The final week of August rolled around quickly and began with a Bank Holiday, so it was another short week for us in terms of gift basket dispatches and deliveries. Tuesday was then a super busy day for us as all the weekend orders, and Monday orders have been stored up to ship out on the first day back.
When you are busy you need energy and perhaps crave a sugary treat and that might be why our Chocolate Eruption Gift Basket was selected to feature. Featuring all things sweet and chocolately such as chocolate cake, chocolate covered fruit, a chocolate lollipop and some fudge (which is also vegan-friendly.) A lady in Purley ordered this for a friend in Tipperary to wish her a Happy Anniversary. She didn't mention if it was for a wedding anniversary or perhaps a different anniversary as it was only addressed to her. It could well be for her Mum & Dad. The possibilities are endless, perhaps the anniversary of her moving to Ireland.
Age really is just a number. I remember when I was younger thinking that age 30 sounded really old and now here I am on the closer side to 40. In your mind you don't really feel any older, it's only when you noticed the much younger people in the bar around you or you creak your neck that you realise you are in fact getting older. I love our "Life Begins Birthday Basket" as although it is aimed at the middle decades age wise, it is really for the young at heart. Sweet treats are combined with a birthday cake, balloon and engraved teaspoon to make a wonderful birthday hamper. This one was ordered for a lady celebrating her 70th birthday in Cheltenham, although she doesn't feel a day over 40!
Now this is something many of us could do with more of, Me Time. What would you do if you had some time to yourself and no work, cleaning, tidying, cooking or kids to look after for a few hours? Sounds bliss eh? I finally experienced this for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning, as my youngest went to playgroup. What did I do? Tidied the spare room and put washing away. I think I failed! Ideally I would take the gift basket below, sit down with a nice cuppa and some biscuits, light a relaxing candle and read a good book or magazine. We hope this is what the recipient of this pampering gift basket did.
The final dispatch date of the week is always a Friday, as the delivery companies don't collect from us at the weekends. I like to feature Customer Creations from time to time as these are always unique and interesting. I actually chatted to this Customer online as she was looking for a 'him & hers' pamper basket. I suggested she might like to look at all our pamper items listed individually on our "Create Your Own" site and we could amend an existing pamper gift, or she could even create one of her own. She really liked the idea of picking the items herself and went on to select body wraps for each of them, massage oil, face masks, candles, bath salts and a little treat of dark chocolate and vegetable crisps. It turns out the couple had run a marathon and so this was a "well done" and "recovery" gift basket.
To round this week up, we've seen an Anniversary Gift Basket, A Birthday Gift Basket, A Thinking Of You Gift Basket and a Well Done Gift Basket. We can of course cater for any reason or occasion, so don't worry about requesting anything unusual as we will endeavour to help when we can.