Basketcase - life in a hectic business!

Bountiful Baskets produce bespoke gourmet gift boxes and hampers for all occasions. We hope to make this blog a "fly on the wall" documentary!

Thursday, 28 February 2008

10% Discount on Everything

With Valentines Day, Mothers Day and Easter being so close this year we thought we'd help out a little by offering a 10% discount off eveything we sell!

Take a good llook around. I'm sure that you'll find something suitable for any occasion - simply enter the code MOTHERS10
Have fun!

Monday, 11 February 2008

Strange Valentine Gift vs Top Valentine Gifts

Most of us can admit to being a little addicted to chocolate.... but this is extreme!!

A chinese car dealer covered a VW Beetle in chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

About 200kgs of melted chocolate was spread over the VW Beetle after it was first wrapped in cling film. Seven people worked overnight to make sure the chocolate car was ready to go on display on the morning of Valentine’s Day.


Why not treat your loved one to something a tad more sensible and appropriate - something that won't send them runnig for the nearest strait jacket!

Champagne and truffles
Valentines Hamper
Swarovski Crystal Heart Keyring
Swarovski Crystal Heart Locket Keyring (my personal favourite)
Lillies in Vase (flowers that will never die... excellent!)

Take a look around our site for more inspirational ideas.. or simply give us a call!

Friday, 4 January 2008

Alternative Wrapping

I don't know about you but after our manic few months before Christmas I get so fed up with the traditional red/green/gold packaging that any colour/style provides a refreshing change.

I just love the packaging (see photo) that we recently used for a customer who really needed cheering up. The colours are fabulous and it just shows how versatile our packing can be.

If you've something on mind for a specific friend, releative, employee - talk to us! We can tailor any packaging to suit their tastes - and we're really quite friendly and open to ideas - honest!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Luxury Kitchen Gifts - top 5

i've been monitoring sales at Bountiful Baskets over the past few days and there's a definite increase in requests for luxury kitchen products - obviously there's an increase for inhouse catering over the Christmas break.

Check these gorgeous items out - you'll certainly be delighted to entertain guests with a kitchen full of these goodies!

1 Olive Bowl - This contempory Olive Bowl & picks comes in its own black gift box tied with beautiful satin ribbon.Add olives for a delicious treat.

2 Soft traditional cheese and knife set - We are delighted to share with you our new creative combination from Culinary Concepts. We have paired our New Small Soft Cheese Knife with the Traditional Cheese Knife.

3 - Olive Cocktail Picks - With their own smart stainless steel holder, these perfect picks by Culinary Concepts are the most delicate way in which to enjoy olives.

4 - Champagne Chalice - classy and stunning, bound to impress

5 - Culinary Concepts Wooden Cheese Board & Stilton Scoop Hamper - This handmade round wooden cheese board makes a great centre piece to any table. The stainless steel handle is designed so that it matches our beautiful stilton cheese scoop both by Culinary Concepts, accompanied with the delicious Award winning Swaledale blue cheese, my personal favourite. All beautifully gift wrapped for that special someone.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Special Offer - Rosanna Haute Shoes Tea for Two - WAS £27.95 now £15.95

Sorry it's been so long, life has been VERY hectic! Lots and lots of hampers to take care of.

I thought i'd take the opportunity to let you know of a special deal we're doing at the moment.

Rosanna Haute Shoes Tea for Two - cup and saucers (specially shaped saucers). Original price was £27.95, we've now reduced them to £15.95 to make way for new stock.
Ideal for a Christmas Present or gift for any occasion

Friday, 19 October 2007

Seda France Candles - as seen on Oprah Winfrey

Bountiful Baskets supplier of bespoke hampers and gift boxes are stocking the much acclaimed Seda France Candles.

They can be sold separately or packed in hampers/gift boxes - but although we do offer a gift wrapping service the pagoda style packaging of these wonderfully scented candles is so charming that they don’t really need gift wrapping.

Shipped in from America these hand-poured candles are presented in a variety of fresh colours. Only the finest grade fragrance oils are used and noted for their long lasting strength.

A burning time of 60 hours plus and a cost of £29.95 ensures that the Seda France candle is luxury gift which provides great value for money – this is what Bountiful Baskets is all about!”

Seda France has a great following. Colin Cowie (celebrity party planner USA) expressed his affection for Seda France’s candles on the Oprah Winfrey Show in February 2007 and numerous high quality magazines are singing the praises of Seda France Candles.

We stock loads of fragrances, take a look here

Monday, 15 October 2007

Top Gift for Last Week - Wine & Cheese Box

We seem to have had a run on Wine and Cheese Hampers.

This handwrapped wooden wine & cheese gift box is a great gift anytime of the year - for him, or her.

  • Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Rose Wine

  • award winning Swaledale blue cheese (our favourite) and

  • The Fine cheese Co celery gourmet crackers.

A steal at £32.50 - you can even have it wrapped in your choice of colours/corporate colours