Archive for November, 2011
As Thanksgiving Day turkey starts to make its way into soups and sandwiches, we turn our attention to the upcoming holidays and holiday shopping lists. And whether you’re finishing up the last of your list, or realizing you should probably start making one, The Fruit Company has some Cyber Monday gift giving ideas to get you on your way. Our Cyber Monday deals promise to be some of the best of the year, so make sure you don’t miss out on the savings.
Every two hours, we’ll be releasing a new deal so make sure to visit The Fruit Company early and often!
30% off Snowman’s Delight (6AM-12PM)
Every holiday season we offer up hand-crafted towers, baskets and HarvestClubs overflowing with fresh, seasonal fruit. And every year our Snowman’s Delight emerges as a holiday favorite. This mahogany bamboo basket comes packed with apples, pears, chocolate covered cherries, milk chocolate covered toffee almonds, a snowman cookie and more. Give the gift of holiday cheer this year with one of our holiday favorites.
Most Impressive Tower
30% off Mountain of Gifts (8PM-2PM)
There are gifts that leave a lasting impression and then there’s the Mountain of Gifts. Packed to the brim with 8 Comice pears, 5 apples, 4 navel oranges, 2 types of fruit preserves, milk chocolate covered almonds and cherries, 6 mint truffle creams, a dried fruit medley, wild sockeye smoked salmon, honey wheat crackers, summer sausage and roasted garlic cheese, the Mountain of Gifts offers an extravagant and exciting gift idea for someone special in your life.
Best Eating Pear
30% off Comice Pears (10PM-4PM)
Before The Fruit Company branched out to baskets and towers, it began as a single orchard, growing Comice pears in the fertile Hood River Valley. With rich volcanic soils and abundant precipitation, The Fruit Company and its orchards have produced the finest Comice pears in the nation for over 69 years. We’re convinced there’s no better tasting pear than the Comice, especially around this time of year. Try some for yourself with this Cyber Monday special.
Best New Gift
30% off Chocolate Deluxe Tower (12PM-6PM)
Every Christmas Eve, there’s always that one present that catches your attention. You shake it and weigh it in your hands because you’re just so excited about it. That’s how we feel about our new Chocolate Deluxe Tower. So in the end, we decided to just go ahead and release it this Cyber Monday with a 30% discount. This brand new Tower features chocolate dipped dried Comice slices, a variety of gourmet chocolate bars, and a selection of everyone’s favorite chocolate covered treats.
Most Fruit For Your Money
40% off Festival of Fruit (2PM-8PM)
The holidays are a time for celebrating the finer things in life, and for us, there’s nothing finer than spending time with loved ones. That’s why we’ve chosen to highlight our Festival of Fruit Basket, which provides enough apples, pears, and pineapple for the entire holiday season.
Best Deal Of The Season
50% off Northwest Gourmet Fruit Basket (4PM-12AM)
For the absolute best deal this holiday season, look no further than our Northwest Gourmet Fruit Basket at 50% off. Celebrating the Northwest and all of it’s bounty, the Northwest Gourmet provides a mix of some of the finest specialty items the Northwest has to offer: Chocolate covered treats, Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, Tomato & Basil Cheese, Honey Wheat Crackers and the finest fruit of the season. You won’t find a better deal all year.
This Black Friday promises to be one of most exciting and exhausting shopping days of the year. It also marks one of the first opportunities to take a good chunk out of your Holiday shopping list. Here at The Fruit Company, we’ve come up with a list of gift ideas for those not-so-easy to shop for people on your list. We wish you luck.
Best Office Gift
Shopping for colleagues can be frustrating. Despite spending most of our days working alongside them, finding an appropriate and appreciated gift can seem an impossible task. That’s where our HarvestClub Americana comes in. Send your coworkers, bosses and office in general the gift that keeps on giving with our HarvestClub Americana featuring the most delicious and seasonal fruit each month has to offer. What better way to show appreciation for your colleagues than with month after month of delicious reminders. Choose between 3, 6, and 12 months of fruit.
Best Family Gift
Finding a gift for one person can be tough, but finding a gift that a whole family can enjoy? Well, let’s just agree that it’s an overwhelming experience. But be not overwhelmed! Our Grand Holiday Tower is the perfect gift for families, regardless of size and taste. With 9 boxes of fruit, nuts, and goodies, this tower has a little something for everyone. And by a little something, we mean an overwhelming array (overwhelming in a good way) of Comice, Bosc and Seckel pears, mixed nuts, chocolate truffles, and chocolate covered Bing cherries and blueberries.
Best Value Gift
If you’re like us, there’s always one person on your list that you really want to surprise with something extra special. This year, leave a lasting impression with our HarvestClub Deluxe. Our HarvestClub Deluxe begins with one of three elegant and overflowing fruit baskets and is followed up with fresh fruit delivered each month. The fruit basket alone is destined to bring a smile to your recipient’s face, and with bountiful fruit delivered month after month, you can rest assured that smile isn’t going anywhere.
Best Gift for Two
If everything is better in pairs, then make sure you send a gift that can be enjoyed by two. Our Holiday Tower is the perfect gift for grandparents, parents, couples, twins, you name it. The Holiday Tower is five elegant boxes of Fuji apples, Comice pears, Bosc Pears, chocolate-covered Bing cherries, mixed nuts, and chocolate truffles. It’s the perfect gift to be shared by two as there’s enough to go around.
The Best Gift to Kick Start the Holidays
Here at The Fruit Company, we like to believe we’re sending out more than just baskets of fruit. We’re sending well-wishes, love, appreciation, condolences, and during the holidays, a touch of holiday cheer. Sometimes all your loved ones need is that one gift to get them in the spirit of the season. We think our Winter Delights Tower is the perfect gift to tip the scales with its bounty of fresh fruit, gourmet cheese, nuts, and chocolate covered blueberries. Tis the season to be jolly, after all.
On Thanksgiving day, after the Turkey’s been gobbled and the mountains of leftovers packed away in the fridge, it slowly starts to kick in. No, we’re not talking about tryptophan from the Turkey, but rather that first little burst of Holiday shopping adrenaline: Black Friday is hours away.
And as you prepare to brave the November chill in various layers of coats, jackets and blankets, we thought we might provide a little insight into the question every Black Friday shopper asks themselves as lines stretch down the block, and the cold starts to penetrate their 27 layers of wool, cotton and gabardine: “How did I get here?”
The history of Black Friday actually begins on a Thursday and with a parade. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, created in 1924, has long been ushering in the Holiday shopping season, and of course, that season begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Jump to 1939, when Franklin D. Roosevelt–32nd President of the United States–moves Thanksgiving back a week to give retailers more time to peddle their wares. Roosevelt’s plan caused quite a stir as he announced the change in October. Many celebrated the Holiday in its original time spot that year and mocked Roosevelt’s Holiday as “Franksgiving”—it wouldn’t be until years later that the date stuck. In retrospect, we can’t help but wonder if Roosevelt knew what he was doing all along, because a year in which two Thanksgivings are enjoyed sounds like the opposite of a mistake to us.
Fast forward to Philadelphia in the mid 1960’s, where local law enforcement dubs the Friday after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” as thousands of football fans pour into the city to watch the Army-Navy game on Saturday. While causing dread and over-time for cops, local shop owners see their profits soar from the influx of sports fans.
It wasn’t until the mid-1980’s that the story of businesses getting out of the red and into the black financially, started to make the rounds. Savvy marketing professionals rewrote the story of Black Friday, removing the negative connotations from Philadelphia and instead making it about stores offering bargains and seeing profits for the first time all year.
Today, Black Friday acts as the busiest shopping day of the year, and the only day in which some people are willing to get up before six. The mythology of Black Friday continues to grow each year as the deals become extravagant and the crowds become more and more… well, crowded.
But if you’re not into that kind of thing, the long lines, the large crowds, the early mornings and the cold temperatures, then The Fruit Company is your destination for Black Friday deals.
This year, we’ve set aside two deals worth camping out for:
For Black Friday only, take advantage of great savings on three of our popular Holiday Towers.
The Grand Holiday Tower offers 9 boxes of fruit, nuts, and decadent delights sure to bring the holiday cheer. At $89.95 (originally $119.95), the Grand Holiday Tower makes an excellent gift for large families, co-workers and people who would appreciate 9 boxes of fruit, nuts and treats (read: everybody).
Or if you’re looking for something smaller, perhaps with Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon and a plethora of fruits and nuts that would make mother nature blush, take a look at our Classic Plaid Tower at $59.95 (originally $79.95).
And for the last of our Holiday Tower deals, but certainly not the least of our Holiday Tower deals, feast your eyes on our 5 piece Holiday Tower featuring Fuji apples, Comice and Bosc pears, chocolate-covered bing cherries, chocolate truffles and mixed nuts. At $39.95 (originally $49.95) the Holiday Tower offers delicious fruit and treats in an absolutely stunning package.
10% Off HarvestClubs plus Free Shipping:
Receive 10% off all our HarvestClubs and we’ll throw in free shipping this Black Friday. Each of our four HarvestClubs provide month after month of fresh, seasonal fruit delivered to your door. But it doesn’t have to be your door; the Holiday season is about giving after all and there’s no finer gift than our HarvestClubs. Choose between our Americana, Organic, Exotica and Deluxe Clubs and send the gift that keeps on giving this Holiday season.
Regardless of how you spend your time this Thanksgiving/Black Friday, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and family-filled Holiday season.No comments