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 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

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

45.00

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. 

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-

Nashville Made: Soberdough Brew Bread

Nashville Made Soberdough

If you ever wanted to be Martha Stewart or Betty Crocker, but you don’t actually know how to cook, or if you’re a bachelor trying to impress the ladies, Soberdough is going to make all of your dreams come true!  Okay….maybe not all of them, but you’re going to love how easy and fun they’ve made homemade bread. 

In our search for great Nashville made gifts, we recently came across Soberdough bread mixes and knew we just had to try it for ourselves.  After all, we wouldn’t want you to get or give a gift that has sub-par products.  We’re committed to bringing you only the very best!  Seriously.  No “filler” products.  Just genuinely awesome stuff.

Soberdough carries a host of different flavors like Roasted Garlic, Cinnful Raisin, and Buffalovin Wing, but we were dying to try the Green Chile Cheddar mix.  So we procured a bag, checked the fridge for beer, and got started right away!           

Nashville Made Soberdough In The Making

Step 1:  Procure Soberdough bread mix and pour into a large bowl.

Step 2: Pull out a bottle of beer (or carbonated water) from your refrigerator & pour it into the same large bowl.

Step 3: Pour 1 cup of cheddar cheese into your bowl and mix everything together! 

Step 4: Bake in a 9x5 bread pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. 

Step 5: Let cool, slice & enjoy! 

Nashville Made Soberdough

It’s really that simple and it turned out to be delicious!  Moist, flavorful, and downright yummy!  We paired ours with a bowl of hot chili while watching some SEC football.  Fall just doesn’t get much better than this!  

Soberdough is not just easy and delicious, but it’s made right here in Nashville with all natural ingredients.  Created by a mother-son team, Soberdough is everything we love about the creative community in Nashville.  Find out more about their story here. 

If you’ve tried Soberdough too, tell us which flavor is your favorite. 

As for us, we’ll be keeping a bag or two in our own pantry and keeping the shelves of High Note filled with Soberdough so we can bring it to you via our Nashville gift collection!

- HNG -

It City.

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We fell in love with Nashville before it was the “it” city of the South.  Don’t get us wrong - we swoon over celebrity chefs bringing their flare to the Nashville food scene just as much as the next foodie, but that’s just icing on the cake!  What we love most about Nashville are the people. 

I know, I know….you’re thinking “how cliché!”.   But it’s true. 

For the most part, Nashvillians are genuinely friendly, creative, and supportive.  It makes Nashville the place we are proud to call our home.  In fact, if you ask us about how much we like Nashville, you’ll find it’s hard to get us to stop gushing!

We love being a part of this city and we love getting to see and experience all of the amazing contributions people have brought to Nashville that make it what it is today. 

Our favorite things to do and our favorite foods to eat just so happen to be centered around local small businesses based right here in Music City.  Businesses that have grown through a whole lot of work, determination, and a lot of local love! 

We wanted to contribute something back to our community that supports the amazing work these artisans are doing.  We couldn’t think of a better way than to bundle them together in beautifully packed gift crates for you, for your family, your friends, employees, and clients.

At High Note Gifts, we’re getting to share the things that we love and it doesn’t get much better than that. 

I should mention that we’re also pretty obsessed with music, chocolate (but who isn’t?), encouraging other entrepreneurs, good food, new adventures, finding the perfect gift, serving our community, and spending quality time with family and friends.  

We’ve got a lot of amazing things to introduce you to and we can’t wait to share them with you here.  Feel free to post comments or reach out to us directly with questions, comments, suggestions……or if you simply want to chat about food, music, Nashville, or whatever else makes your heart happy!     

In a day and age where it seems like there is never enough time and always more to do, we’re honored that you would read our blog and we hope to hear from you soon!

- HNG -