Saturday, 23 August 2014

Dear Dad

Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.

This is the last verse of the poem "Only A Dad" by Edgar Guest.  Only a dad he may be but dads can do so much for us no matter how old we are.

Father's Day is coming up for those located in Australia - Sunday 7 September to be exact.  We have some great gifts that he will adore, not as much as you obviously, but almost!

Big Lolly Gift Box

If your dad has a sweet tooth, 1kg of our mouthwatering lollies may just do the trick.  The noodle box is chock full of Allens jellybabies, snakes, raspberries, F1 race cars, pineapples, milk bottles, strawberry & creams, chicos, jellybeans, red frogs, green frogs, bananas, sherbies and more.  Surely the big man deserves a big lolly box?

Boutique Beer and Savoury Snacks

Dad will love this boutique beer gift comprising of 12 craft beers, salsa, corn chips, peanuts and beer nuts.  Make sure you schedule your arrival to tie in with the arrival of this gift so he can share at least one of the beers with you.
Big Chocolate Box

Or if chocolate is more his style, how about our 1kg chocolate box.  You definitely can't stop at one with this box and he just might deny that this gift ever arrived, if it means he has to share.  M&Ms, chocolate freckles, clinkers, chocolate bullets, chocolate buds, white chocolate freckles, Allens Cobbers, Allens Fantales and Allens Jaffas.  Yes please!

Have a browse through the other gifts on our site as we also have licorice, fudge and even ales on offer - something to suit every dad, particularly chosen to make his day super memorable.

We recommend not leaving your shopping to the last minute as we certainly wouldn't want to see dad miss out.  Here's to your dad - Happy Father's Day to you all!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

10 Years And Still Going Strong

Did you know that Rainbow Designs has been delivering delicious chocolate and lolly gifts for 10 years - over 10 years in fact!  When you think about it, 10 years is actually quite a long time.

Think of a child who has grown from a baby to a child of 10 - a lot of changes occur along the way.  And Rainbow Designs could be considered my child of sorts; we have grown together, seen a lot of things along the way and had some awesome moments together - and we have probably experienced a few tantrums and tears when things haven't quite gone our way.  But that's the way it is when you have your own business to run - there will always be something sent to test you.

They say it takes 10 years to become an expert.  Not sure what I could be considered an expert in - chocolate perhaps.  I could tell you the best loved gifts of all time and the chocolate everyone turns to when they are trying to cheer someone up.  In fact I know quite a few things about chocolate that just might surprise you. 

If I ever did decide to move on from Rainbow Designs, I am not even sure what I would do.  Chocolate and lollies have been my "thing" for quite a while now.  My customer service and management skills are, luckily for me, quite transferable so I guess I am marketable in many aspects.  But what other career choices are there which involve taste testing and quality management of something as delicious as chocolate.  That would be one of the perks that I would miss for sure.

In fact I might just go and do a bit of quality management right now!  I hear those M&Ms calling my name!

Saturday, 9 August 2014


My Facebook feed is covered with friends sharing their gratitude about life and love.  What a lovely thing to see and it is wonderful to see that gratitude can be so contagious - similar to happiness I guess.  Smile at someone and watch the result.

I found this song online - Grateful: A Love Song To The World - and thought I would share it with you all.  It may not be about chocolate or gift giving but it is definitely relevant in today's world.  It is so easy to become caught up in the negative things that occur in our lives.  I am guilty of it, as no doubt you are too. 

Today is a great day to think about all the awesome things that we have in our lives at the moment.  Granted, not everything can go our way all of the time, but when we focus on all the good things surrounding us, amazing things can happen.

Think about what you are grateful for today.  Friends?  A warm bed?  A pet?  Chocolate?  It doesn't have to be anything big - the smallest things can make a huge difference.

Share this post and spread the word.  Today we are going to be grateful for all that we have and all that is yet to come.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

10% Off Our Gift Hampers Until Sunday 10th August

Know someone with a birthday in August?  Thinking of sending someone a gift hamper?  Well now is a great time, as from today until Sunday 10th August, we are offering 10% discount on all of our traditional gift hampers.

And while the gift hampers are traditional, they are far from dull.

Take the Chocoholic Gift Hamper as an example.  It includes an Ogilvie Chocoholics Quad Sauce Pack with Cherry Choc Ripe, Chocolate Liqueur, Rich Chocolate Mocha and Chocolate Marshmallow.  The recipes you could enhance with those are endless.

And the Sweet Celebration Hamper features 15 - yes fifteen - noodle boxes of lollies including chocolate honeycomb, jelly beans, raspberries, party mix, liquorice allsorts, Cadbury fruit rings, chocolate bullets, coconut rough, fruity frogs, choc freckles, smarties and more.

I love a traditional afternoon tea and the Afternoon Tea Hamper includes chamomile tea and delicious manuka honey meringue moments.  There is also a bottle of Veuve Ambal Brut to really celebrate the event in style.

We even have one just for him.  His Favourite Hamper comes with chunky salsa, corn chips and beer.  Hmm that might almost be my favourite hamper.

Although I would be hard pressed to pass up the Sweet Sensation Gift Hamper with the rum and raisin fudge and the chocolate coated macadamias.

The discount on all these hampers and more will show up once you add the gift to your cart - no special code necessary.  So order up before Sunday 10th August and make someone's day special.  Please note that next day delivery is not available on these items so please make sure you allow enough time for these gifts to get to their destination (2-7 days depending on the address).

The hardest decision in my opinion, is which one to choose!