Gifts to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Gift Guidance

Looking for a great gift for a loved one? Treat the health nut (or wannabe health nut) to a beautiful basket full of gourmet fruits! Whether you have a specific giftee who is recovering from an illness, or you just want to send your recipient a gift with universal appeal, here are four gourmet fruit ideas for delivery from Pittman & Davis that are guaranteed to meet a wide variety of tastes:

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits (like tangerines and oranges) are known for being rich in Vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system to we’re less likely to get sick and recover faster when we do. An orange gift basket is almost always a welcome gift, but don’t forget to include plenty of red grapefruits, too, which are sweeter than white and contain the healthy, cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene. In addition to Vitamin C, all citrus fruits contain water to keep you hydrated and fiber to help regulate your blood sugar.

  • May We Suggest: Honeybells & Ruby Red Grapefruit
    Two of our most popular citrus fruits come together in one delightful gift! Sought-after Honeybells are easy to peel, full of juice, with a sun-sweet flavor you can’t find in other varieties. They’re only available in a single, limited harvest. We pair them with our sugar-sweet, seedless Ruby Red Grapefruit so you have quality citrus to enjoy from breakfast to snack time and beyond.


Apples have so much going for them, no wonder Benjamin Franklin said they keep the doctor away. Full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, apples are also high in fiber, which helps keep you full – and regular. In fact, apples are good for your digestive system overall because they feed the healthy gut bacteria. Studies show that apples also help lower your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Add a kick of protein to your snack of apple slices with some nuts, nut butter or cheese.

  • May We Suggest: Mrs. Dee’s Medley
    Davis is Ned’s sweetheart and dear to our own hearts, so in her honor we compiled an assortment of her favorite confections and fruits. This gift box is brimming with four different fruit varieties and three kinds of sweet treats your friends and family are sure to adore. They’ll receive coconut toffee peanuts, lemon creme almonds, and white chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels. These are nestled in between big, sweet Ruby Red Grapefruit, creamy Pears, crisp Fuji Apples and seedless Navel Oranges.


A single, medium sized pear provides 6 grams of healthy fiber (24% of the recommended daily amount for women over 50), which helps your body regulate its blood sugar levels and keeps you full so you eat less and maintain a healthy weight. Not only that, all varieties of pear (including Comice pears and Winter Reds) also contain a lot of potassium and Vitamin C!

  • May We Suggest: D’Anjou Pears
    Our D’Anjou Pears are sweet, ripe and shipped orchard-fresh to their door. The D’Anjou is one of America’s favorites with lots of juice. Great for snacking, these pears are also extremely versatile; try them in salads or even in recipes.

Dried Fruits

By weight, dried fruit contains up to three-and-a-half times as much fiber, vitamins, and minerals of fresh fruit. Just one serving of dried fruit can provide a large percentage of the daily recommended intake of many vitamins and minerals, such as folate. Dried fruit gifts also are good sources of fiber and antioxidants.

May We Suggest: Sunshine Fruit Tray
Ideal for gifts or entertaining, this wicker tray is full of nature’s best sun-drenched dried fruit. This freshly dried, moist, tender and sweet array of fancy fruit includes delectable dates, prunes, apricots, pears, pineapples and cherries. Tastes as good as candy, but it’s full of healthful fiber and antioxidants.

Can’t decide what to send? Subscribe your loved one to one of our Harvest-A-Month Clubs, which provides in-season samples of all the above plus much, much more, from Sweet Georgia Peaches to Personal Watermelon!

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