What to get your Mum this Christmas?

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What is common in Christmas and Mums? Both are adorable and we love them. So why not make this Christmas special for your Mum while you are away. She must be feeling down as you would not be able to celebrate the Christmas delights with her. Hence you can cheer her up with an enchanting Christmas basket delivery and show her your love and affection. A beautifully assorted Christmas basket full of delicious consumable items that can make your Mum’s meal zesty would be a great way to wish her Christmas. Even if you are at home with her you can gift her surprise Christmas basket as a token of sharing love. So what could you offer your Mum on this sensual Christmas that would make her feel special?

Harvest Delight Hamper
If you want to go with a lavish and delicate gift, then this diverse combination of foodies will be a great gift. This spectacular hamper is filled with some pleasurable items like ginger jam, Lemon Curd, English Breakfast marmalade, strawberry jam, gorgeous chutneys and pickles. These are a treat for your mum as she would love such sweet and savory combo in a beautiful basket. This luxury hamper is a great treat for the Mum who is fond of such spicy and pickled items and also loves to cook spicy dishes.

1_harvest hamperFarmer’s Choice Hamper
This hamper is also a fine collection of sweet and sour products like pickles, chutneys, marmalade and jams. All these items are quite usual in every household and thus they are a great savior for your mum to enjoy this Christmas. This hamper consist of products that are from fine quality brands and would add exciting flavors to the meal. This small hamper would bring an immediate smile to her face as she think of you.

Christmas Fruit Cake
Cakes are always the best way to share laughter at joyful occasions like Christmas. You can make your Mum’s Christmas joyful by sending her this fantastic Christmas fruit cake. This sweet and frothy cake is filled with some breathtaking fruity ingredients that will melt in your mouth with every bite. Your Mum would love to enjoy this gorgeously baked cake that is specially designed by bakers for this auspicious Christmas. It is an exciting gift to send this custom made cake for your lovely Mum this Christmas.

1_christmas fruit cakeChristmas Fruit Basket
If you want something healthy as well as fascinating for your Mum, then a Christmas Fruit Basket delivery would be a commendable item. Fruits are loved by all and you would be assuring that you are sending something pleasurable as well as nutritious to your Mum. There are various luscious fruit baskets assorted with seasonal fruits and other gourmet items to commemorate this enjoyable occasion.

1_cristmas fruit basketGourmet Christmas Basket
If your Mum is fond of bakery items, then a basket full of Gourmet products would entice her blissful emotions. A gourmet basket can be assorted with Gourmet Pizza cake, bakery fresh chocolate chip cookies, mouthwatering chocolate pastries, crunchy biscuits and even chocolate bars. All would contribute to the exquisite Christmas basket that is very amusing for your Mum. You can either get a Gourmet Christmas basket from online bakers or get your own customized Christmas hamper with gourmet products. It is best to make this gourmet basket with your own hands as you would know which gourmet products are loved by your mum.

1_Gourmet Christmas BasketChristmas Chocolate Hamper
In the end, if you do not want to go with any of the above choices, then chocolates are the best option. Chocolates can be the mood swinger and mood boosters as they are considered the source of happiness.
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Ideal gift ideas for this Christmas

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Christmas is a season where people distribute gifts among one another. The season is full of joy and happiness and can be enhanced with the exchange of well selected gifts. Gift baskets have become a great choice these days and are easily available in the market and on the online gift websites. The gift hamper can be termed to be a real goodie basket since it is filled with every type of item, which would make the receiver happy and jump in joy. Gift baskets are said to be an evolution right from the olden days, when fruit baskets were used to be exchanged. As a matter of fact, fruits basket for Christmas are still a popular choice among many, especially those who are health conscious and these days, a lot of things go into the basket, which has become a fashion and do look great to the eyes and heart.

24_fruit gifts in the UKThemed gift baskets

Nowadays, gift baskets are known to have themes, special meanings and its contents get narrowed down to specific category. The food themed basket could contain just about anything, right from wine, cheese and organic tea. It also can comprise of brownies of various types and nostalgic candies. The very first thing that one should do at the time of planning a gift hamper is to select a theme that would go well with the occasion and the recipient.

Irrespective of the fact that the gift hamper is self made or bought from specialty store, one can find that deciding the kind of basket to avail can be immense fun. It is necessary to understand that gift hampers are no more limited just to women. Now, these can also be gifted to couples and men alike and without any hesitation. Preparing a list of what is to be included, the recipients’ preferences, moods and likings can really enhance the gift selection.

Themed gift hamper examples

  • Chocolate lover basket: This hamper is meant for any person on the gift list, who has a penchant and passion for chocolates. No one just likes to deny having a chocolate. Receiving a basket full of chocolate candy bars, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate fudge, chocolate malt balls, chocolate truffles, chocolate covered dry fruit, chocolate covered pretzels, cocoa hot chocolate, etc. can be a real surprise.

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  • Tailgate party basket: It is a known fact that sports enthusiasts just love to have snack during and before the game. The basket can hold items such as pretzels, snack chips, cashews, peanuts, cheese crackers, pistachios, cheese dips, soda crackers, salami, cheeses, cookies, brownies, including a colorful chip along with dip tray.

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  • Spa day basket: A relaxing, welcoming break can be really enticing to everyone, especially after long hours of work. This basket is sure to provide the recipient with all the things that they would require for having a relaxed homemade spa vacation.The basket can include items such as bath salts, bubble bath, shampoo, shower gel, better quality skin moisturizer, conditioner, plush towel, back scrubber, scented candles, plush slippers, along with music DVD.

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Citric fruits: The biggest winter gift!

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Citrus fruits are one of the biggest winter gifts that bring with them the bunches of countless benefits for the health. Beyond the fact they are the riches source of vitamins especially vitamin C. They are the biggest defense against the common winter illness like cough, cold, flu and sore throat. Thus they make a perfect gift for Christmas. When you are wondering how to select Gift basket for Christmas then keep in mind that a basket full of citrus fruits like Oranges, lemon, tangerines, grape fruits etc. would be a big immune system booster for you friends and family and help them to protect their body form a vast range of illness and diseases. That’s why I always recommend to gift fruits to bring true happiness and lifelong joyful moments in the life of my precious ones.

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When the winters are near one always makes a lot of preparations to deals comfortably with the cruel cold nights and snowy winter storms. You take out the warn cloths, store body warming food in home, buy groceries when its snow storms prediction etc. Do you make any preparations for your body to fight the winter? Many of us don’t think like that until we are caught by some illness and then we says we want a cup of hot soup, give me a glass of orange juice it will fight with the illness and boost up my immune system. So it’s a better idea to make a good defense with citrus fruits before time. After reading the below mention benefits of citrus I know you would never say no to them and hope your grocery basket will always be loaded with them especially in winter.

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  • A glass of fresh orange juice contains 110 percent of the daily allowance of vitamin C intake.
  • Vitamin C found in citrus fruits help strengthens the immune system and build a strong defense against cold, flu and sore throat.
  • It helps to protect the cardio vascular system. Flavonoids found in citrus fruits help lower the cholesterol level and help protect the arteries getting blocked.
  • They help in maintaining good vision by supporting the eye sight with is good concentration of vitamin A ,C and potassium.
  • The presence of folic acid helps in brain development and regeneration of new cells. The folic acid is also very important in pregnancy. The daily intake of winter citrus fruits helps in reducing the neural tubes defect in the new born babies.
  • They are a good source of fiber. The fiber help to strengthen the intestine muscle and tell the food move easily. They also relive constipation.
  • The enzymes in the citrus fruits help to produces special bacteria in the stomach which helps in food digestion.
  • The high concentration of vitamin C is especially helpful for skin. The daily intake of citrus fruits or their juice results in a transparent skin with a bright and light skin tone.
  • Its helps in preventing and curing gastrointestinal cancer.
  • They are a great anti-inflammatory agent. Thus they help in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Its helps in preventing and curing gastrointestinal cancer.

Dry fruits are loaded with marvelous health benefits

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Dry fruits are one of the spectacular gifts of nature. The small chunks of dry fruits are loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that are really beneficial for keeping us healthy and fit. It’s mainly recommended by all nutritionist to consume a handful of mixed nuts every day to give your body a natural nutritional kick. Dry fruits have a big variety and they enhance the taste of salads, desserts, and dishes to which we add them. They are a bit expensive as compared to other fruits but when compared with the benefits they have the price is justifiable. It’s a wise idea to consume dry fruits daily rather than spending money on artificial tables to minerals and vitamins to which we normally called Multi- vitamins. But it’s important to keep an eye on the quantity of dry fruit you consume, as access of everything is harmful. Dry fruits make a perfect gift on different occasion especially as a token of love to your loved ones to make their winters a bit cozy. That’s why you can now easily find different sizes and types of beautiful dry fruit basket for Christmas, get well soon and winters etc. in markets and on online stores as well.

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Here I am giving a precise description of some important dry fruits that how they are useful for the human body.

Almonds:

Almonds are a big concentrate of essential vitamins and minerals. They have the unsaturated fats which are having a good curative values, it is because they are rich in magnesium, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B1. They are a good source of iron thus improves hemoglobin level and acts as a leading agent in treating anemia.  They are easy to digest and also help to stimulate the excretion of those enzymes in the stomach that aids digestion process. They are rich is essential fatty acids which help in promoting blood circulation and also act positively in reducing cholesterol level. They help in increasing HDL cholesterol and reducing the level of LDL cholesterol.

The finding of the research conducted by World Cancer Research Foundation showed that almonds are rich is some very useful substances which a helpful in preventing cancer. Another research done by Pennsylvania state university showed, a high correlation between the almond intake and suppressors’ effect on prostate and lungs tumor growth. It is equally effective in reducing the growth of breast cancer cells in women’s as they are rich in flavonoids.

Walnuts:

They are a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. They are an effective remedy to treat constipation because of their laxative effects.  The antioxidants found in walnuts strengthen the cardio vascular system and prevent the risk of many heart diseases. It is also considered a perfect food for brain because of high concentrate of omega 3 fatty acids which help in healthy brain development. Omega 3 present in Walnuts regulates the formation of plague in blood vessels and also prevents erratic heart rhythms.

Cashew:

Cashews are not only having a classic taste and a good energy booster because of high concentration of copper. They are good for the blood vessels of human body by increasing its flexibility and also reduce cholesterol level. The high antioxidants in cashew are also helpful in eliminating free radicals from the body which cause cancer. The presence of two important minerals magnesium and calcium help in building and maintaining health muscles, gums and bones.

Raisins:

 They are made by drying grapes. They are very sweet and thus provide instant energy and raise sugar level. They are used for giving relive from the constipation as they absorb water and its fiber content softens the intestines. It contains a heavy load of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus and thus promotes blood circulation. It is also rich in antioxidants thus protect heart. And the good news for the women is that they contain resveratrol which slow down the skin aging process. The calcium and boron found in raisins helps protect the bones and teeth and the high content of vitamin A and oxidant properties help protect eye by providing good vision protect macular degeneration and cataract. They are also a great weapon to prevent anemia.

Pistachios:

 Pistachios are especially popular for its marvelous benefits to the heart and overall cardio vascular system. It has some special enzymes which lower the cholesterol level. It has the anti-cancer properties and it is especially effective in preventing skin cancer. Pistachios are also very advantageous for eye health because of the presence of carotenoids in them. They help in strength the intestines and promote digestion process and also provide effective relief from constipation.

Dates:

It is a very powerful dry fruit, enrich with essential vitamins and minerals and thus provide a great energy booster and a superb aid to provide marvelous health benefits. They are best to consume as a defense against anemia. It prevent heart stroke and helps blood circulation and makes vessels more flexible. They are a big defense against atherosclerosis which is a main factor in heart attack. Dates are also good in reliving constipation because of its laxative effect.

Select fruit hampers for this Christmas

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With the festive season fast approaching, most people are left disturbed as to what kind of a gift they should select for their near and dear ones and those who have been on their side for ages. Festivals are enjoyed by everyone both by kids and adults alike. It is really a joy to share gifts among one another, and it becomes all the more interesting and fun when the gift matches the temperament, moods and likings of the recipient. This is why it is very important for the person to browse through the different gifts available in the market and select the right one. Fruit baskets for Christmas can definitely prove to be an excellent option, one that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone.

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These days there are several online shopping sites that do have a huge collection of gifts, thereby, providing the individual with lots of options. Selecting the right gift can be a real hard task for the person, especially if he has no idea as to what kind of gift that the recipient might like. This is where fruit hampers score over the other types of gifts. It is universally accepted and thoroughly enjoyed not only by the recipient, but also by others surrounding him. It does appear to be quite exciting and a healthy delight. Although there are several vendors in the market, who supply fruit baskets, it is essential for the person to make sure that the fruits in question are completely fresh at the time of delivery and can be consumed without any issues. A reputed online store is sure to give the individual with an enormous range of exotic, fresh fruits that are neatly packed in the baskets. A glance at the image present in the website would make the person tempted to order one. The elegant fruit basket would be definitely remembered by the receiver for time immemorial.

What is to be included in the fruit basket?

The fruit basket needs to be filled up with healthy and fresh organic fruits. It needs to be presented in a better way and should appear delicious, juicy and tempting. It is not necessary that the fruit basket be filled up with fruits only. Other delights can also be included in this basket for complementing the healthy fruits like tea bags, chocolate packs, along with some kind of evening snacks. One can find plenty of fruit basket varieties like the seasonal fruit baskets, standard fruit baskets, premium fruit baskets and healthy living baskets. It is also possible to have it personalized according to the idea of the person or the requirements of the recipient. Moreover, one can have it within their budget and not having to exceed it.

Making the gift to appear outstanding

It is quite possible to make the ordinary fruit hamper to appear completely extraordinary. This can be done by including some elements into it. Beautiful bouquet comprising of blooming flowers along with delicious Belgian chocolate box can do the trick and enhance the treat.

Go Green this Christmas!

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The word of the moment is ‘green.’ With our mother earth in great danger, there is a growing tendency in most of us to go green and use organic products. We have many different kinds of products and lots and lots of activists are vigorously championing the cause. They are regularly in the news for protesting in front of the White House or organizing marches or at some organic farms, planting saplings. Some even take it a step further- they are willing to strip off their clothes for our blessed mother Earth. For your contribution this Christmas, however, you need not go to such extent (bless the celebrities and their beautiful bodies). While choosing gift hampers this Christmas, you can choose a fresh organic fruit basket for delivery. These fruit baskets are environment friendly, not to mention that they are also great for the health.

The fruit basket is a quintessential gift basket icon, and one of the gift hampers you can be sure your recipient will enjoy. Organic fruits are some of the most commonly found produce in organic markets and are really easy to assemble. Just choose whatever is available for this season to reduce your cost expenditure and improve freshness. Farmer markets and organic markets are growing in numbers nowadays so you will not have difficulty in getting fresh organic produce. For all those out there who have their own organic garden, they can enjoy the liberties of selection like no other!

17 fruit basket for deliveryYour Christmas basket need not be restricted to just fruits. You can even mix in a few vegetables to add some variance to the typical fruit basket. Add squashes or a few cobs of corn, depending on the season, if you believe that your friends and relatives enjoy them.

One may also include a variety of nuts to the fruit basket. You can buy raw nuts or roasted ones and as long as they are certified organic, the kind does not really matter. Many people do not have a sweet tooth, so for them roasted nuts is a good option as they provide a healthy snack. Raw nuts on the other hand can be used for cooking, baking and other such purposes and is also beneficial nutritionally.

You can bundle together organic grains, as well. Not only is it a good idea for gift baskets, but it also provides the recipient with their dinner food. You can choose different kinds of organic grains, mixing and matching, or stick to a particular type like pasta. If you are giving a pasta grain basket, you can include several BPA free jars of organic sauces, as well. If you are giving a rice grain basket, mix and match several different types of rice grains like Basmati rice, whole-grain rice, as well as organic rice blends that mix together rice with dehydrated organic herbs or vegetables. If you are giving away the basket soon, throw in a few organic loaves of French bread. However, avoid giving baskets full of bread as it spoils fast.

With the above mentioned items, you can easily arrange your own organic gift hamper, ready to be delivered. For working professionals who do not find much time, several online stores offer safe delivery of organic gift hampers in UK.