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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Celebrate October’s National Apple & Caramel Month

October Contest

Fall season is finally here and the wonderful taste of apples and sweetness of caramel combined into one is just too good to be true. Come and celebrate October’s National Apple Month and National Caramel Month with Candy Concepts Inc. Enter to win these delicious Caramel Apple Lollipops. These pops have a tart green apple flavor and are covered in smooth delicious caramel. The winner will receive 48 individually wrapped lollipops.

Contest begins October 3rd and continues onto the 10th until 9 p.m. Like our post, comment on which you like best the apple or the caramel, and share our post. A winner will randomly be drawn and notified by email  on or before the 12th. It’s free to enter. Don’t delay in entering, see if you are lucky. You can’t win if you don’t enter.

See Terms and Conditions and the official rules of this contest.

Summer Fun Ideas

Summer Fun Ideas Header PicAre you looking for a cute centerpiece idea for your summer parties that are easy to do? Are you wanting an activity you can do with the kids now that school is out? Today we are going to create a lollipop display for a kid’s summer vacation party and discuss some other delicious summer fun ideas.

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For this creatively fun project you will need half of a watermelon shell and your choice of lollipops. I have picked the Jelly Candy Fish Kabobs, Flip Flop Lollipops, and the Butterfly Pops. Select a small watermelon with a vibrantly colored shell. You can pick whatever size you want, but today, we are just going to need a small size.

Preparing Your Watermelon

  1. Cut your watermelon in half lengthwise. You will be using only 1 half for your centerpiece. (Save the other half for you family to enjoy after the festivities.)
  2. Cut out the fruit inside the shell of your watermelon. Once you are done with that, pat try and turn upside down on a flat surface. Make you sure to place your watermelon in an area that will keep your safe and secure. (I recommend using a round tray or plate, but that depends on the size of the watermelon.) You do not have to cover the watermelon with aluminum foil, but if you do, tuck it really well on the side. You may or may not need a little touch of tape for it to stay in place. If you want to add a little pop of color, grab the tinted clear saran or cling wrap and place firmly on top of the foil.
  3. Next you will need a small screwdriver, ice pick, or something similar that will pierce a tiny hole in the watermelon shell without much resistance. Be careful not to rip your cover.
  4. Decide what type of pattern you want on the watermelon, if any. (Remember you do not want to pierce your holes close together or too far apart. Spacing is key depending on what you are doing. A few examples are spelling out a person’s name or designing a picture on a piece of paper and using it as an outline.
  5. Once you have decided on your pattern, slowly pierce your holes into the covered watermelon shell. I am going to start approximately 2″ from the bottom up and go evenly all the way around in a straight line. Don’t push in too far because you want your lollipops to be the one that makes the bigger hole and stay securely without being floppy. A small hint: take your widest lollipop or the lollipop you plan to use on the bottom and measure how far apart you want your holes.
  6. Next move up approximately 1″ to 1 1/2″ depending on the size of your pops and how full you want your display to look. Repeat the prior step except this time pierce your holes opposite of the holes along the bottom row.
  7. Continue going up with your rows doing the same thing until you have completely covered you base.

Time For Decorating

  • Time to add your selection of lollipop decorations. Taller lollipops should go along the bottom holes unless you are planning to push them all the way through.
  • Carefully slide the lollipops into the holes you have punctured into the watermelon. You can decide how far you want to go, but remember, the farther you go, the bigger the hole you get.

Get Creative

  • Allow you creative side to show by adding pops of colors to your display. Your kids will love the freedom they will have when you let them make selections as well.
  • Add a trim. I would add a cute plastic lei along the bottom tucked under the lollipops. It’s easy to color coordinate with the main colors of your presentation. Don’t forget lots of red, blue, orange, and green colors to celebrate all the beauties of summer. The possibilities are endless.
  • First and foremost, always have fun and cherish the time with the children in your life. Play with the colors you have available. You never know just how much fun you will have until you at least try. Remember; life’s a journey, live it!

Summer Fun Ideas

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School is out. The sun is shining as bright as ever. The grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Now it’s time to dig out those shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. Get outside and have some fun in the sun.

Do you love to eat candy? Do you love to play in the water? Good, now that you have answered yes to both of my questions, follow through with what I have to tell you. Now that summer is finally here, we are all ready for a break. Moms & Dads, teachers, janitors, babysitters, dog walker, you name it, we’re all ready for a little bit of summer fun.

Here are a few items we carry at Candy Concepts, Inc. that are not messy and will provide you with hours of enjoyment.

As you see pictured above, we have our candy filled Sweet Soaker. A toy water gun that is also filled with tangy fruit flavored candy. Eat and enjoy the delicious candy, then you and your friends can fill them up with water and have a blast! Now that everybody is in a fun and playful mood, let’s check out our Go-Fish Squirt Fun with Candy. Get tiny pieces of yummy candy in the fin of these fish shaped squirt guns. Once the candy is gone, fill with some refreshing cold water and let the water fights begin. These fun and tasty novelties are available in a variety of colors. Both of these items are ideal for summer parties, birthday party favor, and many other occasions.

Are you going to the beach anytime soon or have a sandbox to play in or have a beach party? Try adding our Beach Buckets N’ Treats as a party favor. Use these wonderful items for parties for young and old to add fun all the way around. Play a little game of Hide & Seek or Treasure Hunting at your adult parties by simply switching the treasure around to more grown up versions. Kids will love the beach bucket and sand toys for building sand castles and digging for their own treasures. After all of that hard work, indulge in the 4 miniature swirl lollipops and packet of candy sand for a sweet treat. This entire ensemble is wrapped with a mesh wrap. Perfect for party favors, wouldn’t you say?

Check out our Summer Novelties at Candy Concepts, Inc. for many more summer fun ideas. You will not be disappointed.

Have a wonderful summer!