How to Pick the Perfect Gift Baskets with Uncorked Ventures

Perfect Gift Baskets with Uncorked Ventures

Many times a life event happens to a dear friend or family member and I just don’t know what to send to that person to show them I care. Recently I was asked to check out Uncorked Ventures and their gift baskets and I’ve come to find that gift baskets are totally the way to go when you need that special gift.

Luckily Uncorked Ventures not only has a great selection of goodies that get packed in their baskets, they also included an amazing selection of wine. And everyone knows that whether we’re celebrating, grieving, or otherwise in need of a pick-me-up, wine is always a great way to go. Did I mention that some of the baskets also come with my favorite Tcho chocolates? Score!

When I received my Gourmet Gift Basket from Uncorked Ventures I realized exactly what I need to look for in the perfect gift basket. Here’s what I found:

How to Pick the Perfect Gift Baskets

1. Packaging

Make sure the gift basket you are sending is delivered in stylish but sturdy packaging. Uncorked Ventures gift baskets arrive in beautiful signature hand-crafted wooden boxes that can be uniquely themed.

Each item should be carefully nestled in with no wiggle room so your basket arrives just as it left… in one piece.

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2. Selection

When choosing your gift basket make sure that there’s a great selection of items that your recipient will use. Some gift baskets include random items that might not be used or otherwise discarded. Luckily my Gourmet Gift Basket from Uncorked Ventures included everything I needed for the perfect date night picnic with my husband.

3. Theme

If you’re choosing a gift basket to go along with a theme make sure that it has everything you need to create the theme. Since I was going for a date night out with the basket I chose I was happy to know that the delicious goodies inside only really needed bread to accompany it.

But I grabbed a few meats and cheeses as well to make a heartier meal to go along with the amazing wine, the finest extra virgin olive oil and traditional styled balsamic vinegar, fruit and mustard spreads, pistachios and delicious TCHO chocolate.

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4. Quality

One of the best ways to test the quality of a gift basket is to have had one delivered to yourself before sending it to others. I was lucky enough to try out a gift basket from Uncorked Ventures and truly loved the quality of each of the items included.

Each product included has been vetted by the owners and all of the products in my basket paired together perfectly.

5. Price

You know that saying you get what you pay for? Well it totally rings true when choosing a gift basket. Luckily Uncorked Ventures has perfectly priced gift baskets that truly do reflect the value inside. Plus they aren’t going to gouge you on shipping costs!

Be wary of gift baskets that seem to be priced too good to be true. Because they probably are.

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What would you love to receive in a gift basket?

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  1. That would make a great wedding present! Beautiful
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  2. What a great package, my MIL would LOVE this! Bookmarking for the holidays, thanks!!
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  3. I would love to receive a gift basket like that one. Beautiful presentation!
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  4. I can think of so many occasions to give these sets as gifts. Love them!
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  5. I always love a gift basket that includes food of some sort. I like your gift box a lot! Makes me want to take my man on a picnic, kid-free.
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  6. Love this! I’ve been on the hunt for a quality gift basket – and this looks like just the ticket! Thanks so much for the rec!!!

  7. Those are great tips to consider when picking a gift basket! Especially how well it is packaged. I have gotten a gift basket before and it was all damaged when it arrived. Wasn’t very impressed. Love that Uncorked ventures makes sure their packages are well packed.
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  8. I would love to get one of these for my husband for our anniversary. They are packaged so nicely and look perfect for a romantic gift!

  9. That box is amazing!!! Wine and olive oil and other yummies. So when are you mailing me mine 😉
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  10. What a great gift idea! I need to remember this one!
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  11. Love those! I’d love one with wine, a GC to my favorite restuarant, and a GC to buy something special for a night out (clothing!) 😉
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