All About Sweetest Day

All About Sweetest Day

This Saturday, October 19th is Sweetest Day! “What is Sweetest Day?,” you ask, “Isn’t it just like Valentine’s Day?” Well, not a lot of people know about this lovely Midwest tradition, but here at GiftTree, we’re all about Sweetest Day! It’s actually not a romantic holiday for couples at all – think of it more as a “Gesture of Kindness Day”. Since the early 1920s, Sweetest Day has been a Midwest tradition, taking place every third Saturday in October. Originally, a candy maker in Ohio named Herbert Birch Kingston created the holiday not because he wanted to sell candy, but because he wanted to give it away as a gesture of kindness to the poor, the needy and the orphaned children in the city of Cleveland. Sweetest Day’s original name was “The Sweetest Day of the Year”, because its intention was to offer everyone an opportunity to remember those less fortunate than oneself and do something sweet. Today, people give each other Sweetest Day gifts in the form of candy, flowers, or greeting cards to those who may sometimes feel forgotten about, to show that they’re in fact thought about often, appreciated, cared for and loved. GiftTree has a great collection of Sweetest Day gifts – here are some of our personal favorites, guaranteed to make everyone feel special! If you order before 2pm on Wednesday 10.12.16, your gift will make it to its destination in time for Saturday’s Sweetest Day.   Blooming Splendor A study in loveliness, this pretty pastel bouquet is made with classic flowers for a look that is fresh from the garden. A stylish, sparkling lavender glass cube vase holds a fresh bouquet...
Elevate Your Gift Giving with Towers

Elevate Your Gift Giving with Towers

It seems that the “unboxing” is all the rage these days. We have to admit, it is so fun watching someone open up a box to the surprises inside. That’s part of the reason we love gift towers! When a gift basket feels a bit too buttoned-up, many gift-givers opt for our gift towers. Most of them are five (yes – FIVE!) boxes tall, and super fun to unpack one by one. Here at GiftTree, our collection of gift towers is awesome.  Here are just a few of our customer-favorites – see for yourself!   Five Fan Favorite Gift Towers The Winchester Savory Tower  Definitively savory, crunchy, chewy and sweet, this collection of cheese, crackers, snacks and candies is a celebration of tastes and textures in a tower of six gift boxes designed exclusively by GiftTree. A special occasion will be made all the better when they enjoy opening one box of delicious fare after another.   Good Times Candy Tower Which candies do you remember loving as a child? From Pop Rocks to Big League Chew, Fun Dip to Bottle Caps, it’s all here in a tower of five colorful boxes, ready to surprise and transport them back to the good old days at the roller rink.   The Sweet Life Sweets and treats abound in this beautiful gift tower that’s ready to uplift any special occasion. Tied up with a gold satin ribbon, your recipient will absolutely love opening each and every box to see what gourmet delight awaits them inside.   The Bear Hug Tower Welcome the new baby and congratulate the new parents! Four adorable...
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 Angel wrote to us: “My college-aged daughter was in a car accident while driving along through a town that she knew nothing about. We were 6 hours away! The local community hospital is small and very family-oriented. One of the doctors had just left from doing his rounds when he came upon my daughter’s car accident. He took care of her, called me and gave me details with a very calm voice, then he took her to the local hospital where he and his nursing staff fed her, cared for her and kept her safe and comfortable until someone could arrive. The doctor and staff blessed our family beyond words, so gifting something as a small token of the gift they gave to us just made sense. We will forever be grateful for them.” Isn’t that amazing? That Doctor, having just left a probably very long shift at the hospital didn’t hesitate to stop and help, going above-and-beyond his call of duty. Believe it or not, here at GiftTree we get dozens of these kinds of emails every week – gift-givers telling us the stories of the amazing medical care that they received. We’re pretty sure Doctors and Nurses are Saints, at this point! National...
The 2018 Holiday Gift Collection

The 2018 Holiday Gift Collection

It’s time to deck those halls, make spirits bright and send tidings of comfort and joy! Here at GiftTree, we make sure our gifts are ready to go with plenty of time before the holidays. You can order today and schedule the delivery date of your choosing! That way, when the holidays arrive (and they’ll be here before we know it) you’ll have already set up the delivery of your happiest holiday wishes. So get ready to be the hero of the holidays – find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and get your shopping done early. You’ll be able to relax and just enjoy the holidays as we take care of it all! Send gift baskets full of Christmas cheer or memorable personalized offerings! Let’s take a look at some of our favorite gifts from the 2018 holiday gift collection from GiftTree. Holiday Gift Baskets Christmas gift baskets make the perfect offering for virtually everyone on your list! They’re especially great to send to groups, like the staff at your doctor’s office or that super fun holiday party you’re going to. Filled with chocolates, nuts, cheese, charcuterie and more, you’re sure to find something to please every palate.   Wine Gifts & Wine Baskets Send a happy toast this holiday season. GiftTree is delighted to announce that we ship wine to all the 41 states that allow wine shipping! From gorgeous gift crates of renowned vintages to big baskets full of perfect pairings, a wine gift sends a whole lot of Christmas cheer!   Holiday Towers Our tower collection this year is sure to take your gift...
Weapons of Stress Reduction: Tips to Combat Everyday Stress

Weapons of Stress Reduction: Tips to Combat Everyday Stress

Stress – in one way or another, everyone on this little blue planet deals with it. Whether it’s in the workplace or the home, in our bodies or our minds, with family or among friendships, stress is a real factor that has a huge impact on our lives. It’s an every day battle, and unfortunately it can be a lifelong war. The good news we can fight back! In this day and age, there is an arsenal of weapons to combat everyday stress.   Three Healthful, Stress-Fighting Tips 1. Get Enough Sleep. It’s crucial to human function that we all get enough sleep. Sleep allows our bodies to rest and our brains to recharge. Studies show that not getting enough – or getting low quality – sleep can have a dramatic effect on mood, judgement, memory and more. Most people between the ages of 18-49 need around six to eight hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, especially due to worry, develop a routine that helps you get relaxed and ready for bed. Some gentle yoga, a warm bath with epsom salts, aromatherapy or chamomile tea can all help. And avoid screens! The blue light from TVs, laptops, tablets or smart phones have a directly negative effect on sleep quality. 2. Eat Well. We all want to eat comfort foods when we’re stressed out, and it makes sense: your body is actually craving carbohydrates. Carbs produce serotonin, giving you those nice, happy feelings. But if you’re eating unhealthy carbs in the form of high fat meals (think pizza, chips, macaroni and cheese), those types of carbs will...
Celebrating Sweetest Day

Celebrating Sweetest Day

Saturday, October 20th is Sweetest Day! “What is Sweetest Day?,” you ask, “Is it like Valentine’s Day?”  Contrary to common belief, Sweetest Day is not a romantic holiday for couples at all. Think of it more as a “Gesture of Kindness Day”. While only a small portion of the United States knows about this Midwest tradition, we’re all about celebrating Sweetest Day here at GiftTree. The History of Sweetest Day Since the 1920s, Sweetest Day has been an Ohio tradition every third Saturday in October. A candy maker in Ohio named Herbert Kingston created the holiday because he wanted to give candy away (rather than boost sales) as a gesture of kindness to the poor and needy in Cleveland. Sweetest Day’s original name was “The Sweetest Day of the Year”, because it’s an opportunity to remember those less fortunate and do something sweet. What Sweetest Day Looks Like Today Today, people give each other Sweetest Day gifts in the form of candy, flowers, or greeting cards to those who may sometimes feel forgotten about. They want to show them that they’re thought about often, cared for and loved. With that, GiftTree has a great collection of Sweetest Day gifts – here’s some of our personal favorites, guaranteed to make everyone feel special. And if you order before 2pm on Wednesday 10.17.18, you can have your sweet gift delivered in time. French Macaron Collection Pastry masters Bo & Bon present a collection of macarons. Handcrafted using only the finest ingredients, these French confections are sweet, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Presented in a gift box, it’s a sophisticated gesture for Sweetest Day! 29 Kosher Macarons...