Everyone has a birthday. It lasts for one day. You get a few gifts. You might go out for a fancy dinner, meet friends for drinks, or treat yourself to a day of pampering. And then tomorrow comes.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if you can be reminded of your birthday with a gift every month for the entire year?

The gift that keeps on giving

If you’re looking to gift a friend or family member something they’ll remember, whether it’s for a birthday or the holidays or just because, skip the gift cards and fuzzy slippers. Even a 12-pack of scratch tickets are so passé. (Unless you want them remembering how blah of a gift-giver you are.) It’s time to step up your gift-giving game. Aunt Linda deserves some fresh thinking.

How about fresh fruit?

The Harry & David Fruit-of-the-Month Club® collections make the perfect gift. They come in a variety of sizes and offer all types of fruit, from the legendary Royal Riviera® Pears to more exotic options like papayas and kiwis. Our fruit experts carefully choose the best month to send each variety so it arrives in its prime. And they work with small growers who handpick the fruit, just like they do at Harry & David’s Southern Oregon orchards — all to ensure the tastiest, sweetest fruit delivery, month after month.

And each box contains ripening instructions, recipes, and fun fruit facts, such as “Did you know that a Sumo Citrus® Mandarin is a cross between a Japanese Satsuma and a California orange?” See, fruit can be very educational.

If you know a citrus lover, you can order a fruit club that’s just citrus. It includes the juiciest and sweetest oranges, such as HoneyBells and the aforementioned Mandarins. If they enjoy all fruits, you cannot go wrong with the Signature Classic club, which offers a wide variety of seasonal fruit, from strawberries in May to plump, sweet cherries in July.

Just fruit clubs?

But if Aunt Linda is not a fruit lover, Harry & David also offers wine clubs, chocolate clubs, and plant clubs, as well as clubs from the entire 1-800-Flowers.com family of brands, including a breakfast club from Wolferman’s and a popcorn flavor-of-the-month club from The Popcorn Factory.

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Now that you’re convinced a club is an ideal gift, you might be thinking, “Do I have to order for an entire year?” No! You choose how long. Twelve months is very generous, but other options are three, six, and nine months.

Whichever club and length of time you choose, they’re a great way to get Aunt Linda’s favorite foods delivered to her door. And feel free to order one for yourself to use for your own cooking adventures. The choice is yours!


Jason Stahl is an Emmy Award winner who has reported on just about everything from the future of terrorism to North Korean tourism and why Las Vegas is great for kids. He’s interviewed countless personalities from Gene Simmons to Common to Sir Richard Branson. He’s held editorships at WONDERLUST, SPIN, Google, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MSN News, NBC Sports and Centennial Media. Stahl’s the co-author of 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space… And More. The aspiring deli man lives with his wife and son in Jersey City Heights where he operates Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen & Appetizing.

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