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Gift to send client besides edible arrangements.

mch Dec 21, 2009 12:54 PM

I need to send a client/colleague a gift, hopefully Wednesday the latest. Originally I wanted to send a gift certificate for lunch delivery but don't know where to even start with that. There are only 3 or so people in the office. Normally we send Edible Arrangements but I want to do something different this year. I looked into baskets from Dean & Deluca as well as from Chelsea Market. Any suggestions? Perhaps some sort of fruit/nut mix or other ideas. Thanks.

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    cheesecake17 RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 01:02 PM

    What about cupcakes or cookies? Crumbs delivers and so does Zaro's.

    1. danna RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 01:08 PM

      OH God! No more sugar!!! I'm cross eyed from the all the cookies and chocolates in our office. Cheese from D&D sounds like heaven to me. Or citrus from south florida or texas!

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        pbjluver RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 01:11 PM

        I sent great gifts from Stew Leonards

        Check out
        Stuffed Artisan Cannolis
        on the Lower East Side
        delicious mini's...many fillings to chose from

        1. goodhealthgourmet RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 01:25 PM

          Zabar's does great gift baskets, or if it doesn't necessarily have to be from someplace local, Zingerman's is excellent: http://www.zingermans.com/

          you might also consider an assortment of specialty teas & coffees as an alternative to food.

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            kathryn RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 01:38 PM

            I've done baskets from Russ & Daughters as well as Barney Greengrass, and those have always gone over well, but they are pricey.

            Sugar Sweet Sunshine and Butter Lane both deliver cupcakes, if that's your thing.

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              pbjluver RE: kathryn Dec 21, 2009 02:59 PM

              Fat Witch Bakery - great "baby" brownies individually wrapped, many flavors

              Store located in Chelsea Market


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              JMJD RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 03:18 PM

              Jacques Torres has some lovely baskets/arrangements -- I've also found their service to be much better than D&D in the past.

              1. smokeandapancake RE: mch Dec 21, 2009 03:21 PM

                Manhattan fruitier is INCREDIBLE

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                  mr_seabass RE: smokeandapancake Dec 21, 2009 04:26 PM

                  I'll second Manhattan Fruitier. I've used them this year for 4 or 5 gifts and everyone has been really wowed.

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