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Harry & David: 6 Sweet Gourmet Sympathy Gift Ideas + 10% Off Coupon

harry david logoCoupons for Sympathy Gifts at harryanddavid.com: Are you looking for the perfect way to cheer up someone you care about? There are a number of gourmet options to choose from, and you can get up to a 20% discount when you use a coupon:


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Gourmet Sympathy Gifts from Harry and David

Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a health diagnosis or losing a job, the grief process is difficult for everyone. It’s hard to watch your friends or loved ones going through tough times, and you want to get just the right thing that can make them smile again. But, how do you know what’s appropriate?

While finding the best gift is not an easy task at a difficult time, a gourmet sympathy gift makes for a great option. When people are grieving or struggling with complex situations, cooking and even the act of eating get overlooked.

Sending the gift of gourmet food reminds them that life, like fresh fruit and flowers, is beautiful but fleeting. (Unless you buy beef jerky, which lasts a really long time!) Read on for tips to buying the perfect gourmet sympathy gift and our top 6 picks.

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Tips for Choosing & Buying a Sympathy Gift

When someone has lost a loved one, their feelings are really magnified. The last thing you want to do is choose something inappropriate at such an important time. When buying a sympathy gift for a friend or loved one, here are a few things to consider:

Religious beliefs

Consider the person’s religion and what customs or norms are practiced after a death or during the grieving process. Some religions have specific beliefs about gifts or customs after the death of a loved one. If you are sending a sympathy gift to someone who practices a specific religion, (like their Kosher gifts) make sure that the gift honors those traditions. *Tip: One of those photo cakes featuring the face of the Prophet Muhammed is never in good taste. 

Circumstances

Take into account the cause of death, the significance of the relationship between you and your friend as well as your relationship with the deceased. Although a heart-shaped wreath or cake might be intended to mean “love,” it could have a negative connotation to someone who lost a loved one to a heart-attack.

Food allergies or restrictions

Before choosing a gourmet food basket, find out if there are any food restrictions within the family that may determine your gift choice. For example, if someone in the family doesn’t eat gluten, they’ll appreciate that you thought of them and got a gluten-free food basket.

6 Gourmet Sympathy Gift Ideas from Harry and David (Always Use a Coupon Code!)

It’s never easy to send a gourmet sympathy gift, and that’s why we’re sharing the best to cheer your friend or loved one. Now that you know what to think about when you’re looking for the perfect gourmet sympathy gift basket, here are a few of our favorite options:


1. Sympathy Brunch Gift Set

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This easy-to-prepare, comforting brunch gift set is especially handy during a difficult time. The set comes with cinnamon swirl English muffins, apple butter preserves, comforting Earl Grey Tea and coffee.


2. Hummingbird Cake: Harry & David

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Anyone going through a tough time would likely be delighted at the sight of a beautifully frosted hummingbird cake. Made with banana, pineapple, pecans and cinnamon, this moist, two-layer cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans.


3. Sympathy Dried Fruit Tray

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This tray offers an assortment of premium dried and candied fruit on a reusable wooden tray. A hand-tied ribbon expressing sympathy gives a heartfelt reminder that you’re thinking of them.


4. Sympathy Ice Cream Assortment

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Food is a common gift for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one, but ice cream takes it to a whole new level. The Sympathy Ice Cream Assortmant comes with pints displaying supportive messages, like “Pint of Compassion” and “Tub of Hugs.” For an even more decadent gourmet sympathy gift idea, also consider Harry and David’s Cheesecake Factory gifts.


5. Sympathy Truffles from Harry and David

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Elegant truffles are a sweet gourmet sympathy gift. Your friend will love the delicious flavors of almond, coffee, raspberry, milke chocolate and dark chocolate.


6. Sympathy Royal Riviera Pears

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These buttery-smooth pears are sure to sweeten up a difficult time. Send your friend a box of luscious pears to let them know you’re thoughts are with them. There are a number of great recipes for Harry and David pears out there that you can include as well.

Plus, their pears are almost always included in their fruit of the month clubs for a gift that lasts several months or more.


Sympathy gifts are never the easiest to pick out. Harry & David make it easy for you to show how much you care with a gourmet sympathy gift. Get your sympathy basket with us and take advantage of our coupons and free-shipping offers!

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Fruit of the Month Club: Harry & David Coupon

harry david logoFruit of the Month Clubs from Harry and David: Usually, a one time gift like a fruit basket or box of pears is enough of a special gift to send a loved one or friend. For those extra-special gifts that keep on giving, consider Harry & David’s Fruit of the Month Clubs; a popular gift idea since 1936!


Fruit of the Month Clubs Coupons: Get a 10% Discount or More

These types of gifts are certainly considered a top tier gift, so they aren’t ever cheap. Even though the clubs of longer durations work out to be a better deal, they can put a dent in your pocketbook compared to just sending a box of pears. Click below, and always look for their seasonal 10% off coupon code. (above)

Mmm… that fruit looks fresh and tasty! As you can guess, the gist of the club is that fresh, seasonal fruit is sent once each month for as few as three months to the home or business of your choice. They have more than just fruit in these clubs, too. Here’s an overview:

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Popular Fruit Clubs: Harry & David

  • Fruit Only Clubs: Signature, and Signature Light: Their most popular offerings include fresh seasonal fruit delivered each month; guaranteed to be in perfect condition. Favorites include pears, peaches, mangoes, and cherries.
  • Favorites Clubs: In these, they add custom favorite hand-picked gift baskets and treats like Moose Munch as well as their most popular pears and fruits. A favorite of mine is the pears and cheese 3 month selection
  • Fruit & Cheese Club – Great for those who love gourmet entertaining, this club pairs fresh fruit and artisan cheese.
  • Fruit Medley Clubs – Two or more seasonal varieties of hand selected fruit each month.
  • Organic Fruit Club – All organic fruit exceeds USDA organic regulations
  • Monthly Flowers / Orchid Clubs: I bet you didn’t know that Harry & David sells flowers and plants! With this option you get pre-planted bulbs that will grow stunning plants and flowers. Interested in just flowers?
  • Harry & David Wine Clubs – Click for today’s coupons and get a 10% discount or more!
  • Valentine’s Day Tower Fruit Clubs – 6 month club starting in February with their famous Valentine’s Day Tower of Treats, then 5 more months of gourmet fruit like pears, strawberries, and cherries.

Fruit of the Month Clubs from Harry & David – A Great Monthly Gift Club Idea; Don’t Forget the Coupon!

While Harry & David sends popular fruits like their pears and peaches directly from Southern Oregon, they obviously can’t do so with fruit like mangoes and pineapples. So, they’ve partnered with a network of growers around North America to harvest the freshest tropical fruit at the peak of freshness, sent in-season as part of the Fruit of the Month Clubs.

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Harry & David Wine Coupons: Up to 20% Off or Free Shipping

harry david logoCoupons for Harry & David Wine Gifts: Whoever said “Sometimes wine is just necessary” is so right. A delicious meal comes together with a great vintage and good times are shared amongst friends.

Now it’s easier than ever to send a bottle of wine with the help of HarryandDavid.com – especially one crafted from their own brand. They have a number of great gourmet gifts and monthly clubs that include wine, including the ones below. Use a coupon code for up to a 20% discount or free shipping:


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Wine & Wine Baskets from Harry & David

harry david red wine bottleNestled in the foothills of Medford, Oregon it only seems fitting that Harry & David expand their orchards to produce wine grapes. And so they did, launching 9 wines in November 2012. Today their line-up includes 7 reds and 5 whites, using grapes grown and crushed on their property. They’ve enlisted winemaker Linda Donovan, to oversee and create their collection. The result? A full line-up of great wine from a great company.

For your convenience, Harry & David have created gift wine baskets that include one of their craft wines. There are a number of Kosher gift baskets available for Hanukkah or other Jewish holidays as well.

Specifically paired to complement the gourmet food they offer, Harry & David have taken the guess work out of the question “what wine goes with what?” for you.

For example, check out their Dessert Wine and Truffles Gift basket. What a fun way to end a meal? Pairing delicious handmade truffles from their candy kitchen with their Beeson wine (a Tempranillo varietal), is a flavor marriage from heaven. (Adding wine to one of their fruit of the month clubs is a decadent gourmet gift idea!)

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Harry & David Wine & Cheese or Wine Clubs

Why not add a little class to your Harry & David gift by selecting one of their bottles to go with it? Most of their gift baskets can be upgraded by selecting a bottle of suggested wine. At their modest price, this addition is sure to be a hit. Simply click the “wine” button on your basket of choice and a list of perfectly pair-able wines appears for your choosing.

But in case you’re still not sure which wine would be best, here’s a little wine education summarized from foodandwine.com. Study the pairings and impress even the snootiest wine connoisseur.

  1. Unoaked White (like Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino & Vermentino) generally pairs well with most fish from the flakiest white to the oiliest red.
  2. Try Reislings with ethinic spicy foods. Their dry sweetness won’t add extra heat and may off-set the spices.
  3. Got beef? There’s nothing like a deep Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir (especially for your bison) A bottle of red sounds great right now with some Moose Munch popcorn. Mmmm…
  4. Match your drink with the sauce. If you’re making a white wine sauce to go with the chicken or turkey, the wine should also be a similar white. Likewise if making a zesty red wine sauce with pork, choose a light red.
  5. Click for more great food & wine pairings

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Use a Coupon for a 10% Discount or More on Harry and David Wine Gifts

In my opinion, one could say wine is slightly like art. Great taste is in the mouth of the drinker. Personally, blends have caught my taste buds recently. Worth noting are Harry & David’s Ross Lane Red Blend (best to begin a meal paired with pates and baked brie) and their Royal Crest Red (beautifully paired with red meats, oranges, and cheese). I’ll leave you with one my favorite wine quotes:

“I cook with wine. And I sometimes even add it to the food.” – Ha, ha. True.

It’s also true that,“a penny saved is a penny earned,” so don’t forget to use one of our featured promo codes before placing your order!

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Harry & David: Halloween Gift Ideas & Coupons

logo harry david squareHarry and David Halloween Sale: So, after over 30 years of exposure to Halloween marketing, I’ve developed an almost irresistible urge to join the rest of society in using the word “spooktacular” this October.

There has to be another alternative, like “zombie-licious” or “skull-tastic” that I can use? No? Anyway, there are some really fun gifts for Halloween and Autumn at Harry and David, and you can use one of our featured coupons for up to an extra 10% discount or free shipping.


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Send Halloween Cupcakes, Cookies, or Cakepops

Now that I think of it, you have to tread lightly around the whole “zombie” thing when you are selling gourmet food, I guess. Even though zombies are trendy, thoughts of the “un-dead” probably don’t make your mouth water? (By the way, did you know that the origin of Halloween dates back over 2000 years? Let’s just say cake pops are a relatively new addition.) Anyway, just a few highlights of fun things to get from harryanddavid.com in October:

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Halloween Gift Ideas from Harry & David

Crooked House tower: The classic and less expensive version is the most popular, but they also have a “deluxe” version that comes with pears. You can even personalize it with a name! (see above)

Halloween Pear Gift Box: This is your standard box of 6 pears in Halloween packaging. This is good when you want to send something to another business, or friend who doesn’t appreciate skeletons and witches (see left)

Pumpkin cheesecake: Mmmm… goes great with coffee on a chilly Autumn night. They also have a Halloween cheescake with a chocolate spider web on top.

My Phantom Manor Gingerbread House – Cool (ghoul?) gingerbread house in the shape of an old haunted house. (see above)

Chocolate-dipped caramel apples: 4 different tasty apples dipped in gourmet caramel and chocolate; some with nuts. These are a little pricey, so not recommended for everyone.

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Check them all out at their Halloween sale!

I Highly Recommend Cake Pops on Halloween; The Kids Just Love Them

Can you still give away baked goods on Halloween? Actually, I guess not, except to friends and family, or you might be suspected of being a weird Halloween serial killer, or something.

Note that I wouldn’t recommend some of their gifts, like the “Halloween Krispy Pops;” 3 frosted pops with a gooey center that cost almost $20! Also, if you are buying apples for yourself, consider getting Honey Crisp apples at your grocery store instead. You’ll save a few bones! (Woo-hoo, ha, ha!)