Give the Gift of Citrus This Holiday Season

Dan Citrus

By Ruth Borger

Sending boxes of Florida citrus across the country to friends and family during the holidays is a beloved tradition. But it is important to work with a certified grower/gift shipper as it is illegal in Florida for individuals to send citrus via the mail or delivery services. You can find a list of Florida gift fruit shippers at

UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

There are many additional citrus-themed items that will make a perfect gift this holiday season. From the homemade to prepackaged, you can find ideas and selections online through a simple Google search. The Etsy site is a great place to find unique and personal citrus gifts. Included are some additional ideas and helpful links below.

A fun and unusual pick-me-up is the citrus pop-up card offered by Lovepop. It’s an inexpensive bit of Florida sunshine delivered in the mailbox.

You can find chocolate-covered orange peels, organic dried oranges, citrus wines and beers, teas and any number of cakes, cookies, jams and marmalades at local growers’ shops or online. Almost anything can be infused with citrus, including grapefruit gummy bears, orange blossom honey, a …..

Learn more about how to Give the Gift of Citrus This Holiday Season on the Citrus Industry website.