The holiday season is past us, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of gift-giving has to end. The new year is sure to be filled with all sorts of birthdays, holidays, special celebrations, and reasons to be grateful. As we were all recently reminded, choosing the perfect gifts for the people in your life can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Couldn't someone special on your gift list use the mood boost that comes with a sausage and cheese gift basket?

Here are a few people you may want to consider.

1. The Over-Doer

Everyone has an over-achiever in their life, that person who has their New Year’s resolutions planned out months in advance—and actually sticks to them. That person might seem to have it all together, but one thing is for sure: that person needs a break.

If you have an over-doer in your life, a gift basket with decadent sausage and delicious cheese can be just the thing for a calm moment to themselves.

2. The Party Hosts

Who consistently throws the best party of the year? Which couple makes it a priority to invite everyone over for a beautiful dinner every few months?

The party hosts are people who love good food and good conversation. They pour over recipes, comb shops for the perfect ingredients, and spend hours cooking their creations. They know and respond to everyone's dietary needs and food preferences.

If you know people like this, you know that they go out of their way to provide fantastic meals for everyone they know. They also probably get tired of cooking.

The next time you are invited to a dinner party or cocktail gathering, bring the hosts a sausage and cheese gift basket. They'll appreciate it when they are cleaning their kitchen the next day and don't even want to think about cooking.

3. The Person With Too Much Stuff

Maybe it's your friend, your brother, or even you own mom, but there is surely someone in your life who simply has too many things. The last thing you want to do is give them another mug, figurine, or sweater that is just going to take up space.

A sausage and cheese gift basket makes a great choice for this person because they can eat it, enjoy it, and even use the basket for holding odds and ends that are scattered throughout their home.

4. The Lonely Guy (or Gal)

Do you have a friend whose relatives live too far away to visit? Or maybe you know someone who was recently divorced and having to spend their birthday or a special holiday away from their kids. People who spend a lot of time alone can easily become depressed.

Bring some light into this person's life with a sausage and cheese gift basket. Then offer some time and companionship in helping them eat it.

5. That Person You Don't Know Very Well

Nothing is quite as awkward as the relationship you have with someone who you barely know but who is important enough for you to feel obligated to give a holiday gift. This could be your dad's new girlfriend, a great aunt who suddenly sent the kids sizable savings bonds, or the neighbor who cut the lawn when your leg was broken. You want to give something special, but you have no idea what the person would want.

A sausage and cheese gift basket is a great way to show appreciation for someone, even if you don't know them well. It's a lovely and thoughtful surprise that is sure to please.

Is there someone on your 2017 gift list that could use a delicious dose of specialty cheese and sausage? This simple gift could truly make someone's day. Contact us for more information and to order a basket for someone in your life.

A gift basket is a timeless present that can be adapted to practically any occasion or person. Unfortunately, people often think of gift baskets as being generic or lacking the personal touch that makes a gift so special. But at Deli Direct, we’re here to prove that creating a thoughtful and unique gift basket isn’t just possible, it’s also simple!

So, it’s time to think out of the box—literally. When it comes to finding the simplest way to make unique gift baskets, we’ve got you covered. With our assortment of gourmet edibles and gifts, you can find a variety of great items to fill your gift basket or simply let us custom-build a basket for you!

First, there are two things to consider when creating the perfect, personalized gift basket.

  1. What is the recipient's personality? Funny or sober? Light-hearted or intense? Studious or athletic? Bookish or a video game aficionado? A dreamer or a pragmatist? Personality affects taste, so you need to know something about your recipient to put together a gift they'll really enjoy.
  2. What does he or she like? What are their hobbies? What activities do they engage in?

Now, for practice, let's take a few personality types and potential hobbies and activities and see where it takes us!

It's your best friend's birthday. He's an outgoing guy who likes to fish, play baseball, and chuck horseshoes with his kids. Let's build a gift basket.

A fishing creel is an excellent and totally different gift container. Stuff it with some small but interesting fishing gear, a baseball cap, or baseball cards of his favorite players, and a 'family fun' horseshoe set. And don’t forget about the snacks!

For an active man who likes to munch while waiting for a fish to bite, gourmet hot salami is a sure hit. Accompany it with hot pepper cheese, and if the fish don't bite, the food sure will! Up the ante with Redneck Fire in the Hole stuffed olives—whoa! You'll make his day! Sneak in Sea Salt Caramel Delight spice dip and graham crackers so he can share some of the goodies with his family.

Your mother just completed a wood-carving course and really wants to share her new skill. Congratulate her with a gift basket, something fitting for a bright, happy woman who 'goes for it.

 How about a large wood tool box or basket? Whatever you use, maintain the wood theme. Give her a few carving tools that she might not have yet. Perhaps a subscription to a woodcarver's magazine. And, obviously, goodies are a must. Tasty crackers, 95% fat-free Lite Summer Sausage, and Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Cheese will bring a smile. If she loves cheese spread, add a yummy spread like Swiss Almond Cheese Spread. A packet of butter cookies and Chocolate S'Mores Dip will turn that smile to a laugh.

Getting the idea?

It's National Boss Day and you want to show your boss appreciation. He's a quiet man who likes to sit in his lounge chair at home, feet up, reading or watching the news. His favorite outside activity is grilling for family and friends.

 Package your gift in a sophisticated but simple basket. Toss in a couple of books by his favorite authors. Most importantly, give him something to grill like a couple New York Strip Steaks or juicy Smoked Bratwurst and Cheddar links. Don't forget the flavoring. If you go with steak, tuck in a bottle of Big Bad Bubba’s BBQ sauce, but if it's the bratwurst, nothing will do but Horseradish Mustard! Expect to get a raise.

Hopefully, you’re beginning to see how it works. Consider who it is that you’re giving your basket to, then find a unique and useful container that suits their personality, as well as the occasion. Just stuff your gift basket with goodies you know they’ll love for an all-around wonderful gift.

Looking for ready-made gift baskets or need a little extra help compiling a unique gift basket for your friend, colleague, or loved one? Contact us! At Deli Direct, we not only have a wide variety of gift baskets, but we can also work with you to design a custom gift basket for a truly unique gift.

Gift baskets are a common part of our modern culture. You got them when you were a kid on Easter morning, and you receive them as tokens of appreciation and well-wishes from hotels, business partners, family, or friends.

However, gift baskets aren't a modern invention. They've been around for centuries, stretching back to the time when baskets were far more than just an interesting centerpiece on your dining room table. Let’s take a look at the bizarre history behind gift baskets and how they’ve evolved into the presents we know today.

Gift Baskets Throughout History

In the long ago and far away, baskets were an important part of everyday life. People used baskets to carry food from the garden or to carry smaller animals back from a hunt. Baskets were hung from beasts of burden like saddlebags and worn across the shoulders like backpacks. They were, in a very real sense, a huge part of day-to-day life.

Because of that daily importance, baskets figured symbolically in our mythology as a vessel for gifts and bounty.

Street Directory points out the significance of the goddess Eostre. Eostre was a pagan goddess who was popular in Germanic cultures and represented fertility and life. She's also seen by some as an older patron of the holiday we now know as Easter (in case the name wasn't a dead giveaway). Eostre carried a basket, and in that basket were young plants, which would be given as offerings on this sacred holiday. This is why, when we celebrate the holiday, we tend to give gifts like an assorted fruit drops basket.

Of course, Eostre is far from the only mythological example we can draw on. The horn of plenty, or cornucopia, was the source of the god Zeus' nourishment as a child, when he hid from his father so he wouldn't be eaten. That same horn was often depicted at feasts, spilling over with fruit and sweets, but rather than made of actual horn it was often woven, making it a strangely shaped basket. And, of course, who could forget the story of Moses, placed in a basket and put in the river (along with crocodiles, hippos, and other cuddly beasts), who floated his way into the home of Egypt's pharaoh?

With baskets given prominence in our myths, it was only natural that we gave them symbolic importance as part of holidays and special occasions. And, as traditions expanded and more people interacted with each other, gift baskets became more common.

Going Beyond Holidays

While there's no saying for certain how gift baskets went from a holiday tradition (something you gave a few times a year or at events like weddings) to an everyday present, the transition has definitely occurred. Today, all you have to do is type the words "gift basket" into a search engine, and you'll find gift baskets of all different shapes, sizes, and fillings, ranging from elegant to unusual. You’ll find everything from a basket full of gourmet beef jerky (like the jerky beer bucket) to an arrangement of beautiful fruits and cheeses (like the sweet treats gift basket), and that's just on the first page of results!

It's impossible to say precisely how the gift basket became such a modern-day staple. It remains one of our earliest recorded methods of gift giving (since baskets were a lot more common that sequined wrapping paper back in the B.C. days), and despite all the advances we've made technologically and culturally, it still clings on. Of course, part of that may be because everyone loves getting gifts, and there's something so whimsical about getting a gift basket that it always catches us off guard. And well, sometimes novelty is really the best part of getting a gift.

For more information about creating your own custom gift basket, contact us today!

 

Father's Day is coming up quick. Give your dad a gift he’ll truly enjoy with one of our delicious meat and cheese gift baskets. Meats and cheeses are an unexpected treat that will delight his taste buds and warm his heartand if you’re lucky, he might even share!

Our gift baskets are completely customizable, so you can make sure you fill your dad’s basket with his favorite flavors. If you aren't sure where to begin, you might that find one of our pre-selected collections has just what you need. Add and remove items as you see fit, in order to make your basket unique and to create the perfect gift for a perfect dad.

Here are just a few of our tasty gift basket options.

Ham and Cheese Masterpiece Basket

If your dad is the ham in your life, the Ham and Cheese Masterpiece Basket is just the gift for him. Ham, cheddar, crackers, pickles, cookies, chocolates, and more fill this basket to the brim with goodness. With so many treats inside, this gift collection is sure to last your pop for quite some time, giving him lots of opportunities to feel the love.

For a tasty treat, cut the included ham into thin slices, place on a cookie sheet, brush with honey mustard glaze, put a thin slice of cheddar on each piece of ham, and place the cookie sheet in the oven at 375 degrees. Let the slices cook until the cheese melts and the glaze begins to bubble. Remove from oven and serve on Hawaiian sweet rolls.

Some Like It Hot Basket

For those dads who enjoy the spicier side of life, the Some Like It Hot Basket is sure to hit the spot. This collection contains a wide variety of spicy morsels that will perk anyone up. Spicy summer sausage and hot dips, spreads, and sauces are the fillings for this intense basket.

Help your dad start his special day the spicy way by making a spicy sausage egg melt. First, brown several thin slices of spicy summer sausage. After browning the sausage, cook up a batch of scrambled eggs. Add the sausage to the eggs, top with cheddar or pepper jack cheese, and serve with salsa.

Cheese Lover's Basket

Vegetarians will be more likely to appreciate our Cheese Lover's Basket. This basket does not contain meat, but it does include an assortment of delicious cheeses and cheese spreads. It also includes crackers, a cheese spreader, and a knife so your old man can enjoy his gift right away.

Create an amazing macaroni and cheese dish, using the assortment of delicious cheeses included in this basket!

Sausage Champion Basket

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Sausage Champion Basket is the go-to gift for meat lovers. It contains ham, pepperoni, and two kinds of sausage. All of this is presented alongside crackers, mustard, and a knife to make it the perfect, filling lunch to go.

Use the incredible combo of meats included in this basket to make a meat lover's pizza that is to die for.

Gourmet Deli Classic Treasures Basket

Of course, if you are unsure which basket would be perfect for your pop, you could always go a more traditional route with the Gourmet Deli Classic Treasures Basket. This is a huge sampler and includes sausage, ham, cheese, various dips, chocolates, and much more. You can't go wrong with this enormous basket, as it is sure to contain something to please anyone.

Whichever basket you decide to get, your dad is sure to be thrilled and may even start munching right away. If you’re lucky, he may even share some of the contents of his basket with the whole family.

If you aren't sure your dad will want to share or if you have a big, hungry family, you could always order some extra sausage and cheese to share at your family Father's Day get-together. Our snacks are the perfect addition to any party and offer something nearly everyone will enjoy. Just don't count on having leftovers!

If you would like to order gift baskets or snacks for Father's Day, or for any other occasion, please contact us at Deli Direct. We would be happy to help you find the perfect basket or treat for your needs. Don't see what you want? No worries! Remember, we make each basket and collection to order, so we can include anything you like.

Whether you are a competitive sports observer or a competitive eater, Superbowl Sunday has something for everyone.  Deli Direct has a few football themed tips to help you score a touchdown with your Superbowl Sunday participation.  

Don't get intercepted at a busy store! Most stores get extra crowded selling chips and generic cheese dip right before Superbowl Sunday.  Save yourself the hassle by having it delivered. When the price is comparable to the big stores and the quality exceeds what you can purchase on those shelves, buy it online!  

Kickoff your party with flavorful sauces, salsas, and horseradish products! Your guests will love the kick of heat along side their beer as they watch the game (or hover protectively over the snack table). 

If you aren't hosting a party, don't fumble the host gift! Take the effort out of gift buying with one of many cheese and sausage gift baskets options. Your host will be surprised and delighted by your gift and you might even get to share some of the delightful treats if they add it to their spread. Now that's winning!   

Score a field goal with fun dessert dips! While chip dips are expected, dessert dips add excitement to the game.  Try them with strawberries, grapes or graham crackers. Your competitive eaters will appreciate it and definitely score you an extra three points.  

Whatever your Superbowl Sunday plans, score a safety by planning ahead, ordering high quality, american made products like cheese, sausages and dips from company that makes ordering online simple. Contact us here to place an order today!

What do you do with a man who has more than enough cologne and neckties? Should you get him fancy cufflinks that he’ll probably never wear or a smoking jacket that will most likely never make it off of the bathroom hook? Nah, why not take a page out of grandma’s book of proverbs instead? She always said that the way to win a fella’s heart was with something tasty.

If an apron is the last thing you want to put on, don’t worry. Meat and cheese gift baskets can come to the rescue! They’ll give any man a tasty treat he’ll long remember and you won’t have to get your hands or clothes dirty in the process. Simply look, point and click on the perfect meat and cheese gift basket for Mr. Wonderful. Then wait for it to be delivered and hand it over to him with a smile. Shazam! Your gift giving problem solved.

And what if your man isn’t a fan of meat and cheese gift baskets? Hey, it happens from time to time because not every guy on the planet is a carnivore. For the vegans and vegetarians among us, we’d suggest creating custom baskets overflowing with martini olives, fruits, hot sauce, horseradish and Chubby Cheeks. Oh, and we can’t forget about the wasabi peas, party dips, sweet heat salsa and any number of other deli goodies.

What’s that you say? What about those new boyfriends, coworkers and others who may feel funny about receiving gigantic baskets of treats from the ladies in their lives?  Well, you could scale back and make stocking stuffer size gifts out of treats like garam marsala stoneground mustard and beef sticks. They just big enough to say, “Hey, I’m thinking about you”, without making them worry that you’re ready to sit down and plan a wedding.

To learn more about sending any size deli gift to the men in your life, please contact us today. It may be possible to have it shipped to their homes in time for Valentine’s Day.

With the holidays right around the corner, well really they're here! It's time to stock up on gifts. You know the horrible feeling that you got last year (or maybe the last 5). That feeling in your gut that immediately says, "You forgot to get a gift for..." It has happened to everyone. You know you don't want to go to the mall again or show up empty-handed, so make the easy choice with Deli Direct's cheese gift baskets. You can be sure you have all the bases loaded for the rest of the season and the holidays. Plus, who doesn't love cheese? And if you think they have cheese already...more never hurts.

Deli Direct has a cheese gift basket for anyone:

With these options and many more, you can't get the wrong gift for anyone this upcoming holiday season. Why not also keep Deli Direct's cheese gift baskets in mind for company gifts, game day snacks, parties, or any other future event? Nothing adds to the fun like the gift of cheese (the basket is extra)!

Be sure to contact Deli Direct for any occasion, and check out the promotion pages, because not only do you love cheese...you love deals too!

In no time, we’ll be putting on our turkey hats and strutting into the best neighborhood parties. What about you? Will you be gobbling up the holiday hospitality? If so, don’t go to your loved ones’ events empty-handed. Bring deli meats. Otherwise, you’re apt to feel like Miles Standish at a medieval joust, woefully unprepared. Here’s how to show up at any local event looking like a standup pilgrim:

Buy a small gift for the host and hostess, like our Deli Direct® Thanksgiving Bucket. It has a little something they can enjoy after all the guests go home but don’t stop there. Make an antipasto or charcuterie board with our deli meats and cheeses that everyone can share before dinner. Every antipasto platter or charcuterie board, regardless of size, would look fantastic with the following:

  • Hard and Soft Cheeses (Mild to Strong)
  • Dry Cured Sausages and Crusty Breads
  • Salted Nuts and Olives
  • Assorted Olives (Stuffed and Natural)
  • Shaved Meats and Condiments
  • Fatback and Pate or Terrine
  • Pickled Delights and Sweet Chutneys
  • Dried Fruits and Jams
  • Crunchy Offerings (e.g. Chubby Cheeks)

If you’re unsure of how much of each to place on to the board or platter, don’t worry. Party planning experts widely agree that three ounces of each should suffice for most November shindigs. After all, most people will pick at the platters and save their appetites for the main course. And if there are deli meats leftover, simply leave them behind for your host or hostess.

Of course you could take the novel approach towards holiday platters by skipping the meats and cheeses altogether. For example, you could grab a bunch of A Spice Above Dip Mixes and make a sweets platter complete with bite-sized baked goods. We’re sure that everyone would love noshing on them after dinner, especially if coffee is being served. To learn more and spread the bounty around town, please contact Deli Direct® today.

Although you might have gifted plenty of meat and cheese gift baskets in the past, you might have never thought about purchasing them for yourself. However, it's a good idea to buy a few nice gift baskets from Deli Direct and keep them on hand during the upcoming holiday season. These are a few reasons why you won't regret it if you do.

Be Prepared for Impromptu Guests

First of all, the holiday season is always a season of visiting and spending time with loved ones. This means that you might find yourself throwing together an impromptu get-together, or you might find friends or family members knocking on your door when you least expect it. Although you might like being able to offer your guests a nice snack when they come over, you probably aren't always prepared to do so.

If you have a meat and cheese gift basket on hand, however, you can open it up and put the offerings on a nice plate or platter. Since these gift baskets often come with nice cheese, sliced meat, crackers and more, you will have everything you need to offer your guests something tasty.

Always Have a Potential Gift on Hand

You never know when you might be invited to an unexpected party or when you might need an extra gift for someone on your list. Since meat and cheese gift baskets make great gifts for just about anyone, it's a good idea to keep a few on hand, just in case.

As you can see, it's always smart to keep a few of these nice gift baskets on hand during the winter months. If you contact us at Deli Direct, we can help you choose the right gift baskets for your needs.

No matter their age, they are still our babies and we worry about them when they enter college. We wonder, “Will they make friends?” and “Are they eating enough?” Now there is a way to ensure that they’re doing both. It starts with choosing cheese and sausage gift baskets. Traditionally filled with enough food for more than one, they make excellent going away presents. This is especially true for college kids that plan on rooming with strangers.

Go Back to Cool and Classic

Let’s take our Gourmet Deli Classic Treasures basket as an example. It holds six pounds of meat and more than two pounds of cheese. Plus, there are additional items included, like cookies, chocolates, condiments and wasabi peas. So there is enough gourmet, snack food for our babies and the people who will hopefully become their new friends.

Furthermore, the kids can use the accompanying wicker basket, cutting board and cleaver in their dorm room or off campus apartment for other things. For instance, they may want to toss their keys, mail, student IDs or notes in the basket after all of the cheese and sausage is gone.

As for the cleaver and cutting board, it’s perfect for divvying up other snacks or a quick meal. The kids can clean them up afterwards and tuck them inside of their desks, night stands or allotted bookshelf space. Of course they could put them in the wicker basket too.

Variety without the Cutting Edge

Don’t want to give them a cleaver for the dorm? No worries there. We’ve got cheese and sausage gift baskets that are devoid of sharp-edged cutlery. One that tends to perfect for kids is the Special Variety Pack. It still has enough meats and cheeses for a small gathering of students as well as a cutting board. However, knives and cleavers are not included.

To find the perfect sausage and cheese gift baskets for your big babies, please contact us.

Bologna Special Occasions - Christmas redneck olives hot Alfredo sauce cheese dip new york strip steak Thanksgiving grilling Food Show Valentine's Day dinner Pumpkin Butter Special Occasions - Football Super Bowl Sunday Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages bratwurst cheese spread horseradish marinade Customer Recommended - Grilling Meats cheese canadian bacon horseradish cheese spread Valentine's Day Oktoberfest cin-a-bun chipotle cheese father's day jalapeno dip leftover ideas APO toasted onion spread Blazin' Buffalo picnic Celiac Disease cheddar cheese Apple Brine hot and spicy beans St. Patrick's Day gift basket sausage meat and cheese gift baskets cheddar cheese spread Soup Month old-fashioned bologna jerky bacon spread Thanksgiving gift basket apple strudel Grilling Meats Customer Recommended - Care Packages Mr. Wonderful horseradish pickles bleu cheese dip Super Bowl sweet heat salsa Dips soup topping hot alfredo chipotle pepper cheese Pickles and Olives meat and cheese Valentine horseradish super hot sauce dip bbq sauce fall appetizer chocolate raspberry meat and cheese gift basket Gift Baskets - Cheese and Sausage horseradish month dessert dips dicks perky pickles hot sauce bacon vegetable cheese block cheese and sausage gift basket Super Bowl Gift Basket holiday appetizer guacamole dip special swiss almond cheese spread Chubby Cheeks Special Occasions - Father's Day party dip halloween appetizer recipes Deli Snacks cheesecake dip cheese and sausage college care package Chicago Hot Sauce port wine cheese spread leftovers Daytona 500 80's night Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses beef jerky Top Sellers Easter basket Customer Recommended - Sweet Treats bloody mary dips and seasonings american ingredients fall grilling meats Care Packages gluten free rolling rock beer bucket Barbecue Wings summer Sausage Sea Salt carmel no bake cheesecake BBQ Burger Special Occasions - 4th of July Specialty Sauces - BBQ Sauces salsa easter recipe alfredo Soup wasabi peas bloody mary recipe BBQ Pizza taco dip Wisconsin cheese recipe The Rat Pack Special Occasions - Easter bleu cheese National Soup Month Barbecue Burger dessert dip jerky stocking stuffer Jack Link's Products king of the sea dip stuffed olives Gift Baskets spicy dip halloween candy Customer Recommended - Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages bleu cheese spread artichoke cheese dip chipotle sauce chipotle dip artichoke cheese asiago cheese spread apple coleslaw Customer Recommended - Party Dips Seasonings beef summer sausage Blue cheese spread fall hot sauce asiago cheese unique foods Customer Recommended party dips Incredible Party Favorites Alfredo sauce Easter Horseradish Products center pork chops Christmas Barbecue Pizza pork chops toasted onion cheese spread salad dressing leftover recipe porkchops olive Specialty Sauces - Hot Sauces care package 80s night horseradish mustard Customer Recommended - Horseradish Products ranch dip Blazin' Buffalo Dip fall appetizers buffalo dip cheese spreads Horseradish horseradish cheese Special Occasions - Mother's Day habenero dip pumpkin hot sauce seafood dips horseradish recipes meat snack Special Occasions - Thanksgiving center cuts budweiser Race Snacks ghost pepper Sweet Treats Thanksgiving appetizer Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Cheese Spreads Party Dips Seasonings deli meats hot pepper cheesecake halloween cajun sausage specialty cheese Specialty Sauces - Mustards sweet salsa mother's day gift whipped cream Troops Specialty Items party tips pumpkin spice Unique Items Gift Baskets - Gourmet Cheese vegetable cheese blocks bbq gift basket fall grilling meat almond whipped cream hot sauces leftover idea leftover recipes BBQ Wings horseradish mayo baked cheddar bacon spread Santa Fe Sauce chipotle pepper special cheese spread guacamole mother's day cinco de mayo Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses spicy sauce awesome leftovers cheddar bacon dip Liverwurst Specialty Sauces - Salsa Cheese baskets cheese recipe sea salt caramel dip marinate steak spicy chipotle sauce Customer Recommended - Specialty Sauces Specialty Sauces Customer Recommended - Gift Baskets Christmas recipe Fruit and Cheese big bubbas bbq sauce Blue cheese meat snacks cheese block gluten-free sea food dip

Latest Tweets

0
{{BlogId.items[0].templateId}}