Last Minute Christmas Shopping

ChristmasLast Minute Christmas Gifting Ideas

Tis the season of peace, joy, and love! It’s that time of year again, time for the hustle and bustle of shopping and searching for the perfect gifts and attending holiday parties with your family or co-workers. The Christmas holiday has a meaning all its own to each individual. Spending time with family, decorating the tree and having a celebratory dinner with family and friends.

Candy Concepts is presenting you with a few last minute Christmas gifting ideas that may take away the stress of shopping and bringing it right to your door. Giving people gifts that you care about or show how much you appreciate what they do for you is a joy all in itself. Watching the excitement as they tear into the package and the facial expressions they make when they see the wonderful surprise inside. Take a look at these wonder last minute Christmas gifting ideas and see for yourself. Maybe you will see an item you wish Santa will bring to you Christmas morning.

Christmas Gift Basket Idea

Gift Baskets have always been a favorite for both the giver and the recipient. You receive a bunch of nice things in one package. Choose how big or how small you wish your basket to be and if you know the person well that helps to be specific with what goes in the basket. That is why Candy Concepts recommends the Oval Willow Baskets. These luxurious dark stained wicker baskets come in small, medium, and large sizes.  Pictured left in the above image you will see all three baskets. To the right is only a suggestion of what the finished gift basket could possible look like. Creative thinking helps a little here, but that’s what makes it so fun.

Wine Gifting for Christmas

Wine gifting is universal, easy, and can be done almost any time. Here’s a couple simple yet sophisticated ideas:

  • Wrought Iron Wall Wine Display holds three bottles of your favorite wine, up to four wine glasses, and a 4” x 5 ½” memorable photograph. This wine display would be ideal gift for newlyweds, parents celebrating their wedding anniversaries, or a wonderful Christmas gift to a loved one who just happened to love wine too. The intricate scroll work definitely adds style and perfection to this beautiful work of art.
  • Our Natural Wine Box comes in three sizes that can be used for a variety of gift giving ideas such as wine, oils, or other bottled liquids. These cylinder shaped wine boxes are made from thin unfinished poplar wood. The wood is steamed and bent under pressure to form its shape. Each wine box is completed with a button string closure with a poplar wood button and a thin leather strip.

Candle or Floral HoldersGive the gift of a beautiful candle holder to someone you love that could use a little brightening. A Pearl Star Candle Holder is decorated nicely to compliment your Christmas decorations or add aura lighting another place and time. These lovely pearl tone glass containers have a silver lining and comes in three different heights and sizes: 2.75”, 3” and the 3.75”. Purchase all three sizes to create a magnificent looking display. Add ambiance lighting with a beautiful aroma by including a scented votive or tea candle of your choice or create a floral arrangement with colorful sprigs and blooms for special occasions such as weddings or table centerpieces.Lighted Artificial Tree

Brighten any area and decorate your home or office with this beautiful and delightful Flocked Snow Lighted Winter Tree. This decorative tree is brown with white flock and stands four foot tall. Use this stylish and sophisticated decor inside or outdoors. When using outdoors, secure your artificial tree with the metal stakes included. Once you receive your snow tree do some light assembly and plug into 120 volt outlet. Arrange this ornamental tree so you are able to enjoy the ambiance lighting year round.

Create a wonderful Christmas colored candy buffet for the family and friends to enjoy while they are visiting for the holidays. Red and green colored candies with the right accessory jars and scoops will generate an inviting and welcoming candy buffet table. Here are only a few choices from a wide variety and types of candy by color. Let’s start with the vibrant and delicious red candies:

  1. Cinnamon Red Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in ten pounds increments. Who doesn’t Red Christmas Candylove jelly beans? Easy to eat for all ages. Eat them year round by having them in candy jars, bulk candy displays and more. You get approximately 400 jelly beans per pound. Check out our other flavors. Savor the flavor and enjoy the warm sugary sensation of these yummy treats.
  2. Red Cherry Gummy Rings are round delicious gummies with a touch of sanded sourness around the outside. Receive approximately 65 pieces per pound. Not only add to your candy buffet but also decorate cakes, cupcakes and more. Combine with the green gummy rings below for a more festive appeal.
  3. Strawberry Old Fashioned Candy Sticks are a nostalgic tradition with Christmas. Receive 80 red and green swirled, individually wrapped, five inch long sticks. Great for adding to stockings hung by the fireplace with care, as gift toppers, or use as a stir stick for adding extra flavor in your beverages. See what other nostalgic candy sticks Candy Concepts has to offer.
  4. Gummy Strawberries & Cream are soft and chewy strawberry shaped gummies with white foam bottoms and green tinted stems. Perfect candy for all ages because they are easy to eat. You can choose to order either 5 or 20 pounds worth of this delicious gummy candy. They are also a great way to decorate cakes with white or chocolate frosting.

Green is a nice and refreshing color to have in your candy buffet especially for the Christmas holidays. The green colored candy comes in a large variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. Here are only a small number of green colored candy, please come and see for yourself what other green candies we have available:

  1. Apple Fruit Sours are ideal for your candy buffet table. These chewy sour tasting Green Christmas Candymorsels come in five pound increments which equals out to approximately 100 pieces of tart candy per pound. Mix with another round red candy for a colorful mixture with an exciting taste.
  2. Green Apple Gummi Rings are another slightly sour and tart treat. Order these in five pounds or our bulk size of 18lbs. These sour sanded yummy treats taste just like a green apple. There are approximately 65 pieces per pound. Join these green gummies to the red ones above for a more holiday attraction.
  3. Single Color Green Sixlets are one of everybody’s favorites. These candy coated chocolates are ideal for decorating desserts, used as a ice cream or yogurt toppings and more. When ordered receive 12lbs and you will get close to 450 pieces per pound.
  4. Andes Mints in Plain Green Wrapper are a delicious chocolate and mint combination so tasty and refreshing you will not want to stop at eating only one piece. These yummy candy chocolate treats are wrapped in plain green wrappers which makes it easy to grab and go. Receive 20lbs worth of this individually wrapped chocolate & mint combination when ordering. Perfect flavor for this festive season.

Christmas Candy Buffet Jars

Make sure you have the right utensils and the perfect sized clear display jars for your candy buffet table. Make your candy sparkle and shine. Looking to make gift giving as simple as possible, check out the clear shaped candy boxes just added to our inventory. Review a few of these options for your candy buffet table:

  1. Acrylic Candy Jars with removable lids are crystal clear and come in three different sizes to choose from. The small jar is holds 40 ounces. Medium sized jar is 80 ounces. Large jar is 128 ounces.
  2. Scoops come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Help keep your buffet sanitary by incorporating scoops. We have red, kiwi green, clear colored plus a whole lot more.
  3. This 4-piece Round Glass Canister Set includes a gasket fitment to ensure freshness for any candy or other product store for any amount of time. These four dishwasher safe containers come in various sizes of 21oz-27oz-46oz-58oz.

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Last minute shopping is fun yet stressful. We always manage to forget very important items such as stocking stuffer’s for your mate, your parents or the kids. Here are a few last minute shopping suggestions for those Christmas stockings that are popular and fun for all ages. See other Stocking Stufferscharacters Candy Concepts offers too!

  1. Best of Disney Pixar Pez Dispensers come with the characters Sully, Bruce, and the ever popular Buzz Lightyear. Each pez container comes with one dispenser and two refill candy cartridges.
  2. Trolls Pez Dispensers are fun & colorful. Featured characters are Poppy and Guy Diamond. Receive one candy dispenser with two candy refills.
  3. Star Wars Pez Dispensers come with random characters but still fun and exciting for those avid Star War fans. When you ordeChristmas Stocking Stuffersr you will receive 12 individually wrapped dispensers with two candy refills.
  4. Finding Dory Candy Fans are a two in one, a candy and a toy. Get sweet maple flavored candy in the handle of this working fan. 12 come in a display box for easy disbursement. Ideal for party favors too!
  5. Bubble Dozer is a candy and toy all in one too! Lots of fun for the kids. Receive a plastic roller, dozer, and loader toy trucks filled with assorted gum nuggets. The trucks feature pull back action for hours of enjoyment.
  6. Baby Bottle Pops are shaped baby bottles with sugary powder inside. Receive 18 bottle pops with assorted fruit flavors and as an extra bonus find the hidden messages inside each one. Great for baby showers as well!

For every season there is a reason, so enjoy your reason for celebrating at this time of year! Merry Christmas from our families to you and yours!

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Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Give Thanks

A Time For Family, Sharing, Caring and Giving Thanks!

Holidays are a special time of year where great memories are created and are cherished for years to come. Turkey day is less than a month away. Lots of planning to be done between now and then; from what’s for dinner, to what time are we eating, to how many we are feeding this year?

Thanksgiving Day is a special time to count your blessings and be thankful for your family, your great friends, caring co-workers and those that love and support you. Be thankful for the wonderfully amazing events that have happened since the last holiday.

If you are planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a large number of people, then setting up buffet style is the way to go. Create an unforgettable, eye catching buffet table by using bamboo display fixtures such as table risers, beverage dispenser, chafers and more. Let’s start with our beverage table first:

Beverage StationCreate a beverage station as pictured to the left by using two of our Square Bamboo Base Beverage Dispensers. This dispenser comes in either two or four gallon capacity size with an optional drip tray. Add the modern shelving to connect the two dispensers and use for displaying such items as cups, straws, beverage napkins or more. This exquisite four-sided beverage dispenser features a removable top loading ice chamber that releases a downward cooling chill that keeps your drinking liquids cool until the last drop. The top portion of the dispenser is made of high-quality acrylic material. Design your own juice bar, also ideal for spas and more.

Bamboo CoolerOur Bamboo Ice Housing unit is 6” wide x 7” deep x 6.5” high that includes the inside pan. Use this sophisticated display in a variety of ways for your party or buffet line. Create a self-serve drink table and have available perfectly chilled prepackaged drinks like juice, cans, and bottles of various types and sizes. Not only use this for your beverages, also keep small finger foods like sushi or desserts cold until ready to serve. The bin is removable for easy cleaning.

Cold JarNeed a place to keep cut fruit cold at the bar, or ice cream toppings chilled at the dessert table? Try our Bamboo Cold Jar Display. This beautiful display includes three jars, lids and the cooling pucks that sit perfectly inside their cut-outs in the bamboo base. This bamboo jar display can be used for a variety of occasions and ingredients.

Bagel StationServe up some bagels, cookies, fruit and more to your guests the morning of Thanksgiving with ease by using this 2-Tier Bamboo Column w/Acrylic Drawers. This two-stack container features acrylic drawers with steel handles and the case is built from a durable 3-ply cross grain natural bamboo for an eco-friendly and natural appeal. So take up less counter space by utilizing this display for more reasons.

Food WarmerThe perfect planning for dinner is to have everything done and out on the table at the same time, but that in not always the case. Keep your food fresh and warm by storing your hot foods in one of our Eco Modern Chafer’s. This very attractive server includes the pan and stainless steel cover gives easy access to the food at serving time. Make use of this eco-friendly chafer for any occasion year round and enjoy fresh warm food every time.

Table RisersDress up your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table by adding some of Candy Concepts table risers. Table risers add height and diversity to the appeal of your dining experience. The Bamboo Square Crate Risers come in three various heights to choose from. Choose all three for a more diverse appearance. Bamboo table risers also come in cube and rectangular shapes. When you’re not using your risers, use as an extra storage bin by turning them upside down bin.

Dessert DisplayDesserts are one of the highlights for turkey day! But by the time you finish stuffing yourself with all the trimmings you’re too full to indulge in the sweet deliciousness of dessert. Display your home baked desserts tastefully with our Bamboo Cupcake Display! This eco-friendly display features three tiers. It’s sleek and stylish design is made for you to customize the perfect dessert presentation for your guest. It is easy to set-up and tear-down when you need to use it for another special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give Thanks to those all around you! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at

Candy Concepts Inc.

All Hallow’s Eve Coming Soon

Candy Coming Soon

All Hallow's Eve

All Hallow’s Eve will soon be upon us before you know it. Time to start getting prepared for Halloween and get your spine chilling trick or treat candy.

Get your cauldron ready because Candy Concepts is bringing forth some new and exciting Halloween candy this year:

  • Creepy Peepers with Peanut Butter Filling
  • Giant Gummy Snakes
  • World’s Largest Gummy Skull
  • Gummy Eyeballs
  • Gummy Witch Stockings
  • Red Hot Devils
  • Chocolate Covered Candy Corn
  • Gummy Skulls and Bones
  • Assorted Emoji Halloween Mints
  • And More!

These wonderfully delicious and scary Halloween treats will go live on our website August 15th. Order as many and as much as you would like. However, your Halloween candy will not be shipped until August 22nd.

Happy HalloweenSo don’t let the ghost of Hallows’ Eve past come to haunt you this year. Enjoy your little ghouls and goblins this year and order your Halloween candy early while supplies last. Treats are much better than tricks. Remember to always be safe when riding your broomstick.

Peachy Penguin Gummy Giveaway

Peachy Penguin Contest

Come and help us celebrate by entering to win 5 pounds of these delicious penguin shaped gummies. Each penguin gummy stands approximately 1″H, taste like peaches, and you receive close to 70 pieces per pound.

Kids and adults alike will truly enjoy these wonderful novelty treats. They are ideal for birthday parties, themed parties, and simply grabbing a handful

It is easy to enter, simply enter your email address with your comment about peaches!

  • Contest ends at 9:00pm on August 12, 2016.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by August 15th, 2016.
  • Once you are notified, Candy Concepts will ship your free candy.

Be our lucky winner! Enter today!

See official contest rules and conditions at Terms and Conditions.

National Gummy Bear Day

July 15, 2016

National Gummy Bear Day

What:            Free – 5 (Five) Pounds of Wild Fruit Gummi Bears

When:           Enter by July 15th, 2016 – 9:00pm EST

Where:         Candy Concepts, Inc.

How:             In the comments below, tell us you’re favorite flavor!

Did you know that gummy bears originated in Germany? This popular gelatin based candy comes in all shapes, flavors, and sizes. Normal size for a gummi bear is 2 cm high. Candy Concepts, Inc has the 12 wonderful Wild Fruit Gummi Bears in 5 pound and in 20 pound increments.

Enjoy flavors like Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Watermelon, Lemon, Cherry, Banana, Lime, Strawberry, Raspberry, Grapefruit, and Grape. Check it out today!

Come and help us celebrate “National Gummi Bear Day!” We are giving away 5 pounds, yes that’s right, delicious 5 pounds of Wild Fruit Gummi Bears. Be our lucky winner!

  • Contest ends at 9:00pm on July 15, 2016.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by July 18, 2016.
  • Once you are notified, Candy Concepts will ship your free candy.

See official contest rules and conditions at Terms and Conditions

Father’s Day 2016

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Just like mothers, fathers need a day of pampering too. We need to show our men how much we care and appreciate all they do for us. Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, what do you buy for the man that seems to have everything. How do we find the perfect gift for the men that have raised us, took care of us, and work so hard to provide for our families? Sometimes, you just have to think outside of the box.

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Did you know that Father’s Day is the third most popular holiday, right after Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, for people to dine out? So now is the time to get those retail displays in tiptop shape. Incorporate some of the ideas below into your showcase to attract both children and dads. Create displays that make wives and kids “want” to buy your products for their dads. Place your merchandise in a spot where it will generate the most interest. Make your display fun, strong, and exciting just like Dad!

As times have changed more and more, shopping online seems to be the preferred way to go. Online businesses have expanded their market offering a wider range of merchandise and services. In our fast paced world, online shopping makes it easier than ever to shop for our loved ones. Select from an online company that still incorporates top-notch customer service. The vast majority of orders are processed and leave within 24 hours. Shopping at Candy Concepts, Inc. allows you a quick way to purchase exactly what you need. Below are just a few items that may help you in your quest for finding the ideal gift for your hardworking and deserving dad.

Every man dreams of having a “Man Cave”, a place that is their very own into which to retreat and relax. Giving dad some fun, yet manly, items to add to his space is a great way to generate a smile. Let’s take a look at some of the items any dad would be thrilled to call their own.

Father's Day 2016 Open Sign 1As we approach the extra room over the garage or in the basement the door is closed. Do we knock or just walk in? If the special man in your life has a sense of humor, get him this awesome LED Open Sign to hang outside. Lightweight and easy to hang, this electric sign allows dad to maintain his privacy in style. This LED sign offers three different light functions from chasing, flashing, or staying completely on. When family and friends come to visit, dad has a fun way to welcome them into his domain.

As we walk in and look around the room, the first thing you notice is this adorable Black Forest Father's Day 2016 Pedestal TablePedestal Table. Dad will be proud to place his remote control, beverage, and bowl of popcorn on this stand next to his favorite chair. This 2 foot tall sculptural delight is cast in quality designer resin and painted in authentic tones. Holding his arms above his, the black bear decor is sure to compliment dad’s special place. Create a stir and give dad this conversation piece for Father’s Day 2016.

Father's Day 2016 Shelving UnitsAnother great gift for dad is a way to display his bowling trophies, sport memorabilia, coaching plaques, and photographs the family. Our Maple Melamine 5 Shelf Unit and Corner Wooden Shelf Unit are a wonderful way to do just that. Each unit boast 5 shelves of showcase space. These contemporary type shelves are lightweight, durable, and add a classy touch to any decor. Use these shelves alone or together for an exhilarating display. Each shelf stands approximately 65 inches tall and are close to 16 inches deep.

Father's Day 2016 Wood Containers

Here are two cute ideas for dad! The first option is a Knotty Pine Candy Box. It’s made from unfinished wood, you can stain it, paint it, write messages, or add hand prints. Then either varnish it or order it with an optional stain color of your choice. Fill this stunning box full of Dad’s favorite candies like Milk Chocolate Golf Balls, Papa Bear Gummies, Lemans Football Mints, or the ever so delicious Take 5 Candy Bar. Option number two is the Wood 6 Pack Carrier w/Opener. Pack up six 12 ounce cold bottles of Dad’s favorite beverage and give it to him in this reusable handy dandy carrier. The carrier is made from stained solid pin with dividers so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bottles. The opener on the side is made from a heavy cast metal. Various stain colors are available when you order. Even if dad doesn’t decide to use this for bottles, he can always use it for organizing remotes, ink pens, and other things. It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget to personalize both of these gift on the bottom!

Father's Day 2016 Metal Tubs

If your dad likes to entertain or want to have the guys over for poker night, then here’s a good idea for storing various types of beverages and keeping them cold. Our 17 gallon Large Square Metal Tub is a galvanized steel with a spangled metal finish. The sturdy design features a wire reinforced top rim and is water tight for wet storage. We also have a Large Round Metal Tub in the same size if you prefer. Plus, it is very decorative and great for magazines when not in use. Some folks have been known to give pets a bath in these or even use for produce displays at retail locations. This other options is the 6″ Chalkboard Pail comes with a small chalkboard center. Personalize it, use it for special occasions, or as a centerpiece with flowers or fruit. For poker night, fill these containers with chips to go with the them of the large square metal tub. The metal tin bucket comes with a wooden handle which makes it easy to carry and move about.

Men need to have their own wooden chest to store their treasure in. The 24″ Hinged Lid Rustic Crate Father's Day 2016 Hinged Crateand Metal Handles is a very creative way for dad to store his poker chips and other manly games inside. This shipping style crate also includes a metal latch from lid to crate to keep it securely fastened when it’s needed. A metal handle on the lid aids with opening and closing of the hinged lid. If you are looking to add a rustic touch to any occasion, use this wooden chest either opened or closed for your decorating and displaying needs.

A few of these items are a little off the wall to some but do have the potential to be a lot of fun. The biggest gift anyone can give a parent is love and their time. Spend time with Dad this year. Tell the special men in your life how much you love them.

Thank you to all the dads around the world. Your sacrifices, hard work, and dedication to your families are not without notice. Happy Father’s Day to all the single parents who play the part of both parents. You’re amazing!