Now that the holidays are quickly approaching, here at WineBaskets.com we thought we would talk a little bit about presentation. After all, presentation matters! The way a gift looks when it is given is what can really make it feel like a grand gesture or just an afterthought. We know when we give a great bottle of wine as a gift, we’d like there to be a little fanfare to go along with it, right? So when you give a bottle of wine as a gift, there are many options in the way that you can choose to present the bottle of wine. Let’s take a look at a few different ideas on how to gift wrap a wine bottle.
How to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle: Four Fun and Unique Options
Option # 1: Gift Bags
Gift bags probably the most common way to present a bottle of wine as a gift, and very simple way at that. You can find wine gift bags almost anywhere, from your big box stores such as Target or Wal-Mart, to specialty wine shops. If you are buying your bottle of wine from a specialty wine shop, the chances are good that they will even have a gift bag for you. Wine gift bags can come in the form of fabric sacks with drawstrings, thick decorative paper with handles and more. Even if it is a simple brown paper bag with rope handles, there are lots of ways to dress it up! Here are a few ideas for sprucing up a brown paper wine bag:
- Ribbon tied around the handles or attached to the bag. If you can find out what their favorite color is, use that ribbon to tie a beautiful bow around the handles! Sometimes, wire ribbon is the easiest to craft into a very decorative bow, and there are tons of YouTube videos that will show you how to tie some really amazing-looking bows! Here is a video from Michael’s that is easy to follow and a great start.
- Colored Tissue Paper. The same goes here – see if you can find out what their favorite color is and have fun! Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, patterns, textures and so much more. When you use tissue paper inside a gift, the “look” really comes from bring all about the arrangement of the tissue paper, and the mixture of colors or patterns.
- Holiday-appropriate embellishments. Your local craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby will carry lots of little embellishments and adornments that you can add to your wine gift bag. If it is Christmas, you can use anything from pinecones and faux holly berries, to real sprigs of pine or spruce, to ornaments and beyond! If it is a different holiday, maybe Valentine’s Day or their birthday, try multi-colored ornament balls, paper flowers and so much more.
Option # 2: Fabric or Wrapping Paper
There truly are virtually limitless possibilities when it comes to presenting a wrapped bottle of wine! Wrapping your wine bottle gift up with paper is a lot easier than it sounds. All you need is a little bit of double-sided tape, some ribbon, a couple of gift tags and you’re ready to go! You’ll need a pair of scissors, too, of course! This video from our friends at Wine Spectator is absolutely perfect and so easy to follow along:
We actually love to use the dinner napkin method with burlap fabric, rolled up with beautiful ribbon. White ribbon looks amazing, and red ribbon looks very festive. No matter what you choose, you are sure to make a bottle of great Chardonnay look like a million bucks.
Option # 3: Pine Crates or Lacquered Gift Boxes
Wood crates and wine caddies are getting more and more popular and commonplace every day, and here at WineBaskets.com we think it has a lot to do with the grand reveal of opening that crate or gift box. WineBaskets.com is proud to offer many of our gifts in gorgeous wine crates or even our luxury lacquered burl wood boxes, crafted by hand by world class wood workers.
What is burl wood, you ask? We’ll tell you! Burl wood, or burr, as it is known in the United Kingdom, is a growth on a tree, a knot that grows in to a rounded shape. Inside this knot is what is known as the burl: the grain of the wood. This grain grows and forms in to a unique pattern. When these knots are cut off from the tree (don’t worry – this is actually good for the tree!) and they are cut open, gorgeous patterns of grain are revealed. These are completely unique to that particular knot itself! It is then that the wood is shaved and shaped. Then the carpenter will carve it in to a beautiful wine box, line the box with velvet and lacquer the wood with many layers of crystal clear resin that over time, gives the burl wood that a beautiful shine. The most amazing thing to keep in mind about burl wood is that there is never an instance where two boxes will be identical. Knowing that no two pieces are ever the same – just the same as a fingerprint or a snowflake – isn’t that cool? That is why WineBaskets offers these incredible burl wood boxes, because they are such a unique and interesting addition to an already impressive bottle of wine.
Another option for presenting a bottle of wine as a gift is to give it in a tailored wine caddy. Here at WineBaskets.com we have a few to choose from. One of the most popular best sellers is the Catalina Wine Tote. This wine tote carries two bottles, which it opens to reveal by a clasp on the side of the vegan suede and leather box. The reason we love this wine caddy so much as a way to present a wine gift is because it’s enduring – a way that your recipient will remember the gift you gave them, as they carry this wine caddy to future events, such as parties, concerts in the park, picnics, and many more outings in which wine can be transported.