When in Paradise, a Trip to the Spa is a MUST!

Guest Blogger: Doug I recently returned from a long vacation in Hawaii. While there, the weather was, how shall we say...marginal at best. While looking around for something to do, I noticed that my hotel had recently added a spa. Curious, I ventured forth and made an...

Frog-Gone Bathtub Fun

When I found out my new grandson was getting a Kermit the frog themed bedroom, it didn’t take me long to figure out what to get him! The Little Froggy Bath Tote is cuter than a frog on a lily pad, and has all of the bath stuff he needs (including the cutest little...

Joy – My Favorite Gift

Joy Dingman, Customer Service Representative My current favorite Gift Tree gift is the Home Chic Home Tool Set for Her. This gift is Rock‘in! It comes in a really cute bag and has tools to MATCH. It comes with a 6 foot tape measure, retractable utility knife,...

Strange Pets

When people think of pets, they usually think of dogs and cats.  Maybe the occasional fish or bird.  I, however, have a family friend who owns a Hedgehog. Her name is Ruby and she is the cutest little thing. She has so much personality, loves to play and is even...

What’s in a Name?

I know naming your baby is a huge deal, but can you believe there are consultants to help choose a name for your newborn? Yes it's true. I've been reading some articles and people have spent anywhere from $50 to $500; Wow! There's also quite a bit of software you can...

Fundraising is the Name of the Game

One of the most popular fundraising methods for not-for-profit organizations are auctions or silent auctions. There are typically an abundance of donated gifts from the community and although every contributor has the best of intentions, packaging often goes by the...

Taking it Personal

I love the fact that I can send a gift for almost any occasion, and I can personalize it too! Whether I want a name, a date, an initial or a sentiment, adding a personal touch to the actual gift in my opinion makes it a touch more special. This year for example, my...

Balcony Gardens

There’s no reason why someone living in a condo or apartment can’t have a great little sanctuary of his or her own. Below are some ideas to help get you started. If your balcony is narrow, think up! Hang gorgeous baskets from the ceiling above you. Integrate a small...

How Much is Your Nose Worth?

I attend wine tastings on occasion as part of my job. My nose isn't sensitive enough to pick up all the nuances necessary to declare myself a leading authority in the industry, but I still manage to select some great wines for our customers. I rely more on my taste...

The Golden Years

Traditionally in most western cultures gifts made out of specific materials are given to couples depending on how many years they have been married. In the first it is paper, the eighth year is bronze, 25th silver, and in the 50th gold. I think the As Good as Gold...

We Put the “Custom” in Customer Service

As part of the Corporate Sales Team here at GiftTree, part of my job is to help business owners find the best gift for each occasion. And the part that makes my job so fun and easy is that I never feel like there is an occasion we don’t have a gift for! That doesn’t...

What to Get Our Hairdresser

So me and another gal that works here at GiftTree share the same hairdresser. Our hairdresser is beyond pregnant and about to go on maternity leave. We want to get her something but are not sure what to send her. We are not sure if her employer limits the dollar...

The Rise of Oregon Pinots

Oregon’s wine country has received a lot of attention recently. This year an Erath Pinot Noir made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 and a Domaine Serene is now the fourth most popular Pinot Noir in American restaurants, as noted by Wine & Spirits magazine. According to...

Brunch Anyone?

Easter is almost here. Planning a brunch? Mimosas or Morning Glories are a must. For a Mimosa, simply pour champagne and orange juice into a tall flute. If you prefer something a little smoother, add a little bit of Grand Marinier and you will have created a Morning...

What Does “Gourmet” Mean?

The word “gourmet” is thrown around a lot these days. It is used to describe food, coffee, restaurants, cookware, and even pet food. The funny thing is that “gourmet” is not technically an adjective: it is a noun! By definition, a gourmet is a person with a sensitive...

Top 10 Silly Holidays

There are numerous holidays that aren’t necessarily big gifting holidays. Sometimes these holidays are so silly, the thought of having the day as a holiday is a gift in itself. So to help spread the holiday cheer and perhaps my juvenile enjoyment of the obscure, here...

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