Birthday Gifts: June Busy With Birthday Celebrations

I’ve always loved having a June birthday as it meant there was a chance of sunny weather & an outdoor celebration. As a child I was able to get a bouncy castle in the back garden for one of my birthdays and it’s one of my favourite memories. As an adult we usually have a birthday barbecue, although a few of these have been rainy despite it being Summer. I…

June 19, 2017

Businesswoman Vs Mum? You Can Be Both!

Lynne & I struggled somewhat last week with balancing work commitments (of running a small business) & being mums. Since getting back from holiday the previous week poor Theo has been poorly with an ear infection. After perking up for a few days he then seemed to get a bit hot and bothered again, and just wasn’t himself. Lynne’s daughter, Katherine, then also started spiking a very high temperature and developing…

June 16, 2017

Spring Bank Holiday – Delivery Schedule 2017

  I’m posting this a little bit earlier than usual & have also scheduled this post, as I am currently on my holidays (magic eh!) Speaking of holidays, this is what I wanted to tell you about. Monday 29th May 2017 is the Spring Bank Holiday, and so this means there will unfortunately be no deliveries or dispatches on this date. We wanted to let you know in advance so as…

May 22, 2017

Holiday Gift Packages: A New Line For BasketsGalore?

I don’t know about you but preparing for a holiday can be a somewhat stressful experience, especially when taking young children/babies with you. I’m very excited to be going on a family holiday to somewhat sunnier climes, although the past few weeks haven’t been too shabby here at all. It’s my youngest sons first holiday abroad as he’s only 9 months, so we’re not quite sure what he will make of…

May 19, 2017

Gift Delivery Changes No Problem For BasketsGalore

May 12, 2017

Gift Delivery Process Now you may think that we have it a bit easier here in the office, as we get to sit at our desks while the warehouse are busily at work packing baskets. But, there are sometimes occasions when we too have to dash about. This is generally for a last minute, rush out order or if a customer needs to change the gift delivery address etc. It…


International Mother’s Day – 14th May 2017

May 11, 2017

Surely it’s not Mother’s Day again already I hear you ask? But, yes, it is for many people around the world. This is because lots of countries celebrate on the 2nd Sunday in May, whereas in the UK & Ireland we celebrate on the last Sunday in March & so have already celebrated this year. Here are some of the countries who will be celebrating this Sunday: Anguilla, Aruba, Australia,…


Happy 5th Easter Birthday | Gift Baskets For Children

Lynne’s daughter Katherine’s 5th birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year and although she had her party, for her little friends on the Saturday, we had a family Easter Lunch and Birthday combination for her on Easter Day. I was commissioned to make an ‘Angel’ Cake which was a proper angel cake, albeit it a chocolate version, with a proper little angel on top and little mallows-her favourite in the…

April 28, 2017

Baby Antoni Came To Visit Wearing Frugi Clothing

April 27, 2017

We got a lovely surprise yesterday when Sylwia called into the office with both her boys, and we got to meet lovely baby Antoni. It’s hard to believe he is almost 3 months old already! He seemed so tiny compared to my big 8 month old. When he was born we sent Sylwia and her family a beautiful baby gift basket, Sylwia deserved a truly special one after years of gift…


May Day Bank Holiday 2017 – Delivery Schedule

April 27, 2017

It only seems like a few days ago that I was typing out the Easter Delivery schedule, and now we are about to be treated to another day off for May Day. Yes it’s hard to believe, especially with the recent cold weather we’ve been experiencing (snow for goodness sake!) but on Monday we are into the month of May! The first Monday in May is known as May Day…


Wishing You Well, Mother’s Day Round Up

After reading Andrea’s “Flowering Gift Basket” blog of 21st April, I was thinking back to the old days and of all the flowers and plants that I had handled over the years. On Mother’s Day alone, this year I made up over 200 flowering plants for our gift baskets for mums going out in the space of 3 days.  It does have compensations, however, when there are a few plants…

April 26, 2017

BasketsGalore Baby Boom – In House & Beyond

April 20, 2017

I noticed Kate blogging yesterday about how she’ll soon be becoming an Auntie and it made me think how we’ve had a bit of a baby boom here at BasketsGalore in the last year. First of all my 2nd baby son, Theo, arrived 8 months ago in August, closely followed by Pawel’s baby girl, Julia. Then this year we had the arrival of Sylwia’s 2nd son, Antoni. At the minute we…


Still Time To Order Your Easter Gift Baskets

April 12, 2017

The past week or so has been busy, busy for us with sending out all your lovely birthday, get well, new baby and thank you baskets combined with plenty of Easter Gift Baskets. The final push of Easter Gifts are being shipped today, for delivery tomorrow (Thursday 13th April) as the couriers in the UK won’t be delivering on Good Friday or Easter Monday. We’ll still be dispatching tomorrow for…