Edible Arrangements

A basket full of fresh fruit skewered like a bouquet of blooming flowers lets your loved ones know that you think they're sweet, and it can be delivered on short notice! Photo by Melody Lan.





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December 2005

Marketplace / Gift-Finder


Best Last-Minute Gifts

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With the Internet, as long as there is computer within reach and a yet-to-be maxed-out credit card in your wallet, there is never a reason to be guilty of gift omission, even when there are only minutes to spare! Many companies will ship your order overnight or gift certificates can be bought online and e-mailed (or printed out) instantly.

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Gift Certificates and Gift Baskets


Edible Arrangements

Instead of fresh flowers or candy, give an arrangement of fresh fruit. Edible Arrangements’ stunning fruit arrangements range from adorable to sophisticated, and the creativity and quality of the ingredients make them a truly unique gift. Fruits are skewered to form floral shapes, which are placed in festive vases that can serve as table centerpieces and then passed at dessert time. Arrangements are made locally and can be delivered on short notice, depending on the individual store (check the website for the store nearest to you). This is also a “thank you” gift that won’t be forgotten.

  • From $45


elephant bouquet
There are dozens of container choices from sophisticated to sports themes...but isn’t this a great way to get kids excited about fruit instead of candy?


Melissa's Exotic Fruit Clubs and Gift Baskets

Melissa's Exotic Fruit Clubs can be purchased as a gifts for serious fruit lovers, who can enjoy two to three pounds of Satsuma Mandarins Champagne Mangoes or Pluots.

  • Fruit Club Memberships
    start at $75.00 for 3  months
  • Gift Certificates from $25.00




Gift Cards

Some of our favorite online retailers offer gift cards, which make fabulous gifts for foodies. Recipients can choose exactly what they want and can order online, without leaving home.

  • SurlaTable.com. Gift cards can be shipped express (2-3 day shipping) for and additional $6.50 and Overnight for an additional $10.00.
  • ChefsCatalog.com. Everything a home cook could ever want is available here. Gift cards are available in increments of $25 up to $500.




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