Brizzie Baskets and Blooms Blog


Keeping Blooms for Longer

10 September 2015 click here to comment

There’s something very special about being the recipient of a gorgeous bunch of flowers but we all want those blooms to stay looking fabulous. At Brizzie Baskets & Blooms we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve to ensure the beautiful Spring blooms we send you last as long as possible. Our lovely florist Jaclyn Kemp says the choice of blooms is important: some will stay looking fresh for longer than others. “The best choice for longevity would have to be native Australian blooms like the proteas, leucadendrons and banksias,” she said. “They are so hardy.” “Native blooms really give you twice the shelf life than other flowers.” “There are many lovely native fillers and the... continue reading


We Pride Ourselves On Our Personalised Service

30 July 2015 click here to comment

When you are in the gift-hamper business, you're in the business of helping others make a difference in another’s life. You're in the business of creating delightful surprises, growing unexpected happiness and joy in others and empowering some of our strongest and most sought after emotions like thoughtfulness and love. So at Brizzie Baskets & Blooms we are only too happy to think outside the square and help our clients ensure the gift we lovingly prepare for them is just perfect. Brizzie Baskets & Blooms Office Manager Deb says this month we’ve filled a gift box with only chocolate liquorice bullets, we’ve sourced exotic fruits and special gourmet treats and created a hamper with someone’s absolute favourite sweet treats. “One of our lovely clients sent his girlfri... continue reading


Gift Giving in the Down Times

7 July 2015 click here to comment

When people think of gift giving they usually conjure up the many celebrating and joyful occasions of life but we give presents to our loved ones in the down times too. We give presents so they know that we love them and that we are here for them during their time of sadness. Gift giving during life’s lows can be a tricky process because you want to demonstrate your support and thoughtfulness without being too showy. Knowing what to give a loved one who is lost in grief or sadness can be stressful for those around them. It’s something Brizzie Baskets & Blooms help guide our clients through on a daily basis. We assist people to pick appropriate gifts for all types of situations in life and help loved ones demonstrate thoughtf... continue reading


We've got corporate confidence

16 June 2015 click here to comment

The Brizzie Baskets team has been helping our corporate partners thank their clients through creative and stylish gift hampers for decades. Corporate gift giving is an important part of our business for the entire year - not just during the festive season. We love working with our corporate clients to develop hampers that are perfect for the occasion. For example, our growing real estate agent clientele harness our expertise so they can present their buyers with the perfect house-warming present. The feedback we receive about our corporate styling is that our packages are impressive and occasion-appropriate. At Brizzie Baskets and Blooms we understand the importance of creating corporate gifts filled with boutique... continue reading


The Gift of Giving

22 May 2015 click here to comment

Recently over a coffee with girlfriends we swapped stories about shocking gifts we’ve been given over the years. I have never laughed so much in my life. I’ve got so many examples of terrible gifts I’ve unwrapped over 40 years that I had to be careful to wait my turn and let the other girls have their go. In fact, I could probably write a book of short stories devoted to the mountain of presents I’ve received over the years that I haven’t wanted - presents that have squashed the bubbling feelings of anticipation in the unwrapping process into festering disappointment. I think I’d call it The Crap Unwrap. The clincher for me was the ugly onion and potato bag set I unwrapped on my 37th birthday from my mother-in-law. In fairness it was lined, but it certainly wasn't what I was hoping for. You see, I think unless t... continue reading


Christmas 2014 Gift Ideas

By on 25 November 2014 click here to comment

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Already we have started decking the halls, the summer BBQs are in full swing and it is time to think about a special gift to surprise and delight each friend and family member on December 25. We have made some suggestions below to help in your search for the perfect gift. Top 10 Gifts For Everyone 10. To Show Appreciation In the Southern Hemisphere Christmas runs parallel with end of year celebrations and at the end of a big year it is always nice to show your appreciation. Our Token of Appreciation gift is perfect for teachers, to take to a bbq or to thank a friend who has been there for you all year. 9. For The Kids Christmas is a special time for all, but for ki... continue reading


Knock Dad's Socks Off This Father's Day

By on 29 August 2014 click here to comment

We all know Father’s Day to be that feel good holiday where dad gets the once in a year opportunity to fill his socks drawer. This year why not get dad a gift that will blow his socks off! We have just released new gifts for Father’s Day with a great variety to suit all types of dads from the beer drinkers to the ginger beer drinkers, the new age dad who likes to dabble in skincare with botanical extracts to the licorice loving dad. Brizzie Baskets Father’s Day gifts are available for Australia wide delivery, right to his door, with your carefully tended gift card message. As an added benefit, buying a gift online is just as easy as the trip to the shops to pick up a pair of socks! However – after you blow his socks off with an amazing gift hamper it is the least we can do to keep his feet warm too. We are offering FREE SOCKS with every Father’s Day 2014 Gift Hamper Purchase. Just choose dad’s sock size on the product page (underneath the... continue reading


Gratitude - The mantra of the current decade.

By on 10 July 2014 click here to comment

Gratitude journals, both photographic and written, are to 2014 what self-help books and relaxation tapes were in the 1990s. Everywhere I look someone is singing a song of gratitude. On social media we have 365 Grateful , Oprah, who has long sung the praise of gratitude, writes about the benefits of keeping a grateful journal to her followers and here in the land of beautifully wrapped presents we see acts of gratitude every day in the form of gift giving. More and more people are looking for good, not only as a road to happiness but also to provide a little meaning. It strikes me that this is the true essence of gift giving. Here at Brizzie Baskets we see the full circle of gratitude – we celebrate weddings, engagements and birthdays (gratitude for love and life!) and we send thank you gifts from ‘Thanks for mowing the l... continue reading


Brizzie 2013 in Review

By on 27 November 2013 click here to comment

It has been another big year at Brizzie. Our picnic baskets have made appearances at the bmag Teddy Bears Picnic and the Cerebral Palsy League Picnic in the Park, as well as at birthday parties and romantic celebrations. One of our lovely customers planned a birthday party for her friend at a local outdoor cinema, packed ‘the picnic to end all picnics’ and presented her friend with the basket as a gift at the end of the night. Another customer arranged for a Sparkling Wine Celebration Gift to be delivered to a public ferry terminal and had her friend called over the PA system to receive her gift en route to her holiday destination. During the year we have come across so many thoughtful people and we love to play a part in every celebration! We have also had our own professional celebrations with our trainee florist, Jaci, nearing completion of he... continue reading


*New Release* Baby Bunting Gift

By on 25 June 2013 click here to comment

Our handmade baby girl bunting has arrived and it is adorable! So adorable in fact that we didn’t want to hide it inside a gift hamper. Instead we have created a unique nappy cake style hamper, wrapped in bunting, featuring a matching bib and bow tie hairband. The baby bunting is a lovely keepsake to adorn baby’s nursery or to decorate her first birthday party where she can also wear her matching headband and bib! We have also just released the Winter Baby Gift Hamper (neutral colours for a baby boy or girl) and the It’s a Girl and It’s A Boy Gift Hampers (great value baby gift boxes with lots of practical items such as socks, bibs, flannel wraps and quality baby bath p... continue reading


What Mums Want

By on 7 May 2013 click here to comment

With Mother’s Day this Sunday 12 May I thought it fitting this week that I write this blog as a mum.It only takes a quick glance around the school yard to find that all mums are different – there are sporty mums, crafty mums, laid back mums and mums (like me) who live in a blissfully blind panic trying to keep up with their kids. However, for all the dads and kids out there trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, I can tell you there are some gifts which would suit almost all mums. 1. Any gift that promotes peace and quiet – Mums with children still at home seem to be constantly followed by raucous noise, and as lovely as this can be (i.e. they never feel lonely), an hour of uninterrupted solitude would probably be pretty highly regarded. An hour to sit back, read a book and have a cup of tea may be just the gift to show mum how much you care. 2. Any gift that promotes pampering and relaxation – What mum would sniff her nos... continue reading


Delicious Picnic Food

By on 24 April 2013 click here to comment

Brizzie Baskets has one of the widest ranges of quality picnic baskets and picnic backpack gifts in Australia, but if that’s not enough to tempt you to take up a new past time, have a look at these delicious, tried and trusted, picnic food recipes. They certainly made me want to pack up a picnic! Potato Salad http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2196663/summer-potato-salad Picnic Cob Loaf http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/14895/pesto+ham+capsicum+picnic+cob Pink Lemonade http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/houseandgarden/food/8352968/pink-lemonade Mini Quiches http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19831/mini+quiches+two+ways... continue reading


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