Lit a Smile on Your Mum’s Face this Mother’s Day

Lit a Smile on Your Mum’s Face this Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, which falls on second Sunday of May every year, we express our love and appreciation for the one woman whom we can never stop loving: our mum. Instead of the traditional perfume and jewellery type gifts, one can make this Mother’s Day special by giving gift baskets packed with love.

Mother’s Day gift baskets can be bought via stores or online, but nothing beats gift baskets assembled at home. The time and effort you put into designing a gift basket according to her taste and preferences will be much appreciated. Also, homemade gift baskets sent by courier will bring a tear to her eyes as she will feel special by being remembered by you even when you are far away.

Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day gift baskets:

  • Gourmet Food Basket: Fill a large wicker basket with artisan cheeses and meats, dried fruits and nuts, and sweet treats like Belgian chocolates, truffles, caviar, bottles of port wine or champagne, etc. to bring a broad smile on your mum’s face.

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  • Beverage Gift Basket: Bring a warm glow to your mum’s cheeks by packing together high-quality coffee and tea in a beverage gift basket. Also, pack a special Mum’s only cup so that every time she brews a cup of the beverages, she remembers you and how much you love her.
  • Breakfast-in-bed Theme: Treat your mum to a gift basket with the theme of breakfast in bed. Arrange a gift basket with special pastry and muffins, tea and coffee, chocolates, jam (can be homemade), flowers and a favourite magazine.
  • Afternoon Tea Basket: It can contain favourite cookies or homemade biscuits, tea, scones, jam and a DVD of her favourite movie.
  • Fruit Gift Basket: This is a traditional, healthy and colourful gift basket. Fill it up with pears, apples, oranges, bananas, pineapples and some exotic fruits like passion fruit, avocado, etc. Add some spice with spiced sausages, cheese and crackers.
  • Body and bath Spa Gift Basket: Pamper your mum with a luxury spa gift basket complete with a mix of bath mitts, candles, scents, bath salts, bath gels, body lotions and other beauty products.
  • Unique Stationery Basket: This can contain books by her favourite author, a personalised journal or notebook, good quality pens and other stationery.
  • Gardening Basket: For a mum who has a green thumb, gift a gardening theme basket complete with gloves, spades, trowel, seeds, bulbs, kneeling board, and copies of good literature on gardening including magazines.
  • Reading Material: For mums, who love to read, gift a hamper filled with books of the genre she likes such as romance or thrillers, subscriptions to a few favourite magazines, etc. You can mix and match books from genres like inspirational to poetry.
  • Music Theme: For a mum who loves music, one can present her with a basket filled with CD’s of her favourite singer, a collection of her favourite albums, a walkman, a new music system or CD man depending on your budget.

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These are some of the top ideas for gift hampers in UK for your mum for this Mother’s day. Let her feel your gratitude for the arduous task of bringing you up and loving you unconditionally. No gift basket will be too much for her!

Amazing Father’s day gift collections.

Amazing Father’s day gift collections.

Fathers day brings with it the nostalgia of playing and learning from the dad. Whether it is swimming, cycle riding or the mathematical problems, fathers are the one big solution for every problem. It is a beautiful festival that acknowledges and appreciates the role played by a father. One cannot imagine how empty the life would be without a father unless one passes through that phase. They are a strong shelter in blazing sun and stormy day.

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Father’s day celebration is in fact paying your tribute to fatherhood. And all the efforts associated with it. Celebrations followed by gifting is an old trend. Father’s day is not just a gift of ties. There are many amazing gift that you can gift. Using a bit of creativity, a dash of your dad’s personality and some easy shopping, you can give him a gift as distinctive and special as he is.  Father’s day fruit baskets, flowers, cakes, hampers, personalized gift, and food hampers are some of the amazing presents for this occasion.Your father will like these unique gifts whether he is a football enthusiast or a grill master.

Father’s day Fruit Baskets:

Fruit Basket is the gift that fits every occasion. It is healthy, refreshing and tell the receiver that we are concerned about your health. It is one out of few gifts which would not go wasted. Make sure to load it with those fruits that your dad loves. Our fruit baskets are delicious, fresh, handpicked, carefully wrapped and elegantly packed. Express your love in an indulging way from our range of exclusive fathers day fruit baskets.

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Cakes:

Most of us have the sweet tooth, but the dad were born with it. Putting diabetes and weight issue aside for just one day. Present your dad with a delicious cake as a thanks treat for his love and care.

Chocolates:

Why sending chocolates is a bad idea when we are thinking to give something for dads? Don’t you remember that how much your mom resist your eating chocolate habit because of the fear of tooth decay and it was dad who brought it to you secretly. So hiding your present from mom again this time and delight your dad with an indulging chocolate treat box.

Personalized gift:

One of the most favorite gifts now a day, Personalized gifts! They remain the receiver that the sender have put some extra efforts to select the gift for him. Personalized gifts will be a memorable reminder of your love every time your father used it. You can personalized a mug, pillow, cushion, towel, wallet etc.

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Gift hampers:

No matter your budget is big or small. Gift hampers are always an excellent choice to give on fathers day. You can put whatever you want in a gift basket and wrap it beautifully. The range start from cufflinks, wallets, ties to food and beverage, your imagination is the limit.

Spend time with your father. Tell him how important he is for you. Show your sincere appreciation for his efforts, before it’s too late.

Tips for celebrating the start of spring with friends

Tips for celebrating the start of spring with friends

The season is changed and the days are getting longer. We wake up with the bright sunlight and go to bed with the feeling of warmth in our bed. Life is a collection of such changes, as the different things in life changes, we the human beings also change. This is the real beauty of life; as if nothing changes, then life will smell to us just like a pool of stagnant water. So, I really admire nature about the cycle of different kinds of changes that happens around us all the time.

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The changing seasons give us a chance to enjoy the different colors of life. The arrival of spring allows us to say good bye to the long coats and warm jackets and let us enjoy a variety of colorful dresses in the spring. This year celebrate the spring season with even more thrill and raise the level of excitement to extremes. Surely, this can be possible only with a group of friends. You can enjoy the spring season with your friends in many ways, ranging from the garden party to a long weekend’s outdoor enjoyment.

As the beautiful fragrance of daffodils spread across our garden we make up our mind to have some venture in your backyard. As this is an indication that the chilling winters are over and the colorful and sparkling spring is welcoming us. We start giving our neglected garden some attention. Start of spring is the best time for weeding sowing herb seeds and feed the beautiful flower plants of your garden with some water. April and May are the best time for this purpose. So take out some time on a weekend call out your friends and enjoy this gardening time. So get ready to have some enjoyment along with some work done.

When done with gardening, move on to the next step. Set your garden furniture and do any kind of amendments if needed and fire up a barbecue party. Enjoy the whole night with your friends together with the latest music and some beer as well.

Plan a spring time escape during the spring holidays. As the winter is all over and many places are now easily accessible, you can visit any of your friends place or can have a camping trip with your friends. Spring is also an awesome time for the hiking plans. Having a bottle in your hand, climbing up the mountain in the small shadow under your hat really sounds exciting a bottle of water in your bag and a camera in your hand. Spring is all about freshness so to take a fresh start of the season; girls can arrange a spa party at their own place or can go to a spa together with their friends.

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Spring brings with it lot of other events. Like the earth day on twenty second of April, mother’s day in the month of May and fathers day during the month of June. This year Easter is coming earlier so the Christmas as well. So plan something during these holidays, arrange some mothers day gift hampers, father’s day gift baskets, Easter egg baskets and the Christmas hamper baskets as well.

Just have a marvelous time inaugurating the new season. Just become one of those fancy people who are already in the ball and has a whole holiday time planned. Have some fun and welcome the chirpy season with open arms.

Fantastic Christmas Recipe Ideas

Fantastic Christmas Recipe Ideas

Christmas is celebration time during which you spend time with your family, decorate your entire house from inside as well as from the outside and do shopping for the people you love.

Spending Christmas with family and friends is really the most important part of the event. People gather and celebrate Christmas at one place. People meet and share cheers, kids love to see each other. This is the real spirit of the event, giving a chance to everyone to have some time with the loved ones out of the hectic daily routine.

Christmas is also a perfect time at which you can enjoy the cooking from the best cook of your family, maybe your grandfather or grandmother; it could even be your son or daughter. People enjoy cooking together with lots of fun and crazy things in the kitchen. There are thousands of recopies you can cook and offer to your family and friends. Many people in fact have presented them as CHRISTMAS GIFTS UK to their family and friends.

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Among the many recipes some are considered as the festive favorites, just like the Savory brie bites with spicy plum chutney, which is fancy looking but a very simple recipe to make. It is presented to the gifts in the form of the mini bites which are perfect at an evening soiree. Another is the Stilton, port and walnut pate which is a creamy recipe and a perfect food to eat in the chilling weather of Christmas. Slow cooker cranberry orange pork is another r fantastic one which will lighten up your dining table and the slow cooker will do all the hard work for you. You can present this to your family with great proud showing that you are a fantastic chef. Recipes like the Sunday rib roast will add a dramatic touch to your dining table and your family croup will just love it. All these dishes are the main items on your menu.

You can also plan for some side dishes and the appetizers as well. Appetizers like Grinch kabobs (simple to make and a great addition to your appetizer list), the good stuff (carrying mushrooms with them) ad bacon and date appetizer can become the cause of huge appreciation of your family as these are simple to make but delicious to eat.

Side dishes like the lemon pepper, green beans, yummy sweet potato casserole, perfect mashed potatoes and roasted apples and Brussels sprouts are the superb ideas to make an offer to your family.

No Christmas is complete without the sweets. Not only kids, but the elders as well want to have something sweet during the Christmas holidays. Christmas cookies, vision of sugarplums, chocolate mint pie, candy cane fudge, steamed Christmas pudding and the decadent brownie pie are the perfect desserts and sweets during the Christmas holidays. These sweet items will make your Christmas even sweeter.

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Some of us are unable to join their families during the Christmas holidays, may be due to some urgent work or may be due to the shortage of tickets. This does not mean that we are unable to celebrate Christmas with them. We should do something to amaze our family and let them realize that we miss them. For this anyone can cook the Christmas cookies or any other such stuff and send to the family via the CHRITSMA GIFTS UK services. Many websites are offering services to deliver your present to the destination of your choice.

This year celebrate Christmas with a lot of fun and thrill around you. Be a cook, a decorator and mummy’s kid and spend time with your family.

Some Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

Some Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

Gift baskets are creative and personalized gift ideas which free you from the burden of selecting a single gift item and include the pleasure of gifting many items, according to your taste and budget.

Though, there are many items that go into a gift basket, this does not mean that it is going to be expensive. In fact, by using your creativity and imagination in designing gift baskets, you can have great inexpensive presents for your loved ones.

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Here are a few inexpensive ideas for gift baskets:

  • Cool gift basket: A basket based on the Ice Cream theme. Include ice cream bowls, spoons, sprinkles, ice cream scoops, napkins, ice cream sauces, ice cream cook book and an ice cream maker.
  • De- stressor gift for new moms: Gourmet tea, ceramic mug, fragrant votive candle, crystal votive holder, shower gel, back scrubber, parenting magazines, nail polish and perfume.
  • Christmas present: Bottles of flavoured pancake syrups and a bag or box of pancake syrup all placed in basket lined with a new dish towel.
  • Wedding gift: Big metal box lined with dish towels of complementing colours, set of measuring spoons, muffin pan, spatula, a whisk and boxes of muffin mixes.
  • Gift basket for teacher: Cute note pads and stickers, bulletin board borders, glue sticks, bottles of glue, pencils and erasers.
  • Basket of bread: Big bread loaf, several short homemade breads like zucchini or banana nut bread, bottles of homemade jams and preserves, some honey butter, tea bags and gourmet coffee .
  • Breakfast basket: Maple syrup, pack of smoked bacon, sausage or ham, bag of biscuit/ pan cake mix, tea, coffee, fruit juices, preserves or jam and a jar of honey.
  • Going to college or graduation gift basket: A bag for quarters change filled with quarters, laundry bag, laundry soap, dryer sheets, and spot remover all presented in a laundry bag.
  • Gift basket for pampering: Bubble bath, candles, body spray, cute bath soaps, decaf coffee and tea bags, chocolates, cocoa butter cream or Vitamin E and a bath sponge or loofah to totally pamper yourself.
  • Baby shower gift basket for baby: Pacifiers, lotions, baby powder, baby soap, baby oil, box of diapers, diaper pins, baby brush, baby wipes, bottles, stuffed toys all presented in a basket lined with baby blanket.
  • Dinner and a movies basket: Jar of sauce, box of pasta, jar of cheese, shaker of Italian seasoning, a wooden or pasta spoon, candles for a romantic dinner, gourmet cookies and a gift card for the local movie rental shop.
  • Wine and cheese gift basket: Wine glasses, bottle of wine, cubed cheese, a packet of crackers, cheese ball or pepperoni and candles.
  • Young girl’s gift basket: Nail polish, fancy purse, perfume, hair clips, nail file, make up set, glitter, mirror, ear rings, fancy pens, stickers, note paper, etc.
  • Cold weather gift basket for couple: Spoons, hot cocoa mix, light but warm blanket.
  • Daily use gift basket: Fruit juice, dried fruits, coffee, soap, candy, mints, shaving cream, socks, laundry soap, cans of favourite soups, homemade muffins and cakes.

These are some ideas for inexpensive gift baskets. One can use hampers delivery by reliable couriers to send a hamper to a loved one, far away. Hampers are high on quality and low on price.

Top DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Top DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s day is a perfect occasion to celebrate all the fathers in the world. Children want to shower attractive and enticing gifts on their father as a means to express their deep affection and love for them. Children also give gifts to other male members of the family like step father, uncle, grandfather etc.

Father’s day is the perfect occasion to express your gratitude and appreciation for your dad. What better way to impress him than with a gift handmade and crafted by you. Homemade gifts are much appreciated by dads on their special day.

This is because gifts hand made by children touches the hearts of fathers. Gifts crafted by your hand however simple or imperfect, are much appreciated than fancy, expensive gadgets bought from the market. Purchases from the market may be costly and valuable but handmade gifts are priceless.

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Creating handmade gifts brings out the creative talents in you. Hidden talents may be exposed, and you may actually have a whale of a time, creating these gifts. What is your talent and what are you good at? Here are some ideas for Father’s day gifts. You can also brainstorm, use your imagination and hit upon your own ideas:

  • Gift baskets: Father’s day gift baskets are very popular. The best part about gift baskets is that you need not rack your brain for a single gift idea. You need not run from pillar to post in the market hunting for a gift. There are many online options for buying gift hampers. You can order a gift hamper from the convenience of your home and order a hamper according to your choice.

Alternatively, you can assemble a gift basket at your home based on the taste and likings of your father. You can pack them attractively using glitter, colourful ribbons, etc. The gift hamper will reflect your thoughtfulness and concern for your father.

Some of the themes for designing gift baskets are:

  1. Chocolate gift basket
  2. Favourite sports gift basket like golf gift basket
  3. Cheese cake gift basket
  4. Gourmet food gift basket
  5. Tools gift basket
  6. Gardening gift basket
  7. Fishing gift basket
  8. Accessories and apparel gift basket
  9. Personalized gift basket
  • If you have a yen for words and creative writing, compose a poem or song in honour of your dad. Get it framed and present it to him on father’s day.
  • If you are a music lover, compose a special piece of music for Father’s day. Present it at a Father’s Day get together and leave a lifelong impression on your dad.
  • Experts at painting would do well to do a portrait of their dad or his favourite haunt like a river side or beach.
  • You can prepare your dad’s favourite meal on Father’s Day or treat him with a box of well loved goodies like homemade cookies.
  • Children can make different crafts by referring to online craft ideas. Use love and imagination to create unique craft ideas. E.g. Father ‘Day printable cards, Grass head for your dad, magnet for family fridge featuring cartoon of your father.

These are some ideas for Father’s Day ranging from hampers in UK to kid’s craft ideas.

Making spirited choices for perfect gifts

Making spirited choices for perfect gifts

There are many occasions that call for you to express your love, appreciation or even humour now-a-days. The words may not flow as easily as they once used to; not many people have the time to become poets now-a-days! But sending gift hampers in UK has been a popular trend just as much as it is in the rest of the world. Want to gift something fabulous to someone within the country or outside? Then you just have to choose the right gift hamper to suit the recipient or the occasion. But let’s talk about how simple hampers can be made to “sparkle” by adding some fine wines that complement a gift hamper. Here are some options for you!

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  • When red wines can be used – Red wines top the list when it comes to wine consumption all over the world. They look marvellous, have a full-bodied texture and complement most of the dishes we have. So, if you have friends who enjoy delicious and spicy food, include a bottle of red wine in your gift hamper so they can make their next meal with spicy grilled shrimp, roast duckling, grilled salmon and butter or wild rice and mushrooms a delicious interlude in their hectic lives.
  • A rosy affair – Add a rosy tinge to the subtle flavours your spouse would enjoy in his/her next meal. Rose wine bottles look extremely classy with their delicacy and promise of fresh, young tastes on the taste buds. Adding a bottle of this classy wine to a hamper being sent to people who enjoy their vegetable soups, bouillabaisse and tuna & egg topped breadstick or baguette would not be a bad idea.
  • Adding some pearly charm – After red wines, white wines are the next most common in wine-making factories. People love combining this more acidic and sharper wine with their meals of pesto pasta, chicken and mushroom paellas, wild mushroom soup, pork loin in cider-madeira sauce or a crab n’ corn soup to make them more interesting. White wines are just as easily available as red wines in major stores of all types.
  • La crème of wines – The best occasions call for the best in wines as gifts. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or want to thank someone special in your life, add glitter and glamour to the party by including choice sparkling wines in your menu. Gift these awesome wines for special occasions and make them come alive. Pricey dishes such as salmon and caviar, prosciutto with a summer melon salad or pate of chicken liver are best served with champagne or other varieties of sparkling wines.

A person may be hard to know read from his/her expressions but sometime the choice in food can reveal a lot. Wines are excellent accompaniments to most meals and are splendid choices for gifts. Specially bottled wines in your hamper will surely add zest and charm to it and will make your gift truly special.

Fall in love with chocolate all over again!

Fall in love with chocolate all over again!

Chocolate lovers are always on a quest to find something to excite their palates, all wrapped in chocolate. Chocolate is something that is adored by the old and young alike. They are great in food, have been used in cosmetic products too! This is such a popular food product that there are several chocolate hampers– hampers containing ONLY chocolates and nothing else, that have been in demand for a very long time now. So, here are some interesting varieties of flavoured chocolate that you must try if you have not already done.

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  • Chocolates with bananas – Bananas are popular fruits. Most people enjoy eating bananas as a healthy snack or as part of a strict routine. Bananas have a fresh, sweet flavour that complements chocolate very well and this combination has been a huge hit in many places. You can easily get chocolate bars in this combination that you should not pass up, whether you are a food junkie or health conscious – it has something for both categories of people!
  • Black Pearl – Forget about Johnny Depp and his beloved Black Pearl for some time. Black Pearl chocolates are fantastic bars of chocolates that will surely grip your attention just as much as Depp did, or may be even more! Dark chocolate is mixed with ginger, black sesame seeds and wasabi to create a very unique and dark chocolate beauty. A burst of different flavours will hit you the moment you bite into this chocolate bar, and it is an experience that adventurous chocolate lovers would not want to miss.
  • Chocolate and lavender – Lavender is no longer confined to cloth dyes and cosmetics. This pretty variety of flower has travelled a long way from flower bouquets to delicious chocolaty concoctions! Truffles made of chocolate; lavender and hints of cardamom are hailed to be the next best thing in unique chocolates and are a must-have for chocolate connoisseurs looking for something truly beautiful but tasty.
  • Wild, wild chocolate – This is a combination of chocolate that you don’t want to try with a faint heart! Goat cheese combined with Pear Williams, powdered black pepper, buttercream and lots and lots of dark chocolate lead to the creation of one of the fanciest version of chocolates that one could have ever imagined. Pair these dark delicacies with the best of your wines and after a sumptuous meal to give your taste buds a heady treat.
  • Spirited treats – This version is sure to garner a lot of adulation and fan following! Who could have imagined that lemongrass, white chocolate Ganache, pink peppercorn and VODKA could create something so pretty and special that very few would be able to resist it? Try this exceptional combination of chocolate and the odd ingredients if you are in the mood to sample something bold and exciting in chocolate.

Chocolate lovers will never tire of experimenting with different types of chocolates and people all around the world will continue to cook up some more fabulous chocolate-laced recipes. Get ready to hear about some more exciting chocolate hampers in the near future!

The history behind some extraordinary gifts

The history behind some extraordinary gifts

Do you have sweaty palms when you want into a gift shop are a dazzled but also confused by the wide range of birthday hampers that you find there? Then don’t worry; there are plenty of people in the present and in the past that have faced dilemmas similar to yours. In fact, the facts behind some of the well-known gifts are so bizarre that you will congratulate yourself on your gifting skills that are definitely better than that of some others!

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  • A statue of friendship – Long back before countries were only competing against each other for power and land, there were days when one country would laud the bravery and nobility of another country. One such popular instance is that of France honouring USA after the Civil War. In 1865, a French politician had expressed his desire to gift a statue to USA. This statue took 21 years to be fully built. Parts of the statue were shipped from French to American ports before they could all be put together to form the complete statue. For those of you who don’t already know the statue being discussed, it is none other than the very famous Statue of Liberty!
  • A sneaky gift –The Russians improvised on the Trojan horse tale and gifted a little something that was not discovered for it really was for 7 years! Leon Theremin, a brilliant inventor of Russian (then known as USSR) had created a bug that was planted in a wooden Great Seal that was gifted to the American Ambassador of the year 1945, Averell Harriman. The bug was so skilfully crafted and then hidden that it could not be traced by even the next three ambassadors and the “gift” hung in the Ambassador’s House office proving to be a valuable asset to the Russians!
  • An elephantine gesture – This is a story of a well-intended gift that was not handled well. Kings and dignitaries of many countries all over the world hold the Pope in highest regards and show their appreciation in the form of many unique gifts. There are few that rival the uniqueness of this gift though – Portuguese King Manuel had gifted a white elephant to Pope Leo X in the year 1514. The Pope was thoroughly captivated by the beauty and thoughts behind this gigantic gift and unfortunately went overboard in his care for the “gift”. He got a special laxative laced with gold to be given to the elephant, named Hanno, when the animal had trouble pooping. Result – the elephant died at the very tender age of 6!
  • A gift that rocks – Diamonds have been popular gifts for a while now and will continue to do so. The allure of these gems is such that people are willing to pay millions for them! One such extravagant gift was made by Richard Burton to the hauntingly beautiful American actress – Elizabeth Taylor. Known as the Taylor-Burton diamond, this was of a whopping 69.42 carats and shaped like a pear. When Dame Taylor chose to sell it, it fetched her much needed $5 million that she used for charitable causes.

Make your gifts as unique as you wish the birthday celebrations for your loved ones to be. Spend a little time choosing your next time before you spend a ton of money on it!

This is for All the Chocoholics in the World

This is for All the Chocoholics in the World

Age proves to be of no hindrance to people with a weakness for delicious and fragrant chocolates. In fact, chocoholics are ready to consume this sweet food in any form, be it bars, chips, cookies, pastries, cakes, candies, sauce, or drinks. They carelessly discard the dire warnings that accompany frequent over consumption. However, there is some good news on the way. Eaten in limited quantities, the mysterious ‘dark’ chocolate is great for maintaining proper functioning of the human organs and organ systems.

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  • Avoid Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: If you have been used to chewing on milk chocolate bars always, discard them for mysterious ‘dark’ chocolate chunks instead. Researchers will assure you that this slightly bitter foodstuff contains anti-oxidants and a healthy amount of flavonoids. As a result, your blood pressure remains stable, your arteries and vein retain their flexibility in spite of advancing age, and the risk for heart failure reduces. Do remember to restrict yourself to a small square each day or a couple of servings each week; do not go overboard with your eating. Additionally, do not skip your daily walks or exercise routines.
  • Prevent Diabetes: If you are insulin-resistant, just consume a piece of this delicious stuff (size of a candy bar) every day. With the release of excess nitric oxide, your insulin sensitivity may be controlled to a large extent.
  • Lose Excess Weight: You will find it easier to adhere to your recommended diet, since this dark knight saves you from succumbing to excessive cravings for fatty, sweet, and salty foodstuffs. Smaller portions, five small meals a day and regular physical activity should suffice to give you a marvellous physique.
  • Bid Goodbye to Stress: Your brain will be encouraged to secrete larger amounts of the happy hormone known as ‘serotonin’, instead of the stress-causing hormone known as ‘cortisol’. Yes, you will find yourself feeling more alive and energetic, instead of fatigued and depressed. Pregnant women consuming dark chocolate find themselves giving birth to happier children.
  • Enhance Your Intelligence: Whenever you pop a piece of your favourite brand into your mouth, your circulatory system becomes very active. It allows a larger amount of blood to flow to the key areas of your brain. Even if it is for a short time only, your alertness and performance will remain above average, especially where tests are concerned. Nevertheless, do not stuff yourself to the maximum just because you wish to do well in exams; you will invite ill-health.
  • Cure Your Child’s Diarrhoea or Cough: Dark chocolate contains cocoa. The flavonoids in the cocoa join hands with a special protein present in the small intestine, to stop diarrhoea. This protein is responsible for fluid secretion; it regains its functional balance. Similarly, if your child is prone to excess coughing, the theobromine in the chocolate brings these unpleasant coughing bouts to a halt.

Admittedly, any recipient of a chocolate hamper will welcome it with squeals of delight. After all, you are offering a combination of good health and sweetness.