It seems like a cliché to give a fruit basket as a gift, when in fact the endless varieties of ingredients to include give you the ability to tailor a gift basket to the personal tastes of your gift recipient. If you examine the various ways to prepare a gift basket, you’ll find that it can be a personal expression of appreciation for someone with a lot of great food mixed in.
The first thing to take into consideration is the taste of the recipient. Despite the name, fruit baskets can house a wide variety of food.
The most natural choice to begin with is fresh fruit, whether they are seasonally selected or of a less familiar variety. There are organic options as well, and all fruit is selected based on the best quality available and aesthetic appearance to create each beautiful basket. Similarly, dried fruit is also available and provides an alternative if you’re interested in fruit. As with much dried fruit, nuts are always an option, a small change that can add a lot of variety to a basket.
You can even move in a different direction for sweet foods and include chocolates or baked goods, including tea to consume along with such selections as scones. For heartier fare, you can include cheese, fish, meat, oil, and bread. These gourmet foods are all taste tested before being added to the basket. With all of these options there’s sure to be something that your gift recipient would enjoy.
But food isn’t the only thing you can include in a fruit basket. As with all gourmet food, it is best to wash it down with the appropriate drink, which is why you can complement your selection with a bottle of wine or champagne. When included in a basket, the combination makes for a fine picnic basket for any occasion. Selecting a drink your recipient enjoys can bring a gift basket to a whole new level.
The gift is completed by selecting the appropriate basket and including a note or in some cases flowers. Companies like Manhattan Fruitier even offer the option of hand-delivering the gift within the New York City area or some places in Connecticut and New Jersey. Hand-delivered baskets are covered in a reusable natural abaca fiber mesh bag, while shipped baskets are always lidded or closed, ensuring the food is conveyed in pristine condition.
With the variety of options available, you can customize a food basket gift to any personality and deliver a truly unique gift. The better you know your gift recipient, the more fitting the gift will be but regardless, anyone will enjoy a food basket.