6 Places to Find Discount Wine Gift Baskets

Reviewed by California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) Karen Frazier
Wine gift basket

You can find a wide variety of wine gift baskets at discounted prices making it possible to keep your budget on track, especially during the holiday season. These types of gift baskets are perfect for last-minute housewarming parties, as a special thank-you or as a gift for a host or hostess.

Shopping for Wine Gift Baskets

Inexpensive wine baskets don't have to scream "cheap." You can find a nice selection of wine gift baskets online at a variety of sites. The following sites sell beautiful wine gift baskets at great prices that will impress the recipient and save you money.

WineBasket.com

WineBasket.com has a great selection of wine baskets starting at around $50. Some baskets to check out include:

GiftTree.com

GiftTree has an assortment of gifts, including wine gifts and an entire section of wine gift baskets. Wine baskets start at around $50 and include:

Wine Country Gift Baskets

Wine Country Gift Baskets offers an array of baskets with products from California wine country. Some affordably priced gift baskets include:

Wine.com

Wine.com features an assortment of wine gifts at discounted prices. Some to check out include:

Harry & David

Harry & David feature gourmet gift baskets filled with fresh fruit, chocolates and wine. Some reasonably priced options include:

WineExpress

WineExpress has a few gift baskets under $50.

Make Your Own Wine Gift Basket

If you can't find the right basket for your needs, consider making your own. The following tips can help you create the perfect wine gift basket:

  • Look for unique wines at local wineries or specialty wine shops. Try to find something that the recipient may not purchase for themselves but make sure it is a variety that you know that they drink. Local wineries often feature their wines at discounted prices making it possible to get a great wine at a low price.
  • You can use baskets or other interesting containers to hold your wine and gifts. You can find these at Wal-Mart, Michael's, or even at a dollar store. Be sure to purchase tissue paper, padding for heavy items, ribbon and cellophane bags to complete the wine basket.
  • For food themed baskets, shop at local or Internet gourmet shops for interesting items not easily found at your local grocery store. Chocolate and cheese are popular items that pair well with a variety of wines and won't cost a fortune. Some other items to include are crackers, fresh fruit, and hard candy.
  • For a holiday basket, consider adding novelty items such as candy canes or Valentine's candy. These items do not cost a lot, but will add a special touch to your basket. You can even find ribbon that ties into the holiday theme to tie onto your gift basket.

Shipping Concerns

Carrying the items to the recipient is one of the best ways to ensure that it is delivered on time. However, if you are going to ship the basket, it is best to be sure of the laws regarding shipping wine. Some states prohibit shipping wines to other states. Internet wine merchants will advise you of any potential problems, as will your local post office.

6 Places to Find Discount Wine Gift Baskets