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...

Glass Pen and Ink Set

I love all of the gifts we offer at GiftTree, but if I had to choose my favorites it would be our gifts that were inspired by Old-World designs, techniques, and styles. The Graphite Quill, Mobius Love Pendant, Fine Leather Journal, and our new product the Glass Pen and Ink Set are perfect examples. In particular, the Glass Pen and Ink Set takes us back to Renaissance days when bottles of ink and styluses were used to relay your sentiments. You can imagine someone like William Shakespeare sitting at his desk working tirelessly on one of his famous plays, dipping his quill feverously into the ink as he works well into the waking hours. Just the sight of this beautiful gift invokes romance, adventure, and eloquence—just like one of Shakespeare’s plays. The gift comes with two hand-blown glass styluses, six different ink colors in wax sealed bottles, and arrives in a lovely storage box.  It really is the perfect gift for any occasion, and who knows, maybe one of these sets will be used to create the next written...

Finding the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

When I was a little girl, my dad pretty much got one of two gifts; either a novelty tie or a bucket of Old Spice. He always made a big show out of loving the light up penguin tie or bottle of cheap aftershave, but let’s be real- he never made any use out of my well intentioned presents. I think I finally found him a gift he will use, and like, The Man Can! This gift is funny and cool, in a manly paint can container. So long Old Spice, hello Bay Rum scented moisturizer! My husband is another issue entirely. We have two small girls who are just beginning to understand what Father’s Day is, and I really want it to be special for everyone. What is the perfect gift for Dad? He helped my daughter make me an awesome bird feeder for Mother’s day, lovingly hand painted and sprayed with red glitter to attract my favorite songbirds. I don’t think we can hand craft a lung wrench or a part for his ’62 Impala, so I have been racking my brain for a cool gift that will give us family good times. Then, as always, Gifttree saved my bacon! He is a barbecue master and we have a fabulous new gift called the Terre Exotique Oils and Salts Travel Satchel. It has herbs and spice mixtures, seasoned salts and infused olive oils. I can already see him using his goodies for a family meal. Happy Father’s...