Friday’s Featured Artisan – Duke Cannon Supply Co.

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Duke Cannon Supply Co.

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 Duke Cannon Supply Co., a Chicago-based men’s skincare, bath and body company that specializes in soaps and skincare essentials that are no-frills, no-flowers and no nonsense. During the Korean War, GIs were issued a heavy brick of soap in their toiletry supply kits, and in keeping with that same tradition, Duke Cannon crafts clean-scented, grime-busting bricks of soap in the very same Memphis factory where the original soap was made. Duke Cannon Supply company is serious about its commitments to giving back to the men and women serving the country, too. With their expansive collection of soaps and grooming goods, portions of Duke Cannon’s proceeds go toward benefitting veterans’ causes such as the Honor Flight Network, K9s for Warriors and The Military Working Dog Team Support Association. In a gift that’s perfect for Father’s Day, GiftTree and Duke Cannon teamed up to curate the Artillery Grooming Gift. Watertight and reusable, an authentic military field box holds American-made men’s skincare essentials: five varieties of heavy duty hand and body soaps including their original Big A** Brick of Soap, a superior grade shave cream and a handy Stanley...
Friday’s Featured Artisan – Hand in Hand

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Hand in Hand

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 Hand in Hand, a bath and beauty company crafting artisan soaps, scrubs, lotions and more, from sustainable materials and natural fragrances derived from plants and flowers. But it doesn’t end there – for every product purchased, Hand in Hand donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in need. Founders Bill Glaab and Courtney Apple started Hand in Hand in 2005 after learning that every year, nearly 5 million children lose their lives to water-related illness – illness that could be prevented with simple hand-washing. But without access to clean water, this isn’t a possibility. Working with the worldwide child advocacy group My Neighbor’s Children, Hand in Hand works to build wells and provide soap to children in Haiti, a country that has been ravaged by natural disaster, disease and poverty. In 2012 Hand in Hand took their first donation to Haiti, and to date, they have donated 437,000 bars of soap and built or repaired 4 wells that provide thousands of people with clean water.   GiftTree is honored to carry Hand in Hand’s Sea Salt Sugar Scrub, a fresh and invigorating blend of ten varieties of mint, including water mint, peppermint, and freshly cut eucalyptus, in our Opulent Spa Basket, a collection of...
Queen For A Day: Pampering Spa Gifts For Mom

Queen For A Day: Pampering Spa Gifts For Mom

Mothers are some of the most hard-working people around. They are constantly in motion, and usually a big part of their busy schedule is taking care of the people around them. While this continual selflessness is to be admired, it also means that sometimes they need an extra reminder to take a break and recharge. Mother’s Day is the perfect reason to make that special woman in your life feel like a queen for the day. To really give her the royal treatment, we suggest you spoil her with these pampering spa gifts for mom. She is sure to find rest and relaxation in no time! Bathing Sea Salts Collection One of the most relaxing things in the world is a soothing hot bath. This collection of scented bath salts from Mersea & Co. is sure to enhance the bathing experience. Each one of these mineral-rich single-use salt soaks is contained in a charming corked glass tube, with six different fragrances total. The entire collection arrives presentation-ready in a limited edition gift crate. Savannah Bee Royal Treatment Set Make her feel like the Queen Bee with this elegant travel set from the Savannah Bee Company. Two types of Royal Jelly Body Butter are included in this gift, plus Beeswax Salve. The Original Royal Jelly Body Butter glides on with fragrance of wild berries and vanilla and delivers multi-vitamins and antioxidants to nourish skin. The Tupelo Honey Royal Jelly Body Butter has soft hints of vanilla and lemon fragrance added to their signature super rich formula. Beeswax Salve is included to help penetrate dry cuticles and rough spots. All of...
Introducing the Mother’s Day Collection

Introducing the Mother’s Day Collection

They say that wherever you go, a mother is with you in spirit and in love. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching it’s the perfect time to celebrate that special woman in your life. To make your life a little bit easier we are introducing the Mother’s Day Collection. Here you can find crafted, curated and collectible gifts. Whether you are shopping for your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister, wife, best friend, or neighbor – you’ll find a gift that is destined to delight! Spa Collection Mom’s work hard each and every day. Pamper her with a rejuvenating gift from our Spa Collection. We have an impressive selection of spa baskets, bubble bath, luxurious hand creams, bath salts and more. One of our most popular gifts is the Opulent Spa Basket. Soothing scrubs, fragrant soaps and lotions, spa tools and so much more overflow from this keepsake basket. Nourish her hands with our Mother’s Day Lollia Hand Crème Collection. The fresh botanical extracts in this six-piece hand crème collection will leave her skin feeling soft, silky and radiant. Champagne Gifts Raise a toast to the best Mom ever with a sparkling glass of champagne! Bubbly refreshment is sure to make her feel celebrated and special. Our Mother’s Day Moscato and Macaron Pairing brings together the peachy sweet flavors of moscato with French macaron cookies and creamy chocolate truffles. Arriving in our signature gift crate with a hand-tied satin ribbon, it’s a gift that is sure to delight. Make her feel like a queen with our Royal Champagne Gift Basket. An elegant leather keepsake container filled with gourmet savory treats and...
Friday’s Featured Artisan – Mer-Sea & Company

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Mer-Sea & Company

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 Mer-Sea & Co. got their start in Kansas, when three friends were looking to get back into creative work after tiring of their careers in various professional fields. Even in middle America, they were inspired by all things ocean, beach and sea, so they set out to capture that essence through their products. Combining their talents in design, development and sales, they created a collection of gifts inspired by and derived from the sea itself. Every product in the Mer-Sea collection – from candles to luxury bath and body products – aspires to capture the essence of the beach and the ocean. On their website, Mer-Sea writes “We begin and end with simplicity. Trusting our own instincts, we only make what we would give to our dearest friend.  We put a lot of thought into every product and believe details matter. Mindful products and minimal packaging are central to our development process. Our artisan soy wax blend candles are hand-poured in the USA using fresh fragrances and packaged in beautiful locally-sewn canvas bags. Our palette is sea-salt bleached hues of white, grey, and blue mixed with little flashes of silver and is a fusion of all the colors found in the sea. Key to everything we do is our message—on all of our products you will find tags with tiny bits...
Friday’s Featured Artisan – Beekman 1802

Friday’s Featured Artisan – Beekman 1802

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. Sharon Springs, New York is the home of the historic Beekman Farm, known as Beekman 1802 for the year of its establishment and the surname of the original landowner. It was also what was meant to be a simple rural vacation spot for owners Josh and Brent, when they purchased it in 2007. At the time, the duo lived and worked in New York City, one as an advertising executive and the other in the magazine publishing business. During the 2008 recession, they both lost their jobs. Deciding to leave New York City and move out to their summer getaway farm permanently, the farmstead actually became their lifeline when they decided to learn how to take care of dairy goats, make cheese and produce soap. With the help of nearby farms and wonderful, patient neighbors, Josh and Brent used their city-honed skills to market their products, producing a line of soaps, cheeses, kitchenware, cookbooks, bath and body essentials and so much more. Today, Beekman 1802 is now one of the leading lifestyle brands in the country. Josh and Brent were also the grand prize winners of The Amazing Race in 2012, and now have their own lifestyle show on The Cooking Channel, called The Fabulous Beekman Boys. GiftTree happily (and exclusively!) carries the Fresh...