When Holiday Fruit Baskets Suffer from Abandonment

  • Why some holiday fruit baskets will go unaccounted for this holiday season?

Some watchdogs call it abandoned holiday gift basket syndrome. To others, a fruit basket left in the cold is nothing but neglect. Every holiday season, hundreds of edible gift baskets go unaccounted for. Left in doorways, at doorstops and other inappropriate places– some deem it an atrocious act of abuse. In an effort to prevent abandoned holiday fruit basket syndrome, certain fruit bouquet advocates think the problem is solved with an attention to detail. Whether the recipient lives in a hot or cold climate, in general edible gift baskets cannot weather outdoor extremities.

Fruit basket lover says: It’s abominable to see a holiday fruit basket sitting outside of someone’s home perishing in the elements.

  • Rule #1

Edible Arrangements, FruitFlowers.com and other edible gift purveyors do not refund gifts delivered to the wrong address. Fruit bouquet companies processes thousands of orders a day. Unfortunately, this means that edible fruit franchisees don’t have the time to check customer addresses. In turn, consumers should double check addresses to ensure delivery to the recipient.

  • Rule #2

Choose edible gift baskets where the fruit is in season and won’t perish if left overnight. Even though the fruit bouquet carved to resemble a flower arrangement, these holiday fruit baskets must be refrigerated and have a 24-hour lifespan. If you’re worried about the recipient being able to savor the basket in its freshness, opt for a fruit arrangement comprised of full fruit.

Harry & David organic pears are a good holiday fruit baskets because, the fruit is harvested long before the it ripens.

  • Rule #3

Although it’s a nice idea to surprise the recipient with an edible gift basket, notification is key to ensuring freshness. In other words, a little warning can help curtail abandoned gift basket syndrome.

Have you ever sent a holiday fruit basket that was abandoned or stolen?

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