Many of Martha's favorite treats are found in this tower of tasty delights that includes fresh-baked cookies, sinfully rich brownies, chewy Swedish fish, crunchy trail mix, sweet berry candies, and gourmet popcorn. It?s a delicious, savory selection for entertaining guests, and makes the perfect gift for friends and family.
- 2 Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
- 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Fruit and Nut Cookies
- 2 Blondie Bars
- 2 Fudge Caramel Brownie Bars
- Caramel Almond Popcorn 7 oz
- Swedish Fish 6 oz
- Candy Sweet Berries 5 oz
- Treats Trail Mix 2.5 oz
- 4-tier tower decorated in Martha's signature colors is tied with brown grosgrain ribbon; measures 12"H x 7'W x 9"L
Please note: Product components may have come in contact with nuts during production.
The History of Gift Boxes
The Martha Stewart Sweets and Treats Tower takes an age-old tradition?delicious gifts sent in ?hampers,? baskets, or boxes?and modernizes it so that people today are equally delighted by them.
Using boxes, or ?hampers,? filled with gifts dates back to the Middle Ages and is based on the tradition of giving Christmas boxes to employees or to the less fortunate members of society on a holiday known as Boxing Day.
Boxing Day began as an opportunity for priests to open the church donation box on the day after Christmas and distribute gifts of money to the poor. After the English Reformation, this tradition was phased out, and it became common practice for servants to carry their own boxes to their employers when they arrived for work on the day after Christmas.
Employers would thank them for a year of excellent service by putting coins in the boxes. Another tradition was for employers to give servants boxes of practical gifts such as cloth, grains and tools or a box of food left over from Christmas dinner. The day after Christmas was a natural time to do this, since servants were needed to work on Christmas Day serving their masters and his household.
Over time, it became customary to give a Christmas box, gift or some other sort of ?thank you? to people who had provided a service during the year, such as those who delivered the mail or milk, or collected the trash.
Immensely popular during the Victorian ages, hampers, baskets and boxes were used for a multitude of reasons, including giving gifts of oysters, apples, and baked treats at Christmastime.
The Martha Stewart Sweets and Treats Tower takes the best of these traditions and creates a 4-tier tower of goodies that are simply irresistible. Salty and sweet, rich and rewarding, these decadent delights come in boxes sporting Martha?s signature color, with a grosgrain bow wrapping it all together.
What a simply marvelous way to celebrate a family gathering, Fall get-together, birthday gala or simply to say ?I?m sweet on you.?