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Improvements to Basketsgalore in Ireland

Efficiency of Gift Basket Operations.

Basketsgalore will be investing once more in its infrastructure this summer in order to further drive down the cost of providing gift baskets and hampers throughout the all of Ireland. Even now it appears that it is better value for gift basket and hamper consumers to order their gift from us in Ireland and then pay the shipping to Western European countries rather than use a company based on the European Mainland.

In Ireland, Basketsgalore is determined to continue to extract efficiencies of operation, which we simply have to do in order to compete with large scale British companies in the intensely competitive UK market. So we are designing our own bespoke operational processing floor, which will enable the company to assemble your gift baskets quicker and even better.

The layout will resemble that of a large hotel kitchen with multiple stainless steel work services and catering bench fridges. We'll also be operating a just in time work proc…

The Gift of Salmon

Gift Salmon Packs delivered to Ireland

We sell the best salmon in our gift baskets. It won the 2005 Gold Medal in the Great Taste Awards and you really can tell the difference. It is produced in County Cork by Ummera Products, who starting smoking fish in Ireland 10 years ago. It is a much stronger texture than any other salmon we have ever tasted, which is presumably why it won the Gold Medal.

Basketsgalore sells Ummera's Salmon in 200g packs as the 100g is rarely enough, once you have tasted that first bite. We're not selling salmon as a nice idea or gimmick, we're selling it because it is a simply astonishing product, which we want our customers to enjoy. This salmon tastes so good that when you start eating it, you can pretty much guarantee that the extra 100g is worth the extra money.



Yesterday one of our American customers created an Irish themed gift hamper for their friend to Ireland's neighbouring island and it contained salmon. Two days later they ordered…

Cheesey or Cheesy Gifts for Ireland

Cheesey Gifts delivered in Ireland,

Basketsgalore Ireland has introduced the fabulous selection pack of Fivemiletown Creamery Cheeses from County Tyrone, which were hitherto only available at Christmas Time.



Within every pack there is 150g of each type of Fivemiletown's range of cheese Ballyblue, Ballybrie and a smoked Oakwood. Complimenting the selection is an O'Reilly's 90g portion of Goats Cheese.

Basketsgalore has included this new pack in a range of our new Spring Gift Baskets and Hampers which you can see at:

http://www.basketsgalore.ie/food-hampers/wine-cheese-hampers.html

What we particularly like about this packaging is that it is of gift standard quality and you can see that a lot of time and effort has gone into making it a high quality professional design. We've asked Fivemiletown Creamery to send them to us throughout the year, so that our customers in Ireland can take advantage of what we think is a truly wonderful selection of cheeses at an unbelievable pri…

Family Gift Awards

Basketsgalore Christmas Dinner May 20th 2010

It’s Christmas Dinner at Basketsgalore this week. Obviously we are not able to have our party in December, so we wait until a quiet time of year and as is our usual fashion we try to achieve two goals with a single action.

This year our Christmas Dinner is doubling up with a local business awards night which we were asked to enter by a couple of organisations.
We didn’t enter originally as it simply wasn’t high enough on our list of daily priorities, but now that our table is booked, I am glad that we made a last minute submission.

The reason is that I have only just realised that none of us said “Thank-You” to each other for our roles at Christmas time. Because we are a family business we just kind of take it for granted that everything will be done. I take for granted that my sisters will work until 12 o’clock at night to clear the backlog of orders, I take for granted that they will come in to work at weekends in November & December. …

Ireland Gift News

Ireland Gift Basket News Update

Basketsgalore's Irish blog primary role is to keep customers completely up to date with the status of the company’s capability to deliver its hampers and gift baskets in real time. At Christmas time this is particularly important when you want to have confidence that if you place an order a few days before Christmas that the hamper or gift will be dispatched in time.

However, such data, whilst essential is not exactly exciting to read so to keep people interested, Basketsgalore will sprinkle between these vital posts some random blog posts pertaining to the company, its history and some advice on creating your own gift basket company or hampers, along with a few posts, which we hope will make you smile. We were Ireland's original exclusive gift basket company, but we have been competing in the UK market for the past few years, which is why our Irish customers will likely only know us if they have received one of our gift baskets.

So in future al…

Gift Baskets of Irish Origin

Almost 100% Irish Gift Baskets




Basketsgalore.ie is the new Euro Zoned online gift hamper and basket website catering for all those occasions when you want to send a gift, but find it difficult to get there in person.

The vast majority of our products are Irish. There are a few exceptions and the reason for this is that some things are not made in Ireland and that some products are so niche that they cannot be profitably produced in Ireland.

Let's take for example our "A Taste of The Organic Hamper",pictured above, which you can find at:

http://www.basketsgalore.ie/food-hampers/gourmet-gift-hampers.html

Look at the contents of this gift basket.
McCann’s Harvest Pure Apple & Pear Juice
Wyndham Estate Shiraz
Ummera Organic Smoked Salmon
Brady Family Connemara Air Dried Ham
Fivemiletown Oakwood Soft Smoked Cheese
FiveMileTown Ballybrie Soft Brie Cheese
Ditty’s Bakery Savoury Oatcakes
Seriously Sticky Orange & Apple Chutney by Offbeat
Olives et Al jar of Sunshine Olive…