Tis the season to be jolly, or so they say?  Christmas Gifting - Ho! Ho! Ho!

Tis the season to be jolly, or so they say? Christmas Gifting - Ho! Ho! Ho!

We all love the HIgh Street and hate that shops are closing down but here are a few reasons why mixing up the high street with a bit of online shopping can make the whole Christmas shopping experience just a little more bearable. 
Top Tips for Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter: A Gift for the Green-fingered

Top Tips for Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter: A Gift for the Green-fingered

Getting your garden ready for winter is a crucial task for any dedicated gardener. These essential jobs not only protect your plants from the harsh winter elements but also set the stage for a successful growing season when spring arrives. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your garden gloves, and get to work preparing your garden for the winter ahead. Your efforts now will be rewarded with a beautiful and thriving garden in the seasons to come.
The Art of Finding the Perfect Gift: A Journey of Thoughtfulness

The Art of Finding the Perfect Gift: A Journey of Thoughtfulness

It's important to acknowledge that finding the "perfect" gift doesn't always mean finding the most expensive or extravagant one. We all know it’s the thought that counts and why we at Oohbox have gifts for all occasions and to suit all budgets.
Unwrap Joy: Embracing the Delights of Our Online Gift Shop!

Unwrap Joy: Embracing the Delights of Our Online Gift Shop!

In a world that's constantly evolving, convenience has become our steadfast companion. Whether it's streaming our favourite movies or ordering groceries online, technology has beautifully interwoven itself into our daily lives. And when it comes to gifting, we've got the ultimate treasure trove waiting for you right here at Ooh-Box! Let's dive into the sheer delight and boundless benefits of choosing our virtual emporium for all your gifting needs.


  1. A Universe of Choices:

Picture this: you're searching for the perfect gift and your options seem as infinite as the stars. From new arrivals and new homes, through engagements and weddings, birthdays and beyond our online gift shop boasts a universe of choices all in one convenient digital destination.


  1. From Anywhere, Anytime:

Gone are the days of rushing to brick-and-mortar stores amidst our busy schedules. With our online gift shop, you can indulge your gifting spirit from the comfort of your home, your favourite café, or even during a lunch break at work. The 24/7 accessibility ensures that your thoughtful gestures aren't bound by time or place.


  1. Doorstep Delivery:

Imagine the excitement of your loved one as they receive a package right at their doorstep, a surprise that's been carefully selected and thoughtfully sent. With our online gift shop, you can eliminate the hassle of physically delivering presents. Let the magic of doorstep delivery add an extra layer of enchantment to your gifting experience.


  1. Last-Minute Miracles:

Life can get busy, and sometimes, gifting occasions sneak up on us. But worry not! Our online gift shop is your partner in last-minute miracles. With expedited shipping options, you can rest assured that your heartwarming gift will arrive just in time to make someone's day extra special.


  1. Expert Curation:

Navigating through a world of options can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's where our expert curation comes to your aid. Our online gift shop is designed with categories that make selecting the perfect present a breeze. Not only have we created collections for all events, our gift boxes contain beautiful pre-selected gifts that complement each other wonderfully.  All our selected pieces could stand on their own two feet as a cherished present for your loved one.  Whether you're shopping for a green fingered gardener, student, or newlyweds.  From baby to bath chair, we've got you covered.  All our boxes come wrapped in our signature crisp white wrapping complete with wax seal and option for a personalised card.


  1. Enhanced Payment Security:

Concerned about online transactions? Fret not! Our online gift shop takes your security seriously. We employ top-notch encryption and payment gateways to ensure that your shopping experience is not only enjoyable but also safe.


  1. Exclusive Deals and Offers:

Who doesn't love a good deal? Our online gift shop showers you with exclusive discounts and offers that'll make your gifting spree even more delightful. This means you can spread joy without worrying about breaking the bank.  Your first order comes with 10% off!


In this era of instant gratification and seamless connectivity, our online gift shop emerges as a beacon of convenience, joy, and boundless choices. Embrace the magic of technology and let it elevate your gifting game to new heights. From  tokens of love to doorstep-delivered surprises, every moment becomes a memory when you choose us as your gifting partner. So why wait? Dive into a world where gifting is as joyful for you as it is for the ones you cherish. Unwrap happiness, one click at a time!

Making the Most of Your BBQ Party in the Rain: 10 Tips for a “Sizzler” of Good Time

Making the Most of Your BBQ Party in the Rain: 10 Tips for a “Sizzler” of Good Time

Picture this: a cosy garden, twinkling lights, the tantalizing aroma of grilled delicacies wafting through the air, and the cheerful chatter of friends and family. Now, imagine a sudden rain shower threatening to dampen your BBQ party spirits. While rain might not be the ideal BBQ weather, it doesn't have to be a show-stopper. With a little creativity and preparation, you can still host a memorable and enjoyable BBQ event, rain or shine. Here are some tips to ensure your BBQ party remains a sizzler of a success even when the rainclouds gather.

  1. Embrace the Weather:

Instead of viewing rain as a party pooper, consider it an opportunity to create a unique and cosy ambiance. Set up tents, canopies, or even a makeshift gazebo to shield your guests from the raindrops. Adorn these structures with string lights and decorations to create an enchanting atmosphere that makes the rain feel like a magical touch.

  1. Plan a Menu with Versatility:

When the weather forecast looks a bit gloomy, it's a good idea to choose a BBQ menu that can be prepared and enjoyed indoors as well. Opt for dishes that can be grilled and finished off in the oven. This way, you can keep the grilling spirit alive while ensuring that the food is served hot and delicious.

   3. Prepare Sheltered Cooking Area:

While grilling in the rain is not advisable due to safety concerns, you can set up a sheltered cooking station. Place the grill under a canopy or any other rain-resistant structure to keep the chef dry while they work their culinary magic.

  4. Stock Up on Supplies:

Be ready with an ample supply of umbrellas, rain ponchos, and even spare towels for your guests. This small gesture shows your consideration for their comfort and helps them relax and enjoy the party despite the weather.

  1. Game On, Rain or Shine:

Don't let the rain dampen the fun and games. Prepare a list of indoor games or activities that can be enjoyed if the rain becomes too heavy. Board games, charades or a quiz are excellent choices to keep the entertainment going.  Check out our blog from July 24th for ideas for the little ones.

   6. Beverage Brilliance:

Rainy weather calls for warm and comforting beverages. Set up a drink station with hot cocoa, mulled cider, or coffee to keep your guests warm and content. You can also prepare a range of mocktails or cocktails that complement the BBQ flavours and keep the party vibe going. 

  1. Comfort is Key:

Provide ample seating and cosy cushions in sheltered areas to keep your guests comfortable. Create inviting seating arrangements that encourage mingling and conversation, ensuring that the rain doesn't deter them from enjoying each other's company. 

  1. Plan B for Music:

If you had initially planned to have live music or a speaker system outdoors, make sure you have an indoor setup or waterproof speakers that can withstand the rain. Music sets the mood, and you don't want it to be drowned out by the raindrops. 

  1. Rain-Ready Decor:

Extend your party theme to accommodate the rain. Consider using water-resistant decorations or rain-themed accents to turn the weather into a playful part of your party's aesthetic. 

  1. Positive Attitude:

Your enthusiasm and positivity will set the tone for the entire event. Embrace the rain with a smile, and your guests are likely to follow suit. Remember, it's not about the weather, but the memories you create with your loved ones. 

In conclusion, hosting a BBQ party in the rain requires a mix of preparation, creativity, and a positive outlook. With the right strategies in place, you can turn a potentially soggy situation into a memorable and enjoyable gathering. So, keep the grill hot, the drinks warm, and the spirits high, and you're sure to have a sizzling good time rain or shine.

Our Sizzler BBQ Gift Hamper is the perfect party gift box for him or her and will make a unique house-warming gift or wedding present.  This "meaty" gift box contains a Valiant BBQ multi tool, printed apron, meat rubs and the fabulous Fire & Smoke BBQ recipe book by Rich Harris. (Does not contain meat)!

Wedding gift ideas

Unveiling the Secrets to Choosing a Great Wedding Gift

Weddings are joyous celebrations filled with love, laughter, and the eternal question of what on Earth to give as a gift. Fear not, for I am here to guide you through the labyrinth of wedding gift selection and help you find that perfect token of congratulations. Let's embark on this delightful journey together!
Shop small UK and support the economy

Love to shop small? Why it’s good to support small businesses in the UK

As a small business OohBox is a huge advocate of shopping with small and independent businesses, that’s why we try and feature as many as possible in our gift boxes.  Our gifts have a good balance of small artisan suppliers that sit perfectly with some beautifully crafted products from larger well-known brands.