OT: fruity anniversary gift suggestions

Old Nov 30, 10, 11:05 pm
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OT: fruity anniversary gift suggestions

This is rather OT, but I'm hoping that the eclectic taste of the BA board will provide another winner.

It's our 4th wedding anniversary coming up, and we decided a while ago to give each other traditional gifts (e.g. paper for one, cotton for two etc). For four it is 'fruit or flowers'. Since I'm the one that usually buys the flowers, my wife decided to take that on, and I have to get something fruit-themed.

My initial thought was to get a nice still-life with fruits, but I ended up buying some other (non-fruit) painting, which I'll have to give as a birthday gift or something...and that's depleted the budget somewhat. Then I remembered that there was this thread on FT, can't remember which board, from about 2-3 years ago about gourmet (dried) fruits. At the time, I remember thinking they sounded wonderful but rather pricey. Would be perfect for now, but I can't find it for the life of me. Tried posting on diningbuzz, but got no joy there.

So, any decent fruit-based ideas? Ideally US-based or easy to order into the US. Budget is flexible, but trying to keep it under $150. We don't drink, so alcohol-based suggestions are out.

Thanks!

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Old Dec 1, 10, 12:20 am
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You could try
http://www.harryanddavid.com
or
http://www.ediblearrangements.com

The latter is more displays/table arrangements but the former is gifts.
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How about a Durian fruit?
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How about a Durian fruit?
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So, any decent fruit-based ideas?
Two melons?
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Two melons?
As soon as I saw the word "fruity" I thought of two people and whilst the slightly older one is still under the duvet - here you are.

I am sure that any woman lucky enough to be your Strawberry Mousse would never need to peel her nectarine again!

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Take a leftfield approach to fruity and pop down to your nearest Ann Summers?
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As soon as I saw the word "fruity" I thought of two people and whilst the slightly older one is still under the duvet - here you are.
Actually the younger one (me) is still under the duvet today as well - off sick with a cold.

You could make any man go bananas for your pear of melons.
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Jo Malone makes some lovely fragrances based on fruit notes.
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Fortnum and Mason do some gorgeous glace fruits and pate de fruit, or how about a fruit tree?
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Old Dec 1, 10, 11:52 am
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If your wife is into Tiffany trinkets, they have some fruit based items, e.g. charms and bookmarks, for around your budget. I think they have a silver apple or a silver pineapple, at least.
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
Take a leftfield approach to fruity and pop down to your nearest Ann Summers?
Or you could plan a fruity weekend in Berlin and visit the Beate Uhse department store downtown for some fruity "trinkets".
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Jo Malone makes some lovely fragrances based on fruit notes.
I agree with that, I have been asked to buy some from the onboard duty free when flying as they are cheaper there/at World Duty Free than on the high street.
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Old Dec 1, 10, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by henners View Post
If you think these replies are unhelpful, just be grateful you didn't ask last year


Indeed...

Finally got round to checking this thread...and was surprised I'd got as many as 12 responses...but then again, I did ask for the BA board's unique input.

Thanks for the, ahem, suggestions.

With regards to choirgirl...that's the sort of thing I'm looking for, ideally in the US. I won't make it back to blighty before January (which is our anniversary date). Anyone have any pointers for really top end glace or dried fruits that ship easily in US?

And do keep 'em coming..

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