Great Gifts for the IT Department

Great Gifts for the IT Department

Ahh, the IT Department. Behind the scenes, day in and day out, this team is hard at work keeping everything up and running for the company’s day-to-day operations. Do we totally understand everything they’re doing? No. But does it work? Perfectly. Thankfully, when you have a good IT Team, they take the ball and run with it, creating systems and processes that make work easier for the rest of the company. (And hopefully the programmers your IT Department have the company functioning better than Cuyahoga County.) What a relief! So when it comes time to thank your IT Employees – like this Tuesday, September 17th on IT Professional’s Day – you can give them gifts that send a message of appreciation in a big way. Here are some ideas we have for great gifts for the IT Department.   Give Thanks to Tech Support   This Tech Sleeve is a super cool gift to carry any portable laptop or tablet in style and disguise. A slim profile tech sleeve is designed to look just like a classic manila envelope and perfectly fits a Macbook. Made from a strong tear-proof material, the envelope is lined with thick grey felt for extra padding and protection.   Ideal for professionals, this travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Solid stainless steel construction with a dark matte finish and lustrous copper lid achieve a modern, contemporary look and feel.   What candy do you remember loving the most as a child? From Pop Rocks to Big League Chew, Fun Dip to Bottle...
NEW! Two Starbucks® Gifts They’ll Love

NEW! Two Starbucks® Gifts They’ll Love

It’s really starting to feel like Fall here in the Pacific Northwest. The summer temperatures have dropped and the rainy days have rolled in. These cloudy, drizzly days make us want to curl up with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and a great book! So with that in mind, we thought we’d team up with our Seattle friends at Starbucks® and create a few new coffee gifts! Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or even a business gift, we’re loving the warm fuzzy feels of these gifts. Read on to explore these two new Starbucks gifts! New Starbucks Gifts! Gift #1 – Starbucks® Coffee Lover’s Bounty The Starbucks® Coffee Lover’s Bounty is chock-full of rich coffee, cookies and even a ceramic Siren mug. It’s impressive, it’s generous, and it’s definitely memorable. BONUS: You can engrave on the lid of this gift crate! Below the phrase “It’s Always a Good Time for Coffee” and the Starbucks® logo, your personal message can be engraved. Simply complete the personalization option during checkout!      Gift #2 – Starbucks® Coffee & Cookies Delight Pike Place®, Breakfast Blend and an earthy, full-bodied French Roast coffee are all curated in the Starbucks® Coffee & Cookies Delight Gift. This cute gift box is also arranged with French madeleines, caramel stroopwafel and much more. With a Siren mug included, this iconic gift is sure to leave a lasting impression.                         PSSST… Check back this Fall – we’ll be debuting even more Starbucks® Coffee Gifts for the Holidays! ☕️     Disclaimer: Pike Place® is a registered trademark...
Get Ready for Grandparent’s Day!

Get Ready for Grandparent’s Day!

Grandparents are awesome. They shower you with unconditional love, they’re patient listeners, and they give the best advice, since they’ve been around to see it all. Next Sunday, September 8th is Grandparent’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to still have your grandparents in your life, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with them. And if not, your children can take time to honor their grandparents! No matter if they’re your grandparents or your child’s, celebrating Grandma and Grandpa is important. But they may live a fair distance away, so giving them a call, sending them a card or a gift is the next best thing! Here are some fun gift and flower ideas for Grandparent’s Day.   Grandparents Day Gift Ideas Personalize the lid with Grandma & Grandpa’s last name for free! As Rudy Giuliani puts it, “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.”     Your Grandparents will burst into cheerful smiles when they receive this gorgeous and vibrant bouquet. Big yellow lilies are arranged with pale yellow and blushy pink roses, surrounded by sunny alstroemeria. It’s delivered in this ceramic keepsake vase they’ll adore.     With over 400 five-star reviews, this glowing keepsake candle is one of our bestsellers. The inspirational message around the candleholder’s sphere reads: “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.”     Two great bottles of wine from California and savory snacks to pair? It’s...
Brain-Power Snacks for the Desk & Backpack

Brain-Power Snacks for the Desk & Backpack

Here it is – 2:00 PM. Whether you’re sitting in a lecture at college, at the office or just trying to keep up with little kids, the afternoon sure does have a way of bringing on that… sludgy feeling. It’s difficult to concentrate. Motivation and productivity take a nose-dive. We may look to snacks to get us through the final hours of the day, but often times, we reach for the wrong things, like chips or a Diet Coke, and it seems to help, at first. But before long we’re right back to that heavy, drowsy feeling, only worse. Do you have a hard time getting through the afternoon slump? If so, you’re not alone. And fortunately, there are tons of great snacks that are healthy, energy-boosting and good for your cognitive function. Here are some brain-power snacks for the desk and backpack that you can bring to work or school and get that boost of mental and physical energy!   Healthy, Energy-Boosting Snacks for Brain Power   Berries Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries have all shown to have a positive effect on brain function. Loaded with antioxidants, berries improve the communication between brain cells. Keep a baggie of these in your lunch box and you’ll be firing on all cylinders.   Nuts & Seeds Nuts and seeds (especially pumpkin seeds) are packed with Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. Both of these nutrients have linked to better brain function and improved cognition!    Dark Chocolate Chocolate’s main ingredient, cacao, is good for your mental health! According to this study, cacao flavonoids encourage neuron growth and blood vessel function (which increases blood...
Friday Wine Down: Archery Summit Pinot Noir

Friday Wine Down: Archery Summit Pinot Noir

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts, and when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to a rare Oregon Pinot Noir for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!   This Week’s Friday Wine Down: Archery Summit Dundee Hills Pinot Noir   About This Wine One of Oregon’s most renowned Pinot producers, Archery Summit is the only Oregon winery with with natural subterranean caves. Modeled after Burgundy’s underground caverns, Archery Summit’s incredible Pinot Noir is aged in the volcanic rock cellar underneath the estate. Never rising above 59 degrees F, this is an optimal condition for storing exceptional wine that is aging in mature barrels. See it for yourself! So if you ever get the chance to visit Archery Summit’s winery, be sure to take a tour! Tasting Notes This seductive Willamette Valley wine leads with vibrant floral notes of lilac and violet. Touches of cherry, raspberry and cocoa powder join the floral components. Following, secondary notes of black licorice, berry bramble and rosemary complement the leading fruit flavors. With flavors so persistent and saturating, the palate is enveloped. Lingering, the wine smoothes out through a refined, balanced finish. Blend 100% Pinot Noir Serving, Pairing & Gifting This is a perfect medium bodied Pinot Noir for pairing with delicious meals. A few of our favorite dishes are coq au vin, pork tenderloin with a cranberry glaze...