We have had a little flurry of requests for Hen Party Gift Baskets lately, and it got us thinking about what makes a good gift basket for a Hen Weekend. In the past we did offer these, as after our own weddings and attending friends Hen Do's we had a bit of insight into what would work well.
As our Gift Baskets Categories got upgraded over the years these Hen Party Baskets were unfortunately phased out, as they weren't really strong enough to have their own section. Because we had blogged about them though, our website was still ranking in the Search Results for Hen Party Gift. Although we didn't have a standard "Off-The-Shelf" version, we were of course happy to help with Customised Gift Baskets for the occasion.
The first lady to contact us by phone was Mairead from Australia. She was being a Bridesmaid for her good friend, but unfortunately couldn't make it home for the Hen Do as well as the Wedding. She wanted to contribute to the Hen Weekend, which involved "Glamping" in Co. Meath and so wanted to put together a basket of treats for the girls. She originally thought of 3-4 bottles of Prosecco and a few treats to go with it, however the Prosecco eats up a large part of the budget and doesn't really fill the whole basket. In the end we settled on 2 bottles of fizz & also included some crisps, popcorn, nuts, chocolates and sweeties as well as a Hen Party Wine Glass for the Bride to drink from, and a lovely, pink "L" plate for around her neck.
We sent Mairead a quick photo of the Hen Basket before it was gift wrapped as she wouldn't get to see it, and she wrote us a lovely 'Thank You' message.
"Hey Chloe, Thank you so much for everything. I will definitely be recommending your service to all my friends. Thanks, Mairead."
Shortly after this the lovely Brona got in touch, also unable to attend her friends Hen Weekend in Dublin. We were able to show her what we had created for Mairead and she was happy to go with something similar. Her budget was slightly lower and she went with just the 1 bottle of fizz this time, while sticking with the treats, wine glass and "L" plate.
After receiving a 3rd enquiry we decided it was perhaps time to offer a Hen Party Gift Basket on our websites, both in the UK and Ireland. This means anybody in a rush can "Buy & Go", but of course if you have a bit more time and would like to customise a Hen Party gift then please do get in touch & we're happy to help.