Gift basket

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"Fruit basket" redirects here. For the children's party game, see Fruit Basket Turnover. For the manga and anime franchise with a similar name, see Fruits Basket.
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]

Fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements.

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, Thanksgiving, graduation, birthday, anniversary, baby shower, housewarming, or Valentine's Day. One can also send a sympathy gift basket or get well gift basket. 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][2]

Corporate Gift Baskets[edit]

Many Corporate entities such as law firms, accounting, insurance, financing and banking, Medical and Pharmaceutical industries send higher end gift baskets for important clients to say 'thank you' for your business. Gifting is an important gesture in showing appreciation and confidence.[3]

Baby Gift Baskets[edit]

The addition of a new member to a family is both an exciting and challenging time. Many people feel that sending a gift basket is the best way to express ones excitement and congratulations on the new little bundle of joy. [4]Common items found in baby gift baskets include onesies, teethers, sleepers, rattles, plush stuffies, socks, wash cloths – all things the new parents will find very useful as they adjust to life with their new baby. [5]

Common gift basket contents[edit]

Perishable Foods[edit]

Fruits [6][edit]

Other Perishable Foods [7][edit]

Dry, canned or bottled goods[edit]



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