I noticed last week in particular that many of the gift baskets created on our build your own basket website were for birthday presents. Our pre-designed birthday baskets are also popular sellers, but many people like to create their own special basket for their loved one by hand-picking all the items to go in it.
Ummera's Duck Breast was a big hit last week in the mens birthday baskets. This is a smoked duck product using succulent duck breasts from Silver Hill Ducklings.
The most popular addition to our birthday baskets is the freshly baked birthday cake, by Ashers Baking Co. This is a freshly baked, 400g iced cake with the message 'Happy Birthday' on it.
Another popular addition to a birthday gift for him or her, is a happy birthday message balloon:
The birthday basket of the week has to go to a lady in Sheffield, who created a jam-packed birthday gift for her friend in Dublin.
This birthday present was overflowing, so was packed with 2 layers in the basket. The heavier items such as the red & white wine and fresh fruit juice were placed in the bottom of the basket. The air-dried ham was packed into a cooling sleeve. The savoury items of cheese, oatcakes, nuts & olives were then added, along with the jam, honey, fairy cakes & chocolate bars. Finally the finishing touch of bath sachets, a facemask & birthday balloon were added to the hamper. The picture shows the birthday gift just before it is cellophane wrapped & decorated in colourful ribbons. We hope the lucky recipient enjoyed her birthday treats!