All About Sweetest Day

All About Sweetest Day

This Saturday, October 19th is Sweetest Day! “What is Sweetest Day?,” you ask, “Isn’t it just like Valentine’s Day?” Well, not a lot of people know about this lovely Midwest tradition, but here at GiftTree, we’re all about Sweetest Day! It’s actually not a romantic holiday for couples at all – think of it more as a “Gesture of Kindness Day”. Since the early 1920s, Sweetest Day has been a Midwest tradition, taking place every third Saturday in October. Originally, a candy maker in Ohio named Herbert Birch Kingston created the holiday not because he wanted to sell candy, but because he wanted to give it away as a gesture of kindness to the poor, the needy and the orphaned children in the city of Cleveland. Sweetest Day’s original name was “The Sweetest Day of the Year”, because its intention was to offer everyone an opportunity to remember those less fortunate than oneself and do something sweet. Today, people give each other Sweetest Day gifts in the form of candy, flowers, or greeting cards to those who may sometimes feel forgotten about, to show that they’re in fact thought about often, appreciated, cared for and loved. GiftTree has a great collection of Sweetest Day gifts – here are some of our personal favorites, guaranteed to make everyone feel special! If you order before 2pm on Wednesday 10.12.16, your gift will make it to its destination in time for Saturday’s Sweetest Day.   Blooming Splendor A study in loveliness, this pretty pastel bouquet is made with classic flowers for a look that is fresh from the garden. A stylish, sparkling lavender glass cube vase holds a fresh bouquet...
How To Write A Sincere Thank You Note

How To Write A Sincere Thank You Note

Have you ever felt like your “thank you” has gone understated? It’s as if you couldn’t quite find the right words to express your gratitude. It’s a difficult balance to write a thank you card that really gets through to the recipient. Many people find that their thank you notes swing too far to the left for right on the spectrum – too far in one direction, and they’ve sounded sentimental and disingenuous. On the other hand, too far in the other direction, the thank you note sounds disconnected, as if it’s an afterthought. So how do you write sincere thank you notes? Here are some tips and examples of what to write in a thank you card. How to Write a Sincere Thank You Note   TIP # 1: Consider Your Audience. The card that went to Grandma isn’t the same note that would go to your boss. Before you begin writing, considering your audience will help you consider your tone. Is the card going to a family member or loved one? That calls for sentimentality. Is the card going to a colleague, thanking them for a referral? Keep it polished and professional. Example 1: Personal Thank You “Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you so much for the card and the check. It means so much to me that you’re looking out for me and want the best for me! Thanks for thinking of me – I love and miss you so much!”   Example 2: Professional Thank You “We are sincerely grateful for your investment into our company. Thank you for your time...
Brilliant Boss’s Day Gift Ideas

Brilliant Boss’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether you work for yourself or have a boss, this Wednesday October 16th is the day for celebration and appreciation; National Boss’s Day. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to shop for a boss and find an appropriate gift, especially one they will love. First, have no fear, GiftTree has specific flowers, gift baskets, and personalized gifts for Boss’s Day. These Boss’s Day gift ideas aim to please every personality, whether your boss is a wine aficionado, coffee lover, scribe and list maker, or in need of relaxation. Check out this curated gift guide to help you find the gift that will make a hit! Below are our top picks: Brilliant Boss’s Day Gift Ideas California Classic Wine Basket: This gift is the perfect choice to impress any wine aficionado and snacking sophisticate. Select a rich red or a bright, lovely Chardonnay, and create the perfect combination of California wine and gourmet snacks, served in a keepsake basket with rolled leather handles.   Taste of Paradise: This gift will show your sweet side with juicy oranges and pears, accompanied by delicious luxury chocolates from Ghirardelli, Marich and more.   The 5th Avenue Wine Gift Basket: First, a berry-rich Cabernet along with a bold, old-vine Zinfandel plus epicurean fare. Above all, this gift will create a celebration at any address, including 5th Avenue.   Engraved Bettoni Pen: This fine rollerball pen offered by Bettoni Peruzzi, one of the world’s finest writing instrument makers; combines smooth rollerball style with distinctive, ergonomic comfort. Enhanced by your chosen name or message engraved on the pen, it’s a thoughtful gift for congratulating, rewarding, thanking, or just because....
Great Gifts for the Healthcare Industry

Great Gifts for the Healthcare Industry

This October marks the 34th year of Breast Cancer Awareness month. October has many other dates that honor and recognize our healthcare professionals. At some point in our lives everyone needs the attention of a nurse, doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, or naturopath. Because of them they help us in desperate times of need, provide support to families, and are the experts we often turn to. These professionals continuously dedicate their lives to helping others and never expect anything in return. Oftentimes they’re on their feet all day, working extended hours, and rarely take breaks. Therefore, October is the perfect time to show them appreciation.   Gifts by Industry – Medical & Healthcare: Here at GiftTree we offer an extensive collection of personalized, branded gifts, gifts by industry and business gifts for any special occasion. Above all, we are the perfect place to find all your gifting needs. First, here are a few of our favorites to show appreciation for all medical professionals:   Personalized Copper Lidded Tumbler: Ideal for professionals, travelers and anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle. This travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Tranquility Spa Collection: It’s the perfect gift to offer someone who deserves a little pampering in their life. This gift includes lavender bathing salts, honey and coconut hand and body moisturizers, and a rustic citrus basil candle.   Beach Spa Crate: Pamper and soothe the body with a day at the beach, right from the comfort of home. This exclusive GiftTree spa crate is overflowing with bath and body essentials that are inspired and derived from...
Great Gifts for the IT Department

Great Gifts for the IT Department

Ahh, the IT Department. Behind the scenes, day in and day out, this team is hard at work keeping everything up and running for the company’s day-to-day operations. Do we totally understand everything they’re doing? No. But does it work? Perfectly. Thankfully, when you have a good IT Team, they take the ball and run with it, creating systems and processes that make work easier for the rest of the company. (And hopefully the programmers your IT Department have the company functioning better than Cuyahoga County.) What a relief! So when it comes time to thank your IT Employees – like this Tuesday, September 17th on IT Professional’s Day – you can give them gifts that send a message of appreciation in a big way. Here are some ideas we have for great gifts for the IT Department.   Give Thanks to Tech Support   This Tech Sleeve is a super cool gift to carry any portable laptop or tablet in style and disguise. A slim profile tech sleeve is designed to look just like a classic manila envelope and perfectly fits a Macbook. Made from a strong tear-proof material, the envelope is lined with thick grey felt for extra padding and protection.   Ideal for professionals, this travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Solid stainless steel construction with a dark matte finish and lustrous copper lid achieve a modern, contemporary look and feel.   What candy do you remember loving the most as a child? From Pop Rocks to Big League Chew, Fun Dip to Bottle...
Gifts and Flowers to Thank Your Doctor

Gifts and Flowers to Thank Your Doctor

Did you know that when you send a gift from GiftTree, we print your gift message on cardstock and directly attach it to the gift? Most companies print your message on the packing slip, putting it outside the box where it gets lost or missed. Thank You Gifts are probably the most popular theme at GiftTree. In hearing from thousands of happy customers over the years, one of the most popular reasons for sending a thank you gift is for receiving exceptional medical care. And why not? Doctors go above and beyond every day. They listen carefully to their patients, they take the time to explain process and next steps. Every day, Doctors put their own needs aside to care for those around them. National Thank Your Doctor Day is Saturday March 30th! Do you have an awesome doctor? If so, here are some perfect gifts and flowers to thank your Doctor.   Fresh Flowers to Thank Your Doctor Deliver fresh flowers to the Doctor’s office or staff lounge at your local hospital! Hand-delivered by expert florists, these bouquets are sure to brighten up everyone’s day and send your gratitude.   Fruit Baskets for National Doctor’s Day A fruit basket is the perfect gift, when you think about it! It’s healthy but there’s also a little bit of indulgence, by way of cookies or chocolate, candy or nuts. What a treat!   Gourmet & Wine Gifts for Doctor’s Day   Don’t forget National Doctor’s Day on March 30th! Order a gift for your family Doctor of physician...