Wine holds a special place in our heart, being a prominent part of culture since the beginning in many places around the world. Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian works make frequent allusions to wine, as do Medieval Poets such as Chaucer and Boccaccio, and Golden Age Islamic poets such as Rumi and Attar.
We see wine well represented in the works of Italian Renaissance painting, in operatic arias by Verdi and Strauss, and in songs by Frank and Nancy Sinatra. From one eon to another, wine has retained its special place in our collective cultural consciousness, making a bottle of wine or wine bottle gift box an enduringly popular choice for gifting someone a classy present. As with any great gift idea, there are a wealth of ways you can customise wine bottle gift boxes to make them truly your own.
1. Carved Wine Boxes
By far the most popular wine bottle gift box ideas are those which involve fine wooden wine boxes. There’s just something about plastic that doesn’t quite capture the spirit of a fine oak, ash, or mahogany gift box, especially with respect to something as connected to nature as wine. We like to think of wine in terms of vines and grapes, not plasticised mechanisms of mass production. Wine is, as demonstrated above, commonly associated with the arts – and great art, far from a product of mass production, takes great individual care and effort.
The same, thus, holds true of the best wine boxes. You will, therefore, want to find wine boxes which are crafted not by factories, but individual artisans. There are many great outlets in Canada and online which feature wine box creators who individually hand carve each and every wine box they make.
2. Inscription Customization
These can be a bit pricey, so if you’re looking to save, some wine box makers do have a standardized models which they employ to keep costs down. Even so, however, you don’t have to miss out on the personalized fun. These same makers typically still allow for personalized inscriptions, allowing customers the chance to have their box inscribed with the name of the person to whom the gift is intended, as well as a special message for them.
3. Decorative Wine Boxes
Looking to add still more artistic flair to your wine box? You may want to consider wine box makers who allow for even more decorative options. Some wine box makers, for example, do designs, carving everything from a few simple vines and grapes to vastly complex designs onto the box. As with the personalized inscriptions, you can likewise often request specific designs.
4. Vintage-Specific Wine Boxes
Last, but not least, you can also look into wine boxes which are specific to a given vintage. If you or the person to whom the gift is intended likes a certain vintage, this can be a great way of capitalizing on that interest with a wine box which matches that vintage look and iconography.
Enjoy wine in style with lovely Canadian wine boxes.