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Gifting your partner, friend or work colleague a fruit hamper for their birthday or other important occasion is a fun and unique way to celebrate their special day. However, selecting the perfect fruit hamper can be tricky, especially if you’ve never gifted one before!

This article will reveal everything you need to know about choosing the perfect fruit basket, including answers to some of the most pressing fruit hamper-related questions, like what kind of fruit goes in a fruit basket, and can I eat some of my hamper before giving it to my friend?

What kind of fruit goes in a fruit basket?

Many different fruits can be put into a fruit basket, and our luxury fruit basket contains a variety of the best seasonal fruit perfect for any occasion. Some of the most popular (and well-received!) fruits to look out for when selecting your fruit hamper include:

  • Soft citrus fruits for a boost of colour
  • Apples for an all-round classic with a great shelf life
  • Pineapples for that added “punch”
  • Grapes and berries for a juicy sweet treat
  • Kiwi and mango for something a bit different
  • What should I put in a fruit basket?

There are a few different things to take into account when selecting the perfect fruit hamper for a loved one.

What fruits does your recipient enjoy eating?

Unsurprisingly, the most important factor to consider is what sort of fruits your recipient usually likes to eat. Do they opt for classic British varieties like apples and strawberries, or do they favour more tropical fruits like coconut and pineapple?

What’s the occasion for the fruit hamper?

Knowing what type of occasion you’re gifting your fruit hamper for will make a big difference in the fruit you select. For example, if you’re thinking of gifting a hamper for Christmas, you might lean towards one that has more festive-themed treats such as clementines, cranberries, and dates.

How many people are eating the fruit hamper?

Carefully choosing the most appropriate hamper size will ensure your recipient (or recipients!) can enjoy all of your gifted goodies. It’s also worth choosing fruits that have longer sell-by-dates, such as apples, oranges and lemons. That means your recipient can enjoy the gift for longer.

Fruit hampers are a unique and delicious way to celebrate a special occasion. Not only are they perfect for munching throughout the week, but they’re also an easy way to get your 5 A Day. At Zest & Berry, we work with experienced growers around the world to create fruit hampers full to the brim with the most succulent, juicy and irresistible fruit around!

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