Sunday, 23 February 2014

When You Want More Than A Little Gift

We see lots of articles about cheap gifts to buy for your loved ones or inexpensive but fun gifts to rock their socks and they, on most occasions, suit our needs. We have plenty of these in stock at Rainbow Designs and they are ideal for most gift giving opportunities.  But what about when you want to go completely overboard and show someone how insanely awesome they are by extending your budget slightly?  First, let me clarify – I am not talking a diamond ring or a brand new car – gifts ranging upward of $150 or more.  Whether it is an anniversary gift, a special birthday celebration, a thank you gift or even a retirement present, you might just find what you are looking for here.

Who doesn’t love soft serve ice cream – it is the quintessence of summer.  For $299 you get a soft serve ice cream maker, cones, chocolate sauce, fudge, and a variety of toppings as well as full instructions and even a recipe book.  Yes please!
Or how about a Boutique Beer Hamper to thank that mate for helping you move or for just being there time and time again?  30 bottles of beer would make for quite a gift and they may even let you have one of them.  $229 will get you lots of beer, 2 glasses, fact sheets, tasting notes and even some beer snacks to go along with it.
Our Food Lovers Hamper has always been popular.  The name kind of sums it up nicely – we are talking sparkling Brut, olive and herb antipasto, wood oven bread and spreads, fruit and nut chocolate, meringue bursts, cookies, chocolate sauce, fudge, peanuts, fruit and nut cake, salad dressing, jam, nougat and more.  Just add a few extras and you have the makings of a delectable and delicious picnic in which to savour and enjoy.  Oh and the price $299.

They will definitely know you care when they receive these gifts on their doorstep.  And of course all gifts promise to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling you experience when you do something extra special for someone.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Did Someone Say Pizza?

I don't know about you but I am quite partial to a piece of freshly baked pizza hot out of the oven, melt in your mouth cheese - you get the picture.

Making your own pizza at home is very easy these days, especially when you own a pizza cooking electric oven.  It is perfect for family sized pizzas and is cooked in less than 10 minutes.  The stone base delivers an intense heat that absorbs moisture ensuring your pizza has a crisp base right from the centre to the crust.

There is no arguing about what toppings you would like with this little beauty.  Half pepperoni on one side, vegetarian on the other - whatever you like.  Prawns if you prefer.  Mmm my mouth is watering already.

Pizza is great as a weekday meal or you can plan your own pizza party and have people bring their own toppings and bake till your heart's content.  A fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening and you can even the kids can get involved.

Pizza is actually becoming quite the art form these days - literally - even Marilyn Monroe and Clint Eastwood have been made into pizza portraits.  You will have to start practicing with your cheese and bases and soon you could be making special pizzas for those near and dear to your heart.

Although when it comes to eating them, I think I would sooner have a few more toppings to choose from than just cheese - there are so many delicious combinations.  What is your favourite?

Monday, 10 February 2014

Roses Are Red - Violets Are Blue

Have you ever tried writing a “roses are red” poem?   I have vague memories of trying to compose one in primary school although I am not sure how successful I was.

If it has always been your aim then this is the week to do it what with Valentine’s Day on Friday.  Writing is one thing, however actually sending it to them is another.  How brave are you feeling?

We all know the well-known verse:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you
So where could you start?  I guess the trick is in the second line – while you don’t have to use “violets are blue”, just ensure that whatever word you end with on the second line is easy to rhyme with the last word of the poem.
Here are some examples:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
You may not know this
But I'm falling for you


Roses are red
Violets are blue
The first day I saw you
That's when I knew

Roses are red
Violets are blue
My life would be hell
If I didn't have you

And my all time favourite…
Roses are red
Violets are blue
If I had chocolate
I would give it to you

Doesn’t that just sum up how much you love them; after all you wouldn’t share your chocolate with just anyone would you?

And if you need chocolates or roses to go with your special poem then you know who to call.

Monday, 3 February 2014

A Hamper For Every Occasion

Someone celebrating a birthday - buy them a hamper.
Need a romantic gift for Valentine's Day - send them a hamper.
Want to thank someone for their hard work - order a hamper.
Just wish to show someone how much you care - purchase a hamper.
It really is that simple when you do your shopping at Rainbow Gifts as we have a hamper for everyone - male or female - regardless of the occasion.

For the sweet tooth we have a wonderful choice of hampers.  Try our Sweet Celebration Hamper featuring 15 noodle boxes filled to the brim with sweets, the Tasmanian Fudge Gift Hamper with 8 delicious varieties of fudge or our Nuts About Sweets which features a combination of fudge, sweets and nuts.

Nuts About Sweets Gift Hamper - $60

For those that appreciate a drink on the weekend after a hard week at work, then we can definitely recommend our Wine Appreciation Hamper with five bottles of fine red and white Australian wines, or the Brut and Chocolates Gift Hamper which will definitely go down well this Valentine's Day.

Brut and Chocolates Gift Hamper - $109

Or if you are after a gift which keeps on giving, then try the Homemade Ice Cream Gift Hamper with an ice cream maker and accessories, the Spanish Paella Gift Hamper featuring a 34cm paella pan and ingredients or the ever delicious Pizza Making Hamper with pizza oven, wine and ingredients to prepare your pizza.

 Homemade Ice Cream Gift Hamper - $259

So this Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary or just because, pick up a hamper to surprise a friend or family member.  And you never know you may even get invited over for dinner or dessert to share in the goodies.