It’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day!

It’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day!

Marie Kondo is all the rage these days. Her Netflix series “Tidying Up” is one of the most popular shows on streaming services right now. On the show, she explains her KonMarie Method™ – a simple way to organize the home so that you’ll never have to do it again. But do you think this applies to office spaces, too? Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This day is an opportunity to clean off your desk and get the new year off to a fresh, organized start! Here are some helpful tips to organize your own desk create a workspace where you feel productive and energized. First, File Away (or Throw Away) Items and Papers That Are No Longer Needed. You might want to silence your phone & put your computer to sleep to make this step as distraction-free as possible. Then you can rest assured that you probably won’t accidentally throw something away that you still need. Then, Remove Everything Remaining From Your Desk & Set Aside. Take everything off your desk and wipe down the surface with a damp cloth. Depending on the material of your desk, you may want to use glass cleaner, disinfecting wipes or wood cleaner. You can take this time to clean your computer monitor with the appropriate cloth, as well. Next, Place the Used & Useful Items Back. Gently clean each item as you place it back on your desk, from the tape dispenser to the keyboard and mouse. Place every item in a spot that works best for you, strategically. For example, are you left handed? Your journal would...
Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek & Preorder

Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek & Preorder

How are you going to surprise your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? This year it falls on a Thursday. The kids have after-school activities, you both have to work… a Thursday  could complicate things a bit, especially if you had been thinking about breakfast in bed for your wife or a weekend getaway for your husband! That’s where GiftTree comes in. Send your loved one a fabulous gift from our Valentine’s Day collection! With our top quality and attention to detail, your Valentine is going to feel like a million bucks. For those long-distance loves or those you wish you could see more often, GiftTree’s Valentine’s Day collection is perfect for sending a little love across the miles. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show love to moms or dads, sons or daughters, sisters or brothers, best friends… just about anyone you hold near and dear to your heart. Here’s a sneak peek of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Head over to GiftTree to see the full collection. Did you know that you can preorder? It’s easy! Just check out today and select the delivery date for Thursday, February 14. We’ll make sure your gift ships right on time. Place your orders soon – our Valentine’s Day collection is going to sell out fast.   Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek   Valentine’s Day Heart’s Delight Gourmet Surprise your Valentine with this collection of luscious chocolate truffles from luxury brands, decadent cookies, gourmet nuts and so much more. It’s a sweet gift for sweethearts of all ages. Includes a Happy Valentine’s Day ribbon if no custom personalization is selected!    ...
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 Mary wrote to us: “A friend since elementary school, I never thought I would see her again, many years later we wound up buying houses directly across the street from each other! With full time jobs and all of “life” filling up the 24/7/365 schedule we rarely talked or saw each other. I retired three years ago, and now my friend retired- YEEEHAAAAAW!!! Super happy and excited for her and looking forward to seeing lots more of her!” What’s better than time spent together, especially after some years have gone by? We’re so excited for Mary and her friend, and we hope they’re having a wonderful time enjoying their retirements together. From retirement to birthdays, anniversaries and even sympathy gifts, 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 presentation.     Want to submit your own #WhyWeGiftWednesday story? Click...
Writing Thank You Cards for Holiday Gifts

Writing Thank You Cards for Holiday Gifts

It’s January – the chaotic (but totally worth it, of course) holiday season has finally come to a close. January is also National Thank You Month. That means it’s time to get going on writing thank you cards for holiday gifts you received. Often, people ask if sending a thank you card for holiday gifts is really necessary. The answer is a resounding yes – especially if you didn’t see the gift-giver over the holidays and your gift came in the mail.  But what should you write? Here are some helpful tips to remember when writing your thank you notes! 1. Handwritten notes are best. When you put pen to paper, you’re showing someone that they’re worth the extra effort, beyond an email or a text message. Plus, scientific studies have shown that handwriting is more memorable than talking, texting or typing. So when you write, you’re planting that gratitude in your mind, and when they receive the card, your writing will be better remembered, too. 2. Kids should send thank you cards for every gift they received.  Even if the gift-giver was present when the gift was opened, children should write thank you cards for every gift they received. You’re teaching them the importance of etiquette and gratitude – two virtues that will benefit them greatly in the future. Especially for those parents whose children are young – get out the crayons and markers and make a fun activity out of it! 3. Write about what you received.  The gift-giver really wants to know that you appreciate their gift, so go into specific detail! It shows that their...
January Birth Flower: Carnation

January Birth Flower: Carnation

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. Charming ruffled petals and a wide array of colors have made the January birth flower: carnation, popular all over the world. Known for its delicate powdery fragrance and long-lasting bloom life, carnations symbolize genuine affection, admiration, true love, purity and devotion. Cheerful, Colorful Carnation Bouquets GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets are never delivered in the box, leaving the recipient to find a vase, trim and arrange the bouquet themselves. Our expert florists are located all over the country, arranging bouquets in glass vases and delivering them in perfect condition. Want to know the other months’ birth flowers and their meaning? Here’s a quick guide to glance at! Check back on GiftTree’s blog every first Monday of the month over the next year. We’ll be featuring that month’s birth flower as well as showing you our beautiful bouquets that feature the flower. Month Flower Symbolism January Carnation Devoted Love, True Friendship February Violet Faithfulness, Virtue March Daffodil Affection, Regards April Daisy Innocence, Purity May Lily of the Valley Hope, humility and sweetness June Rose Love, devotion, passion, desire July Larkspur Affection, Laughter, Lightheartedness August Gladiolus Moral Integrity, Generosity September Aster Daintiness, elegance, love, magic October Calendula Gracefulness and Joy November Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness, Friendship, Abundance December Holly Good Wishes, Glad...