Gift basket

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A standard gift basket

A gift basket, or fruit basket is typically a gift delivered to the recipient at their home or workplace. A variety of gift baskets exist: some contain fruit; while others might contain dry or canned foods such as tea, crackers and jam; or the basket might include a combination of fruit and dried good items. Gourmet gift baskets typically include exotic fruit, and often include quality cheese and wine, as well as other nonfood items.

Fruit bouquet[edit]

A fruit bouquet is a fruit arrangement in the form of bouquet. The fruit is cut in the shape of flowers and leaves, and is arranged in the container with the help of sticks. A complete arrangement looks like a bouquet of flowers. Typically, a fruit bouquet is delivered to the recipient at their home or workplace.

Often these bouquets will be made to suit the recipients' needs, such as diabetic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten intolerance or wheat intolerance. Common fruit bouquet items include apples, artichokes, avocados, bananas, cheeses, grapes, lychees, mangoes, oranges, papayas, pineapples, pomegranates, strawberries, and Chocolates.

Gift baskets for occasions[edit]

Often a gift basket will have a theme, such as for an occasion, like Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, birthday, anniversary, baby shower, housewarming, or Valentine's Day. A basket can be made to suit the dietary restrictions of the recipient, such as diabetic, peanut allergy, vegan, vegetarian, gluten or wheat intolerance.[1]

Common gift basket contents[edit]

Fruit[edit]

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Cheese
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Pomegranates
  • Strawberries

Exotic and Tropical Fruit[edit]

  • Apple Pears
  • Baby Pineapple
  • Blood Oranges
  • Cherimoya
  • Kiwi
  • Fiejoas
  • Kumquats
  • Lychee
  • Passion Fruit
  • Persimmons
  • Rambutan
  • Sapotes

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Dry, canned or bottled goods[edit]

Non-edibles[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Phillips, Diane (2005). The Perfect Basket. Harvard Common Press. ISBN 1-55832-294-9. 

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