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As of Tuesday 18th December we are still receiving, processing and dispatching hundreds of orders.

As of Tuesday 18th December we are still receiving, processing and dispatching hundreds of orders. This is always our busiest week, as it is human nature to leave things to the last minute! There is still time for pre-Christmas delivery, as we will be dispatching right up until Thursday afternoon. Please choose the Christmas delivery shipping option, and your order will be turned around as quickly as we possibly can.  All parcels are sent via an overnight courier service, and delivered by the biggest and best courier companies in the UK & Ireland. We email you a dispatch notification when your order has been sent from our warehouse, so you will know when your gift basket or hamper is on it's way to it's destination.  And you can track it's delivery progress at the touch of a button. To assist us at this very busy time of year we would like to remind customers to please provide us with the correct postcode by using the  postcode checker, a local t

We're Still Delivering in Time For Christmas

Don’t worry there is still plenty of time for pre Christmas delivery.   We have been   working round the clock to process and package your orders.   We’re pleased to announce as of midnight on Saturday 15 th December our warehouse is right up to date with assembly.    Our offices have been open extra   early this morning, Sunday, to print out all the orders that have come in overnight and we will be sending these to warehouse this afternoon so they can be packaged up for dispatch as early as tomorrow, Monday 17 th December. So please keep ordering.   We aren’t going to stop until we are completely sold out.   Currently there is no deadline, but we will be keeping you up to date every morning and evening over the next few days.   Happy Shopping! The BG Team

Gift Deliveries To London From Ireland During Olympics

Deliveries To London & Surrounding Suburbs During Olympic Games The 2012 Olympic Games began in London last week, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday 27th July & welcoming athletes from all over the world - including Ireland! With so many events taking place in London and the surrounding areas it is going to cause traffic congestion, closed roads, security stops and therefore delays in these areas will be inevitable. From 25th July to 14th September 2012 (taking into account the Paralympic Games too) we advise allowing a bit more time for any deliveries you might want to schedule to London and the surrounding areas. At least 1 extra day in advance would be beneficial, for both standard and express services, when selecting a delivery date please. We will also endeavour to dispatch parcels a day early to affected postcodes, if ordered a few days in advance. Our courier companies have advised that disruption to the 48-hour and 24-hour services shall be kept t

BasketsGalore's Big Move - Revised Delivery Schedule

July 12-16 th BasketsGalore's Big Move Hi Folks, Over the past few years BasketsGalore has been steadily growing (with a lot of hard work) and we have moved premises a couple of times to help improve operations & bring you the best service possible. We last moved our Headquarters in October 2007 & this July (12-16 th July 2012) we have decided to coincide our move with a public holiday to minimise disruption to our delivery service. We aren't moving far (just across town), but gift baskets, hampers, boxes and all the stock take up a lot of room so it is going to take us a while to pack up here, move everything & unpack at the other end! This means that unfortunately there will be no deliveries available on Friday 13 th July & Monday 16 th July. There will also be no deliveries to Northern Ireland on 12 th July due to the Public Holiday. We will email to advise anyone who orders to NI for this date, as unfortunately we can’t turn it off in the calendar when

Fruit Gift Baskets Galore

Think of summer time foods, and you may think of picnic lunches, cold drinks and fresh fruit. Unfortunately our summer seems to have been & gone already!! While it was sunny we came over all fruity at BG and introduced a new range of fruit themed gift baskets. Traditionally our  fruit gifts  have consisted of a mixture of fresh fruit, biscuits or cakes to make a sweet fruit basket or fresh fruit, cheese & crackers to make a savoury fruit basket. These have proved very popular over the years, as the recipients get a mixture of a healthy & tasty fruit gift. Fruit & Chocolate Gift Basket - £45/€54 Fruit & Cheese Gift Basket - £45/€54 Mixed fruit gift baskets containing the small fruit collection generally consist of 2 types of apples, clementine oranges and red & green grapes. The medium fruit collection has the apples, clementines and grapes again but with the addition of navel oranges, plums, kiwis or pears. Our larger fruit collection consists

BG Father's Day Facebook Comp!

Last week saw the launch of our BasketsGalore June Facebook Competition. All you have to do to be entered into the draw to win a Father's Day Gift Basket is to  like us on Facebook  & tag yourself in one of the pictures in the  Father's Day 2012 album . Below are a few of examples of the type of gift you might win for your dads. We will then post further details of how the winner is going to be drawn shortly. We have 2 gift baskets to give away so get tagging now! Good Luck! The BGie Team

Father's Day Twitter Competition

At BasketsGalore we run a monthly  Facebook Competition  & we are opening up a  Twitter Competition  now too. All you have to do to be entered into the draw is: 1. Follow  @BasketsGalore 2. Retweet one of our tweets about this competition 3. Spread the word to your friends & colleagues (optional!) The winner will win a basket from our  Father's Day range  for delivery anywhere in Ireland or the UK. Further info & closing date/time will be tweeted over the next few days. Good Luck! The BGie Team

Father's Day Gift Baskets

Father's Day is coming up on Sunday 17th June (which also happens to be my birthday!) so it's time to get thinking about what you might like to give your dads this year. They've probably told you they don't want anything, and they don't need new socks in this weather, so how about some tasty treats for them to enjoy tucking into? At BasketsGalore you can  create your very own 'Father's Day' gift basket  or choose from our  selection of specially designed Father's Day baskets. Treats include air-dried meats, smoked salmon, sausages & creamy cheese or if he has a sweet tooth how about cake, biscuits & gourmet chocolates. The Father's Day range also consist of themed items such as "World's Greatest Dad" and "Grandad" mugs and gift cards specific to the occasion. Father's Day Treats Hamper - €41.99 Gourmet Dad Hamper - €53.99 Remember to  like us on Facebook  for details of our Father's Day

Spring/Summer Food Promotions

Thanks to everyone who purchased an  Easter gift basket  from us, we think it was our busiest Easter yet and hope everyone enjoyed tucking into chocolate eggs & sweeties. We actually thought the toy bunnies were breeding at one point, as we had so many sitting waiting to be sent to their new owners! We have also just announced the winner of our Easter Facebook competition. We run a competition every month and make it as fun as possible with different stages & funny ways of selecting the winner(s). So be sure to  check our page out  & get involved in the next one! During Spring/Summer we are also running several promotions, details of which can be seen on our  homepage . From the end of March until the 9th April, the majority of baskets were getting a free creamy fudge included as an added extra. To celebrate the anniversary of 'The Titanic' all  jams & marmalades  are being upgraded to the boxed, promotional Titanic version throughout April. We are also cel

How To - Create An Easter Gift Basket...Top 5 Tips

Easter time is an example of an occasion perfect for gift baskets. You might like to create an Easter Gift for your kids & family or perhaps to sell, but how would you go about this? Read on for our top 5 tips for creating Easter Gifts Baskets. There are a number of factors to keep in mind when deciding to create an Easter Gift. 1) The Recipient(s)  - Always keep in mind who the gift basket is for & this will help with all your other choices. Is it for an individual person or a group of people?  If it is for a group of people then you will probably need to include more items. More items can obviously lead to more cost, but not necessarily  if you pick easy to share items such cake, cupcakes, chocolates & sweeties. Also what age is/are the recipient(s)? If it is for a young child then there will be certain sweets not suitable for them. Older recipients are unlikely to appreciate lots of candy or toys, unless of course they are young at heart! 2) The Contents  - The fi

Mother's Day & St Patrick's Day Weekend

Wow, what a busy few days we have had with orders for Mother's Day & St. Patrick's Day! We dispatched hundreds of orders on Wednesday & yesterday, for delivery today and the orders are still coming in now. Unfortunately the courier companies do not offer a Saturday delivery option in Ireland, so any remaining orders are being dispatched today for delivery next week. Normally items dispatched on a Friday are delivered on Monday, but due to the St Patrick's Day Public Holiday there will be no deliveries on Monday 19th March. Therefore any orders dispatched today will hopefully arrive on Tuesday 20th March, when the couriers re-open. If you order a perishable basket containing salmon, fruit etc today we are advising these are not dispatched until next week so as they arrive freshly overnight. If we sent them today they would be in transit for quite a few days due to the extended weekend and we want your friends & family to receive their gift basket in top c

Mother's Day Gift Baskets Ireland

Mothering Sunday - 18th March 2012 We all love our mummies and what better way to show her you care on Mother's Day than by sending her a gorgeous  Mother's Day gift basket  full of treats she'll love? At BasketsGalore we always have lots of gifts baskets perfect for mums, but we've also designed some special Mother's Day gifts containing mum themed mugs, balloons and gift tags. Mother's Day Treats Basket €41.99 Mother's Day Pamper Basket €47.99 Did you know our own mum, nicknamed Krafty, oversees the design & creation of all our gift baskets? Her knowing eye has great attention to detail & she knows exactly what mums want in a gift! Some of the team winning at local Business Awards However, if you don't see a basket that is quite right then you can always  'Create Your Own' Mother's Day gift  basket. On our dedicated 'Create Your Own' site you can pick from all the food & pamper items we offer.

Gifts baskets European Delivery

Happy Monday Bloggers, I just wanted to write a quick update regarding our delivery rates to Europe , as I think it's pretty good news for those of you wishing to send gifts internationally. As you may know BasketsGalore has always offered a European delivery service, and we have even delivered further afield to the likes of the US, Canada, Australia & Russia in the past. Currently we are concentrating on a great, cost effective delivery service to countries based in the EU, as then there are no worries about customs hold ups & charges. When exporting/importing to non-EU countries Customs can hold a parcel for inspection & can also add duties/charges on, so when delivery is attempted they ask the recipient to pay this additional charge. These customs charges are separate & on top of the delivery price that is paid to the delivery company, so we have no control over the charges. So for this reason we specialise in sending to the most popular EU countries our customer

Spring In Your Step? 4 Reasons to Celebrate!

Spring is a busy time for us in Basket land as we get a little run of occasions in a short time period. The romantic Valentine's Day , followed by St Patrick's Day , Mother's Day and shortly afterwards Easter ! All of which are best celebrated with a gorgeous gift basket of course! For 2012 we have created a new range of holiday gift baskets for you to enjoy. I have included a selection of them below, but please do see our website for lots more ideas. And as ever if you don't see the perfect gift basket you can always create your own ! Delivery is available all over Ireland and the UK. We also have some great shipping rates to Europe too. The BGie Team

Christmas Review

Hi Folks, We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who shopped with us during November & December for Christmas hampers & gift baskets . We hope your friends & family members enjoyed receiving & eating the contents! We know many of you shop with us every year & we really appreciate your continued custom. We have been steadily growing for the past 10 years and make improvements to the systems every year. One thing remains constant though, we only offer great quality gift baskets that we would love to receive ourselves! We were so pleased the snow stayed away this December, although we know many of you have been hindered by it in the past couple of weeks instead. It meant we were able to keep dispatching Christmas hampers right up until the 22nd December, for delivery on 23rd December. Some of the couriers even worked the Saturday, Christmas Eve, to get those last few parcels delivered. We even dispatched baskets on Friday 23rd December & these were delive