Need a few creative ways to gift wrap your wine this holiday season?
We teamed up with Kate (of DomestiKated Life Blog) and Rachel Metz (of Living to DIY with Rachel Metz), to show us a few ways to take your wine bottle wrapping to the next level this holiday season. So, get your gift wrap out, and follow along!
The following are excerpts from DomestiKated Life’s blog.
Popping by for a holiday hello
You know this event: it’s a swing-in-for-a-hello type of party, a friend’s holiday open-house, or a casual brunch with girlfriends. For this type of gathering I’d bring a bottle of something bubbly, like Lot 50 Prosecco. This falls in the $12 range, so it’s affordable but high-quality enough to gift to the hostess.
To keep the wrapping job on the cute-but-casual level of your event, I’d roll the bottle up in a simple brown paper bag with a decorative ribbon. To add a special touch, use metallic alphabet stickers to spell out a message or customize the bag with your gift recipient’s initials.
Sitting down for a holiday dinner
The work that goes into hosting a holiday dinner party is more than meets the eye. All the work that goes into a holiday dinner deserves a bit more recognition and a wine that says thank you. We recommend Lot 145 Pinot Noir for the occasion. It’s a smooth, medium-bodied red wine with a relaxed freshness that pairs well with a range of dishes served in a typical holiday meal.
To take the wrapping job to the next level for this wine’s occasion, I started with a piece of flannel cloth. Cloth is actually much easier to work with when conforming to the round shape of a bottle, and gives a warm, cozy, seasonal texture to your gift! To give it a special touch, use a wooden ornament as a gift tag, and write a note on the back with a seasonal message and the year. The ornament can be repurposed for the Christmas tree and a fun reminder of the party in years to come!
Staying for the holiday weekend
This hostess gift level says: you’ve cleaned the house, you’ve made me dinner, and I’ll be here for breakfast too! Staying over for a holiday weekend with friends and family requires a bit more thanks, because the host has opened up their home to you and will probably see you in your pajamas. Bring a nice bottle of wine, like the Lot 94 Cabernet Sauvignon, that is delicious, versatile, and perfect for drinking through the cold weather months.
To make a statement with a nicer bottle of wine, give the bottle as part of a bigger gift paired with other entertaining accessories. Wrap the bottle up in a seasonal tea towel, include a high-quality wine opener (this one has pineapples on it – a symbol of hospitality!) and tuck in some cocktail napkins or wine charms to finish the whole thing off.
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