New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

The holiday rush is over and now it’s time to slow down, reflect, rejuvenate and start 2015 on the right foot. Many people turn to New Year’s Resolutions to achieve these goals. The most common resolutions all have to do with self-improvement, whether it be physical, mental, social, or in some other realm, GiftTree may well just have something to help you, or a friend stick to those goals. Here are just a few of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. Health Losing weight, getting fit, being healthier… No matter how you say it, there is no denying the fact that a balanced diet, filled with healthy foods is a cornerstone to achieving these goals (along with plenty of exercise). To accomplish this kind of objective, many people will go on very strict diets that cut out all sweets and treats, however the idea of moderation is becoming more popular. Many diets now encourage rewarding a goal by having a special treat, or having a “cheat day,” on which some of the delicious, less healthy foods are allowed, in moderation of course! Stress Another common resolution is to reduce or relieve stress. With so many different causes and cures, reducing stress is definitely not as black and white as loosing weight and eating healthier. One stressor may affect one person drastically and another not at all, while a remedy that works wonders for some may have the opposite effect on others. Find what works for you and take a bit of time to relax. Travel Many people also make resolutions to travel to new places and also to spend...

New Arrivals at GiftTree!

Check Out What’s New At GiftTree!   We are excited to announce that we added some new products, all which we know will be best sellers. Already we are getting great feedback and they are selling quickly, view more details about each by clicking the title below. Now because a picture is worth a thousand words…. Drum roll please…!           :: For The Wine & Spirit Lovers ::       :: For Back To School ::             :: Baby Gift Sets...

5 Unique & Personalized Graduation Gifts

It’s a special time of year – one full of life transitions and opportunities to make a difference in the life of a young person. College graduation gifts can range from the relatively simple or impressively extravagant, but they should always be long-lasting mementos that remind the graduate who has supported them in their growing-up years, and who is still there to support them as they make their foray into the sometimes-challenging world of adult life. Here are some unique and personalized graduation gifts for a graduate who’s special to you. Graduation Champagne & Confections Nothing else says celebration like a champagne gift. Pop a cork with the new graduate, or save it for the party so everyone can impart their wisdom before a collective toast. (But save the pecan nougat caramels for the graduate alone). Comes with your choice of Domaine St Michelle, Argyle Brut, Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, or Cristal. Engraved Bettoni Pen Engrave their name, graduation date, or both on this distinguished slate gray ball point pen from the Bettoni Peruzzi collection. Graduation Rest & Relax Spa Gift School is stressful, especially in the last days, and it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of all the graduation festivities without time to relax. This spa kit will be a welcome respite after all the buzz has died down and the young professional can finally unwind. It also doubles as a great dorm gift for high school graduates. Personalized Congratulations Wine Crate A bottle of elite California red or white wine comes presented in a signature wine crate engraved with our own one-of-a-kind engraving....

5 Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts to Impress

Administrative Professional’s Day this year falls on Wednesday, April 23rd. We set aside the week surrounding the day to appreciate the employees among us whose work may be occasionally (or often) taken for granted, even though our businesses really wouldn’t function without their presence. While a traditional selection of Admin’s Day gifts for recognizing your hard-working assistant might include a fresh bouquet of flowers or a company coffee mug, consider these non-traditional, unique and appropriate options from GiftTree’s standalone gift collection. And don’t worry – we’ve got flowers and mugs too. Personalized Wine Gift – $49.95 This engraved bottle of California red wine is one of our best sellers for all occasions year-round. Our customers just love the ability to create a lasting memento of the day with a complimentary message of their choice. Select “Your Special Message” from the dropdown menu and add up to three lines of 21 characters each. The truly impressive bottle comes in a green gift box with a cream satin ribbon to really drive home how important your assistant is to you. Sweet Appreciation Gift Basket – $39.95 The old adage does hold true – the surest way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Express your deep appreciation with this stylish gift basket adorned with a satin “Thank You” ribbon and “Thank You” themed cartons. The gourmet foods include Jordan Almonds, Italian Roast Coffee, Almond Biscotti, European Cocoa and Almond Roca. They’ll also enjoy the fabric handled keepsake container as it becomes an attractive space organizer or tote for the office or home. Engraved Desk Organizer with Jelly Beans – $29.95...

4 Amazing Artisanal Cheese Gifts

At GiftTree we’re passionate about artisanal cheese and crafting the perfect presentation to create an exceptional culinary experience for the turophile in your life. Whether it’s cheese with wine, fruit, cured meats, or other uniquely delectable snacks, we’ve got you covered. The cheese we select for our specialty gifts is vetted to favor small, local farms, individual batch craftsmanship, and delicate aging. We also feature many gold medal and blue ribbon winners at State Fairs from across the nation. Here’s a quick sampler of our assorted cheese gift baskets and cheese-related gifts. Artisan Cheese Hamper An ever-popular bestseller no matter the season, this assorted cheese gift basket comes with two desirable options depending on the type of cheese and pairings your special someone is into. The Gourmet & Cheese Sampler option features Beecher’s Flagship Smoked Cheddar, Sartori Basil & Olive Oil Asiago, the sweet & creamy Beemster Dutch Vlaskaas, and, my personal favorite, Barely Buzzed with Espresso Lavender Rub. Pairings specifically chosen for these rich cheeses include Cheddar and Chive Flatbread Crackers, Sweet & Hot Stoneground Mustard, and Bellentani Tuscan Herb Salami. The Deluxe Cheese Sampler option is an even more selective collection, featuring award-winning Wisconsin Bellavitano Black Pepper Wedge, as well as the Sartori Asiago and Barely Buzzed. The main difference besides the Wisconsin is acclaimed Flat Out Good Crispbread and Oregon Quince Paste (which I honestly can not stop eating if it’s in my vicinity). Both options come in a vintage wicker picnic suitcase with a beautiful hand-tied satin ribbon.     Artisan Fruit & Cheese Hamper The fruit version of the Artisan Cheese Hamper offers probably...

Easter Gifts for Her

In the first part of this two-part series I wrote about finding a way to dote upon Dads for Easter and keeping us Dads included in all the festivities of Easter Sunday instead of in the mundane background where we usually end up. But what about the moms, wives and girlfriends among us who are often the ones who do the most for Easter, take the kids shopping for new clothes, make handmade baskets and prepare all the scrumptious food? Let’s find a way to honor them too. No reason to wait until Mother’s Day! And even the single ladies deserve some love on Easter. Here are five Easter gift ideas for women. 1. Vineyard Select Wine Basket Charming, popular, and a bestselling basket year-round, it’s the perfect Easter gift for her. Why not help your special lady celebrate with a nice combination of wine and snacks to relax with after the busy day is done? Better still, send the basket with a note that says “You deserve a picnic!” and give her the opportunity to get out in the fresh air while enjoying indulgent gourmet delicacies and premium wine. Your choice of red or white (or both) comes with sweet and savory pairings including Aaron Bell Rosemary Crackers, Auberge Camembert cheese, Jalapeno Cheese Straws, and Seattle Chocolates. 2.Organic Tea for Me Gift Set If she’s not a wine drinker, indulgence and relaxation can still be hers to enjoy. In this basket, an upscale presentation includes a luxurious brown “Tea for Me” nested tea pot and tea cup, Republic of Tea Organic Green Earl Greyer, roasted almonds, lemon tea...