Pancake Day, Preserves To Go

Not only is it Galentine’s Day (therefore almost Valentine’s Day) but it’s also Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day! We love a good pancake here at BasketsGalore. Unfortunately we can’t actually include them in our Gift Baskets as they have such a short shelf life, but we certainly have plenty of choices for toppings if you are any good at whipping your own pancakes up? All you need to…

February 13, 2018

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets

February 9, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets – Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many couples will be celebrating their relationships with cards, flowers, chocolates and champagne. Maybe even a meal out together or a weekend away. When you first get together with someone it is all very exciting and so Valentine’s Day is a big deal. As the relationship progresses you perhaps don’t stress so much about it and decide to have…


The ‘Tower’ Of Love: Gift Boxes

Yeah, it’s another #TBT (can you tell I’m enjoying these?) The year is 2008 and we decided to branch out a bit from the Traditional Hamper and introduce Gift Boxes to our Gift range. Gift boxes tend to come in a set, ranging from tiny to large in size. Rather than only using the larger boxes we came up with the idea to introduce a “Tower” Gift. This meant there…

January 25, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets #TBT

We’ve come over all romantic today at BasketsGalore, as we’ve been busy designing this years Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets. As it is also a Thursday I got to do something I really enjoy and dig through the archives to find a hidden gem for #TBT We think you’ll find Pierre Bear rocking Parisian Chic did not disappoint! In fact, I found so many lovely Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets that it…

January 18, 2018

Baskets Galore’s Customer Gifts – Gift Basket of the Day 11.01.18

Today’s featured Gift Basket is a wonderful Create Your Own, ordered by a Charitable Trust for one of the people it helps take care of. They wanted to let the recipient know that they are thinking of her and sending all their love and best wishes.   We love creations such as this which combine food and non-food items to make a really personal get well gift for someone. Here…

January 11, 2018

Food Gift Basket Vs Hamper Products: Top 5

You may wonder what the difference between a gift basket and a hamper is, and whether there even is one. But at BasketsGalore there is a very clear difference. As well as the physical container itself, the items selected to go into a Gift Basket are different to a Hamper. In this blog we’re going to look at the Top 5 products for a Food Gift Basket. Chocolate & Confectionery…

November 2, 2017

Competition Round Up: BasketsGalore’s July & August 2017 Winners

The month’s just seem to be flying by so we thought we’d take a look back at some of our latest Competition Winners, before we draw the new ones for September & October. These lovely ladies and gents all took part in our Daily Dispatch Competitions, which involves interacting with the Gift Basket Collages we post on a daily basis. They won our ‘Battle of the Biscuits‘ Gift Basket and were…

October 30, 2017

Recovery Gift Basket, Customer Creations

October 20, 2017

This Get Well Gift Basket is so well packed that you probably wouldn’t even realise how much there is inside until you began to unpack all the items. It’s a wonderful Customer Creation from a couple in Oregon, USA for her Mam back home in Washington, Co. Durham. Her mum had recently been through an operation and so they wanted to send her some snacks and treats to help keep…


Healthy Gift Baskets: Options For Everyone

When you think of a gift basket or hamper you might initially think of lots of sweet treats or rich foods, rather than something on the healthy end of the scale. However, with so many people choosing to manage their diets more carefully or who have food intolerance’s, it made perfect sense that BasketsGalore  should offer some Healthy Gift Baskets to help cater for them. Obviously it’s impossible to cater for…

October 13, 2017

New Products For Christmas Hampers

This week I have been busy updating our Stock Sheets preparing to include lots of products for our new Christmas Hampers and Gift Baskets. These include some familiar but seasonal items such as Ditty’s Bakery Mince Pies, Christmas Puddings and the new Chocolate Puddings, as well as Iced Christmas Cake from The Foods of Athenry and our new Spiced Apple Cake from The Grade. However there are lots of delicious…

September 27, 2017

Christmas Hamper Planning & Stock Ordering

Our Supplier Phone Line has been ringing off the hook this week as they are all getting in touch to try and confirm our Christmas Order Requirements. Kate & Neil have been busy preparing and studying stock spreadsheets to estimate how many of each Christmas Hamper & Gift Basket we are likely to sell and in turn calculate the numbers of each product required. They have this done to a…

September 22, 2017

Afternoon Tea Gift Baskets

Afternoon Tea is a popular option for celebrating special occasions & events such as birthdays, baby showers and leaving do’s. We used to sell a Gift Basket called ‘Afternoon Siesta’ which contained lemonade, tea, preservies, fruit cake, shortbread and chocolate – the perfect selection for an afternoon treat. We’ve also received requests for items such as scones and hot cross buns before, particularly at Easter time, and we thought about…

September 22, 2017