South East England consists of 9 Counties including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. It had a population of 8,000,550 in the 2001 Census, making it the most populous English region. (Source: Wikipedia) With this in mind it is likely that you may need to send Gift Baskets To South East England at some stage in the future. This article aims to look at some of the larger market towns and cities in South East England and the range of gift options available to them.
Send Gift Baskets To South East England - Local
The major towns in Berkshire are Bracknell, Sandhurst, Reading, Slough, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Calcot, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Eton, Wokingham & Twyford. A quick search for Berkshire Gift Baskets and a Gift Basket website dedicated to using products from the local area popped up. I clicked through for a nosey only to realise the pricing was in US dollars and so the company was based in Berkshire, Massachusetts! The idea of the Gift Basket, as opposed to the Hamper, originated in the USA and so it wasn't that surprising to find. The other results coming up are from international companies with a page dedicated for Berkshire Gift Baskets, but they aren't actually based there.
The major towns in Buckinghamshire are Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bletchley, Bourne End, Buckingham, Burnham, Chalfont, Chesham, Denham, Flackwell Heath, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Holmer Green, Lavendon, Long Crendon, Marlow, Milton Keynes, Princes Risborough, Richings Park, Seer Green, Steeple Claydon, Stoke Poges and Stokenchurch. A simple search for Gift Baskets Buckinghamshire mainly results in a few florists and an international player posing as a local one.
East Sussex towns include Battle, Bexhill on Sea, Brighton, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Fletching, Hailsham, Hastings, Hove, Hurst Green, Lewes, Newhaven, Ninfield, Peacehaven, Plumpton Green, Rye, Seaford, Sedlescombe and Wadhurst. Searching for East Sussex Gift Baskets did bring up a local Hamper company, but with limited stocks of their own jam, chutney and fudge. Also a speciality food shop offering something similar to hampers which you make up yourself.
Main towns/cities in Hampshire are Aldershot, Alresford, Alton, Andover, Appleshaw, Basingstoke, Bentworth, Binsted, Bishops Waltham, Blackwater, Bordon, Brockenhurst, Clanfield, Cove, Cowplain, Curdridge, Eastleigh, Emsworth, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Fordingbridge, Frogmore, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Hedge End, Hiltingbury, Horndean, Hythe, Lasham, Liphook, Liss, Locks Heath, Lovedean, Lymington, New Alresford, New Milton, North Baddesley, Petersfield, Portchester, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Ringwood, Romsey, Rowner, Southampton, Southsea, Stockbridge, Stubbington, Swanmore, Titchfield, Totton, Waterlooville, Whitchurch, Whiteley, Winchester and Yateley. A Hampshire gift shop company did appear in the search but not offering Hampers or Gift Baskets, followed by a New Hampshire company in the US. There was a delicatessen and florist registering and then a local Hampshire Gift Hamper Company who can deliver in the area and across the UK.
The Isle of Wight had many more towns then I expected including Newport, Brading, Cowes, East Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and Yarmouth. A search for Gifts Baskets in the Isle of Wights brought up a florist, although they do offer a small range of Hampers for local delivery only.
The major towns in Kent are Ash, Ashford, Aylesford, Bexleyheath, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Cranbrook, Crayford, Crockenhill, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Dunton Green, Dymchurch, Faversham, Finglesham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Hamstreet, Herne Bay, Hextable, Hildenborough, Hythe, Kemsing, Maidstone, Marden, Margate, Meopham, New Ash Green, New Romney, Newnham, Old Bexley, Rainham, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stone, Strood, Sutton Valence, Swanley, Tenterden, Thanet, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Welling, Westerham and Whitstable. A simple search for Gift Baskets Kent brought up quite a few relevant results, the first of which being a farm shop and a food store offering local hampers. There were also some well known hamper and gift companies who deliver nationwide but are based within Kent.
Oxfordshire's main towns are Abingdon, Banbury, Berinsfield, Bessels Leigh, Bicester, Blewbury, Bodicote, Botley, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chinnor, Cholsey, Coombe, Cowley, Cuxham, Deddington, Didcot, Eaton, Faringdon, Freeland, Grove, Harwell, Henley on Thames, Kidlington, Kidmore End, Long Hanborough, Milcombe, Milton, North Leigh, Oxford, Temple Cowley, Thame, Uffington, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Witney and Yarnton. The results for Oxfordshire Gift Baskets brought up a Cheese company, some local delicatessens and probably one of the largest hamper companies in the UK who are based there.
Major Surrey towns include Addlestone, Ashtead, Bletchingley, Camberley, Capel, Caterham Valley, Chertsey, Cobham, Coulsdon, Dorking, East Horsley, East Molesey, Egham, Englefield Green, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Frimley, Frimley Green, Godalming, Great Bookham, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Lightwater, Lingfield, Morden, Oxted, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Selsdon, Smallfield, Staines, Stoneleigh, Surbiton, Sutton, Tatsfield, Wallington, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Windlesham, Woking and Worcester Park. Gift Baskets Surrey brought up more results for Surrey in British Colombia rather than the UK. There was a florist however, and another larger Hamper company who are based there and have added Gifts to their range.
West Sussex main towns include Amberley, Arundel, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Gatwick, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Lindfield, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey, Shoreham by Sea and Southbourne. A search for gift baskets in West Sussex brought up a local Hamper company specialising in products from the region as well as some farm shops and delicatessens who create hampers.
To Send Gift Baskets To South East England you don't necessarily have to go with a local supplier in one of these towns or counties however, there are other options available to you if you would like to look further afield.
Send Gift Baskets To South East England - Nationwide
There are also some nationwide players who offer Gift Basket delivery to the South East of England as well as the rest of the UK. The benefits of using a nationwide supplier are that they are likely to have a wider range of Gift Baskets available with the wider coverage they offer. They will deliver gifts via a third party courier rather than a local delivery driver, and not just offer local food and drink.
Gift Baskets are different to Hampers however, and many of the national players specialise in Hampers. Gift Baskets originated in the US and are in a open, presentation gift basket rather than a lidded hamper container. The contents themselves may also be more fun and frivolous than the traditional hamper contents. Gift Baskets are limited to food and drink either and can include fresh fruit, pamper items, fun things or new baby products.
Send Gift Baskets To South East England - With BasketsGalore
We would love to take care of your Gift Basket requirements as a national player, which acts like a local one. We are big enough to have the stock, processes and national delivery coverage in place yet small enough to care and ensure every one of the Gift Baskets we dispatch passes our quality control test. We are pleased to say we deliver on a weekly basis to all these towns, cities and regions without issue and on a next day basis. We have a wide range of Gift Baskets available, as well as also offering Hampers and Gift Boxes. We cater for all reasons and seasons so you are sure to find what you are looking for. To take a look at what we offer, please just click here. we look forward to helping you to Send Gift Baskets To South East England.