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How to Choose the Best Wine Gift

 A gift of wine is an elegant and traditional gesture of good will. If you're not a wine drinker yourself or you'd just like some guidance on wine gift ideas, you've come to the right place! With nearly 30 years of gifting experience, the GiftTree team is a reliable and knowledgable resource for information about wine gifts. Here are the 5 steps to choosing the best wine gift.

1. Consider Your Recipient

First things first! Make sure recipient would welcome a bottle of wine. This is where your observation skills come in. Maybe you've seen them enjoy a glass of wine at an occasion or observed wine bottles at their home. Or perhaps you know they took a vacation to California wine country because they told you about the several wineries where they toured and tasted. Once you've determined that they enjoy wine, it's time to get to work on selection!Lucky Duck Duo Wine Crate Gift

2. Know Your Budget

Before you start shopping, make sure to determine what your budget is for this gift. This may be based on your available funds, how close you are to the recipient, and the gifting occasion. And, once you've set your budget, be sure to stick to it! There are plenty of fabulous wines to choose from at all price points. 

3. Choose the Best Gift for the Occasion

At GiftTree, our Wine Gifts collection features several different ways to send a bottle of wine. Discover the perfect wine gift that suits the recipient's preferences and your budget. Not sure if your recipient leans toward red wine or white wine? No problem! Several of our wine gifts offer a two-bottle selection that includes both. For example, our popular Toast of California Wine Gift Basket features gourmet foods arranged around a flavorful Chardonnay and a versatile Pinot Noir. 

Wine Gift Baskets Offer a Moment to Gather

Shop our collection of Wine Gift Baskets and find a terrific selection of gorgeous baskets that perfectly pair gourmet food and wine. These gifts are suitable for every occasion. They're an excellent choice for any occasion that might spark an impromptu gathering because they offer both food and refreshment to gather around. For this reason, we recommend a wine gift basket delivery for a sympathy gift, a congratulations gift, or a birthday gift.Toast of California Wine Basket

Send a Wine Crate for a Keepsake Gift

For a special anniversary, a wedding gift, a new baby, or a graduation gift, we love the idea of sending a Wine Crate. This is because a gift from this collection includes both a bottle of wine and a keepsake container. Some of the wood crates can even be engraved with a special message, making the keepsake even more personal and meaningful. When the occasion calls for a toast, consider a Champagne or Sparkling Wine Crate that includes two flutes. Perfect to inspire a "Cheers!" moment. Keepsake Champagne Toast Crate with Chateau Montmore

Visit Our Reserve Cellar for the Ultimate in Luxury Wines

If it's time to pull out all the stops, consider a gift from our Reserve Cellar. Here we feature a collection of world-class wines. Milestone occasions such as celebrating retirement, closing the big deal, or marking a 50th anniversary all call for a memorable gift. With iconic labels such as Opus One, Silver Oak, Piper Heidsieck, and Dom Pérignon among others, a gift from our Reserve Cellar is perfect for a special moment.

A Wine Bundle Gift Is Great Gift for Hosts and Housewarmings

Have you been invited to a housewarming party? A nifty trio of wines can make a lovely gift. Or maybe your recipient loves to entertain and might really appreciate a gift like the Dinner Party Trio or Supper Club Special. Visit our Wine Bundles collection and discover an assortment of highly giftable wine bundles.Red, White & Rosé Wine Gift

Treasure Hunters Know to Shop Our Wine Cellar Sale

Finally, if you want to find the best value for your money, visit our Wine Cellar Sale. Here, you'll find an ever-changing collection of fabulous wine deals. From well-known wines to hidden gems, discover a treasure trove of wine gifts at a great price! And if you see something you like, don't let the opportunity pass you by! These offerings are only available until sold out. 

4. Consider the Time of Year

A good wine is a good wine any time of year. But if you want a little help choosing among all the great wine options, here are some seasonal considerations. For spring, we suggest a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc - perfectly crisp with enough body as we transition from cooler to warmer weather. When summer comes around, we're all about a chilled Rosé - the ultimate patio sipping wine. Aravanti Rosé is a perfectly lovely choice for a casual summertime gathering. For an autumn gift, consider a gorgeous Red Blend or Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, when it comes to winter, our mind goes right to all the holiday gatherings and opportunities for a toast! So of course the sparkling wines come to mind. Send a delightful California sparkler like Chateau Montmore Reserve or a French Champagne like Dom Pérignon or Veuve Clicquot. Veuve Clicquot presented on gold tray

5. Presentation Is Everything!

When it comes to giving a wine gift, the details matter. And this is where GiftTree truly shines! From the beautiful satin ribbons we tie around each gift basket to the crafted notecard with your own personal message included with every gift, we take care of the details to ensure a great unboxing experience for your recipient. And, of course, we carefully hand-package each gift so that it arrives safe and secure. For a beautiful wine gift that is sophisticated and thoughtful, shop GiftTree and discover the GiftTree difference!

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