A Few of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes

A Few of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes

During these cold and dreary months of mid-winter, it’s a good time to consume as much fruit as possible. And with the new year as well, a lot of people are looking to get healthy. That’s why fruit baskets make a perfect gift for these mid-winter milestones, from birthdays to anniversaries and more. GiftTree’s gift baskets of fruit are filled with premium gift-grade pears, juicy California oranges and of course, our home state, Washington-grown crisp and perfect apples. Every piece of fruit in our gift baskets is hand-selected, inspected and arranged perfectly, so your recipient gets the best fruit basket they’ve ever seen.   With fruit on the mind, we decided to put together a few of our favorite fruit recipes, too! Keep reading to get some fresh ideas for delicious fruit gifts. ūüćé ūüćä ūüćź A Few Of Our Favorite Fruit Recipes¬†ūüćé ūüćä ūüćź     Our Favorite Pear Salad For the Roasted Pear Vinaigrette: ¬†1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored, and cut in half ¬†1/3 cup olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided ¬†1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¬†2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar ¬†1 clove garlic, minced ¬†1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot ¬†2 to 3 teaspoons honey ¬†Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste   For the Salad: ¬†1 head Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce, washed and roughly-chopped ¬†2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced ¬†1 cup candied walnuts ¬†1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese ¬†¬ľ red onion, thinly sliced ¬†1/3 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)   PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the pear halves on...
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¬ģ Home for the Holidays A delivery of rich coffee and hot cocoa from Starbucks¬ģ 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¬ģ 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,...
One Gift, Three Sizes: Why Tiered Gifting is the Easiest Way to Shop

One Gift, Three Sizes: Why Tiered Gifting is the Easiest Way to Shop

Have you kicked off your holiday shopping yet? Have you made your list and checked it twice? The season of giving is upon us and it’s never too early to start gifting and showing your appreciation. Whether you are shopping for friends, family members, or clients, GiftTree recently introduced Tiered Gifting¬†for ease of shopping. If you are a business like us, your clients and relationships are what matter most; without them your business would simply not be the same. No one client is the same, as each relationship is unique in its own way. Our tiered gifting collection delights in giving impressive gifts in three sizes and price points. Therefore providing a solution that flexes your budget and sends the right message to every recipient whether you chose Classic, Grand, or Supreme. Here are a few options that come in three sizes:   Tiered Gifting Made Easy   The 5th Avenue Extravagance:¬†Three fantastic bottles of wine are joined by savory and sweet gourmet pairings, hand-selected for quality and taste.   As Good As Gold Excellence:¬†Personal and professional relationships alike will adore the delicious items inside this woven keepsake basket. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation and gratitude, send best wishes and more.   Warm Winter Greetings Tower:¬†Your personal friends and family or your close business relationships will unpack the delicious treats inside this five-box tower and enjoy a snowy evening indoors, brimming with chocolate cheer.     Merry & Bright Chocolate Duo:¬†Days and nights will be merry and bright when this festive duo arrives! Perfect for thanking, sending best wishes and so much more.     Five...
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...