Why We Gift Wednesday (Relationship Goals Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Relationship Goals Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. This Why We Gift Wednesday we’re celebrating romantic relationships! Those cozy nights cuddled up, the looks we give each other, and just the feeling of being smitten with someone are some of the best in the world. Whether brand new, or decades old and having made it over rocky roads and through thick and thin, every relationship takes work at some point. So today, we’re celebrating not just the shining, glossy red heart surface of relationships, but the deep, been-through-some-stuff and came out the other side closer, stronger, and ready to take on anything together kind of bond that takes time and work to get to. Do you have someone in your life that you look at from afar and think “Ahh…Relationship Goals!” whenever you see them? Most likely, the couple you envy for having been together for years and years in seemingly smooth bliss has worked through disagreements,  learned which battles to choose and which to let go, discovered each other’s preferred communication style, and gone over what works and what doesn’t work so many times that they’re now experts at being with each other. Many times, those in happy relationships have a few key things they do to make sure that the peace is kept,...
How to Open Wine Like a Pro

How to Open Wine Like a Pro

Have you ever been to a party or a restaurant where wine was being served, and just marveled at the cork-popping prowess of the person opening the bottle? Well, you can have the same opening skills as any experience oenophile with the right tools and a little bit of practice. Read on for our guide: How to Open Wine Like a Pro in five easy steps, and you’ll be the one smoothly and effortlessly opening a bottle of wine and impressing friends and family at your next dinner party. #1 Gather The Essential Tools Foil Cutter or Knife Many great wine openers come with a little fold out knife attached – use it to cut the foil on the top of the bottle in two clean half-circle cuts just above the lip, and remove the clean disc of foil from the top with the edge of the knife. Otherwise a handy foil cutter made just for this purpose really makes for a seamless edge on the bottle. Corkscrew A waiter’s wine key is the perfect option here for an effortless wine opening experience. These openers have two “steps” to them, one that you rest on the bottles edge to get the cork part way out of the bottle, and a second step to pop it fully out of the bottle. There are many great types of wine openers on the market and this is just something that takes a little experimentation to choose which opener is your favorite. Towel A small tea towel comes in handy for wiping off the bottle’s rim, and wrapping around chilled bottles to absorb...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Back to School Edition!)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Back to School Edition!)

It’s Wednesday, again! And it’s back to school season! It seems like every week just gets continually faster as we get ever closer to the end of summer. We’re sure some of you parents out there feel the same – especially those with children who are on the cusp of heading off to college for their very first time living away from home. Things will never be the same as they once were before one of your littles left the nest, but the feeling of pride that comes along with seeing your kin go off in the directions of their dreams with unlimited potential in their futures helps to soften the blow, at least a little bit. Before you know it, they’ll be home for Thanksgiving break full of stories, many of which you probably won’t want to hear, but a few that will blow you away with their responsibility, smarts, drive, and talents. This week we’re celebrating those pre-back to school jitters, whether it’s to a giant University, or a small scale community college. There are so many educational paths that one can take these days, but one thing they all most certainly have in common is a feeling of excitement, anticipation, and nerves as the first days of class approach. Amongst GiftTree’s back to school collection, you’ll find a wide selection of gifts appropriate for everyone going through these nerve-wracking times – from teachers, to parents, to of course the students themselves. Young or old, a gift will help to inspire those heading back to school to hit the books running. Explore the entire back to school collection on...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Anniversary Edition!)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Anniversary Edition!)

This Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re celebrating romance and all the forms it takes. From grandiose gestures to the small everyday things, there are so many little ways to celebrate the love in your life and keep it burning strong. The great thing is, every couple is different – what means the most to one couple might not be another couple’s style. You know your partner best, and what they’ll appreciate. And if you’re left with questions, the gifting experts of GiftTree are here to help! Explore below to find an idea that strikes a chord with you: A Toast to Your Love Champagne Basket Nothing is more classic than a bottle of champagne to toast to another year spent happily together. This elegant fleur de-lis keepsake container featured premium champagne paired with gourmet savory snacks and confections – the perfect romantic picnic just waiting to be enjoyed. Organic green olives, mixed vegetable antipasti, seasoned snack mix and cheese straws provide salty nibbles, while candy berries and chocolate wafers offer a sweet crescendo in this collection destined to delight the senses.   Personalized Anniversary Wine Crate Honor their relationship with this one-of-a-kind anniversary gift. Your special message and a premium wine are elegantly presented in a sturdy Happy Anniversary wine crate. Choose your wine, then choose your inscription for a extra special touch. Included in this Gift is your selection of one of three great wines: Tanner Ridge California Chardonnay A youthful, well-balanced Chardonnay with lively acidity and abundant fruit. The balanced combination of sweet oak and ripe layers of green apple, citrus, and cream deepen into a lingering finish,...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Cousins Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Cousins Edition)

This Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re focusing in on the family members the truly blur the lines between family and friends. Not the ones that we feel obligated to spend time with because we’re related, but the ones that we totally choose to hang out with, because we’re so much more like friends. Here’s to the cousins who we grew up shooting Nerf guns with in the backyard and now depend on to swap stories about our children’s achievements, and ask for advice on our challenges. Raise a glass and toast that cousin who somewhere along the line transformed from just another member of the family tree to a lifelong friend and confidant.   Comment Below:  Do you have a cousin who doubles as a wonderful friend? Tell us about...