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The Much-Maligned Gift Exchange

  Welcome back to our three-part series of blog posts for the holidays. If you haven't read Part One, click here to learn how to plan your Christmas party with ease.  Part Two: The much-maligned gift exchange It’s likely your workplace has a gift exchange game at your...

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Plan Your Christmas Party With Ease.

Christmas is just over one-hundred days away – there, I’ve said it. Alas, I am NOT the excellent example of planning, more like the prince of procrastination. It’s inevitable, big holidays creeping up on your calendar, and we want to help you plan for success....

The End of the Hallmark Card

CONSIDER THE CLASSIC HALLMARK CARD. It’s the card you rush to the drugstore to buy after remembering your great-aunt’s birthday. You scan the aisle. You see hundreds of cards, each with similar generic greetings on them. You try to pick the least tacky one. “Happy Birthday...

Celebrating BC Day from Vancouver

What does BC Day mean to us? Next Monday on August 7th, millions of British Columbians will be celebrating BC Day. It's especially meaningful to us, and not only because we live in the province. August 7th won't just be a day soaking up summer sun, surrounded...

What’s in a Name: the Vancouver Special

So what's in a name? [caption id="attachment_6857" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Vancouver Special homes, image courtesy of YourVancouverRealEstate.ca[/caption] Though it may seem unassuming and typical to the untrained eye of a tourist passing through, the Vancouver Special is immediately recognizable to those who’ve lived in Vancouver long enough. With a...

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A Baskets to Boxes Story

Our evolution of baskets to bulging boxes. Despite its name, Bulging Baskets Vancouver ships their gifts not in baskets, but in sleek and carefully packed boxes. It wasn't always this way though; when owners of Bulging Baskets Ari and Jonathan created the original gift ensemble, it...

Vegan and Gluten Free For All

Most vegans and people who live gluten-free will tell you they don’t have a hard time finding delicious food that they enjoy. But for those who aren’t familiar with the mysterious ways of vegans and those who are gluten-free, finding delicious gifts that they’ll really...

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What’s New With Us?

Here at Bulging Baskets Vancouver, we recently gave our website a makeover; navigating through our site has never been simpler. All of our locally sourced gift baskets are organised into categories to make it easy to find the perfect gift, including vegan and gluten free options. We...

A Blog post, because I have to start somewhere.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, On a beautiful sunny day in the city of Vancouver a Weblog, or Blog as the kids are calling them these days, is born. My name is Jonathan Murrell, and I’m the owner-operator of Bulging Baskets Vancouver, a new and exciting giftware...

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Welcome to the Evergreen Soap company!

We are happy to introduce another local company, the Evergreen Soap Company. Our friend Stefania makes a fantastic line of soaps and massage bars, and we are the first to offer these hand-made treats. "These fragrant soaps smell not only amazing but also feel extravagant! You are...

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Preserves, and Jams and Jelly’s – Oh My!

East Van Jam There are so many delicious preserves to choose from at BBV, and we would like to welcome our newest, local company: East Van Jams. The Ruby Bourbon and Barley Boss Jams will be featured in many delightful gift boxes for you to enjoy. With...

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese Lunar calendar begins on Saturday, January 28, 2017, with the year of the Rooster. A celebration of the Spring Festival continues until the Lantern Festival on February 11, 2017. In Vancouver, we enjoy the 44th Annual Chinatown Spring Festival Parade This year it takes place on...