The 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide

The 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide

The history of Valentine’s Day flowers stems from the custom of using floral bouquets to send non-verbal messages. With each flower having a specific meaning attached to it, it’s possible to have an entire conversation just using flowers! This seemingly forgotten flower-language isn’t actually lost, however, as we still send flowers for their unique meanings, especially at Valentine’s Day. The most popular Valentine’s Day flower, the rose, symbolizes love and passion. More specifically, red roses stand for enduring passion, yellow for expressing friendship, pink for appreciation and admiration, and purple for love at first sight. No matter which flower you choose to send to your loved one, our 2018 Valentine’s Day Flower Guide ensures that they will receive your message of love. Enduring Love Bouquet The red roses in this arrangement are hand-selected for their color, size, freshness and beauty. Artfully poised in a classic clear vase, it’s an enchanting and timeless gift of love for Valentine’s Day. Always There Bouquet Let them know that you’ll always be there with this breathtaking red and white bouquet, hand-delivered in a unique ceramic vase with modern twisted design. Heart’s Desire Bouquet With its stunning art glass vase and luxurious roses, this magnificent Valentine’s Day surprise leaves nothing to be desired! Red Haute Bouquet Take their Valentine’s Day breath away with this passionate rose bouquet, presented in a keepsake glass lantern vase with beautiful lace detail and sparkling heart charm. Young at Heart Celebrate your sweetheart with this hot pink bouquet, delivered for Valentine’s Day in a shimmering mirrored cube with a pink ombre rhinestone heart! Be Mine Bouquet with Red Roses Red roses and carnations are exquisitely...
Heartwarming Engagement Party Gifts

Heartwarming Engagement Party Gifts

Here at the GiftTree headquarters there are 5 (yes, FIVE) team members who got engaged to their significant others over the summer! That meant there were a few engagement parties to attend, and we didn’t want to show up to the party empty-handed! Lucky for us, there was no shortage of heartwarming engagement party gift ideas at GiftTree.com. Here are some of our favorite gifts for the newly engaged couple!   Presented with a bottle of champagne that’s specially selected by you, The Champagne and Flutes Gift Set is perfect for congratulating the happy couple on their engagement. You can even elevate the sentiment by having their initials engraved on each glass! Bonus, they’ll remember your kindness every time they toast another year of wedded bliss. Constructed from solid pine, the Engraved Cheese Board with Tools smoothly glides open to reveal four stainless steel cheese tools with wood handles, perfect for serving up artisan cheeses. Hand-engraved with the happy couple’s initials, this is a totally unique and striking gift for the newly engaged, and sure to be a perfect addition to the kitchen! With all the hustle and bustle that goes along with wedding planning, they’re going to need a little down time. The Luxe Bubbling Bath Crate is perfect for pampering! The light floral perfume of rice flower is perfectly paired with southern magnolias and demure mimosa in this 250ml bottle of Lollia bubble bath. Blended with moisture-rich avocado oils and vitamin E, this perfumed bubble bath arrives in a glass bottle with white petal lace, a signature cork and a kiss of gold leaf. Presented in a wooden crate that is aptly engraved...
College is Coming

College is Coming

The transition to young adulthood can be challenging for many of our children; what better way to let them let you know that you’re thinking about them than sending a college care package? Whether it’s the start of a new school year or deep into finals, sending the special young adult in your life a surprise is a wonderful way to let them know that they’re in your thoughts. Dealing with all of the rigors and new experiences that college brings can be stressful, and a surprise treat can be just what the doctor—or in this case, the teacher—ordered. It is also a period with many exciting moments that should be celebrated. Many of us here at GiftTree have gone through the same trials and have many similar memories, here are a few of our favorite gifts to get through the school year and celebrate the specials moments.     Perfect for penning their next masterpiece or recording all of the exciting firsts that college has to offer (or possibly even notes from Bio 101); the Embossed Fine Leather Journal is sophisticated yet rugged journal that features free embossing on the cover. Crafted from soft, supple leather and featuring 192 pages of high quality paper, this will become the constant companion to the budding wordsmith in their exciting college journey.     The Fresh Fruit and Cookies Basket is sure to satiate the sweet tooth of any college student (not just sophomores), as well as help them get their daily serving of fruit. This gift makes the perfect college care package and features fresh baked cookies in a variety...
Memorable Wedding Gifts for the Newlyweds

Memorable Wedding Gifts for the Newlyweds

Everyone loves the fun and excitement of a wedding – but picking the perfect gift for the newlyweds can be a challenge! Gift registries are very popular, but can take away the personal touch from the gifting experience. Many couples are so busy planning their special day that the gift registry can be the last thing on their list and may not contain an adequate selection of thoughtful gifts. If your goal is to give a meaningful gift that will be cherished for years to come we have a carefully curated collection of memorable wedding gifts that the newlyweds are sure to love! Help the newlyweds relax after the stresses of planning a wedding with our Bath and Body Invigoration gift basket. They can wash away the stress with a variety of natural soaps, cleansers, lotions, and more from Burt’s Bees.  Also, with the option to personalize the ribbon, you can send them a personal and meaningful gift that they are sure to love and appreciate. A great gift idea for the foodie couple is our Personalized Slate with Artisan Cheese. This gift will leave a lasting impression as they continue to use the slate and are warmly reminded of their wedding with every use. With a carefully curated selection of artisan cheeses paired with Bellentani Tuscan herb salami and stone ground mustard, it’ll be perfect for their first date as a newlywed couple. Help the newlyweds celebrate with this Champagne and Flutes Set! With a variety of high end champagnes to choose from, this gift is the is the perfect way to say “Congratulations!” while giving them something they’ll...
The Best Plant Gifts for Desks and Offices

The Best Plant Gifts for Desks and Offices

There are some things that Mother Natures knows how to say best with beautiful blossoms and lush green leaves. Here at GiftTree, we have a wide selection of gorgeous plant gifts to choose from, many of which are the perfect size to fit on a desk or accent an office. Whether you want to send a thank you to a colleague, condolences, or your significant other has an office that could use some livening up; we have you covered. Here is a small selection of some of favorite and best selling plant gifts.     The Southern Magnolia Tree is a unique and elegant gift for any special occasion. Known for its deep green leaves and large fragrant flowers, the magnolia tree is beautiful behold and easy to care for. At approximately 18” to 24” tall, each seedling comes covered in 100% natural jute, with a set of care instructions, small watering tool and gift card. The magnolia tree is a truly special gift with lasting meaning and value and each is grown with great care by one of the country’s most prominent magnolia nurseries.     If you’re looking for a gift that is appropriate for every occasion and shows how much you care, the From the Garden plant gift is the perfect choice. An assortment of plants, that may include varieties such as ivy, Kalanchoe, or Azalea (variety is dependent upon location and availability), is tucked inside a wicker basket and delivered straight to their store.     The Peace Lily plant gift is easy-to-care for and the perfect complement to any office. This elegant gift represents...
History of Housewarming Gifts

History of Housewarming Gifts

If you have ever moved, you know how stressful and tiring it can be. Getting everything unpacked and put together just right is a tedious job! But when everything does come together, a popular tradition is to have family, friends, and new neighbors over for a housewarming party to show off the new home. If you’ve ever been to a housewarming or apartment warming party, you know it’s customary to bring a gift for the home owner to help them settle in. But how did all this begin, and what is an appropriate gift to bring? GiftTree is here to explain the history of housewarming gifts and how it originated into what it has become today. We’ll also share insight to make sure that when you attend a housewarming party you come bearing a gift that leaves the home owner feeling appreciated and comfortable in their new home. Housewarming parties are thought to have originated in France. The gathering was a thank you dinner for those who helped build the house. People who attended would bring firewood to warm the house and create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere, which is how the name “Housewarming” came to be. Bringing firewood transformed over the years into giving gifts that would help warm and bless the house. Some of the more traditional gifts given throughout history included: bluebirds, pineapple, and gift baskets. Bluebirds were thought to bless the house with happiness and good luck and similarly, pineapples where a symbol of openness and hospitality. Gift baskets had a variety of meanings depending on what was inside them. A popular combination was bread,...