Designing The Perfect Christmas Tablescape

Designing The Perfect Christmas Tablescape

I’ll admit it… I’m one of those. December arrives and suddenly I’m Buddy the Elf – absolutely crazy about Christmas. And not just for the gift-giving and the decorations and the ugly sweaters and the sparkling Christmas parties (of course those things don’t hurt), but it’s the time of year when hearts truly are light, we’re in the mood to give, and those faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more. And yes, I did just break out in song.   If you’re hosting a dinner or any holiday gathering this year, here are a few tips to create a Christmas tablescape that will serve you well to you bring out the Christmas spirit and evoke that merry and bright feeling with your holiday table décor.   Tip # 1 Evergreen and poinsettias last… and last and last. If you’re planning on having family and friends dropping in and out through the holidays, or if you’re hosting more than one gathering, evergreens and poinsettias are where it’s at. Not only are they sure to look fresh and bright all throughout the holidays, they’re also perfect for bringing that festive, winter outdoors-y mood to the indoors.   Tip # 2 Christmas lights and candles, candles, candles. Whether you choose to string a line of mini-lights across your table runner or light a few candles, turning your overhead lights down low and casting that warm amber glow over the holiday dinner is a must. Pro Tip: Make sure your candles are unscented so as not to add any extra scents to the delicious food you’ve worked...
Unwrapping The New Look of GiftTree!

Unwrapping The New Look of GiftTree!

New Look, Same GiftTree. The quality you’ve come to expect is here to stay! We’re delighted to introduce our new vision with a logo that gets to the heart of who we are and that embodies our approach to designing and curating our gifts: the beautifully shaped pomegranate, an ancient and universal symbol of generosity, grace, and goodwill spanning countries and religions across the globe. When much ado matters, creating a gift that leaves a lasting impression is the cornerstone of the GiftTree mission. Our distinctive keepsake baskets are always filled with exceptional goods of uncompromising quality, assembled with our hearts and hands. When you send an exclusive gift from us, you’re sending more than just a basket or box – you’re sending a gift with intention. We hope you will appreciate our new graphics, but more importantly embrace the symbol to express the genuine emotions of gratitude, generosity, and respect to build and renew the relationships you choose to foster with a GiftTree gift. Head over to GiftTree.com to see our updated website, logo and more.         With Warm Regards, Martin McClanan   |   President and CEO     We’re Still Us! Learn more about the GiftTree Difference and Hear Our Story: Read Our Story Learn About The GiftTree Difference   Questions? Reach out to us. We promise a friendly, positive experience for you everytime. Contact us via the comments below or via any of the ways listed on our Contact Us...
Smoky Mountain Sophisticates: Blackberry Farm

Smoky Mountain Sophisticates: Blackberry Farm

One of the world’s most celebrated culinary destinations isn’t an austere restaurant in New York City or Paris. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is a full immersion into the world of fresh, artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine.   In its mastery of southern hospitality, Blackberry Farm navigates the line between rugged and refined in a perfect harmony of haute cuisine and foods indigenous to the Smoky Mountains. Owned and operated by former French Laundry chef Sam Beall and a dedicated staff of farmers, gardeners and artisans, the self-supporting 4,200-acre gastronomic mecca is complete with heirloom gardens, orchards, a farmstead, apiary, dairy and creamery, salumeria, brewery, a legendary wine cellar, two award-winning gourmet restaurants, a wellness spa, and intimate luxury lodgings.   Teaming up with the artisans and culinary masters of Blackberry Farm, GiftTree is thrilled to unveil three exclusively curated gifts from the farm’s world-renowned larders. Blackberry Farm Jam Collection A collection of Blackberry Farm’s most prominent fruit jams – grown, picked and preserved from the farm’s own orchards and gardens. 12 oz. jars of Blackberry, Blueberry, Peach and Strawberry Rhubarb jams are gently arranged in a rustic Blackberry Farm signature birch box. Available only through GiftTree, this silky, tangy jams are perfect for anyone who loves the added touch of something sweet.     Blackberry Farm Exclusive Brunch Gift This exquisite collection delivers the perfect morning in a gift curated exclusively for GiftTree. Delicious griddlecake and biscuit mixes are paired with many delightfully sweet toppings, like blueberry preserves and Appalachian maple syrup. Arranged with premium ham, bacon, and two pounds of grain...
Introducing Summer Chocolate Gifts

Introducing Summer Chocolate Gifts

We’re Shipping Chocolate in the Summer!  You may have noticed that during the summer, chocolate doesn’t do so well in the hot sun. In years past, GiftTree wasn’t able to fulfill orders for shipping chocolate in summer months for that very reason. All that’s changing now, because this year the GiftTree team found a solution and we’re excited to announce that we will finally be able to start shipping chocolate in the summer! Our expert designers discovered new innovative food-safe gel ice packs that safeguard the chocolate during the shipping process. These ice packs are built to survive a hot shipping journey without melting or getting anything wet inside the gift. Long story short, we’re making sure this chocolate melts in your mouth, not in the mail. To go along with this exciting new capability, the team created a new line of summer chocolate gifts (and a re-vamped bestseller) that we’re sure you’re going to love. Check out these cool (pun-intended) new chocolate gifts!   The Godiva Chocolatier Collection One of GiftTree’s all-time bestselling gifts, and for great reason! A beautiful leather keepsake container holds a rich collection of award-winning chocolate confections from the world-renowned chocolatier Godiva.   The Premier Chocolate Collection Gift A striking gift box accentuated with elegant white and chocolate stripes is overflowing with an expertly curated selection of delicious gourmet chocolates from Ghirardelli, Lindt, Seattle Truffle Company and more. Grand Chocolate Keepsake Chest The stunning presentation of this handsome Old World map-themed keepsake chest is made even better by its contents – lush chocolates from Godiva and Lindt, Cary’s Chocolate Almond English Toffee, and so...

New Arrivals at GiftTree!

Check Out What’s New At GiftTree!   We are excited to announce that we added some new products, all which we know will be best sellers. Already we are getting great feedback and they are selling quickly, view more details about each by clicking the title below. Now because a picture is worth a thousand words…. Drum roll please…!           :: For The Wine & Spirit Lovers ::       :: For Back To School ::             :: Baby Gift Sets...

Gifts and Tips for the Scotch Lover

Just like Will Ferrell’s iconic character Ron Burgundy in the movie “Anchorman”, I too love scotch. It is smooth, and it does go down nicely while listening to Barry White or reading from some leather bound books by a roaring fire. Scotch is a sophisticated alcohol that intimidates some people who aren’t sure what foods to pair with it and how to properly serve it. After doing some research, I have come up with a list of tips and gift ideas to help out the scotch newbie or the connoisseur. 1.)  Cheese: Scotch goes well paired with stronger cheeses like Swiss and Gouda, or softer cheeses like Brie. The perfect cheese gift to accompany scotch would be GiftTree’s Artisan Cheese Hamper – Deluxe  which offers Gouda, Manchego, Smoked Cheddar, and Swiss, along with some gourmet food options. 2.)  Chocolate: Surprisingly, scotch and chocolate go quite nicely together, especially dark chocolate. For a chocolate related gift, I would recommend gifting The Chocolatier Collection, which is filled to the brim with gourmet chocolates from well-known brands like Godiva, Moonstruck, Ghirardelli, and more. 3.)  Fruit: Choose something more tangy or tart, like apples or pears, to go with scotch, and stay away from citrusy fruits like oranges. The perfect gift in this case would be GiftTree’s Chocolate Dipped Apples & Pears, which includes the freshest, premium Fuji apples and Forelle pears hand-dipped in Belgian chocolate. The best of both worlds. 4.)  Pub mix: Traditional pub snacks aren’t just for the beer drinkers. Foods like pretzels, rice crackers, beer chips, and salted peanuts go together nicely with scotch. For a more upscale version...