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BasketsGalore Is Getting Into The Christmas Spirit Early

For the past few months we have been working hard to get organised for Christmas. Unfortunately it doesn’t just arrive by itself, a lot of work and preparation goes into making it a success. We start thinking about Christmas as early as January! And then start preparing after Father’s Day in June, so while everyone else is thinking about the sun and going to the beach we are thinking about snow and eating…

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Back To Baby Gift Basket Basics – Shrink Vs Cellophane

At BasketsGalore baby gift baskets have always been one of our best selling types of gift. Baby gift baskets originated in the US as baby shower gifts, but have since grown to include maternity gifts, gifts for the new baby, gifts for the new mum & gifts for the new family. They are also extremely popular worldwide as many companies wish to send their partners or colleagues a gift, or…

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Top 5 Benefits Of Our New Look ‘Create Your Own’ Website – BasketsGalore

You may have noticed we are currently running a competition for a “Create Your Own” gift basket. (You can view the details on Facebook here) We ran this competition to celebrate the launch of our new look “Create Your Own” website and so we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you about some of the new features too. BasketsGalore were the first gift basket or hamper company to launch…

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Baskets Galore Spends The Morning With The Rotary Club

Baskets Galore spent both an informative and lovely morning in the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, having a delicious charity breakfast courtesy of the Rotary Club of Bangor. The Rotary Club encourage both guests and members to get involved in their projects to provide support for both local and international charities through fundraising. Their volunteers use their skills, time and resources, to help make a positive difference to the lives of the others. I find…

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BasketsGalore – Infographic on Gift Deliveries In 2013 For UK Based Company

With the girls (Roma, Kate and Victoria) in the office working hard to keep track of all the orders and making sure that they get delivered, it got us thinking “where do we send the most baskets to?” We got hold of the entire list of orders from 2013 and collated all the data in order to find the top city/town for BasketsGalore deliveries. We discovered that although London was by far…

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The Cheshire Cheese Company Is Making Baskets Galore Grin

This year we wanted to branch out and try some different types of cheeses, as previously we have only stocked Irish cheeses. With Christmas coming up this is the perfect time to trial some new cheeses, because what is Christmas without some delicious cheeses for your cheese platters. We found some lovely companies, one was from Scotland they made very tasty cheeses but the company was based on an island which meant…

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Basket Galore’s Busy Saying Goodbye & Hello

We have been very busy this month, we introduced two new systems into the workplace which although there were teething problems in the beginning they are a great help to everyone. Along with this Christmas is coming (Yay) so we are getting lots of things ready in preparation, gift baskets and hampers are beginning to look more festive with their bows being tied in advance and we are busy organising…

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BasketsGalore’s Favourite Flower Types

Although summer is now officially over it is still nice to see so many flowers leaving with gift baskets, as flowers are not just for summer. Flowering plants have only been a permanent edition to our gift basket ranges for a couple of months, but we cannot seem to keep enough in stock for all the orders. I love all the flowering plant orders because it means that the warehouse…

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The 10 Vital Components For Assembling Gift Baskets & Hampers

Well as expected things are now starting to ramp up for Christmas time, our favourite time of year! There are only 91 days to go do you realise? It’s difficult to explain to people just how much space is required between October and December to enable us to assemble Christmas hampers, so we’ve taken some photographs to show you.   There are MANY component parts to a gift basket and hamper, and it…

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