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Gourmet Foods 101
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"The average gift basket contains a minimum of five items."

Wine Gift Baskets

Gifts for Wine Lovers

Gift baskets have been popular for many years now, and while the fruit basket may be considered to be the mother of them all, there is definitely a lot of interesting offspring to choose from. A wine gift basket can be considered one of these.

Some people may look at gift baskets as being a "last resort" type of gift, but they don't have to be. A lot of thought, time and creativity can go into gift baskets. The first thing to remember is that this is a gift. It may be tempting to fill the basket with your favorite types of red, white and rose wines, but it's a better idea to find out what kind of wine the recipient of the gift basket appreciates. If you don't know the types of wine they prefer, you could base the wine the type of food they like to eat.

Wine gift baskets are ideal presents for both men and women as they can be made to suit any occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, etc. While it might seem reasonable to assume that men prefer their drinks out of a can or twist top bottle, it may be an unfair assumption. Many men appreciate and prefer wine to other types of alcoholic beverages and will actually take the time and effort to uncork one of their favorite bottles. Men may prefer to receive a bottle of wine they can immediately open and drink or a bottle they can store in their wine cabinet or cellar, while women may be more delighted with a wine accessory such as a corkscrew, crystal wine glasses or decanter.

There are some guidelines you may want to follow to help you create or buy the right wine gift basket. The occasion for buying the basket may be a factor as there are various wine gift baskets for various occasions. Wine gift baskets are usually a hit at parties as the assorted items allow everyone to share the gift and enjoy the wine and other delicious tidbits such as cheeses and chocolates. The price you want to pay is also a factor and many tasty wine gift baskets can be made or bought from $25 to$50.

You may also want to base your gift basket on the person's knowledge of wine. If the wine basket is for somebody who isn't too familiar with wine, then a book on enjoying wine is an excellent idea. If the person is a connoisseur of fine wines, you may want to include a wine accessory they don't yet own.