Our Store Policies during the continuation of the Covid 19 Pandemic

Because of the Delta and Omicron variant of the Covid 19 virus, and the suggested guidelines from the state of Illinois, The GIft Box is requiring that all of our customers continue to wear masks while shopping whether you are vaccinated or not.  We should all continue to social distance, and keep our hands clean.  We have hand sanitizer at our front desk if you would like to use it coming into the store and when leaving.  We want to assure our customers that we are taking every precaution possible to inhibit the spread of the virus.  If you are feeling sick, please don't come in.  We are all so tired of this pandemic, but we must be vigilant and continue to try and beat it.  If you would like to call in an order by phone and prepay, you can pick up your purchases curbside.  Please be carefuly as we all gather together responsibly this holiday season.

We put the health of our customers and our employees first.

We appreciate your continued support. 

Thank you,  Maria and Hans Jonsson, Jeanne and Tessa.

January 2021 


Ingrid's Swedish Meatball Recipe:

1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground lean pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 1/4 cups of milk
1 egg
1 small onion (chopped)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
2-3 tbsp butter (to fry)

Mix ground meat with egg.  Soak bread crumbs in milk.  Add to the meat the chopped onion, salt, pepper, milk and bread crumbs.  Mix thoroughly until smooth.  If you want more spicy meat balls add more salt and pepper (Season All is good too, that is what I use).  Shape into balls the size of a walnut, using your clean hands dipped in cold water. 

Brown butter in skillet and fry meatballs in batches of about 15-20 until evenly brown, shaking pan continuously to make balls round.  Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes and Swedish lingonberries.





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