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
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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
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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
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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
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Steiff Baby Comforter Gift Sets

We first started stocking Steiff Teddy Bears 3 years ago and they’ve been proving to be a big hit in our luxury Baby Gift Baskets. The Steiff Baby Gift Set came in a luxury gift box complete with metal clasp and handle. Inside, there was a striped baby grow and adorable Steiff Bear companion in a matching outfit. For some reason we must have sold more Baby Girl Gift Baskets than Baby…

September 20, 2017
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Candle Gifts For Occasions & Relaxation

August 21, 2017

I absolutely love candles & used to have such a big collection when I was younger. I had some that were so pretty I couldn’t bring myself to burn them though! The one that springs to mind was a pink square one with sea shells in it. A bit like this one… We also love candles at BasketsGalore. We have a few varieties in our Pampering & Occasion Gift Baskets. (Shop…

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Personalisation For Corporate Gift Baskets

We have a few corporate clients who order regularly throughout the year, mainly sending “Welcome” gift baskets to new home owners or new clients. One of them recently requested to add in branded items such as a mug alongside the rest of the hamper goodies. This is something we had previously looked into doing in-house, but decided it was a few years away yet to have sufficient demand to warrant…

July 31, 2017
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Summer Fruit Gift Baskets Scorching Good Value

The arrival of Summer is good news in terms of our Fresh Fruit Gift Baskets, as it means certain varieties of fruit are available once again. Although we offer fabulous fruit baskets all year round from only £34.99, there are certain ingredients which are harder to get in the Winter months. Cherries, pears, bananas, blackberries, peaches and nectarines are either more readily available or are also usually higher quality at this…

July 5, 2017
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Christmas Hampers: Size Matters For BasketsGalore

We are about to start photographing our new 2017 Christmas Hampers and Baskets range ( I know it’s much too early to think about!) and I got to thinking about how to show scale in these photographs. There are lots of different Hamper Companies to choose from at Christmas Time and we noticed that some of the items for sale are miniatures or not full sized. Here at BasketsGalore we pride…

July 1, 2017
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Top 5 Get Well Gift Basket Choices

Ok, so you’ve probably seen us going on about Get Well Gift Baskets, but do you actually know which items go into our Alternative Get Well Gifts? 1) Fresh Fruit This is quite an obvious one, as the most popular thing to give to someone poorly is some lovely, healthy, juicy fruit. 2) Magazines/Books We started offering magazines and novels in our gift baskets a number of years ago, and…

June 30, 2017
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Ideal Father’s Day Gifts: Baskets Of Treats For Dad

So unless you’ve been hiding yourself away over the last few days you will probably have noticed that Father’s Day falls this Sunday, 18th June. (History of Father’s Day.) Even though I’ve known about it for a long time I still haven’t sorted a present for my Father-in-law and my husband, from our kids. Whoops! If you find yourself in the same boat, then look no further as this is…

June 14, 2017
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Baby BasketsGalore: Introducing Jellycat’s Huggable Soothers

Every mum will appreciate and value the comfort that their baby derives from a having a favourite toy to snuggle up to. Jellycat have been creating original and innovative soft toys in London since 1999.  They continue to combine luxurious fabrics with designs that always make them stand out from the crowd. We chose Bashful Monkey from their range because Lynne’s eldest daughter has a monkey which she carried with…

June 14, 2017
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