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The Big Christmas Dispatch Is Upon Us

We're currently in the middle of one of our busiest weeks this December and everyone is working really hard to fulfill our lovely customers' orders.  The warehouse is running like a well oiled machine, each process perfectly timed and planned out in a regimental fashion.  It's crucial that each member of staff know their role within the production chain in order to process and dispatch the volumes of orders we receive each Christmas, so a big thank you to our dedicated warehouse and office staff, we wouldn't get through Christmas unscathed without them!


Each step in the process is crucial
By the end of this week we should really start to see the difference in the warehouse as it becomes less and less full.  For now here it is running at optimum performance, with all hand's on deck.



As you can see there are so many intricacies involved as part of our gifts and each part is completed in-house, from hand-packing our baskets and cold packs to assembling our protective…
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We're prepared for the big dispatch - 50% of you have ordered.

Our warehouse is full to the brim, we're not kidding when we say our baskets are piled sky high, but not for long...from next week onwards it will look considerably less full. This is because Monday marks the beginning of our big dispatch, many customers preferred delivery dates fall between this week coming and next week. This means the majority of our Baskets & Hampers will begin their epic journeys across lands and seas, ensuring each gift arrives in good time for Christmas.


A sense of scale - Jake our 6ft 2" warehouse operative beside a mountain of pre-packed gifts.
Every warehouse operative has an assigned set of tasks to make sure the process of packing, boxing and dispatching the massive amount of baskets runs smoothly, it's critical that each member of staff know's the flow when dealing with such large volumes of stock.

Here's a peek at such processes captured in the height of operations.



Just in case they caught your eye as an ideal Christmas Gift - …

Fresh is best when it comes to Gift Baskets

It's as busy as ever today in the warehouse, the orders are flowing in thick and fast, but you'll only really see the difference in our full up warehouse next week when lots of our Gift Baskets and Hampers are out for delivery. Pre-packing must continue on if we want to stay ahead of schedule, our warehouse staff painstakingly pack each Basket by hand and decorate them with festive Christmas ribbon to give them that WOW factor we're renowned for!



The freshness of our gifts is something we take very seriously , whether the content includes fresh deli meats, fresh salmon and ham or freshly baked treats such as biscuits, cakes and mince pies, we like to make sure that you the customer get as long as shelf life as possible for each individual product, thats why we leave pre-packing until December so that's it's as close as possible to popular Christmas dispatch dates.

Ancient Cork Gift Basket
The video above shows the process of pre-packing the Ancient Cork Gift Basket…

We're Still Busy Packing & Preparing at BasketsGalore - We are 42% Allocated

We're still busy packing away, preparing for the avalanche of Christmas orders coming and going daily at this point. That's why it's imperative that you place your Christmas order with us as soon as possible. Here is a peek behind the scenes at our busy warehouse staff pre-packing a variety of our Giant Christmas Hampers such as The King's Hamper, The Queen's Hamper and The President's Hamper today to stay ahead of the demand - a live action preview of all our hard work and preparation that allows us to be faster, better organised, and ultimately allows us to deliver our exceptional customer service experience, which we are very proud of! Packing very large luxury hamper's such as these is certainly time intensive, as you can see they a brimming with an extensive range of high quality food's.  The greatest care is taken by our hardworking staff to ensure that all of that product neatly fits into not one but two large wicker Hampers and that the impact …

Buy Your Christmas Gift Basket Soon - We are 40% allocated

The warehouse is bustling, our team are scurrying about packing, wrapping and boxing carefully with precision, taking in everything and ensuring the gift basket your friends and family are going to receive is perfect in every way. 40% of our gift baskets are already allocated and the festive season has only really begun. You might be asking, Why is so much of their stock allocated already? We work tirelessly year round creating new gift baskets, making little changes to well loved favourites, listening to your feedback and bettering ourselves from it. But just like any business, Christmas is our most busy time of the year which is why we need to be prepared. We get in extra staff and work around the clock to meet the demand during the festive season. Our gift  baskets and hampers all contain only the finest and freshest ingredients but we must pre-pack in order to be prepared. Currently 40% of our pre-packed gift baskets are allocated to customers who have already got their order in.