December 17, 2012

Over the past few years, books have made a comeback as a result of popular and compelling film and television adaptations. While there have been many fans of such cinematic adaptations, many people choose to either preempt or follow up literary films with original texts, and there are purists who strictly prefer the written form. If you’re wondering what to give bookworms this season, Treetopia has several delightful and useful gift ideas.

Waterproof Book Covers

gift ideas for bibliophiles: plastic book covers

Any book lover would agree that it’s not fun to read damaged books, especially books with pages stuck together from being a casualty of water. Gift any book lover with a waterproof book cover (or a set of them), and they will surely cherish the extra protection it gives their beloved books—and cherish you for your savvy and thoughtful idea.

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December 14, 2012

The 2012 Treetopia Favorite Tree Sweepstakes, launched in conjunction with Design Milk, gives you the chance to win your favorite Treetopia tree until December 20, 2012! But wait… there’s more! Wonderful prizes are in store for the lucky fans of our amazing trees: the first prize winner takes home his or her favorite Treetopia tree and the second prize winner will receive his or her favorite Treetopia wreath. The third prize winner gets what some may consider to be the best prize of all: a strand of Happy Fun Ball Lights!

2012 Treetopia Favorite Tree Sweepstakes

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December 13, 2012

Christmas has long since moved away from the red and green color combination that used to adorn our homes. While some people choose to inject their personality into their holiday decorations, there are many who enjoy following holiday decorating trends. If you’re looking for tips and ideas about what is hot this season, keep reading and Treetopia will show you the way.

Metallic and Pink Christmas Trees

Metallic and Pink Christmas Trees
Good news for everyone who loves to grab attention with shiny or startlingly colorful décor. Metallic Christmas trees and pink Christmas trees are trending in 2012. You won’t need to put a lot of decorations on your tree when it’s already a stylish centerpiece. Enjoy your time in the spotlight with your shining, shimmering Christmas tree, or increase the girly atmosphere in your home this season.

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December 11, 2012

Pencil Tree Banner

When space around your home is scarce but you want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive, set up a space-saving pencil Christmas tree instead of a  fuller, traditional one. For first time owners of pencil trees or those who have tried but were unsuccessful in their attempts to make it look as fabulous as they imagined, Treetopia has gathered some one-of-a-kind tips and tricks to help you make your tree look more amazing.

Simplify

Formally Yours Black and White Ornament Set

Having over the top, flashy ornaments hanging on your Christmas tree is not always the best option. Sometimes, you have to take the simple route when decorating, especially since conventional decorations associated with traditional Christmas trees do not always look good on pencil trees. You can choose a minimalistic theme in a monochromatic palette and decorate your tree with ornaments of the same color, but in varying degrees of shade, for a polished and modern look.

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December 6, 2012

Christmas is our free ticket to go all out and satisfy our appetites all in one day. It’s also the day when we get together with our dearest of family and friends. While everyone appreciates receiving gifts, giving that fruitcake a break this Christmas will certainly be a welcome decision. Since Christmas is also all about scrumptious food, here are a few gift ideas you can use for the food lovers on your gift list:

Collection of Herbs

collection of herbs

For those who appreciate the huge difference herbs make in any dish, a collection of fresh or dried herbs makes a great gift. If you fancy the dried herbs option, purchase a few bundles of a variety of herbs from your local farmer’s market. Store these in clear, airtight containers, and label them accordingly. Food lovers with green thumbs will appreciate receiving a small potted herb garden that will make a great herb starter kit.

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December 4, 2012

Teachers are everywhere and it’s no secret that being a teacher is a difficult job. There are some who end up as your intellectual guides or concerned friends when school is over. Whether the teacher is a friend or someone who has made an impact at some point in your life, here are a few fabulous gift ideas for the people working in the profession that teaches all other professions:

A Box of Scrumptious Pastries

pastries

Teachers are busy. They spend most of the day in the classroom and spend the rest of the day grading their students’ papers. Since cookies and pastries make for great pick-me-ups, give the teachers a reprieve by gifting them a box of scrumptious pastries that will melt the stress away with every bite.

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November 28, 2012

If you’re ready to take things up a notch, decorate your home with one of our fabulously wacky Christmas trees!

If there’s one thing many people look forward to during the Christmas season, it’s admiring how fabulous their decorated Christmas trees look. But why wait for your tree to look fabulous after you hang the decorations when you can have fun, wacky trees that look fabulous as they are? Here are Treetopia’s top wacky tree candidates:

Midnight Black Christmas Tree

Midnight Black Christmas Tree

What’s more fun and wacky than a black Christmas tree? Capturing the rugged beauty of a real evergreen under the moonlight, clear lights mimic the twinkling, glimmering stars of the night sky. The Midnight Black Christmas Tree will definitely send your name into the orbit of the classy and fabulous crowd.

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November 27, 2012

Now that we have stuffed ourselves with a delightful Thanksgiving feast sprinkled with love, we can direct our attention to the next big feast—Christmas. Christmas is certainly one of the holidays with a treasure trove of traditions, but do you know why and how exactly these traditions came about?

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree carol Christmas Traditions
The most popular Christmas icon, especially for children, is the Christmas tree. We’ve all been though the phase of counting how many beautifully wrapped gifts nestled under the tree have our name on it. But did you know that the tradition of decorating trees came long before Christmas itself? It is believed that ancient pagan societies that practiced animism brought and decorated trees indoors to please the spirits and ensure a good harvest. Trees only became linked to Christmas when Christianity started to spread across Germany. The popularization of the modern Christmas tree came about when Prince Albert, originally from Germany, introduced the Christmas tree to England after he married Queen Victoria in 1840.

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November 22, 2012

Black Friday should not just be about lining up the whole night to get awesome shopping deals. If you don’t want to line up or are simply looking for other things to do on Black Friday other than shop with a huge crowd, try out some of our fabulous suggestions for alternative activities.

See the Great Outdoors

Alternative Activities to Black Friday Lake

Really see the great outdoors by going camping, hiking, or swimming. If you’re not the active type, you can simply enjoy the scenery and take pictures. Whatever your level of activity is, you can be sure that nature will take you on a great journey of discovery.

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November 21, 2012

With Thanksgiving drawing near, it only means that Christmas is just a few sleeps away. By this time, you should have already decorated a fabulous Christmas tree that fits your personality. If you haven’t found a tree that’s as extraordinary as you are, shine the spotlight on our incredible Diva Christmas trees. Each of these trees reflects its own personality but all of them scream FABULOUS.

Green Dazzling Diva

Diva Green Christmas Tree

If you want a fabulous tree that is closer to traditional Christmas colors, check out our Green Dazzling Diva Christmas Tree.  This tree stands like a 6-foot slender supermodel ready for a fabulous pose on the catwalk while saying, “I may be traditionally colored but I am still one awesome tree!”

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