3 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Portland

3 Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Portland

There will be no shortage of St. Paddy’s day happenings in and around the Portland area this weekend from music to boxing to parades. Here are some of our top picks for ways to celebrate the Emerald Isle. 1. Gulp a Guinness (or Green Beer!) and Nosh on Irish Eats There are many Irish style pubs in the Portland area where you can visit to get a pint of guinness (or a bright green beer), and a hearty plate of Irish stew, corned beef, or shepherd’s pie. Here are some of our top picks to head to and celebrate on the day we’re all Irish: Kells St Patrick’s Day Festival Five days of Traditional Irish music, dancing, food, and fun. This bar will be hosting Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s day celebration including tons of different bands all weekend, including irish dancers and bagpipes, and even a live boxing match! Traditional Irish Tunes at County Cork Irish Pub Free live music all weekend from several Irish musicians, great fish and chips, and plenty of beers on tap. Bring your kids – they can stay until 10pm! Live Music at Biddy McGraw’s Live music all weekend, plus join in on all-day live music and dancing at this cozy Irish Pub from noon until 1:30 am for only $10 on St. Paddy’s  day, March 17th. 2. Cheer on Runners in The Shamrock Run On Sunday, March 15th, the annual Portland Shamrock Run will trail through the city and feature eight live bands, with runners being rewarded at the end with microbrews and more live music. It’s too late to enter to run, however, you can join in on the sidelines to cheer on the runners, and maybe catch...
Top Flowers: GiftTree’s Best Blooms

Top Flowers: GiftTree’s Best Blooms

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t gotten anything for your sweetheart, the time to do so is now. Flowers are a great way to express your adoration for the one you love and appreciation for all they do. At GiftTree we offer a wide selection of arrangements to express all of your sentiments, however we consider ourselves to be Valentine’s Day experts. Here is a selection of GiftTree’s Best Blooms. Classic Red Roses Bouquet For this classic bouquet, we hand-select a dozen 60 cm, long-stemmed red roses for their freshness and beauty, and elegantly display them in a clear glass vase. We use only the finest roses available to ensure a spectacular presentation. The “Best” version features generous amounts of baby’s breath, salal, ferns, and various popular greens to make an even grander impression. An upgraded vase is also included.       Dreaming in Pink Rose Bouquet Convey an unforgettable message of love, friendship, and appreciation with the stunning gift of eighteen fresh pink roses dramatically arranged with lush ivy. The 60 cm roses are artistically arranged with garden greens to create a large and eye-catching display. When hand-delivered to the recipient’s door, this classic bouquet always fills the recipient’s heart with joy and amazement.         Two Dozen Red Rose Delight When it comes to romance, nothing compares to this stunning arrangement of twenty-four premium, 60 cm red roses delivered in a classic glass vase. The fresh roses are selected for their size and beauty, then artfully arranged with bupleurum and salal to create a dramatic contrast of color and form. When...
Plan a Romantic Valentine’s at Home

Plan a Romantic Valentine’s at Home

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s probably too late to make reservations at your favorite restaurant. No need to panic though, here are a few simple tips to plan a romantic Valentine’s evening in. Although a night out is traditional, an intimate night in can be even more romantic! You’ll discover a few advantages to having an amorous night at home and you may even start a new tradition. The key here is to keep it simple, wearing yourself out before your big evening will certainly ruin the mood. Here are some tips on how to plan a romantic Valentine’s at home. Atmosphere Setting the atmosphere is an important step to a romantic evening in. Don’t get crazy here and spend a ton of money on satin sheets, fancy pillows and ceiling mounted mirrors. A few simple changes can turn your house into a love nest. The first step to setting the atmosphere is cleaning, no need for a deep clean, but putting away those dirty dishes and picking up those smelly socks is a good start. Once you’ve got things cleaned up, start by turning the lights down… or out. If you have dimmer switches, put them to use, if not by a few low wattage bulbs, or better yet scented candles. If you have a fireplace, even better, move the furniture out of the way and place a blanket in front of the fireplace for an indoor picnic. One last thing, don’t forget the kids, get a baby sitter or send them to grandma’s house. Nothing will spoil a romantic evening as quickly as screaming...

Infographic: Valentine’s Day By The Numbers

Having provided great gifts to millions of customers for over 17 years, GiftTree knows a thing or two about Valentine’s Day! This year, we decided to dig deeper. We hit the books (or the Internet), broke out our calculators and crunched the numbers to give you Valentine’s Day by the numbers. Click the image to view full-size and make sure to share this with your friends & family by using the social media icons! And if you’re looking for fun & festive Valentine’s Day gifts, check out our collection by clicking...
Valentine’s Day Contest 2015

Valentine’s Day Contest 2015

Have you ever had a bad Valentine’s Day experience? Most people probably have to some extent, but we’re lookingfor some real Valentine’s horror stories. Anything from receiving a bad gift such as gas station chocolates or a vacuum cleaner, to a bad date like fast food or a microwave dinner, share your less than romantic story with us and you’ll have the chance to win the gift you really deserved, our Sweetly Yours Valentine’s Cookie Box. We may not be able to go back in time and save the relationship that was inevitably doomed by a dinner of chicken nuggets and $3.00 sparkling wine, but we can sympathize and send you some delicious cookies. To enter the Valentine’s Day Contest: • Tell us your horror story in the comments section on this post • SHARE this post on Facebook • FOLLOW our Be My Valentine board on Pinterest for more clever last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas https://www.pinterest.com/gifttree/3-be-my-valentine-3/ • RETWEET on Twitter (don’t forget to include @gifttree somewhere in your post!) • RECOMMEND this post on Google+ 5 Ways to Enter! This contests ends Sunday February 8th at midnight PST. Two winners will be chosen on Monday February...
2015 Valentine’s Day Collection

2015 Valentine’s Day Collection

Is it too early to bring up Valentine’s Day? Here at GiftTree we certainly don’t think so, which is why we are taking this opportunity to introduce our Valentine’s Day Collection. We have a variety of high-end gifts to show that special someone in your life how much they truly mean to you. We offer everything from elegant jewelry to decadent sweets and a fine selection of wine and champagne. Also, many of our products can be personalized for that extra special touch. This is just a short list of some of our featured Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart. Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Basket If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys both the luxuries of artisanal chocolate and red wine, we have the perfect gift for you! The Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Basket comes with a bottle of California Winemaker’s Red (with the word Love custom engraved on the bottle), artisanal chocolate from renowned chocolatiers such as Lindt, Seattle Chocolates, Godiva and more. This wine gift basket is a surefire way to please the wine and chocolate lover in your life.               Valentine’s Day Spa Collection If you would like to spoil your Valentine with the gift of relaxation, our Valentine’s Day Spa Collection will do that in the most luxurious fashion. This provides everything needed for a romantic and refreshing spa experience, including heart-shaped bath beads, Deep Steep passion fruit and guava products, natural botanical soaps, and more. To finish off the spa experience a comfort-contoured eye shade and 100% cotton ring-spun towel are included, all of this comes packed in...