Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Personalised Wine Boxes Make Excellent Gifts

wine-giftsWines have served to be excellent gifts since ages, be it a house-warming, wedding, anniversary, a simple dinner or a holiday celebration. Lots of meals, occasions and gatherings are incomplete without a serving of wine. But in today's high-tech world, almost everything is personalised, from wardrobe to cell-phones, any gift you give or receive comes with a "personalised" message; so its no wonder then that Personalised Wine Gifts have become a new rage, and you'd be amazed to know how many options there are! But after my recent trip to Napa Valley, I am convinced that there's more to wine-gifting than I thought and a few tips to customize your next gift will surely go a long way!

We have a neighbor who is a 63-year old woman, and we often chat with each other over a cup of coffee. This Mother's Day, she received a personalised wine bottle from her daughter who stays in Missouri, and the package arrived when I was there. I was intrigued by the lovely gift box that housed a bottle of premium wine, along with some tinned goodies, all decked up with a lovely message from her daughter and grandkids and also a photo of the entire family, artistically printed as a personalised wine label on the bottle. One look at her face and I knew she was thrilled to have received it; even I would feel special if someone gifted that to me!

Lucky me, I not only got to share a glass of the exquisite wine with her, but also a look at the company that had provided the service. Connoisseur is a company specialising in california wine gifts. They have a large range of premium wines and champagnes that serve to be great gifts for friends, family or even clients and colleagues. From regional varieties to dessert wines, organic wines or sparkling ones, right upto other liquors and spirits, there's a lot of options to choose from. I really liked their packaging of rustic wooden boxes, which gave it that old-world charm. The gift boxes also include customised crystal stemware and gourmet food items like chocolates and cheese to go with your wine gift. You can create your own labels by providing your own text or verse, even choose fonts and style; for the less imaginative ones, they have some suggestions for all the major occasions. The cool part is that you can upload your photo so that it becomes a part of the message, as if you are there delivering the gift in person! They also add a personalized gift card made out for the recipient with a little story to suit the occasion! The prices are affordable to fit any budget, and if you are not a wine connoisseur, you can opt for gift certificates instead.

There's nothing like taking that extra step to personalise your gift. Wine is already a coveted gift, and with personalised wine labels you can make it even more fancier! Believe me, if you had seen my neighbor's face you wouldn't doubt it! Mother's Day is gone, but there's still plenty of time to buy a gift for Father's Day(June 15th)!! So if wine-gifting is on your agenda, make sure you personalise it to add that extra touch of sentiment and love, which is sure to bring a huge smile to the recipient's face!

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