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Dec 18, 2007 07:07 AM

Need to send a fruit basket!

Hi - I know this isn't a typical Chowhound question, and I apologize, but I need to send a fruit basket to a coworker who just had hip surgery. Any suggestions? She lives in Boston. Thanks, everyone!

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  1. Here's a link to Winston's Flowers, one of Boston's nicest florists. They have wonderful gift baskets.

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    1. re: Gio

      Have you thought of a different type of basket from Cookies by Miss Jackie? On Salem St. in Malden diagonally across from the Salemwood Cafe. She does notable decorative baskets. Merry

    2. I have to say that a colleague at my work received a fruit basket from edible arrangements I was suprised how fresh the fruit was, and how great it tasted. It's something a bit different, too.

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      1. re: chowciao

        we were also pleased with edible arrangements as were the people who received them. Surprisingly fresh and ripe fruit in late fall.winter was a nice surprise. range is $30-100 before delivery ($15).

        1. re: gourmaniac

          3rd for edible- they are local too, not Fed Exed in from the midwest or where ever Harry and David's comes from

        1. re: MaineRed

          Sadly, we just received a fruit basket at work as a gift from Pemberton, and it was bad--sad assortment of very ordinary fruit (apples, pears, oranges, a grapefruit), several oranges were rotten, very ordinary old-lady typical fruit basket candy. The display was nothing special either, and in fact weirdly complicated to take apart with the fruit stacked unnecessarily high on top of more paper than I've ever seen in a fruit basket. Very disappointing. I do like their in-store produce.

          I was skeptical but other friends have loved the Edible Arrangements baskets.

          1. re: sifsw

            oh, that is sad :(

            Edible arrangements are good, but don't send it to one person, or someone in the hospital -- it is huge and the one time I got it ended up freezing most of it for smoothies...

        2. i'm throwing in my vote for Edible Arrangements...really good and super fresh!

          1. The pears at Harry and David are always juicy and delicious!

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            1. re: sruperto

              i gave my sister edible arrangement when she twisted her ankle once, but it wouldn't fit it her fridge, so you might wanna keep that in mind

              i think harry and david have the BEST BEST fruits ever. esp the pears. go to their website or they have a store @ wrentham outlet