Irish/Scottish Bank Holiday: Monday 7th August 2017

August 4, 2017

Just a quick reminder that Monday 7th August 2017 is a Bank Holiday in Ireland and Scotland, so unfortunately there will be no deliveries to these areas on this date. You’ll notice you are unable to select it as a delivery date during the checkout process when trying to ship to Ireland. As Scotland is part of the UK we are unable to turn the delivery date off for it…

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Summer’s Top Gift Giving Occasions

Gift Baskets & Hampers aren’t just for Christmas. There are plenty of gift giving occasions throughout the Summer too, and so we thought we’d share the top reasons our Customers are sending gifts this season. The Summer months are a prime time for saying “Thank You“, to Teachers, to pet/house sitters or to holiday home lenders. Thank You Gift Hampers can be the Cheese & Wine variety or freshly baked goods. We tend to…

August 3, 2017
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July Offer 3INTO2: Free Delivery Three Days Only

July 10, 2017

We’re very excited to announce that for 3 days this week BasketsGalore will be offering FREE UK & IRELAND DELIVERY. From Midnight on Tuesday 11th July to Midnight on Thursday 13th July simply enter code 3INTO2 at the “My Basket” stage of checkout to have £7.99/€7.99 deducted from your order total, the equivalent of Express Delivery. Phonetically that code is 3, India, November, Tango, Oscar, 2. It’s not a zero…

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IT’s Time To Say Goodbye

It’s always sad when we have to say “Goodbye” to someone and this time it was to Jonny in our IT Department. Although technically this is his second farewell, as last summer he finished his placement year with us and so received his leaving card back then. Only for him to stay on in a support capacity for another year, and so this June saw his second and final farewell….

July 10, 2017
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Baby Gift Baskets & Babies In Baskets

July 6, 2017

Baby Gift Baskets: Many moons ago Lynne & I decided that our Baby BasketsGalore Division should really have it’s own Social Media pages as it’s such a significant slice of our Gift Basket Company. We also didn’t want to bore all our Customers with tales of our children and working life (unless they had asked to be) and so a separate project seemed like the way forward. We came us with…

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Christmas Hampers: Size Matters For BasketsGalore

We are about to start photographing our new 2017 Christmas Hampers and Baskets range ( I know it’s much too early to think about!) and I got to thinking about how to show scale in these photographs. There are lots of different Hamper Companies to choose from at Christmas Time and we noticed that some of the items for sale are miniatures or not full sized. Here at BasketsGalore we pride…

July 1, 2017
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Gift Baskets Ireland By BasketsGalore.ie

June 26, 2017

Welcome To Gift Baskets Ireland By BasketsGalore.ie When BasketsGalore first started out in the early 2000’s, we launched with our UK website. With our headquarters based in N. Ireland we were able to service both the UK and Irish markets in terms of delivery. As our sales into Ireland grew we launched our sister website to focus on Gift Baskets Ireland, so as our customers could both view prices and pay…

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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
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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
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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
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Holiday Gift Packages: A New Line For BasketsGalore?

May 19, 2017

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…

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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…

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