Saturday, October 20th is Sweetest Day! “What is Sweetest Day?,” you ask, “Is it like Valentine’s Day?”  Contrary to common belief, Sweetest Day is not a romantic holiday for couples at all. Think of it more as a “Gesture of Kindness Day”. While only a small portion of the United States knows about this Midwest tradition, we’re all about celebrating Sweetest Day here at GiftTree.

The History of Sweetest Day

Since the 1920s, Sweetest Day has been an Ohio tradition every third Saturday in October. A candy maker in Ohio named Herbert Kingston created the holiday because he wanted to give candy away (rather than boost sales) as a gesture of kindness to the poor and needy in Cleveland. Sweetest Day’s original name was “The Sweetest Day of the Year”, because it’s an opportunity to remember those less fortunate and do something sweet.

What Sweetest Day Looks Like Today

Today, people give each other Sweetest Day gifts in the form of candy, flowers, or greeting cards to those who may sometimes feel forgotten about. They want to show them that they’re thought about often, cared for and loved. With that, GiftTree has a great collection of Sweetest Day gifts – here’s some of our personal favorites, guaranteed to make everyone feel special. And if you order before 2pm on Wednesday 10.17.18, you can have your sweet gift delivered in time.

French Macaron Collection

Pastry masters Bo & Bon present a collection of macarons. Handcrafted using only the finest ingredients, these French confections are sweet, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Presented in a gift box, it’s a sophisticated gesture for Sweetest Day! 29 Kosher Macarons in  flavors including Vanilla, Pistachio, Strawberry and Chocolate.




Blooming Splendor

A study in loveliness, this pretty pastel bouquet is made with classic flowers for a look that is fresh from the garden. A sparkling lavender glass cube vase holds a fresh bouquet, ready to brighten up any home or office.


The Godiva Chocolatier Collection

This Sweetest Day, send your very best wishes with this decadent gift. Presented in a book replica, this is one of our most popular gifts and a joy to receive.


Explore our entire Sweetest Day Collection and do something sweet on October 20th!