Why We Gift Wednesday (Admins Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Admins 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. Today is National Administrative Professional’s Day! Formerly known as Secretary’s Day, this day of honoring administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other professional administrative positions was proclaimed in 1952 by Charles Sawyer, the US Secretary of Commerce. Chances are at your office, there’s at least one rocking admin. They keep our schedules organized, take copious notes at meetings, answer phones, greet customers, get the mail, assist the accountants, order all the office supplies and generally cover all of our butts. It takes a special kind of person to be an administrative professional – one with a keen eye for detail, who listens for and sees things in the fine print that most of us would miss. Let your administrative professionals know how much you appreciate them today! It could be as simple as a handshake, or you can go above and beyond – send a company-wide email giving them praise, take them out to lunch, or surprise them with gift baskets, flowers or a personalized keepsake they’ll display on their desk! Whatever you do today, make sure that at 5pm as the business closes up for the evening, your admins know that their hard work and dedication doesn’t get taken for granted.     Comment Below Who is the superstar...
Gift Baskets: The Perfect Wedding Gift

Gift Baskets: The Perfect Wedding Gift

Now that wedding season is upon us (I myself am going to three in the next two months, followed shortly thereafter by my own wedding!) we thought we’d take this perfect opportunity to show how gift baskets make absolutely perfect wedding gifts. So many couples aren’t comfortable with having a registry and asking for lots of gifts. And money, while generous, just isn’t all that memorable. So what are we to do? When the happy couple seems to have everything they need, and money just doesn’t seem personal enough, gift baskets – and indulgent wine gift baskets – are the perfect wedding gift. Why? We’ll show you. Onward!  Giving the happy couple a great bottle (or two, or three) of wine gives them something to toast long after the wedding, and they’ll definitely remember your generosity. One of our favorite bottles to give is Sean Minor’s Chardonnay, in the Premier Selection Wine Basket.  It’s a light Central Coast Chardonnay with golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. Cheers to the happy couple, indeed! Want to make an even bigger entrance? Present the newlyweds with a toast – imagine them popping this bottle open on their honeymoon, after all the planning and celebrating has finally come to fruition! Classic and timeless yellow label Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne has notes of almond, brioche and white flowers. Presented in a leather trimmed basket with lots of luscious chocolates, this gift simply defines celebration. But gift baskets are, in essence, all about two things: the plethora and the pairings. Abundant baskets that overflow with gourmet...
The Art of Generosity: Our Best Selling Gift Baskets

The Art of Generosity: Our Best Selling Gift Baskets

Here at GiftTree we’re continually revamping our line of gift baskets curated for many different special occasions, adding enticing new containers, fresh aesthetics or popular new food trends… but there are a few gift baskets in our collection that have shown us full-well that there’s no point in messing with perfection. Our customers have spoken! Here are some of GiftTree’s best selling gift baskets – gatherings of delicious gourmet fare, noteworthy wines and more. They’ve stood the test of time and remain a cornerstone of the very definition of generosity itself. Encore Gourmet Gift Basket Gourmet chocolates and premium confections are paired with savory fare, neatly arranged in this elegant and rustic keepsake woven basket. These premium provisions promise to leave everyone with an impression that’s sure to demand an encore. Ghirardelli dark chocolate bourbon caramel squares, anyone? Champagne and Chocolate Gift Basket Who doesn’t love a little bubbly and chocolate? Segura Viudas is Spain’s most famous Cava, and the second most popular sparkling wine served in restaurants around the world. This basket combines a bottle of Segura Viudas Brut Reserva and an assortment of award-winning chocolates to create a gift that delivers pure enjoyment. Fresh Fruit and Cookies Basket An abundant gift that combines the health of premium fruits picked fresh from the orchard and fresh baked cookies in time-tested flavors. Presented in a charming French country basket, it’s a festive gift that won’t soon be forgotten. Toast of California Wine Basket Two classic California wines and a hand-selected variety of gourmet delicacies present a sophisticated selection that delivers all of the prestige and flavor of California wine country to anyone...
2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 13th is Mother’s Day, so it’s time to start thinking about how to honor the special ladies in your life. She doesn’t have to be your mother to be celebrated on Mother’s Day – Aunts, Grandmas, Sisters…. any leading lady who has had a positive impact on your life deserves to be pampered a little on Mother’s Day. Behold the GiftTree 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide! It might still seem like Mother’s Day is far off (especially with all this snow!) but time is flying by and Mom’s special day will be here before we know it. And it’s a good idea to get your orders placed early – especially with this collection – we’ll definitely be seeing these Mother’s Day Gifts flying off our shelves. Onward! Sweet Delight Mother’s Day Tower Mother’s Day will become an even happier affair when this vibrant gift tower arrives! Filled to the brim with juicy peach candies, chocolate covered cherries, champagne gummy bears and more, this colorful tower is perfect for Mom and is sure to be remembered! The tower arrives with a white satin ribbon bearing the message “Happy Mother’s Day”. Rosé and Truffles Mother’s Day Crate Surprise her with a Rosé crate this Mother’s Day. With raspberry and rose petal aromas and a kiss of orange zest on the palate, Flowers Sonoma County Rosé paired with two gold-flaked champagne chocolate truffles will have her saying “More Rosé, s’il vous plait!” Mother’s Day Morning Tea Gift Make Mother’s Day morning serene with this curated gift. An adorable floral ceramic mug is arranged with Harney & Sons Paris sachets, a fruity black tea with flavors of vanilla, caramel,...
Celebrate Admin’s Week with Treats for the Break Room

Celebrate Admin’s Week with Treats for the Break Room

It’s almost time to celebrate Admin’s Week! The last full week in April (the 23rd – 27th this year) is Administrative Professional’s Week, culminating in National Administrative Professional’s Day on Wednesday, April 25th. Formerly known as Secretary’s Day, this week of honoring administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other administrative positions was proclaimed in 1952 by the US Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer. Chances are, at your office, there are some super star admins. They’re the ones who keep our schedules organized, take those copious notes at meetings, answer phones, greet customers, get the mail, assist the accountants, order all the office supplies and generally cover all of our butts!  Why don’t you take this opportunity to let the administrative team at your company know how much they’re appreciated? Thank them for all that they do with a gift basket from GiftTree! Filled to the brim with gourmet chocolates, snacks, treats and nuts, you’re sure to send some joy to the break room. Here are a few of our favorite Admin’s Day gift basket ideas.   No office can survive without coffee, and the Italian Roast Coffee Chest has it all. A full pound of ground gourmet coffee from the famous Italian brand Lavazza is joined by lots of Ghirardelli chocolate, almond biscotti and much more. Everyone will love the Encore Gourmet Gift Basket! Gourmet chocolates and premium confections are paired with savory fare, neatly arranged in this elegant and rustic keepsake woven basket. These premium provisions promise to leave everyone with an impression that’s sure to demand an encore. The Fresh Fruit and Cookies Basket is an abundant gift that combines the...
What Goes into the Perfect Wine Gift Basket?

What Goes into the Perfect Wine Gift Basket?

At GiftTree, our collection of wine gift baskets might seem effortlessly elegant, but it’s actually a very complicated process to put together a wine basket that’s versatile, interesting and pleasing to every palate. Our team is made up of seasoned designers, sommeliers and food critics – each one dedicated to putting every single component through a tough process of testing, tasting, and making sure its quality is worthy of our exclusive gift baskets. So what goes into the perfect wine gift basket? We begin by selecting the keepsake container. Our baskets and hampers are always made of enduring materials and they’re intended to be repurposed long after the gift basket goodies have been enjoyed. So we begin with the aesthetic of what the basket will look like – leather? Wicker? Tailored and sophisticated? Oh, the possibilities. Next comes the star of the show – the wine. It’s the centerpiece, the showcase, the cornerstone upon which the rest of the basket is built. The varietal (Pinot Noir? Cabernet?) and the label all come into play. When you intentionally give someone a wine gift basket, the wine is naturally the most important detail! You know your recipient has a discerning palate. The good thing is, so do the experts at GiftTree! You can rest assured that every bottle in our wine gift baskets has been thoroughly tasted and deemed worthy of one of our baskets! Now we get to fill up the basket with pairings to please the palate! The tasting notes of the wine come into play here, and it’s also important that your wine is paired with gourmet fare that’s...