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By Amelie Dube
Do you need a quick, simple but heartwarming gift urgently? Don’t worry, because we’ve got a list today that just might help you out.
Fruit baskets are an excellent gift choice, even though they may seem simple. To give you the top options out there, we’ve curated a list of companies that provide the best fruit baskets in Edmonton today.
But before we dive into our list, let’s talk cost first.
How Much Do Fruit Baskets Cost in Edmonton?
Fruit baskets can range in price, depending on what fruits are included in the package. Generally, the average price of a fruit basket is between $50 to $80.
Since some fruits are seasonal, you can also expect prices to fluctuate if the need to substitute items arises. If you want a particular fruit to be included in your basket, you should find out when the peak season for harvesting them is.
Fruit baskets can also include other edible items or snacks, although cheese, wine and chocolate are the usual additions.
To give you a better idea of what options are out there, we’ve rounded up some of our chosen companies’ most affordable and most expensive options to give you a clearer idea of what to expect in terms of cost.
|Edible Arrangements||Growing Daisy Expression||Cantaloupe, Wedges, Daisy Shaped Pineapple, Honeydew Wedges, Strawberries||$29.99|
|Incredible Edible – Chocolate Spectacular||Fresh fruits, chocolate-dipped fruits||$2,399.99|
|Bloomex||European Sampler Basket||10 pieces of seasonal fruit||$34.99|
|Super Deluxe Fruit Basket||24 pieces of seasonal fruits, nuts, cherries||$109.99 (Regular) $124.99 (Deluxe) $134.99 (Supersize)|
|Gift it Up||Fresh Fruit||Fruits, gourmet popcorn, pretzel crisps||$79.00|
|Soothing Touch||Fruits, assorted sweets and nuts, assorted snacks, sparkling water||$225.00|
The Best Fruit Baskets in Edmonton
Now that you know how much fruit baskets might cost, it’s time to take a look at our top picks for the best fruit baskets in Edmonton.
1. Edible Arrangements
|SERVICES||Fresh Fruit Arrangements, Chocolate Covered Fruit Boxe, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Edible Donuts Edible Collections, Edible Your Way, Party Platters, Game Day Celebrations, Strawberry Desserts, Balloons, Cookies, Cheesecakes, Gift Boxes|
|ADDRESS||South Park Centre|
3836 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 7A9
The Mayfair on Jasper
10819 Jasper Ave Suite 2, Edmonton, AB T5J 5G9
15831 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5X 0C7
|CONTACT DETAILS||South Park Centre: (780) 462-6767|
The Mayfair on Jasper: (780) 429-2901
Namao Centre: (780) 457-5703
|OPERATING HOURS||South Park Centre|
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
The Mayfair on Jasper
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Edible Arrangements specializes in creating special fruit creations that have been artfully crafted and arranged like a bouquet. Their fresh fruit basket arrangements can be made even better by ordering them covered in gourmet chocolate too!
Should you want to go all out, the Incredible Edible – Chocolate Spectacular is a 3-foot tall arrangement that can serve up to 200 people! If you’re wondering how this is delivered to you, it isn’t – Edible Arrangements will create it at your venue to ensure its freshness.
This, and the other Chocolate Spectacular variants need at least a 48-hour advance notice, which is understandable. It features chocolate-dipped apple wedges, white chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a variety of fresh fruits in season.
This awe-inspiring arrangement is quite expensive, priced at $2,399.99 at the time of writing. Don’t worry though, Edible Arrangements have plenty of other fruit basket options to appease almost everyone’s budget and tastes.
You can get a Growing Daisy Expression at $29.99 as a simple gift for a colleague or a friend. It features a daisy-shaped pineapple, cantaloupe wedges, and other seasonal fruits.
Likewise, you can choose the mid-priced Salted Caramel Fall Daisy that comes in two sizes starting at $54.99. It features pineapple leaves, orange slices, salted caramel apple wedges, and more.
With over 50 different fruit bouquet baskets to choose from, they offer same-day delivery for a majority of their products. They even have items solely for special occasions and you can request special add-ons such as balloons and even teddy bears for a personal touch.
They have three branches in Edmonton, which provides you with options as to locations if a particular store can’t fulfill your order. If you visit a branch, you can also get free samples to help pick out your fresh fruit gourmet basket.
Edible Arrangements specializes in fruit bouquet and basket arrangements. Their customers, like Ana Ligia Malavazi, agree that it makes a special gift as she shares:
“As always Edible Arrangements exceeds the expectations! Beautiful, fresh and delicious strawberry arrangement ordered for delivery on Dec 31. My friend just loved it. Thank You!!”
Another customer, Tarra Scott, adds her thoughts:
“What an amazing surprise for my son!! The gift was unique, delicious and big enough to share with his friends! Thank you for helping me send a fantastic birthday gift to my son. Great job!!”
|SERVICES||Fruit Baskets, Gift Baskets, Special Collection Gift Baskets, Lindt, Chocolate Gift Baskets, Holiday Gift Baskets, Coffee and Tea Baskets, Luxury Gift Boxes, Corporate Gift Baskets, Holiday Tradition Collection, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Sweets Gift Baskets, Cheese Gift Baskets, Snack Gift Baskets, Beer and Wine Baskets, Elegance Gift Basket Collection|
|ADDRESS||6067 88 Street Edmonton, AB, T6E5T4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Toll Free: 1-888-912-5666 |
Phone: (780) 628-4727
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm |
Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Bloomex began as a small flower store in Toronto in 1999 and expanded its services to include gifts in 2005. Today, their mission remains the same and is relatively simple: to offer Canadians affordable gifts of high quality.
With 17 varieties of gift baskets to choose from, we like that they are all relatively affordable, ranging from $39.99 to $134.99.
Their premium offering is the Super Deluxe Fruit Basket, which includes 24 pieces of fruits in season along with nuts and preserved cherries. It comes in three sizes and can include pears, peaches, plums, or mango, just to name a few options.
Other fruit combination baskets include cheese, wine, chocolate, and flowers. You can also add an “Extra Touch” for an extra fee, such as balloons, teddy bears, greeting cards, or deluxe packaging.
Bloomex also offers a unique corporate account membership if you regularly send gift baskets or flowers. Benefits include a 20% discount for all your employees and a dedicated corporate account manager you can contact for your concerns or orders.
The other benefit of a corporate account is that you can customize your own fruit basket, which isn’t offered for regular customers. You can supplement these with corporate giveaways as well.
Moreover, Bloomex has a loyalty program for all customers, into which you are automatically enrolled when you make a purchase. Each time you order, you’ll be credited with 2.5% worth of Bloomex Bucks based on your final checkout price.
Bloomex is popular with corporations because of the special discounts and the turnaround time for rush orders.
Sarah de Joybert, the Marketing Director or Vichy Laboratories L’Oreal Canada, is one such client, and shares her experience:
“We have been getting calls, emails and faxes all day from stores that have received their bouquets. It was definitely a very unexpected delivery, and thus so much more appreciated. I heard many comments on how beautiful the flowers were as well as the presentation of them. So MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Thanks so much for working with me on this. It was tight, delicate and extremely well executed.”
Jennifer Chang, the Corporate Programs Coordinator of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, also works with Bloomex to handle gift baskets. She writes:
“Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to recognize Bloomex as a Silver Ribbon Partner. Bloomex generously supports CBCF through the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Holiday and Mother’s Day campaigns. Bloomex also provides CBCF with beautiful flowers and gift baskets for its many volunteers, supporters, Run Directors and special events. CBCF is pleased with the prompt service and variety of products from Bloomex, and wishes to extend a sincere thank you for funds raised to date, by Bloomex and its loyal customers across Canada.”
3. Gift it Up!
|SERVICES||Fruit Baskets, Baby & Kids, Birthday, Holidays, Special Occasions, Corporate, Get Well, Gifts for Her, Gifts for him, Hostess, Housewarming, Liquor, Retirement, Sympathy, Thank You, Valentine’s Day, Wedding / Anniversary, Custom Gift Baskets|
|ADDRESS||4707 – 92 Avenue NW7, Edmonton, AB T6B 2J4, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 953-0922|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm|
Gift it Up Inc. is a homegrown Edmonton company that provides custom-made gift baskets to the residents of the area. Officially founded in 2017 but with over 10 years of experience in the craft, they source only the finest ingredients for their products.
If you’d like to support a small start-up, this company is a great place to start. Every order is literally made-to-order, so you can rest assured of the product’s freshness.
While they have over 70 different premade themed gift baskets to choose from, there are only 6 themed fruit basket options available. We would have preferred to have seen more variety for fruit baskets offered, but it does help narrow down your choices fairly well.
We like their premium option, aptly named “Soothing Touch” because it comes with a variety of non-fruit snacks such as artisan bread cookies, salmon pate, and cheese, just to name a few. It even has locally made products such as Albertan tortilla chips, wine jelly, and beef jerky.
If you want a simpler option, the “Fresh Fruit” basket contains a basic assortment of fruit but includes gourmet popcorn and pretzel crisps. This is laid out in a 12″ wicker basket, wrapped up and tied with a bow.
For themed fruit baskets, be prepared that substitutions may occur, depending on the availability of some products. But don’t worry, they’ll let you know beforehand if there are any changes.
Gift it Up Inc. likewise specializes in creating custom gift baskets, so you can flair it up as you please! Each basket is wrapped with finesse and finished off with a handmade decorative bow.
Before your order is delivered, a photo will be sent to ensure that you approve of the final look and design. While they do charge delivery fees, it will be hand-delivered to your chosen destination so you can rest easy knowing it gets there safe.
Gift it Up is known for its personalized service and personal touches that keep customers coming back. Kara, one of their clients, shares her thoughts:
“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful gift you put together for my in-laws. She was thrilled and loved everything that you picked out. She was so happy to see everything sourced local and will highly recommend people contact you. She said it was so beautiful she did not want to take it apart”
4. Gourmet Baskets by Kathi
|SERVICES||Food Baskets, Chocolate Baskets, Wine Baskets, Corporate Baskets, Baby Baskets, Coffee Baskets|
|ADDRESS||85 Delage Crescent St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 6J6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 977-1902 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm |
Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Gourmet Baskets by Kathi was founded in 1998 by Kathi Sheedy when she designed gift baskets for her father’s company. Today, she serves the greater Edmonton area with uniquely crafted products, both for individuals and corporations.
What we like best about Gourmet Baskets by Kathi is that she will prioritize using products or ingredients produced locally, whether in Edmonton or anywhere in Canada. However, she will also use international products if the client prefers, or if it needs to fit into the theme.
Her baskets are geared towards the higher end of the spectrum, with high-quality ingredients to match. Each branded item that’s included will be carefully chosen to keep in line with the luxury standards.
We also like that Gourmet Baskets by Kathi is willing to creatively deviate from using a traditional basket to hold the items. She can likewise include small personal touches such as a gift card, custom color ribbon, and even corporate branded keepsakes.
One of her unique themed baskets is for new-mothers-to
-be, aptly named the “Post Partum Basket”. This includes everything the expecting mother needs when coming home from the hospital, such as healthy fruits, breastfeeding snacks, vitamins, and other essentials.
Gourmet Baskets by Kathi is also known for being able to come through quickly on rush orders and is more than happy to have clients add her on her speed dial. She also willingly donates to charities and organizations, such as a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy and to help raise money for local firefighters.
With over three decades of experience and a wide array of products, Gourmet Baskets by Kathi is one of our top choices for a fruit basket in Edmonton.
Gourmet Baskets by Kathi provides excellent service and is the main reason she has a solid following. One of her regular customers, Ted Bradshaw, shares:
“We have used Kathi for the past two seasons to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to our clients. We are exceptionally happy with the quality and have received nothing but praise from our clients.”
John Bodnar, another customer, also adds:
“Working with Gourmet Baskets by Kathi is a simple and easy. Call her up and she looks after everything! Incredible service and very professional!”
5. Specially Made
|PRODUCTS||Gift Baskets, Custom Gift Basket, Care Packages, House Warming Gifts, Birthday, Corporate Gifts, Thank You Gifts, Sympathy Gifts, Seasonal|
|ADDRESS||2947 116 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 3T2, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (587) 988-0866|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm |
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Specially Made is owned and operated by two sisters, Mei and Kuo-Hsien, who have built a business founded on “strategic” gift-giving. They make custom gift baskets for various occasions, whether it’s given as a personal gift or as a corporate keepsake.
We like Specially Made because each basket can be customized to your liking. Each basket created is a collaborative effort to reach the best results.
They have over 20 “pre-made” gift baskets to choose from, filled with a variety of food and items. They revolve around different themes, depending on the recipient and the occasion.
The wide array of choices provide a springboard for you to start from, so that you can get a general idea of what can be made. You’ll also be pleased to know that Specially Made prioritizes choosing Edmonton-made products when possible.
So whether you need a simple fruit basket to say thank you, or want to give one to somebody special, it doesn’t – Specially Made has you covered.
Moreover, Specially Made doesn’t limit themselves to just providing personal gifts. They also provide for corporate clients, the hospitality industry, and real estate brokers, just to name a few.
They do have a $23 flat rate delivery fee, as long as you’re in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park. If you’re located outside of these areas, they’ll outsource the delivery service to a third party.
Shy Bhasin, a customer, was in need of a basket for her best friend’s daughter’s birthday. She turned to Specially Made for help and has nothing but praise for the service and outcome. She shares:
“Mei did a wonderful job!! I was being picky and she got all the things I asked for and switched things around that I didn’t like! She was super understanding, kind and accomodating….just a real pleasure to deal with. I can tell she works really hard to please her customers. And her work is just so gorgeous…she did everything so creatively!! She was great and would recommend this company to all my friends!! Thanks Mei!! Bless your heart!! “
Rodney Hatcher, another customer, highly recommends Specially Made. Let’s listen to his story:
“If you are struggling to think of/find a great gift for someone you care about, stop looking because you’ve found your solution. Specially made is by far the best place to go for custom gift baskets. The owner, Mei, is a dream to work with. She knows exactly which questions to ask to get to the heart of what you’re trying to find for someone. Not only is she thoughtful when putting everything together, but incredibly hardworking…I know exactly where I’m going the next time I need a gift basket either personally or professionally.”
FAQs about Fruit Baskets
And that’s it for our list of the best fruit baskets in Edmonton. We hope you find one that you like!
Did we miss a company from our list that you think should be included? If so, drop us a line and we’ll take a look at it right away.
Now, if you decide that you’d rather give a traditional gift instead of a fruit basket, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this list of the best gift shops in Edmonton.