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Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Welcome to another edition 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 we gift? Our customer Veronica wrote to us: ? “I gift because I love my friends and right now, one friend has a sister going through serious cancer treatments. They are very close, young and best friends to each other. I sent a gift for the both of them to share. It was the coffee basket. She enjoys her coffee and I’m hoping it’s gonna bring a little sunshine to her dreary days.” ? Sending comfort and encouragement to those who need it the most – above all, this is why we gift! From get well gifts to birthday gifts, anniversaries and more, GiftTree is here to help you celebrate life and all of its milestones. Through our curated gift baskets, personalized keepsakes and much more, GiftTree is all about generosity and giving. Explore our many gift options and make ‘much ado matter’ with easy checkout, fast shipping and artful...

February Birthday Purple Power

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning, as well. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. Between its birthstone and birth flowers, February is all about the purple power! February Birth Flower February’s birth flower, violet, symbolizes humility and faithfulness. In the Northern half of the United States, wild violets are commonly known as blue violets or wood violets. Violets grow in shaded woody areas or wooded wetlands. They range in color from white to yellow, pink to the most common purple shade. The state flower of Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Illinois and New Jersey, wood violets bloom in early spring and last into summer. Violets are a beautiful perennial wildflower, so they may not be an ideal bouquet to give for a February birthday. However, a great gift option that still includes violets is the African Violet, a common indoor houseplant that is beautiful and easy to care for. They like low light and lots of water. Native to eastern tropical African countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, African Violets range in colors. But for February birthdays, we suggest giving a potted African Violet in its popular deep purple hue. You can find African Violets at any floral shop or grocery store. However, we also offer it in two of our basket plant gifts, the Blooming Garden and the Simply Chic Plant Basket!   February Birth Stone Another awesome idea for a February birthday gift is an Amethyst. The February birthstone, amethyst is a gorgeous purple...

How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Office

It seems like there is absolutely no time between the holidays and Valentine’s Day, am I right? Here at GiftTree we’re gearing up big time for this lovey-dovey holiday. Our Valentine’s Day Gift Collection is off the hook, we’re prepping all our florists for the big day, and we’re even making some time for ourselves to celebrate, too. Since Valentine’s falls on a Thursday this year, why not make the office feel a little more kindhearted, too? Here are some cute ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the office. Tip #1 Send joy to the breakroom with shareable sweets! Delicious treats that can be shared are a perfect way to celebrate. And when you have the opportunity to make them Valentine’s Day-themed, why not make it cutesy? The team will love the sweets and enjoy the break, too.   Tip #2 Send individual Valentine’s Day gifts to the staff! No matter what industry you work in, it’s safe to say that every employee wants to know that they are valued, and the work they do is noticed. Sending your employees a little gift that says “You’re appreciated!” is always a good idea, and Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to do so. Tip #3 Brighten the Lobby with a Valentine’s Bouquet When a client or customer walks into your office, what is the first thing that you want them to notice? A lot of people would say that a welcoming reception area gives an air of respectability and organization. Therefore, adding a bright and beautiful Valentine’s Day-themed bouquet is the perfect touch.   Comment Below How do you celebrate...

Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Welcome to another edition 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 we gift? Our customer Kristine wrote to us: “No words… the birthday balloon bouquet delivery to my 2 year old Godson BEATING cancer at the Children’s hospital was the best money I’ve ever spent in a long time. His smile and the happy look in his eyes made my year ?.. wish I could upload the video. Thank u for the easy process and on-time delivery!” Is there anything better than a loved one full of health and happiness? Above all, this is why we gift! From get well gifts to birthday gifts, anniversaries and more, GiftTree is here to help you celebrate life and all of its milestones. Through our curated gift baskets, personalized keepsakes and much more, GiftTree is all about generosity and giving. Explore our many gift options and make ‘much ado matter’ with easy checkout, fast shipping and artful...

2019 Valentine’s Day Flowers

When you ask people what their favorite gifts to receive is, it’s not a big surprise that flowers are towards the top of the list. Nothing brightens a room or brings a sparkle to the eye quite like fresh, beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers. And Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to send bouquets! Did you know that every year, 224,000,000 roses are grown in the US in anticipation for Valentine’s Day? That’s 224 BILLION roses! While you try to wrap your mind around that number, check out GiftTree’s incredibly beautiful selection of Valentine’s Day flowers this year.   Keepsake Vases   Ravishing Roses   Playful Pinks & Purples   Embracing the Unconventional   There are SO many more fabulous flower and gift ideas in this year’s Valentine’s Day collection. CLICK HERE to see the rest of the Valentine’s Day Gift Collection!     Comment Below What would be YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day gift to...

A Chocolate Bouquet for Valentine’s Day

Giving the gift of fresh flowers on Valentine’s Day sure is thoughtful and kind. But what if you could combine that thoughtfulness with the decadence and indulgence of chocolate, too? So we created BonBon Blooms™ – a chocolate bouquet for Valentine’s Day! We took delicious truffles and chocolates and artfully arranged them in pretty vases and bases to resemble the freshest bunch of blossoms. We think it’s more exciting than fruit and more enticing than flowers! When fine chocolates are gathered together to make a gorgeous bouquet, it’s truly a memorable gift.   BonBon Blooms™ for Valentine’s Day     BonBon Blooms™ Hearts Bursting Bouquet Send hugs & kisses this Valentine’s Day! This adorable “bouquet” of Lindt Strawberries and Cream truffles, Hershey Kisses and Italian chocolate hearts, beautifully arranged in a vibrant container.                 Just like a bunch of long-stemmed red roses, the BonBon Blooms™ Sweetheart Bouquet is made up of a dozen milk chocolate truffles. It arrives wrapped in pink and white paper with a red satin ribbon, displayed in a glossy white gift box. How romantic!                   BonBon Blooms™ Radiant Rosé Bouquet Our stainless Champagne chiller is overflowing with a “bouquet” of luscious Lindor chocolate truffles in white chocolate and Irish cream, served with a companion bottle of Claribel California Vintage Rosé Wine.                   Explore the entire Valentine’s Day Collection Here     Comment Below:  What kind of chocolate would you like to see in a...

2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s here, it’s here! Among the many holidays we here at GiftTree look forward to the most, Valentine’s Day is near the top of the list. Behold the 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Head over to GiftTree to see the full collection. And did you know that you can preorder? It’s easy! Just check out today and select the delivery date for Thursday, February 14. We’ll make sure your gift ships right on time. Place your orders soon – our Valentine’s Day collection is going to sell out fast. GiftTree’s 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide   Chocolate & Treats ? Sweets for the Sweet Valentine’s Day Fruit & Cookies Gift Deliver freshness and sweetness this Valentine’s Day! Our exclusive gift box is filled to the brim with orchard-fresh fruit, luscious heart-shaped Lindor truffles, Ghirardelli chocolate squares and lots of decadent shortbread cookies. It’s perfectly sweet and sure to please.   Valentine’s Day Heart’s Delight Gourmet Surprise your Valentine with this collection of luscious chocolate truffles from luxury brands, decadent cookies, gourmet nuts and so much more. It’s a sweet gift for sweethearts of all ages. Includes a Happy Valentine’s Day ribbon if no custom personalization is selected!     Personalized Valentine’s Day Cookie Jar Your sweetie will remember your kindness every time they reach for a cookie inside this cute cookie jar with a Valentine’s Day motif, a high gloss finish and vacuum-sealed bamboo lid. With your personalization engraved on the jar, it’s a gift they’ll display year after year. Includes 13 cookies in flavors such as chocolate chunk, cranberry oatmeal and double chocolate brownie.   Valentine’s Day Snacks &...

The Best Cheese I Ever Ate

What’s the best cheese you ever ate? It’s not an easy question to answer, especially if you’re a cheese lover. This Sunday, January 20 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and if you’re anything like us here at GiftTree,  the word “love” doesn’t quite go far enough to describe our passion and devotion to cheese. To us, cheese is probably the most important culinary creation in the history of the world. Plainly put, cheese is necessary for the continued survival of the human race. With this Sunday being that wonderful day to honor the glory and majesty that is cheese, we think the best way to celebrate is telling the cheesiest stories we know. The Best Cheese I Ever Ate Cheese Tales from the GiftTree Tastemakers   “They say a song can take you back to a place, a time, and evoke your favorite memories.  That’s all well and good, but you can’t eat a song.  What you can eat is cheese, and my recommendation is Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company’s Black Butte Reserve. This golden wheel of glory is all that is best and bright in the world.  Made only in the spring time, when the Northern California grasses are tender, green and wave like the seas, this cheese is aged to perfect sharpness.  Each bite starts with the sweet hint of verdant fields and grows into notes of caramel and then finishes with the sharp tang that begs for another taste.  It’s the perfect noshing cheese, and not for the faint of heart! ” – Jen *** “The best cheese I ever ate is Époisses, from Burgundy. I love ‘the good stink’...

It’s National Clean Off Your Desk Day!

Marie Kondo is all the rage these days. Her Netflix series “Tidying Up” is one of the most popular shows on streaming services right now. On the show, she explains her KonMarie Method™ – a simple way to organize the home so that you’ll never have to do it again. But do you think this applies to office spaces, too? Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This day is an opportunity to clean off your desk and get the new year off to a fresh, organized start! Here are some helpful tips to organize your own desk create a workspace where you feel productive and energized. First, File Away (or Throw Away) Items and Papers That Are No Longer Needed. You might want to silence your phone & put your computer to sleep to make this step as distraction-free as possible. Then you can rest assured that you probably won’t accidentally throw something away that you still need. Then, Remove Everything Remaining From Your Desk & Set Aside. Take everything off your desk and wipe down the surface with a damp cloth. Depending on the material of your desk, you may want to use glass cleaner, disinfecting wipes or wood cleaner. You can take this time to clean your computer monitor with the appropriate cloth, as well. Next, Place the Used & Useful Items Back. Gently clean each item as you place it back on your desk, from the tape dispenser to the keyboard and mouse. Place every item in a spot that works best for you, strategically. For example, are you left handed? Your journal would...

Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek & Preorder

How are you going to surprise your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? This year it falls on a Thursday. The kids have after-school activities, you both have to work… a Thursday  could complicate things a bit, especially if you had been thinking about breakfast in bed for your wife or a weekend getaway for your husband! That’s where GiftTree comes in. Send your loved one a fabulous gift from our Valentine’s Day collection! With our top quality and attention to detail, your Valentine is going to feel like a million bucks. For those long-distance loves or those you wish you could see more often, GiftTree’s Valentine’s Day collection is perfect for sending a little love across the miles. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show love to moms or dads, sons or daughters, sisters or brothers, best friends… just about anyone you hold near and dear to your heart. Here’s a sneak peek of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Head over to GiftTree to see the full collection. Did you know that you can preorder? It’s easy! Just check out today and select the delivery date for Thursday, February 14. We’ll make sure your gift ships right on time. Place your orders soon – our Valentine’s Day collection is going to sell out fast.   Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek   Valentine’s Day Heart’s Delight Gourmet Surprise your Valentine with this collection of luscious chocolate truffles from luxury brands, decadent cookies, gourmet nuts and so much more. It’s a sweet gift for sweethearts of all ages. Includes a Happy Valentine’s Day ribbon if no custom personalization is selected!    ...

Why We Gift Wednesday: Your Stories

Welcome to another edition 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 we gift? Our customer Mary wrote to us: “A friend since elementary school, I never thought I would see her again, many years later we wound up buying houses directly across the street from each other! With full time jobs and all of “life” filling up the 24/7/365 schedule we rarely talked or saw each other. I retired three years ago, and now my friend retired- YEEEHAAAAAW!!! Super happy and excited for her and looking forward to seeing lots more of her!” What’s better than time spent together, especially after some years have gone by? We’re so excited for Mary and her friend, and we hope they’re having a wonderful time enjoying their retirements together. From retirement to birthdays, anniversaries and even sympathy gifts, GiftTree is here to help you celebrate life and all of its milestones. Through our curated gift baskets, personalized keepsakes and much more, GiftTree is all about generosity and giving. Explore our many gift options and make ‘much ado matter’ with easy checkout, fast shipping and artful presentation.     Want to submit your own #WhyWeGiftWednesday story? Click...

Writing Thank You Cards for Holiday Gifts

It’s January – the chaotic (but totally worth it, of course) holiday season has finally come to a close. January is also National Thank You Month. That means it’s time to get going on writing thank you cards for holiday gifts you received. Often, people ask if sending a thank you card for holiday gifts is really necessary. The answer is a resounding yes – especially if you didn’t see the gift-giver over the holidays and your gift came in the mail.  But what should you write? Here are some helpful tips to remember when writing your thank you notes! 1. Handwritten notes are best. When you put pen to paper, you’re showing someone that they’re worth the extra effort, beyond an email or a text message. Plus, scientific studies have shown that handwriting is more memorable than talking, texting or typing. So when you write, you’re planting that gratitude in your mind, and when they receive the card, your writing will be better remembered, too. 2. Kids should send thank you cards for every gift they received.  Even if the gift-giver was present when the gift was opened, children should write thank you cards for every gift they received. You’re teaching them the importance of etiquette and gratitude – two virtues that will benefit them greatly in the future. Especially for those parents whose children are young – get out the crayons and markers and make a fun activity out of it! 3. Write about what you received.  The gift-giver really wants to know that you appreciate their gift, so go into specific detail! It shows that their...

January Birth Flower: Carnation

Did you know every birth month has its own flower? Each of those flowers has its own dedicated meaning, as well. It’s believed that the Romans began this tradition, and the Victorian era also brought floriography, the language of flowers. Charming ruffled petals and a wide array of colors have made the January birth flower: carnation, popular all over the world. Known for its delicate powdery fragrance and long-lasting bloom life, carnations symbolize genuine affection, admiration, true love, purity and devotion. Cheerful, Colorful Carnation Bouquets GiftTree’s fresh flower bouquets are never delivered in the box, leaving the recipient to find a vase, trim and arrange the bouquet themselves. Our expert florists are located all over the country, arranging bouquets in glass 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...

Writing Thank You Card Messages for Business

So your partner or client sent you an amazing holiday gift this year – maybe it was a bottle of fancy Champagne, or a gift certificate to a great restaurant in the city. No matter what you received, a return “thank you” is considered good etiquette. But there is a big difference between professional and personal thank you cards! Writing thank you card messages for business calls for a certain tone – one that is not over-the-top groveling, but still strikes the magnitude of the generosity. Here are some great examples of business thank you card messages. Thank You Card Messages for Business For Partners: “Thank you for the generous gift! We greatly value our partnership with you and we’re looking forward to more success in 2019.” “We were blown away by your gift! Thank you for your generosity and your wonderful partnership! Happy holidays.” “We sincerely appreciate the [gift] you sent our way, and we are so grateful for our partnership. Thank you!” “Thank you so much for the generous gift! It’s been a great year working with you – looking forward to 2019.”    For Clients: “We absolutely loved the [gift] you sent. Looking forward to serving you in the new year! Thank you so much.” “Wanted to send our sincere thanks for your generous gift! The team loved it – we’re so grateful for clients like you!”  “Thank you so much for sending that wonderful [gift]. All of us at [company name] appreciate your generosity and your business.”  “Thank you very much for the fabulous [gift]. You’re too generous – it is our pleasure to serve...

Holiday Cheer: Festive Cocktail Recipes They’ll Adore

Loved ones gathering around a crackling fireplace, sparkling decorations and your favorite holiday music floating through the room…. there’s something pretty magical about this time of year, and a special night like this calls for its own signature cocktails! From the traditional to the totally unique, we’ve got a few festive holiday cocktails to add a little sparkle to your holiday gathering (and maybe take off a little bit of holiday stress, too).   Traditional Eggnog Serves 4 -6  6 large eggs, separated ¾ c. superfine sugar 2 c. whole milk 3 c. heavy cream ½ c. bourbon (like Evan Williams or Maker’s Mark) ¼ c. dark rum ¼ c. cognac freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon for garnish Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until thick and pale. Slowly beat in sugar, then whisk in milk and 2 cups of the cream. Pour in bourbon, rum, and Cognac. Cover, and refrigerate for up to one day. Just before serving, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into eggnog. Whisk the remaining cup of cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve!     Glühwein – German Mulled Wine  Serves 8. 2 lemons 2 oranges 10 cloves 5 cardamom pods 1 ¼ c. sugar 1 ¼ c. water 2 cinnamon sticks ½ c. brandy 2 – 750ml bottles of dry red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Beaujolais Using a vegetable peeler, remove the lemon and orange zest in wide strips and place in a large saucepan. Juice the lemons and oranges and add the juice to the pan....

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

There are FIVE days to Christmas Eve! Have you forgotten someone? Has the hustle and bustle of the holidays caused chaos, delays and all the madness? Don’t worry – GiftTree’s got you! You still have time to get a great gift under the tree. Here are some of our favorite last minute holiday gifts – act fast and order today! These gifts are going out the door faster than Santa’s sleigh.   For Delivery By Christmas, Order By Noon EST on Saturday, December 22nd   Nuts & Chocolate Wishes Tower Chocolate bourbon caramels, English toffee, praline pecans and more arrive in a festive and welcoming five-box tower, all dressed up with gold satin ribbon.   Holiday Chocolate Decadence  Indulge the chocolate lover this holiday season! This is our best-selling assortment of world famous chocolates and gourmet confections. Paired with sweet companions, this gift creates a celebration that is truly decadent.   Champagne & Chocolates For Two Arranged in a lovely hamper, two splits of sparkling Chandon brut, with accents of citrus spice and hints of brioche, are made all the better with luscious chocolates.   Champagne and Chocolate Gift Basket Segura Viudas is Spain’s most famous Cava, and the second most popular sparkling wine served in restaurants. This festive basket combines a bottle of Segura Viudas Brut Reserva and an assortment of award-winning chocolates to celebrate the holidays.   Segura Viudas Cava and Godiva Chocolate Toast the holidays with this pewter-accented bottle of highly-rated Reserva Heredad Cava. It shines beautifully alongside a golden box of Godiva’s finest chocolates.   Holiday Chocolate Pretzels Tin Big Bavarian-style hard pretzels are dunked...

Little Delights for the Desk

Imagine your employees arriving to work during the busy Christmas season. They sit down ready for another hectic day. Then they see it – a surprise gift waiting for them, right on their desk! GiftTree has tons of employee gifts and little delights for the desk. Here are some favorites. Unique & Delicious Treats   Chocolate Cheer   Personalized Gifts Shopping for a big list of employees, coworkers and colleagues is easy at GiftTree. Just enter the total quantity and add to cart! Checkout is fast and simple. For bulk ordering, call our team of knowledgeable Gift Advisors! They’ll take care of all the multiple recipients and everything. From accurate, efficient ordering to perfect presentation, we’ve got you covered. Call Us Today: 800.379.4064 Email Us: BusinessGifting@GiftTree.com    ...

Expanded Wine Shipping to 41 States

Doesn’t wine make the perfect holiday gift? Sending a great bottle of wine across the miles is the perfect gesture of warm wishes. However, many states set restrictions on shipping alcohol. Therefore, wine shipping around the United States is tricky business. That’s where we come in! GiftTree is especially delighted to offer many wine baskets and wine gifts that are available to ship to all the eligible states that allow wine shipping. Our expanded wine shipping to 41 states allows you to find the perfect gift for the wine lovers in your life – casual sippers and connoisseurs alike!...
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