51 Days Until Christmas…

ArtisanCheeseHamperThis week, as I flipped my calendar open to November, a familiar sense of panic stole over me. Before I had children, I used to put a great deal of thought into all my holiday gifts; hand-made pillows tied with elaborate bows one year, fused glass one-of-a-kind coasters the next. I didn’t realize at the time that I was setting an unreasonable standard for future years. Who has time for home made truffles?? Now that I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old, as well as a full time job I certainly don’t. I used the “I’m a brand new mom and you were lucky to get the Starbucks gift card!!” excuse, but I think that ship has sailed since both my children are now walking and talking. Darn.
So when November reared its ugly head this year, I frantically started making lists of friends and loved ones that have been unfairly ignored and promised “a really great gift NEXT year”…. and in the midst of my hysteria my super calm husband turned to me. “Don’t you work for a GIFT company?”
I hate it when he makes sense. And of course he is completely right. Not only do I work for a gift company, but my amazing employers are ahead of the rest on personalized and unique gifts, so never again will I have to drive to the mall, park, wade through the masses, pay too much for a dumb sweater, box the darn thing and ship it myself just barely making it in time…. from now on I can order for everyone on one easy website. I already have my eye on one of our new and enticing gifts, the Artisan Cheese Hamper for my picky New England relatives. Nothing like excellent cheese to class up the joint. Now all I need is a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate my good fortune…. OH YEAH WE HAVE THAT TOO!! It’s a holiday miracle.

  1. I have a lot of out of town relatives as well, so I fully plan on taking advantage of our amazing gifts!

  2. I am so excited! Is there a limit on orders?

  3. The convenience of shopping on-line is amazing – especially at GiftTree. It took me less than 10 minutes to place my order. However, it is easy to loose track of time looking at all the delicious baskets, beautiful flowers and unique gifts. Making a decision was the hardest part for me!

    Another thing I really like about GiftTree is the large selection of items that are perfect for business gift-giving – for those especially appreciated clients, vendors and co-workers.

  4. What a great idea! ‘add a bottle of champagne’ so true. Glad you make the shopping so easy!

  5. Nicole, great idea – I need to get on the ball and put some orders in!! I can’t believe it’s November already.

  6. Last year was the first year that I have ever made homemade gifts, and I will never do it again! What I thought was going to be an easy, inexpensive thing to do, it was the exact opposite. I ended up having to re-buy wax, coloring, and numerous other things from the craft store because my creations didn’t turn out right.
    I completely agree with you, Nicole. GiftTree is going to save me a lot of aggravation this year!

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