The Leading Resource for Entertaining Tips and Handcrafted Food Gift Ideas

With a history of selling fine Wisconsin cheeses, hams and sausages since 1926 and the largest hand-decorating bakery in the country, The Swiss Colony is America's premier resource for gourmet food gifts...from traditional fruitcakes to delicate petits fours and gift boxes and baskets brimming with sweet and savory treats.

We have established this learning center to present more in-depth knowledge of our products than is available in our catalog—the very first and longest-running specialty food catalog in the United States. In addition to providing food history and entertaining tips, of course, we hope it inspires you to think of The Swiss Colony when you need gift ideas for the holidays or any occasion.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Shop our Christmas Gift Guide and discover “buy now, pay later” Christmas gift ideas that are easy on your holiday budget!
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The Best Christmas Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate lovers aren’t that hard to shop for…but you don’t want Christmas to get predictable and boring. We’ve got ideas for the best chocolate gifts.

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Christmas Care Package Ideas

Christmas Care Package Ideas

Christmas care packages don’t have to be just for friends and family in the military. We’ve got food care package ideas for students and other loved ones! ...read more

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Healthy Snack Gift Baskets for Everyone

Gluten-free (or sugar-free) desserts are only the beginning. With nuts, dried fruits and other foods, a healthy snack gift basket is a welcome surprise. …read more

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Old-Fashioned Hard Christmas Candy: Remember the Good Old Days?

Marzipan candy, maple walnut fudge, and good old-fashioned hard Christmas candy add traditional flavor to holiday celebrations. …read more