Everyone enjoys receiving a gift basket and even more if wine is included. However, sending a gift basket can become complicated for the sender and receiver if a person has dietary restrictions. Luckily, many companies have created gluten-free wine baskets due to the growing prevalence of Celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Pre-Made Gift Baskets
Many companies have designed beautiful gift baskets in all price ranges for those following a gluten-free diet.
Hazelton's Gift Baskets
A simple way to ensure the basket you order is gluten-free is to select a fruit and wine basket, as fruit is naturally gluten-free. Hazelton's offers multiple gluten-free fruit and wine baskets ranging from around $50 to $120. One of the best deals is the New Harvest Wine Gift Basket. For just under $80, this basket includes two bottles of wine and an assortment of fresh fruits to enjoy.
Days of Wine & Roses
Winebasket.com has a gluten-free wine basket for the romantics. This unique basket contains Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses red wine in a rose-shaped bottle, Chocolat Classique dark chocolate pastilles, two glass votive holders, two tea light candles, and to top it off, rose petals fill the gift box. This basket is the perfect Valentine's or anniversary gift for gluten-free wine lovers. The Days of Wine & Roses Gift Basket is priced at $60, plus shipping.
For wine lovers, the gift of just wine is greatly appreciated. Wine.com has curated a wide variety of wine packages that can be gifted to friends and family. These range from the 90 Point Red Wine Gift Set for about $63 to the Ultimate Wine Discovery Case: Styles of Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Malbec, and specialty wines for $500.
Wine.com has also created a unique and fun gluten-free wine kit known as the Foster & Rye Insulated Wine Backpack for $100. This gift includes a bottle of Rosé and unoaked Chardonnay, as well as an insulated canvas and faux leather wine backpack.
Creating a gift basket yourself can be fun, but also challenging to master the ideal balance of ingredients. Some handy tools are available to help you and with a little creativity, you can make great gluten-free wine baskets.
Build a Basket
Buildabasket.com is a handy website that enables customers to custom select the items in a basket, the alcohol, and even the container. What makes this website even better is they have a gluten-free category with only gluten-free snacks.
A wonderful basket from here could include the following items and cost around $50 to $60, plus shipping.
Sahale Pomegranate Pistachios
Back to Nature Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Le Pain Des Fleurs Buckwheat Crispbread
Stonewall Kitchen Maine Blueberry Cherry Jam
Contessa Annalisa Pinot Grigio
Another option when gifting a gluten-free wine basket is to hand make it yourself. This option is best for baskets that aren't being shipped as alcohol shipping laws are different for every state. Homemade gluten-free wine baskets open a limitless amount of options to put in the basket.
The following are gluten-free food options to make your basket great. Selecting six to seven items, plus a $15 bottle of wine would cost around $45 for the whole basket. If working with a smaller budget, opt for a smaller basket with three to four items and a $5 to $10 bottle of wine.
- Cheese: Select Vermont Creamery Classic Chevre or another goat cheese brand.
- Crackers: Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts, Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins and Mary's Gone Crackers are great options.
- Fruit: Pick from such fruit as apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapes, and kiwis.
- Cookies: There are many great gluten-free cookies on the market, including Tates Bake Shop Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and Simple Mills Crunchy Cookies.
- Nuts: Royal Hawaiian Orchards Sea Salt Macadamias or Blue Diamond Almonds would make a great addition to a gluten-free gift basket.
- Chocolate: Justin's Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are delicious.
- Spreads: Consider a gluten-free spread like Rigoni di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa and Milk.
- Wine: Select a bottle of your preference for around $10 to $15.
- Basket: You can usually find an appropriate woven lined basket for a perfect gift presentation.
Gluten-Free Wine Baskets
With the growing prevalence of Celiac disease, more companies are accommodating those following a gluten-free diet. This is also true for companies that make food and wine baskets. Whether you are making your own basket at home or ordering online, there are many possibilities for gluten-free wine baskets.