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Edible Fruit Quells Get Well Gift Idea

Dear Edible Fruit,

My boyfriend’s mother is recovering from hip surgery. Everyone has been sending her flowers.  Since, she is slightly overweight and unable to exercise. I don’t want to send chocolate. I would like to send her a unique gift.  My budget is $75. Do you have any recommendations?

Clueless Get Well Gift Idea



Thanks CGWI:

You’re right not to replay the bouquet of flowers idea. While there are so many unique gift ideas, without knowing your boyfriend’s mother’s pastimes and style preferences, fruit baskets make for healthy, unique and memorable get well ideas. Someone recovering from hip surgery needs a natural temptation of edible fruit. Given the gift budget, there is a plethora of fruit bouquets under $75. Fruit bouquets come in a wealth of formats

Since, many edible fruit companies offer different types of baskets and fruit options, consider these tips:

Some fruit baskets include the actual edible fruit’s outer shell. For instance, Sweet Fruit Arrangements sells and delivers edible fruit bouquets, arranged in watermelon and pineapple rinds. Also, for sports enthusiasts, fruit baskets are arranged in replicated golf, football and baseballs.

One edible fruit manufacturer, (Edible Arrangements) is known for sending uber- fresh bouquets in permanent containers. Fruit is housed in innovative formats, including: a ceramic cake container, keepsake carryall container, a mug and others. Since, some companies do not guarantee that the containers will be the same color as featured on their site, be sure to make specific product requests with your order.

Carved or not carved. All edible fruit bouquets have different approaches to the edible fruit basket. For instance, Harry and David fruit bouquets include crisp apples, organic pears and oranges. Meanwhile, Edible Arrangements presents fruit, which resembles flower bouquets.

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Edible Fruit Arrangements

Edible Fruit Arrangements Questions and Answers

What is edible fruit?

Fashioned into artistic displays, edible fruit is safe for human consumption.

What types of edible fruit are there?

  • Honeydew Melon
  • Cantaloupes
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapples
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Kiwi
  • Fig

Is edible fruit organic?

It depends how the fruit is cultivated. Organically grown fruit must adhere to the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA). Farmers who harvest organic produce have to follow various national standards, during the production and handling of foods.

Which merchants and manufacturers sell edible fruit?

Yes, the companies include:

The Fruit Company

Fruit Flowers


Edible Fruit Baskets

Gourmet Fresh Fruit Baskets

Harry and David

Edible Arrangements ®

Is edible fruit contaminated?

No, edible fruit is completely safe for human consumption.

In what formats do edible fruits come in?

Fruit Baskets

In vases with flower arrangements

Fruit truffles

On platters

Dipped in chocolate

Which special occasions are best to send an edible fruit arrangement?

Edible fruit arrangements make for great Hanukkah, Christmas, Anniversary, Get well condolences and birthday ideas.

How much do edible fruit arrangements cost?

From arrangement to arrangements\, the cost varies from $19 to $200+. Costs are assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Size of the arrangement
  • Delivery
  • Types of fruit