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Champagne Gift Basket - The Perfect New Years Gift

Updated on May 5, 2014

A Champagne Gift Basket For Any Occasion!

Giving a champagne gift basket for every occasion, including this Christmas, New Year, next Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays and anniversaries, is one of the easiest way to show your love and appreciation for the special and important people in your life.

These days gourmet gift baskets are carefully and harmoniously put together by designers with a great eye towards the smallest detail that can truly make the gift unique and special.

Just imagine the wonder and delight they will feel upon receiving such a gorgeous present filled with gourmet delicacies including cheeses, chocolates, caviar, smoked salmon, cookies, nuts, and many more...and let's not forget the Champagne.

The champagne is what makes the whole gift basket special. It ads that something extra that a regular gourmet basket might lack. It symbolizes the time to celebrate and every major occasion welcomes it with open hands.

In fact these days many companies have started using them as corporate gifts to give to partners, valued customers and honorable staff during the end of the year party traditions.

Shown in the image is the Valentine's Day Gourmet Gift Basket

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champagne for new year
champagne for new year

The Tradition of Champagne For New Year

What better way to end the year and start the new year with an exceptionally beautiful Champagne gift basket that will leave the party enchanted and joyous. During a festive New Year's Eve, champagne is the drink of choice for the midnight toast.

People like to gather with their friends and family to celebrate the start of a wonderful new year, and many even bring their champagne bottles with them on the street or squares.

Do you know how the tradition of drinking champagne came about for New Year?

Throughout history champagne was always associated with the rich, the aristocrats, with luxury and royal courts parties throughout Europe. Poor people could not afford to drink champagne and eat caviar during those times. Champagne was viewed as a status symbol of affluence.

After the end of the French Revolution, the earlier religious rituals were abandoned and opening a bottle of champagne became the new tradition for Christmas and New Year parties, for baptism and weddings.

Because champagne is viewed even today as the most expensive wine type of drink, most people have picked up this tradition and they're opening a new bottle to be fully consumed during the party, to celebrate a new year which is richer and fuller than the previous year.

Giving a Champagne gift basket for New Year is the perfect way to acknowledge this and make the people whom you give it feel special and appreciated.

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Thanksgiving Also Needs Celebrating With A Gift Basket

While New Year and weddings are mostly the occasions where gift baskets with champagne are given, recently there has been a trend to give gift baskets for Thanksgiving as well.

You can give such an exquisite gift basket to your friends and to family members. The wide variety of yummie foods and sweets included along with the champagne will make for a fun home party everywhere.

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Wedding Gift Baskets

Weddings happen all year around. Be it winter, spring, summer or during the lovely autumn. This is why champagne gift baskets given for this occasion can be found throughout the whole year.

The wedding is all about white. White is a sign of purity, of endless and pure love, of innocence and beauty. So getting white wedding gift baskets with champagne is a great way to start a life together.

Here are some wedding champagne gift basket ideas to choose from.


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Gift Baskets For Valentine's Day

Valentine is another such occasion when a gift basket is the perfect present to give. The gifts are usually packed in heart shaped boxes and they all symbolize the giving of one's heart to another. While champagne might not be a necessary ingredient in such a gift basket, chocolates of all forms and tastes are a must.

Of course a red rose is also customary to give and many girls will be upset if they don't see their red rose in the basket: it means that they are not truly loved. So never forget about the red rose if you want to keep your partner's love for more than just the current Valentine!

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That's Amore! Romantic Dinner For Two - Italian Gourmet Food Gift Basket

That's Amore! Italian Gourmet Pasta Dinner For Two Gift Basket
That's Amore! Italian Gourmet Pasta Dinner For Two Gift Basket

Gourmet Gift Basket with Italian-inspired ingredients for a meal for two

Comes in a reusable wicker picnic hamper

Features gourmet pasta, Tuscan dipping herbs, focaccia crackers, balsamic vinegar and more

Hand crafted gift is tied with a ribbon and includes a personalized gift message from you

Perfect holiday gift for your favorite couple

 

Broadway Basketeers Valentine's Day Gift Tower of Sweets

Happy Holidays Gift Tower of Sweets Gift Basket Perfect for Christmas, New Years,  Sympathy, Birthday, Housewarming, Retirement or Any Occasion
Happy Holidays Gift Tower of Sweets Gift Basket Perfect for Christmas, New Years, Sympathy, Birthday, Housewarming, Retirement or Any Occasion

Sure to please a crowd, the Tower of Sweets is brimming with chocolate covered cherries, butter toffee peanuts, gourmet pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, fruity trail mix, yogurt pretzels, chocolate covered peanuts, and chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn. All foods in the gift tower are certified kosher for worry-free giving. Click on gift options during check-out to enter your gift message on a personalized card.

 

Valentine's Day Hot & Spicy Gourmet Gift Basket

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GreatArrivals Gift Baskets Valentine's Day Hot and Spicy Gourmet Gift Basket

Some Guys like it "Hot"! Send them this Valentine "Hot Stuff" Gourmet gift basket filled with delicious spicy foods like Deep River Zesty Jalapeno Kettle Potato Chips, JW Macy's Smoked Jalapeno Cheese Crisps and East Shore Cajun Pretzels. Features Hot Tamales Untamed Love Candy and Lindt Cherry Chili Dark Chocolate Bar.

 

Toadally Yours Valentine's Day Gift Basket

Toadally Yours Valentine's Day Gift Basket
Toadally Yours Valentine's Day Gift Basket

Set off into a land of fantasy with this special Valentine's Day gift that is all about turning up the heat and sharing your heart with the one that you adore.

 

Sweetheart Chocolate Rose Candy Bouquet Gift Basket

Sweetheart 1 Dozen Chocolate Rose Candy Bouquet Gift Basket
Sweetheart 1 Dozen Chocolate Rose Candy Bouquet Gift Basket

Love is like a chocolate rose... beautiful and sweet! Show her how much you care by presenting one full dozen of these foil-wrapped, rich Milk Chocolate Rosebuds.

 

X's and O's, Valentine's Day Gift Basket

Gift Basket Village X's and O's Valentines Day Gift Basket
Gift Basket Village X's and O's Valentines Day Gift Basket

Send your love, hugs and kisses along with this pretty basket filled with a sweet selection of goodies for Valentine's Day!

 

The History Of Gift Basket Giving

Ever wondered where this lovely tradition of giving gift baskets (with or without champagne) actually comes from?

Weaving baskets is nothing new. People from ancient times have been giving such baskets filled with fruits, foods, flowers and there are many legends around this tradition of giving and receiving gift baskets.

One such rather recent story says that fresh fruit baskets, woven in all sorts of materials that were cheap to find were given to new neighbors in the village and neighboring farms. Earlier on farms were far away from each others (sometimes miles and miles away) and the settling in of a new neighbor was cause for a minor celebration. Neighbors were coming to visit and it was customary to bring something from home. And what best gifts to give than fresh fruits and vegetables from their own garden?

champagne fruit gift basket
champagne fruit gift basket

Champagne Gift Basket Ideas

There are cases when you want to put together your own gift basket to give. Such an occasion could be a house warming party of a new neighbor or a dear friend. Especially if you are good with crafts, you can put together a gift basket in no time. And it will be fun to do it too!

So here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Chocolate lover's gift basket: a small basket with a bottle of champagne and various sorts of chocolates in a lovely combination, along with sweets. These can include truffles, chocolate chip cookies, mixes of hot chocolate, chocolate bars, candies of chocolate
  • Coffee lover's gift basket: next to the champagne you can also include all sorts of coffee brands and types such as organic coffee, cafe au lait, a coffee mug (or two), organic sugar packets. You could mix this basket with tea as well, so you'll give them a coffee and tea basket
  • Champagne and flowers basket: this is a very popular gift basket. It doesn't always have to be about food. Flowers have been a typical addition to any basket and by adding a lovely bottle of champagne, you lift the average flower basket to something exquisite.
  • Fruit baskets with champagne: Fill your basket with seasonal fresh fruits and a bottle of champagne. You can also include nuts, cheeses, cookies, and even candy. This is a yummie basket to give

Birthday Celebration Gift Baskets

While champagne plays a great role in gift baskets given for New Year, anniversaries and weddings, for birthdays they are not usually given. The reason is in part the age. You can give gift baskets to a birthday girl or guy of any age, but you can't give them champagne if they're not old enough to be allowed to consume it.

So what can you give them instead?

Here are some great birthday gift baskets that every birthday girl or guy will love! There is something here for everyone!

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Get Well Soon Gourmet Gift Baskets

We all get sick now and then, and knowing that there are people thinking about us and wishing us well, brings us one step closer to get better.

One of the most personalized get well soon present you can give someone is a gourmet gift basket filled with carefully packed goodies that take away our thoughts from the pain and suffering.

Enjoy looking through these gift baskets. I'm sure you'll find the right one to bring a smile to their face.

Btw, avoid giving them a champagne gift basket, because they might be on medication, antibiotics which don't allow consuming of any alcohol.

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Sympathy Gift Baskets

Sadly there comes a time in our lives when a gift basket is a symbol of sorrow, solace and sympathy. We don't live forever but we remember those who departed from us forever.

A sympathy gift basket conveys our condolences to the family of the deceased, and it gives them strength knowing that they are not alone.

It is very important to give a condolence gift basket to the family as a way of saying "thinking of you". We all need somebody in our lives when we go through something as distressing and painful as a death of a loved one, and having around us all our friends could mean the difference between years of sorrow ahead of us or going back to enjoying life as soon as possible.

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    • Bill Armstrong profile image

      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Wow some nice baskets here, thanks for sharing

    • Camden1 profile image

      Camden1 5 years ago

      Champagne and gift baskets - two of my favorite things in life!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I would love one of these.

    • adamfrench profile image

      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      these are fabulous and a great job presenting them! I would definately love to get one of these

    • the-good-stuff profile image

      the-good-stuff 6 years ago

      Gorgeous looking baskets. Such a tasty gift!