Wine is practically a way of life in Southern Oregon — it’s been referred to as the Burgundy of the United States — and Harry & David has been at the forefront of this movement, producing its own award-winning wines for over 10 years, from cabernet and chardonnay to pinot noir and pinot gris.

And let’s not forget about all the wine gift baskets that Harry & David assembles — by hand! And how great wine is as a gift. So, trust us when we tell you that these wine baskets make for great holiday gifts for any wine lover, whether they’re a newb or full-blown oenophile. Or if you just want to impress some of your clients. You can toast us for landing that big account. Or send us a thank you gift. Most likely, it’ll come from us anyway.

wine basket ideas appella cabernet sauvignon

Appella Cabernet Sauvignon

Leave it to folks in the Pacific Northwest to create a one-of-a-kind wine that exudes luxury.  This cabernet sauvignon is incredibly rich and robust. It features aromas of dark cherry and black currant mixed with nuances of vanilla, fine tobacco leaf, and star anise. Its flavor notes include lush layers of plump blueberry, rich caramel, and dark chocolate, ending in a long, velvety finish. Whether the wine lover in your life has a cellar, enjoys savoring wine with friends and family and pairs every meal with a bottle, or just loves to receive wine baskets, this high-end wine is a gift for them. And you have seven choices of how to give the gift of luxury.  

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Artisanal Box with Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

When you have a gift that has the words “artisanal” and “reserve” in its name, you must click on it to see what’s so artisanal about it and why you should reserve one. For you romantics, you will want to open this box on Christmas Eve. First, turn on your fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace, light candles, lots of ’em. Place all the contents (Fermin Lomo Serrano, truffle honey mustard seeds, quince paste, dark chocolate prosecco cordials, to name a few) on a board, pour yourself and your loved one a glass of the 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which just so happened to win silver at the 2023 San Francisco International Competition, and count down until jolly ol’ St. Nick comes down the chimney.  Just be sure to turn the fireplace off.

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Sweet and Savory Holiday Gift Box with Wine

You know when you give a toddler a gift and they prefer playing with the box it came in more than the gift itself? Well, this is the adult version. Just take a look at this! The Holiday Gift Box opens up to reveal a treasure trove of the sweetest and savoriest treats. I’d list them all, but then you won’t have any time to read the rest of this gift guide. The abridged version? Summer sausage, cheese, the glorious pepper and onion relish, dark and milk chocolate goodies galore, and, of course, the wine — two bottles! 

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Hard Pear Cider

After selling the world’s greatest pears for over 85 years, it’s about time Harry & David made a pear cider. Right? This hard cider is crafted in small batches and combines the sweet, delicate flavor of their famous Royal Riviera pears with crisp apples. Just like their award-winning wines, the hard cider is available in several different gifts, from being paired with cheeses (see above) to pastries to charcuterie to the pears themselves. A gift that comes full circle, straight from the orchards to your doorstep.

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Rosé for the Holiday Wine Gift

In a cozy little vineyard, under skies so blue, 
There’s a special kind of wine, in a bottle just for you,
It’s the season to be merry, with friends both far and near,
Raise your glass and toast with us, to the wine we hold so dear!
Rosé wine, rosé wine, in a glass of pink delight, 
Oh, what fun it is to sip, on a cold and starry night,
Rosé wine, rosé wine, it’s the drink of festive cheer, 
Oh, what joy it brings to us, as we celebrate this year!

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White Tea Spa Basket with Wine

Thinking about this wine basket makes me think of that commercial from the 1970s with the woman who had a tough day exclaims: “Calgon, take me away!” Give the gift that can be enjoyed both in and out of a tub. Nothing says relaxation than a glass of white wine enjoyed in a bubble bath.

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Bento box style wine basket gift with a bottle of wine and chocolates

Belgian Chocolate Belgian Box
with Reserve Wine

A bento box is usually reserved for containing the different courses of a Japanese lunch — a couple of pieces of California roll, a gyoza or two, some chicken in teriyaki sauce…but I digress. A bento box is just a box with lots of compartments. Why not dedicate those spaces to chocolate, too? And when it comes to chocolate, no country makes it better than Belgium. That country is to chocolate as Japan is to sushi. See what we’re getting at here? This gift has a lot of great chocolate! Now let’s get to the wine: a 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Gourmet Cheese Crate with Wine

Wine and cheese is one of the greatest pairings in the history of food. Don’t worry, spaghetti and meatballs, you’re still tops in my book. So anytime a gift basket or, in this case crate, contains these two elements, just order it, get one for yourself. This particular crate has a bottle of pinot gris and an award-winning pinot noir and five different cheeses with which to drink it, including a nutty, Italian-inspired Sartori BellaVitano Gold cheese; tangy and savory Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue cheese, which has been awarded the best blue cheese in the world; and Beehive Jivin’ Chive cheese curds — we don’t charge extra for the squeaks.

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Deluxe Antipasto Assortment
with Wine

If you know someone who loves wine, we’re going to go out on a limb and say they also love charcuterie. Let them rejoice with an antipasto assortment gift that was made for gourmands. Three bottles, two of which are award winners, grace this gift: 2021 Chardonnay (silver medal winner at the 2022 Oregon Wine Awards), 2020 Pinot Noir (gold medal winner at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Competition), and a 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon — no awards, but it’s a winner in my book (this book’s getting pretty big). And you’ll win, too, when you enjoy a glass of any of these wines with two types of Olli artisan salami, two different cheeses, some spreads, and garlic-stuffed olives.

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Wine Barrel Gift

Savor gourmet favorites with this wine barrel-inspired gift basket that adds the perfect touch of rustic flair to any décor and features a wonderful assortment of snacks. In addition to a bottle each of merlot and pinot grigio (2020 and 2021, respectively), this barrel includes a range of delights, such as white cheddar and Gouda cheeses, salami con vino, fig spread, chocolate decadence cake, and more. We like to say “and more” to add some mystery to this gift, but it’s totally true — the “and more” portion is delicious…

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Ceramic Chiller and Wine Gift

If you buy this gift for the wine lover in your life, you may get the gold medal for best gift giver. The accompanying 2021 Sparkling White won a gold medal at the 2022 Oregon Wine Experience, and the chiller ensures you drink this exquisite wine at the right temperature. Nobody likes drinking warm wine. You want to serve sparkling wine between 46 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy the sparkling wine with notes of citrus with salami, cheese, and roasted almonds. What do you know? All three come with this gift!

wine basket ideas ultimate wine pairing collection

The Ultimate Wine
Pairing Collection

What do you get the entertainer in your life? This incredible collection of gourmet food and wine, of course. Mouthwatering savory and salty and sweet snacks fill the Ultimate Wine Pairing Collection to the brim, each hand selected to pair with three different bottles of wine: chardonnay, pinot noir, and Ross Lane Red blend; the first two are gold medal winners. Notice a pattern with these wine basket gifts???

For delivery before Christmas, order by:

Dec. 18 for standard shipping

Dec. 19 for 3-day express shipping

Dec. 20 for 2-day express shipping

Dec. 21 for overnight shipping

For more holiday gifting inspiration, check out our other gift guides:
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Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Gifts Under $50
Gifts for People Who Love to Eat
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
White Elephant Gift Ideas
Last-Minute Gifts

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Jason Stahl is an Emmy Award winner who has reported on just about everything from the future of terrorism to North Korean tourism and why Las Vegas is great for kids. He’s interviewed countless personalities from Gene Simmons to Common to Sir Richard Branson. He’s held editorships at WONDERLUST, SPIN, Google, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MSN News, NBC Sports and Centennial Media. Stahl’s the co-author of 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space… And More. The aspiring deli man lives with his wife and son in Jersey City Heights where he operates Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen & Appetizing.

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