuff we end up with! Everyone comes around 4PM and stay late into the evening. This year, we have a newborn baby to join in the festivities. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  7. baking cookies and decorating the tree with all of the kids

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  8. We bake cookies with our children on Christmas Eve for Santa.

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  9. We really don't have any per say but I would guess my daughter and I cook our home made gifts to give to our neighbors, friends and family a few days before Christmas.

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  10. Our tradition is that the "men" go and pick out a Christmas tree at the farm, and then I put the lights on and we sit and watch the kids decorate the tree
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  11. My family all gets together on Christmas morning for breakfast and Santa. I cook and everyone eats, relaxes as we watch the little ones play with their gifts.

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  12. Holiday traditions, include all eating breakfast finger foods at my house and then we have a big Christmas supper and plenty of presents and desserts, fun day.

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  13. We open one present on Christmas Eve :)

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  14. we started a new one this year, we bought gifts for kids in family but adults got one secret santa gift to shop for and the rest we are donating to a local family, my co workers daughter is very sick and her medicine costs $1000 a week, insurance won't pay for it. http://www.gofundme.com/TreatingKarynsLyme

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  15. We get together for a holiday feast at my sister's house and exchange gifts.

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  16. On Christmas Eve the boyfriend and I have a wine and cheese day and watch our favorite Christmas movies

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  17. We like to bake cookies for our neighbors.

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  18. We all get together on Christmas as a family to open presents

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  19. We have a huge Christmas Eve party for our family & friends

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  20. My aunt and her family drive out every year from Colorado to spend the holiday with us. That's my favorite tradition!

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  21. We go sledding together every Christmas, it is so fun, except I can't go this year since I am 8 months pregnant!

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  22. We love to play Car or board games on Christmas!

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  23. We bake cookies together every year.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  24. We love baking goodies together every christmas!

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  25. we always chop down our own tree. its my favorite day

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  26. We are not Christian so don't celebrate Christmas as such but we do make an extra effort to connect/spend time with family and go see Christmas light displays. We do exchange gifts with friends/colleagues.

    Thanks :)

    Thanks :)

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  27. We have pancakes on Christmas morning!

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  28. We go and see a movie in theaters on Christmas day.

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  29. We put up our tree and hang our wreaths.

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  30. My sisters and I make crafts for each other.

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  31. cinnamon rolls baking while we open our socks on Christmas morning

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  32. I make and decorate sugar cookies with my kids and then give them out to family and friends

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  33. We always open a gift on Christmas eve!

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  34. Family always come here for the Holidays.

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  35. We always get new pajamas on Christmas Eve and wear them to bed, so we are all cute and cozy in our new pj's on Christmas morning! :)

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  36. Whenever we go on a trip, we buy a Christmas ornament. We decorate the tree together and reminisce about the trips!

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  37. Jennifer - Vicki Furrin on RafflecopterDecember 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    We don't have any real holiday traditions except that we go to my sister's house for Christmas Lunch/ dinner.

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  38. We always spend Christmas Eve with my family, then Christmas morning with my mother-in-law and Christmas Day with my father-in-law. Exhausting, but nice to get to see all of the family.

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  39. My family traditions is baking with my mom

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  40. We always bake lots of different cookies and take them to people.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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