Finding The Perfect Gift

Andy Potts
Author – Andy Potts

Finding gifts that our friends and family are certain to enjoy is quite a tough ask these days, isn’t it? In an age of tech, gadgets, and delivery-by-drones, it can be hard work unearthing a winning gift. Something which will genuinely be appreciated and enjoyed without lots of hassle. And as much as I love receiving another new pair of socks and a new ‘Best Dad’ mug (I do, honest!), 2 years ago this week we decided to act on our hunch that there was something missing from the online gifts market.

How could we help customers out there deliver a sure-fire, delicious, beautifully packaged, reasonably priced gift? Delivered on time (for free!) and guaranteed to be enjoyed – with an amazing product inside to boot?

The Beginning

I set up Sendagift powered by Virgin Wines back then with the main aim of doing just that – helping customers deliver something their lucky recipient will absolutely love, completely hassle-free. And since Sept 2014, we’ve delivered over 40,000 wine gifts throughout the UK with great levels of customer feedback.

We’re always striving to improve. We’re continually developing our products and services based on the customer feedback (good and bad). However we’re confident that the breadth of wine products we offer caters for every taste out there. We hand-select (and taste – it’s a hard job but someone has to do it!) the wines within our gifts with care. We do this to absolutely ensure that both senders and recipients are sending and receiving awesome wines totally risk free. Enjoyment guaranteed.

There aren’t many wine businesses out there who dedicate such focus and effort to their gifts service. I hope that gives our customers total confidence in using us to send a bottle of something lush, whatever the occasion.

I maybe slightly biased in saying that anything you send from our carefully curated range will be a dream to drink. However if you would prefer a recommendation for an upcoming occasion or just to bear in mind for the right time…our Classic Wine Trio is my absolute winner:

Classic Wine Trio in Wooden Gift Box

£34.99, free next-day delivery.

Sky-High Ratings

Every single wine in this gift is rated at least 4 stars by Virgin Wines customers. Trust us those guys absolutely know their wines! I put this selection together personally as the wines within this gift are just brilliant. Perez Cruz is a massive spicy, sweet Chilean dream perfect with roasts, supping in front of the tv, or with a great big hunk of cheese.

The 2008 Gran Reserva from Marques de Valencia has been in our range for a while, with good reason. Vanilla, ripe red fruit, wrapped in oak… it might be 10am but I can almost taste it just talking about it! (It’s 5 o’clock somewhere though, right!?). And the Bel Olivier Sauvignon Blanc is amazing value for money for a classic southern French Sauvignon Blanc. Spot on in the garden during hot, long sunny days, or versatile enough to join fresh seafood pasta dishes.

And the best bit, the wines in this gift are worth £3 more collectively than the total cost of the gift itself. So it’s also a total bargain – totally guaranteed to be loved.

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