How to package booze gift?
I am traveling with a gift of a bottle of local micro-distillery gin and one of bourbon to give to a food and beverage manager of an upscale hotel. I don't know him. He's doing me a favor through a mutual contact, so this is a thank-you gift. The bottles are two completely different sizes, from two different distilleries. It looks crazy. Should I put them in a gift bag with tissue paper or just hand him the bottles? Please don't mock my pathetic question. I'm not a drinker; i really don't know how it's done. I don't want to look like a dope. My first post on Chowhounds. Thanks.
I'm sure he or she will appreciate it no matter how you do it, but I would use gift bag(s) for ease of your gifting/transporting ...
Thank you everyone for these great tips. I found the perfect product in a high end wine store. They were gauzy and somewhat see-though, so the recipient didn't have to take the bottles in and out of the bags to see what they were. Also, the tops tightened with a ribbon, so that i could make them fit both the big bottle and the small bottle and it didn't look strange. Only $1 each. Worth a search.
We often do similar, and normally use gift-bags, plus tissues. My wife makes them look better, than I do.
Good luck, and nice touch.
I like to give wine (or spirits or whatever) in an insulated carry bag that the recipient can re-us.e