Friday’s Featured Artisan – Charlito’s Cocina

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Charlito’s Cocina

Welcome to Friday’s Featured Artisan! Each week, we focus on one of the many talented individuals and companies whose perfect products are proudly featured in GiftTree gifts. It may be a master chocolatier, a gourmet cheesemonger or a talented artist – GiftTree is here to connect their meaningful stories to the discovery of your next great gifting moment. This Friday’s Featured Artisan is Charlito’s Cocina, a New York based salumeria run by Charles “Charlito” Wekselbaum, who was raised in New York City in a Cuban-American household. After working under two mentor chefs who produced their own charcuterie, Charlito attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City, where he studied under a master charcutier. Soon after, he traveled to Spain to study the Spanish tradition of curing meats and preserving food with his family in Salamanca, who had been curing meats, canning olives and making their own wine. Returning to New York City, Charlito founded Charlito’s Cocina in 2011, where the charcutier makes everything from scratch, slowly and steadily, with simple products and the cleanest, best ingredients that can be found. With their dry-cured meats, they explore and honor the rich gastronomic tradition of  preserving food and curing meat in the days before refrigerators and freezers. On every single item made and sold by Charlito’s Cocina, you will find a handwritten number on the package, indicating its position in the batch. GiftTree teamed up with Charlito’s to curate a trio of their delectable dry cured meats with our personalized tasting board, just in time for summer and for Father’s Day! Three varieties of artisanal salame are joined by stone ground mustard, organic Greek olives...
Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when you have to make the most difficult gift buying decision. Valentine’s Day, Grandma’s Birthday, even Black Friday shopping is simple compared to Father’s Day… What kind of Father’s Day gift do you get for the man who already has everything? No need to worry, the gifting experts here at GiftTree have you covered! They’ve searched high and low to find the coolest, most unique gifts for all the amazing dads out there. From gifts to keep him fresh and clean, to gifts for golfers and fly fishermen and many more, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few excellent Father’s Day gifts we’ve just added to our collection.     Do you know any dads who enjoy a refreshing, frosty beverage every now and again? The IPA Home Brew Box will make the perfect Father’s Day gift. It comes with everything needed to brew up a gallon of vibrant, zesty and tropical Citra IPA. Included with this gift are detailed instructions, grains, hops, yeast, priming sugar, taster glass flight, gallon brewing jug and more. This gift is securely wrapped for safe shipping and arrives presentation-ready in a wooden gift crate.     In his free time, can the dad your shopping for be found on the river with fly rod in hand? The Father’s Day Embossed Book of Flies will certainly become his go to fly fishing accessory. The genuine top grain leather Book of Flies, holds up to 20 hand-tied flies and comes with complimentary personalized leather embossing on the cover. A felt lined interior will keep...
Great Gifts to Thank Your Doctor

Great Gifts to Thank Your Doctor

National Doctor’s Day is right around the corner (March 30th.) Thank your healthcare professional for all the time and energy they dedicate to keeping others happy and healthy with these great gifts to thank your doctor! Personalized Professional Gifts Make your doctor feel special with a customized gift they can use everyday at the practice. Engraved Business Card Holder – Protect their business cards from damage with this stainless steel, German-designed business card holder. Complimentary monogramming adds a smart, contemporary feel to this timeless gift. Engraved Bettoni Pen – This fine Italian rollerball pen from the Bettoni Peruzzi Collection is sure to be useful to your doctor when making chart notes and orders. It combines a smooth writing experience with ergonomic comfort. Complimentary engraving of your chosen name or message on the cap makes this gift unforgettable. Shareable Thank You Gifts for the Team Show your appreciation to the entire healthcare team with a gift they can share together! Select Charcuterie and Gourmet Cheese Hamper – There is something for everyone inside this insulated picnic basket that is filled to the brim with premium cured meats, award winning artisan cheeses, and other gourmet pairings. Sweet Appreciation Fruit Basket – Crisp apples, succulent pears, and juicy oranges combine with gourmet chocolates and sweets for an assortment that is sure to make the entire team feel appreciated! Gifts of Leisure Doctors work long hours, but these thank you gifts will help them relax and enjoy their time away from the practice. Personalized Thank You Wine Crate – Send the perfect thank you message with this impressive wine gift. Pick your wine selection from three...
Define Generosity with New Personalized Gifts

Define Generosity with New Personalized Gifts

If you are looking for a special gift that truly defines generosity, look no further than our collection of personalized gifts! Here at GiftTree, we have an awesome collection of spectacular personalized gifts that will wow anybody on your list, from family to friends and even colleagues. Here is a small selection of the newest gifts in our ever-expanding collection of personalized gifts.     Are you looking for the perfect gift for a cocktail connoisseur? Help them serve stylish cocktails in these martini glasses with the extra special added touch of a free initial. The thick solid glass base for holding prevents the cocktail from warming, as well as minimizing spills. With an 8 oz. capacity and the added monogrammed initial is a wonderful way to define generosity.     Surprise your favorite pizza lover or baker with this perfect addition to the home kitchen. Make this gift even more special and a true keepsake with the addition of an engraved name. This solid acacia pizza peel will help any home chef easily transfer delicious pizzas or baked goods in and out of the oven with it’s large flat paddle, beveled age and tapered handle.     Looking for the perfect gift for a professional, traveler or someone with an on-the-go lifestyle? Our copper lidded tumbler with complimentary engraving and modern, contemporary look and feel, is a wonderful gift. The dark matte finish and solid stainless steel construction, along with the lustrous copper lid, make for a long lasting definition of generosity.     Perfect for loose leaf tea, this tea glass with stainless steel infuser, and complimentary engraving, is...
Friday’s Featured Artisan – Merci Maman

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Merci Maman

Welcome to Friday’s Featured Artisan! Each week, we focus on one of the many talented individuals and companies whose perfect products are proudly featured in GiftTree gifts. It may be a master chocolatier, a gourmet cheesemonger or a talented artist – GiftTree is here to connect their meaningful stories to the discovery of your next great gifting moment. Friday’s Featured Artisan, Merci Maman, is a company that began when Beatrice de Montille, a French mom living in London, began crafting artisan jewelry (beginning with a bracelet) at her kitchen table. Today, Beatrice, her husband Arnaud, and their team of 25 skilled artisans craft gorgeous personalized gifts in their London studio, where love, joy and friendship are at the heart of every design. The personalizations are all hand-engraved with the utmost precision, making the gift-giving and receiving experience one to be cherished. Every facet – from the precious stones and metals, to the skilled craftsmanship, to the distinctive signature orange boxes – is used to create the perfect gifts for your loved ones to keep and treasure forever. ‘Merci Maman’ translates to “thank you Mommy” in English and is a nod to the creators’ French origins and the original celebration of the mother and child bond. GiftTree just partnered with Merci Maman to offer a line of irresistible jewelry and baby gifts....
Holiday Gifts with a Personal Touch

Holiday Gifts with a Personal Touch

Today it seems like the choices for Christmas gifts are almost unlimited, from all the electronic gizmos that have become popular, to knick-knacks and gewgaws, clothes, toys and the list goes on. What do you do when you want to send a really special gift? One great way to send something really special is to look for holiday gifts with a personal touch! Here at GiftTree, we have many personalized gift ideas to help you add a unique, distinctly personal approach to your gift-giving! Check out a few of our favorites below.     Brighten any holiday tree with this elegant collection of four lead-free pewter ornaments that were handcrafted in the USA. The impressive detail and craftsmanship found in these charming tokens of joy are sure to impress everyone. Personalize this fantastic set of ornaments by adding a name or message under “Happy Holidays 2016”, elegantly printed on the snowflake gift box.     Send a bottle of premium California red wine elegantly sandblasted with a cheerful snowflake design and your choice of a personal message to brighten the holidays. After the sandblasting, the design and your message is then treated with a smooth, lustrous metallic paint to complete the presentation This gift arrives in an elegant box for gift-ready presentation and includes a complimentary card with your personal gift message.     Send your favorite person a festive holiday stocking hand knit by Fair Trade artisans. These stockings are hand knit from 100% cotton by Fair Trade Workers, who are able to earn a sustainable income through your purchase and ready to hang by the fire with...