St. Patrick’s Day joins the roster of holiday celebrations in which fresh fruit baskets make for great gift ideas. Out of the most recognized brand names in fruit baskets, Harry and David is the only company featuring fruit and edible gift baskets for St Patrick’s Day. They offer gift baskets designed specifically for St. Patrick’s Day which range in price from $19.95 – $79.95.
Among the fruit company’s 14 St. Patrick gift basket ideas, FruitBouquet.org found a number of fruit gifts under $40 including a St Patricks Day Gift Basket of golden pears and dark chocolate mini mints and their Roxy Ann Gift Basket Delight with pears, apples, cheese, nuts and crackers. For an assortment of fruit as well as sweet and savory treats, Harry and David’s newest St. Patrick’s Day gift box includes gold foil wrapped, Royal Riviera® Pears, Moose Munch® Popcorn, and fine chocolate.
St. Patrick’s Day trivia:
- March 17, the anniversary of the death of Saint Patrick, is a day traditionally set aside to commemorate one of the most well known patron saints of Ireland and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today it is also a day to celebrate Irish culture.
- Saint Patrick was born in the fourth century in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16.
- While historians do not have any concrete evidence pertaining to Saint Patrick’s accomplishments in Ireland, one legend has been found to be a myth. The tale that St. Patrick ran serpents and snakes out of Ireland is unfounded since there is no evidence that snakes were thriving in Ireland between 432 and 460 A.D.
Did you know? Literary accounts suggest that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to demonstrate the Christian teaching of the Trinity. The three leaves embody the triune deity.
There are not any written rules pertaining to shopping for an edible gift basket for St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, if a pre-made fruit gift isn’t in the budget, then thrifty consumers can create their own gift basket filled with edible green fruit. Or consider creating some other fun fruit creation like these:
To go with your fruit, you might consider trying this St. Patty’s Day Fruit Dip.