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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.

Sending Regrets with Edible Gift Baskets

The Situation:  You’re invited to two kindergarten graduation parties, three housewarming celebrations and a 30th birthday party. The problem is that the invitations are from events taking place over the month of July, when you plan to be out of town, helping your fiancé fix up his new summer home. While you can’t be at all 6-events at the same time, it’s nothing that some edible gift baskets can’t fix.

Here’s why and how. Sometimes a hectic social calendar mandates the delivery of edible gift baskets to express regrets for an inability to attend. 

1)  Access the Internet. Visit Google and enter the keywords: “fruit bouquet” or  “edible gift baskets.”

2)  Click on any of these fruit bouquet company web sites: Edible Arrangements, Harry and David, Fruit Flowers and Cherry Moon Farms.  To save time visit the official sites, avoiding  second tier Web sites filled with an advertising links.

3)  Next, thinking of  each recipients celebration, select fitting edible gift baskets. Most fruit bouquet company Web sites are categorized according to the occasion. There’s edible gift basket for the following situations:

  • Graduation
  • I’m Sorry
  • Entertaining
  • Birthday Party

To express your regrets for being unable to attend, you could send an “I’m Sorry” edible gift basket from FruitFlowers. Starting at about $59.00.

For the graduation, Edible Arrangements caters to the under age crowd with its Kids & Kids at Heart Collection. Edible fruit baskets embody such characters as Sponge Bob, Scooby Doo, Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty.

4) After you choose a fruit bouquet for each recipient, be sure to check each address. Some fruit bouquet companies will impose another delivery charge if the wrong delivery address posted with the order.

Cherry Moon Farms features a plenitude of housewarming gifs on its fruit bouquet company Web site.

4)  Finally, before finalize your orders, don’t forget to personalize and double check that each fruit bouquet message has the correct greeting and intended note.