Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What To Give A Wine Lover, Some Practical Ideas

Having a problem finding that perfect gift for a wine loving friend or family member? Keep on reading and you will find out what to give. The gifts will not be very expensive. But once you give them, the receiver will find that you can't put a value on these gifts.

All it takes is a little inspiration to create a perfect wine lovers gift.

There are two basic principles a gift should conform to. The first principle tells us that a gift should be able to give a hart warming feeling to the receiver. The second principles tells us that a gift should be cost effective. Cost effective does not mean a gift should be cheap. It can't be stressed enough that you should never buy a gift just because it is cheap. A gift should be worth the price you pay for it.

To focus on the first principle a bit, to give something that touches the receiver we should know what he or she really likes to get and which also tells a personal story. You should really do the best you can to find that special and personal gift.

Let's take a look at what a wine lover would like to receive. Maybe you could get a rare but not to expensive bottles of wine and add some food items that go well with the wine you've chosen. You could also add some wine accessories and have them engraved with a monogram, this would give it that extra personal touch.

Maybe we should think outside the wine bottle and look at gifts that are related to wine. You could give a lovely bottle of wine and some nice looking good quality crystal glasses. Put a lovely hand written toast on a card and you give it that personal sentiment.

Another great gift would be a gift basket. Become a private investigator and try to find out those little wishes the receiver has and put those items in the gift basket. Maybe the person for who you are creating this gift has a special bottle of wine he or she wishes to taste, wants that special recipe book about creating dishes with wine, special crystal glasses or wine accessories.

And if you want to be really trendy you should go for those little miniature wine bottles. If you want to give a few, 12 or 18 you should buy a few bottles every month. But once you have them all together and present them as a gift to that wine lover friend then they will know that you just went the extra mile for them.

Never forget the second principle, a gift shouldn't or doesn't need to be expensive but make sure it doesn't look cheap. It should be cost effective. Try and get the most effect with the least cost. In the end it should be about the thought behind the gift and not about the price. Make it personal and make it about wine, we are talking about wine lovers.

Jean Bolton loves to give gifts and wine is her favorite. She shows at http://www.worldwidewinegifts.com what you can do with wine when it comes to giving.

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