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.

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!  

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. 

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!  

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 - 

Nashville Made: Nola Granola

Have you tried Nola Granola yet? If not, you're missing out on something scrumptious. 

Local snack foods maker, Nola Snacks produces uniquely flavored artisan granola from all natural ingredients right here in Nashville, TN.  Choose from Chocolate Almond, Bourbon Pecan, or our personal favorite, Salted Caramel.  In fact, it's so good that you'll find it now in our Large Nashville Gift Crate and soon to appear in our upcoming Southern Breakfast Collection.  Nothing but the very best will do for our gift options. 

Since we first discovered this sweet and flavorful snack, we've been dreaming up new ways to sneak it into our breakfast, snack time, and desserts.   Here's a few of our favorites:

  • Straight out of the bag by the handful
  • With milk for a sweet cereal breakfast
  • As a topping to frozen yogurt or ice cream
  • Sprinkled on peanut butter spread over apple slices
  • Sprinkled over a banana dipped in honey
  • Over yogurt with fresh fruit

Comment below to tell us if you've tried Nola Granola and how you enjoy your favorite flavor. 

Bon Appetit!

- 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 -

Making a List. Checking it Twice.

High Note Christmas Tree

You did it!

You pulled off Thanksgiving!  Maybe you hosted this year for the first time ever, or maybe you've been hosting for many years now.  Or perhaps you're a champion at eating and napping and you know to leave the hosting to the experts in the kitchen.  However you spent Thanksgiving, you made it through and now it's the official start to the Christmas season! 

If you're superhuman, you've already finished your Christmas shopping.  But if you're a normal human being, you are just getting started.  The month of December is sure to fly by with Holiday parties, decorating the house, seeing family and friends, and making the most of this wonderful time of the year!  So, we're helping you get organized now to be sure you tackle your gift list this year in style.  Our 2014 Nashville Gift Guide is coming soon!  In the meantime, we created this free downloadable Holiday Gift List just for you! Just click on the image below to download the PDF, print, and start making your list and checking it twice. Enjoy! 

- 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 -