A wine basket is a wonderful and thoughtful gift for both discerning connoisseurs and those who simply enjoy a tipple. The great variety of wine gift hampers available makes them suitable for almost any occasion, as well as for both men and women; all you need to do is choose the right one, and luckily this should be fairly straightforward.
First, and perhaps foremost, consider the recipient of the gift and their interest in wine. Are they someone who would appreciate a bottle of wine to open straight away and share with friends, or would they prefer a fine bottle to add to their wine cabinet and save for a special occasion? Experts suggest that, for a new wine drinker, it is better to stick with well known wines, whereas if you a buying for a connoisseur, or someone you really want to impress, you might want to consider hunting down some more obscure options. Furthermore, studies have shown that whilst men would prefer just a bottle or a two, women in particular enjoy receiving accessories such as fancy stoppers or wine charms as well.
It is also wise to consider the occasion for which the hamper is being given. If it is for a party, easy to open bottles and wine with simple flavours are likely to go down well, whereas, for a more private occasion, such as valentine’s day or an anniversary, a corked bottle with all the ceremony it requires for opening can be very romantic. Some wine hampers come with complimenting extras such as cheese or chocolate, or even small wine guides, and so it is also worth considering whether this would be right for the occasion or recipient.
There are wine gift sets out there to suit all wine drinkers and all budgets, and the surest way of finding the right one is remembering for whom and what occasion you are buying for.