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edible arrangements is a good company.......they can be picked up or delivered and come in many sizes. they look good and taste good. there is NEVER anything wasted. pricey, but worth it.

 

wolfermans and williams-sonoma also have great breakfast basket ideas. sweets, english muffins, croissants.....and more......with nice preserves, jams, honey. you might want to look at their websites for some ideas.

 

i also order fresh fruits from pittman and davis. they are great and if there are ANY problems once it arrives they take care of it by sending out a new box or basket.

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At this time of year, I'd order locally from a grocery store or bakery.  With the heat and humidity some fruit turns mushy and moldy.  Truthfully those baskets are so ridiculously overpriced.  Any time we've received fruit it needed to be tossed within a few days.

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If she has Peapod in her area, you could get her a gift certificate and she could pick out the perishables that they need after getting stuff dropped off from friends/coworkers.

 

http://www.peapod.com/

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@shoptilyadropagain wrote:

We have a local florist who makes up fruit baskets.  They will put cheese/crackers, chocolates, gourmet cookies, etc. in with them.  You can also request certain things for the basket as well (i.e.  a particular brand of crackers,cheese, etc.).  They will also add a couple different kinds of caramel dip for the apples that are in the basket too.


 

 

Good idea! I can go online to her city and see if there's a local resource to do something like that and then I could make some calls.

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@Sunshine45 wrote:

edible arrangements is a good company.......they can be picked up or delivered and come in many sizes. they look good and taste good. there is NEVER anything wasted. pricey, but worth it.

 

wolfermans and williams-sonoma also have great breakfast basket ideas. sweets, english muffins, croissants.....and more......with nice preserves, jams, honey. you might want to look at their websites for some ideas.

 

i also order fresh fruits from pittman and davis. they are great and if there are ANY problems once it arrives they take care of it by sending out a new box or basket.


 

 

 

Thank you, sunshine. I'm not familiar with Pittman and Davis, so that's another possibility.

 

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@muttmom wrote:

At this time of year, I'd order locally from a grocery store or bakery.  With the heat and humidity some fruit turns mushy and moldy.  Truthfully those baskets are so ridiculously overpriced.  Any time we've received fruit it needed to be tossed within a few days.


 

 

That's one of my major concerns!!! They would love some really nice fruit but it spoils so quickly!!!

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@betteb wrote:

I like shoptilyadropagain, kdgn and Lola's ideas.

 

 


 

Yes, now I want some goodies for myself!!!!!

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I've always gone to my local floral shop to send food baskets to out of state residents.  It's cheaper & safer than ordering online.

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@lolakimono wrote:

@Silver Lining

If she has Peapod in her area, you could get her a gift certificate and she could pick out the perishables that they need after getting stuff dropped off from friends/coworkers.

 

http://www.peapod.com/


 

 

 

I just checked for Peapod and it is available where she lives. I'll look into it and the other suggestions from everyone.

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@Mz iMac wrote:

I've always gone to my local floral shop to send food baskets to out of state residents.  It's cheaper & safer than ordering online.


 

 

 

 

l hadn't thought about a floral shop sending anything but plants and floral arrangements until reading all these great suggestions. Price and security are important considerations, too.