Wednesday, October 23, 2013

See's Candies for Sweet Holiday Traditions! (Holiday Gift Guide Review & Giveaway)

If you have someone on your holiday gift list that is difficult to buy for either because they have everything or want nothing, chocolate and candy are the perfect go-to gift ideas!  As I sit here and think about it - I don't know a single person that wouldn't love getting one or the other - or even both! 
 
The holidays are all about family memories and traditions.  During Christmas vacation my two kids and I make several trips to the mall to enjoy the holiday samples, decorations, sales and of course, SANTA!  One seasonal store at the mall that my children and I are always most excited about is See's Candy!

See's Candies offers a variety of free samples and my children absolutely love their lollypops!  They always have a difficult time choosing a flavor, but remember that on our next visit they can choose a different one!  Chocolate and butterscotch seem to be their favorites!

See's Candy has a great selection of boxed chocolates, truffles and nuts perfect for holiday gift giving!  My family has had the pleasure of sampling several of their products and they are all delicious! 
 
A few of our personal favorites include:  

  • Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews
  • Peanut Brittle Bars 
  • Molasses Chips
  • Toffee-ettes
  • Lollypops
  • Krispys

See's Candies was founded in 1921 and currently offers more than 100 varieties of delicious, mouth-watering candies!  They also offer sugar free and Kosher options.

 

Win It


One of Being Frugal and Making It Work’s Readers will win a 
$25 See's Candies Gift Card


This giveaway will end November 14th at Midnight EST.

*Mandatory entry must be completed before other entries will count*

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received a complimentary See's Candies candy assortment  for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are based purely by our own experiences.  No monetary compensation was received.  Results may vary.  

**Being Frugal and Making it Work is not responsible for prize shipment.

    

145 comments:

Joy N. said...

The GOLD FANCY box or perhaps the Dark Nuts and Chews box. Really it would be pretty difficult to choose just one!!

suburban prep said...

I think one of the first things I would want is the California brittle.

suburban prep said...

The favorite treat is something that my husband and I make are brownies with a mint cream frosting then coated in chocolate.

Mrs. Brown said...

So many goodies for one store! I would use my gift card to buy some of the Marshmallow Jack-O-Lantern's and some chocolate covered peanuts of course!

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Jackie said...

See's Candies look delicious! I think I would like to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffles. They'd be great for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

JC said...

I would purchase 2 lb. Assorted Chocolates with my gift card.

Robin O said...

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I would use the gift card to purchase the Sweet & Spooky Gift Box! Nice!

JC said...

I like pumpkin pies for fall, candy corn for Halloween.

Robin O said...

My favorite holiday treat is my mother's cranberry pecan pie. It is truly delicious! Her fudge is a close second too!

Mel4Him said...

I would purchase the Trick-or-Treat Box for my son. I think I would also purchase the Petite Boo Box. Cute!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I would love t purchase a box of truffles or the Signature Gift pack that has a bunch of different flavors!
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Andrea said...

I would definitely have to purchase some milk chocolate Nuts and Chews. All of their candy looks really delicious.

aperry said...

I would purchase the nuts and chews for my mother... and the peanut brittle for my father,

Rachel Ann Chavez-Blom said...

I would either purchase the Pecan Buds or an assortment consisting of assorted candy bars, a small lollypop box, and the 8 oz. box of truffles to give to my mom.

Rachel Ann Chavez-Blom said...

A few of my favorite holiday desserts would have to be pecan pie, fudge, and almond roca.

Kia89 said...

I would get the Milk Chocolate Soft Centers.

Kate Fuller said...

I would get a box of molasses chips and an assortment of other chocolates.

Kate Fuller said...

My favorite holiday desserts are homemade fudge and caramel.

Maria said...

I'd love to get a box of Nuts and Chews! They're my family favorite.

Maria said...

I'd love to get a box of Nuts and Chews! They're my family favorite. I always pick out the scotchmallows and the caramels while hubby grabs anything in dark chocolate!

Julie Wood said...

My favorite See's Candies chocolates are the milk chocolate buttercreams. They are soft and the chocolate is so creamy!

Julie Wood said...

My favorite Holiday treat is Pecan Pie! I love the filling with the nuts on top and it is so yummy and gooey. I can not wait to have a piece!

Abigail said...

Oh man it's hard to choose just one thing! I LOOOOVE their chocolate covered cherries though!!

Marti Tabora said...

I would choose a 1 pound custom box and I would add dark cocoanut, peanut butter patties and some milk butterchews. They have such a huge variety and they all look really good. Thank you.

Marti Tabora said...

My favorite holiday dessert is definitely my moms red velvet cake. She has made it every year of my life and the holidays just wouldn't be the same without it. Thank you.

Laura said...

I'd totally make a custom box! It would be full of raspberry and strawberry cream!

Laura said...

It may sound strange, but my fave holiday treat is fruit cake! Minus the nuts of course. I also love to make chocolate covered pretzels!

Ann Fantom said...

I would love to try See's 1lb. Dark Nuts and Chews chocolate assortment, because dark chocolate and nuts are my favorite

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My favorite holiday treat is homemade Christmas cookies.

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clc408 said...

So many choices! I think I would get some of the dark peppermints. They look delicious.

clc408 said...

My favorite holiday treat is home made chocolate fudge.

Abigail said...

My favorite holiday treats are egg nog, ribbon candy and really anything made of chocolate!!!

MELINA said...

I would buy some Sees candy bars if I won. I would get the milk chocolate candy bars and the Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets Candy Bars

Katie Roch said...

I would purchase the Pumpkin Pie Truffles because they would be perfect to serve at Thanksgiving and the Scotchmallows because they're my favorite.

dfraley3 said...

It would be a hard decision but I'd probably end up getting a box of the Pecan Buds.

dfraley3 said...

My favorite holiday treat is fudge or pecan turtles. I also love Russian Tea Cookies.

Linda Kish said...

I would probably get a box with some dark cherries for myself and then fill the rest with milk Bordeaux for my son.

Linda Kish said...

My favorite holiday treat are homemade persimmon cookies. I have the best recipe. Too bad persimmons aren't available year round.

judy gardner said...

i would get a couple of pumpkin truffles, one for my sister and one for me!

judy gardner said...

my favorite treat is divinty. unfortunately i am no good at making it myself so i only get it at Christmas when a friend makes it for me. but i guess thats what makes it special!

mogrill said...

I would get a box of nuts and chews.Thanks for the chance.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would purchase the sugar free peanut brittle. My husband is a diabetic and I have to buy sugar free candies for him.

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Irene Capron said...

I would buy the peanut butter patties - yum!

Sue Ellison said...

I would choose Milk Chocolate Nuts and Chews.

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Natalie said...

I would buy the milk chocolate nuts because they have extra protein in them to promote satiety and they are sweet

Tammy Woodall said...

See's Candy is one of my favorite chocolates. If I won, I would get the Autumn Treasures. I like the variety of chocolates it offers.

Tammy Woodall said...

My favorite Holiday Treat or Dessert is Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream on top. However, I would want it to be homemade by my Mom... store bought Pumpkin Pie is just not the same nor as good.

sd4david said...

I would love to get the Chocolate and Variety box. See's ha so many great flavors, and I want to enjoy and share a bunch of them!

Lexiquin said...

I would buy: molasses chips, California Crunch, Cashew Brittle, Bordeaux, Normandie, Beverly, Mocha, Butterscotch Chews, and Vanilla Nut Caramels! See's is my favorite--Thanks for the giveaway!

rochelle said...

I like the peanut brittle have not had this in awhile i love this

rochelle said...

My favorite holiday dessert is apple pie i love this

Sarah Cass said...

You really expect me to pick? I went to a grand opening at a nearby See's last year and could eat everything. I'd probably go directly to the store and create my own box of yum.

Susan C said...

I love chocolate! Chocolate covered nuts are in my top 5 favorite things to eat, but if I had to choose one thing from See's, it would be the California Brittle.

Susan C said...

My favorite treat to make at the holidays is a Cranberry, White Chocolate & Pecan Tart.

Anonymous said...

Peanut brittle is so good. Anything from See's is good. annc999 at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

My favorite holiday treat is Christmas cookies. I love cut outs, spritz cookies and mocha logs

Managed Chaos said...

I was first introduced to See's when they opened their store in Beachwood. My favorites are the peanut brittle and California brittle.

Dunebuggygirl said...

My favorite is malaise chips (milk choc) the suckers are good too

Tammigirl said...

I would enjoy a custom mix box with divinity puff, key lime truffle, milk butterchew, caramel, light chocolate truffle, milk almond, pecan bud, almond square, butterscotch square, milk chocolate butter, and milk buttercream. Oh glory!

Heather! said...

I would order Chocolate Walnut Fudge! I looooove fudge! I've never tried See's fudge, but I'm sure it's as amazing as their other candies. Yum!

Shelley P said...

I would purchase a custom mix box with raspberry truffles and raspberry cream chocolates. Love See's chocolates!

Shelley P said...

My favorite holiday treat is shortbread cookies. I also like butter tarts :) We do plenty of baking during the holidays :)

Devon F said...

My favorite that I would choose is the nuts & chews. The peanut brittle is another yummy one!

Devon F said...

My favorite holiday treat is warm fresh baked cookies & yummy hot chocolate! I love all the goodies around the holidays! :P

ufg8trj said...

I love the chocolate lolipops. They are soo good and not just for kids, it's like an adult lolipop.

ufg8trj said...

my favorite holiday treat is cheesecake. It's my favorite dessert even now that I have to eat gluten free

Kathie Craig said...

My husband is diabetic and has to limit his sugar intake. I would use the GC to get him the Sugar Free Peanut Brittle.

Kathie Craig said...

One of my favorite holiday treats is home-made Chex mix. When I was younger, my mom would make it and I can still taste the garlic and butter richness.

Anonymous said...

I would get the polar bear paws

-Lynn

Kristen said...

I'd get all my favorites...English Walnut Squares, Rum Nougat, Vanilla Nut Creams and Polar Bear Paws.

Kristen said...

I LOVE Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie. Here's the recipe:

http://www.kozlowskifarms.com/product/765

....might try making the apple butter version soon.

Heather! said...

I love Buckeyes! My family has made them for generations, and it look forward to them all year.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and I would really like to try Thanksgiving Chocolate Creams because they look simply delicious!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite holiday treat is rich Christmas cake, I just wish my whole family enjoyed it.

Kellie Conklin said...

I would definitely purchase the Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets Candy Bar to try and then I would have to get one of my favorite Walnut Square bars! Yum! The candy from Sees is so incredibly delicious! Thanks!

Kellie Conklin said...

My favorite holiday treat is a cheesecake coffee cake that my mom makes for me every year! It's one of my favorite desserts and I could eat it all day every day :) Thanks!

benz1171 said...

Toffee-ette® and peanut brittle.

benz1171 said...

My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie. Homemade from my sister or mom or from Costco.

Carey Miller said...

Ohhhh... the Milk Chocolate Turkeys are super adorable!

Carey Miller said...

My favorite treat is mashed potatoes and gravy. LOTS of them!

Carey Miller said...

Haha. My post was just 12 words. Reading comprehension is apparently not my strong suit. My favorite holiday treat is mashed potatoes and gravy. Cooked by my mom and in LARGE quantities.

Danielle Oyen said...

Oh my gosh I had I hard time trying to narrow my selection down. I would choose the Seasonal Pie Truffles.

Gloria S said...

I would choose the Seasons of Splendor Gift Pack because it has a large variety of goodies and my family would enjoy it for Christmas

Gloria S said...

My favorite treat is a cherry dream pie made with Phildadelphia cream cheese, cherries, sweetened condensed milk, etc.

lisagee1234 said...

http://www.sees.com/prod.cfm/Milk_Chocolates/Pecan_Buds

These Pecan Buds are looking pretty good at the website :o)

lisagee1234 said...

Fave treat? Truffles, homemade.

Peppermint filling with powdered sugar.

Plain chocolate filling with raspberry.

Robin T said...

I would love to get the Christmas Gold Wreath Box. I would love to share it with my family.

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D. Wood said...

Some milk chocolate nuts and chews

susan1215 said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Walnut Fudge. I'd also like to try the California brittle

Heather said...

I would have to buy some stocking stuffers for sure! The Cinnamon Lollypops, peanut butter treat,sour starts, oh my I want it all!

Heather said...

my favorite store bought treat during the holidays is those Orange shaped and flavored chocolates, the ones you whack on the counter then eat the slices, I forget who makes them!

Tylerpants said...

I have only tried their lollipops which are delicious...I'd like to check out their Maple Cashew Brittle! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Katie said...

i'd get chocolate lollipops for myself...and perhaps i would share them with my kids and husband. but probably not! all for me haha

thanks for the chance!

momof5girls said...

My favorite candy at Sees is a caramel sucker, but I would love to buy a box of Nuts and Chews for my mom.

Scott Amoroso said...

I'd buy california brittle, I love brittle so much it's my absolute favorite!

trixx said...

Their Dark Nuts & Chews are amazing, I always pick up a box when I go to the mall. Yum!

Angela snoozy said...

My very favorite See's Candy is their Nuts & Chews. The goodies in that box are the best of the best!

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Angela snoozy said...

My favorite holiday goody is See's Candy Nuts & Chews box! We order it every year at Christmas!

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Rachel Ellis said...

I would love to get the Peanut Brittle for my Aunts for Christmas and I would get my dad some assorted lollipops (he can't have solid food so he would love something tasty to suck on!)

Rachel Ellis said...

My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie.. Actually, anything pumpkin would work for me.. I just love pumpkin in general :)

Lisa Brown said...

i would either purchase a 2 pound box of soft centers or a 2 pound box of butterscotch squares

Lisa Brown said...

my favorite holiday treat is a big batch of ginger bread cookies or a pumpkin and chocolate cheesecake.

kim burnett said...

My favorite holiday desserts are homemade chocolate and peanut butter fudge, candy canes, and peanut brittle!

kim burnett said...

If I won the gift card I would like to try the Pumpkin Pie Truffles, they sound yummy!

Beth Klocinski said...

I love the lollipops!

Beth Klocinski said...

If I won I would get the lollipops. I pick them up at airports when I travel and love them.

Beth Klocinski said...

My favorite Christmas treat are homemade peanut butter buckeyes. It is a family tradition to make them around the holidays.

Stephanie Larison said...

Mm, the Chocolate Walnut Fudge stands out for me. Great ideas for some Christmas gifts too tho, my mom would love the dark chocolate truffles. She always stops to get something from See's when she's traveling since they have stations at the airport here.

Debra said...

i have never tried there candies ,but i love fudge so i would like to try the Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Jennifer Reed said...

I would get the Dark Nuts & Chews box with a traditional dark chocolate assortment packed with top-quality peanuts, California-grown English walnuts, almonds, chewy Caramel and, my favorite, the honey Scotchmallows all covered in dark chocolate.

Breanne said...

Toffee-ettes

Holli Joren said...

I would purchase peanut brittle and some assorted chocolates. I love Sees Candies - they having amazingly delicious products!

Holli Joren said...

My favorite holiday treat would have to be either pumpkin pie or pecan pie. I also love making and eating Christmas cookies every year.... mostly because it gives me a good excuse to eat them! ;)

Tara said...

I would probably create a custom mix box with dark chocolate butter, milk buttercream, butterscotch square, almond square, and dark bordeaux.

karenm101 said...

I would love the Holiday Fancy giftbox. The holy pattern on the box would be perfect to have on the coffee table!

karenm101 said...

My favorite holiday treat is pecan pie. We always had a couple on the table when I was a child :)

heather baker said...

I don't even have to look :), my favorites are bordeaux and butterscotch squares. I miss living on the west coast!!!

Roxann said...

I would get Milk Buttercreams.

Roxann said...

My favorite holiday treats are homemade cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies. I also love treat called reindeer food.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love their selection because it's very reasonably priced but I would love to try Chocolate Walnut Fudge.

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Susan Smoaks said...

If I won, i would get the Assorted Pecan Buddies and the Victoria Toffee. they both look really good!


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rjcqh said...
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rjcqh said...

I'm not sure they all sound so good I was really thinking the Peanut Butter Patties but I would probably end up choosing the Create Custom Mix Box.

rjcqh said...

I love a bunch of different holiday treats like all the Christmas cookies but my favorite is an apple pie.

Donna Kellogg said...

I would buy some Butterscotch loolipops they are my favorite

Donna Kellogg said...

The chocolates are great but the butterscotch lollipops are my favorite things that Sees sell

Donna Kellogg said...

My favorite thing is homemade chocolate fudge we have a old family recipe and it is absolutely the best fudge

Rose Paden said...

I would get the Toffee-ette®, they look really good! Everything i hear about see's is always positive!

Rose Paden said...

I love all kinds of treats around Christmas time! My favorite thing to make and eat is some peanutbutter kiss cookies!

Vikki Billings said...

I would buy the Peanut Butter Treat, the Milk Chocolate Foil Balls and the Polar Bear Box to use for stocking stuffers!
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mail4rosey said...

I like the Dark Pecan Buds.

mail4rosey said...

My favorite holiday treat, because we only have it once a year, is homemade Amaretto Chocolate Cheesecake.

Vikki Billings said...

My grandmother made rum balls for Christmas when I was growing up, they were so good! She once sent a very strong batch to my drama teacher in high school, he loved them. I miss her so much this time of year!
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Trisha McKee said...

I would buy the Bordeaux™ Pecan Fudge. My mom would always make fudge around the holidays, and this candy just always brings that back. But there are also so many other candies that look amazing!!

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Trisha McKee said...

My favorite holiday treat is fudge. My mom went all out for holidays and I always remember this time of year fondly with memories of warmth and happiness and excitement. She would make so many things but the one steady candy was fudge and she only made it once a year.

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lmurley2000 said...

I would love to have the Large Gold Fancy candy box

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lmurley2000 said...

my fave dessert is cakes and pies

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Ara Peet said...

Oh my goodness, so many tasty treats! The assorted peacan buddies would definitely be purchased!

Sheree said...

I would choose the Assorted Pecan Buddies. I absolutely love pecans and chocolate together, delicious!!! I can't resist these.

Timothy D said...

I would get the walnut fudge. I have had before and it is delicious. I might have to hide it from the rest of the family though.
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Timothy D said...

One of my favorite holdiday treats are pumpkin goo-ies that my wife and mother in law make. It is like pumpkin and cheesecake together. Really good.
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Kim Reid said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Assorted Pecan Buddies and the Maple Cashew and Peanut Brittle Pack, all sound so yummy!!
Thanks :)

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Atreau said...

The toffee-ettes are my favorite but I also love truffles and their lollypops.

Atreau said...

I really love homemade cookies and my neighbor growing up would make the best homemade fudge!