Why We Gift Wednesday (Wedding Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Wedding Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. Did you know that June is the most popular month of the year for weddings? Nearly 11% of all married couples have their anniversary in June. And why not? It’s the perfect month for wedding season – depending on where you live, you’re past the rainy part of spring and not quite into the hottest part of summer yet. But let’s get to what’s really important about weddings – the love, of course! What was the most memorable part of your wedding, or a favorite moment at the wedding of a loved one? From the personal vows, to the touching toasts, to the first dance or the Father-Daughter dance, few moments in life are as special as the ones that take place at weddings. And even the funny mishaps, though they may seem stressful at the time, end up being special memories that we can laugh about later on. If you’re headed to any weddings this month, make sure you take the time to really soak it all in and enjoy the celebration of love. And if you’re looking for the perfect wedding gift, GiftTree’s got you covered, too!  ...
The Best Gifts for June Weddings

The Best Gifts for June Weddings

There are 2.3 million couples getting married every year in the US, and over 10 percent of those weddings happen in June! June is the most popular month for Weddings in the United States, and for good reason. In this sunny time of year, we find ourselves at the tail end of Spring when we can start to expect less rain, and we’re at the early stage of Summer, when the temperatures haven’t risen quite so high yet. With all the weddings you might be attending this June (my husband and I are attending three this month!), it can be quite a task figuring out all the wedding gifts you’re going to give to the happy couple. That’s where GiftTree comes in! Our curated collection of wedding gifts is full of perfectly sentimental, romantic and thoughtful offerings to send the happy couple off with best wishes on their new adventure. PS – Don’t forget to sign the card, too! Every happy couple deserves a toast! Send your best wishes with this gift of premium champagne, along with two genuine crystal champagne flutes. Elevate your gift by adding a personalized initial to each flute, presenting a thoughtful and endearing offering that’s perfect for celebrating any special occasion. Speaking of Champagne, our Champagne and Caviar gift presents a perfectly charming toast with the definitive pairing. Two splits of indulgent Chandon brut arrive with premium Saraivanov caviar and savory crackers, in a lux picnic case. How about something for the newlyweds’ home? Our Modern Acacia Cheese Board is one of our bestselling wedding gifts, complete with complimentary engraving of the Bride and Groom’s initials. If the happy...
Gift Baskets: The Perfect Wedding Gift

Gift Baskets: The Perfect Wedding Gift

Now that wedding season is upon us (I myself am going to three in the next two months, followed shortly thereafter by my own wedding!) we thought we’d take this perfect opportunity to show how gift baskets make absolutely perfect wedding gifts. So many couples aren’t comfortable with having a registry and asking for lots of gifts. And money, while generous, just isn’t all that memorable. So what are we to do? When the happy couple seems to have everything they need, and money just doesn’t seem personal enough, gift baskets – and indulgent wine gift baskets – are the perfect wedding gift. Why? We’ll show you. Onward!  Giving the happy couple a great bottle (or two, or three) of wine gives them something to toast long after the wedding, and they’ll definitely remember your generosity. One of our favorite bottles to give is Sean Minor’s Chardonnay, in the Premier Selection Wine Basket.  It’s a light Central Coast Chardonnay with golden straw hue and displays aromas of apple, pear, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of cardamom cinnamon and vanilla spice. Cheers to the happy couple, indeed! Want to make an even bigger entrance? Present the newlyweds with a toast – imagine them popping this bottle open on their honeymoon, after all the planning and celebrating has finally come to fruition! Classic and timeless yellow label Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne has notes of almond, brioche and white flowers. Presented in a leather trimmed basket with lots of luscious chocolates, this gift simply defines celebration. But gift baskets are, in essence, all about two things: the plethora and the pairings. Abundant baskets that overflow with gourmet...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Spring Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Spring Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. This Why We Gift Wednesday is the Spring Edition, of course! No matter where you are in the USA, we can all safely say that it’s been a long winter. But all things must pass, and yesterday was the first day of Spring! Here in the Pacific Northwest the weather was beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky (which never, EVER happens here) and about 60 degrees. Everyone was soaking up the sun as if it was the last time we’d ever see it again (and here in the PNW, who knows). To celebrate SPRING and all the wonderful happy occasions that come with it – Easter, Graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Spring Weddings, we’ll be releasing lots of new gift collections to really make those milestones matter this year. Stay tuned and check back with GiftTree regularly as we get closer to these awesome upcoming holidays!       Comment Below:  What do you most look forward to about the spring...
Heartwarming Engagement Party Gifts

Heartwarming Engagement Party Gifts

Here at the GiftTree headquarters there are 5 (yes, FIVE) team members who got engaged to their significant others over the summer! That meant there were a few engagement parties to attend, and we didn’t want to show up to the party empty-handed! Lucky for us, there was no shortage of heartwarming engagement party gift ideas at GiftTree.com. Here are some of our favorite gifts for the newly engaged couple!   Presented with a bottle of champagne that’s specially selected by you, The Champagne and Flutes Gift Set is perfect for congratulating the happy couple on their engagement. You can even elevate the sentiment by having their initials engraved on each glass! Bonus, they’ll remember your kindness every time they toast another year of wedded bliss. Constructed from solid pine, the Engraved Cheese Board with Tools smoothly glides open to reveal four stainless steel cheese tools with wood handles, perfect for serving up artisan cheeses. Hand-engraved with the happy couple’s initials, this is a totally unique and striking gift for the newly engaged, and sure to be a perfect addition to the kitchen! With all the hustle and bustle that goes along with wedding planning, they’re going to need a little down time. The Luxe Bubbling Bath Crate is perfect for pampering! The light floral perfume of rice flower is perfectly paired with southern magnolias and demure mimosa in this 250ml bottle of Lollia bubble bath. Blended with moisture-rich avocado oils and vitamin E, this perfumed bubble bath arrives in a glass bottle with white petal lace, a signature cork and a kiss of gold leaf. Presented in a wooden crate that is aptly engraved...
Martin’s Musings: GiftTree’s Milestone Wine Trio Crates

Martin’s Musings: GiftTree’s Milestone Wine Trio Crates

I’ve always loved to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays by popping the cork on something memorable. For anniversaries, there is something particularly important about the mutual acknowledgement of love, commitment and experience together. Ogden Nash once said it humorously, “Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them.” My wife and I are lucky to have gotten married on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so we never forget to toast the occasion. Twenty-two years and we haven’t forgotten yet! With GiftTree, you can make it easy for every couple to remember their anniversary and all the special little relationship milestones that they share. We’ve recently launched two gifts that are perfect for wedding or anniversary gifts.   I love our new Milestone Anniversary Wine Trio as a creative option as a wedding gift. For year 1 (in our “Best” version), pop the cork on the iconic crisp apple acidity of Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne. The couple can celebrate Year 5 with a perfectly aged bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. In Year 10, the enduring unctuous glory of Fonseca LBV Port will be ready for action when the time comes for their 10-year anniversary. Above all, this gift is all about the symbolism of a celebrating each day and looking forward to a joyful life together.                 For other milestones, we have similar but more versatile gift that is designed to let the couple choose when and for what they’d like to celebrate; called the Evenings Together Wine Trio. The wine choices are the same as the...