Introducing Hand-Tied Rose Bouquets

Introducing Hand-Tied Rose Bouquets

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, here’s something new! Introducing hand-tied rose bouquets for our “What’s New?” feature. Did you know that the best time to cut roses is after 3 PM in the afternoon when they are highest in food reserves? For instance, here at GiftTree, we have plenty of tips and tricks on how to trim and arrange your florals, especially roses. We also found some great resources on how to choose the perfect vase and more for your flowers. Whether you are a green thumb or prefer to pick your florals up at the local market, knowing how to treat roses can be tricky. Below are some useful tips we’ve found to help your blooms last even longer:   When choosing from your garden or market, pick rose buds that have visibly begun to open but that are no more than one-third to one-half fully open. For example, the best cut roses will have just begun to unfurl. Always use clean, sharp pruners to prevent damaging the rose canes and spreading disease. This won’t affect your cut flowers but you don’t want to harm the plant in the process of cutting. Leave at least 3 leaves on the stem to feed the plant. Get the roses into water as soon as possible. If pruning from your yard, bring a bucket of water with you when you cut. If you do cut the roses outside without water, make sure to re-cut the stems indoors either underwater or immersed. Use either the floral preservative they come with or you can add...
How to Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day

How to Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day

Mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, gouda, swiss, camembert, havarti, asiago, brie; the list goes on and on. Today is the day, a day to celebrate arguably one of the most beloved foods in the world: Cheese. Whether you enjoy it as is on a cheese board, atop a big bowl of pasta, or paired with wine; cheese should be celebrated in all it’s glory. Most importantly, one of our favorite categories here at GiftTree is our Cheese & Charcuterie gifts. For example, not only are they unique and creative gifts but they are paired with cured meats and other gourmet foods. What will you do to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day? Here are some fun facts and creative ways to spread some cheese and cheer! Host a wine and cheese pairing Create your own cheeseboard Perfect your grilled cheese sandwich Host a cheese taste test contest at work   Allow us to help you celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day with some of our exclusive Cheese & Charcuterie Gifts:     Premium Cheese Tasting Experience Above all, a cheese tasting experience unlike any other: Cantalet Dore, Petit Basque, Sottocenere, and Comte Extra are paired with quince paste, orange blossom honey, and more, presented in a trim picnic basket.   Personalized Slate with Artisan Cheeses This monogrammed slate cheese board makes a sophisticated gift all by itself, but we take it to the next level with an offering of premium artisan cheeses and gourmet pairings.   Charcuterie and Personalized Tasting Board Gift   Firstly, three varieties of artisanal salami are joined by stone ground mustard, organic Greek olives and more in this savory, shareable...
The Best Office Potluck Recipes

The Best Office Potluck Recipes

Chances are, right now you’re in the time of year where there’s an office potluck on the horizon. I have a love-hate relationship with office potlucks. On one hand, I love to get together with coworkers and enjoy the food that they’ve made. Other the other hand, I never feel like I have enough time to make dishes that are really special, something my coworkers deserve. (Seriously, Erica, how do you have time to make that fancy 18-layer dip?!!!) And so I end up racing to the grocery store to buy something that’s pre-made and totally mediocre, unworthy of my amazing colleagues. Well, no more! Recently, I took the time to gather up the best office potluck recipes. Onward!   The Best Office Potluck Dishes   Pulled Chicken Sliders A slow cooker is your friend for this recipe, brought to you by Natasha’s Kitchen. Just a couple tweaks make this an even more lightning-fast recipe! Just bake the chicken breasts the night before (or get a rotisserie chicken and shred) and bring everything into the office kitchen the next morning. Right away when you get into the office, plug in that slow cooker, add the chicken and the rest of the ingredients, and turn it on to HIGH til lunchtime (4 hours). Add Hawaiian slider rolls, cole slaw and BAM – lunch to please a crowd. Don’t forget tongs!   Tarragon Chicken Salad  You’re going to absolutely love the combination of fresh, herby tarragon, savory chicken and creamy mayonnaise in this recipe, courtesy of Feasting at Home. Bring along a package of croissants from the grocery store bakery and watch...
Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Christmas is in 8 days!! Are you freaking out? Not done with all of your holiday shopping? Have no fear, we have plenty of last minute gift ideas that will still make it in time for Christmas! Whether you are in need of stocking stuffers, gifts for him, gifts for her, GiftTree has options for every family member, friend, or coworker. In order to ease your shopping experience, we’ve detailed out the timeline below to help with any shipping questions on your last minute holiday gifts.   Last Minute Holiday Gifts:   Christmas on 5th Avenue This berry-rich Cabernet along with bold, old-vine zinfandel are the pillars of character that set the standard for this basket. They’re paired with gourmet savories and sweets to create a festive holiday celebration at any address, including 5th Avenue.   Peppermint Bark Holiday Tin Luscious white and rich dark chocolate is layered and sprinkled with a snowfall of crushed candy cane pieces. It’s a unique and festive treat that’s great for business contacts or friends and family across the miles.   Starbucks® Home for the Holidays A delivery of rich coffee and hot cocoa from Starbucks® along with all the trimmings is like sending a cup of holiday cheer itself.   Four Seasons Gourmet Collection This generous ensemble of confections and savory fare is designed to show your good taste and send your best wishes. Therefore, it’s a gift that’s dressed to impress, no matter the season. Personalized Slate with Artisan Cheeses This monogrammed slate cheese board makes a sophisticated gift all by itself, but we take it to the next level with...
Top 10 Holiday Gift Baskets

Top 10 Holiday Gift Baskets

GiftTree is here to save the day for your Holiday gift ideas! For example, our Top 10 Holiday gift baskets are suitable for all ages and will satisfy all personalities.  Need a gift for the chocolate lover, gourmet foodie, coffee and tea enthusiast, and the indulger? Therefore, GiftTree has something special for everyone. Find something unique and better than your normal go-to gift cards that will be sure to surprise and delight this holiday season. With Black Friday around the corner, GiftTree will be featuring exclusive offers you can’t miss! Stay tuned and check out our top picks:   Top 10 Best Holiday Gift Baskets The Crowd Pleaser From savory delights to luxury chocolate, they’ll remember your generous gesture as there’s plenty for everyone.   Grand Indulgence Gourmet Whether the occasion is personal or professional, a grand indulgence such as this promises to leave a grand impression. Some foods featured are Manzanilla Olives, Lindt Sea Salt chocolate (Extra Dark), Sea Salt Caramels, Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn, and Everything Bagel Cashews Fit for Royalty Gourmet A curated collection of our favorite confections and gourmet fare comes together in this stately herringbone and leather-trimmed serving tray. This unique basket presents a generous gift that’s perfect for any occasion. Starbucks® Season’s Greetings Holiday wishes make a big entrance in this abundant crate, filled with goodies for every coffee, cocoa and chocolate lover. As Good As Gold Set the gold standard in generosity with this classic woven gift basket filled with impressive gourmet fare, creating a perfect holiday gift for the gourmand in your life. Fruit and Gourmet Treasure Presented in a keepsake trunk,...
Fall Grilling at its Finest

Fall Grilling at its Finest

Although I am sad at how quickly my favorite season has passed us by, Summer has come and gone; Fall is officially upon us as the equinox began on September 23rd. Even though the temps are cooling down, it does not mean grilling season has to come to an end! Allow us to introduce our take on Fall Grilling. We’d like to shine a spotlight on our partners and friends at Chicago Steak Company, a featured artisan of GiftTree‘s since 2017. Did you know that we sell these gourmet, tender, succulent, mouthwatering steaks in our Epicurean section? Allow us to help you think outside the box and treat a special business partner, employee, friend or steak and beef enthusiast with these four unique gifts. We’ve also got the scoop from Food Network on these 50 Grilled Steak recipes that will be a crowd pleaser! First, start with the steak: Epicurean Food & Drink Gifts   Gourmet Grilling Gift: Completely trimmed and tender filet mignon, succulent sirloin steaks, marinated lemon herb chicken breasts and luscious steak burgers create a specially-curated selection of grilling delights. Therefore, making the perfect gift for friends, family, colleagues and even yourself.       Premium Angus Steak Selection: Tender filet mignon, succulent boneless strips, mouthwatering ribeyes and top sirloins full of flavor; this perfect combination of Premium Angus beef steaks is a best seller for Chicago Steak Company.       Tomahawk Ribeye Steaks Gift: These Dry Aged Tomahawks are the ultimate bone-in ribeye, with an extra long bone for extraordinary presentation. Boasting a mellow taste that only comes from the longstanding dry aging process, this Tomahawk...