Celebrate International Women’s Day With Gifts of Gratitude

Behind every successful woman is something sweet.

When it comes to our founder, Mary See, we’re often asked, “Was she real?”

Yes, she was absolutely real, and without her entrepreneurial spirit, there wouldn’t be See’s Candies. "Mary is far more than just the face on a box of See's Candies. She is the inspiration behind the way we outfit our shops, craft our candies and run our business," says Pat Egan, See’s Candies President & CEO.

That’s why we’re celebrating our incredible female founder by sharing a few of our favorite International Women's Day gift ideas (including some straight from Mary’s recipe book).

Honoring A Trailblazer on International Women’s Day
Women made an extraordinary impact in business during the 1920s, and Mary See was no exception. When she and her son Charles started See’s Candies in 1921, her talent for creating homemade confections and principles set a solid foundation. Today, our business is still inspired by Mary — from her insistence on using the finest ingredients to replicating her iconic black-and-white checkerboard kitchen in our shops.

We take pride in being a 102-year-old female-founded company, but there’s something extra special about it on International Women’s Day. On a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements, we can’t think of a better time to recognize the strong, intelligent and courageous ladies in your life. So, whether that’s a mom, mentor, friend or colleague, we have sweet ways to thank them.

Technically, These Are Hand-made Gifts
During our early years, Mary adopted the motto “Quality Without Compromise,” a principle that continues to guide us. That commitment led her to create classic recipes, many of which are still cooked up in our Candy Kitchens today. When you’re looking for the perfect International Women’s Day gift, what could be a better than timeless treats hand-crafted by a female-founded company? We’re pretty confident nothing compares. So here are a few of our favorite International Women’s Day gift ideas:

  • Peanut Brittle: Widely known as Warren Buffett’s favorite See’s treat, this signature candy (made with Mary’s original recipe) is packed with crunchy, nutty goodness and more peanuts per square inch than any other!

  • Chocolate Walnut Fudge: An undeniable classic still made according to Mary’s original directions and her signature premium ingredients, just the way she would have wanted it.

  • Assorted Chocolates: This best-selling mix of irresistible favorites — including newer candies and confections inspired by Mary’s original confections — has something for every taste.

  • Custom Mix: Do you know your gift recipient’s tastes? Great! Give them exactly what they want with a collection of all their favorites.

Making Mary Proud on International Women’s Day
Today, customers can choose from more than 100 candies in any of See’s over 250 shops or online. As our growth continues, we can’t help but wonder if Mary imagined the company built using her homemade confections would become one of America’s favorite brands. It’s because of her incredible culinary talents and high standards that See’s future is sweeter than ever. Thank you, Mary and Happy International Women’s Day to trailblazers like you.

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