MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) - Harry & David, America's iconic gourmet gifting curator, is kicking off the holiday season with new food gift items for every winter occasion. 'Tis the season for gifting, and Harry & David has crafted gourmet products that have all the gorgeous details of the season, including the flavors and ingredients most enjoyed during the winter months.

Every year, Harry & David creates new and delightful products that excite loyal customers and new fans everywhere. This year the brand is focusing on the add-on option of wine to gift baskets, a larger chocolate truffle offering and a more robust collection of floral decorations, in addition to traditional gift baskets and towers. Harry & David's gourmet gift items are perfect for holiday parties, sending to family and friends or enjoying on your own. Some of the new favorites this year include:

Blue Canyon Gift Basket with Wine -- The Blue Canyon Gift Basket with Wine is heavy with favorites, including the Harry & David™ Merlot, which has flavors of dark berries and chocolate, the perfect complement to Harry & David's famous Moose Munch® Popcorn. Gift includes: milk chocolate Moose Munch® Bark, milk chocolate grahams, milk chocolate truffles, chocolate blueberries, cookies and cream chocolate bar, paradise dried fruit mix, mixed nuts and Harry & David™ Merlot. Available online for $59.95.

Christmas Gift Basket Classic with Wine -- The Christmas Gift Basket Classic with Wine makes everything a whole lot more festive. Not even Scrooge could resist this bright red basket full of gourmet treats and boxes with unique holiday art. The wine basket includes: Royal Riviera® Pears, traditional fruitcake, chocolate cherries, milk chocolate Moose Munch® Popcorn, tree-cutout shortbread cookies, chocolate mini mints, peppermint bark, truffles, yogurt-covered tree-shaped pretzels with peppermint, Jordan almonds and Harry & David™ Royal Crest Red. Available online for $99.95.

Christmas Gift Tote -- The festive red felt Christmas Gift Tote arrives with one of our famous juicy Royal Riviera® Pears and lots of other delicious holiday treats, like a giant candy cane. We consider this gift a holiday specialty, and the tote and plush moose will be available for your enjoyment year after year. Available online for $39.95.

Holiday Centerpiece -- This Holiday Centerpiece has real, fragrant noble fir and western red cedar greens that will make the whole house smell like a forest. It also includes holly sprigs, ponderosa pine cones and faux red berries to give it that classic holiday look. The container is a cute red vintage-inspired mailbox made out of fir wood that is a wonderful vessel for storing holiday cards and using in future holiday decorating. Available online for $44.95.

Holiday Truffles -- Handcrafted in our candy kitchen, this assortment of Christmas-inspired gourmet chocolates makes a great gift for your neighbors, your in-laws and, of course, yourself. Flavors include cinnamon swirl, dark chocolate ganache, candy cane, egg nog, brandy pear and pecan pie. Available online for: $39.95.

Holiday Wreath -- The classic look and presentation of the Holiday Wreath comes from boughs of noble fir, western red cedar, variegated holly and princess pine. Cinnamon sticks and cones from lodgepole pines create the holiday smell, and it's topped off with a festive plaid ribbon. This fragrant wreath is hand assembled at Teufel Holly Farms in Portland, Oregon. Available online for $49.95.

Mistletoe Christmas Gift Box -- The Mistletoe Christmas Gift Box is the perfect thing to keep you focused and on task when you and the kids are making homemade Christmas cards. Gift includes: milk chocolate Moose Munch® Popcorn, snowball maltballs, dark chocolate covered peppermint cookies, red and green jumbo gumdrops, peppermint bark and yogurt covered pretzels. Available online for $39.95.

Santa's Sleigh of Goodies -- Bright red and as festive as it gets, Santa's Sleigh of Goodies is a great alternative to traditional Christmas gift baskets. This burlap-covered sleigh comes packed with beautifully wrapped gifts from Santa, including his sack of treats. The goodies in this gourmet gift include irresistible Moose Munch® Popcorn and peppermint bark made in our own candy kitchen. Gift includes: milk chocolate Moose Munch® Popcorn, peppermint bark, chocolate cherries, dark chocolate grahams and chocolate mini mints. Available online for $39.95.

"Holiday is the most highly anticipated season at Harry & David, and we continue to craft new holiday products year after year that delight family and friends with classic flavors that are loved by all," said Jackie Ardrey, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Harry & David. "From sleighs filled with goodies to premium holidays wreaths and our delightful chocolate truffles, there is something for everyone on your Christmas list this year. We encourage everyone to find a special place under their tree for Harry & David, which promises to spread joy and love among family and friends this holiday season."

Harry & David is America's largest multi-channel marketer of gourmet premium fruit gifts, fine chocolates, baked goods and confections, and carries many home décor accessories as well. For the latest deals and specials from Harry & David, join our Facebook fan page,, or visit

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About Harry & David
Nearly 80 years ago, Harry and David Holmes 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 our gift baskets and exclusively designed gift boxes and top them 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, Medford, Oregon.