Blogs

  Date Posted: 22 October 2020

Australia’s regional areas have been in despair, especially in 2020 with the bushfires, drought and now recession. That’s why Edible Blooms have created hampers with a cause: to support our regional areas. We’ve previously talked about aiding the Barossa region of South Australia in our Cheese And Wine Hampers: What To Include blog, which includes some handy tips on building your own cheese and wine hamper. For now, we want to focus on another stunning regional area of Australia: Margaret River. Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia. The region boasts awar...

  Date Posted: 24 September 2020

While most people know gin as a popular alcoholic beverage, its original purpose was far from it. Gin originates from Franciscus Sylvius, a 17th-century professor of medicine from Holland. In fact, gin actually gets its name from the Dutch word for juniper, genever. If Franciscus’ profession didn’t give it away, gin was originally made for medicinal purposes. The juniper berry — the key ingredient in gin — was distilled with spirits to produce a medicine with the diuretic properties of juniper-berry oil. Some say that there was a rise in patients with certain “ailments" because they wanted to try out this new medicine. ...

  Date Posted: 24 September 2020

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and we all need as much time as possible to find the best Christmas gift for our loved ones. Many people have come to associate the Christmas holidays with dread and immense stress, but we want to help combat that with our easy gift basket ideas. Gifts are among one of the stresses of the holiday period. What would your Mum, Dad, best friend, or Deb from HR like? We’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas gift basket ideas — and the people you may need to buy them for — that you can have delivered so you can enjoy the holidays with minimal stress. The Best Christma...

  Date Posted: 3 September 2020

People these days are so difficult to buy for, especially with the ease of online shopping. Who wants to buy someone something they may not even like? That’s why a personalised gift like a hamper is great for any and every occasion. Did you know that hampers were first introduced to England by France back in the 11th century? The Christmas hamper is actually a key Christmas tradition in British culture. How cool is that? Are you already looking for the best Christmas gift hamper for your best friend? Cheese and wine go together like cheese and wine. Just like you and your bestie. Why not treat your BFF by creating them their very own cheese and wine hamper? You know your be...

  Date Posted: 4 June 2020

We all have times of the year when it seems like the occasions never end. Birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and a work party in between. All of that mayhem can get a bit overwhelming, and trying to find a unique and exciting gift for everyone seems impossible, right? At Edible Blooms, we believe that gifting should never be a stressful experience. This is why we’ve cultivated an extensive range of gift hampers, with something to cater to every occasion. Don’t believe us? Read along and find out for yourself just how versatile and exciting our gifts really are! Celebrate Milestones Our lives are marked with so many incredibl...

  Date Posted: 6 May 2020

Working from home is a new way of life for many people, and it can be difficult to find the motivation and rhythm that works best for you. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite tips and tricks to stay positive and productive during the work day, all from the comfort of your own home! Get a good night sleep and wake up at a consistent time This is a super important one. Whilst it is very tempting to scroll through your social media feed until 3am, your future self won’t thank you for it. Setting up a consistent sleep schedule not only improves your overall health and wellbeing, but means that you ...

  Date Posted: 6 May 2020

We think every day should be spend celebrating the amazing work our mothers and mother figures do in our lives, but seeing as only get one day a year dedicated to them, why not make it a day they won’t forget! Shower them in love, affection and chocolate this Mother’s Day with one (or all!) of these fantastic gift ideas and activities. Perfect for the first Mother’s Day or the fiftieth, these gifts are sure to create smiles, and show them just how much you appreciate everything they do. Buy her chocolates or a hamper Chocolates, whilst they are definitely appreciated, can be a little cliché as a M...

  Date Posted: 22 April 2020

Local businesses are the heart and soul of our great country, but with the recent fires, a virus outbreak and new social distancing laws, most are doing it pretty tough. A lack of customers is the biggest issue facing traders today, with 80 percent seeing a significant reduction in local demand and foot traffic. What can we do then, when our beloved businesses are hurting so badly? Despite the hardship the nation is facing, we can all help our local businesses stay afloat. How can we help, you may ask? Well, buy local of course! We know this is easier said than done, so we’ve cr...

  Date Posted: 8 April 2020

Most of us will be celebrating Easter at home this year, which is a pretty big change from the normal weekend trips away and family gatherings. If you’re not sure how to spend Easter this year, you’ve come to the right place! From green-thumbs to creative crafters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on our list of the top 10 Easter activities to do at home. 1. Make DIY Easter crafts Sure, you could buy premade Easter decorations… but where’s the fun in that? Whether you paint multicoloured eggs, learn how to make Easter baskets or try some cute crafty printables, there are plenty of egg-citing ways to showcas...

  Date Posted: 31 January 2020

Have you ever wondered why you send Red Roses on Valentine’s Day ? With Valentine’s day just around the corner, we wanted to research the significance of the most romantic day on the annual calendar each year. Our questions reached far and wide and we found interesting answers to each of our questions: What do red roses mean when you send them? What is the significance of the single red rose? Why send a dozen red roses?...

  Date Posted: 3 December 2019

It's officially December and our corporate team are keen to make sure you maximise your business deductions and GST claims to get the best value from your festive activities. It’s worthwhile to your bottom line to consider the best way to structure your appreciation spend to maximise your outcome. With our bean counting hats on, here are our $$ tips to help you to show your appreciation to your valued suppliers, team and clients for 2019: Gifts to clients - YES You can claim a tax deduction and claim back the GST if not entertainment (ie chocolate, wine and hampers get a big tick!).Maximise the return on your inves...

  Date Posted: 2 December 2019

In a world of consumerism, sustainability and minimalism are fast gathering momentum as we realise that it’s not things but real life experiences that truly fill our cup. My favourite four favourite things to create a minimalist Christmas 2019: Edible Christmas decorations for your tree (complete with the recipe below). Make your host gift a true experience of joy for your family with one of our Chocolate Trees or bouquets customised to match your table colours. Make your own wrapping paper Create the ultimate voucher book gift – it’s free and gives joy for the year to come! Like many young fam...

  Date Posted: 9 October 2019

Ahh 21 st season, what a time to be alive! Back-to-back 21 st invitations filling up your calendar and your weekends. Not to mention the long list of things to plan; what to wear, how will you do your hair and makeup, do I have enough coins for those subsided drinks? Once they are all ticked off its time to start again. But the biggest job on your list is always organising the 21 st Birthday Gift! Well, you can tick this off for the rest of the 21 st season, because we have you covered will all the best 21 st gift ideas for girls . At 21, you’re offic...

  Date Posted: 26 August 2019

When it comes to showing our staff the recognition they deserve the first thought really should be gifts for employees. Of course right?! Because who doesn’t want to receive a gift? People who don’t like gifts are probably doing something very different right now than reading an article about giving gifts printed on a gifting website though so we don’t really need to worry about them. We all like to feel needed, appreciated, wanted… desired… special- um but back to the article, because feeling this way isn’t about needing an ego boost, it’s often just the perfect way to get that motivation to keep striving for more. And really that’s all an employer wants of their employees no? ...

  Date Posted: 23 August 2019

The only thing better than Father’s Day Gifts is DIY Father’s Day Gifts. Father’s day is all about appreciation and what better way than to show your appreciation than by making a gift yourself?! Come on kids, you know we're right. Creating a gift with your own bare hands seems ol’ fashioned, but if there’s one thing we know about most Dad’s it's that they live for ol’ fashioned, and they’ll be living for you DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas. We know your DIY Father’s Day Gifts Ideas aren’t all going to be the same, because at Edible Blooms we know that every Dad is different. So how do you choose the DIY Father’s Day Gifts to suit your old man? Well, we’ve taken ...

  Date Posted: 21 August 2019

Hi there Greenies, it’s your friendly neighbourhood Edible Blooms checking in again as a friendly reminder that spring is here. This is not a drill people, we’ve been training nine months for this moment and it is here, this is what those early mornings and late nights have been for. Spring Season Food is here, the time is now and what a flipping beautiful time it is! Soon, your gardens and local farmers market will be overflowing with deliciously healthy and in-season fruits and vegetables. And, as usual, we are here to take advantage of this wonderful time. Forget all those winter fruits and vege...

  Date Posted: 14 August 2019

It’s spring!! It’s happening it’s here, the pollen is in the air and we are all sneezing, the birds are chirping and simultaneously starting to swoop us and we are all starting to sweat from our sweltering Aussie heat but none of that matters! Because it’s spring and everything is beautiful. So Greenies, stay with us, because this one is for you. As many side effects that come with spring (such as birds actually turning on the human race) we ignore these because the days are brighter, the weather is warmer and nature is quite literally blossoming which means if you’ve got the green thumb it’s time to turn your attention to your Spring Garden. At Edible B...

  Date Posted: 9 August 2019

What do the AFL Grand Final and Edible Blooms have in common? We know this is a hard one because there are so many options, we both create cheers, we watch our deliveries and it could go on and on but the very specific and special thing we share is that we bring people together! Ah of course you get it now! The AFL Grand Final and Edible Blooms are both about spreading joy and finding common ground for people to come together both in celebration and in hard times. AFL is the great Australian pass time, what are you doing on a Friday night? Watching the footy, Saturday aftern...

  Date Posted: 15 July 2019

Is this your first time buying a gift for a proud Dad this coming Fathers Day? Are you brimming with absolute fear that you won’t find those perfect first Fathers Day gift ideas? Well boy oh boy have you come to the right place, think of this as your ultimate First Fathers day Survival Guide if you will. We are here to navigate all of the socks and jocks, watches, fishing gear, macaroni picture frames and monographed cuff links and come out of it with the first Fathers Day gift ideas you didn’t even know your dreams were made of. But what does it really mean to be a Dad for the first time? A time for vomit all over your everything, never getting a single full ni...

  Date Posted: 8 July 2019

Have you ever thought about whether or not you’re really using the best winter warmers to keep yourself toasty during these freezing months? There’s options upon options, a cosy beanie, a flickering fire or a warm cup of tea, but have you ever considered that the bottle of red in your wine cabinet could be your salvation? Winter wines really are a thing people, and there are more red wine benefits than we knew about and we are here to share, because we believe everybody should know how to drink red wine. Red Wine Benefits Calling all red wine lovers, come one, come all, come dry and come fruity because red wine is not...