January 20, 2018

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  4. Edible Gifts Plus
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  6. Stew Leonard's
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Are you having a tough time finding a gift that will surprise and delight your relatives or customers? Tired of sending the same old chocolates or candy, and worried your gift won't be appreciated to it's fullest? Fruit Baskets are a great way to send your warm wishes in a fun, healthy, beautiful package.

With the advent of the internet, there are a number of fruit basket companies you can order from. The best ones use only the freshest fruit, and carefully ship their fruit baskets to ensure they are delivered in top condition.

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Fruit Basket Reviews

5 stars
The Fruit Company



From $34.95 to $349.95 Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award Since 1942, The Fruit Company has been supplying high quality fruit to the US. The majority of the fruit they use in their fruit baskets is grown in Oregon from their own orchards. The selection of fruit baskets is abundant and provides a wide range of price points to fit into anyone's gift giving budget.

The website is designed simply and effectively to bring you ease in your shopping experience. You may select from fruit basket price, occasion, category, clubs, organics and more. The Fruit Company also provides some cheeses, chocolates and candies, snacks, meats, sparkling and cider and more to add variety.

Fruit baskets start at $34.95 and go up as high as $349.95. We liked the selection of beautiful baskets and ribbons used to make these wonderful presents. With several fruit baskets priced under $100 - these make great gifts. Another gift option are the fruit towers sold by The Fruit Company. These are attractive boxes filled with fruits, nuts, candy, and more and then stacked on top of one another.

This family-owned business stands behind their product with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and no hassle refund policy. If, for any reason, you (or your gift recipient) are not completely satisfied with your gift, they'll replace it, exchange it, or offer a full refund or credit within 30 days of delivery date.

The Fruit Company leads the show in providing the freshest fruit baskets with a best-in-class guarantee. Combining a wide selection, beautiful design, and a great return policy, they receive our highest ranking.

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4 stars
Manhattan Fruitier



From $40 to $375 and up (shipping not included)

If you have a need for something unique, Manhattan Fruitier is happy to work with you to create the perfect gift. In business since 1987, this retailer has a long track record of creating flavorful, fresh, unique fruit baskets and other gifts.

You'll see this attention to detail immediately as you begin to browse the available options. According to the owners, husband-and-wife team Jehv Gold and Lauren Westbrook, their designs aim to delight the eye and the palate and are inspired by Dutch still-life paintings and nature itself.

You'll also see that meticulousness in Manhattan Fruitier's commitment to green practices and sustainability. All baskets are made from natural materials like willow and seagrass, designed to be reusable and minimize waste. Better yet, any fresh fruit they receive that is blemished gets donated to NYC's City Harvest, a nonprofit that then distributes it to local services that feed the hungry.

To begin, you may want to sort through the fruit baskets according to the destination: unless you're having your gift hand-delivered in NYC, you should check the box that says, "Delivered Nationwide". From there, you can easily sort the rest of the options according to price, popularity, or name. At the time of our review, there were 20 total options available for delivery in the US, and 6 that were available for in-person delivery in NYC. We were somewhat disappointed that out of 26 options, 12 were out of stock.

But, to give you an idea of what's available at Manhattan Fruitier, let's take a look at their most popular basket, the Cortland Hamper. For $95, you or your recipient will receive 14 pieces of seasonal and exotic fresh fruits, along with an additional treat that varies according to the season. Those extras may include dried fruit, rugelach, chocolates, or biscotti. For an extra $32, you can make your entire shipment organic, including an extra treat of cookies or chocolates.

We thought it was handy that in each item's description, shoppers can click on the Shipping Options tab, to see if their fruit basket can be delivered to the destination zip code on the preferred date, and what the cost would be for that delivery. When we looked at the Cortland Hamper, we saw a delivery cost ranging from $23 to $60.

Right next to the Shipping tab, you can take a look at any available customer reviews. The Cortland has more than 100 comments, with 98% of all shoppers saying they would recommend it to a friend and a five-star average. It'll come as no surprise, then, that Manhattan Fruitier enjoys an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau - and not a single complaint filed.

Keep your eyes peeled - no pun intended - as you browse the site. When we visited, we got a pop-up offering a $10 discount on our order if we signed up for their email newsletter.

Be aware that Manhattan Fruitier does not ship to foreign countries. Arizona is also excluded from their fresh fruit deliveries, due to import laws in the state; you would need to choose a selection that included dried fruits and/or chocolates instead. And yes, you are able to ship to Hawaii, but you'll need to pay the overnight shipping rate for a 2-day delivery.

The only downside to using Manhattan Fruitier is the obvious one: the cost. Their fruit baskets are considerably more expensive than the other providers in our review, especially when you factor in shipping costs of up to $60 or more (depending on the basket you choose). However, if money's no object and you're looking for a sophisticated, delicious, impeccably-packaged gift that is sure to impress, Manhattan Fruitier will likely be your first choice.

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4 stars
A Gift Inside



From $22.95 to $129.95

A Gift Inside was created to bring California grown fruit direct to your door step. In the business of farming and shipping for 50 years, A Gift Inside's Golden State Fruit takes pride in bringing quality fruit to the table via fruit baskets, gift boxes or fruit towers. A Gift Inside also uses cookies, pastries, chocolates and cheeses in their fruit baskets to add additional flavor.

The website is generally well organized but the search was a little awkward at times. Due to the naming convention used for each category we had a tough time finding exactly what we wanted right away. You may search by Seasonal Gifts, Holiday's Best, Fruit Club, Gift Types, Organic, Occasions and price. Fruit baskets are average to above average in appearance and provide a fair amount of fruit for the price.

A Gift Inside does offer free shipping if you are not in a rush and it's clearly marked on the calendar what date is free versus not. All fruit baskets and products are guaranteed.

Overall, we were excited about the thought of receiving fruit sent direct or often direct from the orchard versus involving several middlemen. The fruit baskets were a fair price and provided some attractive options to meet your gift giving needs.

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3.5 stars
Gift Tree

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From $19.95 to $149.95 per month

Gift Tree provides a variety of gift baskets. From Wine, flowers, balloons, fruit and candy the variety is significant. The website is well organized with categories broken down by gift baskets, wine and Champaign, price, gift types, occasions, and more. The specialty at Gift Tree is gift giving and not generally fruit.

While the search at Gift Tree was pretty straight forward we noticed some issues with the results. At times, unrelated products would appear in our searches and would require some extra time leafing through. Fruit Baskets at Gift Tree were attractive and fairly priced. You can have some gifts even delivered same day which means the fruit basket is made by an outside provider and the freshness of fruit may be questionable.

In the event that you are not satisfied with your order Gift Tree will attempt to make happy but you must call immediately.

Gift Tree does a good job of providing a long list of attractive gift options. However, receiving fruit direct from the orchard is not a priority for this gift basket focused site. For fresher, high quality fruit we recommend you select a better ranked provider.

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3 stars
Edible Gifts Plus



From $29.95 to $279.95

Edible Gifts Plus offers several different edible treats such as fun giant fortune cookies, brownies, cookie bouquets, message candy, fruit baskets and more. This is truly a fun site if you are looking for a new and creative edible gift to send to a friend, family member or business partner. However, the selection of fruit baskets is limited with only 20 to select from thus reducing your chances of finding the right size and priced gift.

The website organization is rather straightforward with categories listed on the top and down the left hand side. Unfortunately, our initial impression of these fruit baskets was "homemade" and "lacks professionalism". The website is organized by occasions, new products, holidays, and then further by the specific edible gift sub group.

In the event that you are not satisfied with your order there is no return policy and you're out of luck. The lacking guarantee as well as the small selection and appearance issues left us wanting more. For an attractive fruit basket with a larger selection we recommend you choose a company ranked higher on the list.

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3 stars
Gourmet Gift Baskets



From $39.99 to $299.99

Gourmet Gift Baskets is another multi-gift basket website with some creative and attractive options. You name it, Gourmet Gift Baskets offers it and more. From beer, candy, snacks, wine, cookies, coffee, tea and more this site offers it. The same goes with the fruit baskets and despite a limited selection what they offer is generally attractive.

To sort through their limited offerings you would simply choose the Fruits and Healthy tab to peruse their selection. We experienced some inconsistencies with the selection options. If you choose Fruit Towers you actually receive several fruit baskets. This should be fine tuned by Gourmet Baskets to provide the best search. The website is rather busy and takes a few moments to get accustomed to before navigating.

Gourmet Gift Baskets provides no guarantee of freshness nor satisfaction. If you decide to shop from this website you do take on some risk.

While the site is full of gift options, the fruit baskets were generally limited and not the focus of Gourmet Gift Baskets. Selecting a website with better selection, fresher fruit and a better satisfaction guarantee will yield better results.

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3 stars
Stew Leonard's Gift Baskets



From $29.99 to $89.99

Stew Leonard's Gift Baskets offers their own quality name brand on gourmet gifts, fresh fruit, popcorn, cookies, desserts and more. This small shop offered little fruit basket options and the selection available lacked a certain pizzazz and excitement. However, much to our pleasure we were excited with the claims that the actual fruit is said to come straight form the orchard.

The website was organized well and easy to search what you're looking for. Simply choose from gourmet gifts, fresh fruit, fresh baked, popcorn and munchies, wine gifts and specials to locate your gift of choice.

In the event you are not happy with your order the company states a guarantee of satisfaction but doesn't put in writing what that exactly entails. However, Stew Leonard's has a reputation of providing quality products.

Overall, we found the fruit baskets at Stew Leonard's to be limited and generally unexciting. The fruit baskets do contain fresh fruit but you'll find it challenging to find one attractive enough to send to your relative, friend or business partner.

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2.5 stars
All About Gifts and Baskets



From $35 to $200

All About Gifts and Baskets is not all about fruit. They offer Italian themed baskets, snack gift baskets, bath and spa gifts, wedding ideas, coffee, popcorn tins and more. The list of gifts seemed endless. However, With thousands of gift ideas apparently fruit selection is not their highest priority. We only found a limited supply of fruit baskets available at this site.

Among the few fruit baskets they do offer, they are not as attractive as our higher ranked providers. Most are Christmas themed, and wouldn't apply to every gift giving occasion. Their fruit selection actually provided in a fruit basket is very limited. They do sell boxes of fruit but the fruit baskets themselves are limited and not as attractive as our higher ranked. Overall, it seemed like you receive less for your money with All About Gift Baskets when you are talking about fruit.

In the event you are not satisfied with the order you must report the problem via email to the company within 1 week of shipment receipt. They will take measures to rectify the situation but do not promise your money returned.

In the end, if you are looking for fresh quality fruit direct from the orchard we recommend you shop our highest ranked shop. The lack of selection, return policy and emphasis on fruit did not give us any reason to shop at this site.

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2 stars
Design It Yourself Gifts and Baskets



From $34.95 to $99.95

Design It Yourself Gifts and Baskets provides a large selection of gift baskets and do it yourself gift basket ideas. If you like to add creativity to your gift giving effort this may be the site for you. However, if you are wanting to give a fruit basket - options are very limited.

The Design it Yourself site functionality does not apply to creating a fruit basket and the selection of pre-designed fruit baskets is very limited. With only a few items to select from we couldn't find anything that stood out as a good value. The fruit baskets were only average in appearance.

In the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase all products ordered are covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you (or your gift recipient) are not completely satisfied with the quality of a delivered product you must contact the customer service department immediately.

Unfortunately a decent return policy was not enough to outweigh the lack of selection and value at this website.

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Continued from above

The best tasting and looking fruit must be of the freshest quality. Fruit that changes hands several times over has the tendency to lose its freshness and thus show up on a doorstep at a more mature state. Therefore you want a company that ships their product straight from the orchard as quickly as possible.

When looking for the best fruit basket provider you should consider a number of factors before making your decision. These factors include:

  • Where does the fruit come from. Is the origination of the fruit known? Will you be sending the freshest fruit straight from the orchard or after it has changed hands several times?
  • Selection. Will you have a number of choices that vary in size and price to find exactly what you're looking for?
  • Cost. How do the fruit baskets compare from one shop to another for the money? has reviewed and ranked the best Fruit Basket companies available today. We hope these reviews help you find the best fruit basket for your gift giving needs!

Dried fruits, ginger and cognac shine as a fruit compote

My recipe is for about 3 cups of dried fruit, but you can easily double or triple it, and it stays good in the refrigerator for a very long time. This year, I am going to make a triple batch and fill pint mason jars to give as hostess gifts.

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:45:00 GMT

Liberty A.B.A.T.E. continues tradition of holiday fruit baskets

CHARLESTON -- The Coles County Council on Aging (CCCoA) Telecare Program, located at the LifeSpan Center, would like to recognize Liberty A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Club for the generous donation of 280 holiday fruit baskets in December. For nearly 30 years ...

Published:  Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:08:00 GMT

A family bonds through luxury food gifts

In retrospect, it does seem weird. But it never got old. Now, don't think it's all fruit baskets and English muffins. We take this pretty seriously. Mom gets boxes from Katz's Delicatessen in New York City, filled with pastrami, rye bread ...

Published:  Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:31:00 GMT

Baskets & Bowls

Baskets and bowls from in assorted materials ... elegant style while serving multiple purposes, such as holding fresh fruit or wrapped candy.

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:17:00 GMT

Heber/Overgaard woman revives Bountiful Baskets for community, looks for volunteers

Bountiful Baskets is a volunteer, co-op program that provides baskets of vegetables and fruit to participants. It can offer some of the benefits of a bricks-and-mortar co-op natural foods store to people in rural areas through the internet. Nina Triola of ...

Published:  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:18:00 GMT

Australia: Reid Fruits sees interest "drop off" in China for cherries

That's another opening for us. "If you had all your eggs in one basket I think you'd definitely be smarting." She says while the industry seems to be seeing a "general apathy" in China for fruit purchases, interest is likely to pick up now that ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:06:00 GMT

PLB Sports, Leader in Athlete-Endorsed Food Products, Launches Brand-New WWE Fruit Snacks Featuring Top Names in Wrestling

The launch of the brand new WWE Fruit Snacks will undoubtedly appeal to sports fanatics, especially those following WWE Raw. And, for people buying gifts, PLB Sports' latest venture is sure to reach the niche market of those looking for WWE stuff for sale.

Published:  Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:00 GMT

The US gains ground against Europe for Uruguayan fruit

Opypa technicians highlighted the change taking place in the citrus export basket. 10 years ago the oranges' importance ... absorbing 10% of the citrus fruit sales. It was followed by Russia, with 9%; Canada with 5%; and Saudi Arabia with the same percentage.

Published:  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:48:00 GMT

Bikers, car enthusiasts, friends deliver fruit baskets to those in need

Though for many, Christmas time is a season for family gatherings and spending time with friends, for others it's a time when their loneliness and isolation weigh heaviest. In order to help relieve some of that pain, Daryl Dodgen, owner of Sundown Cycles ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Dan Haar: Peaches matter, and worries rise with arctic cold

That's why fruit growers in Connecticut raise several crops ... "The old farm expression, we don't put all our eggs in one basket," he said. Silverman, well suited for the tourism attractions as a self-described "people person," won't ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:18:00 GMT

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