A Vestal, NY Winner

Janet Cook from Vestal, NY is our July contest winner. She was running a little late, but relied on our same day delivery. I’ll let Janet tell you how it went: “The occasion was the 60th wedding anniversary for my sister and brother-in-law. They had traveled from Florida to celebrate their special day with their daughter in Lee, Massachusetts. Early in the afternoon of their anniversary I decided to send flowers and searched the internet for a florist in Lee. It was easy to find the GiftTree website and I found a wide selection of arrangements at very affordable prices. I was even more impressed to learn that they could be delivered that same day, despite the lateness of my order. Placing the online order was easy, even for a novice like me! When I called later in the day to offer my congratulations to my sister and her husband I was thrilled to hear that a beautiful bouquet of flowers had arrived that afternoon. I must say that GiftTree delivers!” -Janet Cook Congrats, Janet, and thanks for the nice...

Update – Here Comes the 4th of July

The Fourth of July has now come and gone. I did end up having a small get together at my apartment. It was really fun. We snacked on GiftTree treats, listened to music from local artists, drank homemade Blueberry Lemon Lime soda, talked about our plans for the summer and then went on the roof of my apartment building to watch fireworks. Everyone was impressed with the snacks I brought home from GiftTree and the view of the fireworks from the roof. I had a great night. Next weekend, we are thinking of having a few people over to watch independent short films. I get a DVD magazine in the mail quarterly which contains rare unseen short films. I have been wanting to have small get togethers to coincide with each new issue of the magazine. For this gathering I think I am going to purchase a gift basket with wine to share. I am leaning towards the Toast of California Wine Basket or the Vineyard Select Wine Basket with Merlot & Chardonnay. I have decided it is much easier to buy a GiftTree gift basket then to fight the crowds at the grocery store. Plus GiftTree’s gift baskets contain treats you can’t really find at the store. For example, the toast of California Wine Basket comes with a bottle of Sycamore Lan California Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Aaron Bell Rosemary Garlic Crackers, Auberge Camembert Cheese Spread, Brown & Haley Almond Roca, Petit Soleil Bonbons au Chocolat, Aaron Bell Seasoned Almonds and more. The Vineyard Select Wine Basket with Merlot & Chardonnay comes with Parmesan Artichoke Cheese Biscuits, Saraivanov Smoked...

Congrats to Jennifer in NY

Congratulations to Jennifer Andryszczyk, the winner of our review contest for March. Jennifer is a long time GiftTree customer and we’re thrilled with her winning review! “I am writing this review based on my past experience with GiftTree. I have ordered at least three or four times from this site and I can’t say enough about it. Everyone whom I ordered gifts and flowers for just loved them. I have never had any problems with deliveries, the orders have always showed up on time. Another reason I really like this site is that the shipping charges are outstanding. It costs me more to call a local florist where delivery usually runs me about $15. The selections of those local places are nowhere as great as here. I love the fact that I have only paid $9.95 for shipping on anything I have ordered. I will be ordering again later during the month of March, this time for a happy occasion (a birthday). I’m sure my friend will love whatever I send her. I plan on sending her a basket of flowers or a plant with some cookies or candies and fruit to go along with it (yum, yum) what more could you ask for. I will definitely recommend this site to all of my friends and family. How could I not, with the prices so reasonable and the service so fantastic. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write a review about this site.” -Jennifer...

Our Hearts are Touched

As many of you may already know, GiftTree provides a free, valuable courtesy service reminding you of your upcoming occasions via phone and/or email. Many people all across the world have taken advantage of this service and send us emails from time to time letting us know how much they appreciate the service. One email that we received recently was from a man that sent a bouquet of flowers to someone very special last year. His card message read: “Will you marry me?” This year when he received his courtesy reminder he requested that we add a new date to our calendar…the day of their wedding anniversary! She had said yes! He went on to say that there must have been something magical in GiftTree’s flowers for her to have fallen for him and that he couldn’t thank us enough for our help in making it happen. Awe! This year for their anniversary the Champagne & Fondue for Two are on his wife’s wish list and he said he isn’t stopping there. He’s also going to charm her with another bouquet of flowers to remind her of the day they made the biggest (and best) decision of their lives together. GiftTree is honored to hear stories like this and we’re honored to be a part of your lives no matter what the occasion calls for. Thank you so much for making GiftTree what it is, because without you we would be wandering the halls aimlessly each...

February Contest Winner – Get Well Medicine Cabinet

Congrats to our February contest winner, Pam Smith. Great quality, secure website, unique gifts – That’s what we like to hear. Thanks, Pam! “I enjoy shopping at GiftTree due to the great selection and if I forgot an important date, I can order a gift and it can be sent out the next day. The prices vary so it gives me a choice on what I want to spend. The GiftTree website is easy to use and it is secure so I don’t worry about personal information. Great place to shop and my friends and family enjoy shopping there too. I just ordered the Get Well Medicine Cabinet and it had unusual gifts inside, perfect to make someone smile and let them know you care. I like different.” –Pam...

June Contest Winner

Guest Blogger: Kim Purcell My brother just turned 50 and I wanted to get him something special. In the months before, I had been to Key West and New Orleans on business so while I was there I picked up some things from each place that I knew he would like. I even shipped it off early so that it would arrive in time. Unfortunately, I sent it to his old address. Yes, he had moved and I didn’t record the new address in my address book. So guess what happened? USPS lost the box filled with goodies. (WHERE do lost boxes go?! I’ll probably never find out!) Ironically, my brother works for the post office and even that didn’t matter. Once I realized what had happened and that there was no chance of retreiving the box I decided to try something different…. A GIFT BOX. I had orded from GiftTree before and the gifts were well received so I thought I’d try it again. I couldn’t beleive my luck when I discovered that you carry ‘guy gifts’ – the one I found actually contained beer and snacks…his favorites! My luck continued when I discovered that I was able to have it shipped express so that it would arrive pretty quick, the day after his birthday. Better late than never – he loved it!! My present helped to make his big birthday celebration a success! Thanks! Now some friends are getting married. I’m going to shop for them – hopefully I can find just the right gift box for their wedding. Kim Purcell Grove,...