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!

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.

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!  

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. 

Corporate Holiday Gift Checklist 2016

Roughly 60% of companies give gifts to employees or clients during the Holiday Season.  Gift giving during this most wonderful time of year is a way to extend a warm sentiment of gratitude and appreciation.  The ongoing success of any business is built on these very relationships and a gift can go a long way in maintaining and cultivating the best partnerships. 

If you’re responsible for making sure these gifts get sent each year, there are a few important items to consider when doing your own corporate or business gifting. 

Timing  

The first thing to plan out is the timing of when you will get started and when you want the gifts to arrive.  Get started as early as possible.  When it comes to shopping for the best deals on personal gifts, many people believe the closer it gets to Christmas, the better the deal.  When you’re talking corporate gifts, the early bird gets the worm.  When you are ordering multiple gifts, get started early to ensure the best selection, the most flexibility in personalization details, and for the best opportunity to receive a discount.  Most retailers offer discounts for orders placed early. 

Remember that it takes time to pull together all of the details.  You’ll need to choose gifts, allow time to ask questions about discounts and personalization, pull together names and current addresses, and decide on the note you want sent with each gift.  If you’re working with a small business or having something customized for your order, you may need to allow extra time for items to be made or personalized.

Regardless of when you purchase, if you are sending gifts to a business address, you will also want to make sure to schedule gifts to arrive before businesses typically start closing for the Holidays.  Every industry is different, but most companies allow extra time off during the Holidays and you can be sure that most people will have vacated the office by at least Christmas Eve.  Often times, there are very few employees working the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so be sure gifts arrive no later than a couple days before Christmas or postpone them until after the New Year for the most impact.  Be sure to allow plenty of time for shipping carriers to deliver packages during their busiest time of the year.

If you find that you may be running short on time for gifts to arrive mid-December, consider sending something in January for a New Year’s gift instead.  It’s a great way to stand out from other gifts they’ll receive and start the year on a high note.

Budget

Be sure to have a budget in mind for what you will spend on gifts.  The amount you spend really is not the most important aspect of a gift, so only spend what you are comfortable budgeting.  Then focus on the quality and thoughtfulness of what you can afford within your budget.  It is better to send a fantastic $10 gift than a less-than-impressive $100 gift.

If you have clearly definable tiers of different clients or employees, consider choosing a couple of different gifts at different budgets so that your VIP recipients get a larger gift.

If you are sending several gifts, be sure to ask for discounts even if there is not one published.  And lastly, remember that you will need to budget for any shipping expenses and applicable sales taxes.

Contents

Choosing the right gift is a skill in itself.  There are a few things to consider when choosing what to send.  First, be creative.  If you have the ability to choose a different gift for every person based on what you know he or she will personally enjoy – do it! There is nothing that makes a bigger impact than an avid tennis player receiving a beautiful tennis bag or a Bourbon lover receiving a box of bourbon-infused artisan foods.  If this isn’t realistic for your business, you can still make a great impression.

When choosing one gift to send to multiple people, be sure to choose something that is gender neutral and a crowd pleaser.  One certain bet is food.  Food is the love language of the South and we’re pretty sure it’s enjoyed Nationwide.  Gift baskets are a popular choice because they allow each person or office to receive a variety of different items so there is something for everyone.  If you need to limit your budget, consider a unique candy or limited edition item that will be something fun and different to enjoy.  

Many companies send comfort foods during the Holidays, but you might also contemplate sending something a bit on the healthier side such as local honey or specialty coffee since more and more people are becoming more health conscious these days. 

Not all great gift ideas involve food.  Something that can be used around the office or as a keepsake at home is one way to ensure they’ll remember you year-round for months or years to come.  A unique set of coasters, a beautiful coffee table book, or a framed print are all items that they are sure to keep around as a reminder of your company.

Anything that is made locally or has a “give-back” aspect is sure to be a hit this Season.  Items that support a meaningful cause or local community often have more significance and add a sense of kind-heartedness to your gift for both you and the recipient. 

Finally, if you are sending something from you personally and not the company as a whole, consider choosing something you personally love and send it with a note that tells them that you chose a gift that is one of your absolute favorites or supports a cause close to your heart.  It establishes a connection and allows your gift recipient to share in something you care about or enjoy.

Personalization

No matter what you choose to send, you will want to make sure they know it is from you.  The easiest way to do this is with a heartfelt note sent with every gift.  Many companies will send a typed or handwritten note on your behalf. If that isn’t offered, ask if they will allow you to send your own notes to be included. 

Another way to personalize the gift from your company is to partner with a company that allows the item or packaging to be branded with your company logo or colors.  That might be in the form of a printed ribbon, a stamped gift box, or a personalized item that goes inside each gift.

If you have extra time to collaborate on an item made just for you, think outside the box about what you might have sent from your company like a handcrafted leather journal with your logo embossed or a tin of your favorite cookies with a custom designed sticker on each tin with a special message from your company.  

Feedback

Once your gifts arrive, it is important to listen for feedback and take it into consideration for next year so you know what was a hit and what needs to be reconsidered.  A gift that is loved by many or a company that ensured your packages arrived on time and in good condition is worth looking at again next year. 

Forming a partnership with a company to help with your gifts each year is beneficial.  You will save time and money by working with a company that already has your logo, preferences, and budget in mind when helping you plan the perfect gift for your clients each year.

If you are aware of these five pivotal aspects, then you’re already an expert at corporate gift giving and practice makes perfect.  Hopefully you have some creative ideas flowing and you are well on your way to making clients or employees leap with joy over the gifts they receive this year.  Cheers to making spirits bright.  Happy Holidays!  

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 - 

 

 

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-