Fruit Basket Ideas

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If you are looking for a nice gift to give to a loved one for birthdays, holidays, another special occasion, or just for fun, then why not give them a fruit basket? Fruit baskets look nice, plus they are delicious and healthy! Fruit baskets are also affordable as well. You can purchase a pre-made fruit basket or even make one of your own! Of course you make be wondering what pieces of fruit you should look for in pre-made baskets or add to your own fruit basket. To help you out, here are a few fruit basket ideas to keep in mind.

Apples.
There are many people who enjoy eating apples, so you will not have to worry about whether or not your loved one will enjoy this tasty treat. You can add red apples, green apples, or both. Apples have a long shelf life and ship well, so you will not have to worry about any spoiled or damaged fruit in your fruit basket.

Citrus Fruit.
Citrus fruit can include oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, nectarines, and Clementines. These fruits are actually perennial favorites in a fruit basket, so you can pick out a few to add. But you should remember that some citrus fruit are large and heave, such as oranges and grapefruits. So if you do not want anything to end up spoiled or damaged, be sure the basket is big and strong enough to handle this type of fruit.

Grapes and Berries.
Grapes and berries are also favorites among many, but you should be careful about adding them to your fruit basket, as they do not ship very well or have a long shelf life. If you are buying the fruit basket for someone who lives close to you, then it should be find. However, if you are shipping the fruit basket to a far distance, then you may want to reconsider adding grapes and berries to your basket. You do not want them to arrived damaged or spoiled.

Pears.
Pears are just as popular as apples, but they are more delicate. So they may need a little more protection, especially if the basket is being shipped. Pears can be purchased in plastic containers or foam wrapping, so you should consider leaving them in their protective containers or wrapping when shipping them. If you do not purchase them in any containers or wrapping, then consider buying something to safely ship the pears in.

Pineapples.
There are many people who like to include pineapples in their fruit baskets. It’s as if the two go hand in hand. However, they may not always be easy to cut. So if you are adding a pineapple to the fruit basket, you should consider purchasing a small, affordable, device to help your loved ones cut and enjoy this piece of fruit!

Unique Fruits.
Adding unique fruit to your basket can be a lot of fun. They’re colorful or fun shaped, and just delicious! Unique fruits can include star fruit, kiwi, coconuts, and plantains.

These are just a few fruit basket ideas to keep in mind when purchasing -or putting together- a fruit basket for someone you care about. Your loved one will enjoy the gift and healthy treats it includes!

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