We often get asked for donations for prizes and of course we are happy to help. We tend to allocate a donation to one main charity and then pick a few smaller ones to donate prizes to throughout the year. Obviously we receive hundreds of requests and can't help everyone, but we try our best to assist with quite a few.
Sometimes our gift baskets are used as prizes by other businesses or bodies however, and so they would contact us for a high resolution image of the gift basket they would like to offer and then place an order when their winner is announced. We can then either send the gift basket directly to the winner or to the company first if they will be handing it out. We can also add company literature to a prize hamper if required or your own product as advertising. We've had some unusual requests over the years - toilet paper, tinned vegetables, yoghurts, diet shakes, crystal lamps and ultrasound scans and have accommodated all but the yohgurts so far, as our "keep cool" ice packs are sleeves so weren't tall enough and they also have a limited shelf life. Watch this space though yoghurt lovers as we could well be developing further cool packs for bulkier items in the near future.
One of our prize requests this month was for a local Young Farmers Club. They needed a mainly savoury gift basket to be the prize for their treasure hunt fundraiser.
We created a gift basket just for them to have a "farm" theme. This meant there was cheese, ginger beer and snacks like salami and crackling. We just had to top it off with some chocolate cows - moo!
We're still to hear who the lucky winner was, but we hope they enjoyed the goodies and the way we tried to theme it for them.
If you have a special request then please just get in touch. We can work with most themes etc and so look forward to our next challenge!