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Top 3 BasketsGalore Christmas Hampers Ireland

Ho ho ho...it's Christmas!!!

December is almost upon us and your Christmas gift hamper orders are already coming in thick and fast!

Our Christmas hampers contain great taste award winning products, the majority of which have been sourced from local producers within Ireland.

Our most popular sellers in November so far are:

1) Christmas Traditional Celebration -  €72.03



2) Gourmet Cheese & Wine - €62.47



3) Christmas Traditional Banquet - €142.47


Which is your favourite? Or see our full range of Traditional Christmas hampers, Christmas Wine Hampers, Alcohol Free Hampers or Gourmet Gift Baskets

Remember you can order now to reserve your favourite hamper, but pick a future date for delivery closer to Christmas.We recommend dispatching salmon hampers from the 2nd week in December to ensure it has a post-Christmas use by date.

As always please get in touch with any queries, we're happy to help!

The BGie Team

BasketsGalore Ireland - New Look Website For Irish Gift Basket Deliveries

When BasketsGalore first began back in 2001 we launched one main website in 2002/03. All sales went through this one site, but as the company has grown we've introduced new websites for particular markets and also to comply with sales laws.

Basketsgalore.ie is our gift basket site priced in Euro and has been growing in strength over the past number of years. We now have premises in Co. Louth and Co. Down and can deliver anywhere in Ireland on a next day basis.

Just this week it has been re-launched with a new look and navigation and we hope you agree is better than ever!


If you are an existing customer your account details will have been transferred over, so there is no need to re-register.

We think the new design will make finding your perfect gift basket even easier and the newly improved shopping cart should save you more time.

We love to hear from you, so please join the BasketsGalore community on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. We'll also keep you updated on our latest …

Father's Day Gifts Ideas Delivered in Ireland

The weather may have taken a turn for the worse, but dad's everywhere are still going to enjoy this Sunday as it's Father's Day!

Dad's can be difficult to buy for as they often aren't very helpful with coming up with gift ideas and there are only so many socks, aftershaves or gadgets you can get away with!

There is a theme however amongst dads and men in general - they love their grub!


With this in mind, at BasketsGalore we have created a range of gift baskets perfect for Dad's and Grandad's. They are crammed full of tasty treats your dad will love such as cheese, crackers, smoked salmon, wine and nuts.

There are no courier deliveries at the weekends so we recommend choosing a delivery date of Thursday 13th or Friday 14th June so that your gift arrives before Father's Day.

We hope you enjoy picking a hamper for your dad, and we'd love to hear how he enjoyed it!

The BGie Team

May Bank Holiday - Delivery of Gifts

Well Folks I'm sure you're all looking forward to this long Bank Holiday weekend, which means the day off work for most!

We've been busy sending your gift baskets today, for delivery on Tuesday 7th May when the courier companies re-open. Any perishable baskets containing fruit & salmon etc unfortunately can't be dispatched on a Friday, as they sit in the delivery depot over the weekend & so may not arrive in peak condition. We also decided against dispatching any gifts containing soft cheese today, as there are no deliveries on Monday & so the cheese would be in transit for an extra day.



When dispatching chilled items, Monday-Thursday, we send them on an overnight delivery service & they're packaged in a chilled envelope/pocket with ice packs. These remain cold & fresh for up to 72 hours. It's also expected to be a warm weekend (fingers crossed) so this might have lessened the chilled packaging life span.

We've been in touch wit…

BasketsGalore - The 10 Stages of Creating A New Gift Basket

At BasketsGalore we receive lots of repeat custom and so like to keep our offering fresh and current.

Throughout the past few months our design team have been busy creating new gift baskets for all occasions, which is quite a time intensive task!

Here are the 10 main stages we go through when designing new gifts.

1. Selecting the Category - Thank You, Birthday, Easter etc
2. Selecting the Price Range
3. Selecting the Container
4. Selecting the Products
5. Photographing the New Design
6. Whitening & Resizing the Image
7. Naming the Basket
8. Listing the Contents
9. Calculating the Cost, Net, VAT and Sales Prices
10. Adding the Description, Contents & Image to the Website

Some baskets turn out to be best sellers, whilst others do not sell sufficient numbers to keep offering them & so will be withdrawn.

We are working towards the stage where every single basket is a best seller as this helps us to improve stock management & turnaround times so we can dispatch from multi…

Snow Hampering Gift Basket Deliveries Ireland

The clocks may be "springing" forward in just over a week to mark the start of Spring/Summer, but unfortunately it is anything but warm outside!

Most areas in Ireland and the UK are so badly affected by snow and flood waters that many roads are impassable & people are being advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Many homes have been left without electricity and schools around the country are closed.

BasketsGalore are still dispatching gifts today by courier, but some deliveries may be subject to delays due to the wet or snowy conditions. Some gifts dispatched on Thursday may also be affected.

You can track the delivery progress of your gift basket via your account. If the tracking information shows "on hold" rather than "out for delivery" it suggests that the local depot has been unable to each the delivery address that day & so will try again on the next available day.

We apologise for any delays experienced, but trust you…

Win a St Patrick's Day Gift Hamper

We just wanted to wish everyone a 'Happy St Patrick's Day' for yesterday, and we hope you are enjoying your day off today!

To continue the celebrations our sister company, Irish Gourmet, is running a competition on Facebook for someone to win a luxury gift hamper full of Irish goodies.




Simply like the Irish Gourmet Facebook page & then share the image with you friends and family.

Good Luck!

Post Christmas Blues? Check out our January Gift Basket Sale!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed your Christmas Hampers! We would like to thank all our lovely customers, new and existing, for shopping with BasketsGalore in 2012.

We've been here over the holiday period to assist with any delivery queries and to continue sending out Christmas hampers and Happy New Year baskets. If you need any assistance please just drop us an email.

January can be a bit of a come down following all the festivities, so why not cheer that special someone up with a gift basket? BasketsGalore's "Artisan" range are on sale too, so you can grab a real bargain!

Our fresh fruit baskets are available for purchase again, as well as gift baskets from our Thank You, Birthday, Get Well & Congratulations hamper ranges.

We will soon be refreshing the range to offer new hamper & gift basket varieties for 2013. We look forward to being of service again throughout the year.

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