There's a Caramel Gift Perfect for Every Sign of the Zodiac

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Monograms and birthstones are a great way to customize gifts for your loved ones, but there's another fun way to personalize things: by representing their zodiac sign. 

Celebrate your celestial-consumed colleague, star-obsessed significant other, or planet-pursuing parent with an astrology gift they’re sure to love — even when Mercury is in retrograde.

You don't have to look to the heavens to find said gifts, simply peruse our caramel-inspired list for a host of astrological inspiration.

McCrea’s Candies make 16 flavors of luxe, handcrafted caramel, perfect for gifting.  There is a flavor that is right for every sign of the Zodiac.  See what's written in the stars, ahead.

ares zodiac signAres signs are full of life, energetic and commanding.  They’d love our Single Malt Scotch.

Those born under the Taurus sign love food, drink, luxury.  Our Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt is perfect.

Gemini are cerebral but adventurous and would enjoy our Curried Butternut where the juice of sun-ripened butternut squash is slow cooked in a sweet curry.

Cancer Zodiac SignCancers seek security and family. The timelessness of Classic Vanilla is ideal.

Leo Zodiac SignLeos are relaxed and protective and would be happy to sit down with our Deep Chocolate Caramel and a good cup of coffee.

Virgo Zodiac SignVirgos are cool and calm; Cape Cod Sea Salt fits them to a tee.

  

Libra Zodiac SignLibras seek balance and beauty.  One taste of our Anisette would have them swooning.

Scorpio Zodiac SignScorpios are passionate and love extremes.  The bite of our Cafe Noir Caramel with its fresh ground coffee beans is right up their alley.

SagitariusSagittarius signs are happy, creative and adventurous just like our Black Lava Sea Salt with its salt crystals straight from Hawaii’s volcanos.

CapricornCapricorns are timeless and ambitious as is our Tapped Maple Caramel.

AquariusThose born under the Aquarius sign are forward thinking and generous just like the zing of Ginger Fusion Caramel; and

PiscesPisces are likable, energetic and sensitive; our Dark Roasted Mocha Caramel is perfect here.

 

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Whether they are a Gemini sun, Scorpio moon, or Capricorn rising, there's an astrological caramel present for everyone.

 P.S.  Don’t have a birthday, anniversary or special day coming up soon?   International Astrology Day is March 20.

Small Business Gift Guide

We’re big on shopping small here at McCrea’s Candies.  We love gifting handmade goods and well-designed products from independent small businesses.

Using a few of our caramel flavors as a jumping off point, here are some of our favorites this year: things we’ll be gifting and hoping to get – all unique items from small brands and independent makers that you won’t find at any chain.

For the Coffee Fiend

Small Business Coffee Gifts

1//  Coffee Brandy Bonbons -- A brandy infused ganache center molded in Bean to Bar dark chocolate and dusted with coffee powder. Delicious.

2//  Ethiopian Coffee Body Scrub -- A luxurious body exfoliator made with fair trade Ethiopian Coffee and refreshing peppermint oil.  Gently exfoliates and cleanses leaving smooth, soft and glowing skin.

3//  Coffee Coaster -- A fun place to rest your coffee mug. Available in a variety of designs all handcrafted by a mother, father, and daughter team dedicated to reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling as much as possible.

4//  Rustic Cork + Faux Leather Wristlet -- Stylish and eco-friendly, this coffee-colored wristlet is handmade from beautiful, high-quality and durable materials that are also environmentally-friendly.

5//  Café Noir Caramels -- A trio of cream, sugar and freshly ground coffee beans. Deceptively addictive. Reminiscent of a chocolate covered espresso bean.

6//  Periodically-Inspired Coffee Mug -- Nerd-chic apparel and servingware from a woman-owned business.  As former scientists, this one is right up our alley!

7//  Mahogany and Gold Bracelet -- Inspired by fond memories of summers spent on the ocean, each piece, including this gorgeous coffee-colored bracelet, is handmade in the U.S.

For the Chocoholic

1//  Hot Chocolate Scented Candle -- A rich, sweet chocolate fragrance with sweet notes of vanilla and fudge, this candle is all natural and handmade using soy wax.

2//  Chocolate Mask -- Made with pure, organic cocoa powder to fight off free radicals, heal damaged skin, prevent premature aging, and reduce lines and wrinkles. Just what the doctor ordered.

3//  Chocolate Ice Cream Earrings -- Display your love for your favorite flavor with these earrings.  They are super lightweight and 3D printed in an eco-friendly plant-based plastic.

4//  Circle Necklace -- A very unique piece of wearable art. Made from hand-poured resin, real chocolate and a hint of mica. 

5//  Hand-Carved Heart Dish -- To us chocolate = love.  What better way to showcase that love then a gift of one of these hand-carved and hand-sanded dishes, perfect for storing jewelry or corralling pieces of caramel. 

6// Deep Chocolate Caramel -- Made with velvety cocoa and sweet cream, this delicious candy tastes just like a slightly under cooked fudge brownie. 

7// Cocoacakes -- Chocolatey oatcakes; crisp, buttery cookies lightly malted and layered with toasted coconut.  Deep, dark and oh-so delicious, try them with a triple crème cheese, a glass of cold milk, or crumble a few on top of your favorite ice cream. Yum

8// Chocolate Sauce -- It's no secret we're fans of the caramel sauce from Coop's Microcreamery.  After all, we collaborated on its creation. However, we also love Coop's award-winning, small-batch hot-fudge sauce using only the finest European chocolate and local dairy ingredients.

9// Chocolate Habanero Sauce -- Who knew chocolate could burn so much.  With a heat level of 9.5/10, this sauce, from a family-run small maker, has a deep, rich taste and a long-lasting burn. Gift at your own risk!

For the Spice Fancier

Rosemary Themed presents

1// Salted Rosemary Shortbread -- A 2011 sofi™ Silver Finalist. These crisp and buttery super thin shortbread cookies combine fragrant rosemary and a sprinkling of sea salt. One of our favorites!

2//  Herbal Eye Pillow -- A soothing aromatherapy eye pillow for relieving headaches and helping folks get to sleep more naturally. Made by an official Maine Made: America's Best company.  Many fragrances available, including rosemary.

3//  Nesting Bowl Set -- Made to order and customizable, Practical enough to use for dipping, cereal or snacks yet pretty enough to use as a candy dish.

4// Infused Olive Oil -- From the magical Kitchen Witch,100% Italian olive oil combines rosemary and oregano in a subtle, light and mellow flavor that tastes like home. Combine with salads, or sautéed vegetables, or use as a spectacular starter for a chicken or vegetable soup stock. A pantry staple!

5//  Maple Pepper with Rosemary -- Aromatic rosemary mixed with Maple Pepper Original makes a wonderful seasoning for chicken, lamb, pork and fish. Also excellent in soup and tomato sauce, omelets and frittatas. Try it once. You'll come back for more!

6// Lavender-Rosemary Soap --  Essential oils of lavender and rosemary soothe, relax and restore balance to the mind and body. Each bar is cut and wrapped by hand.

7// Roseamary Truffle Sea Salt Caramel -- Our most savory caramel. We start with fresh rosemary and steep it in sweet cream for a rich and complex candy treat.

For the Whisky Aficionado 

gift guide whiskey inspired gifts

1//  Wooden Bow Tie -- When it comes to men’s fashion, nothing captivates and creates conversations more than wood bow ties. They're fun and a true labor of love; laser cut and engraved and then finished by hand from sanding and oiling to waxing and final assembly.  

2//  Pewter Tumbler -- An engaging little cup ideal for enjoying a fine spirit. The base is designed to let the cup tilt and pivot so you can naturally agitate your drink, releasing complex aromas. And even though it tumbles, it won't fall over! 

3//  Whiskey Stones -- If you aren't using one of our Single Malt Scotch caramels as a whisky stone, check out these true stones, each one handcrafted in Vermont.

4//  Single Malt Scotch Caramel -- Peaty and rich and spiked with smoky Ardmore Scotch, this delicious caramel provides an intoxicating flavor, but no hangover!

5//  Handmade Whiskey Pen -- Distill some creative spirit into your writing with this intoxicatingly clever pen handmade and textured with malted barley from a Tennessee distillery. 

6//  Desk Set -- This matching silver magnifying glass and letter opener set is adorned with amber and boasts a black and gold-swirled glass beaded handle. Perfect for your scotch lover's office.

7//  Bottle Balancer -- Display your finest whisky with a gravity defying single bottle holder handcrafted in the USA from from natural ocean and river stones.

8//  Libation Kit -- Use this set of tea and spices for inspiration to make delicious beverages and creative cocktails! Whiskey mixed with either the Boston Brunch Blend or Smoky Vanilla Chai.makes a great hot toddy! From a one-acre certified organic farm in Winchester, Massachusetts.

9//  Wood Lattice Table -- Adorn your whisky aficionado's abode with a gorgeous table featuring intricate wood lattice on black background in gloss finish. Looks great holding a snifter and a decanter.

For the Maple Maven

gift guide: products for the maple lover

1//  Maple Leaves Light -- Let there be light!  Warm up any room with a specially designed laser-cut Birch wood lamp.  Each design is hand drawn by Vermont artist Peter Katz,

2//  Boxed Note Cards -- Created by local artists and printed on recycled and recyclable paper, maple leaf note cards will enable your maple maven to share the love when sending out correspondence. 

3//  Mountain Charm Bracelet -- Your maple maven most likely enjoys hiking through the mountains and discovering New England's famous sugarhouses. Gift them a charming bracelet so they can wear their love of all things maple and mountainous on their sleeve.

4//  Maple Cinnamon Popcorn -- Popped in small batched by hand with pure, simple ingredients like real Vermont maple sugar. Perfect for nights in by the fire while watching your favorite holiday shows.

5//  Salt and Pepper Shakers -- These made in USA pepper and salt shakers are named for the Italian town of Marsala located on the island of Sicily. Crafted from Maple wood, the shape evokes the essence of the area; the architecture, colors and coastline. 

6//  Dark Chocolate Bar -- This maple-sweetened bar tastes like a brownie straight out of the oven. Rich and smooth on the inside, generously sprinkled with toasted nibs for a crispy, crunchy outside. Every bar is made from scratch with unroasted cacao beans and sourced from trusted growers.

7//  Maple Sugar -- Organic Maple Sugar made from premium syrup is sure to bring a new twist to coffee, yogurt or baking.  The company is Certified by MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.) so you know your're gifting the best.

8//  Cinnamon Maple Crisps -- Subtly sweet, slightly earthy, touched with pure maple syrup, a hint of cinnamon and balanced with sea salt. Irresistible with mild goat cheese. Great snack for the kids. They're better than cookies!

9// Tapped Maple Caramels -- Long-lasting caramel sweetened with pure New England maple syrup. Autumn that never ends.

For the Ginger Gourmand

gift guide for ginger lovers gourmands

1//  Loose Leaf Tea -- Amazing tea with bursts of grapefruit, smooth turmeric, spicy ginger and sweet pineapple from a family-run tea company whose teas are blended with as many local ingredients as possible, straight from the garden, farm, forest, and briar patch.

2//  Ginger Fusion Caramel -- Freshly juiced ginger is fused with cream in a smooth and spicy embrace. Sometimes spicy and sometimes mild, our zesty caramel always has that fresh ginger zing.

3//  Peach Ginger Conserve -- A jam that perfectly merges the tangy and complex flavor of ginger with the unrivaled sweetness of ripe peaches. Makes an ideal condiment for duck and is equally delicious with Robbiolo cheese.

4//  Matte Coral Ginger Jars -- Hand-poured and painted in Oklahoma before being fired with a beautiful and durable finish, these striking ginger jars can be placed on a table or bookshelf, or grouped on a mantle, kitchen island, or tablescape. 

5//  Orange Ginger Soap -- Citrus and spice, refreshing and zesty using the best organic oils and butters available.  Vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

6//  Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Tonic -- Made by combining ginger, onions, horseradish, spicy peppers, turmeric, black pepper, and citrus fruit with a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar. The perfect addition to your daily wellness routine.

For the Salt Fan

gift guide

1//  Cape Cod Sea Salt Caramel -- Sweet caramel with savory flakes of coastal New England sea salt. A walk in the surf.

2//  PopUp Card -- This unique handmade popup card reminds of summers on the beach and is a perfect addition to any gift. The artist has a wide variety of themes from which to choose.

3//  Tote Bag -- Nautical themed tote bags featuring Maine's famous lighthouses by artist Danielle Lehoux who uses a mouse as her “paintbrush” and her computer screen as her “canvas”to create beautiful digital art.

4//  Cashmere Circle Scarf -- Luxuriously created from recycled cashmere sweaters. Double sided, cozy and stylish. Can be worn long, doubled or even tripled.

5//  Driftwood Tray -- Featuring three starfish, this tray is made from genuine driftwood and boasts galvanized dock cleats for handles.

6//  Opera Sleeves -- Crafted from sustainable plant fibers, Angel Rox's signature opera sleeves provide cozy warmth for the hands and arms yet are lightweight and breathable enough to offer sun protection. A fun way to add a little something extra to any look.

7//  Linen Applique Pillow -- A wonderfully over-sized bold and graphic pillow.  Will add a fresh nautical vibe to any home. Made by hand with Massachusetts-made wool/rayon blend felt designs on cotton canvas background.

8//  Sailor Knot Trivet --  Entirely handmade by the first and oldest knot shop in the United States, this trivet is created from a single strand of 1/4 inch cotton rope. Sixteen feet of rope go into making a single trivet!  

9//  Coastal Bracelet --  A collection of jewelry inspired by the ever changing colors and light of the coast. All pieces are handmade and feature sterling silver, precious and semiprecious stones and pearls.

Celebrate in Style This Holiday Season with Caramel Gifts for Every Occasion

'Tis the season!  Almost.  Need a gift that works as a stocking stuffer, is perfect for coworkers, great for hostesses and can even double as a party favor? We’ve got you covered.  We’ve been busy elves here at McCrea’s cooking up some delightful caramel candy treats for the holidays. In fact, we’ve just finished putting all the trimmings on our new holiday collection. 

This season, you’ll find a full line-up of festive new caramel offerings perfect for everyone on your list. Celebrate in style with caramel gifts for every occasion — fall birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding events; Thanksgiving thank yous; under-the-tree surprises; Hanukkah hurrahs and New Year’s Eve nibbles that everyone can nosh.

See what we have in store below….

Advent Calendar

McCrea's Candies Advent Calendar Caramel Gift

A delicious countdown to the holidays, this first-of-its-kind all-caramel Advent calendar features original artwork from New England artist Cindy Hendrick and a mouthwatering selection of McCrea’s caramels.  A whimsical caramel kitchen scene imagines charming woodland creatures handcrafting McCrea’s award-winning treats. 24 doors to open, a treat behind every one. A dozen distinct flavors waiting to be unwrapped and enjoyed.

Chocolate Peppermint

McCrea's Candies Chocolate Peppermint Caramel Holiday Gift

Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, tongue-tingling caramel with cool peppermint and rich chocolate.  Available in our 1.4 oz pillow box size. The perfect stocking stuffer! 

Flavor Family Box

Our newest assortment. Filled with four pieces each of nine flavors of our delectable caramel, this grand tasting box is the ultimate gift for caramel lovers. It is ready to share with friends and family and can turn any event into a scrumptious celebration. Also available: an accompanying How to Throw a Caramel Tasting Party guide complete with tasting mat, beer/wine/spirits pairings and more.

Holiday Party Box

McCrea's Candies Large Holiday Caramel Party Box

McCrea’s has elegantly wrapped its bestselling large party box for the holidays, adding filigreed scrollwork in a festive gilded design.  The box is filled with four flavors of handcrafted, slow-cooked caramel, including Black Lava Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Deep Chocolate and Tapped Maple; 80 pieces in all!  The embellished box was developed with gift giving in mind and is ready to present to friends and work colleagues.

Corporate Gifts: Caramel & Cookie Gifts featuring Lark cookies

In addition to the gifts above, we’ve teamed up with our Massachusetts neighbors at Lark Fine Foods for a line-up of select corporate gifts for the holidays.  Lark is known for its award-winning cookies for grown-ups.  The maker’s innovative flavor combinations pair perfectly with McCrea’s Candies unexpected caramel flavors.

These gifts will not be available to order on mccreascandies.com. Please contact julie@mccreascandies.com  or 617-276-3388 x107 to order.

Deluxe Caramels & Cookies Gift Set

McCrea's Candies Caramel Corporate Gifts featuring Lark Fine Foodds

This collection features an array of McCrea’s signature caramels along with 5 varieties of Lark cookies.  

Contains:  1 Flavor Family Box of McCrea’s Candies caramels in 9 flavors: Black Lava Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Single Malt Scotch, Deep Chocolate, Cape Cod Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Dark Roasted Mocha and Ginger Fusion – 4 pieces of each for a total of 36 pieces of caramel.  Also includes 4 2-piece paquets in the following cookie flavors: Whole Grain Lady Birds (with Cranberries and Bittersweet Chocolate), Burnt Sugar & Fennel (sweet caramelized sugar and warm notes of licorice), Salted Rosemary Shortbread, and Mexican Chocolate Cha-Chas (rich chocolate with hints of cinnamon and cayenne) AND 1 box (approx. 6 cookies) Salted Caramel Almond Chocolate Pearls

Holiday Spice Delights

McCrea's Candies Corporate Caramel Gift Featuring Lark Fine Foods

Nothing says the holidays more than the warming flavors of cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Enjoy two 1.4 oz McCrea’s Candies caramel pillow boxes in Cinnamon Clove and Ginger Fusion flavors (approx. 10 caramels), along with Lark’s seasonal Saint Nicholas cookies, crisp and buttery with slivered almonds and winter spices (approx. 14 cookies). Best enjoyed by the fire.

Short & Sweet Gift Box  

McCrea's Candies Corporate Caramel Gift Featuring Lark Fine Foods

Two best-sellers that go great together! This gift contains one 2.4 oz tube of McCrea’s Candies award-winning Black Lava Sea Salt caramel, with coarse-grained  black Hawaiian sea salt (approx. 9 caramels) plus Lark’s decadent Coconut Butter cookies, rich and buttery, loaded with toasted coconut and a hint of rum (approx. 6 cookies). Makes a great Hanukkah gift!

Celebrate this holiday season with McCrea's Candies caramels. From our limited-edition Advent Calendar to our Flavor Family Gift Box, there is something to delight everyone. Carefully crafted by hand, these exquisite caramels are a deliciously thoughtful gift to send all season long.

Happy Holidays!

Here’s Looking at You Dad!

10 Handcrafted Gifts for the Man Who’s Always Looked After You

Father’s Day is the one time of the year we stop and recognize the impact dad has had on us. And while dad deserves celebrating, no two dads are alike. So, using the expertise of the McCrea’s Candies team, who is always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind gifts, we’ve put together a list of ten made-in-New England ideas that we think fathers all over the country will love.  And, it’s completely tie free… although there is a belt!

A Gift For the Dad Who’s Looking for a Good Time

For the dad who enjoys games and the outdoors, we recommend a custom cornhole game from Rustic MarlinHandcrafted in Massachusetts, Rustic Marlin designs and builds all products from reclaimed or repurposed wood and upcycled materials. The company got its start by creating custom wood signs, and now adds a personal touch to furniture, art pieces and your favorite tailgating accessory.  Choose from among beach, lake and college themes to get dad the game that suits him best.

A Gift For the Dad Who Want to Look His Best

Dad works hard and deserves to be pampered.  Treat the old man to grooming essentials that will keep him looking good, feeling good and smelling good. Badger offers organic grooming products for men so that dad can sooth, refresh, restore and improve his skin and hair naturally. This small, family-owned and family-run company, nestled in the woods of Gilsum, New Hampshire, offers everything from hair pomade to beard balms and combs.

A Gift For the Dad Who Always Looks on the Bright Side of Life

Dad definitely lights up our life. Light up his with a specially designed laser-cut Birch wood lamp from Vermont Lamps.  Each design is hand drawn by Vermont artist Peter Katz, a father himself.  Peter has been creating for as long as he could walk.  His lamps come in an array of motifs spanning land, sea and air. Transform your father’s special place into a beautiful and well-lit sanctuary.

A Gift For the Dad Who Looks Beneath the Surface

You can’t fool dad… although you can try.  For the father who see’s through all your antics, we’ve found the ideal repurposed present: a candle from Liquor Wicks.  Candles from this Massachusetts-based company started out as beer, wine and spirits bottles.  The company gives these containers new life by transforming them into wonderfully-scented all-natural candles. Each one is made to order using organic soy wax, cotton core wicks and oils. We’re partial to Liquor Wicks’ Mandarin Mimosa scent.

A Gift For the Dad Whose Future Looks Bright

Got a new- or soon-to-be-dad on your list?  Simply Chickie of Newport, Rhode Island, has just what you need.  Simply Chickie makes organic cotton clothes for baby boys, baby girls, toddlers and their parents. The company’s colorful, whimsical and quirky clothes are all made and printed in America in small batches using eco-friendly, water-based ink. 

A Gift For the Dad Who Wants to Look Like a Million Bucks

Dad foots the bill… a lot!  Make sure he looks good paying for ALL the things with a recycled sailcloth bifold wallet from Flowfold.  This remarkably thin wallet is crafted from one of the world's strongest and lightest materials: high performance racing boat sails. Based in a workshop near Portland, Maine, Flowfold makes minimalist gear for everyday adventures. No bells, no whistles, just high-quality outdoor gear you can use every single day. Every item is handmade in the USA and  comes with a lifetime warranty.

A Gift For the Dad Who Looks Good on Paper

Dads have a lot of weekend “honey do” lists…. Trust us.  Help him keep track of all he needs to do with a magnetic notepad from Woodfield Press.  Or gift him a set of note cards from the same company so he can dash out thank you notes to friends and colleagues.  We love the maker’s "Old Sport" design featuring a golfing fox.  All of Woodfield’s products are printed using a high-quality, state-of-the-art Heidelberg press in Alstead, New Hampshire.

A Gift For the Dad Who Likes to Toast:  Here’s Looking at You Kid!

Whether it's dad who’s doing the toasting or you who’s saluting pops, McCrea’s Candies’ Single Malt Scotch caramel is the ideal way to tip your hat to the man you love.  Our slow-cooked, handcrafted caramel takes two of dad’s favorite things (sweet caramel and whisky) and fuses them into a smoky and flavorful bite.  Made with Ardmore scotch, this treat will truly satisfy dad’s sweet tooth.

A Gift For the Dad Who Looks Picture Perfect

Dad always looks good and now his walls can look equally handsome.  Dress up his special space with a fun and unique print from Lobstering is An Art.   The maker offers a continually evolving collection of unique and unusual lobster designs and illustrations by native Maine artist Andrew M. Cook. His “Lobster Brewery" design, for example, is a nod to the many beer entrepreneurs in Maine turning barley, water, hops and magic into everyone’s favorite beverage. And, his “Lobster Summer" print showcases all the fun things there are to do, besides eating lobster, during the summer months.

A Gift For the Dad Who Looks and Dresses the Part

We promised no ties, but we are recommending a belt from the Belted Cow Company.  The Yarmouth, Maine-based manufacturer creates unique American-made belts, flip-flops, canvas totes, pet collars and leashes that will help dad stand out from the herd.  They offer many designs, including three golf-related creations that would pair perfectly with the Woodfield notecards mentioned above. Any of them will really give dad something unique to buckle on.

With this list there’s no need to look high and low for the perfect gift for dad.  We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you. Any of these gift ideas will have both dad -- AND you --  looking your best this Father’s Day.

 

A Corporate Gift Giving Tradition

“It’s become a tradition.” 

That’s how Casey Robinson, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Newburyport, Mass.-based Koya Leadership Partners, describes the national executive search firm’s custom of sending out hundreds of boxes of McCrea’s Candies caramel to clients every holiday season. 

“Our clients have come to look forward to it,” she said. 

Lea Cohen, a realtor with William Raveis in Brookline, Mass., is looking to McCrea’s for the same results. “This will be the second year I send McCrea’s Candies’ caramel to my clients.  Last year the candy was a big hit,” said Cohen.

Both Cohen and Robinson feel that it is important to recognize and thank their customers.  A small gift, says Cohen, let’s them know they are special.

 

McCrea's Candies Caramel Corporate Business Holiday Gift

Thoughtful and Specialized Service

Special is what both organizations strive for – and what they look for in their gift-giving partners.

Koya, founded in 2004 on a single belief – the right person in the right place can change the world –is deeply devoted to its clients and to the missions they serve. 

“At Koya's core is a commitment to thoughtful and specialized service. This practice extends to our gift giving. When we consider how to communicate with our clients and candidates, we apply this care, and that is why we choose McCrea’s,” explained Robinson. “We both prioritize creating an amazing experience for our customers.”

William Raveis is the northeast’s leading family-owned real estate company.  Cohen, a realtor for more than fourteen years, joined the firm because they are tops in service and customer satisfaction.

“Real estate is a relationship building business, both with my clients as well as with colleagues in the brokerage community,” explained Cohen.  “Gifting McCrea’s is a great way to remind these important people how much they mean to me.  It not only enables me to thank them for working with me, it also enables me to recognize them for the referrals they send my way, the key to growing any realtor’s business.”

McCrea's Candies Caramel Holiday Gift corporate Business

Finding Just The Right Gift

McCrea’s works with both Robinson to and Cohen to customize their caramel gifts, designing a special hangtag for Koya featuring the company’s logo.  In addition, a personal note was enclosed within each McCrea’s Candies Large Party Box the company gifted.

Cohen, in her second year of gifting McCrea’s Tall Sleeves of caramel, is working with McCrea’s corporate gifting expert to transform her new logo into something special.  But the ability to customize, she says does not stop there. 

“McCrea’s really enables me to tailor each individual present.  With its wide selection of flavors, I can choose the flavor that best suits each recipient,” she said.  “And that really turns it into a very thoughtful gift.”

McCrea's Candies Caramel Holiday Gift Corporate Business

Robinson agrees.

“Sending a thank you gift is a thoughtful gesture.  It lets our clients, mainly mission-driven organizations and institutions of higher education, know we are thinking of them; that we appreciate their business and the partnerships we have forged throughout the year,” explains Robinson.

She added: “McCrea’s makes the world's best caramels.  We strive to provide the best executive search experience.  It’s a perfect match.”