Harry & David Announces Newest Gourmet Gifts for Summer Season

The Iconic Gourmet Retailer Delivers New Summer-Themed Food Gifts for Every Occasion

MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - Harry & David, America's iconic gourmet gifting curator, welcomes the summer season with its latest collection of savory and sweet summer-themed products. Harry & David is offering innovative new food gifts as well as returning favorites for summer entertaining, the Fourth of July and more. Harry & David, known for classic gift items including the Fruit-of-The-Month Club® Collection, Tower of Treats® Gifts and the famed Royal Riviera® Pears, continues to evolve by creating gourmet gifts for everyone's kitchen and to be delivered to even the most discerning culinary enthusiast.

New this summer, Harry & David is pleased to introduce the Grilling Gift Basket, packed with tasty essentials for the perfect grilling experience, the Ice Cream Gift Basket, a yummy collection of toppings and add-ons to sculpt your ice cream into a masterpiece, and the Margarita Gift Basket, a marriage of margarita-making essentials and savory snack pairings. Fan favorites returning from last year include the mouthwatering BBQ Steak Sauce Gift Set, the Red, White and Blueberry Cake, ideal party gifts for Fourth of July festivities, and the Peach and Berry Pie, a premium deep-dish pie topped with cinnamon sugar perfect for your summer soiree.

Following the debut of the Harry & David Wine Collection last year, the brand is excited to introduce a new offering -- the option to add a bottle of Harry & David™ wine to select signature gifts. The Crater Lake Gift Basket Classic with Wine is an impressive wine gift, containing an assortment of delicious snacks and a bottle of Harry & David™ Royal Crest Red. Harry & David's fruit and cheese pairings, including the Cherry Oh!® Cherries and Brie Cheese Gift and Oregold® Peaches & Cypress Grove Goat Cheese, are ideal for a summer breakfast or a delicious appetizer. Additionally, Harry & David is expanding its floral offerings with seasonal wreaths, potted plants like the Strawberry Plant Gift and gorgeous floral bouquets.

"Harry & David understands how important variety and quality is to our customers. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase such an incredible collection of summer products," said Craig Johnson, CEO of Harry & David. "Our merchandising team has done an exemplary job of creating items that honor the history of the Harry & David brand, while adding creative, fun yet delicious gifts for everyone to enjoy."

Harry & David's summer gifting has increased dramatically in recent years. Estimates are that 85-90% of all Americans will take part in some sort of Fourth of July festivity, and collectively could even spend as much as $3 billion on holiday weekend parties, food, entertainment and travel. Harry & David acknowledges these trends and is encompassing all things entertaining, offering a huge selection of gourmet gifts for every occasion and at different price points. There is something for everyone.

Harry & David is America's largest multichannel marketer of gourmet premium fruit gifts, fine chocolates, baked goods, confections and home décor accessories. For the latest deals and specials from Harry & David, join our Facebook fan page, Facebook.com/HarryandDavid, or visit http://www.HarryandDavid.com.

About Harry & David
Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David turned their extraordinary pears into the perfect gourmet gift. You can still send our Royal Riviera® Pears as well as many other high quality fresh fruits, handpicked to our exacting standards in our 19 local orchards and in many other orchards around the world. We make it easy to send gourmet gift baskets and edible fruits in addition to our many flavors of Moose Munch® Popcorn, chocolate dipped pears, truffles and much more, most of which are made in our own kitchens from recipes honed over time. We handpack all this yumminess in gift baskets and exclusively designed gift boxes, topped off with a hand-tied bow. Then we ship our specialty food gifts to arrive on time, in perfect condition. Guaranteed. Through our stores, wholesale, catalogs and websites, gourmet food and home gifts from Harry & David, and its brands Cushman's and Wolferman's, are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and enjoyment throughout the year. Harry & David is a trademark, service mark and DBA of Harry and David, LLC. http://www.HarryandDavid.com