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DIY Wine Basket Gift

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Celebrations and holidays are year round, and it is quite tiring to think of something to give every time an occasion draws near. It has been my problem too, that is why I thought of something for everyone and for all occasions. So, I decided to prepare a do-it-yourself wine basket as gift!

Why give gift of DIY wine basket? Why not? Wines are for all occasions and you will never go wrong with it as a gift. And making your own will not just help you get rid of those expensive gourmet wine basket but it will also allow you to personalize the bundle the way you like it and the way you think it seems to be.

Making your own custom, awesome and personalized wine basket is pretty easy and very enjoyable. Put together your creative gift ideas and you will surely come up with a good basket of everything related to wine.

Your Kind of Wine Basket

Since it is a customized wine basket, everything in it will be entirely up to you. You may have a few factors to list that you may consider prepping your gift – one of course, is your budget.

Set your budget per basket at first, and from there, you can play around and look for items that will comprise your bundle. Get your wines from wine shops and the other stuff from a craft store, discount outlets or even flea markets. Does this make you fret that your basket might look too cheap? Worry not, because buying from discounted shops does not equate to bad finds, your taste will create the vibe of your wine basket and not the price of items in it.

Preparing for a customized gift gives you full authority what to include and what not. You may even add up some inclusions that match up with wine – like chocolates, gourmet chips or even cheeses. And having a themed basket will give you more ideas of items to include in the bundle that will fancy up your gift.

Preparing for a wine and chocolate basket might engage you in creating the perfect pairs. Richer chocolate goes well with more full-bodied wines. You may actually prepare the wine and chocolate basket the way you want it to be, but these are two of life’s best indulgences, so getting them correctly paired is definitely worth it.

  • Milk Chocolate paired with Recioto della Valpolicella
  • Dark Chocolate paired with Vin Santo
  • White Chocolate and Pinot Noir

Snacks and wine combinations make a good pair too. And with this, it is safe to assume that we are talking about pairing flavourful chips with one good wine. Aside from the easy match of pairing dry to extra dry wines with salty snacks, you can load up your basket with these good pairs too:

  • Mexican Chips and Salsa paired with Champagne, Sparkling Wine, or Pinot Noir
  • Tortilla Chips paired with Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio
  • Plain Potato Chips, Pretzels and Peanuts paired with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc
  • BBQ Potato Chips paired with Red Zinfandel
  • Popcorn paired with Chardonnay or Champagne

If you opt to prepare a cheese and wine basket for someone who loves cheese and crackers, you may include items that may be used while enjoying the main stars of the bundle such as crackers, wine glasses, cheese boards, cheese knives and condiment knives. In pairing cheese with wine, take note of the general rule of thumb that light cheeses goes well with fresh wines, while wines with more body goes well with aged cheeses.

  • Cheese paired with Sparkling Wines or un-oaked Chardonnay
  • Goats’ cheese paired with French Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hard cheeses paired with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Blue cheese paired with Sauternes or Tokaji

But going for a plain wine basket may be a safe choice for all too. And what else would your wine basket include? Of course, wines. You may choose to prepare a basket with a bottle of good wine, or a basket with a few mini wines whichever you find fitting to your preference. You may include two to three varieties of wine in your bundle and include two wine glasses and a cork screw too.

How to Assemble a Wine Basket?

Are you ready to create your own wine basket? Yes? Yes. Then let’s have a checklist of the things you will need for your customized gift bundle:

  • Gift Basket
  • Paper Fillers based on your theme or occasion
  • Wine or mini wines
  • Wine glasses
  • Corkscrew
  • Wine book or wall hanging
  • Chocolates, snacks, or cheeses and crackers if you are into themed baskets
  • Other items that you may add such as fresh fruits, wine coasters and charms, and instructions about wine

Now that you have all that you wish to include in your bundle, let’s go assemble your first wine basket:

Fill your basket with paper fillers based on your preferred color or theme. Make sure that your basket will just have enough space for the wines and the related items. We do not want your basket to look so empty.

Add the wine and other items in the basket and arrange them beautifully. If you need to add some height to smaller items up in the basket, you may use rolled up tissue paper and place it in the bottom covered with paper fillers.

Place the Wine Book or wall hanging at the back of the basket. This will serve as the focal point of your bundle. Then arrange all other remaining items in a pleasing manner. You may want to add some stuff or accessory that is unique to your personality to give the gift that very personal touch. You can also include occasion related designs to theme up your bundle.

Wrap the gift basket in clear cellophane or leave it as it is. Place the gift tag to finish off the prepping.

You are all set and done! Your custom, personalized wine basket is now ready to be gifted away. I am pretty sure that whoever will be the recipient of your wine basket will take pleasure in indulging your awesome treats and ideas.

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DIY Wine Basket Gift. (2021, Jul 26). Retrieved from https://samploon.com/diy-wine-basket-gift/

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