My father was a respected physician whose patients often sent him holiday baskets. Of course, he’d bring them home, much to my delight. The beautifully wrapped “baskets of cheer” were placed on the dining room table, for my sister and I to discover. Ever since childhood, I’ve loved holiday gift baskets!
One company that makes particularly delicious holidays gifts and gift baskets is Harry & David. They’re known for their fresh fruit, apples, orange, pears (oh, those lovely, super-juicy Harry & David pears), and the Fruit of the Month Club.
All of the items in Harry & David gifts are delicious and high quality, but I confess to a favorite: their chocolate covered cherries. They’re not the sweet ,liquidy, cherries you find in cheap gifts and drug stores. Definitely not! These are genuine dried cherries, chewy and substantial, naturally sweet, and bathed in delicious chocolate with a shiny red coating. They’re almost as large as robins eggs.
“Happiness Delivered” is Harry & David’s motto and for more than 75 years, Harry & David has brought joy to people all year long. For the holidays, however, they’re pulling out all the stops by decorating their delicious, fresh fruit pears with chocolate and nuts in a hand-dipped pear sampler. There are pie samplers (I saw these pies at the preview, and didn’t sample them, but they really looked good). The sweet taste of the pear, along with the creamy chocolate (in milk, dark and white), and a crunch of chopped nuts, would make even the fussiest person, smile, all for $49.95
You can send a gift under $40.00 or splurge on something expensive and seriously impressive. No matter, what your budget, there will be something delicious to suit it. The Holiday Tower of Treats at $199.95 is the biggest gift — one to send in true grattitude, or to an office (instead of gifting tiny little presents to individuals). And if you’re truly a big spender or want to wow the stuffings out of someone, the Hearthside Gift Basket at $499.95 will be more than memorable, and it will take a long, long time to enjoy everything in it. They also have a note-able fuit of the month club.
Many grandmother used to say: “food is love.” Maybe that’s not always true, but a gift from Harry & David will always be a gift of love…and joy…and delight! And you don’t have to wait until the Winter holidays to enjoy what they’ve got or to make someone happy. Why not send a gift to your weekend host or hostess because you enjoyed their hospitality? Send a gift to newlyweds, or to a friend, “just because.” Treat yourself, too. You deserve it!
Visit www.harryandavid.com to see what’s available and to order.