Valentine’s Day 2012 Edible Gift Baskets and Ideas

With the average floral arrangement priced at $50, and a slew of grocery stores carrying an economically priced supply, fewer people will be sending flowers for Valentine’s Day in 2012. The National Retail Federation‘s market survey shows that the average U.S. consumer spends between $102 and $110. To maximize the dollar, the top fruit bouquet companies offer more value. From the edible fruit basket to the discount gift basket, EdibleFruit.org compiled the top picks.

Decadent Edible Gift Basket
If he or she is the apple of your eye, the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company offers an edible gift basket of a different sort: granny smith apples, cloaked in an assortment of decadent toppings, such as caramel milk chocolate with walnuts; white chocolate with apple pie spice; plain European style chocolate and of course dark chocolate with coconut. What makes this edible gift basket so novel is that gifters choose between dipped apples and pears, the toppings and two size options. A trio is 34.99 and four are 46.99.

Cherries are the original chocolate dipped fruit and this edible gift  basket arrives in a set of 20 for only $29.99 at Cherry Moon Farms.

Discount Gift Basket
As usual Edible Arrangements rewards early shoppers with a slew of Valentine’s Day gift basket deals. This discount gift basket accompanies one stipulation:  orders have to be placed before February 12. Four edible gift baskets and boxes of chocolate dipped fruit are available at a special price.

The best discount gift basket at Edible Arrangements is the ‘Valentine’s Day Early Bird Special Delicious Daisy (R)’, which includes a ceramic red mug, filled with fresh and chocolate dipped fruit. This deal includes a mini sized teddy bear and baloons, reduced by $15.

Non-Edible Gift Baskets Starting at $19.99
Perhaps, her schedule is too hectic for a day at the spa, but a Valentine’s Day gift basket filled with all the comforts for an indulgent lapse of relaxation demonstrates you care. At Cherry Moon Farms, the non edible basket is available in a variety of formats at Cherry Moon Farms: LavenderRelaxation Bath and Spa Basket ($39.99); and the other is a Mediterranean Sun Bath & Body Basket ($29.99); or the Spa Kit Pomegranate ($19.99).

Will you be buying an edible gift basket or searching for a discount gift basket this Valentine’s Day, 2012? If  so, share your best gift ideas.

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