I was raised to always bring a gift to who ever is hosting the party that I’m attending. Whether it be a bottle of wine or flowers, I make sure that I never show up to anyone’s house empty handed. It’s a simple gesture to say thank you for taking the time for having the party and hosting it. Since we go to so many different parties throughout the year, I thought it would be a good idea to share one of my favorite gifts to give because it makes a great hostess gift or even an amazing holiday gift that is suitable for anyone!
My go-to gift is a DIY Wine Basket that is full of goodies for the host. I have a rule about giving gifts, if I wouldn’t want to receive it then I don’t give it. I try to think about gifts that I would want to receive which is why I usually resort to bringing the same gifts over and over. You can never go wrong with wine or flowers, am I right?
Introducing the Holiday Wine Basket…
Making a Holiday Wine Basket can be as simple or as intricate as you want it to be. I like to keep mine simple and themed. Since Christmas will be here before we know it, I added everything you would need to enjoy a glass of wine at home.
Inside my basket include 1 bottle of Manuscript Wine Red Blend, Holiday Dish Towels, DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses, Festive Paper Napkins and my favorite chocolates. There are a few reasons why this makes an amazing gift. Not only is it easy to make, it won’t break the bank. This basket can be made under $30!
Always add your favorite wine. Mine is Manuscript, not only is it the best wine I’ve ever had – it’s also from a local company! The red blend is a Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot—with hints of Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc. You can’t go wrong with this full body blend. If I’m not sure what type of wine the host drinks, this is the one I grab for them. It’s a great “go-to” wine.
Holiday dish towels can be purchased at Target for under $5. I fell in love with the Naughty and Nice towels (and might have even grabbed a pair for myself). The DIY Wine Glasses are my favorite to give as a gift. They’re simple to make but don’t forget to include chalk so they can use the gift. I bought two bags of chocolates and dumped them into the wine glasses before putting them into the holiday wine basket. Not only does it add a bit of color, but everybody loves chocolate.
If you want to add more items to your holiday basket, I would suggest a wine stopper, wine opener, additional wine glasses, 2 bottles of wine, a candle, chocolate bars, candy canes, and coasters. The possibilities are endless. What others items would you add to the basket?