Easter Gifts and Flowers

Easter Gifts and Flowers

Spring has officially arrived, which means that spring flowers are due to bloom just in time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. From the freshest flowers to the most scrumptious chocolates, we welcome you to celebrate the freshest of seasons with memorable Easter Gifts and Flowers.   Full of delicious Easter candy, including Ghirardelli squares, gourmet jelly beans and adorable Lindt chocolate hazelnut carrots, this basket is perfect for anyone. Fresh-cut pink tulips kissed by the sun and striking white alstroemerias make for the perfect Easter bouquet. Sweeten Easter with six rice crispy treats, perfect for loved ones, teachers, kids or simply bringing to the office. Welcome spring with elegant lavender roses, verdant bells of Ireland, pink heather, and more all arranged in a picket-fence basket. These milk chocolate Easter eggs are filled with luscious ganache and hand painted with beautiful springtime motif are almost too beautiful to eat – almost! Welcome the romance of the season with this stunning collection of pink-hued blooms and lush greenery in a gracefully curving glass vase. Don’t miss some of our other favorite Easter gifts!   What is your favorite surprise to stick in Easter...
Winter Warmers: Our Favorite Cold Weather Recipes

Winter Warmers: Our Favorite Cold Weather Recipes

When the mercury goes down, it’s time to crank up the heat in the kitchen and get to making warming, soothing dishes. Here are a few of our favorite cold weather recipes to keep you warm this winter. Easy Beef Goulash Ingredients 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. ground beef kosher salt freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 tsp. paprika 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked 1 cup shredded cheddar Chopped parsley for garnish Directions Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain fat and return to pan. Add tomato paste and stir to coat, then pour in broth, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning and paprika, and stir in macaroni. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in cheese and remove from heat. Garnish with parsley. Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 2/3 cup milk 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 (14.5 oz.) can peas and carrots 1/2 (15 oz.) can whole new potatoes, drained 1 (15 oz.) package prepared double-crust pie pastry Directions Preheat...
The 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide

The 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide

The history of Valentine’s Day flowers stems from the custom of using floral bouquets to send non-verbal messages. With each flower having a specific meaning attached to it, it’s possible to have an entire conversation just using flowers! This seemingly forgotten flower-language isn’t actually lost, however, as we still send flowers for their unique meanings, especially at Valentine’s Day. The most popular Valentine’s Day flower, the rose, symbolizes love and passion. More specifically, red roses stand for enduring passion, yellow for expressing friendship, pink for appreciation and admiration, and purple for love at first sight. No matter which flower you choose to send to your loved one, our 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide ensures that they will receive your message of love. Enduring Love Bouquet The red roses in this arrangement are hand-selected for their color, size, freshness and beauty. Artfully poised in a classic clear vase, it’s an enchanting and timeless gift of love for Valentine’s Day. Always There Bouquet Let them know that you’ll always be there with this breathtaking red and white bouquet, hand-delivered in a unique ceramic vase with modern twisted design. Heart’s Desire Bouquet With its stunning art glass vase and luxurious roses, this magnificent Valentine’s Day surprise leaves nothing to be desired! Red Haute Bouquet Take their Valentine’s Day breath away with this passionate rose bouquet, presented in a keepsake glass lantern vase with beautiful lace detail and sparkling heart charm. Young at Heart Celebrate your sweetheart with this hot pink bouquet, delivered for Valentine’s Day in a shimmering mirrored cube with a pink ombre rhinestone heart! Be Mine Bouquet with Red Roses Red roses and carnations are exquisitely...
Surprise Date Night Ideas

Surprise Date Night Ideas

Life is busy and it can be hard to set aside time for a date night. So what better way to show your significant other that alone time is important than to surprise them with a romantic date?  Here are some of our favorite surprise date night ideas. Surprise Picnic A surprise picnic is an adorable way to show a partner your romantic side. Whether outside on a warm beach or inside on a cold day in front of a fire, the possibilities for a special picnic are endless. It’s a great opportunity to focus on each other without distractions. Our Embroidered Picnic Blanket will set the stage for your next picnic date, and keep you both cozy in the process. Draw Them A Bath After a long day, few things say “it’s time to relax” like a nice warm bubble bath. What better way to help your significant other unwind than to surprise them with a beautiful spa basket filled with everything they need for a relaxing, luxurious soak in the tub. Further set the mood by laying out freshly laundered, lightly scented towels or even a nice fluffy robe. While they’re soaking, further the surprise by preparing a great dinner for the two of you. This is bound to be a date you’ll both remember. Home Movie Night Avoid the sticky floors and expensive snacks by surprising your partner with a home movie night. Pop up some of our Artisan Popcorn and Craft Salt Crate, gather the blankets and pillows, and queue up a great flick. Rom-com, action, comedy or drama – any movie you choose for your date will be unforgettable....
Perfect Presents Under $50

Perfect Presents Under $50

The sentiment of a gift lies not in its monetary value, but in the emotion it brings to both the recipient and the giver. More than just a great object, truly memorable gifts leave behind lasting impressions of what the gift represented. To show you that truly memorable gifts don’t have to cost a lot, here are some tips for choosing perfect presents under $50 (or at any price!) Make it Thoughtful It’s easy to pick out an item, wrap it, and call it a present. But the thought and intention behind a present is what makes it truly a gift. It is this attention to detail that gives a gift recipient warm feelings knowing that someone truly cares. Carefully selected gifts to reflect the occasion, the person’s interests or style can go a long way in saying “this was chosen just for you.” It expresses the time and consideration put into choosing the perfect gift for the occasion.     Make it Personal There’s nothing like a one-of-a-kind gift. There is excitement and prestige in receiving a gift that no one else has. Weather to commemorate a special occasion such as a wedding or to add a little something extra with an engraved pen or business card holder, personalization is an easy way to turn a gift into a keepsake. It is a simple touch that lets the recipient know that great care was taken in choosing a gift that will stand the test of time. GiftTree is proud to offer personalization options on many of our most popular items.   Make It Inspiring Spark seeds of creativity with...