Some say it’s a Hallmark holiday, others adore the day like a fuzzy puppy. However you see it, Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love but it wasn’t until 18th century England that it evolved into the day when lovers presented each other with flowers, candy, and greeting cards. Thank God for the 18th century and thank you, Harry & David, for giving us even more reasons to celebrate the day in a delicious way.
The gift of Harry & David isn’t just given, it’s presented. Even if it’s being sent in the mail, it’s carefully packaged and sealed with bow. But the lucky recipient knows they’re getting quality and delicious treats as soon as they see the name Harry & David; there are very few people who aren’t familiar with that name.
Harry & David has been ideal for gift giving for almost 80 years. They’re one of America’s leading gourmet gift giving experts with their handpicked fresh fruit – including their signature pears – handpacked gift baskets and homemade treats. Harry & David were actually brothers – real people! – who inherited the family orchard business; a business that their father made successful after trading his luxurious hotel for 240 prime acres.
Their Royal Riviera® pears continue to be the signature inclusion in their gift baskets and they’re certainly a favorite in this household. Their products include fruit and gift baskets, wine, fruit and cheese gifts, chocolate and chocolate dipped fruit and gifts, fresh cut flowers and their Moose Munch Popcorn. Their products are ideal for Valentine’s Day, Easter, birthdays, Christmas, and they even have a President’s Day sale with 50% off select items. Really, there isn’t a single holiday I can think of in which I would not want to include Harry & David.
I’m quite in love with their Chocolate Cherries. They’re Bing cherries covered in chocolate with a sweet candy coating. Decadence. And, like their pears, they’re handpicked, put through a delicate drying process and taste fresh off the tree. I mean, you know, if cherries came of the tree covered in chocolate. I wonder if their orchard is looking into that.