"Fresh" Holiday Gift Ideas Include Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Flowers and More

SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-please person on your gift list? There's something to please everyone in this selection of great gifts.

Give nature's fruitful bounty—and help the hungry, too

Giving fruit during the holidays is a long and time-honored tradition dating back to times before mass transportation, when people living in the North went without any fresh fruit for months during the winter.

Of course, fresh fruit is much more accessible now, but that's no reason not to keep alive the old holiday tradition of giving the pick of the fresh fruit crop—like delicious all-natural pears. And in the spirit of the season, these pear growers donate a pound of pears to a food shelter for every pound you buy. The Premium Pears Assortment from Jackson & Perkins comes in a wooden gift box filled with 5 pounds of pears from Donate Fruit®. That's enough juicy fresh fruit to satiate an entire family of pear enthusiasts. These pears are all-natural, preservative-free and additive-free, just the way nature made them. The Premium Pears Assortment sells for $49.95 at www.jacksonandperkins.com, 800-292-4769.

The ultimate treat for a popcorn lover

Is there a foodie on your shopping list? He or she will love all the different healthy flavors in this assortment of all-natural, heirloom popcorns. The attractive wooden gift box includes six different 15-ounce jars of specialty popcorn from Fireworks Popcorn. Also included are gourmet popcorn salt, Butter Burst flavoring, White Cheddar flavoring, and sunflower oil. It's everything needed to make delicious popcorn right on your stove-top! The Ultimate Popcorn Lovers Assortment features all-natural kernels from heirloom, GMO-free corn. These treats contain no preservatives and are naturally gluten free. The Ultimate Popcorn Lovers Assortment is available exclusively from Jackson & Perkins for $79.95. To order visit www.jacksonandperkins.com or call 800-292-4769.

BirdCam Pro takes close-up photos of birds

The new BirdCam Pro is a motion-activated camera that automatically takes high-resolution, 8-megapixel digital photos of every bird that visits your feeder or birdbath—even if you aren't there to see them in person. In addition to the motion-sensitive mode, BirdCam Pro can also take digital videos with sound and make timelapse videos by taking single photos at specific time intervals. The built-in flash makes it possible to take photos of birds in low light—or even capture nighttime visitors such as raccoons, deer and other wildlife.

Once loaded onto a computer using a USB cable or SD memory card, bird photos and videos are easy to save and share with others by printing, e-mailing, or posting to the web. BirdCam Pro is tough and weatherproof, so it will stand up to years of outdoor use. The camera is easy to set up, and no additional tools, wiring or software is required. BirdCam Pro sells for $199.95 at fine stores and www.wingscapes.com.

Blooming Amaryllis is a holiday treasure

A red Amaryllis bulb in full flower is a treasured symbol of the holidays—and it makes a wonderful gift for friends, family and even for yourself. The Duo Signature Amaryllis Flower Gift provides double the flowers with two extra-large Amaryllis bulbs. This gift is stunning not only for the huge, festive blooms it provides but also for the elegant silver stainless-steel planter that adds stylish flair to any room or tabletop. Growing up to 7 inches wide on a stem up to 15 inches tall, the big, eye-catching flowers feature luxuriant, ruffled petals of a deep crimson. The lovely blossoms will hold their shape and color for weeks with virtually no maintenance. The Duo Signature Amaryllis Flower Gift sells for $49.99 from www.jacksonandperkins.com, 800-292-4769.

Ponderosa Lemon Soap brightens the complexion

Logee's Greenhouse in Danielson, Connecticut, is famous for the giant "American Wonder" Ponderosa Lemon tree that has been growing inside the greenhouse since 1900. Now Julie Ignacio, a local artisan in nearby Brooklyn, Connecticut, is using the juice from American Wonder lemons to make Ponderosa Lemon Soap.

t turns out that lemon juice brightens the complexion, acts as a mild antiseptic and rejuvenates dull skin. Plus, the fragrance is to die for. The lemon juice is combined with goat's milk and all-natural ingredients with no detergents or petroleum. The 8 ounce bar of soap is formed in the shape of a lemon and split in half for easier use. Every bar is beautifully packaged to make a perfect gift. Ponderosa Lemon Soap sells for $12.95, and a special gift set of one Ponderosa Lemon Tree in a 5" pot and a bar of handmade Ponderosa Lemon Soap sells for $29.95 from www.logees.com, (888) 330-8038.

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