These days few holiday fruit baskets are under $50. And, when consumers tally the fruit bouquet delivery cost plus tax, the final price often exceeds the budget. Nevertheless, we found four edible gift ideas suitable to send for Christmas or Hanukkah.
Fifty-five dollars buys “Christmas in Paradise” at FruitFlower.com The holiday fruit basket includes a bouquet of pineapple, grapes, and melon, fashioned to resemble a flower bouquet. The Christmas gift basket also depicts several stems of chocolate dipped berries. (This price does not include the fruit bouquet delivery cost).
FYII: Hanukkah falls on December 5th this year. Meanwhile, December 25, Christmas marks a Tuesday.
The drawback is that FruitFlower accommodates orders in cities and states, where it has a brick and mortar store. (In other words, FruitFlower com has limited national coverage).
At Edible Arrangements, Christmas and Hanukkah shoppers find a good selection of holiday fruit baskets under $55. The most impressive fruit arrangement is the ‘Luminous Stat (™) Celebration Dipped Strawberries’. A container with fruit to serve at least two shows pineapple stars, melon new moons, strawberries dipped and billowing out of a red container.
When ordering a holiday fruit basket, be sure to contact the store, fulfilling the order to find out if their inventory includes the featured container. Since Edible Arrangement franchisees can pick and choose their store’s inventory, gift baskets are not as featured on the company website.
Cherry Moon Farms generally maintains a variety of gift bouquets and holiday fruit baskets under the $50 price point. “The Classic Fruit Basket Plus gift for $44.99 includes a duo of navel oranges, Granny Smith apples, 2 Comice or D’Anjou Pears, Fuji apples as well as a box of crackers and Wisconsin cheddar cheese. The elegant holiday fruit basket affords the best value when ordered in advance.
From the Chocolate Covered Company, $49.99 covers the fruit bouquet delivery costs a Christmas card, and half a dozen of chocolate covered and Christmas-decorated strawberries.
Consumer information: When shopping for holiday fruit baskets, be sure to calculate the fruit bouquet delivery costs, as most gift prices do NOT include the shipment price.