Do you have a best friend or family member who is a total wine buff? Do you struggle year after year trying to figure out what to get them during the holidays? If so (or if you’re a wine buff looking to TREAT. YO. SELF.), look no further than our 11 Best Wine Gift Ideas for the Wine Buff Who Can’t Get Enough! The team at wine.net has carefully culled through a wide variety of wine accessories and gift ideas and condensed them into an accessible and affordable list.
As always, we’ve reached out to wine experts and sommeliers via social media, and their recommendations have augmented our own wine knowledge and further strengthened our selection of vino-related delights. We’ve included direct links to websites where you can buy each potential gift, and have also linked to the Twitter pages of the experts who recommended them. This list is sure to relieve some of your holiday-related stress, and you’ll also learn interesting new wine facts that you can share with your favorite wine buff! Happy shopping!
According to Halleck Vineyards (@HalleckVineyard), “the Coravin is revolutionizing how wine is enjoyed. We are thrilled to introduce and represent this amazing device. If you have a cellar of older wines and would like to see how they are doing, you can now taste for yourself without risking the bottle. The Coravin System (@Coravin) expands your opportunity to explore wines of any vintage, variety, winemaker, or wine growing region, all by the glass, even by the ounce. You now have the freedom to access any wine, any time, in any quantity without ever pulling the cork.” Learn more about Coravin by visiting www.coravin.com. The Coravin System is $299 and available for purchase at HalleckVineyard.com or on Amazon.
Customizable Wine Glasses
At 4imprint, you can order completely customizable 10-ounce wine goblets! Whether you want to make your toasts more personable or advertise a product or service, these elegant glasses are an ideal gift for any oenophile. 4imprint will even send you a free sample so you can see what your product will look like before placing your order. Glasses must be ordered in quantities of 24, but will decrease in price depending on how many you order. Individual glass prices range from around $1.50 to $5 per glass. You can order your custom glasses at by going here. Also, learn more by visiting www.4imprint.com or @4imprint on Twitter. FREE samples, FREE art assistance, and the best service in the business makes ordering from 4imprint easy. And with their 360º Guarantee®, you’re covered from every angle–guaranteed satisfaction, on-time shipment, and the lowest prices in the industry.
Bamboo Wine Racks
Another excellent gift for your favorite wine buff is Oceanstar Design’s 12 bottle bamboo wine rack. According to the product overview on www.rakuten.com, this wine rack from Oceanstar (@OceanstarHome) is “made with 100-percent bamboo [and] the ideal fit for wine enthusiasts or starters beginning their wine collection. This wine rack’s modern design is the perfect complement to any home and countertop.” Depending on the finish you choose, this wine rack is priced at $18 or $27. You can order your beautiful bamboo wine rack from Rakuten (@RakutenUS) by visiting www.rakuten.com/prod/oceanstar-dark-espresso-bamboo-12-bottle-wine-rack/220420045.html.
Gourmet Wine and Cheese Gift Baskets
If you’re looking for something a bit more potable (and edible!), look no further than a gourmet wine and cheese basket from specialty food retailer Harry & David. We spoke with the Harry & David Team, and they explained that, “For decades, Harry & David has represented exceptional quality in gifting, and recipients know they are receiving something special with these expertly crafted gift baskets and towers. Every item in this Gourmet Cheese Gift with Wine is carefully selected to complement the others perfectly, from specialty cheeses to delectable dried fruit and private-label Harry & David™ wine.” Each gift basket is “packaged in a sturdy wooden crate” and “specifically designed for the [wine and] cheese aficionado.
We’ve assembled four superior cheeses with a bottle of Harry & David 2014 Pinot Gris and dried fruit and mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pecans) to create a pleasant and inviting gourmet snack spread.” The cheeses included in each basket are SeaHive (cheddar) from Beehive Cheese Company, Sartori’s BellaVitano Gold (Italian-inspired), gouda, and Rogue Creamery’s TouVelle cheese (full and creamy). Reasonably priced at $79.99, the original Gourmet Cheese Basket with Wine is an excellent choice for any wine and cheese lover. A Brunch Gift Basket with Wine ($84.99) and Northwest Gift Basket with Wine ($99.99) are also available. To order, head over to www.harryanddavid.com/h/gift-baskets-tower-boxes/gifts-with-wine/28283.
Wine Gift Cards
Perfect for the indecisive gift giver (or recipient), a gift card from Prime Wines (@primewines) is a thoughtful and sure-to-please gift for any vino enthusiast. Gift cards are available in denominations of $10, $25, $50, and $100, which makes them totally customizable. Gift cards are delivered by email, contain instructions to redeem them at checkout, and have no additional processing fees. You can order your gift card(s) at http://www.primewines.com/products/gift-card?variant=8206579523.
Wine Club Membership
Another outstanding gift for any oenophile is a membership to a high-quality wine club. One exciting wine club is the Plonk Wine Club. “Plonk” is British and Australian slang for wine that is notably inexpensive, and this group totally fits the bill. Members will receive 4 bottles delivered to their doorstep every month, detailed tasting notes and expert recipe pairings with every shipment, and a complimentary issue of Imbibe Magazine (@imbibe). Additionally, you receive a free professional-grade corkscrew with your first shipment, a free bottle of wine when you renew your membership, and up to a 25-percent discount when reordering featured wines.
The three most popular packages are Mixed, Red, and White, and prices are as follows: one month for $89.99, three months for $269.97, six months for $539.94, and one year for $1,079.88. Current wine selections include Brooks 2014 Pinot Blanc, La Fils des Gras 2013 Moutons Muscadet, Joaquin Rebolledo 2014 Mencia, Stefano Antonucci 2014 Rosso Piceno, and Meggiolaro Saro 2013 Gambellara. To join, visit www.plonkwineclub.com or @plonkonline on Twitter.
Recycled Bicycle Wine Rack
Perhaps the most creative gift on our list of gifts for your favorite wine buff is a recycled bicycle wine rack from Oopsmark (@oopsmark). Here is the production description from their website: “If you’re into recycling and like biking and wine, I made this for you. The Recycled Bicycle Wine Rack is handmade from recycled bicycle tires so, on top of your cycling, you’ll be saving even more carbon emissions. It easily attaches to most bike frames with antique brass fasteners to hold your bottle securely so you can transport your wine and enjoy the ride.” Along with being environmentally friendly, this product is super affordable at only $34.00. To order, head on over to http://www.oopsmark.ca/collections/bike-accessories/products/recycled-bicycle-wine-rack.
Two Bottle Wine Bag
Hero Bags’ website says it best: “What’s better than one bottle of wine? Two!” Our next gift idea for the wine buff who can’t get enough is a two bottle wine bag perfect for safely transporting even your most precious bottles of vino. This environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing bag “fits two bottles inside canvas pockets [and ensures] bottles stand upright for clink free transport. Ideal as a BYOB wine tote, as a hostess gift, or to carry your vino home from the store, each canvas bag is silk screened with our original Hero Bags artwork of classic wine bottles.” The Two Bottle Wine Bag folds flat for storage, is made of sturdy natural cotton canvas, and has 10-inch webbed cotton handles. At $18.95, this creative gift is both affordable and utilitarian–nice job, Hero Bags (@herobags)! To order, click on over to http://www.herobags.com/collections/frontpage/products/two-bottle-bag.
Leather Wine Bottle Carrier
Another outstanding vino transportation bag is Gump’s customizable Leather Wine Bottle Carrier. According to their website, “our sturdy brown leather carriers transport your favorite vintages safely and in style. Bottles slip into their individual, protective compartments so they arrive at their destination undisturbed. [You can also] personalize your carrier with a monogrammed wine tag for the perfect gift.”
Gump’s (@Gumpssf) offers 1, 2, or 4 bottle carriers, which are priced at $58, $78, and $138, respectively. Personalization is an additional $10 per bag. Each bag is made of tailored leather that is sewn and finished by hand and lined with leather and canvas. Perfect for the holidays, this classy and stylish bag is sure to please even the most discerning critics. Order your own at http://www.gumps.com/p/leather-wine-bottle-carriers–brown?cm_vc=Search.
Picnic Time Cabernet 8-Piece Wine Accessory Set
We were inspired to select this gift by Australian musician, songwriter, producer, and occasional wine critic Kristian Attard (@Kristianattard) of the band Intergalactix (@_Intergalactix), who told us that “a decent corkscrew is definitely needed by every wine enthusiast.” The cabernet lover in your life is sure to be thrilled by Picnic Time’s Cabernet 8-Piece Wine Accessory Set. This gift set includes a lever-style cork pull, two bottle stoppers, a drip ring, foil cutter, pourer/stopper, wine thermometer, and an extra cork-pull worm. It is presented in a handsome black leather gift box, and its high-quality contents are perfect for any home bar.
Picnic Time’s (@picnictime) expertly-designed box features a hinged lid and pull-out drawer to display and organize its contents. The box measures 8.8 by 7.2 by 5 inches, and weighs between four and five pounds. Affordably priced, Amazon agrees that this set is “an amazing gift for your wine-loving friends.” To order on Amazon, go here.
Giant Wine Bottle Wine Glass
Our final best vino gift idea for your favorite wine buff is a Giant Wine Bottle Wine Glass from HomeWetBar.com. This clever and useful gift is, in their own words, “perfect for the wine-loving guy or girl who just can’t get enough” and “holds a full-sized 750ml bottle of wine! The bottom of this large wine glass is shaped like a wine bottle…but the top is molded to look like a regular wine drinking glass. Useful for red or whites, this wine bottle gift is a hilarious gift for the bachelorette or birthday girl.
The phrase ‘Finally! A wine glass that fits my needs!’ is featured on the front.” This outstanding drinking vessel measures 11.5 inches tall and is made of glass. You can get this awesome Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass on Amazon. Excellent creation, HomeWetBar (@HomeWetBar). Salud!