Here at Baskets Galore, we assemble all of our gift baskets and hampers in house, fresh and made to order. We do not believe in dropshipping unlike some of our competitors. Drop shipping is a retail fulfilment method where by the company do not keep the products they sell in stock, instead when they sell said product the company purchases it from a third party manufacturer. The third party then has the item shipped directly to the consumer meaning the merchant never has the product in his possession.
Our dedicated and vigilant warehouse team take a lot of time and effort in assembling your gift basket to ensure all of the contents are fresh and presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner. We believe that there are so many different elements which if left to drop shippers could be catastrophic! This allows us to provide you with only the freshest produce available.
We source the freshest ham from one of Ireland’s most accoladed family butchers. Stating they are ‘the home of ham’ the Brady family have been in the business since 1978 when Mary & Ozzie Brad decided to to cook and sell quality hams from their own kitchen located in Timahoe in the heart of Co. Kildare. Mary & Ozzie used a family recipe passed down from many generations and it is still the recipe they use today!
In the year 2000 the O'Neill family came on board, purchasing Brady family ham with the intention of taking them to new heights without altering the traditional comments which make the ham so well loved throughout Ireland. Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength, becoming the first ham to receive Bord Bia Quality Assurance and has also went on to win countless awards for the taste and quality of the ham which they produce.
The traditional Irish ham is made using a single pork joint on the bone which has been slowly cured in naturally occurring well water over a period of three days. This initial curing process gives the ham its distinct flavour. Once this process is complete, the ham is then transferred to a steam oven where it is cooked slowly, allowing the flavour to mature and develop the flavour further. After the ham is taken out of the oven the fat and rind are trimmed off. Finally, the ham is hand coated in breadcrumbs before being baked to release the flavour that has been developing during the process.
As you can see a great deal of hard work, time, effort and love over the years has done into perfecting Brady’s Family ham which we include within our gift baskets and hampers. It is not just the ham we use that has been perfected over many years our Salmon also comes fresh from a family run business located in Belfast. All of the producers of goods we use in our gift baskets take pride in their products. Drop shippers can not use fresh gourmet produce like we do. We are a family run business that believe by making everything in house it gives an edge over our competitors. We monitor every step from order to shipment. It is the little things such as a company directory personally checking each basket prior to shipping, that makes our gift baskets so special. We always strive to go the extra mile in order to make the customer happy and believe this is reflected in every aspect of our business.