Ex-Hurricane Ophelia: A Storm’s A-Comin’

October 16, 2017

Update To Delivery Schedule Due To Adverse Weather Conditions Over the last few days we’ve been hearing a lot about Hurricane Ophelia as it has been approaching the British Isles. The Republic of Ireland was forecast to be the worst hit, as well as Northern Ireland and this has now been extended to include Scotland and the North of England. Late last night the decision was made to close schools…

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Gift Baskets With A European Flavour

The schools were recently celebrating European Day Of Languages (26th September) and all the pupils were asked to dress up in traditional European costumes. There were plenty of Spanish dancers and Irish Colleens but Lynne’s daughter Katherine chose a Little Dutch Girl costume which I had made for her sister a couple of years ago.  She carried a Dutch flag made into a handbag and the little doll which inspired…

September 28, 2017
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Flower Gift Baskets: Then Vs Now

Christmas is approaching at BasketsGalore and it always makes us think about how far we have come over the last 15 years. We like to think we have gotten bigger and better as we continually strive to offer you the best Gift Baskets & Delivery Service that we can. Product choice and presentation go hand-in-hand and a prime example of the change over the years is in our Flower Gift…

September 21, 2017
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1st Birthday Gifts: Theo Turns One

September 21, 2017

As I write this I still can’t quite believe it, but my little baby turned a big 1 last month. The past year seems to have gone by so quickly, although at the time the sleepless nights seemed very long! For my older son’s 1st birthday we had a big monkey themed birthday party for him, and so we didn’t want Theo to miss out. Luckily our new house has a bit…

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100 Days Until Christmas At BasketsGalore

It’s all hands to the pump at BasketsGalore at the moment as we are busy finalising Christmas Hampers whilst overseeing the design of our new website – 2 MAJOR tasks! It may be 100 days until Christmas but that means it’s only around 50 days until the Christmas rush begins here. We have a love/hate relationship with Christmas as we love being busy and taking care of all your lovely orders,…

September 16, 2017
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Autumn Gifts & Things We Love

You can definitely feel a chill in the air these last few days and the kids are now back to school, so this can only mean one thing. Autumn is coming! I do love Autumn though, so much so that I made a little video featuring all the good things about the Season last year. What is your favourite thing about Autumn? Summer however, doesn’t feel quite over for me…

September 8, 2017
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Delivery Schedule For Late August Bank Holiday

Delivery Schedule Update Just a quick Customer Services Announcement to remind you that Monday 28th August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. Unfortunately this means that there will be no deliveries on this date, unless it is a delivery to Ireland. When you get to the checkout the Calendar will display Tuesday 29th August as your next available date, up until 3pm on Friday 25th August. After this the…

August 25, 2017
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Irish/Scottish Bank Holiday: Monday 7th August 2017

August 4, 2017

Just a quick reminder that Monday 7th August 2017 is a Bank Holiday in Ireland and Scotland, so unfortunately there will be no deliveries to these areas on this date. You’ll notice you are unable to select it as a delivery date during the checkout process when trying to ship to Ireland. As Scotland is part of the UK we are unable to turn the delivery date off for it…

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Summer’s Top Gift Giving Occasions

Gift Baskets & Hampers aren’t just for Christmas. There are plenty of gift giving occasions throughout the Summer too, and so we thought we’d share the top reasons our Customers are sending gifts this season. The Summer months are a prime time for saying “Thank You“, to Teachers, to pet/house sitters or to holiday home lenders. Thank You Gift Hampers can be the Cheese & Wine variety or freshly baked goods. We tend to…

August 3, 2017
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July Offer 3INTO2: Free Delivery Three Days Only

July 10, 2017

We’re very excited to announce that for 3 days this week BasketsGalore will be offering FREE UK & IRELAND DELIVERY. From Midnight on Tuesday 11th July to Midnight on Thursday 13th July simply enter code 3INTO2 at the “My Basket” stage of checkout to have £7.99/€7.99 deducted from your order total, the equivalent of Express Delivery. Phonetically that code is 3, India, November, Tango, Oscar, 2. It’s not a zero…

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IT’s Time To Say Goodbye

It’s always sad when we have to say “Goodbye” to someone and this time it was to Jonny in our IT Department. Although technically this is his second farewell, as last summer he finished his placement year with us and so received his leaving card back then. Only for him to stay on in a support capacity for another year, and so this June saw his second and final farewell….

July 10, 2017
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Baby Gift Baskets & Babies In Baskets

July 6, 2017

Baby Gift Baskets: Many moons ago Lynne & I decided that our Baby BasketsGalore Division should really have it’s own Social Media pages as it’s such a significant slice of our Gift Basket Company. We also didn’t want to bore all our Customers with tales of our children and working life (unless they had asked to be) and so a separate project seemed like the way forward. We came us with…

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