Wine gift baskets make great gifts and are always looked at with anticipation when someone notices that they have received one. It can be a lot of fun to open the basket and discover what goodies are inside. Wine gift baskets can be given for any occasion and event as they can be tailored for all holidays and celebrations. You also have the option of ordered a gift basket or creating your own gift basket.
If you are ordering a wine gift basket then you generally have a choice to make. You may be able to choose from a preset wine gift basket based on the price.
Many companies are recommending the second option as you can create a truly personalized gift. This way you have the option of creating personalized basket for a friend or purchasing a themed basket for someone you may not know as well.
You can get very creative with the wines you chose. The same wine produced in different areas of the world will have different aromas and flavors and you can create a basket of different merlots, pinot noirs and more.
Besides wine you can pair gourmet foods that individuals may not normally purchase. Crackers, cheeses, spreads, dried fruits and chocolates all go well with wine. You can also include wine glasses and other wine accessories such as wine gems, wine pourers, decanter and more. If you have chosen Italian wine then incorporate traditional Italian foods as well.
There is more to a wine gift basket then just wine and you should also include gourmet food products and wine accessories in your wine gift basket. Food products such as cheeses, spreads, chocolates, crackers and dried fruits all pair well with wine. If you are doing a sparkling wine basket then you could include a pair of champagne flutes. Other types of wine accessories include drop stops, corkscrews, wine rabbits, wine jewels and wine pourers to name a few. There are also many wine books available that can be added.
To make your own wine gift basket you will need to gather everything you want to put in the basket. You will need a basket or container to arrange all the items nicely as well as stuffing and some ribbon or cellophane to wrap the basket. You always want to go form small to large so you don’t crush anything. The finishing touch is a beautiful ribbon or even a personalized note.