The 2020 Valentine’s Day Flower Collection

The 2020 Valentine’s Day Flower Collection

Valentine’s Day is such a particularly perfect opportunity to send your love to someone special. So when you want to show your better half how much you appreciate them, a lavish bouquet sends the perfect message! After all, what is a bouquet for your Valentine but the perfect gift? It’s opulent, it’s beautiful, and it showers them with affection. So keep scrolling to check out GiftTree’s selection of Valentine’s Day flowers! In fact, you can set up your order today and we’ll deliver it on Valentine’s Day, just as promised. Easy as that! Let’s take a look at some of the newest bouquets in GiftTree’s Valentine’s Day Flower Collection.    ❤️ The 2020 Valentine’s Day Flowers Collection ❤️     Wow your Valentine with the Say I Love You Bouquet: a dozen (or more!) roses in a magnificent hand-blown art-glass vase etched with an exquisite rosebud design. Check out even more roses HERE.      Blushing Gemstone Bouquet is inspired by the ever-amazing rose quartz, the gemstone that symbolizes love. This iridescent art glass vase and luxurious pink rose bouquet blushes with romance.      Kissed by Tulips is an elegant bouquet of red tulips arranged in a striking red glass vase, featuring petal-like detailing. In fact, we’re pretty sure this one will sell fast so place your orders today!      Falling For You Bouquet: Gorgeous shades of bright pink, purple and red are poised with lush greenery. Truly, this creates a striking contrast for Valentine’s Day, especially with the art deco vase.     Delivered in a ruby glass vase that your Valentine will treasure forever! Plus, every shade...
A Few of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes

A Few of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes

During these cold and dreary months of mid-winter, it’s a good time to consume as much fruit as possible. And with the new year as well, a lot of people are looking to get healthy. That’s why fruit baskets make a perfect gift for these mid-winter milestones, from birthdays to anniversaries and more. GiftTree’s gift baskets of fruit are filled with premium gift-grade pears, juicy California oranges and of course, our home state, Washington-grown crisp and perfect apples. Every piece of fruit in our gift baskets is hand-selected, inspected and arranged perfectly, so your recipient gets the best fruit basket they’ve ever seen.   With fruit on the mind, we decided to put together a few of our favorite fruit recipes, too! Keep reading to get some fresh ideas for delicious fruit gifts. 🍎 🍊 🍐 A Few Of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes 🍎 🍊 🍐     Our Favorite Pear Salad For the Roasted Pear Vinaigrette:  1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored, and cut in half  1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice  2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar  1 clove garlic, minced  1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot  2 to 3 teaspoons honey  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste   For the Salad:  1 head Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce, washed and roughly-chopped  2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced  1 cup candied walnuts  1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese  ¼ red onion, thinly sliced  1/3 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)   PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the pear halves on...
What Wine Goes with Dinner Tonight?

What Wine Goes with Dinner Tonight?

Knowing how to pair your wine with the food that you’re eating may seem like a confusing and daunting task, but there are just a few tricks you need to learn, and pretty soon you will be pairing like a pro. If you are wondering what wine goes with dinner tonight, follow these simple steps! This blog, entitled Six Rules for Perfect Pairing, goes into much more details, but it really can boil down to six very easy to remember rules. Whether you’re enjoying a few steaks or chicken off the grill on a balmy summer evening, you’re serving up a hot stew that’s been roasting in the slow cooker all winter’s day, or you’re just ordering pizza from the neighborhood parlor, the simple and easy to follow wine rules below will help you know which wine is going to bring out the flavors of your food best, and which foods are going to complement your wine in turn. First Thing’s First: Learn Basic Wine Pairing!   Read More in Depth Here >> The Six Rules of Perfect Wine Pairing   Rule 1: Match the richness of the food to the body of the wine. Rule 2: Match the acidity. Rule 3: Don’t let the food overpower the wine, or the wine overpower the food. Rule 4: Offset heat (spicy) with sweet. Rule 5: Serve your wine at the right temperature. Rule 6: Match the regional cuisine to the regional wine.   You’re Ready To Pair! Here’s a helpful list of recommendations and suggestions to get you started. Here at GiftTree, we got together with our in-house Sommelier to get...
It’s National Thank You Month!

It’s National Thank You Month!

Ah, the holidays have come and gone. Sure, we may be a bit sad that the festivity has come to an end. But at the same time, aren’t you a little excited about getting back into your routines, too? A fresh outlook on life comes with this new decade. What are some of your resolutions for the New Year? If you are anything like us here at GiftTree, one of the things that we aim to do is to show more gratitude. And just like that, January happens to be National Thank You month, as well!   January: National Thank You Month It makes sense that January is National Thank You month! Perhaps you got an amazing gift from a loved one. Maybe you were shown some really lovely hospitality over the holiday break. Or maybe you were invited to a fabulous holiday bash! Learning how to integrate more thankfulness into your life can be done by making just a few simple tweaks. Here are some ideas to add just a little more gratitude into your life this year.   Idea # 1: Write More Thank You Notes We listed some examples of why you would say thanks after the holidays above, but there are tons of other reasons to say a simple thank you. Want to know how to write the perfect thank you note – one that really sounds like you mean it? Click here for a helpful guide on Writing Sincere Thank You Notes.   Idea # 2: Show Your Gratitude Don’t just say thank you – show your thanks. Here are a couple ideas on...
The Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve

The Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve

Good or bad, the time has come to shake off the memories and events of 2019. We can feel it: 2020 is going to be a year of good health, prosperity and joy for us all! So how do we ring in a new year? With a Champagne toast, of course! Bringing a bottle of great Champagne to a New Year’s Eve party is a longstanding tradition – Champagne makers have been marketing the wine as an essential part of the New Year’s celebration since the early 1800s. It’s said that as the cork pops and the Champagne overflows from the bottle, it symbolically represents the abundance of hope and joy in the new year. But what is the best Champagne for New Year’s Eve? The Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve When it comes to choosing the most delicious and exciting brands of Champagne for New Year’s Eve, the labels, terms and price points can seem a little daunting at first. But fear not! First, check out this absolutely awesome guide to bubbly – a great crash course on the confusing (and very broad) world of Champagne and other sparkling wines. Next, keep reading to explore some of our favorite Champagne recommendations to toast on New Year’s Eve. Chateau Montmore North Coast Brut Bearing the namesake of the Montmorency cherry, the light straw color of this soft-bodied Brut Cuvée boasts delicate aromas of cherry blossom, honey and buttered brioche. On the palate, flavors of sweet peach, apple and white cherries complement the flinty finish. G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne Exuberant bubbles and a brilliant, golden color testify to the vibrancy of this Champagne. Lush aromas...