Do you have a wine lover on your shopping list? A wine-themed gift basket is a great way to go. You can load the basket with all sorts of wine-related goodies that will be sure to please the recipient. Here are some basket ideas to try.
The first component you’ll need is a container. Any basket will work as long as it is big enough to hold all of the items you want to include. A picnic basket is a fitting option for the wine theme. The recipient can pack up her wine along with a picnic lunch in the basket. Another themed idea is a wooden wine crate as the container.
The next obvious item to include in the basket is the wine itself. The selection is easiest if you know the recipient’s preference in wine. If you’re not sure, include a few bottles of different varieties. You can do a theme, such as sweet white wines or all local wines. You can also buy small bottles of wine to give more variety.
Want to round out the contents of the basket? You can find lots of fun wine accessories to tuck into the basket. Wine glasses are one option. Go with traditional stemmed wine glasses or stemless glasses. Look for a decorative glass instead of a plain glass to make it look special. Other wine accessory ideas include a bottle stopper, corkscrew, wine rack, decanter or wine glass markers.
Foods are often paired with wine and make another good option to fill out the gift basket. Chocolate is a popular pick that will hold up well in a gift basket without refrigeration. Cheese is another popular option. Cheese can handle being out of the refrigerator for a while. You can also throw in some crackers or a cheese board and knife.