The first week of March already and I feel like this year is flying by, Christmas seems like such a short time ago. I'm looking forward to March as it's my partners birthday near the end of the month and we are going to Ireland to celebrate. Hopefully we will have a nice time away as he has never stayed in a 'proper' hotel before so are both looking forward to it. Have you got anything interesting or fun going on in March? Perhaps a holiday? Wedding? Any other celebrations? Whatever you have planned I hope you enjoy it and if you need any "gifts to say" then you know where we are.
Monday, ah the start of the week. Dan was away sunning himself in Barcelona so Andrea got to do Gift Basket of the Day on Monday. She decided one of our new birthday baskets, the Budding Birthday. Fresh new gifts to say for a fresh new month. This has to be my favourite birthday basket so far. With items such as the 'More Fabulous Every Day' Birthday Gift Mug, Butlers Luxurious Drinking Chocolate Pods, Lindt Lindor Swiss Assorted Chocolate Truffles and a lovely potted flowering plant. This gift was sent from a Aunt in Donegal, Ireland to her niece in London, England. Unfortunately her Aunt couldn't be with her on her birthday so she decided this would be the best next thing. I remember reading the gift card and it made me so happy. "My Darling Niece, you are amazing! I am wishing you the biggest birthday wishes, I'm sorry I can't be there in person. I will see you at Easter for some sightseeing and celebrations! Lots of love always." What a lovely gift and gift card message.
Howdy Tuesday! Inga chose one of our original baskets that we have improved with some new products, our Mind Over Matter. This gift is the perfect 'Get Well' tonic to help brighten someones day and help them feel a bit better. Including items like Professor Puzzle Ultimate IQ Set of 4 Wooden Puzzles Gift Set to keep them entertained, a Popular Reading Novel For Him or Her, McCann's Freshly Pressed Apple Juice and Holmes Bakery Chocolate Honeycomb Slices. Perfect gifts to say get well soon. I know when I'm sick I would love something like this to brighten my day and help pick up my mood! This particular one was ordered from a group of colleagues at a restaurant in Peterborough to one of the chefs who was off work poorly.
The midpoint of the week! My favourite day as I get to do Gift Basket of the Day. This week I chose something slightly different and went for our Mum of Mine Gift Basket. Perfect for any mum. A lovely gift with items like Mum China Gift Boxed Mug, With Love Scented Candle in Tin by Pintail Candles and Pamper Bath Melts Gift Box by Wild Olive. This particular gift was purchased by a young woman in Australia for her Mum. We try and personalise our gifts the best we can. We know how important and special our gifts to say have to be when you are are thousands of miles away from the ones you love. We hope her Mother had a lovely birthday and enjoyed all her gifts!
Thirsty Thursday meant Kate went for a mouthwatering choice of this Get Well Fruit Basket. This is available in both 'for him' and 'for her' versions and the magazine is then tailored for the recipient. This was the Get Well Fruit Basket For Him and was ordered by a group of colleagues for a fellow colleague who was at home ill in West Malling. This get well gift has the perfect mixture of healthy fruit, juice, a few sweet treats and a puzzle and magazine to entertain.
That Friday Feeling can sometimes lead to wine time and it certainly did for our Gift Basket choice today. You can't go far wrong with red wine, chocolates and sweeties. This one was ordered by a Company in Washington, USA to a partner company in Feltham, Middlesex who organised an event for them and so they wanted to pass on their thanks.
All our featured gift baskets this week centred around birthdays, get wells and thank you. We have gift baskets available specifically for these occasions and so they are sometimes themed with items specific to that occasion, such as birthday cake. Alternatively some customers prefer to select from our all year round range of hampers suitable for any occasion such as fresh fruit, cheese & wine or chocolate gifts. We can then simply personalise these with a card specific to the occasion. Our Customer Services team read each message and then select the most appropriate card.
As well as these occasions we can cater for anything and love to create bespoke gifts when possible too, so please just get in touch with any special requests.