September 30, 2012
Why gift baskets?
I'm starting to think about the holidays and gifts to send to those both near and far. The reason that I love gift baskets is that they often contain things the person wouldn't buy themselves and they are so much fun to unpack. It's more than one gift in one.
Over the years, I've sent sports baskets, gardening baskets, and sometimes make my own depending on what the person's favorite interests are.
A lot of friends of mine, especially from when I worked in the food industry are wine lovers and I've discovered a great site for wine baskets. They have Thank You gifts, Birthday, Congratulations and Holiday gifts of every sort and price range.
I love indulging my foodie friends with gifts they will enjoy with friends and family. One of my favorites is the Tuscan Trattoria Italian Wine Gift Basket. Packaged in a five-quart stainless steel colander are ingredients for savory Italian pasta dinners. Two types of pasta and two classic sauces are paired with Banfi Col di Sasso, a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Plus, almond anise biscotti for dessert.
I would love a basket like this and love shopping for the holidays when I get to indulge my friends and family with treats they would not buy for themselves. I already have my list started.