Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Fruit Bouquet, Valentine’s Day Gift Advice

We were recently contacted by one of our readers with this question:

Dear Edible Fruit,

Three months ago, I met a nice girl online. Everyday we talk for an hour and throughout the day, we text each other. Although, we do not have an exclusive dating arrangement, I would like to send her a Valentine’s Day present. We haven’t met face to face yet and I don’t want to send the wrong message by spending too much. I don’t want to send her the typical floral arrangement. A colleague at work suggested that I order a fruit bouquet. Is this gift idea more appropriate for a co-worker, or is a fruit bouquet a suitable present for a budding relationship?

 

heartsIt can be difficult to find an appropriate gift for Valentine’s Day when a relationship begins. You don’t want to ignore the holiday and potentially hurt feelings, but you also don’t want to go overboard and send the wrong message coming on too strong. Fruit bouquets can be a sweet gift expression for Valentine’s Day coming with just the right level of thoughtfulness.

Here are a few considerations to take into account before you order a fruit bouquet:

1)  Does she like fruit? Some people have an aversion to fruit while others prefer dried fruit. Try to find out what her favorite edible fruits are without ruining the surprise.

2)  Does she spend long hours at the office? If so, your best bet is to order a fruit bouquet and have it delivered to her office prior to February 14. Remember that unlike a floral arrangement, fruit bouquets generally require immediate consumption. Depending on her schedule and how much fruit you send her, she may not have the time to enjoy the fruit bouquet while its fresh. Sending a fruit gift to her office will insure she gets it promptly and that she can share it if need be.

3)  How much do you plan to spend? Most companies offering edible fruit bouquets, segment arrangements according to price. (Be sure to account for any delivery charges within your budget).

4)  Compare fruit bouquets with other gift items such as balloons, stuffed animals and container keepsakes to make sure you’re spending an appropriate amount.

5) Before placing your fruit bouquet order, be sure to read the terms to avoid any unforeseen Valentine’s Day gift snafus.

If you include a personal handwritten note, she is sure to think the gift of fruit was very thoughtful and it will have your relationship on a good path, without her thinking you went overboard.

 

What to Omit When Sending a Bouquet of Fruit + Valentines Day

Few Americans equate a bouquet of fruit to the love of their life. Yet, for some reason when it comes to gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, there seems to be an abundance of fruit basket gift ideas online. Perhaps, it has something to do with The National Retailer Federation’s report on the most popularized days to send floral arrangements, bouquets of fruit, and other online gift orders. Nonetheless, we compiled a few things NOT to do when sending a fruit bouquet.

Valentine's Day bouquet of fruit

Edible Arrangement’s So Berry Loved 2014 completes the Valentine’s day gift for her or him.

Sending the fruit basket to the wrong address.
Whether one is sending a bouquet of fruit or flowers to several love interests, sending a Valentine’s Day gift to the wrong recipient poses several unwarranted outcomes. Primarily, fruit basket companies do not refund  or attempt to re-fulfill  inaccurate addresses. And for those juggling a variation of a lovers, a Valentine’s Day order can turn into exposure if the gift makes it to an unintended recipient.

Valentines’s Day reigns among Mother’s Day, the Christmas holiday peak seasons for sending a bouquet of  fruit, floral arrangement and other online gift orders.

Avert procrastination.
Although certain fruit bouquet stores such as Edible Arrangements are offering same day delivery, Valentine’s Day is

Valentine’s Day: Sexy Facts About Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Ever ponder why chocolate dipped strawberries are such a popular Valentine’s Day gift? Indeed, there is something sensuous about a smooth, shell of milk or dark chocolate, shroud of strawberries.

Wonder why it’s a good idea to send some form of chocolate on Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2013)?

It has to do with love.

Indulge in these juicy, but sexy facts, about chocolate dipped fruit and giving it on Valentine’s Day (VD).

Is chocolate really an aphrodisiac?

Whether it’s white, milk or dark, be sure to send some form of chocolate dipped fruit on Valentine’s Day to the one you love and want to be loved by. Scientific research shows that chocolate is not necessarily the aphrodisiac, it has been misconstrued to be.

In fact, the misunderstood chocolate creates a feeling of love. As it turns out, chocolate is loaded with a chemical, referred to as phenylethylamine (PEA).  PEA has the potential to release hormones which create a feeling of euphoria. However, this feeling, when it occurs, is very short lived.  Researchers still work to find the link between sex drive and chocolate.

Valentine’s Day: Edible Fruit Bouquet Vs. Flowers

It’s not surprising that Valentine’s Day represents the most popular day to send a flower bouquet. At many U.S. offices, Valentine’s Day often resembles a parade of flowers. Yet, an edible flower bouquet is better than a flower arrangement, especially if the recipient works in an office.

Here’s why:

Valentine’s Day embodies a day to commemorate love.

Some relationship experts recommend, “Break the routine, trying new and different things together.”

This mix things up mentality applies to gift giving on Valentine’s Day.  Edible fruit bouquets are distinctive as they come in many motifs, from the container, types of fruit, and dippings and so forth.

“I think it’s more meaningful to receive a bouquet of flowers on any day except Valentine’s Day,” states Barbara Fleming.

For the woman, whom receives flowers every year on Valentine’s Day the gift idea can grow a little stale.

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.