Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Day 2012

We are excited to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day! To commemorate the day, we are offering 30% off from April 22 - 30th, 2012.  This discount applies to all of our products including our new gift tags that you plant. Just enter EARTH at checkout.

At Gift 'n Grow we don't merely celebrate our Planet one day a year... we celebrate it all year long! Gift 'n Grow uses 100% recycled Kraft paper (95% post-consumer and 5% post-industrial) for our gift bags. Our boxes, marketing material and packaging are all made from 100% recycled or sustainable material. Doing this not only save trees but it helps conserve other resources, such as, oil and electricity and helps the overflow of landfills. Our products are also biodegradable and can be easily composted. Also, our new 100% recycled gift tags have wild flower seeds embedded in them. After they have served their purpose, you can't plant them indoors or outside. Also attached to the tag is an ID code. You can peel off the code and adhere it to one of your own gift bags and encourage others to pass it on.

Another way Gift 'n Grow helps the Earth is by donating a percentage of profits to plant trees.  We give to an agency in Wisconsin and American Forests.  They will plant a tree for every dollar donated! We can make a difference.

For more information on what you can do in your community to celebrate our Planet Earth, go to

Friday, March 16, 2012

Introducing Gift 'n Grow Tags

Gardening and recycling are both ways to show that you believe in a better tomorrow. At Gift ‘n Grow we couldn’t agree more! We recently combined these two ideas and came up with a gift tag that recycles itself as wildflowers! We are so excited to bring you our latest product! The tags have wildflower seeds embedded in them and after they have served their purpose, you can plant them and watch them bloom. It is the gift that keeps on giving. As an added bonus, each tag has a removable Gift ‘n Grow I.D. code that you can adhere inside one of your own gift bags and log it in on  our website… You can then encourage the recipient to continue to pass it on and you will be able to track its journey! This makes it more acceptable to reuse those gift bags piling up in your closet (and we think a little more fun too)!
We continue to be dedicated to helping enrich the environment. All of our packaging products are made in U.S.A. from 100% recycled or sustainable material. We also continue to donate a percentage of our net profits to help plant more trees. By using Gift 'n Grow products, together we can help make the Earth a little greener! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making a Difference

As we say good bye to another year, we’d like to take time to reflect on our highlights of 2011.
Gift ‘n Grow came out with several new bag designs. We’ve also added a variety of gift boxes to our collection. As we continue to grow, it is important to us that we keep the integrity of using 100% recycled products that are made right here in the USA!
 We would also like to thank family and friends for their support as well as those who have purchased our products. Knowing we are making a difference one bag/box at time, continues to excite us!
Finally, we would like to recognize the retailers who are making it possible for their clients to purchase with a purpose. You have contributed to the success of Gift ‘n Grow and the well being of our environment. Thank you!

Francis Ellis Candles                           O’Flaherty’s Dingeldein House
Chicago, IL                                                        Lancaster, PA

Gardenias Floral                                Fallon Florist
Metuchen, NJ                                                    Roanoke, VA

Posman Books                                   Books & Company
New York, NY                                                     Oconomowoc, WI

Craig Bern Salon                                Heirlooms
Delafield, WI                                                     Elkhorn, WI

Papa Bears North Woods Store                Trails to Bridges
Baraboo, WI                                                       Hartland, WI

Tropical Exposure Spa & Salon                 Mia Green Expo
Brodhead, WI                                                     Miami, FL

Fine Furnishings Shows                          Art and Wellness Collective
Milwaukee, WI                                                     Loveland, CO

Looking ahead, to 2012….Gift ‘n Grow continues to… well, GROW!!! We are introducing a new line of plantable gift tags. Watch for details coming next month. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Ways to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, that Americans throw away an additional 1 million tons of waste per week?  Our mission at Gift ‘n Grow is easy…waste less and recyle more, so we put our heads together and thought of some new and imaginative  ways to reduce waste this Holiday Season by using our philosophy and our 100% recycled packaging products…

 10 Ways to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

10. Cut up last year’s holiday cards and use them as a gift tag…or log your Gift ‘n Grow bag online and leave a message for your recipient as your gift tag!

9. Use dry popcorn for packing when mailing your Gift ‘n Grow boxes and bags with a note instructing the recipient to use the popcorn to feed the birds this winter!

8. Use hair bows, silk scarves or shoelaces instead of disposable ribbon to wrap your Gift ‘n Grow boxes!

7. Design a “Decorate Your Own” Gift ‘n Grow bag with old holiday photos, wrapping paper scraps or used holiday cards for a keepsake that will be cherished for years!

6. Make a donation to a forestry organization (like we do) or another charitable organization in someone’s name, rather than giving a disposable product.

5. Wrap your gifts in the Holiday Adorned Gift ‘n Grow bags…. new for this year!

4. When giving wine as a hostess gift this holiday season, why not wrap it in one of our Gift ‘n Grow wine bags and encourage the recipient to log on and pass it on…

3. Use our 100% recycled tissue paper in all your holiday gifts and use it over and over…

2. Wrap up your bake goods in a holiday dish towel and place them in a Gift ‘n Grow box …what a lovely way to say “Happy Holiday”!

1. Use Gift ‘n Grow Bags & Boxes under the tree and bring them out every year. What a fun surprise to see which one you’ll get the next year! Start your Gift ‘n Grow tradition today!!

Happy Holiday’s from our home to yours from Gift ‘n Grow!  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Creating Memories with a Gift 'n Grow Gift Box

Every year around this time I always find myself feeling nostalgic. With Christmas drawing near, I find myself thinking back on my childhood memories. Let's be honest, it is right around the corner. Halloween hasn't even passed yet, but Christmas is already being displayed in the stores. And with the cool weather coming in, I can't help but anticipate the lights, hot cocoa, and fires.

I am a firm believer of traditions and passing them along. There is a memory from my family that I hold dear to my heart and I have decided for Gift 'n Grow to pass it along to customers.

Every Christmas, and birthday, my mother would take sturdy boxes and wrap the lids and bottoms in beautiful wrapping paper. She did this with the intention of the boxes being reused and passed on. It was something my seven siblings, cousins, and I looked forward to; which box were we getting this year?!   My mother was always coming up with ways to recycle or reuse items.  These boxes became a hit with our family and I kept thinking to myself, "Why not share the idea with other families?"  This time with a modern day twist.  Each box can be logged in to the website and tracked as it is passed, creating memories as they are shared from one celebration to the next. My hope is that people will understand the amount of paper wasted each holiday and use these boxes instead. 

My mother had an eye for recycling, something that has followed me into motherhood. The memories that were passed on with these boxes were priceless and I know my mother would be proud to have her mark in the world. I hope that these boxes from Gift 'n Grow can help create lasting memories with you and your family, as they did for mine.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Track and Decorate Your Own Eco-friendly Gift Bag

At Gift n’ Grow we are constantly striving to think of new and creative products to pass on to our environmentally conscious customers, and that’s when it dawned on us…why don’t we provide you with one of our 100% recycled gift bags (a blank slate, if you will) and let you create your own unique design to pass on to friends and family. This is the very thought behind our new product “Decorate Your Own Gift Bag”. This product will still contain the I.D. tag with the tracking code so you can follow the bag’s journey, but you get to use your creativity to make it your own. You can stamp it, paint it, color it, sketch it…use your imagination to design a special work of art!

This is a great idea for children’s parties; they can create their own goodie bag! What a fun and creative way to teach children about the environment and the importance of recycling…and, as always, each bag purchased helps toward planting a tree!