Teacher Gifts: Saying ‘Thank You’

The End of Term Is Approaching and that can only mean one thing – Teacher Gifts! This week I was explaining to my son that “school” was nearly over the summer, just to prepare him for the change. He’s only 3.5 years old and attends Pre Pre School twice a week, so he counts time by the number of sleeps it will take. He then went into playgroup that day…

June 23, 2017

Summer Picnic Basket Ideas By BasketsGalore

This weekend we have had some lovely weather and it has turned our thoughts to outdoor eating which is actually quite a rarity here at Baskets Galore HQ. As you have seen from previous blogs, it was Andrea’s birthday on Saturday and we had a family BBQ in the garden- the first, but hopefully not the only one, of the year. For eating out further afield you would, of course,…

June 21, 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

Baskets Galore’s Customer Gifts – Gift Hampers 12.06.17

Today’s gift hamper is not your typical food hamper, it is specially designed for New Parents but it retains the gourmet elements that make our Gift hamper so popular. The New Baby Manual includes gourmet goodies sustain new parents on their through parenthood, it includes a Witty and Warm “Recipe for Parenthood” Poem Print, a New Baby Gift Card, two bottles of wine, Bandon Vale Cheeses, Lindt Swiss Chocolate Truffles, Scott Farms Sweet Potato Chips,…

June 12, 2017

Father’s Day Gift Ideas By BasketsGalore

Every year we like to mix things up a little by offering some exciting new gift baskets for the big gift giving occasions throughout the year. We have lots of lovely repeat customers and so we know they appreciate a little change up if they are sending gifts a few years in a row. The next major gift giving occasion is fast approaching on Sunday 18th June, yes it’s Father’s…

June 1, 2017

Student Gifts – Gift Basket Study Aids Get An A*

I noticed today on Twitter that the hashtag #GCSEs is trending and soon figured out it is because today marks the start of these exams. Over the past few weeks we’ve had a lot of interest surrounding our Student Gifts. There have been plenty of Student Gift Baskets being dispatched, including our 2 Student Gifts designed specifically for Exam Season. When all that revision leaves them needing brain food or they may be…

May 15, 2017

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

Is Coconut Actually A Nut?

This week Roma was chatting with a customer via live chat who was slightly anxious about picking a gift basket which might contain nuts. The recipient she was sending the gift to had a nut allergy and so Roma recommended selecting a fresh fruit basket, to help rule out any baked goods or biscuits being in it that could well contain traces of nuts. We have such a wide selection…

May 3, 2017

‘Grow Your Own’ Birthday Bean Message

A product we blogged about this time last year came to my attention again today, as Lynne had left me a note to complete an order with BEEcycle for some more of them. These are the “Grow Your Own” message beans, and last May we talked about how we were trialling them as something quirky and innovative for our personality themed gift baskets. With lots of options to choose from,…

April 20, 2017

Easter Delivery Schedule 2017

You’ll all be well aware that the Easter Holidays are approaching & after a busy week shipping out all your lovely Easter orders, the team here are looking forward to a few days off. Although we won’t be dispatching any new orders for a few days you can still order online & we’ll ship anything as soon as we re-open on Wednesday 19th April. Do you have any egg-citing plans…

April 13, 2017

Baskets Galore’s Customer Gifts – Gift Hampers 10.04.17

Our theme in Gift Hampers today is also an Easter one. We have a redesigned a few of our newer hampers with Easter in mind and they are proving to be very popular indeed. The Lion’s Gift Hamper range has had an Easter make over, why not take a look. The enormous Easter Lion’s Hammersmith Extra Hamper has been purchased by David in Lambert as a Thank You/Easter gift for Craig,…

April 10, 2017