New Nashville Holiday Gifts for 2018

A few of your favorite gifts from last year have returned for 2018 like our Music City Holiday, Country Christmas, and Gourmet Holiday gifts. But we’ve added a few new Holiday options to choose from this year and we couldn’t be more excited about them! We’ve tried to ensure there’s something here for everyone. Each gift is designed using 100% locally sourced goods from right here in Nashville, Tennessee. They’re all carefully curated and beautifully wrapped with a complimentary handwritten note for the highest quality gifting experience. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the new guys!

If we haven’t pre-designed something that’s perfect for what you need, we would love to help customize something for you. Email us at gifts@highnotegifts.com and we’ll have our gift concierge reach out to help right away!

What Dad Really Wants for Father's Day: The Food Edition

Bourbon, Bacon, BBQ and Brunch.  It's what Dad really wants.  

Looking for a great gift idea for Father's Day?  Take our advice and send Dad one of these great gifts, or treat him to brunch at one of the best spots in Nashville.  Check out our top recommendations below and let us know what you're getting for your Dad this Father's Day.   

Bourbon

Now Dad can have the smooth taste of Bourbon in a unique way through Apple Bourbon Jam spread over fluffy buttermilk biscuits, Bourbon BBQ seasoning that adds a bold flavor to the grill, Bourbon Pecan granola for the perfect snack, and an award winning Bourbon Brittle to satisfy any man's sweet tooth.  

Bacon

Our Artisan Snack Box includes five great tastes from Nashville including Wildflower Honey Shortbread cookies, Prohibition Popcorn, stone ground chocolate, teriyaki beef jerky, and Bacon Brittle.....yes, BACON brittle!  If your Dad likes Bacon, he's going to love this perfect blend of sweet, smokey, and savory.  

BBQ

Barbecues are a Summers staple for Dads everywhere.  A grill, some good sauce, and the perfect seasoning blend will turn burgers, chicken, pork, and more into a mouth watering backyard BBQ experience. 

Brunch

Most Father's don't ask for much in return for all the sacrifices they make along the way, but don't they deserve a little pampering of their own sometimes?  Spending time with Dad over brunch seems like the perfect gift to us and Nashville has some of the best brunch options around.  You might even be able to squeeze in a little Bourbon, Bacon & BBQ into your brunch for the ultimate Father's Day gift food experience.  Here are a few of our top recommendations for places to take Dad this year: 

1. Tavern - This Midtown bar and restaurant has been one of the top spots for weekend brunch for years and there's a reason it's still a popular spot.  The food is good, there's a full bar, a patio, and TVs everywhere so you can catch the game while you're catching up over brunch.  Try the Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with chorizo gravy, the Nooner, or the Tavern Burger. 

2. Chauhan Ale and Masala House - This unexpected brunch spot is one of the best brunch menus in town for true foodies.  Inspired by Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan’s Indian roots, and her love for Southern cuisine, this is a unique brunch selection, but you won't regret anything on the menu.  Try the "What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?", Elvis' Favorite waffles, Bacon Chicken Deviled Eggs, and don't leave without the Stop Monkeying Around bread that tastes like dessert for brunch. 

3. Etc. -   One of the few really great places to eat in Green Hills, this new spot from Chef Deb Paquette is intimate and casual and still a bit upscale.  Dad will love the classic Bistro Steak and Eggs with fried potato salad and don't miss out on the sour cream coffee cake. 

4. Saint Anejo - If Mexican food is more his speed, the perfect blend of brunch items and Mexican inspired food flavors coupled with a fantastic atmosphere can be found at Saint Anejo each weekend.  You can't go wrong with a single item on the menu, they've got a fantastic bar, and they have a great patio for when the weather is perfect for outdoor seating. 

Of course Nashville is filled with great brunch spots and if you're ambitious, maybe you want to even try your own hand at making Dad a Father's Day brunch at home so he never even has to put on real pants! Because isn't that the dream? 

Whatever you decide to do this Father's Day, know that if you're lucky enough to have a great Dad, you should celebrate him, say "thank you", and embrace the gift of time well spent with him whenever possible. 

To Father's everywhere, Happy Father's Day from Nashville, Tennessee! 

Treat Mom on Mother's Day

Mother's Day Quote

It turns out your mother was right about most everything that you just knew she had wrong. And now you're old enough to know just how amazing she is, how much she put up with for all those years, and she's still there for you, no matter what, when you need advice, a shoulder to cry on, or an extra helping hand.  

Treat Mom this Mother's Day to a thoughtful gift with a big THANK YOU for who she is and what she means to you.  Here's a few ideas she might love....

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Soap & Candle Gift Set   /  2. Apron & Towel Gift Set   /   3. Genuine Leather Tote Bag   /    4. Nashville Chocolate Box   /   5. Lavender & Rose Relaxation Set   /   6. Sweet as a Peach  /   7. Baker's Box 

Each gift is made up of exclusively Nashville-made items from local makers and hand packaged with care and every item includes FREE gift wrapping and a FREE personalized note.  We'll make sure it gets to your Mom.  She'll be so delighted you were thinking of her. And you'll keep your status as the favorite child!  

All gifts ship from Nashville, Tennessee with priority shipping and will arrive within two days of ordering for local addresses or three to five days for nationwide shipping depending on location.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas to Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Looking for a unique and truly special gift to tell someone you love them, miss them, or just plain adore them?  Everyone loves to get something for Valentines Day! Here's a few of our favorite gift ideas for the big day.  

Gifts ship within 24 hours from purchase.  We'd love to help you make someone special feel treasured this Valentine's Day! 

Holiday Gifts for the Whole Family to Share

When you want to send something to family and friends across town or across the country, we've got you covered.  You can't see everyone for the Holidays.  Send your Holiday wishes with a gift and a handwritten card from High Note Gifts!  

A Country Christmas

Send them a Country Christmas from Tennessee! Visions of handcrafted peppermint back, whiskey guitar shaped cookies, peanut brittle, and hot cocoa will become a reality for the Holidays.  

Culinary Gift Crate

There is something for everyone in our largest gift filled with the finest culinary products from the South ready to stock the pantry!  They'll be able to taste the best of what Nashville has to offer in sweet, savory, and spicy.  

 

Family Night

Send the gift of Family time with a Tennessee puzzle, Spirit of Nashville playing cards, and a few sweet treats to munch on while they spend time together around the table. 

Southern Breakfast

There's nothing like a pancake breakfast together on a cold weekend morning!  This is a gift the whole family can enjoy together with pancakes, coffee, and more. 

Signature Nashville Gift Crate

Send a little bit of everything from Music City with our Signature Nashville Gift Crate made for sharing! 

Healthy Goods Gift Box

Want to stay away from sending too many sweets for the Holidays?  Our Healthy Goods gift box is filled with snacks that have just the right amount of sweetness from raw honey to stone ground chocolate, granola, and more. 

Dog Love

Don't forget Fido!  Dog lovers that know their fur babies are part of the family will swoon over a special gift just for man's best friend. 

Gourmet Music City Basket

Send a gourmet collection of Music City's best with warm Holiday wishes or as a thank you for hosting this year!  

100% Local Gifts For Him & Her

Looking for a unique gift to send to friends or family across the country this year?  Send a little bit of Nashville near or far with one of our ready-made handpicked local gifts.  We've got great gift ideas for him and for her.  

Local Gift Ideas for Her

The women in your life deserve the best and we've got some fun and unique gift ideas for her. Every item has been made locally in Nashville, Tennessee, so you know it's been poured, stirred, packed, or stitched together with love by local artisans pursuing what they love. 

Local Gift Ideas for Him

He's probably the hardest person on your list to shop for this Season, so we've pulled together a few of our favorite gifts for the men in your life here.  Every purchase supports several small businesses and you're guaranteed to get the very best gifts for the foodie, the grill master, the bourbon connoisseur, the clean shaven, or the well kept bearded man in your life.    

See something you want combined, substituted, or customized?  Need help deciding?  Contact us at gifts@highnotegifts.com and a gift concierge will help make sure it's just right!  

Holiday Gifts For Clients

Choosing the right gift for clients and colleagues can be a challenge, so we've pulled a few of our favorites together to give you a guide to some of the best business gifts we offer this year.  

Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies

25.00

A tin filled with cookies is a classic crowd pleaser and these Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies are certain to make a real impression with clients and colleagues alike whether you're sending to an individual or an office.  These cookies won't last long! 

Biscuits & Jam

35.00

Biscuits and Jam are better together.  If you want to send something that extends beyond the break room into their home kitchen to make memories with family or friends, this set is the perfect gift.  

Music City Holiday

A bit of Holiday Cheer with a uniquely Nashville twist gives clients near and far a taste of Music City's sweetest treats! 

 

Chocolate Box

29.00

Everyone loves chocolate, right?  This gift box of chocolates includes a sampling of different chocolates made in Nashville so there's something for everyone.   

 

Guitar Shaped Cutting Board

This beautiful guitar-shaped board is perfect for clients in the Music Industry or clients that just love music.  They'll keep these in their kitchen for years to come with memories of your thoughtful gift. 

Gourmet Holiday Gift Basket

Sending something to a group or VIP?  Our Gourmet Holiday Basket is a large assortment of Holiday goods with a few things to indulge in now and a few to take home for later.  

Office Box Party

99.00

If you're looking for a gift the whole office can enjoy, look no further.  Our Box Office Party Box is filled with enough treats for everyone in the office.  

Signature Nashville Gift Crate 

149.00

Our Signature Nashville Gift Basket is a special batch of our favorite Music City indulgences is packaged in a simple wood crate for the ultimate gift basket free from any "cheap fillers".  Only the very best for the very best clients! 

See more ideas on our shop page.  

Having trouble deciding what to gift?  Email us at gifts@highnotegifts.com and we'll help you design the perfect corporate gift plan for the Holidays this year, or help you build a customized option built specifically for your budget and style.  Plus, ask us about personalization options for corporate logos and more. 

Gifts to Send Them Off to College

Leaving home for College can be exciting and scary all at the same time.  If you’ve just sent your baby to college and Nashville is home, consider sending a care package that will remind them of home and let them know how much you love and miss them already.  Or if your college student is in Nashville for school now, send something locally so they can get a taste of their new home. 

There’s nothing better for a college student than receiving a gift in the mail to enjoy and maybe even share with new friends or roommates.

Here are a few gifts we think would be perfect for them:

Taste of Nashville 

Taste of Nashville 

A small basket of sweets from Nashville makes an easy heartfelt gift that won’t involve you having to spend time baking homemade cookies, finding a container, and shipping them on your own.

Healthy Goods Basket 

Healthy Goods Basket 

If you’re not a fan of sending sweets, our Healthy Goods Basket has a host of snacks to keep their energy up without the sugar crash!

Gourmet Music City Basket 

Gourmet Music City Basket 

This shareable version of our Nashville made goodies is perfect for snacking on in dorm rooms and making new friends over a bag of gourmet granola or Tennessee honey shortbread cookies.

Leather Wrap Journal 

Leather Wrap Journal 

Send something simple they’ll use every day to jot down reminders like “Call Mom” and “Make Travel Plans to Go Home for Christmas”. 

Weather your child is one or twenty-one, they’re still one of the most important people in your life.  Every gift we send comes with a complementary handwritten note from you.  Let us help you make reminding them how much you care as easy as pie by choosing a gift we can ship for you.

- HNG - 

Administrative Professionals Day Gift Guide

Administrative Professionals Day recognizes the year-round, hard-working secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals in your life that keep things running smoothly.  This year, the date falls on Wednesday, April 27th.  

Let’s face it, the person that you would celebrate is probably the one that normally orders gifts on your behalf when you need to send something to a client or colleague, but this is your opportunity to treat them to a little something and let them know how much they are appreciated. 

May we suggest a gift filled with local, Nashville-made goodies?  Here are a few of our favorites: 

Let them know how sweet they are with a sweet taste of Nashville! 

Gift them with a box of chocolate! 

 

Pamper her with something Just for Her. 

Every gift comes with a personalized note from you that we hand-write and is elegantly gift wrapped, never at any extra charge. 

And from us, to all the amazing Administrative Assistants, thank you for what you do!  

15 Seconds of Fame on The Today Show

They say everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame.  Well, we didn't have 15 minutes, but we did get about 15 seconds on national television and it was so much fun!

Just a few days prior to Thanksgiving 2015, we were contacted by a correspondent for The Today Show on NBC.  She was reaching out to see if we would be willing to send a couple of our signature Bourbon Bundle gift baskets to Rockefeller Center so we could be featured in a gift segment on NBC the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Our answer? Uh, yeesss! 

So we frantically packaged up gifts, tied each ribbon to perfection, and sent them off to New York City just in time for our very first television debut.  

Then we set our alarms to get up early on a Saturday morning.  You never know what will happen on live television, so we were still holding our breathe that this was really going to happen.  With a large cup of coffee in hand, we anxiously waited to see if we made the cut. 

And then it happened!  Before we even got to see it air, we were getting flooded with orders into our inbox.  Nashville is one hour behind the east coast, so it aired before we could see it.  And people must have liked what they saw!  In the first 20 minutes after it aired Eastern Standard Time, we had already exceeded our expectations for orders.  Then it aired in Central time, Mountain time, and Pacific time.  Everyone in the country that was up on a Saturday morning tuned into NBC saw us and so many of you came to our website to get a Bourbon Bundle for yourself or someone special. 

So, we had our work cut out for us and so did our local artisan suppliers!  Just weeks before Christmas, we got to work filling orders as fast as we could get them out the door. It turns out that Americans love their Bourbon and they know something good when they see it.  

It was a fun experience and we're not sure what can top that, but we're ready for our next television spotlight! 


- HNG -  



Easter Baskets with a Grown Up Twist

For most adults, the days of jelly beans and stuffed bunnies are long gone, but that doesn't mean they're too old for an Easter basket.  When you want to send something filled with fun Spring surprises, chocolate's they'll crave, and handmade goodies that bring quality and fun sophistication to Easter, we've got you covered.  

This sweet Easter basket is perfect for all ages.  It's been filled with chocolates, handmade Rosemary Mint soap, hand-carved hickory wood soap dish, honey straws, beeswax lip balm, and caramels.  Precious friends, teens, family across the country, and college students home or away for the holiday will adore these sweet handmade goodies for Easter. 

If the chocolate is the best part of their Easter basket, why not give them a box full of chocolate. They'll swoon over these Southern artisan chocolates made in Nashville, Tennessee.  Filled with a stone ground chocolate bar, milk chocolate covered marshmallows, turtle candies, classic GooGoo Cluster, and festive milk chocolate egg pops.  

This Grown Up Easter Basket is made for sharing!  Send it to a client's office to say thank you to the whole team or to family as a warm gesture for the Easter Holiday.  All natural strawberry jam, small batch shortbread cookies, fair trade coffee, and chocolate almond granola add to chocolates and caramels to make this a Easter basket to remember.

Easter is Sunday, March 27th and we've made it easy for you to celebrate without running around town to make your own Easter Basket.  Let us know if we can customize something for you.  Be sure to order by Tuesday, March 22nd for on-time delivery for local Nashville deliveries or nationwide shipping. 

Happy Easter! 

- HNG - 

 

 

Star Wars Fans, Rejoice!

As of the date of this post, there are just 40 days until opening day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

If you’re a true Star Wars fan, you already knew that.  What you might not know yet is that you can watch it early at the low, low price of one round trip ticket to Paris, a hotel room, and other travel expenses.  The film is showing on December 16th in France and the Air France website has a packaged deal for you to get a flight and a ride to the theater to see it first.  To say that you saw this epic film first is probably worth the money, right? 

Well, if you can’t afford Paris, I guess you’ll have to settle for seeing it opening night here in the United States.  If you’re a huge fan though, you’ll want to commemorate the days leading up to the big event.  We’re guessing you’ve seen the trailer a few dozen times, you’ve already scouted out what new collectors items you just have to have, and you’re planning out what you’ll wear the big day.

As for us, we’re commemorating the event the only way we know how….in locally sourced chocolate, of course!  We’ve pulled together the ultimate Star Wars Chocolate Gift Box for you, your friends, and fellow Jedi fans.  

You’ll find a Yoda in milk chocolate with peanut butter, a Storm Trooper in cookies-n-cream white chocolate, and 6 Darth Vader truffles in dark chocolate ganache, all wrapped up in a gift box with official Star Wars ribbon.  They’re $40 each and available for a limited time only.  Get one before they’re gone! 

May the force be with you! 


- HNG - 

BUSINESS GIFTS: What to Send, When to Send it, and How to Make an Impression!

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Business gifts don’t have to be boring.  They don’t have to be something that you put in the office break room for everyone else to take home because, let’s face it, you didn’t really want to eat those cookies that taste like cardboard! 

That’s where we come in.  Your clients will drool over locally crafted, small-batch bourbon caramels.  They’ll rave about all natural strawberry jams.  And you might just get personal phone calls about how much they love GooGoo Clusters. 

What Business Gifts Make the Most Impact?

Be creative in how you’ll let your clients, prospects, and partners know that you appreciate them.  Stand out with a thoughtful, well-timed, and personalized gift that you know they’ll enjoy.

Sending something local always makes a big impression.  It’s thoughtful, unique, and shows your support for other local small businesses.  Our gifts always allow you to send quality, local goods that are beautifully packaged and are sure to be enjoyed by all.  Consumable gifts are especially appropriate and can be shared with coworkers, friends, and family.  

Customizing a gift with a hand written note, your company logo or corporate colors ads a special, personal touch that is sure to impress.

Essentially every aspect of gift giving can be customized.  At High Note Gifts, we work with businesses to create an exclusive gift order that is tailored to a specific budget, need, and experience.  Whatever the occasion, we would be delighted to work with you to create the perfect gift!

When is the Best Time to Send a Business Gift?

Many companies send gifts at Christmas time to show expressions of warmth and friendship during the Holidays, but it’s also important to be sensitive to individual religious beliefs.  Why not send something for Thanksgiving to let them know how thankful you are to have the opportunity to work with them?  Or, consider sending a New Year’s gift that says cheers to another great year!  Plus, when sending gifts outside the typical Holiday season, your gift stands out from the crowd of gifts your client may be receiving at Christmas. 

There are countless other reasons to send a gift all year long whether you’re sending holiday wishes, celebrating another big sale, welcoming clients to an event, or showing your ongoing appreciation for the administrative assistant you know you couldn’t actually live without. 

When to Send a Business Gift

  • When you want to say thank you
  • When you want to show a little extra customer appreciation
  • When you want to acknowledge your rock-star employee
  • When congratulations are in order
  • When you want to welcome a client into town
  • When you need to tell them you’re sorry they didn’t have a better experience
  • When you want to say thanks for the referrals
  • When you want to stay at the top of their mind
  • When you’re sending Holiday wishes  
  • When it’s Administrative Professionals' Day
  • When it’s Boss's Day
  • When you put together a gift with purchase program
  • When you’re hoping they’ll get well soon
  • When you’re celebrating life together such as birthdays, weddings, retirements, etc.

Let us help customize the perfect gift, or the perfect 1,000 gifts for you.  And don’t be surprised if you start getting subtle "hints" about what they want next year!

- HNG-

12 Uniquely Nashville Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's day is coming up fast!  Don't let us catch you at Walgreens on February 13th hoping you'll find a card and some chocolates before they're completely sold out.  You can do better than that!

With a little help from us, you'll find a gift that's unique, local, and thoughtful.  We put together a list of our top 12 Uniquely Nashville gift ideas for your Valentine this year! 

Don't see something they'll love? Tell us about who you're shopping for and we'll send you a customized list of ideas just for your special someone. 

Photo by Amaranthus Paper & Flora

Photo by Amaranthus Paper & Flora

1. Handmade paper flowers and a heartfelt love letter

Get her flowers that will actually last!  These beautiful flowers are made by Amaranthus Paper & Flora, a mother/daughter team based out of Nashville and Atlanta. Need a little help writing an old fashion love letter to pair with your Valentine’s flowers?  Hallmark breaks it down for you here. 

 

Photos by Project 615 and HattieB's

Photos by Project 615 and HattieB's

2.  Project 615 Nashville T-shirt “Hot Chicken Capital of the World” and a gift card to Hattie B’s

If he loves hot chicken, he’ll love this Valentine’s day gift idea!  Pick up a gift card to Hattie B’s and pair it with a T-shirt from Project 615.  As a bonus, you’ll feel great knowing that 100% of the profits from Project 615 t-shirts go to world changing organizations, including those that specifically help the homeless community of Nashville.

 

Photo by Beardition

Photo by Beardition

3. Beardition gift set

Is he a clean shaven kind of guy or a bearded fella?  Either way, keep him looking his best with one of Nashville’s own Beardition’s ultimate Valentine’s Day product gift sets. 

 

Photos by Bongo Java and Brittany Fuson

Photos by Bongo Java and Brittany Fuson

4. Brittany Fuson stationary and a Bongo Java gift card

The talented Nashville based Brittany Fuson designs fashionable stationary that is perfect for the coffee addicted!  Pair a notepad with a Bongo Java gift card she can use it to feed her addiction at Fido, Bongo Belmont, Hot & Cold, or Bongo East Café!

 

Photos by Scout-Baby and Colt's Chocolates

Photos by Scout-Baby and Colt's Chocolates

5. A plush animal for play time and chocolate covered animal crackers for snack time

Pick out a handmade bear, pig, alligator, or fox from Nashville owned Scout Baby for your little one this Valentine’s day.  Pair it with a bag of Colt’s chocolate covered animal crackers for the perfect kid's valentine gift.   

 

Photo by Fin&Lil and See Spot Eat

Photo by Fin&Lil and See Spot Eat

6. Doggie bow tie and a Valentine’s day treat

Sometimes man’s best friend is the best Valentine in your life!  Doggies like gifts too!  Fin and Lil  has a bow tie that will make him look dashing and See Spot Eat will keep him happy with a special treat just for him!

 

Photo by Southern Firefly

Photo by Southern Firefly

7. Nashville scented candle

What does Nashville smell like?  Leather and whiskey of course!  Guys will particularly love this manly scented candle from Southern Firefly.  Each candle is hand poured and made to remind you of being on Broadway in Nashville, TN.

 

Photo by Nashville Ballet

Photo by Nashville Ballet

8. Tickets to the ballet

Guys, trust us – you’ll score major brownie points if you take her to a ballet! Nashville Ballet’s Attitude will be performed February 13-15 and combines dance, music, and art to inspire her creative side this Valentine’s weekend.

 

Photo by ChocolateFx

Photo by ChocolateFx

9. Box of Chocolates

Skip the line at Wal-Mart this year and pick up a unique box of handmade chocolates from Nashville’s Chocolate F/X.  Choose from a small or large assortment of Valentine’s day chocolates with a fun Rock n Roll attitude!

 

Photo by Thistle Farms

Photo by Thistle Farms

10. Thistle Farms candle

Love heals! Thistle Farms lavender candles not only provide the gift of relaxation, but sales of Thistle Farms products help the Magdalene non-profit, a residential program in Nashville for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. 

 

Photos by Olive&Sinclair

Photos by Olive&Sinclair

11. A chocolate factory tour and a cinnamon chili chocolate heart

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory might not be real, but Olive & Sinclair is and it’s right here in Nashville.  Having won numerous awards and accolades for their stone ground chocolate, you can’t go wrong by picking up some chocolates for your Valentine and booking a tour for a sweet date idea. 

 

12. Nashville gift basket

Send them a taste of Nashville! A gift crate from us at High Note Gifts is the perfect way to share all the things you love from Nashville with the ones you love! Tell your clients, friends, or students away from home how much you love and appreciate them this Valentine’s Day with a gift crate that’s sure to please! 


What are you planning on giving to your Valentine this year?  Is there anything you're hoping to get?  Valentine's day is not just for couples.  Make someone's day with a thoughtful gift that let's them know how much you love them and appreciate them being a part of your life. 

- HNG -