How to Make a Wine Gift Basket

Blog #21:

Teacher gift ideas for the holidays….Hmmm.  Good question.  I am the room parent this year for my son’s class.  You ask all the parents if they would like to contribute towards a class gift.  $5-10 per student should be good enough.

Now the hard part…what to get?  I thought about this for a while.  What would I want?    What would a teacher want for a gift?  I searched online for ideas and also searched on Pinterest.  The same thing kept popping up…teacher related gifts, such as a crayon wreath, a cup full of rulers and the usual #1 teacher mug.  Most of these gifts have definitely been gifted to a teacher at some point.  I wanted to do something different.  Something that the teacher will actually use and enjoy.  Its the holidays after all!

And that is when I thought of it.  Wine!  Most people drink wine and if they don’t they can always save it for when they have company or re-gift it.  Here is what is in the basket:

  • Bottle of Pinot Noir
  • Jar of nuts
  • peperoni
  • crackers
  • cheese spread
  • 2 kitchen towels (one wrapped in the wine and one to decorate the basket)
  • Wine topper
  • chocolates
  • fuzzy socks
  • mani and pedi gift certificate

Before preparing the basket,  I added about 6 sheets of tissue paper to the basket.  This will give some height and cushion for everything that will go in the basket.  Two kitchen towels is ideal so you can wrap the bottle of wine in one and the other can be draped over the basket to look extra nice.

I signed the card with all of the students names in the class and inserted the gift certificate inside.  Lastly, send a picture to all the parents via email of the gift and thank them for contributing to the gift!  This a gift anyone would love!


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