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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Birthday Gift For Fabulous Fiancée

We were contacted a few weeks ago by a gentleman named Adrian, as he had been looking through the gift baskets on our website for a birthday gift for his fiancée. He sent us a list of all the items he liked and wondered could he combine them into a customised gift basket. This of course is no problem at all, and we were happy to help by sending Adrian a customised…

May 12, 2017
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Competition Round Up: BasketsGalore’s Latest ‘Spring’ Winners

The Spring Time at BasketsGalore is a very busy period for us, as there are quite a few occasions/holidays in quick succession and so we usually run extra competitions during these periods too. We thought we’d update you with our latest Daily Dispatch, Mother’s Day and Easter Competition Winners. March 2017 Daily Dispatch Winners March saw Natalie and Carl being selected as our “Daily Dispatch” competition winners on Facebook &…

May 11, 2017
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Black Velvet If You Please | Cocktail Recipe Gift Baskets

Back in March we were contacted by a PR Company in Dublin who wished to send some customised hampers to clients in the UK/Europe for St.Patrick’s Day. They wished to send the ingredients for a “Black Velvet” cocktail in a hamper/gift basket to mark the occasion to clients in Germany and London. This wasn’t the first time we had been approached to create such a gift basket, and so we knew what…

May 11, 2017
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Get Well Wishes For More Than A Colleague

Get Well Gift Baskets are an extremely popular alternative to bouquets of flowers as they are both thoughtful and practical, and there are also LOTS of variants available. Well at BG there are! Most people tend to favour fresh fruit as it is healthy and easy to eat if you are feeling under the weather. Although sometimes a get well gift can be for someone with an injury rather than an…

May 8, 2017
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Italian Themed Wedding Gift Basket Request

We are always happy to help create the perfect gift basket, and so sometimes this involves sourcing special request products outside of our normal stock. A few months ago Kaitlyn, in the United States got in touch as she was unable to attend her friend’s wedding, but still wanted to send them a gift. She was hoping to create a custom basket with Prosecco and Campari or Aperol because they got…

May 5, 2017
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Customer Focus: Little Clove Cat To The Rescue

We recently received an email from Sarah in Cork, asking for our help in sourcing not one, but two toy mice. Reading further on into her email it turned out that she had received one of our baby gift baskets when her twins were born last year, and the girls had become very attached to the little cuddly “mice” that were inside it. We immediately knew the toy she meant…

May 4, 2017
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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…

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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
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Birthday Gift Baskets Created By You | Customer Focus

Birthday Gift Baskets are probably are most popular range (you can see them all here) and in February I noticed quite a few customers were creating their very own basket for their loved ones birthdays. Birthday Gift Basket For A Son First up is this lovely basket for him, a son & student in Liverpool from his parents in the Cayman Islands. His parents picked a really lovely selection of items for…

March 2, 2017
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Customer Focus | Saying Thanks With Walter Mitty & Snacks

We recently received a request from Caroline in Australia, and it was a very specific one indeed. She wanted to say Thanks with a customised Thank You Gift Basket for her sister in the UK, but it had to include a specific DVD – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I haven’t seen this movie myself, but apparently it’s all about going on a global adventure. Perhaps this is something the sisters have planned…

February 27, 2017
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