I’m done with shopping in stores. Why wait in line and fight crowds when so many gifts are just a click away online? In fact, if you look hard enough, you can even find online gifts with free shipping. I’ve done the leg work (or should I say click work?) for you and found these fabulous gifts with free shipping. Happy shopping! Order soon to ensure delivery by Christmas.
1. Bacon Caramel Corn – Salty and sweet, crispy popcorn and chewy caramel with chunks of pork candy mixed in. How can it get better? Free shipping! That’s how!
Some people don’t consider cheese a Christmas food, but those people are not from Wisconsin. For those of us who love America’s Dairyland, no celebration is complete without a cheesey appetizer or side dish. Here are 5 of my favorite Wisconsin cheeses for Christmas, all of which you can find at Wisconsinmade.com!
1. Holly Berry Cheddar Cheese Bowl – Say goodbye to “cheese” spread from a can and say “Happy Holidays!” to 100% real Wisconsin cheddar cheese. It’s shredded, blended with some secret ingredients and packed into a festive holiday bowl. All you have to do is order it from Wisconsinmade.com and we’ll ship it to your door anywhere in the USA for you and your holiday guests to enjoy.
At Wisconsinmade.com, we’re crazy about America all year round, so in honor of the USA, we’ve picked our five favorite patriotic holiday foods and gifts. It might be cold outside, but with all-American gifts like these, you’ll feel like it’s Independence Day!
Hot Dogs – Why not grill some all American hot dogs this holiday season? This tasty summer food shouldn’t be reserved for the warm months. Top Wisconsin-made hot dogs with ketchup and relish for some red and green Christmas flare!
America’s Dairyland Cheese Gift Box – In Wisconsin, we make 25% of America’s cheese and wear 99% of America’s cheese hats, so it’s no wonder we’ve earned the name America’s Dairyland. Surprise your friends and family with the gift of Wisconsin cheese with this gourmet gift box that includes half pound blocks of monteray jack, white cheddar, pesto havarti, baby swiss and jalapeno cheddar.
Apple Pie-This patriotic Christmas gift is as Wisconsin as a Door County apple pie! Also try the apple cherry pie that is filled with tart Door County cherries. This pie makes the perfect ending to an amazing holiday meal.
Red, White and Blue Wisconsin Ice Cream– Make an all American ice cream sundae split with red, white, and blue ice cream! Use strawberry for red, vanilla for white and Blue Moon for blue. If you’ve never tried blue moon ice cream, it tastes like Fruit Loops cereal. Kids of all ages love the fruity flavor and eye-catching color.
American Flag Cookies– If you’re not a skilled baker, Wisconsinmade.com can help. We have cookies in many different holiday themes. Why not throw in some American flags with your gingerbread men?
These patriotic gifts and many more ship nationwide from Wisconsinmade.com. Happy holiday shopping!
I read an article today on the Saveur website called 7 Things You Can Only Get In Wisconsin. I’m a Madison resident so I can attest that this is a great list that includes some of my favorites, but as you drool over the hunger-inducing descriptions of Wisconsin specialties, don’t despair if you’re out of state, a few of these local treats are available for shipment nationwide.
Quince and Apple preserves for example, including the shallot confit mentioned in the article, are available online at Wisconsinmade.com. You can even send a gift box with the preserves plus Wisconsin cheese and Potter’s Crackers (more on these later) to your favorite foodie this Christmas. My personal favorite preserve flavor from Quince and Apple is the Fig and Black Tea. I use it a few different recipes including Pioneer Woman’s Fig and Prosciutto Pizza. I’ve tried this recipe with other types of fig spread and Quince and Apple just can’t be beat.
Babcock Hall Ice Cream is a another treat mentioned in the artlce, and it’s a favorite of University of Wisconsin grads and Madison townies alike. With the help of coolers and dry ice, your favorite Babcock Hall flavor can be shipped to your door. I agree with the author that Mocha Macchiato is a winner, but I’d also like to add Orange Custard Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cup to the list of must-try flavors.
Now that we’ve cleared up that these tasty treats ARE in fact available outside of the state, what other Wisconsin specialties can you find online? Here are some more of my favorites.
Potter’s Crackers– Everyone loves crackers, but do you know anyone who gets amped about crackers? I do! I legitimately get excited when I see Potter’s Crackers. They taste like they are freshly baked right here in town- because they are!
Babcock Hall Cheese– As the author of the Saveur article mentioned, some cheesemakers in Wisconsin go to school to earn the title of Master Cheesemaker. They study at Babcock Hall at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. So you can get cheese made by the people who teach the masters how to make cheese!
For even more Wisconsin specialties, check out some of these related blog posts:
Cheese Are A Few of Our Favorite Things: Wisconsinmade.com Staff Favorite Cheeses
What is Juusto?
5 Things To Do With a Cheese Curd
Top 4 Weird Wisconsin Foods
Gift Giving: The Good, The Bad, and the Goat.
Gift giving this holiday can be easier than gift giving last holiday. If the folks you gave to last year enjoyed their gift, and your gift was food, then you’re all set. Just give the same food gift again.
Why food gifts? Because…
- Even fruitcake spoils and you can be certain that last year’s gift no longer resides in the closet/cupboard.
- Many people entertain during the holidays and appreciate having specialty foods and desserts on hand to share.
- Food gifts save people grocery money.
- People who have everything still need food.
- People give themselves a reprieve on their diets and enjoy indulging in holiday foods.
- Gift giving of particular foods can become happy, family traditions.
For years my mother ordered a particular company’s plum pudding for our Christmas Eve dessert. She’d set it on fire and carry it flaming to the table while we all sang. When the party moved to my house, she had the pudding delivered to me. And we continued to ignite it and feast. Christmas wasn’t Christmas without that plum pudding. In our family, giving the same food gift as last year has been a winning strategy. So that’s the good story of gift giving.
And here’s the bad, – when giving the same gift as last year goes wrong. If you’re thinking of repeating last year’s gift of flowers, keep reading.