GiftTree Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gift Baskets

GiftTree Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gift Baskets

GiftTree’s curated selection of gift baskets and wine gift baskets are some of the very best in the gift basket world. There are so many things that set us apart from the rest – from the keepsake container to the gourmet fare and fine wine, to the high quality card stock envelope with your gift message, fastened right onto the gift (and never on the packing slip). We could go on and on about how great our gift baskets are (and believe me, we do – you should sit in one of our meetings!) but we thought we’d show you with a little post featuring staff picks from GiftTree’s team – these are the gift baskets that we love to give! Keep reading to see our favorite gift baskets – onward!   “My favorite gift basket is the Select Charcuterie and Gourmet Cheese Hamper. It’s great for sharing with your friends and family, and it has everything I love – delightful cheeses, delicious cured meats and other snacks that complement the cheese and meat components.” – Ryan, Data Management Ryan’s right when he says this gift has everything. Inside this gift basket are four artisanal cheese wedges including Asiago, Gouda and a sweet, creamy cow’s milk cheese from Beemster called Vlaskaas – an old Dutch recipe that makes for the creamiest cheese ever. With a few different cured meats, Maille cornichons and dijon mustard, olives, nuts, crackers and even some chocolate,  this gift basket is more like a picnic basket, and it’s one they’ll remember forever. “Being from the Pacific Northwest myself, I absolutely LOVE the Pacific Northwest Wine Tasting Basket....
Picnic Wine Pairings

Picnic Wine Pairings

Bit by bit, temperatures are rising which means it’s time to brush off the dust of winter and step outside. Few things are better on those bright, sunny days than a picnic with loved ones. Whether planned in advance or last minute, our suggestions for perfect picnic wine pairings will make sure that your adventure is a tasty success. Sometimes the best picnics are the ones that are planned last minute. Create a quick platter with whatever cheeses and fruits you have at home. Grab a bottle of chilled rosé, like our Chandon Brut Rosé Crate, from the fridge on your way out the door. The mix of acidity like that of white wines and the fruitiness like that of red wines will pair perfectly with the cheeses. Fresh fish and seafood are a light, summertime favorite. For tuna salad, shrimp pasta and other fish dishes, reach for the chardonnay. Our California Classic Wine Basket with an Aurin Estates California chardonnay features hints of toasted hazelnuts and honeydew melon, followed by Meyer lemon and vanilla bean, which pairs perfectly with most seafoods. (Plus, the beautiful keepsake gift basket is perfect for toting your picnic in.) Though summer is often thought of as the season of white wines, red wines still have their place among the heat. When grilling or barbecuing, reach for a cabernet sauvignon, like our Silver Oak Alexander Valley Wine Crate. Red meat and lamb chops pair exceptionally well with cabernets due to the tannins refreshing the palate with every bite which accents the distinct flavors of the meat. Bright, cool, and bubbly, champagne is a staple picnic wine. Once the sun sets, head outside...
Our Favorite Business Gifts Delivered Right on Budget

Our Favorite Business Gifts Delivered Right on Budget

Making gifting an integral part of your business practice is a wonderful way to spread gratitude, build lasting relationships both within and outside of the company and develop brand recognition. Whether thanking clients or recognizing staff achievements, big impressions can be made with our favorite business gifts delivered right on budget. Gifts Under $50  Gifting on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t wow recipients. Toast to shared success with our California Classic Wine Basket, filled with your choice of red or white wine (or both) and gourmet cookies, chocolates and more. Everyone loves a little something sweet. Our Cookie Cravings Duo and As Good As Gold gifts are great ways to send a little something to a group or anyone who loves to snack. Stay on budget with other bountiful gifts under $50: Gifts $50-$75 Beautifully displayed and overflowing with fresh fruit and chocolate treats, our Fresh Fruit and Godiva Chocolates basket is perfect for any recipient for any occasion. Not sure if your recipient likes red wine or white? Please either palate with our Fine Wine Tote with Your Choice of Wine, presented in a partitioned designer tote. Fitting for a corporate event or client meeting, the Modern Acacia Cheese Board can be personalized with your company logo or a person’s initials! Consider these other brand-building gifts for your next gifting occasion: Gifts Under $100  A customer favorite for every business celebration, our Golden Gourmet basket is delectably delightful with camembert cheese, olive oil crostini, popcorn, gourmet chocolates and more. Encourage office go-getters to unwind with our Natural Spa Basket. A natural body bar set, ginger and lime hand cream and organic shower gel are just the beginning of this...
Easter Gifts and Flowers

Easter Gifts and Flowers

Spring has officially arrived, which means that spring flowers are due to bloom just in time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. From the freshest flowers to the most scrumptious chocolates, we welcome you to celebrate the freshest of seasons with memorable Easter Gifts and Flowers.   Full of delicious Easter candy, including Ghirardelli squares, gourmet jelly beans and adorable Lindt chocolate hazelnut carrots, this basket is perfect for anyone. Fresh-cut pink tulips kissed by the sun and striking white alstroemerias make for the perfect Easter bouquet. Sweeten Easter with six rice crispy treats, perfect for loved ones, teachers, kids or simply bringing to the office. Welcome spring with elegant lavender roses, verdant bells of Ireland, pink heather, and more all arranged in a picket-fence basket. These milk chocolate Easter eggs are filled with luscious ganache and hand painted with beautiful springtime motif are almost too beautiful to eat – almost! Welcome the romance of the season with this stunning collection of pink-hued blooms and lush greenery in a gracefully curving glass vase. Don’t miss some of our other favorite Easter gifts!   What is your favorite surprise to stick in Easter...
White Wines are for Winter, Too

White Wines are for Winter, Too

White wines are often thought of as cool, crisp summer drinks, but white wines are for winter, too. As temperatures drop, here’s why you should pop a bottle of white wine in your fridge. The Case for White Wine in the Winter!   Reason 1: White wine doesn’t need to be icy-cold! To begin, white wines aren’t intended to be served ice-cold. In fact, the optimal drinking temperature for most white wines is between 49-55°F. That means that while you do store your white wines in the fridge, do take your bottle out of the refrigerator around 30 minutes before serving to get it to the optimal temperature. The cool – not cold – temperature will be less brisk when the thermometer outside reads in the single digits, and will feel refreshing when huddled against the warm fire. The Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Gris in our Gold Standard Wine Gift Basket is a perfect white wine by the fireplace during a cold winter night. Reason 2: White wines balance out winter comfort food! When temperatures drop, we tend to warm ourselves with richer, fattier foods. Therefore, a wine with acidity is needed to balance out the richness of comfort foods! Martin Craig’s Luminist Chardonnay in The Monterey wine gift basket offers a wonderful underlying acidity that leads to a crisp, snappy finish. So while your pots are simmering in the kitchen, consider a white wine to enjoy your meal with.   Explore the world of white wines! We don’t know about you, but after months of icy weather, shoveling, running from the car to the house, and basically human-hibernation, we get a little stir-crazy. A great...
Self Care Gift Baskets

Self Care Gift Baskets

The hustle and bustle that is life often leaves us feeling drained and tired. There are endless errands to run and places to be. And while we are busy taking care of life, we often forget to take care of ourselves – to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. To encourage you to set aside time to a relaxing spa experience, especially during the gloomy months of winter, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite self care gift baskets. Incorporating aromatic elements into your relaxation regiment is a great way to deepen those calming vibes. Take a quiet soak in the tub and feel your stress wash away with soothing fragrances. Our Bathing Sea Salts Collection comes with six salt tubes, each individually-scented with fragrances including jasmine, citrus, rose and more. After your soak, nourish your feet while replenishing the soul with the soothing scent of lavender in our Spa Booties with Lavender Aromatherapy. The microwaveable spa booties warm toes and the lavender aromatherapy inserts ease stress. Men can treat themselves to a barbershop-like experience at home with our Men’s Luxury Spa Tote, complete with moisturizing shave cream and hair groom and beard balm. The stress of a long day can be scrubbed away with our Hydro® Luxury Spa Experience, featuring a large loofah sponge, pumice stone and massage tools. Self care baskets make for wonderful gifts for someone who deserves a moment to pamper themselves, too! No matter how you prefer to unwind, we have a self care spa gift basket to help you have your perfect zen moment.   What is your favorite way to pamper...