By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2010
The friendly staff of The Nut House includes (L to R): Leslie Ward, Tina Looney and Noel Crow.
Most of us have lots of people who improve our daily lives and make us smile on a regular basis – our hairdressers, garbage collectors, mail and newspaper carriers, babysitters, massage therapists, dog groomers – the list goes on. Around the holidays, we want to show our appreciation to them with something special, but unfortunately, the majority of us simply can’t afford a long list of pricey gifts, even though these friends and acquaintances deserve something wonderful.
Several inexpensive, but greatly appreciated, gift options are available at The Nut House in Claremore. “We have a variety of wonderful gifts that cost $20 or less, and many that are only about $10 or less,” says owner Hazel Ward.
Hazel explains that one of the easiest and least expensive options is a treat bag of nuts or candies. “We have all kinds of nuts – peanuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and more. The nuts are prepared several ways: plain, salted, dry roasted, honey roasted, cinnamon spiced or mixed. We also carry a variety of nuts and candies coated in chocolate, caramel, toffee and other flavors. You can simply buy a few varieties, put a pretty bow on each bag, and pass them out to all the people that make your life better, like your kids’ teachers and your paper boy.”
Fudge is another popular gift at The Nut House. You would probably be hard-pressed to find someone who would not enjoy this gift – really, who doesn’t love fudge? A few of the mouthwatering fudge flavors include Mint Chocolate Swirl, Tiger Butter, Cappuccino, Amaretto, Chewy Praline and Maple Nut. “We have so many flavors to offer that we rotate them,” explains Hazel.
Other gift items available include picture frames, Christmas ornaments, Route 66 memorabilia items, Woodwick candles, diffusers and car scents, jams and jellies, fruit butters, tea flavors, gourmet coffees, pickles, spices, seasonings and sauces.
“One of the neatest things we carry is a bar of soap with money inside – from $1 to as much as $50. This is a perfect gift for the little boy who doesn’t like to get the job done during bath time; he has to use the soap to get the money,” laughs Hazel.
For those looking for something luxurious to give, The Nut House offers gift baskets filled with a selection of different goodies. “You can choose a theme for the basket, or just opt for a treat basket. We also are available for corporate gift giving, and we can ship the baskets anywhere,” Hazel explains.
The newest draw inside The Nut House is the addition of Hot Mama’s Deli, serving up delicious sandwiches made to order with Boars Head meats and specialty Amish cheeses, along with fresh sides and desserts. Hazel says another great idea is to treat those on your Christmas list to a nice lunch with a gift certificate to Hot Mama’s Deli. Gift certificates are available for The Nut House as well.
If you’re planning a holiday get-together and want to make hosting a little easier on yourself, you can order meat and cheese trays from Hot Mama’s Deli. The Nut House also has an event room available for large get-togethers such as company Christmas parties and wedding receptions.
Check out the gifts galore at The Nut House, located at 26677 S. Hwy. 66 in Claremore. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (918) 266-1604 or visit www.66nuts.com for more information.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.