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!

Local Nashville Hotel & Business Delivery

Being located in the heart of Nashville has it's perks.  We've got great access to amazing coffee, incredible food, and pop-up concerts in the city, but it also means that we have easy access to personally hand-deliver gifts to local Nashville Hotels and Businesses.  So, that's just what we do! 

On our checkout page, you can choose locally delivery as the shipping option and even specify the delivery date of your choice.  Next day? Done.  Next month? Absolutely.  We don't accept same-day delivery orders online as we do not always have the flexibility to deliver at any given hour during the day, but we can always work it in for next-day delivery.  

In-person delivery ensures that the gift arrives in the best condition possible and gives the biggest impression.  We often deliver welcome gifts to local hotels for the day of check-in to welcome guests to Nashville, Tennessee.  Frequently, we delivery a thank you gift or even an apology or condolences gift to a local Nashville business.  And, sometimes we even deliver gifts of congratulations or get well soon wishes to local Nashville Hospitals.  

We've designed a gift for every occasion and even have a selection of greeting cards that you can add to any gift in place of our standard logo card if you want to make it extra special.  Don't see the perfect gift for just the right occasion?  Contact us at gifts@highnotegifts.com with your idea or request and we'll customize something just for you.

Our New Space

Big News!  As of August 1st, we’re moving into a new space!  We found a small space in the Track One building in the Wedgewood Houston area, just two minutes from downtown Nashville.  This historic building was constructed in 1924 by the Railroad as a Feed & Seed warehouse.  It’s now home to several creative small business movers and shakers, and the event space where markets like Porter Flea and others have taken place.

Right now, our space is totally empty, but we can’t wait to pick out some shelving, work tables, artwork, and more to make it feel like home.  We’re pretty excited to be able to offer “by appointment only” retail hours, along with local pick up options on request, host a few fun special events, and more in our new space.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get settled in our first official Nashville retail location. We can’t wait to share this fun milestone with you! 

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 -

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 -

It City.

NASHVILLESKYLINE

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 -