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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmastime has come again! As most of you know, this is our favorite time of year here at Dutch Country General Store. We are once again able to bring you all the gifts and goodies you expect that will help make your family gatherings and celebrations just a little brighter. After a strange and complicated Christmas of 2020, all of our time together this Christmas will be even better and a little more special.

We are excited to share that to kick off the holiday season, we just mailed out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, and we’d love to give you a sneak peek of what’s inside. Within our newest catalog, you’ll find new and exciting things we’ve added to our website just in time for the holidays, as well as many tried and true brands we consider must-haves for any holiday gathering.

As you look through the pages in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, we encourage you to pick out a few items that will bring you and your family some added joy this Christmas. Our team always puts so much work into our catalogs and into shipping orders to you - so we hope you find something you’ll love.

Dutch Country Favorites

In the first few pages of the catalog, you’ll find an assortment of favorites and great gift items from Levi and all of us here at Dutch Country. First, 19 items Levi loves including a 1955 Chevy Stepside Pickup Pullback. It may be a toy, but it's just as much fun for adults as it is for children! Next, you’ll find stocking stuffers, where we feature items we know will fit perfectly inside all your stockings this holiday season. We recommend an all-around customer favorite, Tiny Sampler Jams. At only $1.99, they’re perfect for everyone on your list! We follow that up with a variety of gift ideas and gift sets that we know are sure to please!

Our Holiday Entertaining spread breaks down a few must-have meal essentials. These items are top sellers here at Dutch Country General Store and make a great asset to any meal. From appetizers to sweet treats to meal items, and even kitchenwares to serve all your favorites, we’ve got you covered!

Catalog Spread - Holiday Entertaining

Old-Fashioned Candy and Sweet Treats

Pages 10 - 18 are filled with old-fashioned candy and sweet treats. Pages 12-14 are especially exciting as they feature our new line of Hammond’s candy - oversized lollipops, candy bars, handmade marshmallows, pantry candy tins, taffy, and candy ribbon. You will definitely want to try these old-fashioned favorites while they’re around for the holiday season.

On page 15 you’ll learn all about the traditional Peppermint Pig. They come with a hammer and pouch - choose from two styles 8oz. Noel or 16oz. Clarence. Often a pig represents good health, happiness, and prosperity, especially in Victorian culture. It is filled with peppermint candy very similar to a delicious candy cane. Back in the “olden days” when families gathered together at Christmas for the holiday meal, the tradition was to break the Peppermint Pig™ after dinner (inside a small cloth pouch) using a miniature hammer. All family members would then share in eating the sweet candy pieces, hoping for good fortune in the coming year. We love the idea of sharing this treat with friends and family and hope you will too!

Old Fashioned Candy

Your One-Stop Pantry Shop

On pages 19 - 23 you’ll find a glimpse of some of the delicious food items we have to offer. From jar and bulk goods, we have what you need to fix a delicious Christmas meal. We even offer refrigerated meats, cheeses, and butter too! An employee favorite around here is Mrs. Miller's Noodles. They come in a variety of flavors such as Garlic Parsley and Spinach and are packed with flavor and are cholesterol-free. Use these noodles in main pasta meals and casseroles for a colorful twist on your usual recipe.

Have you tried our Elmwood Inn Teas or Grand Marceline Coffees yet? Elmwood Inn developed an international reputation as one of America’s favorite locations for afternoon tea. Although their tearoom is no longer open, Elmwood Inn still serves thousands of people worldwide. They offer a variety of tea flavors - don’t miss their holiday flavor, Christmas in a Cup Black Tea. Grand Marcheline’s coffees are roasted in Walt Disney’s Hometown in Victorian-era roasters. Treat yourself to a bag to enjoy on Christmas morning, or treat a loved one to one of their delicious flavors, such as their Salted Caramel Ground Coffee. Not a coffee lover? That’s okay, they have Gourmet Cocoa too! Don’t forget to top your drinks with some delicious honey too!

Table Top & Other Decor

Pages 36 - 39 offer some exciting, completely new items - tabletop decor, wall decor, baby announcement sets, kitchen decor, and so much more! Some of our favorites are the May This Home Canvas Wall Hanger, Whitewashed Beaded Pedestal Tray (also available in brown), and Circa Canister Set. These four pages are filled with beautiful gift items that are both modern and farmhouse friendly. Do you have a baker in the family? The Measuring Cup & Towel Set is both practical and stylish. From kitchen towels to storage solutions to coasters, we’ve added some exciting new items this season!

Pages 40 - 43 also offer beautiful decor and great gift options - handmade woven baskets, vintage electronics, tin signs, additional wall decor, and clocks. There’s a variety of items for everyone on your list!

Staples for your Kitchen

Pages 24 - 33, we give you customer-favorite kitchenware items such as essential tools, hand-forged pans, cast iron, mugs, Rada Cutlery, enamelware, and stoneware.

You won’t want to miss our new line of hand-forged pans made right here in the USA. They are engineered for the perfect cook surface and no coatings are added! These pans have high seasoning retention and durability - truly fine cookware!

If you don’t own a piece of cast iron, Enamelware, or Ohio Stoneware, you’re missing out! These versatile kitchen cookware and bakeware pieces are must-haves for any kitchen. The red splatter and vintage black rim enamelware colors are especially perfect for the holiday season!

Don’t forget the all-time best-selling line of kitchen utensils, Rada Cutlery. Available in individual pieces, or gift sets, there’s every kind of kitchen knife you can think of. The Knife Sharpener is the top-seller across the board and is sure to keep your knives performing for years to come. Looking for a practical gift set for someone on your list? Rada is the perfect solution. With gift set options as low as $18.99, there’s an option for all budgets! These items are made in Iowa and have a lifetime guarantee - choose from a black or silver handle in almost all pieces.

Rada Cutlery

New Soaps, Lotions, and Candles

Next up are the Dutch Country General Store Soaps & Lotions. All of our soaps are handmade and carefully hand-cut. No dyes are added to any of our products! Using our line of handmade soaps and lotions will help with eczema, psoriasis, dry itchy skin, and acne. Our lotions will not leave a greasy or oily feeling and will leave your skin feeling deeply hydrated. Choose from Oatmeal Honey Soaps, Lotions, Hunting & Fishing Soaps, Shampoos, Scrubs, and more!

You'll also find some old favorites of ours such as candles - Whiskey Boat Goods and Mandle Candles, Goat Milks Soaps. These make amazing stocking stuffers!

Let's not forget about O’Douds, an inclusive grooming brand that’s dedicated to promoting a sensible and sustainable approach to hair and skin care. Other favorites like Caswell-MasseyAmish Origins are present too, these products have been used for centuries!

Nostalgic Toys & Family Favorites

The last section in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is filled with nostalgic toys and family favorites, including art supplies, fun for baby, pony cycles, classic pullback cars, World’s Smallest, metal building kits, farm toys, puzzles, even new brands like Little Golden Books, Blue’s Clues and Paw Patrol!

You won’t want to miss the new Metal Building Kits. These amazing models require no glue! Made from high-quality steel sheets and with fine detail, all come with easy-to-follow instructions. Simply snip out the tabs and bend the tabs through corresponding points. Most models for ages 14+. Choose from trucks, cars, trains, planes, and even boats!

Also new this year are Farm Toys and Tractors - traditional toys that are sure to guarantee hours of fun! Choose from ranch sets, hunting toys, trucks, farm animals and so much more! A few highlights are the 16 Piece Large Ranch Set, Polaris Ranger Hunting Set, 12 Piece Bass Fishing Set, John Deere 730 Tractor with Barge Box, Farm Country Livestock Building with Case SV340B Skid Steer & Accessories, and Peterbilt Semi with Livestock Trailer & Animals

Little Golden Books are a timeless gift fit for any child. These are new for the holidays and with dozens of stories to choose from and at only $4.99 each, there’s sure to be a story or two that your little one will love. Even choose from Christmas stories like The Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker.

Two other new brands we have welcomed to our website just in time for the holidays are Blue's Clues and Paw Patrol. These well-known brands are children’s favorites and are sure to bring delight when found under the Christmas tree. This Paw Patrol Tabletop Art Center will offer hours of entertainment as children have the choice between a chalkboard or paper for drawing. And don’t miss the Blue’s Clues Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzle - the little ones will never lose a piece again!

Little Golden Books
Farm Toys
Nostalgic Toys

Preparing for the Holidays

At the end of the catalog, you’ll find an assortment of Dutch Country Kitchen Recipes. Enjoy all of the family recipes from both Erica Good and Diana Upton-Hill as they share stories and a few laughs along the way.

From homemade savory pretzels and charcuterie board in Season 1 to sweet from-scratch sugar cookies and an entire Holiday Entertaining Special featuring Piper’s dipped caramels in Season 2, you’ll find easy and unique home-cooked meals, treats, and appetizers that everyone will enjoy.

Many delicious recipes include items you can pick up from one of Dutch Country General Store’s locations (Bloomfield, Iowa or Hannibal, Missouri); or shop online and have your order delivered right to your door! Make sure to watch our YouTube™ channel for all the videos of our popular cooking series!

Stop in or Order Online!

We hope the upcoming holiday season is filled with memories that will last a lifetime and that you enjoyed this year’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. We enjoy helping you (& Santa) with your gift-giving work every year! If you have any questions or need help with an order, please call us at 844.344.0031 or email us at [email protected]. May the Peace, Joy, and Blessings of the Season Fill Your House.

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