Spirited Gifts for Inspirational Women

Spirited Gifts for Inspirational Women

This Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! Here at GiftTree we’re big supporters of this holiday, and have the Women’s Day gifts to prove it. But first, here’s a little about the history of IWD. Even though the holiday was made “official” by the United Nations in 1975, the first IWD was declared in the US in 1909. In the turn of the 19th century, women’s oppression and inequality was inspiring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. (Source) International Women’s Day Today Today, the world has indeed seen progress toward equality for women, but there is still work to do. Women are not paid equally to their male counterparts. They’re not present in equal numbers in business or politics. Globally, women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, we have female astronauts and prime ministers, girls are welcomed to universities, it’s possible for women to have careers and families. Women have real choices. And so, each year on International Women’s Day, the world inspires women and celebrates their achievements. Celebrate the strong, inspiring and successful women in your life with a gift! Here are some great Women’s Day gift ideas.    Keepsakes, Flowers & Gifts to Pamper Her Bath & Body Invigoration Artisan Sand Inlet Cuff Posh Pinks Engraved Keepsake Tray   Chocolate, Fruit, Wine & Champagne Bountiful Cellar Champagne & Chocolate Fresh Fruit & Godiva Generous Gourmet Chocolate & Nuts   Comment Below Who is the most inspirational...
2019 Valentine’s Day Flowers

2019 Valentine’s Day Flowers

When you ask people what their favorite gifts to receive is, it’s not a big surprise that flowers are towards the top of the list. Nothing brightens a room or brings a sparkle to the eye quite like fresh, beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers. And Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to send bouquets! Did you know that every year, 224,000,000 roses are grown in the US in anticipation for Valentine’s Day? That’s 224 BILLION roses! While you try to wrap your mind around that number, check out GiftTree’s incredibly beautiful selection of Valentine’s Day flowers this year.   Keepsake Vases   Ravishing Roses   Playful Pinks & Purples   Embracing the Unconventional   There are SO many more fabulous flower and gift ideas in this year’s Valentine’s Day collection. CLICK HERE to see the rest of the Valentine’s Day Gift Collection!     Comment Below What would be YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day gift to...
January Birth Flower: Carnation

January Birth Flower: Carnation

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning, as well. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. Charming ruffled petals and a wide array of colors have made the January birth flower: carnation, popular all over the world. Known for its delicate powdery fragrance and long-lasting bloom life, carnations symbolize genuine affection, admiration, true love, purity and devotion. Cheerful, Colorful Carnation Bouquets GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets are never delivered in the box, leaving the recipient to find a vase, trim and arrange the bouquet themselves. Our expert florists are located all over the country, arranging bouquets in glass vases and delivering them in perfect condition. Want to know the other months’ birth flowers and their meaning? Here’s a quick guide to glance at! Check back on GiftTree’s blog every first Monday of the month over the next year. We’ll be featuring that month’s birth flower as well as showing you our beautiful bouquets that feature the flower. Month Flower Symbolism January Carnation Devoted Love, True Friendship February Violet Faithfulness, Virtue March Daffodil Affection, Regards April Daisy Innocence, Purity May Lily of the Valley Hope, humility and sweetness June Rose Love, devotion, passion, desire July Larkspur Affection, Laughter, Lightheartedness August Gladiolus Moral Integrity, Generosity September Aster Daintiness, elegance, love, magic October Calendula Gracefulness and Joy November Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness, Friendship, Abundance December Holly Good Wishes, Glad...
Deck Those Halls! The 2018 Holiday Bouquet Collection

Deck Those Halls! The 2018 Holiday Bouquet Collection

Here at GiftTree we are ALL. ABOUT. THE. HOLIDAYS. Being a gift company, naturally this is our busiest time of the year, so you’re bound to find 90% of us at our computers for 90% of every day. So what do office-bound holiday-lovers do? We deck the office halls, of course! This year’s holiday flowers collection is full of holly and jolly. From gorgeous centerpieces to bunches that would look great on the receptionist’s desk, here are some of our favorite bouquets to help you deck those halls! GiftTree’s 2018 Holiday Flower Collection Thomas Kinkade Snowfall Dreams Bouquet An instant Christmas classic, Thomas Kinkade’s come to life for any home or office. This festive arrangement of red roses and fresh winter greens accompanies a delightful, hand-painted Thomas Kinkade sculpture with light-up covered bridge.   Winter Jubilee With frosted pinecones and sprigs of evergreen, the Winter Jubilee brings to mind a holiday walk in the woods, albeit one warmed by brilliant red blooms and sprays of berries. This wintry scene arrives in a modern glass cube vase filled with fresh water and ready to display. Timeless Holiday Bouquet Red roses and peppermint carnations are delicately arranged with lush holiday greenery to create a festive display. Arriving in a clear glass bubble bowl and accented with a red and white plaid ribbon, this arrangement is full of timeless, seasonal sophistication. Season’s Glow Centerpiece This centerpiece blooms with winter elegance and holiday enchantment to grace your Christmas celebrations. Arranged to encircle 3 white taper candles (included), this stunning arrangement will bring a sweet sophistication to your holiday festivities.   Holiday Soiree Bouquet You...
Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your plans for the holiday – are you heading to someone else’s home to gather with friends and family, or are you hosting a Thanksgiving gathering yourself? Have you been blessed with the task of hosting this year? Create a fun, fancy and festive table! It’s easy and inexpensive with these inspiring tips and Thanksgiving table setting ideas. Tablecloth and Linens You may feel the urge to splurge on expensive, name-brand linens so they last, but here’s a money-saving tip: don’t buy a Thanksgiving-themed set! Instead, opt for simple designs or solid colors that reflect a palette that works for many occasions. It will be a set you can use all year. Burgundy, cream, gold or dark green are great choices that cover a lot of holidays. And remember – placemats or table runners are great options, too. I love my simple burlap runner and use it for a million different occasions.   Dinnerware The same goes here – a Thanksgiving-themed set of dishes means you can only use it once a year. Go for china, glassware and silverware that sets the table for a plethora of special occasions. The charger underneath a dinner plate, colored cloth napkins, festive napkin rings and other decor can be counted on to bring the table to its intended theme. Little Touches of Autumn It doesn’t seem all that important, but these little bits and bobs are a chance to make the table really Autumnal-looking. Thanksgiving accents for the table are easy to come by, too. Check your local grocery store for things like: Mini Pumpkins Chestnuts Walnuts Gourds Apples...
November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum

November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition. The Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. November’s birth flowers is the beautiful chrysanthemum, often referred to as simply “mums”. Chrysanthemums bloom worldwide and have a long history of symbolism. In the United States, it reaches peak bloom in the Fall. When given as a gift, white mums symbolize loyalty and honesty, while purple represents well wishes. Red mums stand for love and deep passion. Overall, the range of chrysanthemums’ colors represent youthfulness and well wishes. In Asia, the Chinese and Japanese regard chrysanthemums as a symbol of youth and long life. If you know someone with a November birthday, send them mums in a beautiful bouquet from GiftTree! Our team of expert local florists are standing by to create a gorgeous bouquet for any and every birthday this month. In fact, they can even deliver chrysanthemum bouquets on the same day they are ordered! Just place the order before 2pm in the recipient’s time zone. Bestselling Chrysanthemum Bouquets Autumn Chrysanthemum Bouquets   Month Flower Symbolism January Carnation Devoted Love, True Friendship February Violet Faithfulness, Virtue March Daffodil Affection, Regards April Daisy Innocence, Purity May Lily of the Valley Hope, humility and sweetness June Rose Love, devotion, passion, desire July Larkspur Affection, Laughter, Lightheartedness August Gladiolus Moral Integrity, Generosity September Aster Daintiness, elegance, love, magic October Marigold / Calendula Passion and Creativity November Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness, Friendship, Abundance December Holly Good Wishes, Glad Tidings...