Why We Gift Wednesday (Wedding Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Wedding 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. Did you know that June is the most popular month of the year for weddings? Nearly 11% of all married couples have their anniversary in June. And why not? It’s the perfect month for wedding season – depending on where you live, you’re past the rainy part of spring and not quite into the hottest part of summer yet. But let’s get to what’s really important about weddings – the love, of course! What was the most memorable part of your wedding, or a favorite moment at the wedding of a loved one? From the personal vows, to the touching toasts, to the first dance or the Father-Daughter dance, few moments in life are as special as the ones that take place at weddings. And even the funny mishaps, though they may seem stressful at the time, end up being special memories that we can laugh about later on. If you’re headed to any weddings this month, make sure you take the time to really soak it all in and enjoy the celebration of love. And if you’re looking for the perfect wedding gift, GiftTree’s got you covered, too!  ...
Surprise Date Night Ideas

Surprise Date Night Ideas

Life is busy and it can be hard to set aside time for a date night. So what better way to show your significant other that alone time is important than to surprise them with a romantic date?  Here are some of our favorite surprise date night ideas. Surprise Picnic A surprise picnic is an adorable way to show a partner your romantic side. Whether outside on a warm beach or inside on a cold day in front of a fire, the possibilities for a special picnic are endless. It’s a great opportunity to focus on each other without distractions. Our Embroidered Picnic Blanket will set the stage for your next picnic date, and keep you both cozy in the process. Draw Them A Bath After a long day, few things say “it’s time to relax” like a nice warm bubble bath. What better way to help your significant other unwind than to surprise them with a beautiful spa basket filled with everything they need for a relaxing, luxurious soak in the tub. Further set the mood by laying out freshly laundered, lightly scented towels or even a nice fluffy robe. While they’re soaking, further the surprise by preparing a great dinner for the two of you. This is bound to be a date you’ll both remember. Home Movie Night Avoid the sticky floors and expensive snacks by surprising your partner with a home movie night. Pop up some of our Artisan Popcorn and Craft Salt Crate, gather the blankets and pillows, and queue up a great flick. Rom-com, action, comedy or drama – any movie you choose for your date will be unforgettable....
Celebrating Work Anniversaries

Celebrating Work Anniversaries

Maybe it was 20 years ago today that the doors opened for business, or ten years to the day that the Chief Financial Officer sat down at his desk for the first day on the job. Whatever the reason may be, celebrating work anniversaries is an important juncture. Acknowledging a milestone reached is something that not only makes your employees feel special, but it’s also an opportunity to thank your clients, customers and colleagues for their years of support, as well. But how do we celebrate work anniversaries, you ask? Here at GiftTree, we think a party is a lot of fun, but a gift says so much more. From a bottle of great wine to a gift basket or a keepsake, a gift given on a work anniversary makes a statement that says “As we celebrate this anniversary, we recognize the fact that we wouldn’t be where we are without you.” There are so many ways to make your gift really meaningful, too. With our many personalization capabilities, our Business Gifts are the perfect offering to celebrate a professional anniversary – you can engrave their name and a personal message on so many different surfaces, or even imprint your company’s logo on a satin-ribbon, hand-tied around virtually any of our exclusive gift baskets and keepsakes. Here are some of our favorite Business Anniversary Gift ideas!   Executive Choice Gourmet Gift Basket Celebrate that business milestone with this metropolitan collection of gourmet provisions, premium fare and sweets. From creamy caramels to chocolates and fresh nuts, there’s something for everyone on the whole team. It’s a gift of classically good taste that delivers...
Martin’s Musings: GiftTree’s Milestone Wine Trio Crates

Martin’s Musings: GiftTree’s Milestone Wine Trio Crates

I’ve always loved to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays by popping the cork on something memorable. For anniversaries, there is something particularly important about the mutual acknowledgement of love, commitment and experience together. Ogden Nash once said it humorously, “Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.” My wife and I are lucky to have gotten married on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so we never forget to toast the occasion. Twenty-two years and we haven’t forgotten yet! With GiftTree, you can make it easy for every couple to remember their anniversary and all the special little relationship milestones that they share. We’ve recently launched two gifts that are perfect for wedding or anniversary gifts.   I love our new Milestone Anniversary Wine Trio as a creative option as a wedding gift. For year 1 (in our “Best” version), pop the cork on the iconic crisp apple acidity of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne. The couple can celebrate Year 5 with a perfectly aged bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. In Year 10, the enduring unctuous glory of Fonseca LBV Port will be ready for action when the time comes for their 10-year anniversary. Above all, this gift is all about the symbolism of a celebrating each day and looking forward to a joyful life together.                 For other milestones, we have similar but more versatile gift that is designed to let the couple choose when and for what they’d like to celebrate; called the Evenings Together Wine Trio. The wine choices are the same as the...
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,...
Friday’s Featured Artisan: Dune Jewelry’s Holly Daniels Christensen

Friday’s Featured Artisan: Dune Jewelry’s Holly Daniels Christensen

Welcome to Friday’s Featured Artisan! Each week, we focus on one of the many talented individuals and companies whose perfect products are proudly featured in GiftTree gifts. It may be a master chocolatier, a gourmet cheesemonger or a talented artist – GiftTree is here to connect their meaningful stories to the contents of your next great gift. What if you could capture a precious place – one that’s full of fond memories – and keep it with you always? Friday’s Featured Artisan, Dune Jewelry, does just that. Using the unique colors and grains of the world’s sands as her palette, Dune Jewelry’s Holly Daniels Christensen created a line of keepsake jewelry using sand to honor those favorite memories. Originally from Cape Cod, Holly traveled to beaches all around the world and realized that nearly everyone has a precious memory or exciting adventure that took place on a strip of sand. This unforgettable jewelry is specifically made for those who wish to hold on to those places forever – whether it was a childhood trip, where he proposed, where you spent your honeymoon or a summer abroad. Serving more as keepsakes than decorations, Dune Jewelry’s custom designs are the perfect gift to hold a special beach in your heart. Here’s how it works: select a sand from your favorite beach, ballpark, golf course or trail from Dune Jewelry’s extensive sand bank to be hand crafted by Sand Artists into a one-of-a-kind piece. Every piece of jewelry is custom made to order, and GiftTree has collaborated with Holly and Dune Jewelry to offer three exceptional pieces – a set of fine cuff links, a hammered shimmering gold cuff bracelet, and...