A Harry & David Mother’s Day Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

Harry & David Mother's Day Tower of Treats Gift Deluxe Giveaway | www.foodiewithfamily.com


Harry & David sent me a Mother’s Day Tower of Treats Gift Deluxe (ARV $59)  to review and has offered to give an identical gift tower to one lucky Foodie with Family reader in celebration of Mother’s Day. I do so love Harry & David.

You know ‘Mom’ is ‘Wow’ upside down, right?

How perfect is that? Every mother is aware how very upside down and wowed you spend most of your days. We think we’ve gone down the rabbit hole with diapers and spit-up, but every single day proves that you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s the beginning of  a lifetime of your heart being a dishrag that just keeps sopping up love and being wrung out just in time to soak up more love that you didn’t see coming.

…Just in time for Mother’s Day, my good friends at Harry & David ride to the rescue once again with a perfect gift to give to a deserving mother in your life, whether it’s yours, your spouse’s, your own, or a really nice lady down the street who mothers all the lonely kids. THIS mom is telling you that a stack of pretty boxes filled with treats of all kinds and tied together with a beautiful satin ribbon is a splendiferous way to show your appreciation. Have you TRIED their Royal Riviera pears yet? Let me explain how good the pears are… Each opportunity I’ve had to review and give away one of Harry & David’s gifts, I’ve deliberately chosen one with the pears because they rock my world. There is no other pear that is so tender and juicy that it’s easiest to eat if you cut it in half and scoop the flesh with a spoon. Seriously. What mom wouldn’t love that?

It’s not just full of pears, though; look at all the goodies in there…

Most of us have more than one mama for whom to buy or make a gift.  If you’re stuck for ideas, you must hop over to Harry&David and look at their selection of Mother’s Day gifts. If your mom loves gardening, cheesecake, fruit, wine, cheese, flowers, tea, candy, chocolates, cake, cookies, wreaths, and birdhouses, they have you covered and there’s still seven days to order and have your gift arrive on time!

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Terah, the college student! Please check your email and get back to me quickly. Your mama is going to be thrilled!

What is included in the Giveaway:

Harry & David will ship one (1) Mother’s Day Tower of Treats Gift Deluxe to one (1) Foodie with Family reader who will be chosen at random using the Pick Giveaway Winner plugin at the end of the giveaway.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

Leave a comment here on the blog telling me who you want to be on the receiving end of this package. Is it you? Is it your mom? Is it your sister/aunt/mother-in-law? Tell me why… I’m warning you, though, if you make it heart-felt, I’m probably going to cry. It’s just how I am.


  • One entry per email address, please. This will be strictly enforced with my patent pending Plasma Eye ™ (one of my motherhood-acquired gifts) across the board.
  • This giveaway is only open to residents of the continental United States. Apologies to my North, South, East and West of the border friends.
  • Entries will be accepted until noon EST on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. The winner will be announced here on this post at that point.




  1. Alli says

    My Momma SO deserves this! She’s such a hard working lady and she’s always doing things for me, my Dad and my siblings, even though we’re all grown. If I could give her anything and everything she ever wanted, I would.

  2. says

    I’d totally send this to my grandma in Miami! She is SUCH a closet sweet-tooth, meaning she won’t MAKE any sweets (she actually doesn’t love to cook) but she’ll buy chocolate and stash it, hiding it from my grandpa. Poor grandpa, I know. So if she gets this tower, it’d be hard to sneak it and she’d share it with everyone! Plus, she’s pretty cool and I need to call her TODAY.

  3. Darla says

    I would send it to my mother, but she is in Heaven. Sooo, maybe I would take it and invite some of my girlfriends over who are awesome moms and we could have a party!

  4. says

    Oh my gosh my Mama is crazy about Harry & David treats! I would so give them to her. She is the most caring and thoughtful woman I know. She raised me to be strong and sensitive. As a single Mom she worked hard for everything we had. I would love to surprise her with this gorgeous gift.

  5. says

    No kids of my own, but I serve as the bad example/cautionary tale for many excellent mothers (“You better straighten up or you’ll turn out like your crazy Aunt Jamie”). One of them surely deserves this beautiful tower.

  6. Yasmin says

    Selfishly, I may keep this for myself. I became a mama, for the first time, two weeks ago. The experience has been overwhelming and amazing. I’ve never felt such strong emotions before. And, let’s face it, snacks are appreciated when a newborn reigns!

  7. Laurie Senn Sagerman says

    Well Rebecca, since Ma’s in Heaven, probably eating lots of treats…..I guess this would be for me! I Love Harry and David, everything they ship is a gift you can be proud of. I did recieve a H&D Gift many years ago…..and in one sitting ate every chocolate covered red goodie in the box…Happy Mothers Day to Every Ma out there…. And Happy Spring!!! :)

  8. Pamela says

    My birthday is the day after Mother’s Day this year, so, ummm…
    I’d get sweets and pears for me.

  9. Georgia says

    My mother! Most amazing woman on earth… raising three daughters within 3 years of each other is no small feat!

  10. Heather Spooner says

    I would give it to my Mom. She loves Harry and David and I love her, so its a perfect gift. Thanks so much!

  11. Marcie Smith says

    I’m the Mom now that mine is gone… so thanks in advance. Happy Day to all.
    This would be a nice treat for myself…..I used to wish my mom would do more treat kind of things for herself instead of her family… so I’ve always tried to do that myself once in a while… this would be a dandy!

  12. Mary says

    I would totally give this to my mom, but she won’t eat any of it and that would just be a waste. I’m going to nominate myself for this treat. I’m a mom of one and a wife to a husband that’s been unemployed for 2.5 years now, battling his disability, and most of the juggling of our family and life falls to me. I could use some chocolate!

  13. Margie says

    I would give this to my sweet mother-in-law. She has been so good. I’ve never felt like an “inlaw”. She’s had a tough time in her life. She lost 2 babies years ago and she lost her sweetheart (my father-in-law) to cancer nearly 14 years ago. Through it all she has shown love, compassion, and service to those around her. She’s the best!

  14. merrie main says

    I would like it delivered to a very sweet and loving lady, no she’s not my mom,mother -in-law, or any relation. This lady has done lots for many people and she is just great. The lady I choose is Laurie Senn Sagerman. She deserves this gift.

  15. Sue Grone says

    As much as I would like to say I would send this to my mom, I love Harry & David so much I would more than likely keep it for myself. Terrible, I know. But I think I’m a pretty good Mom. So I deserve it, right? Plus,I love pears too and my mom doesn’t.

  16. Lisette says

    Well, I would probably in the end send it to my ever helpful, lovin mama, but I would seriously consider keeping it, since my birthday is the week after Mother’s Day and I am a Mama too…but if she is here I could just SHARE it, and then everyone would be happy!

  17. says

    Oh, BOY, would I love to win this for my mom! She is the most encouraging person in my life; things have been rough for me and my husband, and she’s ALWAYS doing something to benefit us. I don’t have any money this year to get her something; winning this would be SUCH a blessing. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Be BLESSED!

  18. AlysonRR says

    My mom and I would share it – she’s spending her first Mother’s Day as a widow, and my husband is going to be away (kids too small to pick anything for me)…

  19. Susan Jalosky says

    My sister, Lynette, is truly deserving of this treat! She was the main caregiver to our wonderful mom, along with my dad, that we lost on December 1st 2011. She worked at her job to support herself and then went to care for our mom each evening after work. The things she gave up in those 6 years can never be replaced but the time she spent with mom will also give her the greatest joy.

  20. Judy says

    I’ve had a tough year and my mom has been so very supportive – loving, listening, praying, caring, giving, hugging, taking me out to lunch & shopping… I would love to be able to give her a special treat this Mother’s Day.

  21. carrie s says

    I think my mom should get this not me as she is a very giving lady. She takes care of her friend and neighbor 24/7, she is always giving money to help my brother and his family, she is always buying things for me at yard sale that I need for my canning addiction and cooking addiction and spends very little on herself even though she is on a limit income.

  22. Karen Adams says

    My daughter – in -law deserves this treat because she works so hard and gives of herself but rarely gets the praise she deserves.

  23. Ellen Renee says

    I would split it between all the moms in my life (mom, step-mom, and mother-in-law) who have all fallen/or been in a car wreck and broke their hips this past winter. It has been a trial to say the least.

  24. KB says

    My mom! I’ve been a pretty hard-to-handle kid – not just because of, well, being a kid – and she’s carried me through every struggle I’ve had without once wincing at one of the many medical bills or doctor visits she’s had to put up with or fights she’s had to break up for my sake. She’s gotten through divorce and come out fighting. She’s a cancer survivor. She takes care of her own parents. She’s going for her Ph.D. even with everything else on her shoulders. She’s a superhero, she’s a miracle-worker, she’s a master cook, she’s an inspiration, and she’s beautiful, loving, and stronger than anyone else I’ve ever known.

    And best of all? She loves me more than she loves chocolate. For someone with a chocolate sweet tooth like hers, that takes some commitment, let me tell you.

  25. Beth R says

    I would like to be selfish and keep this for myself, but I won’t. I would give it to my daughter who is a mom to two beautiful daughters. She is by far a better mom than I was, really. I don’t know how she does it, but maybe she learned from my mistakes.

  26. Peggy Nagy says

    Ummm.. I was totally thinking of myself as I clicked through and then you suggested giving it away… now guilt and indecision have kicked in…

  27. Ronnie Condron says

    My beautiful daughter Shannah would receive this. She has given me two adorable granddaughters and has just informed me that she and her husband are expecting another one in December!

  28. Michelle B says

    My daughter needs Mom’s Day treats. She has 2 beautiful stepsons that are like her own and is hoping to be expecting again after a tragic loss! She deserves every treat I can send her way!

  29. Robin Wilcox says

    I would give it to my mother-in-law Madeline. She has Alzheimer’s Disease, late stage. She still loves sweets and she would probably share with her husband who is also her caregiver. They both would enjoy this so much.

  30. Jackie says

    I would give it to my mother, who has put her kids first her whole life, as a hardworking single mother.

  31. says

    I’d give it to my mom. She’s pretty amazing, AND she’ll be working on Mother’s Day – she is a nursing home nurse and is so selfless.

  32. Jewel says

    I love it! I would probably take it to my church and share it with all the sweet mothers and grandmothers there since I’m not a mom yet.

  33. Kendra O says

    I would love this gift. Busy mom of 2 and I tell my husband not to get me anything so this would be a nice little gift!

  34. amy rouse says

    my daughter in law. She is due to have her first baby MY FIRST GRANDBABY GIRL !!!!! on May 28, so this will be her first REAL Mothers Day. Something nice to celebrate it would be perfect!!!

  35. Christina says

    I would share it with my sisters, because they are helping me prepare to be a mom for the first time. And they are super pros at it, too.

  36. Bonnie says

    I love Harry & David’s so I would be really tempted to keep it for myself! But, I would probably give it to my mom. She is absolutely amazing and deserves all this and much, much more!

  37. Karen says

    Me too – I’d want to keep it for myself. But my Mom deserves a treat like this, she is and always has been amazing.

  38. Michelle says

    I would definitely give it to my mom. We’re super close, but I’ve been away these past three years, so I haven’t been able to celebrate birthdays or Mother’s Days with her. I try to find something new and special to send her each year, and this definitely fits the bill!

  39. Kat Parris says

    I’d love it for me – and would love sharing it with my family, once I cherry pick my faves;) thanks for the opportunity!!

  40. says

    I would like to send this to my mom. I moved from Michigan to Tennessee about 6 years ago, and I definitely haven’t gotten to see her as much as I’d like since then. I was fortunate to have her come into town last summer for my wedding, but I’m not sure when I’ll get up there for another visit. Her 65th birthday will be 11 days after Mother’s Day, so it’s an important time of year to honor her!

  41. Julie B says

    I want it for myself, but if I am having a good day, I’ll probably share it 😉 I’m not making any promises, though!

  42. says

    My sister-in-law, Renata certainly deserves this foodie gift. She ALWAYS has some yummy snacks at her house and she is ALWAYS very generous. She certainly would appreciate this lovely gift and would share it with her very handsome and witty husband, Clint.

  43. Karen D. says

    My Mother-in-law! She is wonderful! I lost my mother to cancer when I was 26, after having been married to my husband for three years. I knew that God gave me a wonderful mother in law because I was going to lose my own mom. She is the best mother in law in the world!

  44. Yvette N. says

    Both my Mom and mom-in-law have passed away, but I have a friend we
    have always considered our aunt. She has been in an out of the nursing home recuperating from falls, and is a feisty little Greek gal, that we love to pieces!
    Her children are never around, and her grandson used her bank card to charge
    thousands of dollars, while she was in the nursing home.(She said she would have given him the money, if he’d only asked…that’s how big her heart is).
    People that are lucky enough to still have their parents, should absolutely treasure each day they have with them!

  45. Sharon S says

    So, I know I’m supposed to say something wonderful and dreamy like “I’d give this to my mom who’s my best friend, etc., etc.” but the truth is I just want all those darn goodies myself, and I’m getting to the point in my mothering experience where I’m just gonna come right on out and say that! And I’m almost feeling okay about. But I would totally share with others… :)

  46. Rebecca L says

    My wonderful mother who has supported me so much over the past 27 years! We get together for breakfast once a week and we talk over how our lives are going. I love her and her advice!

  47. Christina Boucher says

    I would love to win! My girl was born last October so this is my first Mother’s Day as a mom.

  48. says

    For my mom! Of course…she is the most beautiful person I know. I only hope I can be as good of a mother as she was (is!) She deserves much more than pears. Even if they are the world’s best from Harry and David. :)

  49. Virginia Lapierre says

    My mom, sisters, sisters-in-law and I all get together on Thursday evenings so I can see sharing this with them all for a special treat!

  50. Maggie B. says

    Like just about everyone else I would love to keep this for myself. But I would have to pass it on to my mum, who I know would share some with me.

  51. Naomi says

    I actually would love this for my daughter. While I have had many great mothers day gifts from my children, I would love to win this for my daughter because she is a wonderful mother herself. My two year old grandson could not ask for a better mommy. I actually said that she is a better mommy then I ever was and I mean it. Winning this for her would make my day and her year =)

  52. Rie says

    My step-mom. She has always been in my life. Her daughter and I are third generation family friends!!! Growing up I called her aunt. After her husband and then my mom passsed away, “the kids” as we called them, got married at 72 years old. They had almost 5 years together before we lost my Dad. She is a great lady and very important to me. If I were to win, it goes to her.

  53. Kate says

    This would be going to my wonderful mom. She does so much for the family and is always on the go. She’d really appreciate this gift … and I’m sure she’d share! =)

  54. Joy says

    I’d send it to my sister who has raised a wonderful son and as a single mom does not get the recognition she deserves for a job well done.

    • Deborah says

      I would like to win this for my daughter. She has had 3 tubal pregnancies and been through heartbreaking health issues, finally a hysterectomy, and is unable to have children now at 38. She has “adopted” her nieces and nephews and even volunteers as a cub scout den mother for the 3 (oops now 4) boys in the family. She never gets mother day presents and this would be very touching as a token of appreciation for all she does.

  55. Anne says

    I know it’s wrong…but I’d totally want this for myself. Of course, I would share with my husband and children.

  56. Sherry says

    While I would love this for myself, I would definitely share it with my mom and my family. My mom because, let’s face it, she’s been there for me through thick and thin. And now, she’s there for her grandchildren. I would share with my family because, quite honestly, without my husband there wouldn’t be any children. And I would share with my children because I do everything in my capability for them. I strive to be the best mom I can because of them. And even though I’ve heard them say on occassion that I’m the meanest mom ever (haven’t we all heard that one)I love them more and more each day.

  57. marilyn says

    I cried the other night…my son called and said he would be flying home to spend Mother’s day with me. Quite a sacrifice of time, travel, money and I would love to give him the gift when we spend the day together.

  58. Debbie Marshall says

    Definetly to my mom who I love and admire. I have never known a stronger big hearted women in my life. She 73 years old and has worked all her life to raise 6 kids. She still works cleaning other peoples houses and babysits 3 grandson 6 days a week. She has had a hard life but never complains. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. I have watch her many time go without so that her children had what they needed. I feel she deserves the best in life and I know she would love to receive this gift.

  59. Anita says

    I’d like to nominate my new daughter-in-law, Amy. She married my son on New Year’s Eve, which blended her son and my grand-daughter into a new family. She has boundless energy and enthusiasm for her new parenting duties and works full-time, too, with job travel included. Here’s to Amy with love and respect!

  60. Hannah B. says

    Turns out my parents are possibly moving to Indonesia this summer- I would love to give my Mom a fancy Mother’s Day gift before that happens!

  61. Becky says

    Oh! I would love to keep this for myself, but I may give in to guilt and send it to a dear momma friend(who may share it with me)! The best of both worlds.

  62. Daria says

    Honestly, I would like it for me! I would share of course. I have sent, but never received anything from h&d.

  63. Lauren says

    I would have to give this to my own mother. My firstborn is 7 days away from turning one and in this past year I have learned to appreciate my mom more knowing what it’s like firsthand. A beautiful giveaway!

  64. Dorothea says

    I would want to send this to my mom – she’d be so thrilled! I was just thinking that I’d bake her favorite brownies to send to her, but a gift from Harry & David would definitely send her over the top!

  65. Conrad says

    I’d like this for my wife. I came into her life rather late (for both of us) but, as a result, I have the greatest family ever! She raised two boys practically alone who turned out to be great people. They’ve married and are each raising their kids in the style taught them by their mother. Talk about wonderful grandkids — 3 boys, 1 girl (who’s the apple of my eye)!!! I really had no family before — but now I’m “complete” thanks to her. She’s a wonder….and I love her dearly.

  66. Kim says

    I would keep it for myself. I always forget to pamper myself because I’m busy taking care of everyone else in the family.

  67. Ed says

    As much as I’d LOVE to have this for myself, I’d really like to be able to give something nice to a very special co-worker who is a single mother raising a daughter AND granddaughter on one income. I’m embarrassed to say we’ve all been struggling a bit at paying the bills and recently she found out I wasn’t able to buy groceries and took me with her and paid my bill. I’d like to give her something she might not buy for herself and her family.

  68. Kristie M. says

    I would send this to my sister. She’s a single mom raising 2 special needs kids and deserves a special treat.

  69. LindaB says

    It would be for my Mom. Get your hankie ready! She’s 79, has stage 4 cancer and congestive heart failure. Thank God her Dementia is so bad she doesn’t remember it half the time!! Bless her heart, She’d be thrilled! Then forget about it 20 minutes later!! Thanks for the chance!

  70. Beth S. says

    I would love this for myself… I’d share it with my sister, if only she lived closer than 700 miles away.

  71. Connie Thompson says

    My daughter, she is a great mom, works as a therapist with at
    risk youth and really deserves a treat.

  72. Andi says

    My Mom. She’s a Mom to more than just her biological children. She has young moms and girls with small children who live at her house. She never knew God would have her start parenting all over again. As she is being a grandparent to her young grandchildren, she is back raising small kids and wild teenagers again. She is an amazing woman with out a selfish bone in her body. How I would love to bless her….

  73. says

    What a lovely giveaway! I adore Harry & David and as much as I would loooove to keep this amazing basket all for little ol’ me… I would give it to my mother-in-law. She helps me so much and so often with my girls. She also cares for her elderly mother, runs her own household, works full-time and more. I feel she spreads herself too thin at times, doing so much for everyone else and not enough for herself. So she deserves a special treat and so much more!

  74. LAMusing says

    This year Mother’s day lands on my mom’s birthday! She’ll be 82 and I would love for her to have something special. She’s beat cancer just a few years ago and I try to keep her weight up, so the goodies would be perfect. And the pears would keep it healthy! I’d buy one for her myself, but I gave up my business to care for her, and now that she’s doing better I’ve found it’s pretty hard to get work in this economy…. and I’m no spring chicken myself 😛

  75. Terah says

    I would love to give this to my mom. As a poor college student I could never afford that on my own.

  76. Joleen says

    My mother-in-law has been a great blessing to me for over 40 years and I’d love to surprise her with this lovely gift.

  77. Kristina N. says

    While I would love this for myself, my mother-in-law could not be more amazing. Not only has she blessed me with my husband, but she’s done it completely without reservations and has welcomed me as her daughter. I would love to surprise my mother-in-law with this gift.

  78. Kimberly P. says

    I would send this to my mom. She lives pretty far away from me, and this gift would brighten her day! She hasn’t been feeling well for quite a while and what better way to feel some long distance love than to receive a surprise gift basket in the mail?! Thanks for an opportunity to pass on some sunshine on Mother’s Day. Love your blog! :)

  79. LynnG says

    For sure, I’d give it to my mother. And she’s so generous that I know she’ll share it with the rest of us!

  80. Erika Q says

    My mom is a dynamo: always up and going, going, going, taking care of my nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends alongside her (grown) kids. I would love to give this to her so that she can sit down and relax with some delicious treats! Thanks!

  81. says

    I would love to win this for my Mom. Lord knows she deserves it for putting up with my brother and me over the years. We certainly didn’t make it easy for her. She is a total bad ass and the only thing she loves more than wine is good food so it would be perfect.

  82. sarah k. says

    I would like to win it for my sister, who after our mom passed away from cancer stepped up and was a rock during such a hard time, I couldn’t have gone through everything without her.

  83. Phyllis says

    I would love to send this to my mom who is in rehab after falling and breaking her foot. She’s being a real trooper, but she doesn’t like to be away from home and I would to find a way to cheer her up.

  84. Margaret says

    Mother-in-law! It’s her first year with a daughter and I think she could use a little pick me up these days.

    • Tonia says

      I changed my mind — if I win I’ll give it to YOU Rachel! ‘Cause I can make all the baked stuff for my mom and go up to our warehouse or down to the Stemilt fruit store and get fabulous pears. Hope you have a lovely Mother’s day! :-)

  85. Lauren says

    I would love this for my sister, Heather! She is a mother of seven, and NEVER does anything for herself. She gives tirelessly to those around her, is a great mom, wife, and a wonderful sister. She is simply a fantastic human being who could use a good pick me up now and again!

  86. Lisa says

    Not sure yet; already sending flowers to distant Mom and Mom-in-love; if I win it I will have to wait on the Lord a bit and see what He says!

  87. sharonjo says

    I would love to send this to about a dozen special people in my life! If I have to choose just one though, it would be my mother. Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway.

  88. Millie says

    Definitely my mother – I didn’t even realize how much she put into raising me until I was an adult, and she deserves all the thanks she can get!

  89. Maggie MacLagan says

    Rebecca, I love your blog! I’m so sorry your family will be missing Mama Val this Mothers Day. If i may ,I’d like to send this to your family in her honor. If not I would like to share it with my daughter, Makala. She is a wonderful young lady who has held my hand through the loss of my mom, dad & best friend THIS YEAR. She has also survived the loss of her big (&only) brother Johnathan Roman. still having her to be a mother too has helped me survive. And she really likes pears

    • Maggie MacLagan says

      Sorry that no one has managed to teach me proper grammar. Are you crying yet? (Probably as soon as I mentioned Val. Didn’t mean to make you sad, I just understand the awful quiet that will be an unwelcome guest at her seat this year) When you’re done having a good cry,look up Eddy Lizard’s bit on pears. I’ve found that laughter is a good tonic after a grief.

  90. Marjorie says

    I’ve just recently found your blog, and it has revolutionized our dinner habits! With just two super busy adults in the house, we’ve taken to preparing most of our food in advance. Several of your recipes are staples here! Thank you!!

  91. katherine d says

    This would be for my mom. She’s sacrificed so much for me over the years, always putting our needs before hers.

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  92. Mary Withrow says

    My mother would receive this. She loves her sweets! I would be tempted to bring home a pear though! Lol – Thank you

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