Get Well Gifts To Love

This is the time of the year very few of us are able to escape without catching a cold. GiftTree has a unique line of get well gifts that will make those with a cold think they are the lucky ones. One of my favorite get well gifts is the Get Well Medicine Cabinet. It made number one in my top 7 get well gift list. It is a medicine cabinet full of Dr. Hathaway’s Prescribed Jelly Beans, Lemon Drops, Sprees, Chocolate covered Sunflower seeds, a Smiley Face Ice Bag, Mini First Aid Kit, Ahmad Strawberry Tea, Fuji Bottled Water, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, and Gumi-Aid. My favorite part of the gift is the medicine cabinet it comes in. Another one of my favorite get well gifts is the Memories of Paradise. Four colorful birds of paradise are arranged in a simple wok style bowl. This would definitely bring a smile to anyone trying to get well. To me, there is nothing like a good book, chicken noodle soup, and crackers when I am feeling a little under the weather. The Chicken Soup for the Soul Get Well Basket has all of those things and more. It contains Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Peppermint Chamomile Tea and an included mug, Brown & Haley Almond Roca, Macadams’ Croccante Cookies, Aaron Bell Roasted Almonds, Rosemary Garlic Crackers, and delicious Huckleberry Jam. The book included with the basket made the #1 New York Times bestselling list. I really like Burt’s Bees products. This basket is really a great deal. Inside there are essentials like a body brush, complexion pad, natural sponge, hair brush,...

Get Well Gift Baskets

I often have customers call looking for ideas for get well gift baskets, and get well gifts. And now that it’s the holidays getting sick is even harder! After asking a few questions I’m usually able to help them pick out the right gift for the situation. If you think about it, the words “Get Well” can encompass just about everything from the common cold to major brain surgery, and what to give is as varied as the diagnosis itself. Giving gift baskets filled with specific items aimed at whatever the illness is, can really do the trick and there are so many other things to think about as well. Here are some things I’ve encountered that may be helpful to you as well in finding the right gift. When sending flowers, balloons or gift baskets to a hospital, check ahead to see if your intended recipient is allowed to receive gifts at all. Most ICU areas have strict rules and regulations when it comes to deliveries. Also, the majority of hospitals do not allow latex balloon deliveries, so it’s best to send a mylar balloon bouquet instead. Checking first to see if there are allergies or dietary restrictions will help you select a gift that can be truly enjoyed and appreciated. For example, a heart patient may not be as appreciative of a sausage and cheese basket as they would be a fruit basket, and someone on a respirator may not appreciate a big bouquet of lilies. If your recipient is going to be hospitalized for any length of time, try to incorporate items such as magazines or...

‘Tis the Season

Is there any time of year more exciting than Christmas? Decorations are going up, stores are offering huge discounts, and people seem to be in a better mood overall, don’t they? Everywhere you look there are packages and boxes and gift baskets galore, each one seemingly bigger & better than the one before and all of them screaming “Pick me! Pick me!” As if holiday stress is not a big enough problem this time of year, lets add a little more pressure in picking out the gift itself! But could you honestly imagine Christmas without the hustle and bustle, the last minute dash for wrapping paper and Scotch tape and stocking stuffers? It’s almost as if our stress has defined the holiday itself hasn’t it? Well let me tell you how Christmas gift baskets can help alleviate some of the stress in picking out the “perfect” gift for that finicky aunt or persnickety in-law. First of all, you can never go wrong with gift baskets, because they contain presents upon presents upon presents all contained within one big present. Ingenious you say? I think the idea should catch on in the jewelry business but that’s another Christmas wish list all in itself. Could you imagine what gift baskets from the jeweler would look like? Oh I can barely contain myself! Ok, back to that finicky aunt. No matter what her tastes in furniture or dinnerware are, she is sure to be pleased with one of the gift baskets offered in our Christmas gift baskets section. Sending her something like Santa’s Candy Sleigh is a sure fire way to put...

Personalize It!

GiftTree has added even more ways to personalize gift baskets and gifts. They have added additional products to their personalized gift line this year like the Monogrammed Mug and a Toast for Two. They have added engravable brass plates to some of their most popular gift baskets. You can also customize ribbons and silver hang tags. Almost all of their gift baskets can be personalized with your message, the recipient’s name or initials. GiftTree even offers same day shipping for most personalized gift baskets and gifts. One popular gift basket that can be personalized is the Vintage Wine Barrel. The Vintage Wine Barrel comes with an engravable plate which is attached to the top of the barrel lid. This gift basket features three exceptional California wines in a striking wooden barrel. It contains a Gloria Ferrer Carneros Chardonnay, a Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir, and a Robert Mondavi Private Select Cabernet. It is also filled with a bevy of snacks like Saraivanov Signature Caviar, Smoked Salmon, Auberge Camembert Cheese Spread, Aaron Bell Crackers, Vineyard Sweets, Pistachios, Petit Soleil Bonbon au Chocolates, Macadam’s Raspberry Tea Cookies, Almonds, Hathaway’s Citrus Squares, Pretzel Crisps, and Brown & Haley Almond Roca. Another gift basket that can be personalized is Treasure Chest Gourmet. This chest is filled with Auberge Brie Cheese Spread, Aaron Bell Rosemary Garlic Crackers, Brown & Haley Almond Roca, Cassil & Klein Colombian Coffee, Seattle Milk Chocolate Truffles, Petit Soleil Bonbons au Chocolat, Aaron Bell Roasted Almonds, Saraivanov Smoked Salmon, and Cassil & Klein Italian Biscotti, Chocolate Gold Coins and Fran’s Chocolate Caramel Gold Bites. Some gift baskets have ribbons...

Show Them You Care!

Being an employee here at GiftTree, I’m always pleased with the variety of gift baskets and gifts that I am able to send for any occasion, but I get especially excited about birthdays! Everybody cherishes that one day a year when they celebrate how long they’ve been on this earth. It’s not an anniversary where they share it with someone; it’s all about that person. A day where loved ones gather around to celebrate with birthday presents, some for laughs, some for thoughtfulness. However, it can be hard to come up with the right gift, especially depending on who is celebrating. Year after year, you may find it difficult to figure out what exactly your loved one would like for their birthday. But like I said, GiftTree has a birthday gift selection that has a little something for everyone and is sure to help you out! I would suggest a gift or gift basket that contains items that embodies the person with whom you are giving it, things for which they are passionate. Pick trinkets and treats that speak directly to that person and will mean a lot to them. Here a few of my suggestions. For the health nut you can send him a deliciously sweet fruit basket. Like our Delightful Combination Basket. It is filled with domestic fruits like crisp apples, oranges, bananas, pears, and ripe grapes combined with gourmet items including nuts, crackers, and a little bit of chocolate if they want to indulge. There is also the Feng Shui Birthday Box, with gifts promoting the recipient to live in harmony with their environment so that...

In These Tough Times

Alright, so we all know that tough economic times may be upon us. I like to think optimistically about the whole situation. However, I see myself as a frugal shopper regardless of economic ups or downs. I love a bargain, and find myself doing a little victory dance every time I unearth a great deal. This year GiftTree has some amazing gift baskets at a great price for any occasion—whether it is birthday gifts, thank you gifts, or holiday gifts for this upcoming season. There are a few gift baskets I would personally recommend. One of my favorites is The Royal Treatment Gift Basket which is an outstanding value at $49.95. It is filled with two bottles of King Fish California wines that are surrounded by a court of our finest foods and delicacies. The Chardonnay is an approachable fruit forward wine with hints of pear, peach, and apple flavors. Buttery pineapple lingers on the palette and is highlighted by subtle notes of toast and vanilla. A hint of lemongrass can be detected on the finish. The Shiraz, is a delicious wine that is medium-bodied with hints of spice, pepper, and blueberry, concentrated layers of plums and black cherries lead up to a smooth finish with balanced tannins. The large spread consists of Almond Roca, Gourmet Caramels, Auberge Brie Cheese Spread, Herb-Encrusted Crackers, Seasoned Pretzels, and more. We also have our Vineyard Picnic Gourmet Gift Basket that includes two bottles of wine, a Leaping Horse Chardonnay and Merlot. The Merlot, Lodi, has dynamic flavors of blackberry and plum while the Chardonnay tastes of tropical fruits followed by pear and...