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Fruit Gift Basket

Updated on April 20, 2010

Gourmet Fruit Basket

Fruits are a great healthy gift that you can give anyone for any occasion. Most fruit baskets include other food items, such as cheese, crackers, dipping sauce, jam, nuts, and sometimes sausage. Depending on the gift basket that you choose, you'll find there can be a varied assortment.

Just remember that before you purchase a food gift basket, that you read the ingredients label and warnings. You want to make sure that you do not overstep any food allergies for your recipient.

Also remember that because each basket is going to be a little different, sometimes you can't go by the information listed online as a sole buyer's guide. Sometimes the baskets will vary depending on what state the basket will be shipped to, the season, and what fruits are available in inventory.

When choosing a gift basket for a gift, you don't always have to spend a lot of money. You can buy a cheap gift basket, or you can split the cost with a few friends or co-workers. Depending on the occasion, you may want to have a larger gift basket.

Reasons to buy a gift basket can include house warming party, gift for a new client, congratulations gift, welcome home gift, thank you gift, an appreciation gift, and just about anything in between. Some people purchase gift baskets for holidays and others find it nice to gift a fruit gift basket just because.

Because there is such a varied option that one can choose from when picking a gift basket, you don't always want to pick the first one you find. Check out the options below. Each basket is a little different, and you can even select a cheaper basket from the list at the bottom.

Fruit, Cheese & Nuts Fruit Basket

This is a delicious fruit basket that contains fruits, cheese, and nuts, which are all great healthy snakes.

  • Braeburn Apples
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples,
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Bosc Pears
  • Gouda Cheese
  • Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Table Crackers
  • Cinnamon Pecans
  • Cranberry Nut Mix
  • Pistachios

Jumbo Cheese & Fruit Basket

You receive a variety of fruits and cheeses in this basket, but depending on the state the gift basket is being shipped to, there may be some citrus substitutions (Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Texas).

Although, the fruits may vary, the gift basket will include some of the following fruits.

  • Braeburn Apples
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Bosc Pears
  • Gouda Cheese
  • Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Table Crackers.

Estate Collection Fruit Gift Basket

This fruit gift basket is great for any occasion, and includes many gourmet fruit and foods.

  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Dried fruit (aprocots, bananas, prunes)
  • Chocolate covered cherries
  • Assorted Jams
  • Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Fresh Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Pistacios
  • Sausage

Bountiful Harvest Fruit Gift Basket

This is another large gift basket that contains many fruits and gourmet foods. The products may vary, but you will receive a wide assortment of fresh fruits and foods.

  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Pears
  • Naval Oranges
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Sharp Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Summer Sausage
  • Chocolate Cherries
  • Assorted Jams
  • Fresh Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Caramel Dip

Golden State Fruit and Cheese Basket

This gift basket includes North California's best. You get an assortment of fruits, nuts, crackers, and cheese. Together this fruit gift basket makes a great gift for any occasion, holiday, or event.

  • 2 Imperial Comice Pears
  • 1 Buerre Bosc Pear
  • 2 Fuji Apples
  • 1 Cal Navel Orange
  • 4 pc. Assorted Chocolates
  • 3 oz. Butter Cookies
  • 3 oz. Roasted and Salted Mixed Nuts
  • 8 oz. Spring Hill Jack Cheese
  • 2.2 oz. Sesame Water Crackers


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    • couponalbum profile image

      couponalbum 7 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

      Great hub! Harry and David baskets are really awesome. I also have a hub on gift baskets. Liked your other hubs too. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine.. Thanks

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      Whitney 7 years ago from Georgia

      Harry and David are always great baskets.

    • RC Nitro Carz profile image

      RC Nitro Carz 7 years ago

      I have given Harry and David fruit baskets in the past and they have been well received.

    • JenDobson27 profile image

      JenDobson27 7 years ago

      Great hub, my mouth was watering just reading it! I wish someone would buy me a fruit gift basket :)

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Whitney, What a beautiful gift those baskets are and I think anyone would love to receive one. This was really a nice hub.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Whitney, Now those are beautiful and I must say a great idea for gifts. You can't go wrong with fruit and Cheese. Fab Hub on Fruit Gift Basket. Thanks and Peace :)