Stop Assuming Somebody Else Has It Covered

I’ve discovered something about diaper bags. Everybody (with a baby) needs one, but hardly anyone gives them as a gift. It’s sort of like the pretty girl never getting asked out on a date because it is assumed that somebody else has already asked her out. Everybody thinks somebody else has already given the mother-to-be a diaper bag. It’s also a little weird to me that people think there is a limit to how many diaper bags a new mom can use. Are you kidding me? It’s pretty much going to be her purse for the next two years. She needs more than one! GiftTree has a really great diaper bag. The Elegant Baby Diaper Bag is deep chocolate brown with white trim. It even comes with a baby on the go kit consisting of numerous lidded dishes, a striped changing mat and cute little bib (gotta catch the drool). I love it. It almost makes me wish I had a baby on the...

Popcorn + Chocolate = Heaven on Earth

Get a load of this. Popcorn dunked in layer upon layer of chocolate. That’s another description of Heaven for my family. I brought home the Popfections gift thinking it would be a good snack to share. Apparently it was a little too good for sharing. It took two days before my family was begging for more. Four different popcorn and chocolate concoctions are in a slick looking boxed set. The toffee is made with real butter. The truffles are huge. The Popsters are my favorite. They remind me of Milk Duds only they are individual pieces of popcorn dunked in chocolate. What’s really cute about them is the old fashioned milk can tin used as the packaging. The Popclusters are sort of sweet and sort of salty, but definitely delish. (They have dried sweet cherries inside so they are crunch and...

Signature Scent

I have a friend who lives for bubble baths. I think she was hooked from her first bottle of Mr. Bubble as a kid. Luckily, GiftTree has a more age appropriate version. The Luxury Bath Foam is a kit that permit the user to create her very own signature scent bath foam. The packaging is gorgous. I love the bowl and mother-of-pearl spoon. I’m thinking it is going to be at the top of my gift...

Getting Creative with Wine Gifts

If you have a wine enthusiast in your life, chances are they already have a wine cellar or an ample private stock, and this can make decisions difficult when purchasing a bottle of wine for a special occasion. So why not give them something unique that will last longer than any single bottle of wine? GiftTree’s Reed Diffuser for the Wine Lover is the perfect answer. Cleverly packaged in what appears to be a two-bottle wine crate, this set uses all of the familiar shapes and formalities of the wine world. The vineyard label of “Chateau Agnes” is reminiscent of French wine country, and, inside the box, wine lovers will immediately recognize the distinctive decanter and mini wine bottles. Appropriately, the two scented oils are named Cabernet & Oak and Pinot Grigio & Chardonnay. To use, simply pour the “wine” into the decanter and fill with reeds. The rich and effervescent aroma of their favorite vintage will waft across the room. A great way to enhance drinking wine, fine dining, or to create a lavish...

Egg Hunts and Chocolate Bunnies

Easter in my family was always one of the most exciting holidays. Perhaps it was because I believed in the Easter Bunny well beyond the normal age of 6 years old. (I think I was 10 before I finally had to admit it was my mother hiding the basket behind the chair on Easter morning.) Maybe it was just all the chocolate I could eat that made me love the holiday. Whatever it was, I was sold on it. Easter is really early this year (March 23rd). GiftTree is offering some really great chocolates specifically suited for Easter celebrations. My favorite is the Edible Chocolate Box. It is a box made entirely of white and dark chocolate and then filled with 18 truffles. Another one is the Chocolate Easter Basket. It is a really simple, eco-friendly paper mache basket filled with egg shaped truffles. The truffles in the gift are a little more cutting edge than most (try the peanut butter and jelly – it’s...

Dog Lover’s Clean Up Their Act

Always looking for something unique and different, we came across the coolest dog towel. It is perfect for wiping down your pooch. (Think Labrador to get an idea of the size). It’s even shaped like a bone. I know it can be considered a luxury. I mean, everybody has a towel already. But think about it. Do you really want to be using your bath towels on Spike after what he rolls in? Another new pet product at GiftTree is the DogSmarts game. It is a fun trivia game with great packaging. New dog owners love it. I gave the game to our Vet for nursing our dog through a bad cough. He (the Vet) liked it so much he ordered a couple sets for his waiting room. I plan on giving it to our mail carrier at Christmas. He’ll get a kick out of...