Meet The GiftTree Team: Personalization Lead Amy Edwards

Meet The GiftTree Team: Personalization Lead Amy Edwards

If you’ve ever given or received a personalized gift from GiftTree, chances are Amy Edwards had her talented hands on it. As the Personalization Lead for all three of our distribution centers across the country, Amy tests all the new product ideas, ensures that they’re of the highest quality, and then teaches the rest of the staff how to carry on the art of applying the perfect touch to our wide range of personalized gifts, from start to finish. We sat down with Amy to gain a little insight on her life inside and outside GiftTree!   Tell us a little about your family! My husband and I met when I was a junior in high school, and we’ve been married for 7 years and have four children here in Vancouver, WA. Our oldest Devon is 18 and graduated from high school this past June. Our 15-year-old daughter Katryna is a sophomore, our son Dylon is 13 and an 8th grader, and our youngest Johnathan is 7 and in the 3rd grade.   We have two dogs, Neeko and Tank, a husky and a black lab, and one 12-year-old cat name Charlie!   What would you say you’re most passionate about? I would definitely say I’m most passionate about my family!   What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend? I am a big supporter of my boys and their sports. Every Saturday, you can find me on the sidelines at rugby games cheering on my oldest son Devon, and on Sundays I am cheering on my other two boys Dylon and Johnathan at their football games. Soon...
Cheesy Gifts To Celebrate National Cheese Day

Cheesy Gifts To Celebrate National Cheese Day

Cheese, cheese and more glorious cheese! There are many ways to enjoy the ooey gooey goodness of cheese such as mac and cheese, chili cheese dogs, quesadillas, grilled cheese, fondue and cheese curds on french fries just to name a few. What takes these cheesy delights to extraordinary status is the type of fromage aka cheese used in these dishes. Add liberal amounts of gouda with cheddar for an over the top grilled cheese. Have you ever had a dry mac and cheese? The perfect remedy is using a variety of different cheeses with the perfect counter of milk or cream and a dash of prosciutto and basil, Voila, grownup mac and cheese! So amp up your cheese selections and wow your family and friends at your next get together. To celebrate National Cheese Day today, below we have listed an assortment of cheesy gifts that will tickle the fancy of any cheese lover.   The Tradesman’s Selection Cheese   Delice de Bourgogne, a buttery French cheese from the region of Lyon, meets the perfect balance of the sharp and slightly nutty flavor of a cloth-bound English cheddar in this expertly selected gift. Paired with crisp oatcakes and wild strawberry jam, this impeccable gift is one of seamless harmony. Each artisanal cheese is cut-to-order by world-renowned Murray’s cheese makers, gently wrapped in specialty paper and shipped with ice packs to preserve its perfectly cool condition. Presented in a rustic wooden crate, it’s a thoughtful offering for the cheese lover in your life.   Fromage Kit   For the cheese lover that loves Crafting their own cheese than this is the...
Your Guide to Awesome Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

Your Guide to Awesome Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day can be one of the toughest holidays to shop for, what can you possibly get for the man who has everything? Luckily, the awesome Design team here at GiftTree has created a collection of wonderful personalized gifts for Father’s Day that are sure to impress the men who have it all. Does the Dad in your life fancy a nice cold pint after a hard day at work? We have an awesome collection of personalized pint glasses. Is he the kind of guy who won’t ask for directions? Check out the Historic Compass Replica, personalized with a monogram, he’ll never have to worry about asking for directions again. Here is a short list featuring some of our best gifts for Dad. Personalized Father’s Day Pint Glass Sets Whether your Dad likes to buy six packs of light American lager from the corner store, or likes to home brew his own double IPA, he will love to drink them out of his very own personalized beer glasses in one of three custom designs. The three designs are the Tavern Pint Glass Set, the Royal Pint Glass Set and the Brewing Company Pint Glass Set (see images below), each with their own fun and individual style. The glasses are high quality US Made, by Libbey and arrived hand wrapped in a handsome box with your free card message. Historic Compass Replica Perfect for history buffs and the kind of Dad who will not ask for directions alike, this compass is a replica of the compass used by Lewis and Clark in their Corps of Discovery expedition across what is now...
Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Her You Care

Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Her You Care

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express your true feelings and show your most genuine appreciation for Mom. This year, make your Mother’s Day gift really meaningful by adding the special touch of personalization. Accentuating a luxury gift with a thoughtful message, a timeless quote or a simple “I Love You, Mom” really takes a Mother’s Day gift to the next level. GiftTree’s line of beautiful personalized gifts for Mom is full of ideas to make sure that on this Mother’s Day, you really knock it out of the park. We hope you’re as inspired as we are by these gorgeous personalized gift ideas for Mom! Mother’s Day Fortune Cookie One of our most popular personalized gifts for Mom – and for good reason! Make Mother’s Day truly unique with this baked-to-order gourmet fortune cookie dipped in Belgian white chocolate and decorated with handcrafted royal icing. Your very own personal message is printed on a 12″ long fortune inside the cookie – it’s a fun way to tell Mom how fortunate you are to have her in your life! Honey Spa Treatment After everything she’s done to take care of everyone around her, Mom deserves the gift of pure relaxation! This luxurious, all-natural spa collection rivals the offerings from the most exclusive day spas. A gorgeous suede keepsake hatbox is decorated with a hand-tied satin ribbon with optional personalization. Traditional Teatime for Mom Why not surprise Mom with a tea party in her honor? This matching ceramic teapot and teacup set, along with lots of delicious gourmet provisions in a keepsake basket is sure to delight Mom. Complete...
5 Employee Appreciation Day Gift Ideas They Will Treasure

5 Employee Appreciation Day Gift Ideas They Will Treasure

Friday March 6th is Employee Appreciation Day, it’s an important day to let your employees know that you care and that they play a critical roll in your success. According to the Forbes article Employee Appreciation Day: 5 Last-Minute Ideas, and 1 Essential Message by David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom, about Employee Aprreciation Day, “An open-ended, unaided survey of one thousand randomly selected employees in the United States reveals that the single most important practice managers can adopt to cause employees to produce ‘great work’ is to recognize them.” As a gift company, GiftTree knows a thing or two about showing appreciation and thanks. Here are a few employee appreciation gift ideas for staff that can be delivered fast!   Sincerest Thanks Gourmet Basket Send an Employee Appreciation gift to be remembered with this keepsake black leather basket filled with decadent sweets and gourmet treats, like Lindt truffles and fresh-baked snickerdoodle cookies. Decorated with a complimentary Thank You ribbon, the basket is a great choice for expressing your gratitude in a memorable way.       Healthy Choices Fruit Gift For an employee who likes stay fit the Healthy Choices Fruit Gift is an excellent choice for an Employee Appreciation gift. The Healthy Choices Fruit Gift includes premium hand-selected Fuji Apples, Navel Oranges, and Bosc Pears. Snickerdoodle and White Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies and Northwoods Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese are included as well for some extra sweet and savory goodness.     How Sweet It Is Imagine how sweet it will be when this cheerful arrangement arrives at your employee’s desk, ready to bring a big smile to their face! Richly colorful...
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the special man in your life can be tough! So often it seems that Valentine’s Day is geared mainly towards women, but don’t fret, here at GiftTree we have a selection of gifts that guys will love too. Whether your man is a connoisseur of sudsy beverages, has a sweet tooth, or is the kind of guy who likes to keep himself looking and smelling good, we have you covered. Take a look at this awesome selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for men. Personalized Stainless Steel Beer Growler The Personalized Stainless Steel Beer Growler is the perfect gift for the man who likes to brew and drink fresh tasty beer. The growler’s heavy stainless steel construction guarantees the integrity and quality of each beer’s unique character. A gasket ring sealer at the base of the lid prevents carbonation from escaping and keeps the beer crisp and fresh, while an ample 64 oz capacity ensures there’s always plenty of beer to go around. Our exclusive personalization feature elevates the gift to a permanent and memorable keepsake, with an engraved name or special title of your choice. If your guy enjoys brewing his own beer, this is a great way to transport the brew to show off to friends, for picnics or a tailgate party. Many taprooms and bottle shops now have growler fill stations where you can have growlers filled with fresh beer as well. For an extra special touch, find a local establishment with a growler fill station and have the growler filled with your man’s favorite brew. Just a tip, have...