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!

Happy Valentines Blog

2016 NBA Finals

2016 NBA Finals HeaderAlright all you basketball fanatics and sports junkies out there, who’s it going be? Are the 2016 NBA Finals champions going to be the Westerners or Easterners this year? Will it be the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers, or is another team going to sneak in as the underdogs? I can feel the excitement building from within and the anticipation is rising. No matter who it may be, may the best team win. In just a few more weeks we will find out the answers to these questions. Time for the nail biting, and the pacing begin.

Retailer owners, moms and dads, husbands and wives, it’s time to put your game faces on and get ready for the big game. Let’s jump into action and get started. It’s time to create a show stopping display that makes basketball fans jump to their feet with joy no matter what side of the hoops they’re on. Time for jersey sales to rise, team t-shirts to increase because the fans want to show their support for their team. So get your displays in tiptop shape and let Candy Concepts guide you towards finer display fixtures that are user friendly and have your customer’s in mind.

T-Shirt DisplayT-Shirts and souvenirs’ are a hot commodity during the playoffs and championship games. Incorporate a display fixture that offers easy access to the products, visually see the product of your choice, a rack that is portable and spins so you can see the product on all four sides, and visually see how many are in stock. I am speaking of our attractive Revolving T-shirt Display. This display fixture comes in a very attractive maple, black, or cherry finish that will only compliment your store’s décor even more. This t-shirt display has four sides with five cubicle shelves and a display frame to show you what is stored in that particular shelf. Hey wanting to freshen up the appearance of your store a little, it’s easy with this fixture because it comes with locking casters. So if you don’t like how it looks where it’s at just move to where you do. Simple as that.

Tee Shirt Grid Wall FramsAre you a collector of famous player’s jerseys or collect autographed t-shirts? Our Tee-shirt Grid Frame Display is just what you need to show off your collection. This 12×12 square frame is steel constructed and in the color black. This t-shirt display is also ideal for retailers highlighting new clothing merchandise in other areas throughout the store, especially in your sporting section. Parents if you are looking to give a once in a lifetime jersey gift, frame it with this. Create a wall of superstars and superheroes with this very attractive frame display. Use for cartoon characters in the children’s rooms if you’re doing some redecorating too.

Advertise those team basketball jerseys with pride on one of many various types of form mannequins Candy Mannequin FormsConcepts has to offer. Choose from male or female figures on adjustable stands, half torso sizes, and headless form with a hand on the hip or a female mannequin with your choice to have the bent arm on the left or right side. Mannequin forms also come in infants and toddler sizes too. Various materials and colors are also offered in certain adult sized mannequins. Too many to mention so come and check out our selections online at www.candyconceptsinc.com.

Double Sided Ball Cap DisplayBaseball caps are unisex and popular with both guys and girls no matter what age they are. It’s not easy to keep them organized in the closet unless you have a master plan to build a special closet or you’re a genius and artistic and have created a way to keep them organized. Here is a great way to display them, store them, and have easy access to each one of them. Try our 12-Tier Double Sided Cap Tower. This cap tower can be used for your retail business or for personal reasons. It can hold up to 240 caps at one time, keeps the shape of the hat, and clearly see your logo’s displayed. This is ideal for all you cap collectors out there.  The base is weighted so you don’t have to worry about this tower tipping over. Just remember to tip your hat to the ladies though fella’s. If you’re looking for something smaller we do carry counter top cap displays as well.

Have a place to keep all those basketballs or other awkward sports equipment in one place? This Large Capacity Large Capacity Dump TableDump Table has an adjustable bottom so you can adjust for larger bulkier merchandise or in this case a bunch of basketballs. This large wire bin is portable and the heavy duty wheels are lockable. Retailers, once basketball season is over either use as an impulse cart or simply fold it up and put away until next time. It’s as easy as that. Mom’s and Dad’s, this can also be used at home for toys n’ such. Move it around throughout the house or in the garage. You may even find it useful for other storage purposes.

2016 NBA Finals 6 Cube Display6 Cube Wire Step System could be called a multi-purpose display. It could be used for the kid’s room to help organize toys, clothes, games or at the office for books and memorabilia. I personally see it as helping me with keep my shoes, clothes, or my sports equipment organized. It’s lightweight and simple to put together. Use the “S” hooks to put in various display shapes like three on top of three or do a step ladder, one then two then three cubes. Your choice, so get creative with them, add a little color to the display. Use in college dorms, or as a retail display with books, plants and more.

And last but not least one of my all-time favorites, CHOCOLATE! A splendid idea for any retailer 2016 NBA Finals Solid Chocolate Basketballsestablishment is to have impulse candy at their checkout lines. It would be great to keep up with the ongoing sport, holiday, season coinciding with your candy display. “Hey NBA Finals are coming up add Candy Concepts Solid Milk Chocolate Basketballs wrapped in foil wrapping.” The mesh bag with the candy inside reminds me of what the coach and the ball boy/girl has to carry around at the games. Purchase your solid basketball chocolates by bulk in either in 5 or 10 pound increments. Ideal for parties, birthday parties, party favor treat bags, and more. Some have used them to decorate cakes and cupcakes. So if you have a real sports enthusiast in the family then check us out, Candy Concepts offers other similar sports chocolates and candies as well.

Display fixtures are an important part of your retail establishment. Choosing the right display for your store can attract more customers or hinder you from gaining more of them. So allow us here at Candy Concepts Inc. to help you in making the right choices in choosing the best retail displays that offer top-notch quality and reasonably priced. So no matter what side you are cheering for in the NBA Finals Championship Game, enjoy the excitement, have fun with family and friends at your basketball championship party. May the best team win! I did a pole with friends and family and it was unanimous, they seem to think the reigning champs from last year are going to win again and be champs again this year. But only time will tell.2016 NBA Finals Good Luck Farewell