A wine gift basket is a good choice for most gift-giving occasions. You can order wine gift baskets at various places online but it's easy to make your own gift basket. You will need to put some thought into what the occasion is and who you plan on giving it to in order to create the perfect gift. With a little creativity and planning, you can create a wine gift basket that is sure to be appreciated.
A gift basket can be created to fit every budget and taste. The wine, of course, is the star of the wine gift basket so you should certainly put some care into choosing what wine to include. If you know the recipient's favorite wine, that's an easy choice. Once you've chosen your wine, then you can decide what else to go in your basket.
For a hostess gift, your wine should match what you're having for dinner. A lovely red wine for beef dishes or a white wine for fish are good choices. Adding a set of wine charms will allow the hostess to not worry about people identifying their glasses.
For a birthday wine gift basket, try to buy a wine that was produced the year the recipient was born for a thoughtful touch. This is also a good idea for an anniversary gift. Add a pair of wine glasses and a classic date DVD and you have the makings of a romantic evening. You can even add in massage oils or similar items to complete the theme.
For a Christmas gift, adding in some wine accessories will please the wine enthusiast. A good quality corkscrew or wine collectors album would be appreciated by any wine lover. Layer in some shiny gold and silver Christmas bulbs and the gift becomes beautiful and useful.
Depending on what type of wine you are using, there are many edible things you could put in the basket, too. Crackers, cheeses, chocolate and nuts are all good choices depending on which wine you use. These can be with or without the various accessories already discussed above.
The basket you choose will also add value to your wine gift. Just because it is called a gift basket doesn't mean that you are limited to traditional wicker baskets. Wicker and rattan are great choices but alternatives can be fun, too. An ice bucket would be a good choice for a champagne gift basket or perhaps a picnic basket for an anniversary gift?
You don't need a big budget to create a great wine gift basket. The key to putting together a gift basket that anyone would love is in the thought and care put into it. Take your time and think about the person's taste and personality when assembling your gift.
I'm sure these few gift suggestions are sparking tons of ideas for your own wine gift baskets. Just remember to keep the recipient in mind when you create your basket and you will be giving a wine gift that they will enjoy and savor.