Happy Valentine’s Day Blog

 

Will you be our ValentineWill You Be our Valentine?

Ever felt those butterflies in your stomach, or got nervous with sweaty palms when you get near someone you have a secret crush on? Be brave and express your feelings on the up-and-coming love holiday. February 14th is known as the day of romance for your mate, family, and friends. Americans celebrate love and friendship by giving cards, candy and other fun and thoughtful gifts for their family, special friends and loved ones. On average, people spend over $100 on dinner and gifts with their mates on this once a year holiday expressing feelings. Come and check out some favorite yet simple selections we have chosen to share with you.

When you think of Valentine’s, you think of chocolates in a big red heart shaped box, cards and bouquets of flowers. Candy Concepts has a huge selection of chocolates and other love candies to choose from along with some cute suggestions on gifting those candies. Did you know that red roses and chocolate have meaning behind giving them on Valentine’s?  Read on and find out exactly why you should give these traditional gifts.

Chocolate RosesRed roses symbolize several meanings like love, beauty, courage and respect. Give your valentine chocolates in the form of a red rose. They last longer than real roses. You don’t have to worry about watering them and checking to see if they are wilted. Single Red Chocolate Roses are creamy milk chocolates shaped as a beautiful rose wrapped in sultry red foil wrapping with a stem and satin green leaves. Receive 36 long stemmed beautiful candy roses made up of solid milk chocolate. Give each rose individually or as a bouquet. Include these long-stemmed candy roses in one of our uniquely designed flower vases that come in a variety of styles and colors with their own distinct structure and design.

Chocolate Heart CandyGiving the gift of chocolate illustrates passion, caring, and friendship, along with love. Solid Milk Chocolate Shaped Hearts come wrapped in brightly colored foils of various colors such as red, pink, green, purple, silver, brown, blue, white and gold. Receive approximately 54 pieces of foil wrapped chocolates per pound. These solid milk chocolate heart pieces are roughly 1-1/4 inches in size. Choose a favorite color or buy several colors and mix them together. These delicious pieces of chocolate will melt your heart with delight. Foil wrapped chocolates are ideal for candy buffets, party treats and more. Add to gift baskets, decorate cakes or use in open candy dishes. Another useful idea for these chocolate shaped hearts, match the colors and add to your wedding theme and use as party favors.

Now that we have given you the perfect chocolate suggestions, let’s look at ways to gift wrap your present with style and it’s fashionable. The wonderful thing about these containers, you can continue to use them as extra storage after your holiday candy has disappeared. Check out other gift and favor boxes to use for weddings, birthdays, future holidays and other occasions.

Plastic Heart Candy Containers are shaped like a heart and has a frosted design Heart Shaped Containerson the lids that fit snugly to keep items securely in place. These lovely heart containers are approximately 2 ½ inches wide and are already assembled. Don’t forget to select your preference on color between clear or pink plastic heart containers. Fill these gift-wrapping containers with candy, or tiny gifts such as jewelry or other similar ideas.  If you are brainstorming ideas on what to use these for, try adding to your wedding or bridal shower filled with an inspirational note of gratitude for attending an event or life changing occasion. When you order these adorable containers, you will receive 36 pre-assembled hearts of your color choice.

Our Clear Gift Box is made from a high-quality plastic that is crystal clear and Valentines Gift Boxcomes with a lid that includes a plastic bow on top. Great for themed parties and special occasions as gift favors and then some. Gift wrap with this plastic box for other various present ideas too. Also, use for storage items such as buttons, sewing threads, small art supplies and more. You can order these in different quantities: 12-count, 48-count and 72-count.

Flowers and green shrubbery are beautiful and smell great too. They make wonderful last minute impulse buys for no reason to give to a friend or loved one. As with anything, giving a certain type or color of flower can mean something different. For instance, as you see above the meaning of red roses, well did you know that pink roses represent the same thing but not as strong of a love feeling for that person and are ideal for new relationships. Other flowers such as daisies, carnations, or mums can range in meaning of innocence or just friends to mums meaning you have a secret admirer or you have a crush on someone. Now that we put some meaning behind our flowers, let’s look at a few displaying options for your beautiful floral arrangements.

Flower StandShowcase any type of blooming buds and greenery on this exquisite Iron Plant Stand. This two-tiered iron stand features lacy scrolls in a verdigris finish. It is completely dependable and can be used inside or outdoors. This iron construction stands 28” tall and securely holds two plants. Just imagine the combination of your beautiful bouquet of flowers you just received sitting atop this exquisite accent fixture. After your flowers have gone or passed beyond their freshness point, add your favorite green ivy plants or other eye-catching memorabilia and photos. This accent piece fits nicely in an atrium or sun-room.

Flower Vases

Vintage Glass Decanter Bottle Vases come in blue or green colors. These corked bottle vases come in assorted shapes and designs with an absolute wonderful vintage appeal. The heights of these dynamic and classy vases range from approximately 11.75” to 12.25” with the cork. Their diameter’s range from 3” to 3 ½”. When you order these colored glass vases, you will receive 12 decorative bottles. Use one vase at a time or use all 12 accent pieces to create a breathtaking centerpiece for an everyday display or use for a special occasion and combine both colors to match your events decor. Another great idea is pairing these beautiful bottles with fairy lights to brighten your display and exhibit. Candy Concepts offers a variety of lights at different lengths.

String LightsStroll down memory lane with your date by adding photos of your relationship from the past to our Photo Clip String Lights. This makes a great gift! All you have to do is just add significant memorable pictures and hang on the lighted photo clip. Your friend will truly love this gift. These string accent lights are at least 4.5 feet long. They are battery operated and run on 3 AA batteries that are not included. String lights include 10 warm white tinted LED lights and can be used inside or outdoors in a covered area.  Unfortunately, there is no end to end connections with these fun and loveable lights. These string lights can also be used for special events such as birthday parties, baby showers, bridal parties, holidays and more. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a friend, look no further, these lights among others that we carry are fun and exciting. Check it out!

Gift BasketsOur Wicker Basket with the metal handle is a great idea for any occasion. With this wicker basket, you can add a variety of items to show that special someone just how much you love and care for them. Add small cute and cuddly stuffed animals, wrapped heart shaped chocolates or a basket full of homemade soaps and bath salts. Be creative when you give a gift basket. Once the holiday has passed you can use for other essentials. The look and style of this wooden basket gives you a country appeal that can also be utilized for kitchens, cafés to display fresh baked cookies, candy and fun things like that.

In closing, Valentine’s Day is a holiday you can express your feelings no matter if it’s a loved one, a family member, or a secret admirer you have been keeping your eye on. Love can have a variety of meanings to each of us. Take a chance on that crush, give your mate a smile and create a memory to last a lifetime!

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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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