Valentine’s Day at Home: Wine, Music and Menus Volume II

Valentine’s Day at Home: Wine, Music and Menus Volume II

Last year we posted a blog called Valentine’s Day at Home: Wine, Music and Menus and the response was so overwhelming and fun, we thought we have to do a Volume TWO! It can be great getting dressed up, making reservations at a fancy restaurant and spending Valentine’s Day on the town. But these days, many couples opt to spend the holiday at home, especially when there are kids in the picture. When work has been crazy, the sitter is busy, the traffic is nuts and the restaurants are all booked, the idea of staying home, pouring a glass of wine, putting on some relaxing music and eating a delicious meal together sounds more and more appealing. We’ve put together a few menu plans (along with their matching wines and some fun music recommendations) to make your Valentine’s Day at home romantic, memorable and meaningful. After all, it’s not about going out – it’s about celebrating love!   Menu Plan #1 – For the Seafood & Champagne Lovers Pour: Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne. A luxurious, world-famous Champagne that boasts soft white-fruit aromas of peaches and pears and a finish of fresh walnut. The smooth, juicy mid-palate segues to a clean, crisp finish ideal for sipping Play: The Party, Andy Schauf. Bubbly songs full of fun combine with a nice dose of moody to create a playlist that is perfect for a party of two, cooking dinner, sipping Champagne and just being together. Appetizer: French Butter Lettuce Salad, courtesy of Fine Cooking. The lightness of this simple salad makes the perfect starter for the creamy goodness to come. Main Dish: Two recipes from Café Delights,...
Chocolate Covered Valentine’s Day Gifts

Chocolate Covered Valentine’s Day Gifts

Here at GiftTree, we’re pretty much surrounded by chocolate 24/7. It’s in our baskets, it’s on our desks, it’s in our break rooms and there are samples constantly floating around.  (*Dramatically covers eyes with arm* “It’s our cross to bear!”) But surprisingly, we never get jaded about the idea of receiving chocolate as Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s luscious, it’s decadent, and beyond flowers or even wine or Champagne, it’s something at everyone will love.  That’s why we’re excited to introduce these exquisite Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts, ready to delight. So give a gift of chocolate covered sweetness this Valentine’s Day!   Chocolate Covered Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gifts             As you can see, chocolate covered treats for Valentine’s Day make the sweetest gifts. Whether they’re for your wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend, moms, Aunties or your favorite coworkers, everyone deserves a delicious gift of chocolate this Valentine’s Day!  ...
Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Welcome to another edition Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving by hearing from our wonderful customers themselves. Whether they’re honoring relationships, feeling grateful, or simply being there for one another, Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories is all about the greatest gift we can give to one another: connection. So why do we gift? Our customer Veronica wrote to us: ? “I gift because I love my friends and right now, one friend has a sister going through serious cancer treatments. They are very close, young and best friends to each other. I sent a gift for the both of them to share. It was the coffee basket. She enjoys her coffee and I’m hoping it’s gonna bring a little sunshine to her dreary days.” ? Sending comfort and encouragement to those who need it the most – above all, this is why we gift! From get well gifts to birthday gifts, anniversaries and more, GiftTree is here to help you celebrate life and all of its milestones. Through our curated gift baskets, personalized keepsakes and much more, GiftTree is all about generosity and giving. Explore our many gift options and make ‘much ado matter’ with easy checkout, fast shipping and artful...
February Birthday Purple Power

February Birthday Purple Power

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning, as well. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. Between its birthstone and birth flowers, February is all about the purple power! February Birth Flower February’s birth flower, violet, symbolizes humility and faithfulness. In the Northern half of the United States, wild violets are commonly known as blue violets or wood violets. Violets grow in shaded woody areas or wooded wetlands. They range in color from white to yellow, pink to the most common purple shade. The state flower of Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Illinois and New Jersey, wood violets bloom in early spring and last into summer. Violets are a beautiful perennial wildflower, so they may not be an ideal bouquet to give for a February birthday. However, a great gift option that still includes violets is the African Violet, a common indoor houseplant that is beautiful and easy to care for. They like low light and lots of water. Native to eastern tropical African countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, African Violets range in colors. But for February birthdays, we suggest giving a potted African Violet in its popular deep purple hue. You can find African Violets at any floral shop or grocery store. However, we also offer it in two of our basket plant gifts, the Blooming Garden and the Simply Chic Plant Basket!   February Birth Stone Another awesome idea for a February birthday gift is an Amethyst. The February birthstone, amethyst is a gorgeous purple...
How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Office

How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Office

It seems like there is absolutely no time between the holidays and Valentine’s Day, am I right? Here at GiftTree we’re gearing up big time for this lovey-dovey holiday. Our Valentine’s Day Gift Collection is off the hook, we’re prepping all our florists for the big day, and we’re even making some time for ourselves to celebrate, too. Since Valentine’s falls on a Thursday this year, why not make the office feel a little more kindhearted, too? Here are some cute ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the office. Tip #1 Send joy to the breakroom with shareable sweets! Delicious treats that can be shared are a perfect way to celebrate. And when you have the opportunity to make them Valentine’s Day-themed, why not make it cutesy? The team will love the sweets and enjoy the break, too.   Tip #2 Send individual Valentine’s Day gifts to the staff! No matter what industry you work in, it’s safe to say that every employee wants to know that they are valued, and the work they do is noticed. Sending your employees a little gift that says “You’re appreciated!” is always a good idea, and Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to do so. Tip #3 Brighten the Lobby with a Valentine’s Bouquet When a client or customer walks into your office, what is the first thing that you want them to notice? A lot of people would say that a welcoming reception area gives an air of respectability and organization. Therefore, adding a bright and beautiful Valentine’s Day-themed bouquet is the perfect touch.   Comment Below How do you celebrate...