If you are short on ideas on a present to give to that someone special or anyone for that matter, a wine gift basket nearly always does the trick. Unless the recipient is a recovering alcoholic or teetotaler, almost anyone would be pleased to receive a wine gift basket. Be it for a birthday or any other special occasion, a gift wine basket is one gift that is virtually guaranteed to please.
You can almost include anything in your wine basket and your choice is only limited by the size or your wallet or budget. The main ingredient of course should be wine and two bottles should usually do it. Crackers, fine cheese, spreads and other tasty treats are but some of the many other goodies that you might want to include and depending on who you are giving the gift to, fine chocolates could also be added to the mix. Some people like to add fruits like mandarins and oranges or for a more tropical feel fruits like mangoes would also make a very unique and interesting wine gift basket.
If you wanted to put the wine gift basket together yourself, the process is fairly easy. First find yourself a large, deep basket and place a nice piece of cloth inside. Start by adding a fine bottle of wine to the basket. For white wine try a Chardonnay or Chablis and for red wine, a bottle of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noire. Of course, nothing is stopping you from including both red and white wines should you wish to do so.
Your next step would be to add some crackers and with the wide range on the market today you should be spoilt for choice. Try to go for something a little unusual like those offering a slight taste of garlic or mustard or some made from whole grain or oats just to give your wine gift basket that special touch.