Gift Baskets Delivery UK
In the UK, Gift Baskets aren’t considered a mainstream gift concept, the way they are in the USA & Canada. For UK consumers, the most similar gift to a basket is a hamper - the contents of which are normally food and wine based. Because of this hampers are mainly purchased and sent at Christmas time. Gift Baskets, are of course, common place in the States, and are on a level playing field with flower delivery when it comes to a choice of what to send to someone to let them know you are thinking about them. Across the Atlantic, receiving a gift basket is as commonplace as it would be to receiving a flower delivery here in the United Kingdom. This article aims to provide information on your options for Gift Baskets Delivery UK.
At Basketsgalore our aim was - and continues to be - to fill that gifting void here Great Britain. Back in 2004 we decided to bring the Gift Basket concept to the UK marketplace. Our mission was to create a new online gift company that would reliably service, and quickly and efficiently deliver to all regions of the United Kingdom.
We had been inspired by our post university travels to different continents - which had opened our eyes - and allowed us to witness a world of excitement and new possibilities. We will always be grateful for the opportunity that working and travelling abroad afforded us. It gave us insight and inspiration to build and sustain something bigger than ourselves. Returning home we enthusiastically decided to set up our very own family run gift basket web shop. Our mission was to provide the UK’s first all year round gift basket delivery service, and to offer unique and imaginative packages that catered for all occasions and personalities.
In 2018, fourteen years on, we are now happily considered the UK’s authority internet based Gift Basket business & in particular Gift Baskets Delivery UK.
We are delighted to offer same day dispatch up to 4pm GMT. Delivery is made on a next day basis to all regions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Or as they are more commonly known, the “home countries” of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If you need a gift delivered to any region of GB, at short notice, you can rest assured that we have you covered. We use the best and most reliable courier companies available for Gift Baskets Delivery UK in each locality. We’ve been in business long enough to know which companies offer the best service in a specific area. Although small is size, delivery can often be problematic, if you don’t nominate the specialists in that geographical region. The UK is a multi-regional country with many offshore islands which adhere to slower postal speeds. Experience is key, especially when shipping time sensitive gifts!
Important Facts To Consider For Gift Baskets Delivery UK
The UK may be small but it is densely populated.
Assembly and dispatch is made from a central warehousing outlet. Delivery is not localised to a specific area.
There are 3 key factors involved in a seamless gifting and delivery service in the UK; knowledge & experience, customer care and the quality of the delivery company involved.
- The UK is considered small - from a landmass perspective - coming in as the 80th largest country by area with a total land area of 243,610 square km
- The USA is approx 40 times the size of the UK , Canada is 36 times larger and Australia is 32 times bigger!
- The United Kingdom is the 21st most populous country with a total figure of 66.5 million and counting (2016 fig.)
- By comparison Australia has a population of 24 million, Canada has 36 million, and the USA 325 million. (2016 fig.)
Regions of United Kingdom - England
England accounts for just over half of the total area of the UK and is made up of the following 9 regions - we’ve named some of the largest cities/towns within each county;
North East - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham, Sunderland, Bradford, York, Hexham
North West - Manchester, Chester, Carlisle, Blackpool, Liverpool, Douglas, Isle of Man
Yorkshire and the Humber - Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Kingston Upon Hull
West Midlands - Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall
East Midlands - Leicester, Stafford, Derby, Nottingham
East Anglia - Norwich, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Boston
South West - Bristol, Bodmin, The Cotswold, Barnstaple, Bath, Swindon
South East - Brighton & Hove, Dunstable, Reading, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Dover, Oxford,
Isle of Wight
Regions of United Kingdom - Scotland
Scotland accounts for just under one third of the total area of the UK and includes nearly 800 islands predominantly west and north of the mainland; notably the Hebrides, Orkney Isles and Shetland Islands.
It is made up of the following 12 regions and Islands:
Edinburgh and the Lothians
Glasgow and the Clyde
Ayrshire & Isle of Arran
Dumfries & Galloway
Perth and Kinross
Argyll & Bute
Angus & Dundee
Skye and the Western Isles
Orkney and Shetlands
Delivery to the Islands and Highlands can take an extra day or two depending on region. Details of delivery rates and times can be viewed on the Delivery page of our website.
Regions of United Kingdom - Wales
Wales accounts for less than one tenth of the total area of the UK. Several Islands lie off the the Welsh mainland, the largest if which is Anglesey.
Regions of United Kingdom - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is separated from the rest of Great Britain by the Irish Sea and is the smallest land mass. We offer next day delivery here for exactly the same price as the rest of Great Britain.
(The maps in this article and information on counties were sourced from Wikipedia)
As our name suggests we are the specialists when it comes to Gift Baskets Delivery UK. You can find our full range of Gift Baskets here. We very much look forward to being of service to you in the future.