How to Write the Perfect Birthday Card Message

How to Write the Perfect Birthday Card Message

Celebrating a dear friend or family member turning another year older (and wiser) is such a fun part of life. It’s their day to shine, and be shown just how much they’re loved while being showered with gifts, and indulging in decadently sweet desserts. But, sometimes expressing your excitement for someone’s special day is easier said than done and when you sit down to write that perfect birthday card message, writer’s block strikes! Don’t worry, here at GiftTree we have your birthday card covered! With our selection of ideas below, you’re sure to find something that sums up the message you have in your head that you need to get down on paper. Read on for our guide on how to write the perfect birthday card message:   For family and dear old friends: Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with scrumptious cake, amazing gifts, decadent cake, smiling faces, and did I mention cake? You deserve it!     P.S. Cake! As you blow out the candles this year, just think – it’s another wonderful year you’ve had the chance to enjoy me as your (daughter/friend/niece/etc.)! Here’s to next year and all the great times we’ll have together. Today we celebrate all the wonderful years you’ve been in our lives. We look back and total up many, many years we’ve counted on you, and your warm, funny, personality. Don’t think about exactly how many years, just hurry up and blow out all those candles so we can get started on that cake! Happy Birthday! You take care of everyone else, so today’s your day to put up your feet and let...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Hiking Partner Edition!)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Hiking Partner Edition!)

Here in the Pacific Northwest, where GiftTree headquarters are located, we’re hiking fanatics! Ask just about anyone what their favorite hobby is, and you’re likely to hear hiking somewhere in the list, and more often than not, right at the top! Speaking of the top, reaching a summit with someone just seems to instantly bring you closer – the mix of endorphins and elation at having reached a goal together all seem to culminate and make for an even closer friendship. Not to mention the deep conversations that just seem to flow and echo through the empty, serene forest as you take each step. This Why We Gift Wednesday we’re celebrating those in our lives who are our partners on the trail, who stick by our side as we overcome obstacles, cross bridges, and ultimately work towards reaching those peaks that bring about so much joy and a huge sense of accomplishment. And when we return to the car sweaty and covered in dirt, are right there with us scarfing down Chex mix, and maybe cracking open a celebratory beer in the parking lot. Comment Below: Do you have a hiking partner who’s just the best person to hit the trails with? Maybe they’re with you metaphorically as you make your way along the ups and downs of life? We’d love to hear your story – it could be featured on the next...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Nature’s Magic Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Nature’s Magic Edition)

This Why We Gift Wednesday we’re giving a shout out to the adults in our lives who sparked our imagination as kids, who kindled our spirits, and who made us more aware of the magic all around us. As we think about the people in our lives that made a difference to us throughout the years, sometimes those small learning moments are the ones that had the most impact. Is there someone in your life who took the time to show you a cool bug, a beautiful waterfall, or marveled along with you at a stunning sunset? Comment Below: We’d love to hear about the people in your life you remember showing you something magical in nature that you’ll never forget. Or, maybe you’re the one passing on your knowledge to the next generation. Share your story! It could be featured in the next...
Sunny Spa Gifts For a Summer Day

Sunny Spa Gifts For a Summer Day

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in a spa day! If you’re looking for the perfect spa gift for women or men on your list, a gift recipient in your life, now is the time. With shorts, tank tops and sandals, more skin than ever is showing and in need of pampering, exfoliation and hydration to keep it looking its best. Plus, the weather is great to sit outside and host a D.I.Y. spa day right in your own back yard or deck on a breezy summer’s afternoon complete with a glass of crisp rose wine, and a selection of refreshing nibbles. Our selection of spa gifts a great place to start towards a day of ultimate relaxation, and a refreshing retreat! Tip: Wet some towels, ring out most of the water, roll up and place on a platter in the fridge. They’re great to grab at the end of a summer spa pampering session to cool down. Pair with some ice cold cucumber and lemon infused water and your at-home experience will rival a high-end spa in no time.   Bath and Body Invigoration Our Bath and Body Invigoration is a great choice for a spa gift for women that offers the ease of a spa pampering session all in one place, while also being easy on any gift giver’s budget. With it’s bright, bee-friendly and natural products, and a selection of spa tools all wrapped up in an adorable wooden spa bucket, this kit is destined to wash away the day’s stresses and pamper the body from head to toe.     The Man Can Men need...
Arranging The Perfect Charcuterie Platter

Arranging The Perfect Charcuterie Platter

Charcuterie platters have the potential to be the food focus of any great cocktail party, and are the perfect no-fuss appetizer to set out and get any dinner party started. You’ll be able to prep everything in advance so you can be right there sipping and savoring alongside your guests instead of fussing over a needy canapé. With our easy guide, any novice can put together a wow-worthy, balanced and aesthetically pleasing charcuterie platter centerpiece with a little something for all tastes to nibble on. Plan for about 1-2 ounces of meat per person, as well as about 1-2 ounces of cheese, and double that if you won’t be serving dinner, or if the rest of the spread is light. Read on to learn all about the ins and outs of assembling the perfect charcuterie platter:   Add height for interest A flat, boring platter will taste fine, sure, but a platter with a balance of different heights will add interest and practically attract people to it like a magnet. A champagne flute and a thin tall vase filled with thin breadsticks known as grissini, pickled green beans or asparagus spears, or long carrot sticks will fit the bill nicely.   Use cool containers you already have Rather than a flat board with meat just sitting on it, why not add a plate set atop an upside down highball glass to make a mini stand to hold that brie? Add a cute teacup in one corner stacked high with buttery club crackers. Grab a mini colander and fill it with an array of grapes, dried apricots, and quartered figs. The possibilities are endless if you take a look...