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The Unique Christmas Gift Baskets Everyone’s Really Been Wanting

If There Were a Thirteenth day of Christmas, Give Them What They Really Want – a Christmas Gift Basket

Besides the fact that whomever it was that gave all these gifts to their true love had an unlimited budget (FIVE golden rings), probably owned a farm (the first eight days are all animals), and had their own personal set of performers, they definitely did not realize what their true love probably wanted all along – food. Not many have the stamina to make it through four whole days of watching ten lords a’leaping and listening to twelve drummers drumming. That’s enough to make anyone want to ditch a day and hangout on the couch watching Netflix with chocolate and some snacks.

Luckily, we thought of adding a thirteenth day of Christmas. This is a day your recipient can have to themselves with our selection of Christmas food gifts and unique gift baskets.

On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…Thirteen Holiday Treat Carousels

Chocolate Carousel with chocolate, toffee, and peanut butter Holiday Favorites Carousel with Cashews, Mixed, Nuts, and Candies 12 Candies of Christmas

Day thirteen would consist of English butter toffee, peanut butter cups, and chocolate chip cookie dough bites – all found in our Chocolate Carousel. For something a little more unique, our 12 Candies of Christmas tin contains tasty Lemon Drops, rock candy, ribbon candy and more. Once they indulge in two or three of these delicious tins filled with their favorite candies and treats, they will for sure want to sleep the rest of the day away. How’s that for an exciting Christmas gift?

On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…Thirteen Wisconsin Meat and Cheese Gift Baskets

The Holiday Feast Gift Box is a variety pack filled with delicious cheese, meats, and spreads. We've mixed sweet with savory in the Chocolate Greetings Gift Box The A+ Snack Selection has 10 treats, sure to delight anyone

As a best seller on our list nearly every year, the Holiday Feast Gift Box is one of many Wisconsin meat and cheese Christmas gift baskets they could never say no to. Cheddar cheese, pepper cheese, and Monterey jack are among the many types of Wisconsin cheeses you’ll find this year in our selection of unique Christmas gift baskets. For something a little sweeter to go along with the delicious meats and cheeses, check out our Chocolate Greetings Gift Box or the A+ Snack Selection which include a variety of chocolates and sweet treats.

On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…Thirteen Nut and Snack Gifts

Cheesy Dip and Crunchy treats for dipping come in this delicious snack gift Santa's Trail Mix includes mixed nuts and chocolate covered treats Chocolate covered pretzels are a delightful treat and some are covered in sprinkles!

It is well known that anything in a tin will be gone fast. There’s something about a festively decorated container holding all the snacks that makes your gift recipient appreciate it more and think, “these have to be gone before the end of December”. Also, a tin filled with healthy nuts, like cashews and almonds, means they won’t feel terrible after spending all day snacking. But, if you are going to give something sweet, there’s nothing more satisfying than a tin full of milk chocolate covered pretzels.

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas gift giving guide this year, Happy Holidays!

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Should I Give a Christmas Gift to My Coworkers?

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions When Considering Giving Your Coworkers or Boss a Gift During Christmas

Question 1: Does my company have a policy around gift giving?

This is the easiest place to start. Some larger corporations may have a policy against gift giving in general, or have some limitations on what you can give (homemade food items, for example). Check with HR and see if there is a policy you can reference, or some anecdotes they can share with you from their time there.

Question 2: Does my company do a “sponsored” gift giving activity?

This would be along the lines of a White Elephant party or Secret Santa and would be announced to the company as a whole. Since these are optional, it is best etiquette to engage in this office activity. It’s only fun when everybody participates and in general the cap for Secret Santa or White Elephant office gifts is around $10-$20. If your company has not declared a cap, suggest to whoever is organizing the event to institute a cap as it puts everybody participating more at ease.

Question 3: My office is doing a Secret Santa gift exchange, what should I get?

Keeping your budget under $20 is always a safe bet, unless your office communicates otherwise. Stick with general items that everybody can appreciate, like food gifts or gift cards, if you don’t know the recipient that well. Sometimes an office will let everybody write down a few interests of theirs on their name card, so that when they are chosen from the hat, you’ll have an idea of what to get that person. Suggest this to whoever is organizing the event if there are a lot of new faces in the office, or if you are in a large office with a lot of employees who wouldn’t otherwise know each other that well.

Question 4: My office is doing a White Elephant gift exchange, what should I get?

White Elephant exchanges can be a great time, but depending on your company culture, be wary with how witty and comical you are willing to get. Remember, a White Elephant gift does not have to be outrageous, just…well, tasteful.

Question 5: Should I give my boss a gift for Christmas?

In general, there is no expectation for an employee to give their boss a gift. While you might think it is a nice gesture, you don’t want your coworkers to know you were the only one who did so – it makes them feel bad and might seem like you are trying too hard. If you are a real holiday spirited gift giver, consider writing a well thought out card saying how much you appreciate your boss’s help throughout the year and wishing them and their family a happy holiday.

If you work on a small team, sometimes a coworker might suggest doing a group gift for your manager. If you have any concern over budget, make sure the group is clear with how much everybody is comfortable spending.

If the group opts for a combined gift, consider something that can be easily appreciated and in festive spirit, like a Christmas cookie gift basket, or a gift card to their favorite lunch spot.

Question 6: I am a manager, should I give my employees a gift?

There is no expectation for you to give your employees a Christmas gift, unless it is clearly part of your company culture. However, it is a nice way to show your appreciation for their hard work because in some fashion their work is a reflection of how well you are doing your job. If you have many employees working under you, doing something simple like a personalized handwritten card can really have a positive effect.

If your company has an inventory of affordable items like company swag, including coffee mugs or pens, these make great compliments to a personalized card. Or a small gift card to the local coffee shop usually bodes well with people.

Question 7: Ok. I’m going to get my coworker a Christmas gift, where should I start?

If you have never shopped with us before, Figi’s is a great place to start! We have lots of fun and festive food gifts, food gift baskets, and Christmas collectibles that are safe bets for an office gift.

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Save Your Teeth This Halloween & Snack on These Sugar Free Halloween Treats

Why Choose a Sugar Free Halloween?

The choice is easy and the benefits are plentiful. For those of us who need to be careful about our sugar intake, whether you’re counting calories or saving your teeth, Figi’s has all your favorites, sans the sugar! This year you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out on any of the Halloween fun. Our sugar free and no sugar added sweet treats and gift baskets let you enjoy all the tasty delights that come with the holiday, without the sweet-tooth guilt.

Here are a few of our favorite sugar free items…
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Edible Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2016

As the famous author Anne Geddes once said, “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Make your dad feel extra special this Father’s Day season with some delicious edible Father’s Day gifts from Figi’s. We have a wide variety of Father’s Day meat gifts, gourmet nut gifts, and cheese gifts perfect for this special occasion. Check out some of our amazing Dad’s day gifts that your funny, caring, dad-joke telling Father will adore (almost as much as he adores you.) Order now and get your Father’s Day gifts delivered just in time for Dad’s special day.

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What to Get Dad for Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day 2016 is coming up quick, so we know eyes are peeled for Father’s Day gift ideas. But what should you get the world’s greatest dad? I mean, he was the one who taught you how to ride a bike, scared away the monsters under your bed, and continues to support you through each chapter of your life – the man deserves something special! Skip the classic father’s day tie this year and show your dad some love and appreciation with a special gift from Figi’s. From personalized pens to grill accessories, Figi’s has you covered if you’re looking for the best Father’s Day gifts around – all of which can be delivered just in time. Here are some of our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for Dad.

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What to Put in a Mother’s Day Gift Basket?

We all know that moms love homemade Mother’s Day gifts. And while you’re no longer five and feel as though you can give her a finger painting of the two of you, there are other options for homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas. Figi’s knows that Mother’s Day gift baskets are a must; while we do have an amazing selection of pre-made Mother’s Day gift baskets we know that some folks like the DIY route. Here are our top products we know your mom will love that you can put in (or pair with) your own DIY Mother’s Day gift basket.

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Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Moms are just the best, aren’t they? From changing your diapers to teaching life lessons, moms really do it all. With Mother’s Day coming up fast, we know we’re all thinking about Mother’s Day gift ideas. While you can’t give her something quite as grand as her giving you life (seriously, thanks Mom), you can give her some amazing Mother’s Day gifts to show her how much you love and appreciate her. We are all about gift baskets here at Figi’s, and Mother’s Day is no different. Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day gift baskets that we know your mom will love.

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Your New Favorite Easter Gifts, for Adults

Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese. Meat and cheese and chocolate. All together now!

Fear not – we know kids aren’t the only ones who love a great Easter gift. The Easter Bunny made sure to slip us a few words of advice before leaving our office this year and gave us his word on the best Easter gifts for adults. They just so happen to be our finest, most delicious selections of Wisconsin meat & cheese at Figi’s…

It’s time to break your fast and celebrate your devotion to Lent with our 5 best Easter gifts for adults.

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Easter Bunny’s 5 Favorite Easter Baskets for Girls

Last week the Easter Bunny promised he’d share his favorite Easter baskets for girls this week and we think you will be pleasantly surprised. With so many Easter baskets to choose from we thought we’d make it as easy as possible with this handy shopping guide. Figi’s has exclusive Easter gift baskets for girls that features Disney’s Frozen™, personalized gift baskets, and adorable Easter bunnies!

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Clever St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

Spring is upon us, and there’s nothing better than celebrating the new green of spring with the king of green holidays – St. Patrick’s Day! Like any holiday, it’s always fun to get your loved ones something special. But St. Patrick’s Day tends to stump people…what is a good St. Patrick’s Day gift?

Here at Figi’s we’re all about delicious treats, and making people grin. So, without further ado, here are some of our favorite clever St. Patrick’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make the faces and tummies of whoever receives them smile.

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