Gift Trend: Dried Fruit and Fancy Nuts

Gift Trend: Dried Fruit and Fancy Nuts

Here at GiftTree we love to stay on top of the most current trends in gift giving. As a matter of fact, most of the time we find ourselves creating the trends, themselves! With all of the health-conscious foodies, nutrition fanatics and dietary limitations these days, we decided to introduce a few gifts to our line that highlight healthy eating.   That’s why we’re loving this newest gift trend: dried fruit and fancy nuts!   Indulgent Harvest Crate: An enduring crate features an open window glimpse into healthy indulgence. This gift includes a dried berries and nuts mix of almonds, walnuts, cherries, and blueberries. It also carries dried pears and stone fruits including peaches, plums and apricots. To top it all off, there are jumbo cashews and even a few chocolate dipped apricots to add a little bit of indulgence.   Trio of Nuts Tray: Spoil someone special with this delicious trio of roasted and salted nuts. Cashews, almonds and pistachios overflow from a handsome wooden tray.   Artisan Fruit and Cheese Hamper: Arranged with healthy fresh fruit and artisanal cheeses, this gift includes choice dried fruit picked from California’s fertile valleys. Includes apricots, plums, and more – a wholesome, delicious snack from Torn Ranch. It also carries fresh California pistachios harvested in peak ripeness, gently salted and a wholesome snack.   Grand Indulgence Gourmet Gift Basket: This lovely basket is one of our bestsellers. This summer it had a very interesting and special dried fruit – California Crisps Persimmon Slices. Beautiful, natural persimmon slices can be enjoyed as a snack on their own of course, or with iced tea, cocktails,...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Care Package Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Care Package Edition)

Welcome to another edition 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. It’s almost September and that means one thing – back to school (or in this case, off to college). Is there a member of your family who’s off to college within the next few weeks? We think one of the most thoughtful gifts you can send is a care package! One of our happy customers, Donna, sent us this message: “My first grand daughter started college. She was worried about getting fresh fruit to eat. I sent a basket of fruit to arrive on her first day. She was so excited and posted eating a handful of red grapes on social media. She said it was “perfect”!” That really got us thinking. The beginning of the year is often stressful for college students, especially in those early years where everything is new. Sending along a care package to help ease the hardship of the first quarter is a great idea! But what goes into the perfect care package, you ask? Here’s a short list of thoughtful items and ideas to include in your care package – these ideas were collected with the idea of promoting health and wellness in those early college years! Back-To-School Care Package Ideas Sleeping mask & ear plugs to ensure a...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Thank Your Nurse Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Thank Your Nurse 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. This Sunday May 6th is National Nurses Day. If you’ve ever had a surgery or have had a loved one staying in the hospital for an extended period of time, you really get a sense of the big picture – the sacrifice, the selflessness and the dedication of nurses going above and beyond to work for the health of their patients. And even if you’ve only had to get your blood drawn or your blood pressure taken, the grumpy old man in the room next door who’s yelling at his nurse may be indicator enough that nurses deal with a lot, every single day. People who are sick, in pain, angry, confused, scared… in the most altruistic way, nurses everywhere turn their hearts toward those who need loving care when it matters most. Have you taken the time to thank the nurses for caring for you or a loved one when they needed it? A simple gesture of thanks goes a long way! Here at GiftTree we’ve got a collection of gifts, flowers and gift baskets that would be absolutely perfect for sending to the staff break room at your local hospital, or to the nurses at your family doctor’s office.       Comment Below Have...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Making Progress Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Making Progress 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. This Why We Gift Wednesday is the Making Progress Edition! Has someone special in your life been doing a great job making strides toward a healthier lifestyle so far this year? From an updated meal plan to a new exercise routine, this time of year has many people setting goals working toward fitness, health and well-being. And hey, the little things count too – it could be anything from taking the dogs for an extra long walk, to opting for a side salad instead of the french fries! Moment by moment, every little decision we make and every little step we take contributes to the overall outcome, for better or worse. Keep encouraging those healthy habits with one of our gift baskets full of fanciful fruits!...
Healthy Gifts for the New Year

Healthy Gifts for the New Year

Secretly, aren’t we all a little glad that the holiday season has come to a close? So much rich food, so much running around… it almost feels good to put down the tray of sugar cookies and pick up something healthy to put in our bodies. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up that calls for a gift this winter, do your recipients a favor and help them keep those healthy habits going while still celebrating, with a gift of fresh fruit! On these dark and cold January days, a juicy orange, crisp apple or creamy pear can be the perfect little ray of sunshine to warm the body. Here are some of our favorite healthy gifts for the new year!   Five Star Fruit Basket Fresh fruits picked at the peak of perfection combine with gourmet sweets and many more snacking favorites, creating a gift that will prompt nothing less than a five star review. Harvest Grove Nuts & Fruit Crate Handpicked oranges, crisp apples and juicy pears meet fresh nuts and chocolate fruit in our signature crate. It’s a gift of health and indulgence. Harvest of Asian Pears (Limited Edition!) Get them while they last! Harvested in mid-September and available throughout the holidays, the exclusive variety JunoSan Asian Pear is crisp on the outside and succulent on the inside, inviting complex flavors ranging from Honeycrisp apple to Bartlett pear and Mandarin orange. Slices of JunoSan Asian Pears are perfect atop a toasty baguette with melted Brie, a drizzle of honey and a touch of spring mix lettuce. A wonderfully memorable gift, your recipient will discover this supremely...
Holiday Exclusive: Sugar Belle Oranges

Holiday Exclusive: Sugar Belle Oranges

Sunny citrus makes a delicious gift during these cold and wet holidays! In a GiftTree holiday exclusive, Sugar Belle Oranges are an indescribably sweet hybrid of Clementines, tangerines and Honeybell tangelos. This interesting combination gives them a sweet, tangy flavor. Bell-shaped, petite and juicy with few seeds, Sugar Belles are a fun and memorable gift. Any recipient will enjoy discovering this juicy and exotic fruit firsthand! These sweet little delights will sell out fast, so get them while they’re juicy! Sugar Belle oranges are hand-picked and harvested only in the first two weeks of December in the sunny state of Florida. Fruit baskets are a classic, timeless tradition around the world, but we think these are especially unique and memorable. GiftTree is happy to offer two different Sugar Belle Orange gifts! One features our harvest box filled with twelve juicy oranges, and the other is a combination of Sugar Belle oranges and plump, juicy ruby red grapefruits. Whether you send these fruit boxes to your friends, family, co-workers or clients, these Sugar Belle gifts are sure to bring a smile during the holidays.                             Comment Below:  Have you ever tried Sugar Belle Oranges? What did you...