I sent this item in lieu of flowers when my dad was hospitalized. (I refuse to pay upwards of $50 for a tiny bouquet in a plastic vase! Not gonna happen.) He loves dried fruits and nuts, and I figured he would appreciate this a heck of a lot more than looking at a useless, wilting bouquet of flowers on a nightstand. Both my mom and dad raved about it. They said it was big, and that the fruit was tasty and fresh. This was a wonderful gift and I would purchase it again.