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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...

Spring Showers, May Flowers

Ahhh SPRING! Don’t you just love how the month of May explodes in flowers? Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are overloaded with tulips and hyacinth, bluebells, cherry blossoms and my personal favorite, lilac. However, in other parts of the country, Spring isn’t quite so… springy. Therefore, what do you do when someone you love isn’t getting to experience the joys of Spring for themselves? You send Spring to them, of course! Here are some of our favorite May flowers. Spring Showers, May Flowers Spring Love Welcome the romance of the season with this stunning collection of pink-hued blooms and lush greenery in a gracefully curving glass vase.   Touch of Spring Gorgeous roses and asiatic lilies reflect the radiance of a spring sunrise in a tinted keepsake glass vase. Colorful and fragrant, it’s the perfect bouquet for bringing a touch of spring indoors.   Blooming Romance Bouquet Keep Spring alive all year long with this loving display of fresh-cut pink tulips kissed by the sun, perfectly complemented by striking white alstroemerias playfully arranged amongst the bunch.   Tulip Treasure Bouquet Nothing expresses the beauty and joy of the season quite like tulips. This pretty pastel bouquet features premium fresh tulips in a trio of colors, and makes the perfect gift for any spring occasion.   Elegant Waltz Bouquet Lush roses, tulips, Asiatic lilies, stock, asters and more are perfectly arranged with spring’s freshest greenery and delivered in a lovely clear glass vase. Send this bouquet to waltz right in to someone’s good graces!   Think Spring! Explore the rest of GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets...

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,...

Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Welcome to another edition of Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving by hearing from our wonderful customers themselves. Whether they’re honoring relationships, feeling grateful, or simply being there for one another, Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories is all about the greatest gift we can give to one another: connection. So why do you gift? Our customer Wanda wrote to us: “My uncle in another state passed away and I couldn’t be there due to a broken rib. I knew he would receive lots of flowers and wanted to do something different. I chose a big Ghiradelli basket with fruit. So many relatives texted me to tell me how beautiful it was and that my family loved it! I was pleasantly surprised that they delivered it on time and the quality was exceptional. I will be ordering from them again. I would recommend them to anyone! Thanks for the great customer service and quality!” Sometimes life prevents us from being able to be there for our friends and family. However, the good news is we can still send well wishes to the ones we love. And with GiftTree, you can rest assured that your gift will arrive on time and leave a lasting impression. Send Goodness Across the Miles     Why Do You Gift? Do you have an amazing experience of giving or receiving a wonderful gift? We’d LOVE to hear about it! Email us...

The Best Gifts for Admin’s Day

Administrative Professional’s Day, or Admin’s Day, is next Wednesday! While National Secretaries Day was its original name, Admin’s Day began in 1952. At an ad agency, a publicist named Harry Klemfuss observed the great responsibility placed on the company’s secretary. So Harry the public relations manager, championed for more awareness of the value of the job that secretaries do. He created Secretaries Day with the goal of encouraging more women to become secretaries (nowadays, women and men, of course – we think Klemfuss would agree). Administrative Professional’s Day  – April 24 While the name has evolved with the times, recognizing these vital individuals has grown, too. It may mean different roles and responsibilities in different companies and organizations, but the overarching theme is this: Admins Day is all about appreciating those in administrative roles who keep it all on track, day after day. Here are the perfect gifts to thank your admins on April 24th.   Fabulously Fresh Flowers Generous Gourmet Gift Baskets Seriously Serene Spa Gifts Wish-Worthy Wine Gifts     Comment Below How are you going to thank the Admin at your office on April...

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...

April Birth Flower: Daisy

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? In fact, each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. Delightful daisies are the April birth flower! April brings spring in full swing, and daisies are one of the first flowers to appear. The daisy conveys innocence, loyalty and purity. However, in Victorian times, giving daisies between friends keeping a secret was a way to say “I’ll never tell.”   Give a Bouquet of Daisies for April Birthdays!   GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets are never delivered in the box! Your recipient won’t have to find a vase, trim and arrange the bouquet themselves. Our expert florists are located all over the country, arranging bouquets in keepsake vases and delivering them in perfect condition. Want to know the other months’ birth flowers and their meaning? Here’s a quick guide to glance at! Check back on GiftTree’s blog every first Monday of the month over the next year. We’ll be featuring that month’s birth flower as well as showing you our beautiful bouquets that feature the flower.     Month Flower Symbolism January Carnation Devoted Love, True Friendship February Violet Faithfulness, Virtue March Daffodil Affection, Regards April Daisy Innocence, Purity May Lily of the Valley Hope, humility and sweetness June Rose Love, devotion, passion, desire July Larkspur Affection, Laughter, Lightheartedness August Gladiolus Moral Integrity, Generosity September Aster Daintiness, elegance, love, magic October Calendula Gracefulness and Joy November Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness, Friendship, Abundance December Holly Good Wishes, Glad...

Warding Off Stress: Helpful Tips & Tricks

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress – in one way or another, everyone on this little blue planet deals with it. Whether it’s in the workplace or the home, in our bodies or our minds, with family or among friendships, stress is a real factor that has a huge impact on our lives. It’s an every day battle, and unfortunately for some, it can be a lifelong war. The good news we can fight back! In this day and age, there is an arsenal of weapons to combat everyday stress. Relieve stress with some of these tips.   Three Healthful, Stress-Fighting Tips 1. Get Enough Sleep. It’s crucial to human function that we all get enough sleep. Sleep allows our bodies to rest and our brains to recharge. Studies show that not getting enough – or getting low quality – sleep can have a dramatic effect on mood, judgement, memory and more. Most people between the ages of 18-49 need around six to eight hours of sleep each night. If you have trouble sleeping, especially due to worry, develop a routine that helps you get relaxed and ready for bed. Some gentle yoga, a warm bath with epsom salts, aromatherapy or chamomile tea can all help. And avoid screens! The blue light from TVs, laptops, tablets or smart phones have a directly negative effect on sleep quality. 2. Eat Well. We all want to eat comfort foods when we’re stressed out, and it makes sense: your body is actually craving carbohydrates. Carbs produce serotonin, giving you those nice, happy feelings. But if you’re eating unhealthy carbs in the form of...
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