How to Throw the Best Office Baby Shower

How to Throw the Best Office Baby Shower

It starts with a co-worker letting you know that she’s expecting, or a colleague telling the team about his wife’s pregnancy. What should we do? The word starts to get around about throwing an office baby shower, but how exactly is that done? Here is a step-by-step guide to throwing an office baby shower that will be remembered and enjoyed by everyone. Your Guide to Office Baby Showers: Q & A   Is it ok to throw a shower at all? First thing’s first – before jumping in, make sure that you’ve cleared it with both the expecting person and your HR department. If the expecting mom or dad would feel uncomfortable with a shower being thrown for them, respect their wishes. And at some companies, HR may way to take the lead on all celebrations, so make sure you’re good there, too. And even though surprises are fun, it’s probably wisest not to risk it unless you’re absolutely sure they would love it.   Who should be in charge, and who should be enlisted to help? If you’re their closest work-friend, manager or direct report, congratulations – you’re the one who should be in charge. If you need assistance in putting the shower together, ask their department co-workers or those you know are friendly with the expectant person to help. Most importantly, it is best to keep the guest of honor involved in the whole process, so that they feel good about all of it.   When should an office baby shower take place? Most people would prefer for an office party to be short and sweet, not taking...
Bundles of Joy: Baby Gifts for Friends and Co-Workers

Bundles of Joy: Baby Gifts for Friends and Co-Workers

Welcome to GiftTree’s 20th Anniversary Blog Series: 20 Ways to Elevate Your Gift Giving. At GiftTree, we delight in taking ordinary gifting moments and transforming them into extraordinary ones. When a special occasion arises, giving a gift that doesn’t understate the sentiment is the cornerstone of gift-giving. Whether the gift-giving be professional or personal, throughout this series, we intend to focus in on what makes a good gifting moment great, as well as how you can learn to select the perfect gift for any milestone or cause for celebration. It’s such a joyous, momentous occasion when a new baby is welcomed into this world! Why not send a gift that marks the milestone with a generous offering to welcome the bundle of joy? When it comes time to send a baby gift, flowers and balloons may be customary and nice, but they’re not particularly unique, and since balloons deflate and flowers wilt, these offerings are quickly forgotten about in all the festivities and hubbub that a new baby brings. Elevate your gift giving with a gift that gets the whole family off to a great start, and will be remembered forever! Here are some of our favorite offerings:   Mommy and Baby – Cute as can Bee Gift – A plush bee holds a collection of all-natural body care products from Burt’s Bees to soothe and nourish mommy and baby’s sensitive skin. Presented in a keepsake wicker basket, everyone will “bee” happy with this adorable gift. New Arrival Baby Tower – Perfect for the nursery, four exclusively designed animal gift boxes are stacked in a neat tower and filled to the brim with a teddy...
Why We Gift Wednesday – New Baby Edition

Why We Gift Wednesday – New Baby 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. With April being one of the most common birthday months, on this Why We Gift Wednesday we’re celebrating new babies and all the celebrating that goes on when welcoming a new little one into the world. When it comes to sending a gift that really makes the milestone matter, a thoughtful baby gift that gets the whole family off to a great start is one of the reasons that we truly love giving. GiftTree offers a few beautiful baby gifts for the bouncing bundle of joy! From sweet personalized gifts that can be treasured forever, to inspired keepsakes and even sweet treats for mom and dad, our collection of gifts for the new baby has something for every family.     Comment Below:  What was the greatest gift you received as a new...
Welcome Little Ones with New Baby Gifts

Welcome Little Ones with New Baby Gifts

Nothing is more exciting than the arrival of a new baby, but finding the perfect gift can be a challenge. No other gift giving experience seems to have so many logistical hurdles- you may not know the name, birthdate, or even the gender of the gift recipient! Don’t worry- GiftTree has your back with thoughtful baby gift ideas.   Letters to You Book This darling cloth-bound book is a gift to be treasured by the whole family. Gift it to new parents and they will record cherished memories in this keepsake journal, which is filled with thoughtful prompts and questions to capture 18 years of memories. Present it to the child on a meaningful occasion such as a graduation or their wedding for the ultimate heartfelt gift. The free personalization on the cover is the icing on the cake!           Welcome Baby Cable Knit Set Keep the baby-to-be warm, comfortable, and of course, stylish! This adorable gift set is themed around the most classic of styling details – cable knit. While Baby stays cozy dressed in the darling cardigan sweater and hat, they can play comfortably on the plush blanket- one side is cable knit, and the other is super soft faux-shearling! The sweet elephant plushie is also cable-knit (just for good measure).             Children’s Storytime Crate Combining a touch of nostalgia with the most adorable stuffed lion we have ever seen, our Children’s Storytime is a gift that will grow with a child as they move past the baby phase. New parents can read their baby to sleep with classic Golden Books...
New Baby Gift Ideas

New Baby Gift Ideas

Welcoming a new one into the world can be one of life’s biggest joys, and deserves a well thought-out gift whether your friend or family member is a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro. With new babies come lots of new needs for parents, and it’s sometimes tough to search among all of the available baby products out there to choose one that will truly be appreciated and unique. At GiftTree, we’ve created a collection of new baby gifts that aren’t just cute – they’re useful. Our baskets and gifts come stocked with essentials, along with welcome cute and cuddly extras for both parents and baby to enjoy. Along with our line of baby-specific gifts, we offer collections intended just for parents – from fruit to gourmet, wine and champagne selections that will make the transition into parenthood, along with its unpredictable sleepless nights, a little bit easier for all. Read on for several new baby gift ideas that’ll produce coos and ahhs:     Mommy and Baby – Cute as Can Bee Useful and adorable combine together to create this gift that is sure to “bee” one of mommy and baby’s favorites. With a large assortment of award-winning spa and care products from Burt’s Bees arriving alongside an adorable new plush bee friend, this gift is sure to create a buzz with those receiving it.     Baby’s First Wagon Every little girl or boy loves a little red wagon, and now you can give them their very first one. A beautiful floral arrangement filled with field-fresh and fragrant chrysanthemums, carnations, and spray roses arrives in an adorable red wagon...
Creative Nursery and Kids’ Room Ideas

Creative Nursery and Kids’ Room Ideas

Back to school is a great time to get kids’ rooms back into shape for the upcoming school year, and to create a fun and relaxing hideaway just for them, whether hanging out and playing after school or working through the day’s assigned math problems and spelling lists. The same can be said for a sweet nursery theme that can grow up as the baby does. So, spark your imagination with these creative nursery and kids’ room ideas and surprise your little one with new digs they’re sure to dig.   Space Explorer Make your child’s space into just that – outer space! Create an out-of-this-world look in your little one’s room by painting a base color of deep blue or charcoal, and hand-painted accents such as planet, moons, stars, and even space ships, or go simple with some easy yet impressive looking stick-on wall decals. Accents like space themed bedding and modern and futuristic white furniture complete the look. Find some more great ideas and inspiration in this space-themed nursery collage from the blog Oh, Hopscotch!   Twilight Turtle – The Constellation Night Light  Bring the night sky awake at night with this soothing and adorable Twilight turtle light and sound toy. This adorable little guy plays four sounds, and projects the night sky in purple, green and amber hues. Real constellations can be picked out using the included constellation star guide. A gift that is approprate for a newborn or an older child with a budding interest in astronomy.   Name a Star Gift Set To go along with this star-filled room, Give a gift that will last a lifetime...