View Full Version : Shipping Fruit Baskets et al
10-24-2001, 07:03 AM
I want to ship something helpful to my brother's family, and I am not very familiar with any decent companies. David and Harry had nice looking fruit baskets, and a ham/turkey combo but it seems weird to me to ship turkey :rolleyes: (I probably just need to get out more often) I also looked at 1-800-Flowers and they have a little more variety. Does anyone have any experience either giving these types of gifts or receiving them?
A little backround; there will be my SIL, 2 boys, 12 & 7 and my parents. If you have ideas that would appeal to everyone...? TIA
10-24-2001, 08:49 AM
Food sounds like a good idea to me, given the range of ages you've described.
Here are a couple of threads with suggestions for food/gift basket companies:
I've always had good luck ordering food gifts by mail. In those rare instances where something didn't arrive in good condition I've never had a problem getting an immediate replacement. Some others that I've used are http://www.halegroves.com for Florida citrus fruit, and http://www.omahasteaks.com for meats/prepared foods.
At least with Omaha Steaks, the meats are packed in dry ice and shipped via Fedex in a cooler. It seemed weird to me to order meat by mail at first, too, but it worked out just fine.
10-24-2001, 09:14 AM
You know, I think I read this board like 3 times a day and I am amazed at what I miss. I should always do a search first! Thanks for the links this is exactly what I wanted. Appreciate it!
10-24-2001, 10:54 AM
Manhattan Fruitier (http://www.manhattanfruitier.com/) also does beautiful baskets, though a bit pricey.
10-24-2001, 11:34 AM
Thank you. I will keep Manhattan for another occasion. Had more variety than would be appreciated. I book marked them for myself however! Thanks again.
10-24-2001, 11:42 AM
My parents shipped us a Honeybaked ham and turkey for Christmas the first year we were living in Oregon. It was a wonderful gesture - we were able to invite some friends over, throw together some easy sides, and have a fabulous dinner.
Honeybaked does other things too, like desserts, cheeses, baskets, etc. Just another option.
10-24-2001, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the info. My sister actually sent a ham so I know it was a great suggestion! Thanks again.
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