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...
Meet The GiftTree Team: Adam, Our PPC Marketing Analyst

Meet The GiftTree Team: Adam, Our PPC Marketing Analyst

When GiftTree works its online marketing magic, Adam Bullock is the man behind the curtain. His expertise in PPC Marketing Analysis is essential to the way our beautiful gifts reach our great customers. We caught up with Adam last week to gain a little insight on his inspirations, aspirations, and what brought him to the world of online marketing.   Tell us a little about your family! I’m fortunate to have my immediate family all within a 10-mile radius, which is what I’ve always dreamed of! My wife and I live with our old English bulldog Winston and two cats, Rufio and Cleo. I have an older brother and an identical twin brother (and yes, we played tricks on people when we were younger). We’re rule-followers (to a fault), so nothing too scandalous ever happened…   What would you say you’re most passionate about? I love the feeling of people pulling for you, so whether it’s my home life, family life, or work life, I’m passionate about being a dependable companion, family member, and teammate. My other passion is working with children. I’m a mentor through 4Results Mentoring, a local organization in Vancouver, Washington, that provides services to vulnerable youth. It’s been an incredible experience, and I would encourage anyone who wanted to give back to his or her community to look into becoming a mentor (they’ll even train you!).   What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend? My weekends are my time to be active. I’ve been training for my first marathon, so lately the weekends have been full of running! And one night every weekend...

Sad Loss of Vintner Joseph Phelps

I had the good fortune to meet Joseph (Joe) Phelps a number of times.  He passed away on April 15th after an amazing life founding one of the premier wineries in Napa Valley.  His Insignia wine was one of the first wines that helped create the category of what is known as “cult wines” today.  It is still one of my favorite Meritage reds. Joe was a clear-thinking practical man full of positive energy, who made his first fortune in the construction business.  He took this and built his winery off Silverado Trail in Napa continuing to focus on earning a great reputation with quality vineyards and quality people to make his wines.  Silverado Trail winery has has a spectacular vista from their patio that you must see some day if you haven’t.  They did magical things with Cabernet Sauvignon, but also really had a wonder touch with Syrah.  They opened up Freestone in the Sonoma Coast a few years back to make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which have also been nice achievements. The winery is in good hands with his son Bill, but it is a sad day to say farewell to such a good man.  If you have the fortune to open a bottle of Insignia in the future, raise a glass and toast the life and amazing winemaking of Joseph...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Ten minutes to the south of GiftTree’s headquarters is the nation’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration. 152 years ago, Mexicans successfully fended off an invasion by France’s Napoleon III. 30 years ago, Portland, Oregon became the sister city of Guadalajara, Mexico. So we celebrate each year with not only tacos, guacamole, and margaritas, but with mariachi bands, authentic handmade products from Mexico, and, today a naturalization ceremony for the region’s newest citizens. It’s a happy time. See the full story here and enjoy the...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This special month dedicated to those who have been affected by breast cancer was first celebrated in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the company now known as AstraZeneca. It was established to remind everyone that mammograms are the most effective weapons in the fight against this disease. We are all affected by breast cancer, or will be at some point in our lives. Whether you have struggled with a family member or a friend who is dealing with the disease, have dealt with it yourself, or whether it is something you will deal with in your future, we all will be touched somehow or another. In the United States, this year, approximately 232,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 39,000 women will die from breast cancer. With the current detection methods and advancing treatments, the death rates have been decreasing since 2002. Such good news! Recently, my 90 year-old grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery, and is currently more active than she has been in years. I recently had a childhood friend who passed away from breast cancer. I, myself, had a mammogram come back abnormal about 2 months ago. I had to have a biopsy, which came back clear, but it sure made me think. I did a lot of reading, a lot of soul-searching, and a lot of praying while I waited for results. It also made me a lot more dedicated to the fact that I will be tested every year, without fail! This is a month to pay tribute to those...

Songs of Summertime!

Summer. Just the word makes me want to shirk all of my responsibilities and head out to go camping or go to the beach or just lie around and become stagnant! I think this all results from the summers when I was in school. I would pretty much get out of school on the last day and not really think about deadlines or lessons or anything serious for almost 3 full months! What I failed to realize at that age is that adults don’t get summer vacations! All disappointment on that note aside, summer is such a great time of year! The weather is warm, for the most part and the world is beautiful. A little bit of sun will provide that Vitamin D to boost the spirit and nothing beats a good water-fight. I checked Billboard.com for the best songs about summer and thought I would share them with you. See how many you recognize and, maybe, take a listen and see if these ditties will get you in that summer mood. (And there is no coincidence that The Beach Boys are a frequent repeat on the list, who could keep from feeling joy when listening to their amazing summer songs?) 30. “Surfin’ Safari” The Beach Boys 29. Summertime” Billy Stewart 28. “Wipeout” Fat Boys and The Beach Boys 27. “Cruel Summer” Bananarama 26. “Summertime Blues” Eddie Cochran 25. “A Summer Song” Chad and Jeremy 24. “Suddenly Last Summer” The Motels 23. “Surfer Girl” The Beach Boys 22. “Summer Breeze” Seals & Crofts 21. “School’s Out” Alice Cooper 20. “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” Nat King Cole 19. “Summer...