Holidays can be a stressful time trying to decide what gifts to give to each of your friends and family members. Choosing the right gift can be exasperating — should you buy him a watch or new shirts? Should you give her jewelry or a gift card to her favorite store? One of the easiest presents to give during the holidays, however, is food. Everyone loves receiving gifts of food during the holidays. When deciding on Christmas food gift ideas, a gift basket is the perfect choice. Christmas gift basket ideas are many and varied; these gifts can be large and extravagant, or small and simple. No matter the content or size, gift baskets are fun and simple to both order or make yourself.
A popular Christmas gift basket to give during the holiday season is a Christmas wine gift basket. These Christmas theme gift baskets are simple to make and a fun activity for your family. Depending on the recipient of the basket, you can get creative with what items are placed inside. For a Christmas wine gift basket there are a variety of wines to choose from—red, white, blush and bubbly. If the recipient of the basket enjoys red wine, you can include various examples of red wine, such as Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and red Moscato. This can provide your friend or family member with a nice sampling of red wines. If the gift recipient prefers white wines, you could do the same sampling type gift basket, but replace the red wines with white.
Some popular white wines are Reisling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. Once you have established the types of wine you can next decide on what type of basket you wish to present your gift. You can choose to place your wines in a wicker basket or a woven grass basket; you can even choose the color of the basket, either white, espresso brown, or a traditional seagrass color.
Wine Gift Basket
The next step in creating your Christmas wine gift basket is the decorating. In gift baskets it is common to have shredded paper, cellophane, or tissue surround the items inside to add some extra color and decoration to the basket, as well as provide some cushioning while traveling. This shredding can be any color you wish and can be purchased at a local craft store. Depending on the holiday color scheme you choose, you can have green, red, blue, white, or silver shredding. If you choose to go with the traditional look of Christmas you can fill your Christmas wine gift basket with red or green shred, or even mix the two together for a nice blend. Other holiday color combinations that would be perfect for your gift baskets with a Christmas theme would be red and white. This color combination can offer the feel of both candy canes and Santa Claus. Another simple holiday color scheme to choose is blue and silver; this creates the warm feel of a winter wonderland.
Wine Gift Ideas
Once the color scheme of the shred is decided upon you can add other small items or Christmas decorations to the Christmas wine gift basket to give it some extra pizazz. You can include wine glasses, a corkscrew, or holiday theme coasters. In addition, paper or plastic holiday decorations can be purchased at your local craft store such as snowflakes, candy canes, present box replicas, snowmen, and even little Santa Claus replicas. Of course, another added touch would be the addition of cheese to create festive wine and cheese baskets, too. After the final touches are added to the basket by putting the small decorations inside, the entire gift basket can be wrapped with clear cellophane wrap and tied off with a beautiful matching bow. This will help to hold all of the wines inside the basket while also creating the look of a wrapped present.