Easter Nostalgia

Remember Peeps, the ubiquitous Easter treat? This is a silly question which I promptly confirmed by a quick search on Google Images. However, when I was 8, Peeps were pure, culinary genius (so were Pixie Sticks). Not too long ago, I thought it would be great to get Peeps for Easter. They were not the same perfection I had once experienced. Do you know what is just as good as I remember them? Chocolate bunnies with candy eyes. Can I tell you how cute I think the GiftTree Easter Baskets are? They are all in those sweet, sherbet colors of Easter with candy and gifts. They make me squeak with joy when I scroll through. Easter Parade is the gift I’ll send my mom. Sweet Bunny Basket will be coming home with me. All I will have left to do is dye a bunch of eggs (yes, Shawna, I’ll hide them) and Easter will be a complete trip down memory lane with yummy chocolates, jelly beans & lollies. P.S. If you’re wondering what to do with Peeps, Alicia recommends you stick toothpicks in them and microwave on a plate. The Peeps puff up (think reverse shrinky-dinks) and fight each other with their “sword”...

Top 5 Cookie Gifts!

I love cookies.! In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever met a cookie I didn’t like. Here at Gifttree, we take cookies seriously. We use only the best, and it’s a rare day when someone around here isn’t eating one of our delicious treats! I think the best day ever was last Fall when I came to work, to be told by my boss we’d be having ‘cookie tasting’ that day, to test out all the new cookies we’d be using. Really? Well let me think about that one .. I’m getting paid to eat cookies?? YES!! Here are my top 5 favorite cookie gifts! Cookie Celebration Tower – A whole tower of cookie delights! It’s like opening six different delicious presents, AND the containers are cute and reusable Fresh Fruit & Cookies Basket – Delicious fresh local fruit, amazing cookies, and Two Seattle Chocolates Espresso Chocolate Bars! Yummy! Old Fashioned Cookie Jar with Two Dozen Cookies – This cookie jar reminds me of one we had when I was a kid. It’s great, and so are the cookies that come in it! Jumbo Cookie Gift Box – This gift comes in either one or two dozen, and is a great way to show someone you’re thinking of them! Fresh Baked Cookies To Celebrate Baby – This unique and delicious gift is sure to be a welcome treat for the new parents! You really can’t go wrong with any of our delicious cookie gifts! They are perfect for any occasion! In closing – a cookie joke that my daughter shared with me last night… Question: Why did the cookie...

GiftTree’s Top 5 Valentines Day Gifts!

I cannot believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner. The month of January just flew on by so quick, that I am not prepared yet for it to be February! Valentines Day is a huge event here at GiftTree. It’s one of our busiest holidays of the year, and dare you say “V-day” around here before we are ready to hear the phrase, you’re likely to get slapped or frowned at! That being said, we do love the buzz it generates around the office as we prepare ourselves mentally for the chaos and madness. We really do love our jobs! 😀 This year, we are pretty excited about the Valentine’s Day Gifts we have to offer for your special someone. I’ve polled my fellow co-workers and these are our top five favorite products we are offering this year. Love Sweet Love Gift Basket – A beautiful and delicious basket filled with special treats for your Valentine Chocolate Hugs and Kisses Basket – Gourmet chocolate & candy confections perfect to indulge your favorite Valentine Be My Valentine Petit Fours – 16 delicious hand made petit fours in 3 irresistible flavor Cabernet & Gourmet Truffles – A gift-wrapped wine box with Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and one dozen fruit ganache truffles. Perfection! Always Love Bouquet – You can never go wrong with a beautiful fresh flower bouquet With the amazing selection we have to offer, it’s hard to keep the list at five! We’ve definitely outdone ourselves this year, and we think you’ll agree! Don’t forget to order early to ensure your gift arrives on...

Thanksgiving

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This is definitely one of the highlights of the year in our family, as we all get together at my Aunt’s house and see other family members we haven’t been able to see in awhile. The guys go out to the garage and deep fry a turkey in the big deep fryer and stand around watching it, talking about ‘guy’ things, and us girls stay in the house, making all the trimmings and of course, the Ham! The day always begins with the newspaper ads for Black Friday, cinnamon rolls and the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. The kids will run around after the parade is over, and feed the chickens and play with the farm animals while we begin the preparation of our feast. Every year, each family member is asked to make at least one dish, and over the years, we’ve found our favorites. I’m always required to bring our sweet potatoes with peaches and cashews and of course, I always bring a great fruit basket from Gifttree to snack on while we cook! After all the food is cooked and ready to go, we will give the kids an opportunity to tell us what they are thankful for. It’s always great to hear what they have to say! Here are some fun tidbits about Thanksgiving that I bet you didn’t know! 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day 50% of Americans put the stuffing inside the turkey More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving. The average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day On...

Gift Ideas for Grandparents Day

I was flipping through the calendar the other day and noticed that some lesser known holidays were listed on it…Grandparents Day being one of them! I think that this day is easily overlooked, but in my opinion it shouldn’t be. Grandparents are awesome and we should celebrate them! My grandparents are unfortunately no longer with us, however my kids’ are excited to celebrate their grandparents for Grandparents Day. They are making homemade cards and we are still deciding on the perfect gift to get them. One item we are considering is the Treasure Chest Gourmet basket. The basket has lot of yummy goodies for them to eat and they know their grandpa will just love the handsome leather trunk that the goodies come in. Another option we are considering is the Party Perfect Gift Tower. It has a good mix of different treats to enjoy and we know that they could re-use the gift boxes for lots of different things. Whatever gift the kids’ finally choose, I’m sure it will be appreciated and unexpected. I encourage everyone to observe this special holiday, even just a phone call can make a grandparent’s day. After all, we wouldn’t be here without...