Well it’s been a while since our last update and what a while it’s been! How many of you have become expert Zoom quizzers, banana bread makers and TikTok dancers? The team at Baskets Galore have of course, been plugging on through the chaos, to maintain our one true expertise in basket making. And make sure all our lovely customers are still able to send and receive a much needed pick-me-up when we all need it most. One thing that will forever stick with us throughout this crazy, crazy time is the overwhelming sense of community and care that everyone seemed to deploy. So we thought we would highlight and share some our favourite joy-filled gift baskets that were sent throughout the height of lock down. To remind us all that although we are separated by distance, we can still be there for each other in spirit. To keep celebrating life's wins, no matter how big or small. And to remember that this will pass and life will go on.
For protecting our loved ones
We start off with our top-selling, sweet grandmother themed basket. Purchased by a family all the way across the world in Australia. Their grandma was celebrating her birthday back home and although they couldn’t be with her to celebrate. They refused to let it pass without a big surprise to put a smile on her face! This basket is filled with cake, shortbread and chocolates to be enjoyed while sipping tea from her Special Grandma decorative mug. I know many of us are unable to see our parents and grandparents who may be shielding at the moment - even without thousands of miles and sea between us. Therefore I believe this is the perfect gift to show our loved ones that we care. It is also the perfect gift to enjoy in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
For making the most of it!
Our next gift basket was selected from our best-selling Great Taste Award range. Which inspired our next customer from York - our newly crowned Boyfriend Of The Year! He decided to make the best of a bad situation while all the restaurants, bars and cinemas were closed. Like a true trooper, he didn’t let that stop him from spoiling his girlfriend. Instead, he went ahead and used our Great Taste Award Chrome Duo Hamper to create his very own date night in for him and his girlfriend to enjoy. Complete with wine, cheese, olives and truffles to share plus much more! We hope his girlfriend enjoyed her thoughtful surprise and we hope they had a lovely evening together! Boyfriends everywhere, take notes!
For celebrating the little wins
Remember when we couldn’t get through a week without having to participate in at least one virtual quiz?? Well our next customer reminds us to celebrate the joy even in even those little wins! Congratulations to the clever pair who won their sports-teams Zoom quiz and were very kindly awarded the Sweet & Bubbly Gift Basket which features a popular Italian fizz and a host of chocolates and sweet treats. A gorgeous gift basket - better value than a bottle of overpriced champagne & single box of chocolates. This is a beautifully versatile hamper, perfect for many celebratory occasions. However, it has proven to be particularly popular for awards and prizes among work colleagues. I wish my quizzes resulted in gifts like this, although I don’t think my family could have handled any more competitiveness!
& The big wins!
Congratulations to our next recipients who aren’t letting a global pandemic get in the way of their next big move! This happy couple are the new owners of a lovely apartment in Brussels! Our Fancy New Home Celebration Gift Basket includes a selection of beverages, treats and house warming gifts. Tea and biscuits included! - the two essentials for any Brit leaving the UK. It also includes our Home Sweet Home candle that will fill the air with a rich homely scent. Now they can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot cuppa from our "Good Spirits" Gift Mug. While they wait for the rest of their furniture to arrive! Good luck to you both, very jealous!
& Remembering that life goes on!
Lastly, amidst all the chaos, it is comforting to remember that this will pass. Some of us will only learn about this crazy time when they read about it in our history books! Such as our next little recipient, baby Artúr from London. The Recipe For Parenthood Baby Boy Gift is a superb baby gift idea. It includes an inspirational and heartwarming, ready-to-hang parenthood poem. It also includes a Cozy Cuddles Teddy Bear Comfort Blankie, Frugi Organics Transport Long Sleeve Baby Boy Bodysuit and to keep up with the sleepless nights and copious amounts of coffee we have included matching "mummy & daddy" mugs which they can enjoy alongside our Lily O'Briens Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Discs. Congratulations to mum and dad on the new addition, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!