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We're Still Dispatching For Christmas Delivery

Come rain or shine we're still dispatching, however in consideration of the adverse weather we ask that if you haven't placed your order yet now is definitely the time do so, to ensure it gets to your recipient in time for Christmas.  You can see the warehouse has started to empty at this stage but we're still offering a wide variety of amazing Christmas Gift Baskets & Hampers after a replenishment of stock for our Best Selling gifts only! Some companies have set next Monday as their last date for dispatches already, our gifts are still being sent out next week.

Our warehouse is becoming less and less full.
Our warehouse may be emptying but it's still a very busy place to be and there's no time to slow down, not only do we have to fulfill orders placed well in advance for customers' selected delivery days we also have to anticipate and react to the new orders coming in on a daily basis.

We're Still Dispatching!
Some of the Gift Baskets and Hampers feat…

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…

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.

Buy Your Christmas Gift Basket Now - We are 30% Reserved Already

Although it is only the beginning of December we are already 30% reserved! We are a small family run business who have grown from nothing and our belief in only filling the gift baskets and hampers in our range with the finest and freshest products has got us to where we are today. We believe this is the reason we are so popular and have customers returning year after year… they know no matter what the price point their hamper will be bursting with only the most fresh, luxurious products which have been crafted to the highest standard.

When it comes to Christmas we must prepare months in advance. The process begins during the summer - developing new products, tweaking old favourites to keep them up to date with current trends and from looking back at previous years sales we can forecast which gift baskets and hampers will be our best sellers in order to roughly estimate how many hampers will need pre-packed in the run up to Christmas.
Throughout the year all of our gift baskets are mad…

Another Lily O'Brien Chocolate Upgrade

I’ll give you a quick recap…
As you know, Lily O’Brien's ran out of packaging for the Triple Chocolate Indulgence - which we love! They very kindly gave us an upgrade but as I explained before, not all of our baskets are big enough to fit the massive new box of chocolates and therefore not everyone would receive the upgrade. Feeling a tad exasperated we went back to Lily O’Brien's, surely they could help us out one more time. Needless to say, not one to disappoint they came through. Upgrading us once again! By explaining the dimensions of our basket and the type of product we had in mind, Lily O’Brien's suggested The Ultimate Collection. Ultimate by name and opulent by nature. An array of 16 finely crafted Irish chocolates with a recommend retail price of €10 meaning it works out at 62c per chocolate. A variety of 8 mouth watering flavours complete the Ultimate Chocolate Collection: Le Crunch Chocolat - Buttery crumbs of sumptuous caramelized French biscuit delicately mixed t…

Free Chocolate Upgrade

As you well know, Lily O’Brien's chocolates are known throughout the world and yet made right on our doorstep in County Kildare. A key feature within many of our hampers throughout the year but especially at Christmas we were pretty annoyed when they got in contact to say they had run out of packaging for our beloved Triple Chocolate Indulgence. So, we went back to the drawing the board. Trying to find something as delicious and around a similar price point but nothing would cut it. Lily O’Brien's got in contact with us and offered us an even better box of chocolates with a very minor price change - we JUMPED at the opportunity. The price of an 108g box containing only 7 chocolates to a 300g box with an assortment of 30 chocolates with just a small price change on our behalf, you would be mad not to take that!
With our customers always at the forefront of our mind we thought we needed to tell you about this amazing deal we got our hands on and how it affects you. IT DOES NOT A…

Christmas Hamper Gifts In Ireland For €150

Christmas Hamper Gifts in Ireland around €150
Not only do we have a reputation for being great value but we also stock products customers really enjoy. We use a multitude of methods when developing our hampers. Firstly, we use a method of gradual evolutionary improvement. This is where we take well loved hampers over the years and tweak them using the customer feedback provided by yourselves. We also come with new and innovative products biannually, pioneering the gift basket and hamper industry by creating unique never before done products. Take a little peak below at some of our well loved hampers we give a little jiggle every now and again in order to keep the up to date: Great Taste Award Bronze Duo Hamper - €155 A member of our great taste award winning range, this hamper is bursting with gourmet and artisan products produced throughout Ireland. Chocolate pudding made by Ireland’s master baker, indulgent kitchen made chocolate sauce, Handmade chutney, tangy cucumber relish and artis…