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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...

5 Unique Gifts Your Clients Will Love

When it comes to client gifts, making sure that your company sticks in their mind is the #1 objective. Therefore, the gifts you gift to your clients should be, first and foremost, unique and memorable. After all, the biggest objective is making that client a return customer. So how does GiftTree help ensure that your clients will remember your company by your gifts? Exclusive Containers: Our gift baskets and hampers are meant to be repurposed after the contents of the basket have been enjoyed. This serves as a constant reminder of your generosity. Personalized and Branded Elements: There are so many ways to personalize your gifts. Add your company logo or message to plaques, ribbons, hang tags and so much more. Personalization truly does leave a lasting impression. A Card From You, Attached to the Gift: Most other gift companies print your message on the packing slip, which is either laying at the bottom of the box or taped to the outside. These types of papers get lost and missed all the time! At GiftTree, our production team (the ones who lovingly pack your gift baskets and get them ready to ship) tie a ribbon around your basket and attach a decorative note card bearing your personal gift message, tied directly on to the ribbon. There’s no way your clients will miss it. 5 Unique Gifts Your Clients Will Love (and Remember)  These five best sellers never miss the mark, getting 5-Star reviews time after time. The Finer Things Gift Basket This two bottle wine basket is perfect to send to a group or office staff. Berry-rich Cabernet and old...

An Easy Way to Remember Every Birthday

Business owners and HR professionals – does it seem like a major task to mark and remember every birthday within your company and clientele? Whether celebrating clients or employees, our Birthday Club process makes it easy to ensure birthdays are recognized in style. You’ll be kept up-to-date as birthday gifts are shipped out to each recipient. Never miss a birthday again! Here’s how it works: 1. Head to GiftTree’s Birthday Club Page & download the form. 2. Fill out all the information – add names, dates, preferred gifts, personalized messages – whatever you desire. 3. Email the completed form to one of our Account Executives (birthdayclub@gifttree.com) 4. Our Account Executive will contact you, approve your gift schedule, and you. Are. Done! Off the bat, it may seem like a time-consuming task, but it takes much longer to create your own calendar, shop, personalize, order, ship and deliver yourself. One form and you’re on easy street, where every client, employee and colleague’s birthday is remembered and honored with a lasting gift they’ll love. Trust us to take care of it all!   Click HERE to shop our amazing collection of Birthday...

Gifts That Celebrate (Without Champagne)

When you think about celebrations, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Why, Champagne, of course! However, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea (er, glass of Champagne). Many adults abstain from drinking alcohol due to health, religion, or personal taste. So when a milestone arises, say, a birthday, an anniversary or an achievement, what do you give them? Here are some of GiftTree’s bestselling congratulations gifts that celebrate without Champagne. Sweet Celebration Fruit Basket Gift-grade pears, crisp apples and succulent oranges are picked fresh from the orchard for this picnic-style hamper, paired with gourmet chocolates, candies, cookies and snacks (and don’t forget about the sparkling French lemonade!) for a truly sweet celebration.   Congratulations Candle This charming candle holds a tea light, features a hammered copper lid and bears the inspirational message: “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way”. With its warm glow and natural finish, this candle is perfect for bringing love and joy into any home.   Starbucks® Morning Perks Coffee Collection GiftTree and Starbucks® present this exclusive coffee and cocoa collection to make every morning bright. Whole bean Pike Place® Roast coffee is paired with cookies, chocolates and more. Served up with two ceramic mugs and even some decadent hot cocoa mix, this iconic gift leaves a lasting impression for every coffee and chocolate lover on your list.   Sweet Success Bouquet Just imagine how sweet it will be when this cheerful arrangement arrives at the door, bringing smiles to all who receive it. Arriving in a sparkling glass...

Make Your Business Gifts Memorable: It’s All in the Details

Giving meaningful business gifts to employees or clients is just as much about the giver as it is about the recipient. The offering you present to celebrate an occasion or mark a milestone is, in essence, a representation of your company’s feelings toward that person or occasion. Through gift giving, it’s important not to let the reason that we’re giving pass right by, leaving the moment understated. Here at GiftTree, we think a lot of that declaration is expressed through the presentation of the best business gifts. Of course, getting a gift from anyone for any reason is always a joy, but have you ever received an unwrapped gift? Didn’t it sort of feel like someone was just kind of handing you something? If you really want to make your business gifts memorable, consider the presentation of your gift! After all, so much of the excitement is the moment as they’re unwrapping, right before the reveal. There’s that wonderful anticipation of “what on earth could this be?”, and it just goes to show that presentation matters. It’s All in the Details So how does GiftTree make our business gifts truly meaningful? Your gift message is printed on a card and attached to your gift, where it won’t get lost or missed. A handy little pair of scissors included to easily open up all the goodies! Customizable ribbon is tied by hand around every gift basket! Personalized details such as engraving, sandblasting, plaques, hang-tags and more. Baskets and hampers made from enduring materials to be repurposed (making your gift even more memorable!). We can tell you about all the details,...

Giving Gifts to the Legal Professional

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – Shakespeare Shakespeare’s character Dick the Butcher was being none too kind in this phrase from the play Henry VI, but he was really reflecting upon the notion of the people – that all lawyers were corrupt, conniving, and didn’t deserve a place in society. These days, most people don’t feel the same way about lawyers, especially since there are so many different types. Sure, there are prosecutors and criminal lawyers, litigation attorneys and many other types. Those are the first “lawyers” that come to mind. But what about the attorneys who help families prepare wills, or sign off on leases and contracts to make sure that every part of a deal is fair and organized? We need lawyers for every part of our day and every part of our civilized society.   We Need Lawyers! Be Kind to Lawyer’s Day is April 9th   Therefore, in 2017, April 9th was declared Be Kind to Lawyers Day! The best way to celebrate is to make sure that the legal professionals in your life know how much you appreciate the work they do. Take some time to really understand the struggles they face, and send them a gift basket to let them know you care about their efforts. Has a lawyer helped you in a child custody case, or sorted things out with an unruly neighbor? If so, Be Kind To Lawyers Day is the perfect chance to send a little thank you for what they’ve done. Make ake sure you’re familiar with the law firm’s ground rules for business...

Great Gifts for the Keto & Low Carb Lifestyles

Let’s face it – food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So it’s only natural that food makes a wonderful gift! Whether the recipient is personal or professional, giving high-quality delectable food gifts is pretty much guaranteed to be a hit. However, what if the person you’re shopping for is on a restricted diet, like Keto, Atkins or Low Carb? That’s where GiftTree comes in! Here are some great Low Carb and Keto gift ideas! Low-carbohydrate, and more recently, Ketogenic diets have seen a surge in popularity. Opting for high-fat, low-carb and low-sugar foods pushes the body into a mode where it’s burning fat for fuel, rather than getting its energy from the intake of sugar and carbs. Many Americans are choosing to fill up on meats, cheese, eggs and veggies, while avoiding sweets, pasta, potatoes, bread and rice. We have tons of options that are perfect for recipients who are living the low-carb and Keto life.   Gift Ideas for Keto & Low Carb Diets The French Connection Relax in luxury with this spread of French cheeses and charcuterie that’s nothing short of magnifique! Each artisanal cheese is cut-to-order by world-renowned Murray’s cheese makers, gently wrapped in specialty paper and shipped with ice packs to preserve its perfectly cool condition. Presented in a rustic wooden crate, it’s a gracious offering for those with excellent taste.                   The Maître d’Selection Premium charcuterie including Toscano Fennel Salami and Jamon Iberico. Widely considered to be the world’s finest ham, Jamon Iberico de Bellota originates from free-range hogs that roam the oak forests of Western Spain...

3 Tips to Giving the Best Wine Gifts

Not all of us are sommeliers or wine experts. So when it comes to choosing the wine that conveys the impression you’re hoping to achieve, it can be tricky! Here are our top three go-to tips when it comes to giving the best wine gifts. TIP #1 – The relationship you have with your recipient should be taken into account first and foremost. Is the wine gift for your boss? Just because your boss is a wine lover, he might not appreciate a Gewürztraminer or a pink Moscato. So consider the relationship that you have – is it personal or professional? Also, take the occasion into account as well. A bottle of Champagne as a gift for someone who has been sick with the flu isn’t really a very thoughtful gift. TIP #2 – If you know of a particular label that he or she already loves, play it safe! Why take a chance when you already know what will make them happy? If you’re unsure of their particular wine tastes, try to gauge what they might like at a very base level. When you saw them at that Christmas party, were they drinking red or white wine? If all else fails, reach out to someone close to them and ask! It’s totally acceptable to approach a close friend or family member and say something like, “I’d love to surprise her with a bottle of wine. Any recommendations on what she might like?” TIP #3 – Presentation matters. Up the game and elevate the gift with spectacular presentation (we love our Burlwood boxes). Especially if you’re giving a wine gift you...

Spirited Gifts for Inspirational Women

This Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! Here at GiftTree we’re big supporters of this holiday, and have the Women’s Day gifts to prove it. But first, here’s a little about the history of IWD. Even though the holiday was made “official” by the United Nations in 1975, the first IWD was declared in the US in 1909. In the turn of the 19th century, women’s oppression and inequality was inspiring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. (Source) International Women’s Day Today Today, the world has indeed seen progress toward equality for women, but there is still work to do. Women are not paid equally to their male counterparts. They’re not present in equal numbers in business or politics. Globally, women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. However, we have female astronauts and prime ministers, girls are welcomed to universities, it’s possible for women to have careers and families. Women have real choices. And so, each year on International Women’s Day, the world inspires women and celebrates their achievements. Celebrate the strong, inspiring and successful women in your life with a gift! Here are some great Women’s Day gift ideas.    Keepsakes, Flowers & Gifts to Pamper Her Bath & Body Invigoration Artisan Sand Inlet Cuff Posh Pinks Engraved Keepsake Tray   Chocolate, Fruit, Wine & Champagne Bountiful Cellar Champagne & Chocolate Fresh Fruit & Godiva Generous Gourmet Chocolate & Nuts   Comment Below Who is the most inspirational...

Terrific Treats for the Break Room

This Friday March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day. If you’re looking for something delicious to send to the office, you’ve come to the right place! GiftTree specializes in delivering extraordinary, delicious gifts. Whether you have a team of twenty employees or a hundred, GiftTree has tons of delectable options. Let’s take a look at some terrific treats for the break room. Above all, employees should feel valued all year long. Let your employees know you appreciate their hard work – it doesn’t have to be Employee Appreciation Day to show your thanks! Terrific Treats for the Break Room There are so many ways to Recognize and Reward Employees – Companies with high employee engagement have 50% higher sales. They experience 22% higher productivity. Studies show that most employees feel happier and more productive at work after being positively recognized. As a result of this, they also feel more satisfied with their jobs. On a wider level, appreciation improves a company’s overall culture. For most, the ideal work environment is one where people are put first. By creating a culture of consistent recognition, you’re creating an environment that makes it a pleasure for employees to come to work every day. Fresh Fruit Gifts Decadent Chocolate Baskets Cheese & Charcuterie Cookies & Brownies   Comment Below What do you think is the best way to show Employee...

The Best Employee Appreciation Gifts

March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day! Are you a business owner or part of an HR department? If so, Employee Appreciation Day is a perfect chance to show staff the work they do is valued. One of the best ways to show employee appreciation is with gifts. At all different price points, these tokens of gratitude send a message that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! Here are some of the best employee appreciation gifts. Personalized Delights for the Desk Embossed Fine Leather Journal Desktop Artisan Compass Personalized Leather Cord Traveler Personalized Thank You Wine Crate GiftTree’s personalized gifts for Employee Appreciation Day are extraordinary. We pay special attention to the finishing touches of your gift, including a card bearing your personal message, ribbon and personalization.   Gift Baskets of Goodies for the Group Bountiful Cellar Encore Gourmet Orchard Harvest Four Seasons Looking for something to send to a group? If so, our gourmet gift baskets are perfect. Imagine any of these showing up in the break room at the office! Your employees will enjoy every sip, nibble and moment of Employee Appreciation Day. Fresh Flowers & Plants for the Office Thank You Jewel Garden Radiant Blooms Bouquet Orchard Harvest Oceanside Garden   Order Today! You’ll have Guaranteed Delivery By Friday, March 1st. Check out the rest! Explore more Employee Appreciation Gifts here!  ...

GiftTree’s 10 Best Wine Baskets to Give As Gifts

Commemorating a new partnership, thanking a colleague for a business referral, receiving exceptional medical care – these are all great reasons to give a beautiful gift basket. Here at GiftTree we particularly love wine gift baskets – it’s so much more than just a gift, it’s a whole experience. When your recipient spreads out everything in their wine gift basket, sees the great wine and the perfect pairings, they’ll be so excited to taste it all. And best of all, you are the one who gets the recognition! Your great taste and generosity will stand out and be remembered. With all that being said, let’s have a look at GiftTree’s 10 best wine gift baskets to give as gifts – onward!   Wine Baskets Under $100  Wine Tasting and Chocolatier’s Selection. “Berry-rich” is the word I think of to describe this basket – a milk chocolate tablet with real bits of raspberry, chocolate balsamic strawberries and Koppers’ chocolate-covered cherries are just some of the decadent confections. They’re paired with an aromatic Chardonnay and a beautifully lush Cellar Master’s California red blend. Ships to every eligible state, including New York and Illinois! Country Estate. A full-bodied red blend and a golden Chardonnay are paired with gourmet sweets and savory snacks like Ghirardelli sea salt chocolate, Camembert cheese and roasted sea salt almonds, creating an idyllic countryside picnic no matter where the celebration may be. Ships to every eligible state, including New York and Illinois! The Finer Things. Velvety 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...
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