Post # 1
I was going to get my brother and SIL some pears from Harry and David for Christmas – but, Darling Husband doesn’t like that idea. He wants me to get them a couple of fleece pullovers……
They live in MA and I’d think they have enough cold weather gear…. he thinks they can go buy pears anywhere.
What would you rather have? A fleece or pears?
Post # 3
I’d rather have a fleece.
The pears would go to waste in our house since Darling Husband doesn’t eat fruit and I probably couldn’t eat them all before they went bad.
I do really like pears though.
I’m freezing cold at the moment, so the fleece wins out.
Post # 4
I guess these are some special pears?? I think a fleece just because I would have a raised eyebrow moment if I opened pears as a Christmas present.
Post # 5
I’m sorry but I think food is a weird gift. Especially something that could be bought at the grocery store. I’m with your husband on this one. Get the Fleece.
Post # 6
I would like organic pears. My sister and BIL always send food- local meats and cheeses and we love it. Darling Husband loves to eat (high metabolism!) I would love some local cheese, personally.
Post # 8
I love food item gifts, so that’s what I would choose. This year, we bought everyone wine or cheese baskets for christmas; super easy and I think they’ll be crowd pleasers.
Post # 9
@Mrs. Spring: I would love getting that!
Post # 10
I’ve always wanted to try the Harry & David pears to see if they are all they are cracked up to be, and I hate getting clothes for presents, so the pears get my vote.
Post # 11
I think food is a great idea. However, just pears might be odd. I like some of H&D’s mixed baskets–cheese, choco and fruit YUM!
EDIT– I have to admit my dream gift is to get fruit of the month, but damn it is so expensive!
Post # 12
I voted pears because those ones are supposed to be delicious! Also, I love pears! I agree, they probably have enough warm weather clothes. Also, I LOVE the idea of cheese. But this is all coming from a foodie.
Post # 13
I like food items, but perhaps these people don’t eat a lot of fruit or veggies?
I live in Cleveland and it’s cold here. You can’t have too many fleece items and cold weather gear! I always end up losing my gloves/hats or misplacing them and I love when people buy nice hats/gloves/scarves for me as I can always use more.
Post # 14
I voted for the fleece(befoe I saw they were H&D), but your talking Harry and Davids pears, I would be all over those. I may have to treat myself to one while shopping this weekend, yum.
Post # 15
I’m all for food gifts as well, but I think you can make the gift a little more special. You could make homemade jam with the pears, it’s not hard to do and it will last longer than just giving them fruit ( To be fair I’m not familar with the store you are buying them from).
@kerensa: If they don’t, more of a reason to give it as a gift IMO
Post # 16
I have had the pears before so I vote PEARS!!