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Think Outside the Basket this Christmas

We all look forward to a healthy dose of pampering over the Christmas season. As the year winds down, there’s nothing better than an indulgent day spent with our families, enjoying the Christmas ham, plenty of chocolate and a perhaps a few glasses of bubbly.

A gorgeous basket is a lovely gift, but with every second person opting for a gift basket as a gift for clients, friends and family members, we can sometimes end up feeli...


How to Choose the Perfect Gift Basket

Gift baskets are the perfect way to express your sentiments. They’re charming, versatile and appropriate for every kind of occasion from birthdays to thank you and marking special days like Easter. 

But with the wide range of gift baskets available from popular online stores such as Gift Barn, choosing the right one can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect gift basket. 

Consider your reci...


How Did the Concept of Gift Baskets Come About?

Behind every gift basket is the concept that each item that goes into it is picked with care. It's that attention to detail that makes gift baskets so lovely to give and receive whether they're brimming with wine, chocolates, flowers or toys. 

The use of baskets to convey precious goods and for ceremonial purposes has a longer history than most of us would imagine. There are several fascinating stories of giving gifts this wa...


Popular Gift Baskets Ideas for Christmas

Are you planning Christmas gifts for the people in your life? Working out your Christmas gift strategy can be stressful whether you've got 12 nieces to buy for or you're a Secret Santa for one. Gift baskets are a great solution. Gift Barn are experts in gifts so we’re bringing you a list of our top Christmas gift ideas and we're confident you can find something for everyone on your list.

1. Sweet Treats

Sending someone sweet...


Why Chocolates are the Perfect Gift For Christmas

Chocolate is the ultimate failsafe go-to gift for Christmas. It goes hand in hand with every occasion - Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day, or just an It's Been One of Those Mondays. Even Christmas Day - what better Christmas gift than a food that tastes so good and is good for you! Whatever the day, you can always rely on chocolate for a perfect gift.

Chocolate is much loved by all ages. It doesn’t matter if someone is...


The Ultimate Fathers Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day shopping can be tricky. Men always seem harder to buy for but making the effort to give a Father's Day gift is important.

It's not an easy thing, being the best father or positive male role model you can be so Father's Day gifts are the perfect way to celebrate every Dad and show them how much you admire, respect and appreciate everything they do.

For anyone who wants to show how much they care about the men in ...


The Right Time to Buy Corporate Gift Baskets

Corporate gift giving is an important part of establishing and maintaining good business relationships and corporate gift baskets make great gifts. Whether it's a gift for colleagues, employees, new customers or regular clients, there are plenty of occasions when you should think of sending a quality gift hamper - and there are a few times when it's a particularly good idea.

A new business opening is the perfect time to give ...


The Competitive Industry That is Flower Delivery in NZ

Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, weddings and birthdays – in New Zealand flowers are an important way to celebrate these special occasions and for those who sell them, flower delivery is a highly competitive industry.

Many people think that because you’re working with something as “simple” and beautiful as flowers, that it’s an easy business, just playing with flowers all day. Indeed, working with fresh floral product is a joy,...


Struggling for Easter Gift Ideas?

If there’s one thing that people love more than chocolate, it’s the studies that show that chocolate is good for you!

Easter gift buying can be a minefield. How much to spend, who to buy for, and whether to risk surprising people with a gift - that they may not want. Fortunately, chocolate is a universal indulgence and a gift idea that you can have confidence in.

There are just so many different reasons why so many people ar...


Need Help Finding The Right Valentines Day Gift?

Valentine’s Day is everywhere and the pressure can feel like it’s on to find love or celebrate an existing relationship. Not everybody is naturally romantic. Some people find it incredibly difficult to express their inner feelings but on Valentines Day, nobody is immune from the avalanche of encouragement for couples to really treat each other.

While it all reeks a little of marketing, expectation and clichés, it is, neverthe...