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Wine gift baskets make great gifts because there's so much you can do with them. As long as the recipient actually likes wine, there won't be any complaints. They make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because” moments among friends. The bigger the basket, the more you'll have to put into it, and the more expensive it's going to be.
Once you've snuggled a couple bottles of Merlot or Shiraz into the basket, the real fun begins: adding the goodies. Think about the recipient and what he or she (or both) would like. Be aware of any food allergies they might have. The last thing you want to do is make the recipient of the wine gift basket sick! Talk about a huge faux-pas. Barring any major food allergies or strong dislikes, here are some ideas for wine gift basket fillers: