October is now in full flow which tends to mean Halloween Gifts as well as our popular get well, birthday and baby gift baskets.
It was a cuddly start to the week and the perfect way to warm the soul on these cold autumn days. Our little bunny friend has a microwavable pouch that you can heat up for warmth and it also then releases a lovely smell. The delicious chocolate pods by Butlers create the yummiest hot chocolate drink, perfect to be enjoyed with the brownie mug mix, crispy hearts and toffee waffles. There is also a popular reading novel inside for the recipient to kick back with. This one was ordered by a son & daughter-in-law in Western Australia for his Mum back in Nottingham. The gift card message he wrote was just lovely: "To the most amazing Mum and Grandma. Keep healthy and safe this Autumn/ Winter." I thought this was so thoughtful as they are sending her a "just because" gift. I hope my sons do this for me when they are older!
Fruit, wine and cheese tend to be a winning combination and is particularly popular as a sympathy gift. This Classic Fruit & Wine one was ordered as a condolence gift from a Company in New York for a business associate in London. I was excited to see the new Carrigaline Smoked Cheese included in this arrangement, alongside the Classic Creamy and Garlic & Herb cheese. Fresh fruit, crackers, relish, chocolates and wine make up the rest of the contents, so really handy snacks to reach for when they probably wont feel like cooking.
If you can't make the birthday celebrations why not send a birthday party in a basket instead, complete with birthday cake and balloon. There are also lots of other party goodies inside, ideal for sharing, such as crisps, pretzels, biscuits, nuts, lemonade and chocolate lollipops. This particular one was ordered by a Mum & Dad in India for their daughter studying in Dublin. We delivered it to her student accommodation for them, and so this basket (Birthday Party Gift Basket) was the perfect choice as she could share it with all her room-mates.
We recently had a lot of new baby gift baskets added to the range and so it's exciting seeing them being ordered. This one is our Classic Baby Girl Gift Basket. I enjoy seeing cute pink baby gifts, both of mine were blue and so it makes a nice change. We always choose to include top quality, big brand baby items in our baby gift baskets. Although this baby girl basket isn't expensive, you still get the same high quality. From the organic bodysuit, to the designer bib and big brand Gund rattle. There are also delicious chocolates for mum inside and a cute "It's A Girl" balloon. This one was ordered by an engineering company in Leicester, for delivery to themselves. This makes me think they are maybe presenting the gift before their colleague goes on maternity leave.
And although it is still another couple of weeks away, we had 8 scary Spooky Surprise Gift Baskets being dispatched. These were part of a corporate order so our client was having them delivered to himself, to in turn hand on to his own clients. When they arrived Hussam send us a message to say "The parcels have been well received and they are lovely, thanks! Appreciate all the help and the contents of the hamper." Our Halloween gifts are created by combining Halloween themed cake bars and candy with other appropriate snacks such as nuts, crisps and tray bakes. The 2019 also had a a jack o lantern candle and themed Halloween tinsel to decorate them. The basket is then gift wrapped in cellophane and a Halloween themed ribbon attached.
We love the fact that our gift baskets can cater for such a wide range of occasions, and can even be sent "just because" so for no particular reason other than because you care. This is just a small selection of what we dispatched this week, so check back next week for more gift inspiration and scarily good ideas.