On unhinderedliving, there is also a recipe for making cayenne tincture to have on hand in case you are worried about bleeding before or after the placenta is out and do not want to eat the placenta, saving it for the placenta tincture.
Just thought you'd like to know! Im not sure about gifts for your boys, do you want the gifts to be related to birth/new baby?
And for food hmm, if a fruit platter is going to perish you could buy apples, oranges and other fruit that keeps well for a couple of weeks in the fridge and get hubby to chop it up when the time comes.
Also I suggest getting the material for making basic sandwiches that you can cut into triangles and keep on a large plate. It'll keep everyone happy and you may find yourself wanting something more solid than fruit. I had cold ham sandwiches after I gave birth and they were the best thing I had ever tasted (ham as in ham off the bone of a large xmas ham!)