May is National BBQ Month!

May is National BBQ Month!

How’s the weather in your area? Most of the United States is in full-blown Spring mode right now. That makes us think about one thing: grilling. May is National BBQ Month! It’s time to wheel out that barbecue and get grilling. Whether you use charcoal, gas, a smoker or a portable for tailgating, grilling is essential to this time of year. What will you be grilling this summer? If you’re looking for some delicious options, we’ve got your meats! Chicago Steak Company Gifts What began in 1963 as a small family run butcher shop called Meats by Linz, Chicago Steak Company is now one of the nation’s leading home deliverers of USDA prime beef. Chicago Steak Company is proud to continue the rich tradition of delivering midwestern corn-fed aged USDA Prime Beef and Premium USDA Choice steaks to homes and businesses across America.  A proud partner of Chicago Steak Company, GiftTree is delighted to offer four exclusively curated gifts for the grill. You won’t believe how luscious these steaks are, and what great summer gifts they make! Premium Angus Steak Selection Tender filet mignon, succulent boneless strips, mouthwatering ribeyes and top sirloins full of flavor – this perfect combination of Premium Angus beef steaks is a best seller for Chicago Steak Company. Gift Includes: Two (2) 6 oz. Filet Mignons, Two (2) 10 oz. Boneless Strips, Two (2) 8 oz. Sirloin Steaks, Two (2) 8 oz. Ribeyes. Tomahawk Ribeye Steaks Gift These Dry Aged Tomahawks are the ultimate bone-in ribeye, with an extra long bone for extraordinary presentation. Boasting a mellow taste that only comes from the longstanding dry aging process, this Tomahawk...
Spring Showers, May Flowers

Spring Showers, May Flowers

Ahhh SPRING! Don’t you just love how the month of May explodes in flowers? Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are overloaded with tulips and hyacinth, bluebells, cherry blossoms and my personal favorite, lilac. However, in other parts of the country, Spring isn’t quite so… springy. Therefore, what do you do when someone you love isn’t getting to experience the joys of Spring for themselves? You send Spring to them, of course! Here are some of our favorite May flowers. Spring Showers, May Flowers Spring Love Welcome the romance of the season with this stunning collection of pink-hued blooms and lush greenery in a gracefully curving glass vase.   Touch of Spring Gorgeous roses and asiatic lilies reflect the radiance of a spring sunrise in a tinted keepsake glass vase. Colorful and fragrant, it’s the perfect bouquet for bringing a touch of spring indoors.   Blooming Romance Bouquet Keep Spring alive all year long with this loving display of fresh-cut pink tulips kissed by the sun, perfectly complemented by striking white alstroemerias playfully arranged amongst the bunch.   Tulip Treasure Bouquet Nothing expresses the beauty and joy of the season quite like tulips. This pretty pastel bouquet features premium fresh tulips in a trio of colors, and makes the perfect gift for any spring occasion.   Elegant Waltz Bouquet Lush roses, tulips, Asiatic lilies, stock, asters and more are perfectly arranged with spring’s freshest greenery and delivered in a lovely clear glass vase. Send this bouquet to waltz right in to someone’s good graces!   Think Spring! Explore the rest of GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets...
Warding Off Stress: Helpful Tips & Tricks

Warding Off Stress: Helpful Tips & Tricks

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress – in one way or another, everyone on this little blue planet deals with it. Whether it’s in the workplace or the home, in our bodies or our minds, with family or among friendships, stress is a real factor that has a huge impact on our lives. It’s an every day battle, and unfortunately for some, it can be a lifelong war. The good news we can fight back! In this day and age, there is an arsenal of weapons to combat everyday stress. Relieve stress with some of these tips.   Three Healthful, Stress-Fighting Tips 1. Get Enough Sleep. It’s crucial to human function that we all get enough sleep. Sleep allows our bodies to rest and our brains to recharge. Studies show that not getting enough – or getting low quality – sleep can have a dramatic effect on mood, judgement, memory and more. Most people between the ages of 18-49 need around six to eight hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, especially due to worry, develop a routine that helps you get relaxed and ready for bed. Some gentle yoga, a warm bath with epsom salts, aromatherapy or chamomile tea can all help. And avoid screens! The blue light from TVs, laptops, tablets or smart phones have a directly negative effect on sleep quality. 2. Eat Well. We all want to eat comfort foods when we’re stressed out, and it makes sense: your body is actually craving carbohydrates. Carbs produce serotonin, giving you those nice, happy feelings. But if you’re eating unhealthy carbs in the form of...
2019 Spring and Easter Gifts

2019 Spring and Easter Gifts

Easter! Mother’s Day! Father’s Day! Graduations and Spring wedding season! There are so many reasons to celebrate during the spring months. That’s why every year, the design team at GiftTree goes to great lengths, curating a flower collection and designing gorgeous spring and Easter gifts that celebrate perfectly. Here are some of our favorites from the Spring & Easter Gift Collections! Easter Collection Send Easter greetings down the bunny trail this year! Our Easter Flowers and Easter Baskets are filled to the brim with grace, generosity and plenty of good cheer.   Spring Flowers Spring flowers brighten up the room like nothing else. From tulips to hydrangea, roses to lush lilies, send a little bit of spring to the ones you love the most.   Spring Gift Collection Heading to a graduation party or a spring wedding? We have tons of great gift ideas. (Helpful Hint: Housewarming gifts make perfect wedding gifts, as well as wine gifts to get the happy couple’s cellar off to a great start!)   Check out GiftTree.com for even more Springtime gift...
Send a Little Luck: St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Send a Little Luck: St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Get your green suspenders out of the back of the closet and stock up on Guinness – this Sunday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wishing you could celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with a friend or loved one who is across the miles? Do the next best thing – send a sunny green Saint Patrick’s Day bouquet or gift! A bright and blossoming bunch of flowers or a beautiful gift is sure to bring Saint Patrick’s Day charm to any home or office. Keep on reading to see some of our favorite gifts from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day collection! Did you know there are over 33 million Americans of Irish descent in the US? There are so many, in fact, that St. Patty’s Day celebrations actually started as a tradition here, only later to be adopted by the country of Ireland itself. Saint Patrick is Ireland’s most famous Patron Saint. St. Patrick was a missionary in the fifth century who is credited with bringing the Christian faith to the Emerald Isle. Today, Irish communities and organizations all over the world celebrate with parades, wearing lots of green clothing and indulging in traditional Irish food and drink. Corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, shepherd’s pie, Irish Cream-flavored desserts, Guinness, Jameson and lots of foods that have been dyed with green food coloring are among the many treats and dishes served! St. Patrick’s Day Flowers & Gifts Emerald Elegance Tree Of Enchantment Fresh From the Orchard In Love With Lime   Happy St. Patrick’s Day May the Luck o’ the Irish smile on ya!   Comment Below How do you celebrate St. Patty’s...
The Ultimate Camping Checklist

The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Ahh, how we love the summer camping trip! Honestly, can you think of anything more delightful than sleeping under the stars? What’s better than days filled with swimming holes and hiking trails? It’s probably the most fun to help the kids toast marshmallows and roast hot dogs over an open fire? And even more enjoyable, imagine being in a place where you wake up and sip coffee on a cool morning in the middle of nowhere. If you love camping like we do here in the Pacific Northwest, you know that a successful camping trip takes a whole heap of planning and prep work. Therefore, we decided to write the ultimate camping checklist – a helpful guide to enable you to camp smarter, not harder. Above all, a successful camping trip is a well-planned camping trip. Feel free to print this out and tailor it to your own family’s needs. Onward!   Information and Safety are the key to camping success! Let’s start with the most important ESSENTIALS. Printed Campground Reservations and Phone Numbers Paper Maps of the Area Field Guides, Guidebooks to the Area Fishing Licenses Emergency Phone Numbers Written Down Emergency Roadside / Outdoor  Survival Kit First Aid Kit Magnetic Compass Sunblock & SPF Lip Balm Insect Repellent   Shelter is the first and foremost order of business, so let’s go over the CAMPING GEAR. Tent Tent Poles & Stakes Tarp (for Ground Cover) +1 Extra Tarp Mallet or Hammer (for Driving the Stakes) Sleeping Bag for Every Camper Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress for Every Camper Patch Kit & Air Pump for Mattress Pillows Extra Blankets...