For Christmas, RM and I got my parents a really neat gift. My parents are people who love being in the kitchen, and my dad is known as the “olive oil” king, so when RM asked if I wanted to adopt an olive tree in Italy for them, I was totally game. One of his friends from college started a company called Tre Olive, which is a company selling “100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil from olives grown in Italy, picked in Italy, pressed in Italy, and poured in Italy.” Their extra virgin olive oil comes directly from their groves in Calabria and “from tree to table, all TRE olive products are hand crafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality.”
The way Tre Olive works, is that you can adopt an olive tree from the Tre Olive grove for one year and receive a whole bundle of goodies at the time of adoption and lots of wonderful olive oil- from your tree (!!)- once the olives have ripened and are ready for picking, pressing and pouring. The standard adoption comes with the following:
- Adoption certificate, certificate/photo holder, welcome letter, brochure.
- A photo of YOUR tree, with all its graceful beauty and naturally imperfect glory.
- Your tree is tagged with your name for the adoption year.
- The Olive Oil from your tree – 3 liters (6 x 500ml tins) delivered in the Spring. Olives from your tree will be pressed, along with olives from neighboring trees (it’s a family affair). Because some trees produce more oil and some produce less, we share the wealth.
RM opted to “up” the package and receive 2 tins of olive oil with the adoption certificate and pictures, which was great for “instant gratification” people like myself 😉 I was SO impressed with how classy and special the package from Tre Olives was- everything was so thoughtful! The certificate, letter, map, picture of the tree- especially with my parents name on it- made it all so personal and meaningful. It showed you that you really have an adopted tree in Italy… how cool is that?!
My parents were utterly impressed and so grateful for the gift and my dad, who has sworn to never fly again, even said he wants to go to Italy to see “his tree”.
It was a really neat experience and I just had to share the concept and business with you! It was such a great gift, and if you’re splitting it with someone else, it is really affordable, especially since it includes the shipping cost of sending the initial package and the tins of olive oil once the olives have ripened.
If you’re interested in checking it out, head on over to their adoption page, where you can pick the region where you want to adopt a tree. And, if you’re not interested in investing that much, you can purchase just the olive oil or olive oil sets here. And, lucky for you, RM was able to get a discount code for Burpees to Bubbly readers- use “B2B15” to get 15% off your order- happy shopping!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated with money or product to write this post- I merely love the concept and product and think it’s a really awesome gift to give people who enjoy cooking and olive oil!
Questions for you: Have you ever been to Italy? Do you like olive oil? What’s the best gift you received this year?