Fruit baskets are one of the most popular types of gift basket, and can be delivered to your loved one at home, at work, or somewhere else. There are a wide range of gift basket services out there, so you should be able to find one that offers what you’re looking for in the delivery area you need.
While other types of gift basket are usually sent as a birthday or Christmas present, fruit baskets are more often given as congratulations or thank you gifts. They are also very popular as sympathy gifts and ‘get well soon’ gifts, as the nature of sending fruit lends itself well to moments in life when someone might be struggling.
As well as fruit baskets, many gift providers also offer fruit bouquets – a slightly different take on the tradition. The clue is really in the name – the fruit is arranged in the shape of a floral bouquet instead of in a wrapped basket.
As the fruit is usually cut into the shape of flowers and leaves to give the full effect, these bouquets tend to have a shorter shelf life and are often smaller to avoid waste.
Fruit baskets and bouquets can contain pretty much any kind of fruit you can imagine, but as a general rule, the more exotic the fruit, the more expensive the basket.
In these more gourmet baskets, you might find fruits such as mango, lychee, pomegranate, papaya, avocado, and pineapple. Most people will give these baskets for very special occasions and stick to more traditional fruits such as strawberries, oranges, apples, bananas, and grapes for ‘in sympathy’ or ‘get well’ baskets.
As well as fruit, you can also add other food items to your basket. Popular choices include chocolate, crackers, bread, vegetables, nuts, jars of pickles, jam, and chutneys. Wine is also a popular pick, as it goes well with several other items on this list.
You could even include non-food items if you wish, such as plants or stuffed animals. Most gift baskets are completely customizable, although this might be a bit more expensive than an ‘off the shelf’ option.