In “Gifting 101” we’re bringing you all the best advice on gifting, whether you need advice for what to share for the holidays or tips on how to continuously impress your loved ones with gifts they’ll cherish.

We know that coming up with birthday gift ideas for family and friends can be overwhelming. Luckily, our family of brands has birthday gifts that people of all ages will love, from cookies and gourmet treats to flowers and personalized gifts. Whether you’re celebrating in person or over a video call, send them something fun and get ready to celebrate!

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Gourmet Cheese Gift with Wine

Arriving in a reusable wooden crate, this Gourmet Cheese Gift from Harry & David is perfect for someone who loves celebrating with a night in. Four savory cheeses come paired with mixed nuts and a dried fruit mix, which can be arranged into a delicious little charcuterie board. A bottle of 2019 pinot gris tops it off, so they can raise a glass to the celebration.

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Max Brenner 18 Piece Enjoy! Chocolate Pralines Tin

This gift is for all the chocolate lovers out there. The praline tin from Simply Chocolate includes all types of pralines, from dark chocolate praline with whiskey and gianduja milk chocolate pralines to milk chocolate praline with peanut butter and milk chocolate praline with cornflakes and chili. It all arrives in a reusable, artsy tin.

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Birthday Party in a Box

Nothing gets the party started like a box of Cheryl’s cookies! Buttercream frosted cookies in flavors like birthday cake and chocolate, classic chocolate chip, pretzel clusters, and sour gummy stars fill this Birthday Party in a Box. A mini confetti cake tops it off, making this gift an actual party in a box!

Games Galore Personalize Picnic Blanket

Looking for birthday gift ideas for kids? While away the summer days with checkers, tic-tac-toe, dots, and bullseye with this Games Galore Picnic Blanket from Personalization Mall. The blanket is perfect for any family outing whether it’s the park, beach, a summer concert, or your backyard. The easy carry design unfolds into a full size picnic blanket with comfortable fleece on one side and a waterproof polyester shell on the other.

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Birthday Gift Basket

All good birthdays start with a delicious breakfast, which is why this Birthday Gift Basket from Wolferman’s will help the celebration start off right. Tucked inside a colorful rope basket are festive goodies like a birthday kringle, dark chocolate chunk scone, super-thick English muffins, and lemon blueberry loaf cake. With this many delicious baked treats, they’ll be able to celebrate their birthday all week!

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Peach Gardenia Candle

Make peach season last all year long with this Peach Gardenia Candle from the brand new candle line from Harry & David. This two wick wax candle offers the sweet aromas of fresh peaches right off the tree mixed with the heavenly scent of gardenias. If peaches aren’t your thing, try instead a cozy vanilla spice candle or pumpkin spice candle.

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Birthday Strawberries

The secret to a sweet celebration? Confetti berries, of course! This box of Birthday Strawberries from Shari’s Berries is full of chocolate-dipped berries decorated with rainbow confetti sprinkles and fun pastel drizzles. Send this to make birthday wishes come true, one berry at a time.

Fresh Fruit & Sweets Tower

This Happy Birthday Fresh Fruit & Sweets Tower from 1-800-Baskets comes with a little bit of everything! Fresh fruit, delicious cookies, assorted candies, and more fill the colorful boxes. A satin ribbon ties everything up. Now, isn’t that lovely!

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Sweet & Delicious Fruit Bouquet
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Birthday Balloons Singing Sampler
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Birthday Flower Cake

Sweet & Delicious Fruit Bouquet

Every birthday celebration needs a colorful centerpiece. This Sweet & Delicious gift from Fruit Bouquets is a fun and fruity arrangement with a delicious mix of pineapple, strawberries, oranges, and more. It’s a bright and colorful treat fit for any birthday celebration.

Birthday Balloons Singing Sampler

If you can’t be there to sing “Happy Birthday” in person, this Birthday Balloons Singing Sampler from The Popcorn Factory will get the message across. It comes filled with classic popcorn flavors like cheese, chocolate, and confetti, as well as a variety of other sweet treats. When the recipient opens the box, they’ll be greeted with the “Happy Birthday” tune!

Birthday Flower Cake

Finally, no party is complete without the birthday cake. This Birthday Wishes Flower Cake from 1-800-Flowers, with hot pink and fiery orange blossoms, will make their birthday the brightest day of the year. A single rose and candles top it off. This confection-inspired creation makes a beautiful centerpiece for the perfect party.


At Harry & David, we deliver expertly crafted delight.

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