A guide to the perfect gift for your friends and family who love wine as much as we do. We’ve compiled gift ideas in every price range for every taste.
Classic wine gifts
Riedel wine glasses – I will be honest I was a skeptic at first, however, I was given the opportunity to try these glasses recently and was pleasantly surprised. Riedel glasses really do change the wine drinking experience. You can get a variety set like the Riedel 5-Pack Variety Key to Wine Glass ($48.99 on Amazon), or just a set of glasses for their preferred wine style like these Riedel Wine Series Pinot Noir Glass, Set of 2 (29.70 on Amazon).
Decanters – A decanter like this Wine Enthusiast Vivid Wine Decanter is great for all wine drinkers, and especially great for those who like to host as they can decant a bottle at a time to serve to guests.
Wine table – Something like this Tovolo Outdoor Wine Bamboo Table ($19.99 on Amazon) is great for the wine drinker who enjoys a nice outdoor picnic or day at the beach.
Electric bottle opener – I can assure you any wine drinker already has a corkscrew, but if they don’t have an electric one yet this gift is worth it. You can find Electric Wine Bottle Openers at many home/kitchen stores or online for an average of twenty dollars.
Wine club membership – A wine club membership is a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys wine. No matter what area you live in there will be a good winery with a quality wine club membership. you can generally choose the number of bottles as well as choose to have the wine shipped to you or save it for pickup. Most wineries have exiting activities or events on pick up days making the wine club membership a fun experience for the customers.
Classic wine gifts with a twist
A wine passport – Most regions or AVA’s have a “passport” annually or bi-annually. The passport is a ticket that lets you taste at several wineries over a weekend. You are generally given a commemorative glass to taste with and many wineries offers something unique like h’or d’ervess or a taste from their library selection. You can look for something local or pick an area that you know the person receiving the passport would like to taste in.
Major scale musical wine glasses – If you happen to know a music-loving wine enthusiast they’ll get a kick out of a set of musical wine glasses ($65). Musical notes are labeled with sandblasted fill lines, so just pour to the desired note and run your moistened finger along the rim.
Fountain aerating wine glass – An aerating wine glass knocks out two birds with one stone so you won’t need a separate aerator for your wine. you can get a high end set like these Chevalier Collection Aerating Wine Glasses in Giftbox ($69,95).
A fun corkscrew – Most everyone has a corkscrew but it never hurts to have an extra. Why not make it a fun one? Something like this Hammered Head Bottle Opener ($20) or this Star Wars Darth Vader Corkscrew Bottle Opener ($26) make a fun little something extra.
Unique wine gifts
Recycled wine bottle crafts – Making unique things with recycled wine bottles is a big thing right now. You can check your local winery for locally made wine bottle crafts or purchase something like this Recycled Wine Bottle Candle – Chardonnay ($30) or recycled wine bottle platters ($16 – $18).
Wine barell staves for grilling – These are great for the wine-o who loves to cook or barbecue. Wine barrel staves ($10) bring a great wine and oak flavor to dishes.
Cute wine bottle covers – You can find cute little ways to display wine bottles or turn them into decorations with things like this FRED WINE MONKEY ($8) or Holiday wine covers ($12). you can find a variety of different themed bottle covers, they’re inexpensive and super cute!
More Gift Ideas
Cheese boards and cheese knives – Nothing goes better with vino than cheese. Any wine-o who likes to have company over for a little wine and cheese deserves the right tools for serving. You can find sets of cheese knives or cheese boards at most kitchen stores and can get something in most any price range. You can also find serving board and knife sets like this Picnic Time Circo Cheese Set ($20 on Amazon) which store both the knives and the board all in one.
Olive oils and vinegars – Oils and vinegars are another great option for those who like a little appetizer with their wine like bruschetta. if you live in any wine region there is likely a gem of an oil and vinegar shop with locally made deliciousness right in your backyard. if not, you can order from a place like Olive Oil & Beyond (read our full article on Olive Oil & Beyond here). They have absolutely amazing oils and vinegars that you can purchase individually or in a gift set.
For more gift ideas check out last year’s gift guide 2013 Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers
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