Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Cup of Glögg (Recipe)

Glögg

In many cultures, Christmas Eve is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday, gathered around the tree and opening gifts with family and friends. And what better way to warm up the celebration than with another Christmas Eve tradition—a hot cup of glögg! Pronounced glue-gh in Sweden, where the tradition is thought to have originated, the […]

Posted on December 24th, 2018

Time is Ticking: Don’t Forget to Place Your Order

Santa Claus Bringing Gifts

“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeers pulling on the reins” . . . and this year he’s bringing treats from Maisie Jane’s! But we’re running out of time to have things shipped in time for Christmas. So go to our online store […]

Posted on December 13th, 2018

Maisie Jane’s Chocolate December Sale

Chocolate Almond Polka Dot Gift Bags

Can you imagine the holiday season without chocolate? I can’t! That’s why I’m excited to announce Maisie Jane’s Chocolate December Sale! 15% off all your favorite chocolate nuts, now through December 31st. But get them NOW because you’re going to want these in holiday stockings and heaped around the house for holiday parties and snacking. What’s […]

Posted on December 11th, 2018

Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Natalia Sofia's Italian Dinner

Do you have people on your list who just love to cook? Get them a gift they’ll absolutely love at Maisie Jane’s! All of our beautiful gift baskets are filled with treats that any food lover will enjoy. But some are especially designed with chefs or people who appreciate just good old-fashioned home-cooking in mind. […]

Posted on December 6th, 2018

What Will You Bring to the Holiday Party?

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

It’s that most wonderful time of the year when people are hustling and bustling, buying gifts for friends and family near and far. And then the holiday party season will begin! It’s not too early to plan for one—either your own or what you will bring to someone else’s. I never like to arrive empty-handed. […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Celebrate the Holidays with Local Products at Maisie Jane’s!

From the Heartland Gift Box

Happy Holidays from Maisie Jane’s! Can you believe we’ve been a local Chico business for 25 years? The devastating Camp Fire that happened right here in Butte County is deeply on our minds as many of our employees and friends have lost their homes. We’re extremely grateful that our farm and staff are safe and […]

Posted on November 28th, 2018

We Need a Little Christmas Now

Christmas at Maisie Jane's

  Remember the scene in the film and musical “Auntie Mame” when Mame has lost her job and all her money in the stock market crash? It wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet but she got everyone in her household to deck the halls early and sang the now traditional song “We Need a Little Christmas.” Never […]

Posted on November 26th, 2018

The Sacredness of the Season in a Nutshell — the Mandorla

Have you ever seen the illuminated manuscripts of Medieval times that depict Jesus or Mary in an oval with a somewhat pointed top and bottom? That oval has a special significance. It is called the Mandorla and it means almond in Italian! They were showing Jesus in an almond shell?!! Why? In ancient times there […]

Posted on December 21st, 2017

Why Nuts are Traditional for Christmas

Nutcrackers

A big bowl of nuts with a nutcracker is always on our table at Christmas. And it’s hardly the Christmas season at all without the Nutcracker ballet on television or an old-fashioned nutcracker livening up the room. But where did the tradition of nuts and nutcrackers at Christmas come from? Well, it depends on who […]

Posted on November 26th, 2017