A wine gift basket can be a very kind, luxurious, and personal gift to someone you love and appreciate. A wine gift basket is not difficult to put together, either. All you need are some elegant presentation materials, a craftsman’s choice in wine, and the right wine accessories. Assembling the ultimate basket starts with deciding what those key elements are.
Beyond selecting the right wine, there are some wine gift basket ideas to help fill out your basket presentation. Here are the fourteen best wine gift basket ideas for friends:
Idea #1: Wine Glasses
If you search online, you can find some amazing, abstract, and artful wine glasses. Include a pair along with the other gifts in your wine gift basket. A premium wine glass is necessary to collect those aromas you want. They are essential items in any gift baskets for wine lovers.
Idea #2: Cheese Knives
A cheese knife or cheese knife set is one of the best wine gift basket ideas. This is a luxury gift, multi-purpose in design. Users can cut their cheese, pick it up, and serve, plate, or eat it comfortably without the cheese sticking.
Idea #3: Wine Stopper
A high-quality wine stopper can help seal a wine bottle and preserve the taste for longer. There are many types of wine stoppers, from plastic to stainless steel and glass, in addition to their shapes and overall designs.
Idea #4: Coasters
Coasters are one of the more inexpensive wine gift basket ideas, but they can look extremely luxurious. They are made from a variety of materials. You may wish to do a deep search into finding the best coasters, ideally one with an aesthetic in line with the gift recipient’s personality.
Idea #5: Wine Bottle Opener
Find a luxury wine bottle opener, manual or electric, to include in your gift basket. Many high-tech and iconic wine openers can help uncork your best bottle of wine, including some adorned with different logos and iconography that could appeal to your special someone.
Idea #6: Wine Bottle Sleeve
A wine bottle sleeve will help keep your wine cold. Sort of like a portable wine cooler, they’re smart if you’re buying for someone you know enjoys travelling or where the wine will be stored outside the fridge for an extended period.
Idea #7: Wine Aerator
A wine aerator can make your wine taste better. Some are handheld, others electric. If you haven’t used an aerator before, they work to mellow the tannins and soften the hard edges of any wine. For someone who doesn’t drink a lot of wine, this might be a way to help soften a favourite for them.
Idea #8: Luxury Candle
Candles are another excellent choice for a wine gift basket, adding to its charm. Some amazing-smelling candle brands are out there, especially when digging online, including many that are all-natural, eco-friendly, and homemade.
Idea #9: Wine Book
You may want to toss in some light reading with your wine accessories. Anything like a wine bible, a world’s guide to wine, or similar literature can be very alluring and help fill your basket. A book that’s funny or wine-related in some way can also help lighten the load.
Idea #10: Pasta And Sauce
Add a little pasta to your wine gift basket. Find an interesting-looking dry pasta. Choose a pasta seasoning or some pasta sauce to include. With this, you’re giving them a whole meal to enjoy. Perhaps it’s a meal you can help them prepare, too. It’s a great gift idea for someone you wouldn’t normally spend time with, such as a parent or a sibling.
Idea #11: Dried Fruit And Nuts
In the same vein as pasta, sticking with the food theme, you may want to select some dried nuts and fruits to include in your wine gift basket. Almonds and pecans are best. Any dried mango, apricots, blueberries, cashews, pistachios, or other dried and preserved ingredients are appreciated.
Idea #12: Repackage In Jars
A lot of people go rustic and vintage with their wine gift baskets. That works. Instead of having brands and packaging form sharp corners and advertisements in your basket, you can remove dried foods, put them into transparent mason jars, and create rustic mini-presentations that personalize the contents of your gift basket a little more.
Idea #13: Earth-Toned Colors
How you decorate a wine gift basket is important. Wine comes from the ground, and for that reason, earth-toned colours are most welcome. Shredded tissue paper, large pieces of confetti, crinkled paper, and similar materials should all be colour-coded accordingly. Use a very simple colour palette.
Idea #14: Winery Gift Certificate
Another memory-maker of a wine gift basket accessory is a winery gift certificate. Offer to make a day of it and take your gift recipient to your chosen winery. It can make for a fun afternoon alongside friends and family as you taste unfamiliar wines or choose a bottle of a time-tested favourite.