Ten Amazing Gifts for New Homeowners

Aren’t new beginnings the best? Whether it’s the first or the third, buying a new home is a great thing! A fresh start is cause for celebration, especially after enduring all the stresses that home buying brings. Congratulate those sellers, welcome the new owners with a housewarming gift they’re going to appreciate and remember. Here are 10 amazing gifts for new home owners!   Personalized Housewarming Gift Ideas   Gourmet Housewarming Gift Ideas   Memorable Wine Gifts Even More Unique Gift Ideas   If you are a Realtor, a Lending Officer or just a friend, give a housewarming gift that will make them feel welcomed into their home and make you look...

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...

Friday Wine Down: Boundary Post Ranch Pinot Noir

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts, and when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to a rare Cabernet for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!   This Week’s Friday Wine Down: Boundary Post Ranch Pinot Noir   About This Wine An agile falcon with keen eyes, the American Kestrel glides on cool winds that flow from San Pablo Bay, guarding the rows of Mitsuko’s Vineyard where Pinot Noir vines are nurtured. This Napa side of the Carneros AVA provides the ideal climate to produce some of the most engaging examples of Pinot Noir. The marine winds, low yield and long, flavor-building hang-time enables the fruit to reach peak flavor maturity and deep, concentrated flavor.   Tasting Notes On the nose, enjoy baking spices, red raspberries and rose petal aromas. Lush flavors of dark cherry and wild earthiness round out this medium-bodied Pinot with an elegant, balanced acidity.   Suggestions for Serving and Pairing It is recommended that this Pinot Noir is decanted for an hour before enjoying, and prolong cellaring will reward the collector. Mouthwatering and vibrant, this silky Pinot Noir makes an excellent companion to a summer evening with the grill! Think rack of lamb with fresh rosemary,  buttered garlicky grilled vegetables, or a cheeseboard carrying an aged farmhouse cheddar.   Try Boundary Post Ranch Pinot Noir today! It’s the perfect gift for...

Show Dad He’s Loved: Father’s Day Activity & Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is such a great opportunity to show Dad he’s loved. However, it is not always easy coming up with a fun activity or gift to make the day really special! Sure, taking him out to lunch or dinner are both good ideas. But here are some truly unique Father’s Day activity and gift ideas that we think Dad (or grandpa, or husband, or uncle…) might really enjoy. Onward!   Ten Father’s Day Activity Ideas 🎨 Is there a museum in your city or town that he’s never visited? Explore your local historical, art, science or natural history museum! ⛳ If Dad is more of a get-up-and-go type, how about a hike or a round of golf? A sunny afternoon outdoors is always good for the soul. 🏙 Spend a day with Dad sightseeing in your own city and discover it in a new light. A bicycle tour might be perfect! 🍻 Does he enjoy spirits? If so, take a tour and enjoy a tasting at a local winery, distillery or brewery! 🛶 Does a local body of water offer any boat rentals? Taking a few kayaks, a canoe or stand-up paddle boards out on the water is a great idea. Wear your life jackets! 🌱 Head over to Dad’s house with the kids and clean up his lawn or garden. It’s hard work to keep up with yard work, and Dad will appreciate your help! ✔ Is there a chore he’s been putting off, such as cleaning out gutters, washing the car, staining the deck or chopping wood? Imagine Dad waking up on Father’s Day to find...

Friday Wine Down: Claribel Bright & Beautiful Rosé

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts, and when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to a rare Cabernet for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!   This Week’s Friday Wine Down: Claribel Bright & Beautiful Rosé   About This Wine Made in the traditional Provençal style, the flavors and the generous palate of Claribel Bright & Beautiful Rosé harmonize with a brilliance that can only be claimed by the warm California Coast.   Tasting Notes Aged in new French oak barrels, this vibrant rosé boasts radiant aromas of strawberries and white flowers. It is balanced by apricot and peach notes with a light oak finish. Light-bodied and food-friendly, Claribel shows a focused, brilliant acidity with balanced minerality on the finish.   Suggestions for Serving and Pairing The ideal warm-weather wine, it is recommended that this Rosé is served chilled, between 46 and 57ºF. The refreshing acidity in Claribel pairs perfectly with poached salmon topped with lemon aioli, tiger prawns sautéed in garlic butter, light savory appetizers, or bay scallops in a tarragon cream sauce.   Try Claribel Bright & Beautiful Rosé today! It’s the perfect gift for any spring or summer occasion. Check out the gorgeous gift crate it arrives in – click here to order today.   Comment Below Have you had a chance to taste Claribel Bright & Beautiful Rosé? If so,...

Celebrate National Cheese Day!

You may want to be sitting down for this… TODAY 🧀 IS 🧀 NATIONAL 🧀 CHEESE  🧀 DAY. June 3rd is National Cheese Day!!! Every year, Americans eat about 30 pounds of cheese, and if you’re French, it’s closer to 50. For cheese lovers, the word “love” doesn’t quite go far enough to describe our passion and devotion to cheese. Whether oozing out of a sandwich, melting on a nacho, piled on pizza or sliced on its own, cheese is the most important culinary creation in the history of the world.  The conclusion? Cheese is necessary for the continued survival of the human race. And so, today is that sacred day  to honor the glory and majesty that is cheese. Here at GiftTree, we think the best way to celebrate cheese day is by sending a fellow cheese-lover one of these top-rated gifts. Top Rated Cheese & Charcuterie Gifts for National Cheese Day   Top Shelf Cheese & Charcuterie Basket All-natural, salty, creamy Prosciutto from Niman Ranch is joined by Danish blue and smoked apple walnut cheeses, olives and Fermin Salchichon Iberico. crafted from wild pigs who roam the hillsides of the Iberian Peninsula feeding only on acorns. Honestly, tasting is believing! Iberico ham is prized all around the world.                   The French Connection Relax in luxury with this spread of French cheeses and charcuterie that’s nothing short of magnifique! World-renowned Murray’s cheese makers cut every cheese to order, gently wrapping it in specialty paper and shipping with ice packs to preserve its perfect condition.               Gourmand’s Cheese Selection A...

June is Rose Month

🌹June is Rose month! Did you know every birth month has its own flower? In fact, each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning. The Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. During the Victorian age, it was considered improper to express your true feelings out loud. So in order to avoid that, flowers were given coded messages through their color! That way, the sender’s sentiments would be delivered right to the object of their affection. June’s birth flower, the rose, comes in a full rainbow of colors. Therefore, it has many intricate meanings. In fact, an entire letter could be composed with just a bouquet of roses! Here are some of the meanings behind roses’ popular colors. Floriography in Roses   Red Roses: Passion, Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect Overall, sending red roses is sending a message of passionate love. The color red was the preferred color of roses for a sweetheart to receive. In fact, we still consider red roses to be “the romantic rose”. That’s why it is still a custom to give your beloved red roses! To give one red rose, simply means “I love you”.   Send a red rose bouquet here!       Yellow Roses: Joy, Friendship, Welcome   The yellow rose has gone through quite a transformation in meanings, and its meaning is still varied throughout different countries. Here in the United States, the Victorian-era meaning of yellow roses was actually jealousy! But the times have changed, and now yellow roses mean “being your friend is a joy”.   Deliver yellow roses to...

8 Great Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is here! It’s time to congratulate the class of 2019, and send them off confidently in the direction of their dreams. What better way to do that than with a gift from GiftTree? Here are eight perfect graduation gifts.   Congratulations to the Graduate Wine Crate Send your congrats to the Grad on a job well done! Your choice of a premium wine is presented in a sturdy Congratulations wine crate, featuring your chosen name, date or inscription. Encore Gourmet Gift Basket Premium confections are paired with savory fare, neatly arranged in this elegant and rustic keepsake woven basket. These gourmet provisions promise to leave everyone with an impression that’s sure to demand an encore. Engraved Bettoni Pen They’ll love using it at their new office. Champagne Wishes Gift Basket Served up in a fleur-de-lis keepsake container, it’s an elegant gift that is sure to surprise, delight and leave a lasting impression. Embossed Fine Leather Journal Becomes the constant companion of any graduate who receives it, as they use it to journal, take down notes and reminders, and connect the imagination to the written word. The Royal Treatment Wine Gift Basket Give that Grad the Royal Treatment!   You Did It! Oreo Cookies Everyone will adore and savor this charming collection of Oreo cookies!   Graduation Champagne Chiller Go all out for the grad – luxury Champagne in a keepsake chiller.       Comment Below What do you think makes a great graduation...

2019 Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner! What are you doing for Dad this year? If you’re across the miles, sending a gift to Dad is the perfect way to let him know you’re thinking of him. And Father’s Day isn’t just for your dad! Anyone who has been there for you deserves to be honored. That could be an uncle, grandfather, brother, and especially your husband. Here are some perfect Father’s Day Gifts from our 2019 collection!   Make It His – Personalized Father’s Day Gifts Great Brew Personalized Pint Glasses Father’s Day Snack Box Lewis & Clark Compass Customized Bottle of Wine for Dad     Up His Game – Gifts for the Golfer Personalized Putting Set Leather Bound Golf Log Golfer’s Personalized Slate Coasters Genuine Leather Utility Pouch   Please His Palate – Gourmet Gifts for Dad Fit For Royalty Basket Father’s Day Wine & Gourmet Experience Deluxe Cured Meats & Imported Cheese The Godiva Chocolatier Collection     There is so much more to see over at GiftTree.com! Click Here to View The Rest of The Father’s Day...

Are You Using the Right Wine Glass?

Notice how a wine glass is tilted while you drink? The shape of that glass sends the wine to different parts of your palate. Recently, a few of us at GiftTree headed to a wine glass demonstration hosted by Riedel. We couldn’t believe the difference in taste when transferring the same wine from one glass to another. A French Sauvignon Blanc tasted absolutely divine in its classic egg-shaped glass. But when poured into an Oaked Chardonnay glass, the wine turned watery. The aroma and flavor completely dissipated.  Many wine lovers seem to believe that they “don’t like a certain varietal”. However, the truth is they may not have had it in the right glass! To make certain you are tasting your wine in its true form, using the proper wine glass is especially important. Are you using the right wine glass for your favorite wines? Find out here! Sparkling Wine The classic Champagne flute has been the standard sparkling wine glass for centuries, and for good reason. A narrow bowl allows for the bubbles to stay intact. In recent years, tulip-shaped sparkling wine glasses have gained popularity – the widened lip at the top allows for the wine to breathe a little and develop its flavor and aroma. In the past, coupes were very popular wine glasses. The wide bowl forced the bubbles to dissipate quickly, softening the wine and developing its fruitiness. Examples of Sparkling Wine: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, US Sparkling (Brut & Extra Dry), Spumante, Sparkling Rosé.    Dry White Wine This tall and slender egg-shaped glass has a wider bowl that narrows at the rim to...

Summertime Sipping: 10 Sunny Wines for Summer

Ah, summer! What a glorious time of year. Bees buzzing, fruit ripening, the sound of kids playing in the sprinklers. Don’t the words “summer evening” just make you want to sit out on the back patio? If you’re anything like us, no balmy summer evening is complete without a glass of wine to match the season. Here are 10 wines for summer, perfect for swirling and sipping. Onward! 1.  Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier This enchanting medium-bodied white blend is one of our all-time favorites here at GiftTree. It’s crisp, dry and elegant with hints of apple blossom, spring flowers, and lively melon flavors. We love it on its own, served nice and chilled, or paired with a variety of dishes such as grilled chicken! Find it in our Fine Wine Tote.   2. Martin Craig Luminist Chardonnay With a brightness that can only be claimed by Sonoma County’s sun-soaked Russian River Valley, our Luminist Chardonnay is masterfully made in collaboration with winemaker Glenn Hugo. Radiant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest are balanced with stone fruit notes and a smooth, light oak finish. Available in a variety of our gift baskets, like Private Reserve.   3. Bridlemile Pinot Noir Who says summer is reserved for only pink and white wines? Here in Oregon, Dundee Hills AVA is the perfect climate for this cuvée, produced in collaboration with renowned Pinot Noir maker Archery Summit. This medium-light-bodied Pinot opens with wood violet and cocoa aromas, uncovering flavors of black cherry and spice. It’s a wonderful gift in our Wine Steward Luxury Caddy, and pretty sharp-looking, too!   4. Claribel Bright & Beautiful...

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...

May is National BBQ Month!

How’s the weather in your area? Most of the United States is in full-blown Spring mode right now. That makes us think about one thing: grilling. May is National BBQ Month! It’s time to wheel out that barbecue and get grilling. Whether you use charcoal, gas, a smoker or a portable for tailgating, grilling is essential to this time of year. What will you be grilling this summer? If you’re looking for some delicious options, we’ve got your meats! Chicago Steak Company Gifts What began in 1963 as a small family run butcher shop called Meats by Linz, Chicago Steak Company is now one of the nation’s leading home deliverers of USDA prime beef. Chicago Steak Company is proud to continue the rich tradition of delivering midwestern corn-fed aged USDA Prime Beef and Premium USDA Choice steaks to homes and businesses across America.  A proud partner of Chicago Steak Company, GiftTree is delighted to offer four exclusively curated gifts for the grill. You won’t believe how luscious these steaks are, and what great summer gifts they make! 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. Gift Includes: Two (2) 6 oz. Filet Mignons, Two (2) 10 oz. Boneless Strips, Two (2) 8 oz. Sirloin Steaks, Two (2) 8 oz. Ribeyes. 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...

Why We Gift Wednesday: Graduation Gift Ideas!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday: Graduation Gift Ideas! THEY DID IT! Graduation is here and it’s time to congratulate the Class of 2019 for all the hard work they put in to make it to graduation day. They’ve run a gauntlet of countless tests, group assignments, papers, presentations, read thousands of pages, and are finally able to say that they’ve accomplished a major goal. So, this Why We Gift Wednesday, our caps go off to those who’ve made it to the finish line. They deserve a pat on the back, a hug, maybe a large glass of wine (if of age!), and a great graduation gift to celebrate their achievement. Click on any image below!   Comment Below: Did someone in your life recently graduate? Or do you know someone who was the first in their family to graduate from high school or college? Share your story and it could be featured on the next Why We Gift...

A Perfect Bouquet for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day flowers are the perfect gift. Imagine lush, beautifully fresh blossoms, hand-delivered in a keepsake vase, perfectly arranged. There’s nothing Mom needs to do but display them and enjoy! Here are a few of our favorite Mother’s Day bouquets. Place your order for delivery today – florists all around the country will be very busy this Mother’s Day – their order slots are filling up fast! GiftTree Mother’s Day Bouquet Staff Picks Blush Life Bouquet This luxurious bouquet of roses, lilies and hydrangea in fresh shades of pink, peach and green is sure to put some cheerful color in Mom’s cheeks! The delicate ribbons dress up the graceful glass vase.   Regal Blossoms Bouquet Treat her like a Queen with this royalty-worthy gift of roses and lilies! Mom will love the lush, fragrant blooms and stunning, hand-glazed ceramic art piece with glossy gradient finish. Washed in Pink Bouquet This pretty present of pink roses and lavender blooms is arranged in a hand-blown, art-glass vase with frosted finish and the prettiest shade of pink. Happy Times for Mom Bouquet Sunny roses, bright pink carnations, and lively button pompons are cheerfully arranged in a glass vase to bring happiness and warm wishes to Mom.   Mod Mademoiselle Straight from a Parisian market, this hand-glazed metal water pitcher brings the perfect vintage touch to a timeless bouquet of peach roses and burgundy mums.   Explore the rest of the Mother’s Day Flowers Collection Here   Comment Below What is your mother’s favorite...

Mother’s Day Promotion: Free Ribbon!

This year we’re running a special Mother’s Day promotion on some of our best selling baskets! Through May 10th, enjoy a FREE ribbon emblazoned with the message “Happy Mother’s Day”, hand-tied around your gift basket for Mom. Just look for the red Free Ribbon for Mom badge on our Mother’s Day gifts page. Checkout is fast and simple, and we’ll deliver by Mother’s Day. Don’t wait to order – these baskets are going fast, and many of them will sell out.   Best Selling Mother’s Day Gift Baskets Mom’s Heart of Gold Mother’s Day on 5th Avenue Opulent Mother’s Day Spa Basket Fresh Fruit & Godiva for Mom   There are even more options online! Just look for the red Free Ribbon for Mom badge on our Mother’s Day gifts page. Checkout is fast and simple, and we’ll deliver by Mother’s Day. Don’t wait to order – these baskets are going fast, and many of them will sell out. And remember – it doesn’t have to be Mom – wives, grandmas, aunts, sisters, cousins – every mother deserves to be...

2019 Mother’s Day Gifts Collection

Time is flying by – Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day! It’s time to start thinking about how to honor the special ladies in your life. She doesn’t have to be your mother to be celebrated on Mother’s Day – your wife, aunt, grandma, sister or any leading lady who’s had a positive impact on your life deserves to be shown some love! Behold the GiftTree 2019 Mother’s Day Gifts Collection! GiftTree’s 2019 Mother’s Day Collection Fresh Baked Bath Bombs! These little lovelies may look good enough to eat, but please don’t! Lo and behold, 6 “cupcake” bath bombs arrive just in time for a fizzy bath-time soak. First, fill the tub with warm water. Separate the “frosting” from the base and hold the frosting under the running water to create a bubble bath! Then drop in the cupcake bath bomb and enjoy the beautiful fizzing colors and delicious scents. If they’re dreaming of a cupcake-scented getaway, give this sweet escape from reality.   Good Impressions Mother’s Day Wine Basket Combine the best of both worlds with this gift of luscious chocolates from favorite gourmet chocolatiers, arranged with two bottles of wine – a delicate, aromatic chardonnay and a deep, full-bodied red blend. And for a limited time, add a free “Happy Mother’s Day” ribbon!Birdhouse for the Garden Delicious and delectable premium bird seed coats this wooden House and decorated with sweet spring fruits. A delightful treat for your favorite backyard birds and a thoughtful gift for any bird lover. Made of millet, black sunflower seeds, papaya, strawberries, blueberries and more! Perfect Apple Pie Crate Quaint and cute and...
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