Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hopping With Excitement

Ooh ooh I am full of excitement with the new range of gifts we are about to launch (Cadbury Collection, Caramel Confectionary Mix and Nestle Chocolate Collection to name a few)!  But shh it's a secret!

I can however share with you some of the impressive Easter treats that we have in store to make up for our veil of secrecy and you won't be disappointed.

Easter Tin With Gingerbread - For a gift with a difference try our retro tea tin filled with mini chocolate Easter eggs and gingerbread cookies.  And once the goodies are eaten the tin can be used and admired.

Rolo & Friends Easter Gift - This gift is just gorgeous and ideal for your best friend.  Rolo comes with a beautiful book on friendship, Tease Tea sachets and a selection of Easter eggs; all tied up in a drawstring bag.

Easter Feaster - Well it's just not Easter without our Easter Feaster box.  A huge kilo of yummy mini chocolate Cadbury and Red Tulip Easter eggs in a variety of scrumptious flavour - milk chocolate, caramel, turkish delight, peppermint and strawberry.

Bunny Box - A cute little bunny box adorned with glitter and a delightful 700g of mixed chocolate Easter eggs.  You will know some "bunny" loves you when this package arrives on your door!

The last day of March is tomorrow so best to get your order in quick to avoid delay.  Hop to it!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Easter Crafts

We know that Easter isn't too far away as all of our Easter goodies have already arrived in-store ready for you to place your orders.  Check them out - they look scrumptious.  From filled chocolate Easter eggs to a gingerbread Easter egg and everything in between, my mouth is definitely watering.

Easter is definitely one of my favourite celebrations.  While admittedly it is just as commercial as Christmas from a non-religious perspective (albeit without the huge price tag), it is centred around one of my favourite subjects - chocolate.  What would life be like without chocolate around - dull, right? 

Easter is also a fun time to make some fun crafts with the kids and celebrate the beauty that the holiday has to offer.  And I do have a few favourites to share with you.

Try these Easter Glass Stained Windows for a start.  These faux stained-glass decorations look great on the window and give the kids an opportunity to show off their awesome creativity.

Or how about a cute cottontail bunny rabbit made from - what else - cotton wool?  A little delicate for a daily playmate, however he/she would look great as a centrepiece in an Easter basket or Easter display.

Decorating eggs of course has become tradition these days, so here are a couple of fun examples with a pretty floral theme.  The first involves colourful decoupage flowers and the second, courtesy of Martha Stewart, involves decoupage of beautiful botanical images although any image of course can be used. 

Let your imagination fly as you sit down and do your Easter crafts this year.

Don't forget that Good Friday is April 18 so all Easter orders should be placed by Tuesday 15 April to guarantee an early delivery.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Get Your Last Minute Gift Orders In

You wake up early, make a cup of coffee and log into your Facebook account only to see it is your best friend's birthday tomorrow.  You berate yourself because you made a promise not to forget her birthday yet again.  But then you realise that Rainbow Designs has your back with a  great selection of last minute gift ideas to choose from.  You take a deep breath and head over to to see what she may like.  You find the perfect gift for her and to celebrate, you order yourself a box of lollies too because you know her gift will arrive on time on her special day all wrapped up with tender love and care. 

Then you take a big sip of coffee and continue on with your day knowing that your day will be super awesome!

This may sound like a work of fiction but take it from us it happens regularly.  But we really do have your back.  Our Last Minute Gift Ideas section has 24 gift ideas to help you out when you need it.

Here are some of our favourites:

Sweet Treats Lolly Gift Box - a fabulous red sweet treats gift box filled with half a kilo of yummy lollies and chocolates.  Think pineapple chunks, fantales, milk choc buds, gummi bears and red frogs.

English Lolly Hamper - a fabulous, reusable Emma Bridgewater designed polka dot tin filled with a 2kg mix of delicious English sweets includes fruit pastilles, dusted jelly babies, wine gums and fruit salad gums.

Big Chocolate Box - a very very impressive kilo of "lipsmacking, can't stop at one, do I have to share?" chocolate box including milk choc buds, white chocolate freckles, cobbers and jaffas.  Yum!

The Sweetie Tin - a fabulous, reusable round "Welcome to the Sweetie Tin'  tin with a delicious 1.5kg mix of yummy mini English sweets includes jelly babies, dew drops, allsorts, dolly mix and M&Ms.

So now you know what to do when you have to place those last minute gift orders.  There is  no need to panic - just browse our gifts and place your order.  Then sit back and wait for the compliments to come flooding your way.

Monday, 10 March 2014

We Have Been Busy

You may not realise it, but in between the taste testing and the product ordering, we actually do some real work around here.  In fact we have been as busy as a bunny in preparation for the Easter Bunny’s arrival next month.  If we left it to the Easter Bunny to do the work for us, we might be in a spot of bother so we take it upon ourselves to restock the shelves with suitable gifts in which the ‘big bunny’ himself would approve.

I have a special sweet spot for those delicately filled Easter Eggs (especially those Turkish Delight eggs) and I particularly love the range of Easter gifts we have this year.  We welcome back old favourites and have introduced a few new treats to see in the Easter celebrations.

Is it a busy time for you in your business?  We had our brief reprieve over the Christmas and New Year period but ever since we have returned to work in 2014, it has been foot on the throttle and go-go-go!  Not that I am complaining, mind you!  I enjoy being busy especially as we enter our 10th year in business – and what a year it has been so far.

We welcomed new customers and many old ones and have sought to give each one that extra special VIP customer care that we are known for.

“Excellent communication - I was kept up to date with the entire order and delivery progress the whole way. Super quick delivery. Faultless! Will definitely use again!” – Christina B

So browse our range, and have a look at the goodies we have available.  We like to keep you on your toes and always have something new up our sleeve to surprise you with.  You are thinking Easter and I have Mother’s Day in my head – it pays to keep one step ahead.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Happy 10th Birthday To Rainbow Designs

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It is our birthday and Rainbow Designs are celebrating 10 years in business – which is quite phenomenal when it comes to an online store these days.  We have seen many businesses come and go over the years and are quite pleased with our position in Australia’s market as the place to go for online lollies and chocolates.

When we first opened it took 3 weeks and 4 days to receive our very first online order.  If that was the case today then I would definitely be eating all the chocolates and lollies out of frustration.  Thankfully those days are long gone.

I am proud to be the owner of a business with such a strong track record and interestingly, if it was my wedding anniversary we would be looking at a gift of tin or aluminium; so I might just settle for a polka dotted tin of our English Lolly Mix to celebrate this momentous occasion and a glass of bubbly on the side.

Our range has grown over the years as we keep up with the online trends and the demands of our customers, although some of our products like the Big Sweet Tooth Box remain as popular as ever.

A huge thanks to all of our customers and clients, as without you, we would still be waiting for our first order.

Here’s to 10 more years!