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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!...

Brain-Power Snacks for the Desk & Backpack

Here it is – 2:00 PM. Whether you’re sitting in a lecture at college, at the office or just trying to keep up with little kids, the afternoon sure does have a way of bringing on that… sludgy feeling. It’s difficult to concentrate. Motivation and productivity take a nose-dive. We may look to snacks to get us through the final hours of the day, but often times, we reach for the wrong things, like chips or a Diet Coke, and it seems to help, at first. But before long we’re right back to that heavy, drowsy feeling, only worse. Do you have a hard time getting through the afternoon slump? If so, you’re not alone. And fortunately, there are tons of great snacks that are healthy, energy-boosting and good for your cognitive function. Here are some brain-power snacks for the desk and backpack that you can bring to work or school and get that boost of mental and physical energy!   Healthy, Energy-Boosting Snacks for Brain Power   Berries Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries have all shown to have a positive effect on brain function. Loaded with antioxidants, berries improve the communication between brain cells. Keep a baggie of these in your lunch box and you’ll be firing on all cylinders.   Nuts & Seeds Nuts and seeds (especially pumpkin seeds) are packed with Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. Both of these nutrients have linked to better brain function and improved cognition!    Dark Chocolate Chocolate’s main ingredient, cacao, is good for your mental health! According to this study, cacao flavonoids encourage neuron growth and blood vessel function (which increases blood...

Write Newsletters Your Employees Will Read

Let’s face it, we are all guilty of not reading our company’s newsletters. Whether it is too long, not interesting, old news or not worth your busy time, there are many examples of how easy it is to hit ‘DELETE’ when that newsletter hits your inbox. So how do you write a standout newsletter that will grab your fellow coworker’s attention?   Whether you are looking to be creative, funny, entertaining, or short and to the point with some lightheartedness, here are some of our favorite tips on writing the perfect newsletter.     Write Newsletters Your Employees Will Read   Provide content worth reading – This might seem like a no brainer but seriously, make it interesting. Make sure to provide tips, advice, or industry news that subscribers will be interested in. Perhaps even provide an incentive within the newsletter such as a raffle or give-away. Create a catchy headline/subject – Your newsletter literally needs to scream “READ ME FIRST”. Establish trust – Consistency is key but feel free to add variety. Always make sure that your employees can trust what you say and feel that your headlines/subjects are cohesive with the content. Write for your audience – Although this may be a company-wide newsletter, always make sure to break it down for everyone, avoid acronyms and abbreviations when possible. Keep it short and simple – Allow your employees to get the important information they need. Keep them regular – Between once a week and once a month is usually considered about right. Add visuals to enhance your content – Did you know the average employee only spends...

How to Throw the Best Office Baby Shower

It starts with a co-worker letting you know that she’s expecting, or a colleague telling the team about his wife’s pregnancy. What should we do? The word starts to get around about throwing an office baby shower, but how exactly is that done? Here is a step-by-step guide to throwing an office baby shower that will be remembered and enjoyed by everyone. Your Guide to Office Baby Showers: Q & A   Is it ok to throw a shower at all? First thing’s first – before jumping in, make sure that you’ve cleared it with both the expecting person and your HR department. If the expecting mom or dad would feel uncomfortable with a shower being thrown for them, respect their wishes. And at some companies, HR may way to take the lead on all celebrations, so make sure you’re good there, too. And even though surprises are fun, it’s probably wisest not to risk it unless you’re absolutely sure they would love it.   Who should be in charge, and who should be enlisted to help? If you’re their closest work-friend, manager or direct report, congratulations – you’re the one who should be in charge. If you need assistance in putting the shower together, ask their department co-workers or those you know are friendly with the expectant person to help. Most importantly, it is best to keep the guest of honor involved in the whole process, so that they feel good about all of it.   When should an office baby shower take place? Most people would prefer for an office party to be short and sweet, not taking...

12 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Do you manage a team of employees? Being in a position of authority, management or leadership comes with a lot of responsibility. You are ultimately accountable for the performance, efficiency, success and morale of your team. It is easy to be “in charge”, but it takes a lot to be a good leader. So here are 12 ways that you can be a better leader in your position – starting today.   12 Ways to Become a Better Leader   1. Listen More, Speak Less First and foremost, your team wants to know that their ideas and opinions are heard and valued. The more you listen, the more you will find that your team listens when you speak.   2. Know Potential When You See It In a leadership role, it’s fairly safe to assume that you’re also in the hiring position. Therefore, pay attention to your employees’ potential. Don’t just scan the resume looking for a needed set of skills. Build a team that can grow, encourage growth, and you’ll see so much more engagement.   3. Be Liberal with Positive Feedback, Frugal with Criticism In this great article, the author writes, “It sounds corny, and maybe you can overdo this one, but I honestly believe many employees in young companies need constant encouragement. We live in complex, competitive times and people are inundated with too many tasks and not enough time. Technology and business life can be overwhelming, so it’s important to point out any “wins” no matter how small. And, if you do have to criticize, think seriously about the impact first.”   4. Avoid Gossip...

2019 Business Gift Trends

The holidays are not the only time to give business gifts! All year long, employees, clients and colleagues deserve to be recognized and appreciated. It’s the way we strengthen and reinforce business bonds! That’s why it’s so important to remember birthdays, send thank yous, and reward a job well done. A great business gift reflects the very best of your company. And when your gifts are memorable, your company will be, too. To get with the times and make sure you’re always making an impact with your gift, let’s take a look at some of the best business gift trends this year.   Company “Swag” is Out… For the most part (and of course there are some exceptions), corporate “swag” does not have the clout that it once did. Overall, most employees view logo’d pens, frisbees, flash drives and coffee cups imprinted with the company logo as pretty thoughtless. Actually, promotional swag can send the opposite of your intended message! Instead of saying, “you’re valued and appreciated”, cheap logo’d items like stickers and mouse pads send a message that says “we didn’t put much thought into this gift, because we don’t put much thought into you”. Ouch. But Branded Gifts are In. Show your clients you really appreciate their business! Tell your employees that their role makes a huge difference! Face the facts: your company’s success rides on the backs of hard-working employees, great customer service and loyal clients. If you recognize that you wouldn’t be where you are without your team and your customers, prove it. Make business gift giving part of your business strategy, and not with...
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