We’ve all been there. That moment when you’ve crossed all the names off your shopping list except for one—and you have no idea what to get them. If that person is a wine lover, it can potentially make things even more difficult. Do you get them a special bottle, wine tote, decanter or something completely different?
That’s where wine gift baskets can come in handy. These crowd pleasers not only feature bottles for your giftee to enjoy, but some also include cheese, charcuterie and more.
Whether you’re shopping for a specific person, looking to have an extra gift on-hand or just treating yourself (we won’t judge) check out some of our favorite wine and food gift baskets below.
The 10 Best Wine Gift Basket
1. Best for the Wine and Cheese Lover:
California Delicious Chardonnay Classic Wine & Cheese Gift
Everyone knows that wine and cheese are a real dream team. And for lovers of both, this basket is a perfect pick. Each basket is packed with a beautiful California Chardonnay paired with gourmet treats like creamy cheese, crackers and cookies. This is an essential basket, equally at home at breezy backyard picnics or intimate dinner parties.
2. Best for the Wine and Chocolate Lover:
Sweet Treats Wine Pairing Collection
Aside from cheese, we dare you to name a more iconic wine pairing than chocolate. Despite the match’s popularity, chocolate is notoriously difficult to pair with what’s in your glass. Luckily, in this basket, Harry & David does the hard work for you.
Inside, you’ll find a decadent chocolate cake, chocolate-covered pretzels, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, milk chocolate-covered cherries and more—all inspired pairings with juicy Merlot and a red blend.
3. Best Unique Finds:
Luxury Spa & Sparkling Wine Gift Set
If popping open a bottle of bubbly after drawing a bath sounds as good to you as it does to us, this gift set is a fantastic pick. Each reusable tote comes with a bottle of California Moscato and all the essentials for a spa night in—chocolate, a face mask, hand cream, a mini vanilla candle and a cozy bath bomb.
4. Best for the Rosé Fan:
Thinking of You! Wine Duo
If your special someone leans toward blush-hued bottles, this one is for you. Featuring an aromatic minted aloe candle, snacks including sea salt and cracked peppercorn kettle corn and pink sugar nut-free cookies and, of course, two bottles of Rosé All Day and Flybird Strawberry Margarita Agave Wine Cocktail.
5. Best for the Champagne Lover:
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Gift Basket
Veuve Clicquot is one of the oldest Champagne houses in France and was helmed by Madame Clicquot, the first woman to do so. You can enjoy that history with this gift basket featuring a bottle of Champagne from the storied house. Inside you’ll also find chocolates, French truffles and more.
6. Best for the Canned Wine Lover:
From Our Home To Yours! Wine & Cheese
Founded by Charles Smith in 2004, House Wine is known for making great-value wines packaged in cans, bottles and boxes. Enjoy a can of red and a can of white wine along with Brooklyn Cured’s sweet soppressata, wheat crackers from Mariner Biscuit Company and more, all packaged in an adorable house-shaped package.
7. Best for the California Wine Fan:
California Wine Duo Gift Set
No matter where your giftee happens to be located, you can bring a bit of the West Coast to their door with this basket. In addition to a bottle of Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc made with California grapes, this package also comes with cheeses, cured meats and more from the Golden State.
8. Best Non-Alcoholic Wine Gift:
Pop the Bubbly
If you know someone with a celebratory spirit who doesn’t drink alcohol, this basket has their name all over it. It features Töast, a non-alcoholic sparkling wine, plus a kit for whipping up bubbly non-alcoholic cocktails, two glasses and—because why not—confetti.
9. Best for the Entertainer:
Wine Duo & Charcuterie Gift
For the host with the most, this gift includes everything they need to be ready for their next soiree. It includes a bottle of Pinot Noir and a bottle of Pinot Grigio, plus, an array of party-ready bites like hunks of Asiago and cheddar cheese, artichoke bruschetta, slices of soppressata, stuffed olives and more.
10. Best for the Wine Lover With a Sweet Tooth:
Rosé for the Holiday Wine Gift Basket
Rosé fans will love this beautifully curated basket, but it definitely has something for everyone. Along with a rosé from Oregon, you’ll find dark chocolate raspberry squares, dark chocolate strawberry bubbly bars, strawberry wafers and more.
What to Look for in a Wine Gift Basket
When choosing a wine gift basket, it’s important to consider any shipping barriers that may come up. Be sure to check for extra shipping costs, restrictions on where and how you can ship alcohol (more on that later), age restrictions and the timing of the gift basket’s arrival..
Of course, also consider what the person you’re sending to would like. Do they really enjoy California whites, but not sparkling Champagne? Do they have a nut allergy or avoid meat products? Choose a basket that best reflects their tastes and dietary needs.
How to Make a Wine Gift Basket
If you aren’t finding the perfect fit for your special someone, going the route of a DIY wine basket is always a great option. For tips on how to build one with the essentials, check out our guide to creating your own DIY wine gift basket.
Can You Send Wine to Someone as a Gift?
Yes, you can ship alcohol, but every state has different alcohol shipping laws. Many websites will require you to input the recipient’s birthday and zip code to confirm they can legally receive alcohol. Once the gift arrives, recipients may be required to show proof of age.
This story was updated on March 15, 2023.