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Easy Ways to Add More Movement to Your Workday

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to a new decade! 2020 is officially under way and you know what that means? Resolutions are in full swing! Whether your focus is on healthy living, reading more, or trying something new, the new year is always exciting to start fresh! For example, one of the many things we like to do here at GiftTree is take group walks to a local park. It is essential to get away for a few minutes, grab some fresh air, and when the sun is out, get some much needed Vitamin D. Here are some creative and easy ways to add more movement to your workday!   11 Creative Ways to Incorporate Exercise Into Your Workday   Take the stairs – Throughout the day you should try and find as many ways to move, get up from your desk, and/or take the stairs if you can; even if you work on the first floor! Go for a walk outside – Take 10 to 15 minutes to walk outside, breathe some fresh air every day (weather permitting) and get re-energized for the rest of your day. Take advantage of an onsite or local gym during your lunch break – Many offices and campuses now offer onsite gyms that are either free or discounted. If you do not have access to one, check out the area to see if there are any studios or gyms for a quick sweat session! Sit on an exercise ball – Good posture while you work is a form of exercise. It can increase blood flow, improve your balance, and strengthen your core. Walk around...

It’s National Thank You Month!

Ah, the holidays have come and gone. Sure, we may be a bit sad that the festivity has come to an end. But at the same time, aren’t you a little excited about getting back into your routines, too? A fresh outlook on life comes with this new decade. What are some of your resolutions for the New Year? If you are anything like us here at GiftTree, one of the things that we aim to do is to show more gratitude. And just like that, January happens to be National Thank You month, as well!   January: National Thank You Month It makes sense that January is National Thank You month! Perhaps you got an amazing gift from a loved one. Maybe you were shown some really lovely hospitality over the holiday break. Or maybe you were invited to a fabulous holiday bash! Learning how to integrate more thankfulness into your life can be done by making just a few simple tweaks. Here are some ideas to add just a little more gratitude into your life this year.   Idea # 1: Write More Thank You Notes We listed some examples of why you would say thanks after the holidays above, but there are tons of other reasons to say a simple thank you. Want to know how to write the perfect thank you note – one that really sounds like you mean it? Click here for a helpful guide on Writing Sincere Thank You Notes.   Idea # 2: Show Your Gratitude Don’t just say thank you – show your thanks. Here are a couple ideas on...

The Best Office Potluck Recipes

Chances are, right now you’re in the time of year where there’s an office potluck on the horizon. I have a love-hate relationship with office potlucks. On one hand, I love to get together with coworkers and enjoy the food that they’ve made. Other the other hand, I never feel like I have enough time to make dishes that are really special, something my coworkers deserve. (Seriously, Erica, how do you have time to make that fancy 18-layer dip?!!!) And so I end up racing to the grocery store to buy something that’s pre-made and totally mediocre, unworthy of my amazing colleagues. Well, no more! Recently, I took the time to gather up the best office potluck recipes. Onward!   The Best Office Potluck Dishes   Pulled Chicken Sliders A slow cooker is your friend for this recipe, brought to you by Natasha’s Kitchen. Just a couple tweaks make this an even more lightning-fast recipe! Just bake the chicken breasts the night before (or get a rotisserie chicken and shred) and bring everything into the office kitchen the next morning. Right away when you get into the office, plug in that slow cooker, add the chicken and the rest of the ingredients, and turn it on to HIGH til lunchtime (4 hours). Add Hawaiian slider rolls, cole slaw and BAM – lunch to please a crowd. Don’t forget tongs!   Tarragon Chicken Salad  You’re going to absolutely love the combination of fresh, herby tarragon, savory chicken and creamy mayonnaise in this recipe, courtesy of Feasting at Home. Bring along a package of croissants from the grocery store bakery and watch...

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Christmas is in 8 days!! Are you freaking out? Not done with all of your holiday shopping? Have no fear, we have plenty of last minute gift ideas that will still make it in time for Christmas! Whether you are in need of stocking stuffers, gifts for him, gifts for her, GiftTree has options for every family member, friend, or coworker. In order to ease your shopping experience, we’ve detailed out the timeline below to help with any shipping questions on your last minute holiday gifts.   Last Minute Holiday Gifts:   Christmas on 5th Avenue This berry-rich Cabernet along with bold, old-vine zinfandel are the pillars of character that set the standard for this basket. They’re paired with gourmet savories and sweets to create a festive holiday celebration at any address, including 5th Avenue.   Peppermint Bark Holiday Tin Luscious white and rich dark chocolate is layered and sprinkled with a snowfall of crushed candy cane pieces. It’s a unique and festive treat that’s great for business contacts or friends and family across the miles.   Starbucks® Home for the Holidays A delivery of rich coffee and hot cocoa from Starbucks® along with all the trimmings is like sending a cup of holiday cheer itself.   Four Seasons Gourmet Collection This generous ensemble of confections and savory fare is designed to show your good taste and send your best wishes. Therefore, it’s a gift that’s dressed to impress, no matter the season. Personalized Slate with Artisan Cheeses This monogrammed slate cheese board makes a sophisticated gift all by itself, but we take it to the next level with...

Personalized Keepsakes They’ll Treasure Forever

As we grow older, finding the perfect gift for our loved ones can be challenging. Most people often resort to gift card purchases for ease and like-ability. Why not surprise them with a keepsake they can cherish forever? GiftTree offers personalized gifts which create that extra special touch and uniqueness. For instance during the holidays or any other time of year, personalized gifts express your thoughtfulness and create a personal touch. Plus, there’s no fear of duplication! Therefore, personalized keepsakes will allow that personal connection with your recipient to shine through. Lastly, they will always be reminded how much you care and value them every time they use or see the gift. Here are some lovely options they’ll treasure forever:   Personalized Keepsakes   Personalized Leather Bound Golf Log: Help your favorite golfer beat his personal best! Small enough to fit in a golf bag, yet big enough to clearly record and keep track of scores. Above all, this sophisticated gift is a must-have for golfers of all ages.                 Season’s Greetings Chocolate Box: Send a chocolate collection that’s sure to be savored, shared and remembered. Especially, when it arrives in this exclusive engraved gift box.               Season’s Greetings Red Wine Crate: Send generous season’s greetings with this gorgeous wine crate. With “Season’s Greetings” engraved, followed by your own personalization, it is a unique Holiday gift. To add even more joy to the offering, a copper snowflake keepsake ornament arrives hanging around the neck of the bottle of wine you select.           Engraved Cheese Board with...

Little Keepsakes for the Desk

‘Tis the season for giving! It is officially December which means if you haven’t started your Holiday shopping, now is the time. Above all, at GiftTree we truly value all of our customers, their needs, and creating a seamless shopping experience. Our business gifting team of advisors can offer you and your team assistance with our many options: large volume orders, custom ordering, and branded gifts with your company logo. In addition to personalization and branded gifts, we have a large assortment of engraved gifts. Therefore, we are featuring keepsake gifts for the desk, office, and home office. Most importantly, these lovely gifts will wow your friends, family members, or business clients for years to come.   Little Keepsake Gifts for the Desk Engraved Bettoni Pen This fine rollerball pen offered by Bettoni Peruzzi is one of the world’s finest writing instrument makers. You can enhance with your chosen name or message engraved on the pen. Therefore making a thoughtful gift for congratulating, rewarding, thanking, or just because.   Slate Coaster Set These solid slate, smooth coasters are perfect for wine glasses, mason jars or coffee mugs. For example, the velvet backing prevents any scratches to surfaces, while engraving elevates this gift to even greater prestige.   Comfort Candle This charming candle holds a tea light and features a hammered copper lid. With its warm glow and natural finish, this candle is perfect for bringing love and joy into any home.   Desktop Artisan Compass Inspired by the age of exploration, this beautifully crafted wooden compass is an exact replica of the compass used by Lewis and Clark. For example, it contains a...

Top 10 Holiday Gift Baskets

GiftTree is here to save the day for your Holiday gift ideas! For example, our Top 10 Holiday gift baskets are suitable for all ages and will satisfy all personalities.  Need a gift for the chocolate lover, gourmet foodie, coffee and tea enthusiast, and the indulger? Therefore, GiftTree has something special for everyone. Find something unique and better than your normal go-to gift cards that will be sure to surprise and delight this holiday season. With Black Friday around the corner, GiftTree will be featuring exclusive offers you can’t miss! Stay tuned and check out our top picks:   Top 10 Best Holiday Gift Baskets The Crowd Pleaser From savory delights to luxury chocolate, they’ll remember your generous gesture as there’s plenty for everyone.   Grand Indulgence Gourmet Whether the occasion is personal or professional, a grand indulgence such as this promises to leave a grand impression. Some foods featured are Manzanilla Olives, Lindt Sea Salt chocolate (Extra Dark), Sea Salt Caramels, Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn, and Everything Bagel Cashews Fit for Royalty Gourmet A curated collection of our favorite confections and gourmet fare comes together in this stately herringbone and leather-trimmed serving tray. This unique basket presents a generous gift that’s perfect for any occasion. Starbucks® Season’s Greetings Holiday wishes make a big entrance in this abundant crate, filled with goodies for every coffee, cocoa and chocolate lover. As Good As Gold Set the gold standard in generosity with this classic woven gift basket filled with impressive gourmet fare, creating a perfect holiday gift for the gourmand in your life. Fruit and Gourmet Treasure Presented in a keepsake trunk,...

What to Give to Your Best Clients

Gift-giving at the end of the year for your professional connections can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. With so many gifts out there vying for your attention, we can lose focus on what you should give. Let’s simplify! First, let’s start be defining your goals. What do you want this business gift to accomplish, and what message do you want to send? What’s the relationship like that you share with this personal connection? How about your budget? By answering all of these questions, you will be well on your way to knowing what to give to your best clients. What do you want this gift to accomplish? The odds are,  this is going to be a gift that thanks your client for their support of your business over the last year. When it comes to end-of-year holiday business gifting, that is most typically the goal. But there are more motivations: you could want to show off your own good taste! Maybe you really want to impress this top client. Or maybe you just want to strengthen the bond of partnership that you share with them. These are just a few suggestions as you think about this first question. Next, what is the business relationship like? Is this client someone you have day-to-day contact with, or someone you work with only a few times a year and otherwise have minimal communication? If this client is someone who has become a close confidant, a trusted advisor or the like, that can help determine what kind of gift to send, too. How much do you want to spend on this gift? Determining...

One Gift, Three Sizes: Why Tiered Gifting is the Easiest Way to Shop

Have you kicked off your holiday shopping yet? Have you made your list and checked it twice? The season of giving is upon us and it’s never too early to start gifting and showing your appreciation. Whether you are shopping for friends, family members, or clients, GiftTree recently introduced Tiered Gifting for ease of shopping. If you are a business like us, your clients and relationships are what matter most; without them your business would simply not be the same. No one client is the same, as each relationship is unique in its own way. Our tiered gifting collection delights in giving impressive gifts in three sizes and price points. Therefore providing a solution that flexes your budget and sends the right message to every recipient whether you chose Classic, Grand, or Supreme. Here are a few options that come in three sizes:   Tiered Gifting Made Easy   The 5th Avenue Extravagance: Three fantastic bottles of wine are joined by savory and sweet gourmet pairings, hand-selected for quality and taste.   As Good As Gold Excellence: Personal and professional relationships alike will adore the delicious items inside this woven keepsake basket. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation and gratitude, send best wishes and more.   Warm Winter Greetings Tower: Your personal friends and family or your close business relationships will unpack the delicious treats inside this five-box tower and enjoy a snowy evening indoors, brimming with chocolate cheer.     Merry & Bright Chocolate Duo: Days and nights will be merry and bright when this festive duo arrives! Perfect for thanking, sending best wishes and so much more.     Five...

How to Celebrate World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2019

Next week we recognize, World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13th. Although the world can be a harsh and ugly place at times, we can all help and make these little steps to show kindness to one another and ourselves. Remember the movie, Pay It Forward with Hailey Joel Osment? Remember crying your eyes out? Imagine if you paid it forward for just a day, maybe to start, and then practice that concept once a month; imagine the effect you could have on someone. It feels good to do good, so let’s start with some of these ideas to brighten someone’s day, especially on World Kindness Day! Here are a few of our favorites: 12 Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day Send kind words in a letter, e-card, or Facebook post. Say thank you Volunteer – Consider planning a monthly (or weekly) volunteer shift. You might be surprised how much it can lift your spirits to help out with a cause that resonates with you. Check out some options at Volunteer Match. Foster or adopt a pet Donate Start an online fundraiser – If you’re short on cash for donating, you might want to start a fundraiser on social media. Remind your friends that its World Kindness Day to inspire them to give. Paste a sticky note – Write uplifting messages on sticky notes and leave them in various places. For example leave them on restroom or dressing room mirrors, lockers, someone’s computer screen or car window; or even the door to your office or apartment building. Send flowers Spread compliments Shop Amazon Smile – You pay the same prices...

Introducing Tiered Gift Baskets

Gift giving is never one-size-fits all. Especially in the world of business gifting, we know that our customers regularly want to send multiple versions of the same gift baskets, but in different sizes. With the new Fall & Holiday collection, GiftTree delivers! Four of GiftTree’s best selling baskets & towers now come in THREE SIZES! Introducing Tiered Gifting  CLASSIC Size • GRAND Size • SUPREME Size The Fifth Avenue Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Golden Gourmet Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   As Good As Gold Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Five Star Fruit Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Now you can gift different-sized, different-priced versions of the same great baskets to everyone on your gift list. Call our Business Gift Account Executives at 800-379-4064 to get started on your holiday order today! E-Mail Us Anytime: BusinessGifts@GiftTree.com...

Brilliant Boss’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether you work for yourself or have a boss, this Wednesday October 16th is the day for celebration and appreciation; National Boss’s Day. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to shop for a boss and find an appropriate gift, especially one they will love. First, have no fear, GiftTree has specific flowers, gift baskets, and personalized gifts for Boss’s Day. These Boss’s Day gift ideas aim to please every personality, whether your boss is a wine aficionado, coffee lover, scribe and list maker, or in need of relaxation. Check out this curated gift guide to help you find the gift that will make a hit! Below are our top picks: Brilliant Boss’s Day Gift Ideas California Classic Wine Basket: This gift is the perfect choice to impress any wine aficionado and snacking sophisticate. Select a rich red or a bright, lovely Chardonnay, and create the perfect combination of California wine and gourmet snacks, served in a keepsake basket with rolled leather handles.   Taste of Paradise: This gift will show your sweet side with juicy oranges and pears, accompanied by delicious luxury chocolates from Ghirardelli, Marich and more.   The 5th Avenue Wine Gift Basket: First, a berry-rich Cabernet along with a bold, old-vine Zinfandel plus epicurean fare. Above all, this gift will create a celebration at any address, including 5th Avenue.   Engraved Bettoni Pen: This fine rollerball pen offered by Bettoni Peruzzi, one of the world’s finest writing instrument makers; combines smooth rollerball style with distinctive, ergonomic comfort. Enhanced by your chosen name or message engraved on the pen, it’s a thoughtful gift for congratulating, rewarding, thanking, or just because....

Great Gifts for the Healthcare Industry

This October marks the 34th year of Breast Cancer Awareness month. October has many other dates that honor and recognize our healthcare professionals. At some point in our lives everyone needs the attention of a nurse, doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, or naturopath. Because of them they help us in desperate times of need, provide support to families, and are the experts we often turn to. These professionals continuously dedicate their lives to helping others and never expect anything in return. Oftentimes they’re on their feet all day, working extended hours, and rarely take breaks. Therefore, October is the perfect time to show them appreciation.   Gifts by Industry – Medical & Healthcare: Here at GiftTree we offer an extensive collection of personalized, branded gifts, gifts by industry and business gifts for any special occasion. Above all, we are the perfect place to find all your gifting needs. First, here are a few of our favorites to show appreciation for all medical professionals:   Personalized Copper Lidded Tumbler: Ideal for professionals, travelers and anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle. This travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Tranquility Spa Collection: It’s the perfect gift to offer someone who deserves a little pampering in their life. This gift includes lavender bathing salts, honey and coconut hand and body moisturizers, and a rustic citrus basil candle.   Beach Spa Crate: Pamper and soothe the body with a day at the beach, right from the comfort of home. This exclusive GiftTree spa crate is overflowing with bath and body essentials that are inspired and derived from...

Fall Grilling at its Finest

Although I am sad at how quickly my favorite season has passed us by, Summer has come and gone; Fall is officially upon us as the equinox began on September 23rd. Even though the temps are cooling down, it does not mean grilling season has to come to an end! Allow us to introduce our take on Fall Grilling. We’d like to shine a spotlight on our partners and friends at Chicago Steak Company, a featured artisan of GiftTree‘s since 2017. Did you know that we sell these gourmet, tender, succulent, mouthwatering steaks in our Epicurean section? Allow us to help you think outside the box and treat a special business partner, employee, friend or steak and beef enthusiast with these four unique gifts. We’ve also got the scoop from Food Network on these 50 Grilled Steak recipes that will be a crowd pleaser! First, start with the steak: Epicurean Food & Drink Gifts   Gourmet Grilling Gift: Completely trimmed and tender filet mignon, succulent sirloin steaks, marinated lemon herb chicken breasts and luscious steak burgers create a specially-curated selection of grilling delights. Therefore, making the perfect gift for friends, family, colleagues and even yourself.       Premium Angus Steak Selection: Tender filet mignon, succulent boneless strips, mouthwatering ribeyes and top sirloins full of flavor; this perfect combination of Premium Angus beef steaks is a best seller for Chicago Steak Company.       Tomahawk Ribeye Steaks Gift: These Dry Aged Tomahawks are the ultimate bone-in ribeye, with an extra long bone for extraordinary presentation. Boasting a mellow taste that only comes from the longstanding dry aging process, this Tomahawk...

2019 Holiday Collection Sneak Peek

As we near the Fall season, it’s time for most businesses to start thinking about their holiday business gifts. Have you and your company made your plan yet? It can feel overwhelming – trying to remember so many important clients to thank, employees and vendors. If you haven’t gotten your list together yet, here are some tips to develop your holiday gifting game plan. How To Develop Your Holiday Gifting Strategy   STEP ONE: Make Your List Consider your most important clients, customers and business partners first. Then move onto your employees, followed by your list of vendors. You can decide how deep you want to go into gift-giving this year! STEP TWO: Segment the List into Tiers To make sure that the gift you send to a recipient also sends the right message, it’s important to consider the value of the relationship you have with them. For example, the top client who has given your company a lot of business this year and the vendor who delivers bottled water every week (while that is valuable – stay hydrated!) would not get the same gift. STEP THREE: Determine Your Gifting Budget For Each Tier Based on your holiday business gifting budget that’s been set for the year, you will want to determine how much you’re going to spend on each individual gift in that tier. There is no wrong or right answer here! Based on your company’s yearly gifting plan, decide the price point parameters you’re going to adhere to for each tier. Now that you’ve got your plan in place, here’s a helpful article about three more strategies that...

Great Gifts for the IT Department

Ahh, the IT Department. Behind the scenes, day in and day out, this team is hard at work keeping everything up and running for the company’s day-to-day operations. Do we totally understand everything they’re doing? No. But does it work? Perfectly. Thankfully, when you have a good IT Team, they take the ball and run with it, creating systems and processes that make work easier for the rest of the company. (And hopefully the programmers your IT Department have the company functioning better than Cuyahoga County.) What a relief! So when it comes time to thank your IT Employees – like this Tuesday, September 17th on IT Professional’s Day – you can give them gifts that send a message of appreciation in a big way. Here are some ideas we have for great gifts for the IT Department.   Give Thanks to Tech Support   This Tech Sleeve is a super cool gift to carry any portable laptop or tablet in style and disguise. A slim profile tech sleeve is designed to look just like a classic manila envelope and perfectly fits a Macbook. Made from a strong tear-proof material, the envelope is lined with thick grey felt for extra padding and protection.   Ideal for professionals, this travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Solid stainless steel construction with a dark matte finish and lustrous copper lid achieve a modern, contemporary look and feel.   What candy do you remember loving the most as a child? From Pop Rocks to Big League Chew, Fun Dip to Bottle...

NEW! Two Starbucks® Gifts They’ll Love

It’s really starting to feel like Fall here in the Pacific Northwest. The summer temperatures have dropped and the rainy days have rolled in. These cloudy, drizzly days make us want to curl up with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and a great book! So with that in mind, we thought we’d team up with our Seattle friends at Starbucks® and create a few new coffee gifts! Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or even a business gift, we’re loving the warm fuzzy feels of these gifts. Read on to explore these two new Starbucks gifts! New Starbucks Gifts! Gift #1 – Starbucks® Coffee Lover’s Bounty The Starbucks® Coffee Lover’s Bounty is chock-full of rich coffee, cookies and even a ceramic Siren mug. It’s impressive, it’s generous, and it’s definitely memorable. BONUS: You can engrave on the lid of this gift crate! Below the phrase “It’s Always a Good Time for Coffee” and the Starbucks® logo, your personal message can be engraved. Simply complete the personalization option during checkout!      Gift #2 – Starbucks® Coffee & Cookies Delight Pike Place®, Breakfast Blend and an earthy, full-bodied French Roast coffee are all curated in the Starbucks® Coffee & Cookies Delight Gift. This cute gift box is also arranged with French madeleines, caramel stroopwafel and much more. With a Siren mug included, this iconic gift is sure to leave a lasting impression.                         PSSST… Check back this Fall – we’ll be debuting even more Starbucks® Coffee Gifts for the Holidays! ☕️     Disclaimer: Pike Place® is a registered trademark...

Gifts Your Customers & Clients Will Remember

As we approach the season of gift giving, there are many ways to show your customers and clients your appreciation. Whether your client is an avid golfer, wine connoisseur, coffee lover, or creative type; at GiftTree we offer a vast variety of meaningful, customizable client gifts that will leave a lasting impression. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas your customers and clients will use, enjoy and remember.   Memorable Customer & Client Gifts   Embossed Leather Journal: This distressed leather journal is a must-have for an adventure spirit, wordsmith, or scribbler. Engraved Business Card Holder: A stylish and contemporary gift that will last. Personalized Golf Putting Set: Bring their favorite hobby indoors. Executive Choice Gourmet Gift Basket: Uptown taste and lasting enjoyment. Embossed Leather Passport Holder: A safe and secure holder for the avid traveler. Starbucks Coffee Lover’s Bounty: A perfect blend of coffee and treats with option to personalize on crate lid.     It Pays to Thank your Top Clients Every business works with a variety of customers, whether they’re loyal, new, or seasonal, they are supporting you. Client appreciation is key in securing return business and maintaining a solid, professional relationship. Sometimes a simple thank you card will suffice but should you choose a gift, be sure to make it as meaningful as possible.   Branded Gifts Did you know that when your gifts are memorable, your company will be, too? Reflect the best of your brand by adding your company logo to so many different GiftTree gifts, including hand-tied ribbons that wrap around our gourmet baskets and wine gift baskets. Get started today!...
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