Romantic Gifts in Baskets

by Lena Freund

About Lena Freund

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Based in Washington, D.C., Lena Freund began writing professionally in 2007, while living in Tel Aviv. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Middle Eastern studies and Hispanic studies from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University. Freund's articles about travel, languages and cultures have been published on various websites.

Romantic Gifts in Baskets

A gift basket is an ideal present for both men and women and can be given for just about any occasion. A basket with romantic gifts is especially appealing and can contain a number of items based on the tastes and personality of the recipient. You can fill a basket with wine, chocolates, bath products or candles -- the ideas for a romantic gift basket are endless.

Wine

Wine is a universally liked gift that can be given to friends, family or loved ones. A romantic basket of wines might include a selection of sweeter reds such as merlots or malbecs or perhaps a collection of dessert wines. If the recipient likes white wines, feel free to include a chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. For an extra touch of romance, include a gift certificate for a home-cooked dinner.

Wine & Chocolate

To add a really romantic twist to a wine basket, add some chocolate. Chocolates placed in a gift basket could come in any form: gourmet chocolate bars, truffles, petits fours or bonbons. Chocolate could also come in the form of baked goods such as brownies or cookies. On top of that, milk, dark and white chocolate will add variety to the basket. Chocolate tends to go best with red wines, so it may be best to put only red wines or dessert wines in your gift basket.

Bath Products

Gift baskets containing bath and body products --- bath salts, lotions and body sprays --- will be enjoyed by just about any woman. Many stores offer a variety of products in different scents, including romantic orientals and florals. Your bath gift basket might also include candles in complementary scents and a homemade gift certificate for a soothing back massage or a weekend getaway at a bed and breakfast.

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