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4th of July By The Numbers

Happy 4th of July! This year to celebrate, we created this fun and informative infographic to explore our nation’s history on this star spangled day. Check it...

Why We Gift Wednesday (Just Being There Edition)

Sometimes just being there for someone, and making it known, is all it takes to help someone through a hard time. Do you have someone in your life that always makes a point of being there for you when you need it? What about you? Do you make it known when you’re there to support those around you? Sometimes the smallest things and actions, like listening, or just showing up, can make the biggest impact to others.   Share this Why We Gift Wednesday’s post to your friends and family on social media with the hashtag #WhyWeGiftWednesday, and pass this simple message on. Also, remember to share your story in the comments below – we love hearing from...

7 Wow-Worthy Anniversary Gift Ideas

Celebrating an anniversary commemorates the lasting commitment of a relationship. The only problem is – you have to come up with a unique gift every year to wow your significant other! Luckily, here at GiftTree we’ve curated a collection of wow-worthy anniversary gift ideas that are unique on their own – and many with personalize-able messaging to make them even more special. So worry not, your anniversary gift this year will truly deliver! Here are 7 ideas to get you started:   Personalized Anniversary Wine Crate Honor your lasting relationship with this one-of-a-kind anniversary gift. Your special message is engraved onto a beautiful wooden wine crate filled with your choice of premium wine. Choose your wine from our selection of Tanner Ridge and Simi Alexander valley bottles, then choose your heartfelt inscription for an extra special touch.         Loving Anniversary Candle Send a special message to the one you love with a meaningful and heartwarming keepsake. With its warm coloration and finish, the candle is perfect for any home, and will last for years to come. The candle’s message reads: “The Best Things in Life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way”, and delivery includes a beautiful box decorated with flowers and ribbon.         Anniversary Champagne & Confections Make it a special occasion with the exceptional gift of world-class bubbly combined with pecan nougat caramels and an elegant classic Champagne chiller. With your choice of luxury brand champagne from Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Perrier-Jouet, or Cristal, this gift is sure to be a memorable hit that...

How To Host a Blind Wine Tasting Party

Blind wine tasting parties are a super fun twist on the typical gathering of friends over food and wine. If you’re on the hunt for some fun wine party ideas, these tips will go a long way towards making sure your party is one guaranteed to be a fun wine-filled night of discovery, and probably some hilarity at completely wrong guesses. Read on for our recommendations for how to make sure your party goes down in history for all the right reasons!   Pick a Theme, And then Pick Your Wines  Some great theme ideas include an “around the world” theme with wines of the same varietal from several different countries, wines from only one country or region known for it’s distinct varietals, like France or Chile, wines of all one color but with very distinct varietal characteristics such as all reds, rosés or whites, or wines under a certain price point, like $20. We’ve even heard a rumor of a very mean trick one host played on guests when five bottles of the exact same wine were put out and devilishly revealed guests had described the “different” wines in hilariously different ways. Try this one if you’re the prankster type!   Be Considerate When Choosing Your Wines While picking the wines, it’s important to consider the wine knowledge level of your guests. Don’t choose a super rare or unknown varietal in a group of guests fairly new to wines. Likewise, if you know your guests are practically sommeliers, make sure the wines you choose challenge them a bit to keep things interesting. Or, don’t worry about picking the wines at all and ask each guest...

5 Tactics to Choose a Memorable Wedding Gift

Wedding season is upon us! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already attended two weddings this spring, with two more to go before summer is in full swing. And for each couple entering wedded bliss, the pressure is on to come up with unique wedding gift ideas for to celebrate the happy couple. Sure, a great wedding gift is an opportunity to congratulate the newlyweds, but what makes a truly memorable gift? We’ve got some tips and tactics to help you come up with great wedding gift ideas that leave a lasting impression as they officially begin their new life together.   1. Go big – splurge on a luxury brand and spoil those newlyweds! They’ve put a lot of work in to planning their special day, so why not give them a gift that shows how much you appreciate it? Our Opus One Luxury Wine Basket is a prestigious collection of gourmet delicacies paired with two bottles of Napa Valley’s finest wines.     2. Give a long-lasting gift they’ll cherish forever! Flowers fade, gift cards get used… give those newlyweds a gift they’ll remember and enjoy time and time again. The Admiral Three Piece Bar Gift is an elegant set of stainless steel tools with bone handles and is a perfect addition to the home bar cart.     3. Don’t just give a gift – give an experience. Anyone can give a generic gift they got at a department store, but it takes something special to give a gift that provides a truly unique experience. GiftTree recently teamed up with Blackberry Farm to create a line of gorgeous...

Why We Gift Wednesday

Do you know someone who constantly gives to other people, whether that’s time, energy, money, love, or gifts? This Why We Gift Wednesday we’re recognizing the givers – those that give selflessly and without expectation of anything in return, those who deserve to be recognized the most! If you know someone like this, share your story below! If you have another story behind why you give the gifts you do, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ with the hashtag #WhyWeGiftWednesday and it could be featured as our next WWGW...

Smoky Mountain Sophisticates: Blackberry Farm

One of the world’s most celebrated culinary destinations isn’t an austere restaurant in New York City or Paris. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is a full immersion into the world of fresh, artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine.   In its mastery of southern hospitality, Blackberry Farm navigates the line between rugged and refined in a perfect harmony of haute cuisine and foods indigenous to the Smoky Mountains. Owned and operated by former French Laundry chef Sam Beall and a dedicated staff of farmers, gardeners and artisans, the self-supporting 4,200-acre gastronomic mecca is complete with heirloom gardens, orchards, a farmstead, apiary, dairy and creamery, salumeria, brewery, a legendary wine cellar, two award-winning gourmet restaurants, a wellness spa, and intimate luxury lodgings.   Teaming up with the artisans and culinary masters of Blackberry Farm, GiftTree is thrilled to unveil three exclusively curated gifts from the farm’s world-renowned larders. Blackberry Farm Jam Collection A collection of Blackberry Farm’s most prominent fruit jams – grown, picked and preserved from the farm’s own orchards and gardens. 12 oz. jars of Blackberry, Blueberry, Peach and Strawberry Rhubarb jams are gently arranged in a rustic Blackberry Farm signature birch box. Available only through GiftTree, this silky, tangy jams are perfect for anyone who loves the added touch of something sweet.     Blackberry Farm Exclusive Brunch Gift This exquisite collection delivers the perfect morning in a gift curated exclusively for GiftTree. Delicious griddlecake and biscuit mixes are paired with many delightfully sweet toppings, like blueberry preserves and Appalachian maple syrup. Arranged with premium ham, bacon, and two pounds of grain...

Why We Gift Wednesday (Father’s Day Edition)

It’s the last Why We Gift Wednesday before Father’s Day (that’s this sunday – don’t wait too long to pick a gift for dad!). Today, we’re celebrating the advice dads give to us, whether it comes from years of their own experience, is handed down from their own father, or if it’s a stroke of spur of the moment genius that you end up carrying with you for the rest of your life.   Comment below and share a story about your dad, and then pass this post along via social...

4 Perfect Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

I feel like the phrases “last minute” and “Father’s Day” go hand-in-hand. While weeks are usually spent planning our gifts for Mom, unfortunately Dads seemingly get the short end of the stick. Whether it’s because Father’s Day is after Mother’s Day, or because it’s closer to summertime (and we’re all out enjoying the sun), I usually find myself waiting till the last minute for Dad. Nothing against Dad! Let’s just chalk it up to less than ideal timing… But when you do find yourself searching for a last minute Father’s Day gift, how do you know what to get? Lucky for you, I’ve got four perfect last minute Father’s Day gifts for Dad that will make him think you had a gift picked out for weeks.   Leather Bound Golf Log If your Dad is a golfer, this gift is a MUST. One, easy to remember place to keep track of all of your golfing travels all in a handsome leather bound golf log. The pages have a spot to make a note about which course the round was played, the weather, who played, and more. And the personalization adds a nice personal touch! If you have a few days to spare to order your gift, definitely consider this golf log!     The California Classic Wine Gift Basket Any wine connoisseur loves California wine. And add in fruit and you have an unbeatable last minute wine gift for Father’s Day! This gift can be sent in a jiffy, which is a very nice option to have. One of our reviewers even said their recipient posted a picture of...

Meet The GiftTree Team: Adam, Our PPC Marketing Analyst

When GiftTree works its online marketing magic, Adam Bullock is the man behind the curtain. His expertise in PPC Marketing Analysis is essential to the way our beautiful gifts reach our great customers. We caught up with Adam last week to gain a little insight on his inspirations, aspirations, and what brought him to the world of online marketing.   Tell us a little about your family! I’m fortunate to have my immediate family all within a 10-mile radius, which is what I’ve always dreamed of! My wife and I live with our old English bulldog Winston and two cats, Rufio and Cleo. I have an older brother and an identical twin brother (and yes, we played tricks on people when we were younger). We’re rule-followers (to a fault), so nothing too scandalous ever happened…   What would you say you’re most passionate about? I love the feeling of people pulling for you, so whether it’s my home life, family life, or work life, I’m passionate about being a dependable companion, family member, and teammate. My other passion is working with children. I’m a mentor through 4Results Mentoring, a local organization in Vancouver, Washington, that provides services to vulnerable youth. It’s been an incredible experience, and I would encourage anyone who wanted to give back to his or her community to look into becoming a mentor (they’ll even train you!).   What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend? My weekends are my time to be active. I’ve been training for my first marathon, so lately the weekends have been full of running! And one night every weekend...

Hot Summer Birthday Party Ideas

If you’re someone (or know someone) with a June, July or August Birthday, you know that sometimes summer birthdays get the short end of the stick. You never got to bring cupcakes to school as a kid, you never got the fun of passing out party invitations at school , and all your friends were in summer camp or on family vacations the day of your party. Well, we say, summer birthdays can be some of the best around, if you put some key ideas to work! The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and a whole new world of party possibilities unfolds. Read on for 5 hot summer birthday party ideas: 1. Outdoor Carnival With Games A summer carnival birthday party theme doesn’t need to be expensive to be fun! Party guests can enjoy easy to put together outdoor games where they can win prizes or collect tickets and choose their own prizes at the end. Games such as corn hole, a ping pong ball toss, and even a DIY dunk tank are fun choices! Pinterest is packed with ideas for outdoor games you can make and set up yourself like Giant Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe Frisbee, and Outdoor Bowling. Pick a few, set them up, and have an adult at each game to supervise kids and pass out prizes or tickets to winners. A DIY face painting station, temporary tattoo station, and photo booth along with a concessions stand including popcorn, hot dogs, soft pretzels, caramel apples, and store-bought cotton candy would be great additions to round out the party theme.     2. Outdoor Movie Night with Popcorn Snack Bar An outdoor movie night is such a...

Why We Gift Wednesday (Dad Joke Edition)

Father’s day is less than two weeks away, can you believe it? So, this week on Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re celebrating dads and all that they do – especially the cheesy jokes that only dads can deliver properly to produce the necessary groans and eye rolls from the kids. The very same kids who will likely be telling those same old dad jokes to their own kids years later.   My dad used this one a lot – Me: I’m thirsty. Dad: I’m Friday! (Dad would chuckle to himself while I gave a massive eye roll)   Do you have a favorite joke your dad used to tell? Share it below! *Please, clean jokes...

Father’s Day Contest 2015!

To celebrate Dads and all that they do, we’re giving away this super cool Gourmet Grill BBQ Set For Dad – worth over $99 and shipped out in time for Father’s Day (Celebrate on June 21st!). Imagine the smile on Dad’s face as he steps out at your next BBQ get together sporting his own personalized chef hat and an arsenal of grilling tools, sauces, spices and more! Dads hold a special place in our hearts- they’re the ones you go to when you need help fixing things, and when you need a nugget of advice on life. Did Dad always tell you to measure twice, cut once? Did he teach you what it meant to not sweat the small stuff? Let us know the BEST piece of advice Dad has shared with you, whether funny, silly or inspirational and you could be chosen as our WINNER and we’ll ship this basket out to you in time for Father’s Day! Father’s Day Contest 2015 Enter to WIN June 10th – 16th! Here’s how:  1) Share this post (on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google+ via the buttons on the left) and 2) Submit your comment below filling in the blank: The Best Advice Dad Ever Gave Me Was _______.   (For additional entries, share our posts on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and submit your answer there as well!)     Official Contest Rules: Contest entries will be accepted from 12:00 am PST Wednesday June 10th, 2015 through 11:59 pm PST Tuesday June 16th, 2015. One entry per person each on Blog, Facebook and Google+ Comments and Twitter Replies. Contestants must be 18 years...

How To Choose a Good Father’s Day Gift

As mentioned in my previous post, Your Guide to Awesome Personalized Father’s Day Gifts, Father’s Day can be one of the toughest holidays to shop for. Finding the right gift for the Dad who has everything can be truly challenging. Don’t fret! You’ve come to the right place to find help. Being one of the foremost leaders in the gifting industry, we’ve got the inside line on what makes a good Father’s Day gift. One way to get started is to think about what your Dad likes and what his hobbies are. Or perhaps consider the things he can’t leave the house without forgetting or doing. Here is a guide, find the word that best describes your dad and have a look at those gifts.   • Dapper If he is the kind of guy who can’t leave the house without dressing sharp and smelling good, consider these three gifts.     • Cocktail Connoisseur If the Dad in your life enjoys a nice cocktail, check out these gifts that will help him enjoy his favorite cocktails in style.     • Gourmet Do you catch Dad watching the Food Network in the middle of the night and does he daydream about Crème fraîche? If so, he will love these gourmet gifts!     • DIY If your dad likes to fix and make things with his hands, he may be interested in these two gifts.     • Active Does your dad like to stay active and fit? Give him the gift of healthy and delicious fruit to keep him fueled up for the next adventure.     •...

Cheesy Gifts To Celebrate National Cheese Day

Cheese, cheese and more glorious cheese! There are many ways to enjoy the ooey gooey goodness of cheese such as mac and cheese, chili cheese dogs, quesadillas, grilled cheese, fondue and cheese curds on french fries just to name a few. What takes these cheesy delights to extraordinary status is the type of fromage aka cheese used in these dishes. Add liberal amounts of gouda with cheddar for an over the top grilled cheese. Have you ever had a dry mac and cheese? The perfect remedy is using a variety of different cheeses with the perfect counter of milk or cream and a dash of prosciutto and basil, Voila, grownup mac and cheese! So amp up your cheese selections and wow your family and friends at your next get together. To celebrate National Cheese Day today, below we have listed an assortment of cheesy gifts that will tickle the fancy of any cheese lover.   The Tradesman’s Selection Cheese   Delice de Bourgogne, a buttery French cheese from the region of Lyon, meets the perfect balance of the sharp and slightly nutty flavor of a cloth-bound English cheddar in this expertly selected gift. Paired with crisp oatcakes and wild strawberry jam, this impeccable gift is one of seamless harmony. 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 thoughtful offering for the cheese lover in your life.   Fromage Kit   For the cheese lover that loves Crafting their own cheese than this is the...

Why We Gift Wednesday

Happy Why We Gift Wednesday! Do you know (or are you lucky enough to be a part of) a couple that’s been together for years and still acts like their relationship is fresh and new? We love hearing stories of duos that take the time to do the small things for each other on a daily basis to show that the love is still alive and kicking! Share your story of the couple you know like this (it could be you!) in the comments below. You could be featured on our next #WhyWeGiftWednesday, the day we celebrate the many fun, touching and inspiring reasons we have to celebrate and give gifts to one...

7 Fun Bridal Shower Ideas That Rock!

1. Pick a fun theme and stick to it (and don’t use the wedding’s theme or colors!). The bridal shower should be it’s own wonderful event with details matching a color or overall theme. Some fun ideas are a stock the kitchen theme where guests bring kitchen utensils, décor and gadgets, Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a brunch theme featuring décor in that classic tiffany blue, a sweet floral garden party held outside plenty of fresh flowers and fresh finger foods, a mad hatter’s tea party featuring décor of tea cups, books and little cakes that say “eat me” and drinks that say “drink me”, or simply go all out with a color scheme such as gold or silver with lots of glitter and shine. For over 50 theme ideas, try this post from Pop Sugar.   2. Plan games and activities throughout the party to keep guests entertained. An always fun and often hilarious game is to ask the groom a list of questions about his bride, their relationship and the wedding. Reward the bride with a $5 gift card for each answer she matches with her groom, and make her wear or do something silly for each answer she gets wrong. A fun take on this game along with a list of questions can be found here. A series of “minute to win it” games is a great icebreaker among guests that don’t know each other – these rowdy games will get everyone into the celebratory spirit! Split the group into two teams and go head to head with silly challenges that only last a minute each and award...

Your Guide to Awesome Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day can be one of the toughest holidays to shop for, what can you possibly get for the man who has everything? Luckily, the awesome Design team here at GiftTree has created a collection of wonderful personalized gifts for Father’s Day that are sure to impress the men who have it all. Does the Dad in your life fancy a nice cold pint after a hard day at work? We have an awesome collection of personalized pint glasses. Is he the kind of guy who won’t ask for directions? Check out the Historic Compass Replica, personalized with a monogram, he’ll never have to worry about asking for directions again. Here is a short list featuring some of our best gifts for Dad. Personalized Father’s Day Pint Glass Sets Whether your Dad likes to buy six packs of light American lager from the corner store, or likes to home brew his own double IPA, he will love to drink them out of his very own personalized beer glasses in one of three custom designs. The three designs are the Tavern Pint Glass Set, the Royal Pint Glass Set and the Brewing Company Pint Glass Set (see images below), each with their own fun and individual style. The glasses are high quality US Made, by Libbey and arrived hand wrapped in a handsome box with your free card message. Historic Compass Replica Perfect for history buffs and the kind of Dad who will not ask for directions alike, this compass is a replica of the compass used by Lewis and Clark in their Corps of Discovery expedition across what is now...
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