Finding a unique, memorable gift for a friend or loved one isn't always easy, especially when you want the gift to really stand out and be remembered. Whether you’re looking for a traditional gift, or something a little more original, a wishing tree is a perfect gift idea for all kinds of special occasions, which is why we are so passionate about our trees.

What is a Wishing Tree?

A wishing tree, also called wish tree, is a special tree that is decorated with small messages or gifts that are given to people on special occasions. 

Wishing Trees date as far back as the 1700s, and have been noted in many different cultures all around the world. Places unconnected by land, language, or culture, they all shared a belief that specially chosen trees could bestow wishes on the bearer.

But far more than being purely ornamental, it is believed that if heartfelt wishes and blessings are tied to the branches of a Wishing Tree, the universe will hear these messages and bring them into existence.

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11 Occasions When a Wishing Tree is The Perfect Gift Idea

You may be asking when a wishing tree might make a great gift. Since the messages you attach to a wishing tree are so personal and unique, it really makes the perfect gift idea for a variety of occasions and events. Here are eleven occasions on which a wishing tree will make an unforgettable gifting option that will be cherished and talked about for years to come.

1. Wedding Gifts

Wishing Trees are a perfect wedding gift! Not only do they make a beautiful decoration in any home, but the personalised messages you attach to it make a fabulous gift to give as a group or family to the newly-wedded couple and commemorate their special day. 

2. Christmas Gifts

A wishing tree is an amazing way to decorate for Christmas or bring joy to a friend or family member in a meaningful way. The small presents can be personalized for each member of the family, and it makes for a beautiful centrepiece on any Christmas table.

3. Baby Showers & New Baby Gifts

A new baby is an amazingly special time in a family's life. A wishing tree is an incredibly thoughtful way to welcome the new family member into the world and spread love in the home of the new parents. Whether you are looking for an original baby shower gift to shower the soon-to-be mother in heartfelt little messages, or for a gift for the newborn baby, a wishing tree is sure to be remembered and makes a wonderful addition to baby's newly decorated room. 

4. Housewarming Gifts

When someone dear to you moves into a new home, it is a time of excitement and the beginning of a new chapter. A wishing tree is the perfect way to celebrate this special occasion. By decorating the tree with wishes for the new homeowner from family and friends, you can be sure that this special day will be filled with love and good vibes only. The beautiful LED lights make it a great decoration for the living room, bedroom or any other room in the house. To compliment the wishing tree, you may want to consider a scented candle.

A Wishing Tree is a wonderful gift idea for various special occasions.

5. Valentine's Day & Anniversary Gifts

Giving a gift of love on Valentine's Day or your anniversary is a cherished tradition that has been around for centuries. A wishing tree is such a sweet and romantic gift idea, regardless of whether you're at the beginning of a new relationship or have been enjoying each other's company for many, many years. If you are looking for a personal and intimate gift idea to show your love and appreciation for someone you love deeply, look no further than The Original Wishing Tree. Your wishing tree is a very special way to symbolise all of the ups and downs you have gone through since you've been together, making this an incredibly sentimental gift.

6. Birthday Gifts

Wishing trees are perfect for anyone's birthday, no matter how young or old they're turning! They're a fun and unique way to show your love and appreciation and deliver a heartfelt gift that is unique to the recipient. Many birthday gifts these days are short-lived and forgotten about within days or weeks. When you want your gift to be remembered, a birthday wishing tree might be just what you're looking for. Spread love and celebrate their special day in a unique and unforgettable way.

7. Thank You Gifts

When someone does something really special for you, a wishing tree is a perfect way to say thank you. While many people like to gift chocolates or other short-lived gift ideas, a wishing tree is here to stay and will be a great reminder of your thoughtful and caring nature.

8. Get Well Soon Gifts & Gifts For Cancer Patients

We all get ill at times and a thoughtful gift can help to cheer us up and forget about our illness for a little while. Many people turn to flowers when thinking of a get-well-soon gift. However, for those who are suffering from serious illnesses - such as cancer patience - flowers can be more of a burden than a pleasure. Water needs to be replaced daily, vases kept clean and as beautiful as they look, a bunch of flowers only lasts so long. A wishing tree is a great way to show your support while someone is recovering from an illness, reminding them of all the good times and giving them hope to keep in going during a difficult time.

9. In Sympathy Gifts

Loss can strike at any time. It's always hard to know what to do or say to someone who is grieving.  You want to show your support but the rawness of the passing of a loved one, can be difficult to navigate. 

Flowers are the most common bereavement gift, but they quickly wilt and die.

A wishing tree expressing your heartfelt sentiment will last for years to come, and will become a treasured memento of the amazing life of those who passed.

10. Pet Bereavement Gifts

When a fur-baby crosses that Rainbow Bridge to heaven it can be devastating for those they leave behind.  For many of us our pets are important members of our families, so when they are no longer with us, the loss is deeply felt.

Anyone who has lost a pet will know this pain. And whilst inevitable, losing a beloved pet is an emotionally devastating experience.

We created the Rainbow Bridge Wishing Tree to help support and bring comfort to those in our lives who are grieving the loss of their beloved companion. This beautiful gift will last for years to come, and will become a treasured memento of an amazing life shared together.

11. Graduation Gifts

There's no better way to celebrate a graduate than with a personalised gift. A wishing tree will make that special person feel celebrated and loved. From graduation wishes to mini photo frames, a personalised wishing tree is a great way to show how much you care and express your well-wishes for the future.

Gift Giving for Special Occasions

At The Original Wishing Tree, we made it our mission to help you find the perfect gift for any occasion. Our wishing trees come in a variety of styles and with everything you need to express your gratitude and appreciation. All that's left for you to do is to get your friends and family together to write their short, heartfelt wishes on the cards provided and hang them up on the tree. The result is a highly personalised gift that is guaranteed to delight and will be remembered for a very long time. 

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Sam Write said:

I just found the gift I was looking for. Thank you!

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