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​Gourmet Fruit Baskets

Fruit baskets may not be the first things that come to mind when you want to share your love with a special someone, comfort a grieving friend or loved one, or treat your coworkers with something tasty. As far as we’re concerned at iGiftFruitHampers®, that should change.

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Sure, we love a basket stuffed with fresh edible fruits, chocolates and gourmet treats. We ought to, since no one does fruit baskets better than iGiftFruitHampers®. In fact, when it comes to fruit hampers, fruit delivery or gift baskets of any kind, we feel confident saying you’ll be hard pressed to find better.
And when it comes to treating your co workers, consider that most workplaces are already so saturated with junk food that a basket overflowing with colorful, succulent fruits will come as a relief. Help give everyone an energy boost in the afternoon with a basket filled to the brim with delicious fruit.
Still have doubts? Just remember, our baskets contain fruits that are so fresh and of various ripeness that they will rival any candy or cookie for sweetness and overall taste. Don’t believe us? Order a fruit basket and find out today!
And that’s why we think you should take our word for it: there are many occasions when gift fruit baskets are just the thing. Consider a friend or loved one who recently enrolled in a new fitness regimen and wants to implement an overall healthy lifestyle. You still might want to send a gift basket for one occasion or another, so surprising such a person with a healthy gift basket full of the freshest, juiciest fruit—the only kind we use—will communicate your love and care without burdening that someone with sweets he or she doesn’t want. Don’t add to the temptation in their life, and send a gift that is delicious and healthy.
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The Newcastle Pudding Lady
And when it comes to treating your coworkers, consider that most workplaces are already so saturated with junk food that a basket overflowing with colorful, succulent fruits will come as a relief. Help give everyone an energy boost in the afternoon with a basket filled to the brim with delicious fruit.
Still have doubts? Just remember, our baskets contain fruits that are so fresh and of various ripeness that they will rival any candy or cookie for sweetness and overall taste. Don’t believe us? Order a fruit basket and find out today!

The History of the Hamper

When we think of a hamper nowadays, it’s more likely to mean a basket overflowing with sweet treats and bottles of bubbly than the original wicker picnic baskets or containers farm-workers used to transport fruit and veg. In fact, from personalised chocolate collections to value bundles, our luxury hampers at iGift Fruit Hampers are some of our favourite ways to say thank you or ‘get well soon’. But how did this once utilitarian container turn into one of the most indulgent gifts we can give? We took a look back through history to find out the origins of hampers and when people started giving them as gifts…

Hampers as food carriers

The first hampers were simply used to carry food in early agricultural society. Basket-making guilds in Britain date back to at least the 15th century, and wickerwork was produced much earlier in the Medieval period. These baskets would only have been used to cart farm produce back from the fields and to market, as the woven material was sturdy and light enough to hoist on your back. Raw foods straight from the earth like turnips and potatoes are a far cry from the tasty fruits, chocolate, gourmet food and alcohol we pack in our hampers today!

Hampers as lunch packs

The other major use for hampers was transporting your own food – from travellers contemplating a lengthy coach journey to field-labourers setting out for a day’s work, hampers were used to fuel the long hours ahead. They naturally would have contained more simple fare than that nice bottle of Prosecco that you might find in gift hampers now, but staples like meats, cheeses and bread are still part of the wider tradition of hamper-giving today.

When travelling the country and Continental Europe became fashionable for the elite in the 18th Century, hampers became a little more upscale, and might have featured things like game pies, preserves and fruit cake to keep ladies and gentlemen going on the road. Coaching inns began to provide them to send their esteemed patrons on their way.

Hampers are often synonymous with picnic baskets, and although food was taken out for hunting expeditions in the Medieval era, the leisurely picnic-for-picnic’s sake only became popular in the Victorian period. Summer days in the 1800s for the gentry would be filled with parties heading out into the country and to sporting events like Eton cricket matches and days at Epsom Derby, though the set-up was a lot more formal then – servants would have to carry tables and chairs out for the picnickers to lounge on!

Hampers as gifts

Others had found a different use for hampers potentially as early as the Norman Conquest, with reports of William the Conqueror himself bringing baskets of gifts across the Channel. In any case, the roots of the word, from the French ‘hanapier’ meaning a case of goblets certainly suggest some Continental influence was involved somewhere!

However, it wasn’t really until much later that hampers became something to give to another, rather than consuming yourself. Well-off Victorian families started a tradition of giving a hamper to their staff at Christmas, although these often contained things like clothes and useful tools to set them up for the rest of the year.

This seasonal gift-giving spread and became more sustainable with the advent of the railways during the early 19th century, when fresh foods could be transported quickly enough to reach those in another county, or even country. More functional, energy-building foods for the lunch hamper like cheese and bread were gradually replaced with jellies, chocolates and fine wines for a gift hamper.

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Fruit Baskets with Chocolate

Our hamper selection

Whether it’s a selfless gesture to someone far away who needs it, or a cheer-up treat for a friend who’s had a hard time, hampers can now fit almost any occasion. They’re still used for saying thanks to hard-working employees, or just as a gesture to relatives on the other side of the world, as reminder that you’re thinking of them.

As for our hampers at iGift Fruit Hampers, they obviously reflect our love of all things fruit! With gifts like the Fruit Box Hampers, from Fruit Basket Gifts to Fruit Towers and Fruit Hampers with Chocolate, we like to think our hampers continue the historic tradition of making people smile.

You can also widen the appeal for any wine aficionados out there, with our Champagne and Wine Hampers including rich fruity reds, crisp chilled whites and a touch of fizz if you want to help someone celebrate. Chocolate liqueur hampers are available for real chocolate fans, and beer and whisky drinkers aren’t left out either, with our Special Alcohol hampers.

Though we’ve seen that hampers have a long and illustrious past as useful lunch packs, noble charity donations and seasonal gifts, the best part about modern hampers is that you can make your hamper say exactly what you want to say, with personalised special occasion bundles. Whether you have a son or daughter who’s passed their driving test, nailed important exams or even welcomed a new addition to the family, include a personalised card and you can congratulate them personally!

Christmas Hampers

A Christmas hamper is a traditional gift containing small nonperishable food items, particularly seasonal favorites such as fruitcake or plum pudding, chocolate, nuts, jams, biscuits, honey, smoked or dried meats, and cheese. Some hampers containing tea, coffee, or cocoa might also include a cup and saucer, often seasonally themed or personalized. Luxury hampers may also contain high-end items such as tins of caviar or small bottles of wine. A “fresh hamper” contains perishable items such as fruits, baked goods, or flowers. The tradition of the Christmas hamper may be intended as a special holiday meal for people who might otherwise have no memorable meal to mark the occasion, or for people such as students or shut-ins who are unable to join their families for Christmas.

In the US, the Christmas hamper is more usually called a gift basket and does not necessarily contain food items. Non-food gift baskets are frequently themed, such as baskets containing luxury bath items including scented soaps and towels, or beauty baskets with skincare products, perfumes, or lotions. These gift baskets are also popular for occasions other than Christmas.

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The Pudding Lady Fruit Gifts

 

Fruit Baskets a great gift choice to send instead of flowers

Why should you send fruit baskets instead of flowers?

No matter the special occasion, when people can’t think of a proper gift, they tend to send flowers. Flowers are indeed beautiful and they smell wonderful, but they also have some downsides. A flower bouquet will not last longer than a few days. It will eventually wither so the bouquet will no longer look so pretty and will definitely not smell so nice anymore. To sum up, you will probably spend a lot of money on a flower arrangement just to see it thrown away after a short while. So why not send something more thoughtful and more useful, like a fruit hamper? The person you will send it to will surely appreciate it more than a bunch of flowers. Besides, there will certainly be a lot of others sending enough of them. If you think about it, a gift basket of fruit looks like a bouquet of flowers in bloom. It is beautifully wrapped, colored and above all, healthy. If you want to make it even more interesting, you can also customize it by adding chocolate, a fine bottle of wine, some silk flowers that will last forever or a cute stuffed toy.

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Fruit Basket with Chocolate + Only Red Roses

Maybe you are wondering about the events on which you can send such a gift. The answer is simple: there is no event on which a fruit hamper would be a bad idea. You can send a baby hamper to a new mommy or for a baby shower. Imagine the look on her face when she sees that she finally received something more useful than the flowers she is already surrounded by. It will surely be a great idea as a birthday gift. If we are talking about a man, you can add a bottle of alcohol to the fruit basket, and if it is a woman, chocolate or silk flowers might do the trick. Sending fruits as a gift to someone who is in hospital is a much more inspired idea than a flower bouquet with a “Get well” card. Fruits can help them get back on their feet quicker while the flower perfume can make them nauseous or allergic.

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FLU BUSTER CITRUS FRUIT GIFT BASKET + 1KG EPSOM BATH SALTS

You can send a gift basket even if there is no special event to celebrate. It can be a way of showing your love and gratitude. On Valentine’s Day you can show a little love to your sweetheart and on Mother’s or Father’s Day, your sense of appreciation towards your parents. On funerals you can send your condolences, avoiding certain flowers that will only remind the family of their loss. The Holidays are also a perfect occasion to receive such gifts. You can order a Christmas hamper before going home to celebrate this special evening with your family. Another event, on which you cannot fail with a fruit basket gift, is when having a birthday “party” at the office. You are probably not so close with some coworkers, so instead of being the 25th of your colleagues offering flowers, just order a nice fruit hamper and watch them smile while you are handing it to them. Fruits can be delivered to your workplace without any occasion. It can just be a way of showing the company’s commitment to health and its employees.

If you have no idea where to buy a fruit basket in Australia, then here is a hint: visit iGift Fruit hampers. These guys have prepared for you the most beautiful hampers. You can choose one from the lists or you can customise it yourself. Besides, if you find it hard to decide, you can always contact them and ask for help on the live chat. Your gift fruit hamper will be packed with love so why not send a very “fruitful gift” and put a smile on someones face today.

Get Well Gifts – Gift Fruit Hampers + Fruit Baskets

Get Well Gifts – Gift Fruit Hampers + Fruit Baskets

  • The best way to say “Get well soon!” is with a delicious fresh fruit hamper gift

Every time someone cherished is in a hospital, we feel the need to send them a gift or offer them a gift when we are visiting. Most of us wonder about the right get well gift to send to a sick person or a person in hospital and more often than not send a flower bouquet gift. Flowers can be a good idea especially if your sick friend is a woman, but will she really enjoy that flower bouquet after the other six she has already received?

Try to be more original and thoughtful when sending a gift to a friend in hospital. Flowers are beautiful but not as enjoyable as a gift basket of fruit. The flowers will eventually die whereas a get well fruit gift can be enjoyed and the handmade wooden box can be put to good use afterwards so nothing is wasted.

Also, you can’t just send anything to someone who is in a hospital. Some hospitals have certain restrictions when it comes to hospital gifts and some hospitals now prohibit flower gifts. In our opinion, the best gift you can send to a patient is a get well fruit basket.

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Get Well Teddy – add to any Fruit Gift Hamper

Fruit gifts are also ideal gifts for men. Men can be very difficult to buy for so we offer get well gifts for men and men always appreciate edible gifts.

You can order your get well fruit gifts online and arrange for them to be delivered to the patients home, work place, hospital or nursing home. A fruit hamper can be customized so besides sending love and health in a basket, you can also add chocolate, silk flowers, red wine, white wine or champagne.

A hospital is not a very pleasant place to be in, so you can lift your friends, family member or colleague’s mood with a gift that they can enjoy and appreciate. The gift of fruit can do that and you will be giving the gift of health. Even the smell of the fruits can make someone feel better. There is no other hospital get well gift that can offer the benefits that a beautiful get well fruit gift hamper can offer.

Visit us at www.igiftFRUITHAMPERS.com.au and you will find the ideal get well fruit hamper + fruit basket gifts. The team at Fruitcorp Fruit Hampers is very friendly and can help you if you can’t decide on which hamper to purchase or send. They will have your gift delivered as quickly as possible so your recipient can enjoy a basket of fresh fruits.

A fruit hamper is the best way to say “Get well soon!” to someone you care about and what better way to give the gift of health!

Say “get well soon” with the gift of fruit!

Deliveries can be made to the following areas within Australia: Sydney, NSW and all over New South Wales, Melbourne, VIC and all over Victoria, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland, Canberra and the ACT. We are not able to deliver fruit gifts to Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania or the Northern Territory but can organize none fruit gifts for these areas.

Get Well Fruit Hampers
Get Well Fruit Hampers