the holiday season, most of us are in a frantic search for presents
for loved ones and friends.
Next time, instead of the usual
hassle of selecting a gift which will suit him or her, try sending
a wine gift basket instead. Wine gift baskets are a perfect
present for both men and women and suit every occasion e.g.
Birthdays, Weddings etc. The information below will help you
select an appropriate wine gift for that special occasion.
Who will be receiving the wine gift basket?
Wine lovers will prefer a bottle of wine which they
can open and drink immediately or store in their own wine cabinet (the smile when he or she unwraps the present to discover a 1990 Bordeaux is priceless.) If you're unsure about the type of wine they prefer, consider a wine accessory such as a corkscrew, crystal wine glasses or a decanter. Below are the four basic questions you need to ask yourself before you shop for a wine gift.
What is the occasion?
Different wine gift baskets are suitable for various occasions. Wine gift baskets are a favorite for parties. The other items you include will allow everyone to enjoy the gift or enjoy the wine with delicious tidbits as well. Around the holidays, look to neighorhood wine merchants who may also have wine gift baskets for special occasions such as Valentine's Day or Christmas gift giving.
What's your budget?
Most nifty wine gift baskets can be had for $25-$50 although fine wines will be more expensive. Wine gifts often include cheese and chocolates (a favorite with children). No matter how much you spend, just remember it's the thought that counts!
[ED NOTE: For the crafty, also consider a gift basket with wine and edibles you can make yourself, wrapped in colorful cellophone and a big, bright bow.]
How much do they know about wine?
If the wine gift is for a beginning wine enthusiast, then a well-written book on enjoying wine will be an excellent gift whereas an expert wine enthusiast might appreciate having a wine stopper or some other accessory.
Try to find wine gadgets that he or she does not already own, although don't fret about buying a duplicate decanter or or corkscrew. Most people will be touched by the thoughtfulness of your gift. The wine gadget will also remind them of your friendship each time they enjoy a bottle of fine wine.