The holiday season is in full swing, and for me that means lots of shopping, food prepping and gatherings are happening. To me, wine is an easy gift giving category. It can be as simple as sharing a favorite wine with family and friends, introducing them to a fancy new wine gadget or sharing educational wine materials to those who are passionate about the subject. I find that having simple wine related gifts on hand are also great for those who “pop by” during the holiday season and you need a gift – fast.
I am sure you may be thinking, how generic, gift a bottle of wine. I truly believe having easy to share wine on hand during the holidays does make an easy gift for when you are in a pinch; but I promise there will be lots of other great wine related items that will be sure to please. Also, there will be a lot of various items at different price points, wine can be, but does not have to be overly expensive!
Let’s get right into the goods!
Starting off with something I am so excited to share, have you or anyone you know ever been interested in making their own wine? When thinking about it wine making can seem like a large and overwhelming production. These at home wine kits are a great and small way to make your own wine.
The My Wine Co. kit comes in two options, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon. This kit comes with everything you need included to make your own wine at home.
*I purchased one of each of these kits and am so excited to make the wine and share the process with you all.
This next Make Your Own Wine Kit is a little more advanced. Coming with all of the necessary tools – but, this gives someone the opportunity to purchase their own grapes or crushed grape juice to ferment, giving them a little more creative freedom.
I promise you will know why this book is called The Wine Bible when you see how thick it is. Packed with extensive information regarding wine, this book has been around for quite a while and truly an informative book.
Wine Folly is a newer book that puts a spin on learning about wine. Filled with infographics and easy to understand terms, this book will educate while not overwhelming its reader.
The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste is another great book available for someone looking to learn more about wine.
Education isn’t always just reading books – these Wine Folly Flavor Charts. Perfect for someone working on their taste testing skills
Not cheap, but this Master Wine Aroma Kit is an amazing gift for someone who truly appreciates wine or the aspiring Sommelier in your life.
Looking for an interactive way to share wine tasting with family and friends, Vino Cards are the perfect wine tasting game.
Wine IQ is an interactive wine quiz night game.
Not exactly a game, but more of a Wine Brain Game. This puzzle to get to your bottle of wine is so fun to give to that engineer/analytical thinker in your life. They’re going to have to work for that bottle!
Who doesn’t love a great new gadget for the holidays, especially when that gadget is for wine!
This item is not cheap, but will be loved by anyone who receives it. This Coravin Wine Preservation System will save not only your wine, but money as well. Never again fear opening a special bottle you may not finish. This helps wine last perfectly, longer.
Aerating wine is an important part to wine drinking – an aerator is something someone may not know they want or need until you purchase it for them.
I absolutely love my electric wine opener, it is a kitchen staple. This opener also has a built in thermometer, genius!
Never again just stick a cork back into the bottle – this vacuum sealer really helps make your wine last longer
Another gadget on the more expensive side, but this electric wine decanter is sure to be a conversation piece.
A less expensive version, this electric wine decanter still gets the job done.
Sometimes, a basic simple gift is the answer. A personalized wine kit in a beautiful box is a great gift to give.
Wine Storage & Carrying:
This adorable insulated picnic set that is made to hold bottles of wine and comes filled with all your charcuterie needs is a wonderful gift! Sean and I received one a few years ago and use it all the time.
Looking for a more modern wine picnic carrying case? Here is a really great option.
I absolutely love these individual wine carriers. It’s a cute way to gift wine that your friends and family can continue to re-use. I love to keep these on hand during the holidays.
I absolutely love this wood wall wine storage, I think this would make an amazing gift for the wine lovers in your life.
Another really great wine storage system that has room for everything!
A wine cooler is essential in a home, I am just going to say it! This is a special gift that will be surely appreciated.
A different style wine cooler.
Wine Novelty Gifts:
The corkcicle! A wonderful way to keep your wine chilled, without watering it down, this is a great gift for secret Santa and grab bags.
Wine Wipes – all the red wine drinkers in your life will love these!
Have a friend who spills a lot? Red Wine Stain Remover to the rescue!
This Combination Wine Lock is such a comical gift, but useful!
A great Charcuterie Board to go with those bottles of wine!
A chic Wine Bottle Chiller is a simple, but useful gift.
Who really couldn’t use a pair of these Wine Socks, I mean really?
Wine Cork Ornaments – so simple, so cute!
Not just for water or coffee, Yeti’s will keep your wine chilled for hours.
Honestly, having your house smell like wine thanks to these Wine Candles is amazing, I swear.
The trick to getting your wine glasses sparkling clean is Stem Shine – no more water marks!
Lastly, what’s better than a set of great wine glasses? I love Stemless Wine Glasses and they can make a great gift for anyone!
I hope you have enjoyed this Wine Lovers Gift Guide, the first of my 2019 Holiday Gift Guides. Filled with items for the most basic of wine drinkers to the sommelier in your life – this list has something for everyone. Wine is multicultural, educational, enjoyable and easy to love – everything about it makes it perfect for the holidays!
I would like to end by sharing a quote with you I love.
“Wine brightens the life and thinking of anyone” – Thomas Jefferson
Let me know in the comments below what items you have and those you would love to receive!
Please remember to always drink responsibly.
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