Our Best Holiday Gifts of 2019

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At Bumble Bee Baskets, the Holiday season is our favorite season. Every year we take our time curated holiday gifts for the shop, wrapping presents, and spreading joy! We’re lucky to be a part of some many Canadian celebrations- and can’t wait to show you what we have in the store for the 2019 Holiday Season. Holiday Gifts for Friends and Family Friends and family are what root the Holiday Season. During this time of year, we’re thinking about those who love us and have been there for us. The Don – $175     The Don is the Godfather …

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5 Quick and Easy Halloween Ideas Your Kids Will Love

If you’ve got a crafty little witch or warlock at home, these five quick and easy Halloween ideas are sure to fill them with Halloween spirit! From donut spiders to lollipop ghosts, we’ve got your spooky needs covered this Halloween. Keep reading to learn more about these awesome crafts!  Donut Spiders  What’s better than a few spooky spiders to give everyone the chills? Spooky spiders you can eat, of course! These simple craft spiders are fun to make and become the perfect edible treat for kids of all ages. Best of all, they’re simple and quick.  All you need are …

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6 Thanksgiving Gift Baskets to Send for Warm Welcomes During the Holidays

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With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays just around the corner, the basket-giving season is in full swing. Here are six Thanksgiving gift baskets to send for warm welcomes that won’t break the bank! From pumpkin-themed chocolate strawberries to a sweet Thanksgiving bakery basket, these awesome baskets won’t disappoint.  VIP Gift Basket A large wicker basket complete with a bottle of white and red wine, wine glasses, and several types of snacks, this elegant basket is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration. Enjoy the aged cheddar cheese with a glass of perfectly aged red wine, or a portion of smoked …

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3 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving around the corner, eating Vegan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the classic favorites (except the turkey!). These tasty vegan Thanksgiving recipes will help fill out your plate while sacrificing none of the flavor that Thanksgiving is famous for. Try these three vegan Thanksgiving recipes at your next gather and blow everyone away with incredible dishes.    Creamy Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato Soup    This delicious vegan recipe comes from Staceyhomemaker.com and contains only a few ingredients for a stunning dish that you can prepare quickly and easily. Your guests will marvel at the amazing flavor and texture …

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5 Practical Housewarming Gifts

When your friend or family member moves into a new home, it can be tempting to purchase something expensive or flashy as a gift, but often these kinds of gifts have no practical use; which is what many homeowners are looking for. When it comes to buying housewarming gifts, practical is always the better choice, so we’ve put together a shortlist of five housewarming gifts.    Return Address Stamp or Envelope Stickers    With a new address, a return address stamp or envelope sticker can save the hassle of writing out (and remembering) the new address every time something gets …

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3 Ways Real Estate Closing Gifts Can Make an Impression

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Being a real estate agent can be an extremely rewarding experience. It’s a very personal profession that lets you get into the minds of sellers and buyers alike to provide each party with exactly what they are looking for. Real Estate Closing Gifts can sometimes be hard to choose.   As Realtor, you get to enter people’s homes to understand what their house has to offer. This experience naturally leads to getting to know the sellers, too. You get to become a part of their lives as you help them tackle the market and sell their home. The same goes …

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A Lesson With Gratitude: How Mud Taught Me to Appreciate My Life 

Today I’m going to share with you a lesson in gratitude in the form of a little mud. This simple memory revisits me a few times a month, despite the summer heat. It reminds me to stay grounded and grateful for everything in my life.    One day, I was at the car wash trying to clean the new Bumble Bee Baskets truck. I was frustrated, upset, and acting like it was the end of the world that I was unable to get the mud out of the truck. I called my spouse, my children, and desperately tried to find …

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6 Signs You Have Issues With Customer Retention (and how Gift Giving Can Help)

How do you know if you are having issues with customer retention? Check out these 6 signs that your customer retention isn’t where it should be.    Customer retention is a big deal when it comes to business. Returning customers are the drivers of your business, and they can make or break you. Seriously, if you haven’t heard of the 80/20 rule of business, you might think we’re being ridiculous. I promise you, we aren’t.   This rule tells us that 80% of our business comes from 20% of our customers, and vice-versa. That means no matter how good your …

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7 Unspoken Rules You Need to Follow During the Calgary Stampede

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With July fast approaching, one of the biggest events in Canada is soon to be underway: The Calgary Stampede. This fun and unique cultural event can be incredibly exciting, but there are some unspoken rules you’ll want to follow for maximum enjoyment and safety. Remember that large crowds of people can often become confusing or disorienting, so it’s important to ground yourself and have a plan should you run into trouble. 1 – Have Your Calgary Stampede Tickets Ready! You’re probably thinking, “of course you need a ticket, everyone knows that!” In truth, you’d be amazed how many people forget …

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