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!

5 Must-Try Fall Inspired Foods in Nashville

It's finally starting to feel like Fall in Nashville.  That means it's the perfect weather for football games and backyard bonfires.  It means color changing leaves and festivals in the park.  But most of all, it means we get to experience the warm, comforting flavors of Fall.  Pumpkin spice, apple bourbon, salted caramel, coffee.....oh, my! Here are a few or our favorite Fall foods you'll find around Nashville to commemorate the season's best local flavors.

1. Sweet Potato French Toast

Nashville's original coffee shop, Fido, isn't just good with coffee.  They know how to cook too!  The Sweet Potato French Toast is drizzled with 100% Vermont maple syrup, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar and pecans, and served with whipped cream.  It's a staple on their menu, but it just happens to be some of the best flavors of Fall on a plate.  Ordered with a cappuccino on a cool Saturday morning, this breakfast will sweep you off your feet.

Apple Oatmeal Barista Parlor

2. Apple Pie Oatmeal

Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast?  Barista Parlor's Fall menu offers warm Apple Pie oatmeal for crisp mornings that tastes just like is sounds. 

Photo credit to www.tennessean.com 

Photo credit to www.tennessean.com 

3. S'mores

We'll admit that there's nothing like making your own s'mores over an open fire pit, surrounded by the laughter of good friends.  But, if you don't have the luxury of the real thing, a close second is the S'mores from Tavern in Midtown.  Toast marshmallows over a small flame, dip in chocolate, and consume immediately. 

Instagram: @dozenbakery 

Instagram: @dozenbakery 

4. Pumpkin Pie 

Pumpkin Pie is the true essence of Fall and Dozen Bakery makes one of the best in town.  Stop by for a single slice or take a whole pie on the go to Thanksgiving dinner.  If a classic Pumpkin pie isn't your thing, try the buttermilk/pear, butterscotch pecan, or chocolate cream.  

5. Harvest Goodies

Last, but certainly not least, we have to brag about our own Fall Harvest gift basket that brings all of our favorite Fall flavors together in one basket overflowing with local goodness.  This gift basket is everything you love from Nashville in the flavors of Fall.  You'll find Pumpkin Spice shortbread cookies from Willa's Shortbread, Caramel Corn, Bourbon Brittle from Olive & Sinclair, locally roasted Bongo Java Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Soberdough bread mix, Apple Bourbon jam from Nashville Jam Co., local honey straws from Williams Honey, a peanut butter GooGoo Cluster, and turtle chocolate from Colt's Chocolates. Order one for yourself, send one to a client, or to family you'll miss seeing at Thanksgiving this year. 

Happy Fall, y'all!

 

- 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!  

Delicious Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

Maybe the kids went to one too many Halloween parties.  Maybe you purchased more candy to give out than you had trick-or-treaters come by your house.  Or maybe you just cannot resist that 50% sale the day after Halloween on candy. 

However it arrived, that mound of leftover Halloween candy staring at you from the kitchen counter is just begging to be be re-purposed into one of these fun and delicious recipes. 

Jolly Ranchers become Candy Apples

These fun candy apples can be made in any color you have in Jolly Ranchers.  Make them with the kids or give as gifts!

Courtesy of confessionsofacookbookqueen.com

Courtesy of confessionsofacookbookqueen.com

 

Whoppers become Whopper Brownies

Whopper brownies covered in chocolate ganache with more Whoppers ..... death by chocolate!

Courtesy of mybakingaddiction.com

Courtesy of mybakingaddiction.com

 

Smarties become Sugar Cookies

Smarties make a substitution for sugar in this recipe for classic sugar cookies.

Courtesy of simmworksfamily.com

Courtesy of simmworksfamily.com

 

Candy Corn & Dum Dums become a Rice Krispy Turkey

Get ready for Thanksgiving using your leftover Halloween candy.  These adorable Turkey's would be fun to make with the kids, or as adorable table decor for Thanksgiving parties or dinner.

Courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com

Courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com

 

Butterfingers become Butterfinger Milkshake Cupcakes

Up your dessert game with these Butterfinger Milkshake Cupcakes!

Courtesy of yourcupofcake.com

Courtesy of yourcupofcake.com

 

Twix become Twix Caramel Popcorn

Take movie nights or game day snacks to the next level with this Twix Caramel Popcorn mix.

Courtesy of twopeasandtheirpod.com

Courtesy of twopeasandtheirpod.com

 

Snickers become Snickers Cake

If snickers bars are your favorite Halloween candy, this is your new favorite cake!

Courtesy of browneyedbaker.com

Courtesy of browneyedbaker.com

 

Tootsie Rolls become Adorable Penguins

A fun project with or for the kids .... these penguins are sure to make them smile.

Courtesy of hungryhappenings.com

Courtesy of hungryhappenings.com

 

Reeses become a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Let's be honest, you probably won't have any leftover Reeses, so this might be a recipe that you'll want to run to your local store and grab one of those 50% off bags so you can make this for next weekend's dinner party.

Courtesy of food.com

Courtesy of food.com

 

M&M's become M&M Cookies

Perfect M&M cookies for the whole family.

Courtesy of picky-palate.com

Courtesy of picky-palate.com

 

GooGoo Clusters become Coffee & GooGoo Ice Cream

If you were lucky enough to score some GooGoo Clusters for Halloween, then you know how good this Nashville favorite is all by itself.  But if you love getting creative in the kitchen, this recipe for Coffee and GooGoo Cluster Ice Cream sounds like a winner. 

Courtesy of googoo.com

Courtesy of googoo.com

 

Do you have another favorite candy re-purposed recipe?  Share it with us here! 

- 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-