What could be a better gift than one that says you wish for the recipient’s health? Fruit baskets, of course! Fruits have always been touted by nutritionists and dieticians alike as a refreshing and natural source of important vitamins, minerals and fiber. These components in fruits have made them indispensable in maintaining a healthy diet.
Gift basket gifts have been around since the late 1900’s as a way of showing concern for the beneficiary. Initially, flowers were sent in baskets—assorted scented flowers abound especially for Valentine's Day. Then there were food baskets during the holiday seasons. These baskets contained delicacies for the festive season. Eventually, there were congratulatory wine baskets. These contained a combination of wines to cheer the recipient. Now, fruit baskets are the current trend for gift-giving.
Sending your friend a fruit basket is not that hard. The following are the steps for using one of the fruit basket delivery services available in the country today:
- Seek them out. Fruit basket delivery services are found easily online. This saves you the footwork of scouring your neighborhood for such service providers and most of the time, their order form and the actual costs are already there. A search might come up with many delivery services so choose one that offers fruits from organic farms. This is an especially nice gesture if the recipient has been unwell. They may spoil more easily than the ones found in the supermarkets but you can be sure that they’ll be delivered fresh to your recipient’s door.
- Choose the fruits. Think about the fruits you want the basket to contain. Some menus from fruit basket delivery services offer health-related themes – like a basket that’s rich in fiber or one that’s great for flu. You can also pick those fruits available by season or by continent. Either way you choose, decide which fruits and how many of them would your recipient most likely enjoys or is familiar with. The availability of chosen fruits and their combined weight determines how much you’ll pay for them.
- Fill out the information. You need to write down your recipient’s complete address, down to the zip code. The delivery services will usually delivery them by area and you would not want your fruit basket getting lost. You also have to write down your address and your contact details so they can confirm in case something unforeseen comes up.
- Pay up. This will include the actual fruit cost, their delivery charges and insurance. You need to keep the receipt so that you can track if the fruit basket arrived on time.
The improvement in agricultural techniques and logistical capabilities has enabled our generation to enjoy getting and sending these select fruit baskets at any whim or occasion. Fruit baskets may be a little more pricey than the conventional gifts that you could pick up from the mall, but it will be worth it for the element of surprise of having a fruit basket filled with exotic fruits from all over the world, and for the recipient’s good health and enjoyment.