Three Easy Ways to Love Your Workweek

Three Easy Ways to Love Your Workweek

It’s no secret in this day and age – stress can do an incredible amount of harm. According to The American Institute of Stress, the top cause of stress in the United States is, in fact, job pressure. Over 70% of American adults say they experience negative physical and mental symptoms directly caused by stress. With the demands placed on the roles of the American economy, business and working classes, it’s no wonder we’re more stressed out than ever. However, there are little things you can do to help lessen the blow of a tough day in the office. Here are three easy ways to love your workweek just a little bit more, and make the atmosphere at work a little easier to handle. 1. Chill! Make sure you unwind after a long day. Stressful days at the office or running around town require downtime in the evening. Take the time to relax and shake off the day’s tension so that you can feel rejuvenated and ready for the next day. Here’s a quick list of easy things you can do that may help you wind down: Walk the dog around the neighborhood or local park. Sit down with your spouse or family and enjoy dinner slowly. Take a hot bath – epsom salts,  bath bombs and face masks are great additions. Curl up under a lamp with a good book and a glass of wine or cup of hot tea.     2. Deck Your Desk! Make your workspace an environment that you actually enjoy being in. Studies show that a well-designed office space can increase productivity and...
Multi-Order Business Gifting

Multi-Order Business Gifting

Be the Holiday Hero at the Office This Year! Brace yourselves – the holidays are coming. It’s that time of year where businesses and corporations all over the US treat their clients and employees to gifts. It may be a holiday greeting, a gift of appreciation or an offering to thank loyal customers for a successful year. No matter the reason, the gifts your company gives are a reflection of your brand – they should be exceptional. And most importantly, impressive.  If you’re ordering for a long list of clients and employees, the whole process can become quite complicated. That’s why GiftTree is here! Here are just a few of the innovative tools we’ve put in place to reduce the time and effort you spend on multi-order business gifting. Gift Advisors Custom requests, large orders, address book management and fabulous gift recommendations! Our Gift Advisors are standing at the ready to make your company look like a million bucks. Call 800.379.4064 or email BusinessGifting@GiftTree.com today! My GiftTree My GiftTree is our newest tool for business gifting! Here, you can access gift recommendations picked just for you! These hand-selected gifts are tailored to your own needs. There’s also a Virtual Assistant who unifies the gifts you’ve viewed and your purchasing history to make intelligent recommendations. To request your own custom gift idea board, email BusinessGifting@GiftTree.com. Gift History We save your list and check it twice! Your gift history allows you to easily order gifts for your previous gift recipients. You can reorder the most recent gift you sent them, or browse recommended gifts for a new gift idea. It’s simple...
How To Determine Your Business Gifting Budget

How To Determine Your Business Gifting Budget

While it seems relatively simple, giving business gifts is actually a pretty complicated process. How much is too much? You want to make a great impression, and stay on your client’s mind. But gifts that are too lavish and over-the-top? Big no-no. Gifts that are understated? You run the risk of looking cheap or being unmemorable. Finding the balance of a remarkable gift at a great price point can be tricky, but not with GiftTree! Our Shop by Price and Business Collections offer perfect gifts at many different price points. But first thing’s first: here are three helpful tips on how to determine your business gifting budget. Know the company’s gift-giving policies. Don’t risk the embarrassment of having to take back a gift because it violates a company’s policies. Before you give, familiarize yourself with these business gifting ground rules!   Consider the value of your relationship with your recipient. This helps figure out who should be on your list and how much to spend. If the net on a client is a  small amount per year, a gift with a high price point isn’t a financially wise move. But those clients who give you annual business of six figures? They deserve gifts that communicate the appropriate level of appreciation.   Give what you can realistically afford to give. Look at your overall budget and how many people you’re buying for, and make a conscious decision to give strategically. Which employees, partners and clients are most important to your company? One rule-of-thumb for always impressing executives is to spend from $100 to $1,000 per gift. And a great idea for leaving...
Professional Retirement Gifts

Professional Retirement Gifts

When a partner, colleague or employee approaches the season of retirement, the milestone calls for a most perfect gift. They’ve had many successes over the years, but now is the time to relax and enjoy! So celebrating the conclusion of a career with a gift that makes the moment matter is extremely important. That’s where GiftTree comes in.  The perfect retirement gift sends the message: “we sincerely thank you for your dedication and loyalty. Now’s the time to spoil you!” Our collection of retirement gifts leaves the retiring colleague with a dramatic impression. Here are a few of our favorite professional retirement gifts.   Celebrations for the Whole Team The Royal Champagne Basket is one of our most popular Champagne gifts and definitely makes a grand entrance. Your selection of fine Champagne pairs with gourmet fare and sweet confections. It’s ideal gift to treat a partner like royalty on their retirement.   Go above and beyond with one of our most abundant gift baskets, the Fit For Royalty. A curated collection of gourmet fare arrives in this stately serving tray. Inside they’ll discover smoked salmon, salami, nuts and so much more! It’s a generous gift that’s perfect for a retirement.   Something Just for The Retiree Our lacquered keepsake box holds complex and lingering G.H. Mumm Champagne. Add a message engraved onto the surface, thereby elevating your gift to an even greater celebration. It’s one of our most thoughtful gestures to congratulate a retiring colleague. Retirement plans involve things they love most, like spending time on the golf course! If that’s the case, our Leather Bound Golf Log is the perfect gift. Small...
Keep It Simple: 5 Tips to Simplify Business Gifting

Keep It Simple: 5 Tips to Simplify Business Gifting

Here at GiftTree we are all too familiar with how time-consuming (and painstaking) business gifting is. There are all the ground rules to consider, plus the search for the most appropriate gift for each recipient, all while you ensure the maximum return on investment and stay on budget. To help make things a little easier, GiftTree has a few features in place that will help you keep it simple! Here are 5 tips to simplify business gifting at your company, from GiftTree’s own Business Advantage. 1. Gift History – Did you know that all of your gift-giving history is stored on your GiftTree profile? That’s right – we keep track of your gift selections, recipient address book and so much more. This helps you remember important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries. It’s also a great tool to make the checkout process so much faster! 2. Occasion Reminders – Never miss a special day with GiftTree’s Occasions Club! Simply log in to your account and start adding holidays, special personal dates or professional milestone dates. We’ll set reminders and notify you before the important date arrives, so you can make sure you have the perfect gift in the mail. 3. The Birthday Club – Set yourself up for successful gifting all year by enrolling in GiftTree’s Birthday Club. Our automated process never lets you miss the birthday of any employee, client or colleague. You are kept up to date as gifts are shipped out to each recipient! 4. Your Store – Discover new gifts for past recipients, view your gifting history here and more. Your Store allows you to access...
Business Gifting Success: 3 Strategies to Maximize ROI

Business Gifting Success: 3 Strategies to Maximize ROI

Bottom line: business gifts are good business. They improve the loyalty of customers, service level of suppliers and productivity of employees. No matter how big or small your company is, it’s wise to have a realistic plan for business gifting. Executed properly, corporate gift-giving as part of your business strategy has surprising results.  Now that you’ve mastered the ground rules of business gifting, here are three strategies to maximize your ROI through gifts.    1. Segment Gifts to Reflect Relationships.  Create tiers for the value of your business gifts. Not every partner, employee, client, supplier or referral is equal. When you place a higher emphasis on your most valuable relationships, you leave the biggest impression where it matters the most. Use the 80/20 rule. This says that 20% of gifts produce 80% of your ROI. Understand which of your relationships produce the greatest results. This determines how you can drop costs associated with less valuable relationships. Shop by price with GiftTree’s business gift collection and find the perfect gift for every business relationship.   2. Know This: Impression And Timing Are Everything.  Give the perfect gift, on budget, at the right time and your company looks like a million bucks. Give the impression that you spent a high amount when you really came in under budget. Giving at a thoughtful time will always keep your company’s reputation in check. GiftTree has many ways of helping you achieve these goals, starting with presentation. Satin ribbons, personalized plaques, logo branding and keepsake baskets make a grand entrance. Next is quality: our gourmet food and wine goes through lots of taste testing to...