Wine Gift Basket Ideas: Creative Ways to Give Wine

Thinking about delivering your best friend a basket full of her favorite wine accessories? Or perhaps you want to send the perfect gift to your favorite client. Unfortunately, most pre-packaged wine gift baskets are impersonal at best, and obsolete at worst. Traditional wicker gift baskets are always the same, are hard to reuse and are boring.

Instead of settling for an impersonal wine gift basket, try these instead. You can make an impression with these wine basket ideas tailored to different personalities.

For the fashion-conscious female

Your sister, best friend or mother-in-law practically breathes Merlot. Give her a carefully curated gift basket that perfectly matches her taste and style.

Wine Spirits Charm Bracelet
  • The Wine Spirits Charm Bracelet will show her love of wine through jewelry. It is an attractive, silver bracelet adorned with wine bottle and grape charms.

  • Red wine drinkers need to be prepared for mishaps! The Wine Away Emergency Kit is a powerful yet gentle stain remover that is formulated to remove most red wine stains from carpets and fabrics.

  • Slip in a useful corkscrew such as the Le Creuset Waiter’s Corkscrew or the Rabbit Vertical Corkscrew. These high-quality products are both stylish and practical.

  • Help her celebrate a special occasion with an Eco-Candle In Bottle. This Bordeaux-Fig and Vetiver-scented candle uses soy wax and a recycled wine bottle.

  • Finally, what’s a good gift basket without a little chocolate? A gift box of Anettes Wine Chocolates includes six flavors to pair well with Port, Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. 

For a fun packaging touch, load everything (and her favorite bottle of wine if it fits!) into a basket with decorative, shredded paper, wrap in cellophane with a bow, and even use a cork as a gift tag.

For the on-the-go couple

Gifts for couples are always tough. Buying a unified gift for two different people with different tastes can be a headache just to think about.

Laser Etched Recycled Wine Wood Carrier
  • Turn the actual basket into something any wine-loving lovebirds can use. My favorite option for wine-loving couples is this Laser Etched Recycled Wine Wood Carrier with space for votive candles. Perfect for a picnic or an outdoor party, you can populate with a few bottles of limited-edition wine, and leave a few spaces empty for  a few extra goodies. Personalizing the carrier with their names and a date will make this gift even more special to the both of them.
  • She loves a light Pinot Gris but he tends more toward a full Bordeaux. Get them each an aerator (one for red, one for white) to suit each their individual palates (and prepare to hear how thrilled they are that they don’t have to share).
  • Maybe you can even throw in these affordable and effective TipTop Reusable Wine Corks, which double as corks and wine pourers – that way they can try out all of their new, tasty wines without having to finish the whole bottle. Place these gift items right into the carrier and fill out the bottom with decorative, shredded paper and a personal card.

For the guy who has it all

Maybe he’s a client or your best man, but when you finally think you’ve found something he’s most definitely never heard of, you find out he just bought it last week. Choose this slightly techie gift basket to make a statement (and to make his day).

Black & Brown Leather Wine Bags
  • Sleek, modern, stylized, trend-setting. Not only do these words describe the recipient of the gift, but also our Black & Brown Leather Wine Bags. Tuck a bottle of wine, or two, or four (we don’t judge), and a few other gifts inside.
  • As a jetsetter, he doesn’t have time to worry about his favorite Argentinian wines breaking in his luggage. Good thing these WineSkin Bottle Transport Bags prevent just that.

  • He’s definitely got a lot of corkscrews, but does he have a Rogar Wine Bottle Opener + Stand? Didn’t think so. Rogar counter and table stand openers are famed for their quality and durability, featuring the finest components and providing years of flawless service. Champion and Estate wine bottle openers are ingenious, 19th century American reproduction corkscrews that can open both standard and flanged bottles.

  • To continue the leather theme and to keep his drinks cold, the Brown Leather Wine Chiller has double-walled construction, a stainless steel interior and will elevate his homebar decor.

Place all of the smaller items into the wine bag and add a bow onto the Rogar Opener + Stand for him to create a thoughtful and luxurious gift.

About the author: Lauren Caselli is a professional event planner and freelance writer, specializing in articles about weddings and entertaining. She’s planned over 100 events from 10-person intimate dinner parties to 300-person industry conferences.