31 Best Gifts For Wine Lovers
The best gifts for wine lovers appeal to all types of recipients: the people with an encyclopedic knowledge of grape varieties, as well as the ones who simply like to have a glass of wine after work. While you can always give an oenophile a bottle of red or white (what wine lover wouldn't appreciate a brand-new varietal to try?), it can also be fun to think outside the box with creative, thoughtful gifts that are just a little bit different than the usual selections.
The best gifts for wine lovers strike the perfect balance between thoughtful and functional, helping ... [+] to elevate and celebrate their beloved pastime.
To help you knock it out of the park, we’ve rounded up a selection of stellar options, from wine subscriptions to stocking stuffers and even stunning, one-of-a-kind wine glasses that will help to upgrade and beautify their current collection. Whether the person you’re shopping for is just starting their vino journey or has been waxing poetic about lesser-known varietals and terroir for years, here's a list of top-tier gifts that are sure to delight the connoisseur on your list.
These artisan-made bars are just the thing to get the wine lovers in your life who also have a penchant for all things sweet and sugary. Each one is designed to pair well with a different varietal—there's a milk chocolate for their favorite Chardonnay, for instance, and darker, more intense chocolates intended to pair with equally intense wine flavors. Talk about a fun stocking stuffer.
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This hive-like wine holder has space for a total of 11 wine bottles—that's enough to please any wine lover, even those with larger collections. It's equal parts artful and useful, and would look lovely sitting atop a kitchen counter or placed near a bar cart. Your recipient can also decide to use it vertically or horizontally depending on their preference.
This is a seriously good-looking gift—and it's bound to get a ton of use come spring and summer. With sophisticated patterns and so much included (two acrylic wine glasses, napkins, a corkscrew and bottle stopper, a cheese knife, a hardwood cutting board and of course the tote itself), your recipient's just hit the jackpot.
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Help them let their wines "breathe" with this fabulously luxe pick. Simply fit the device right on top of a bottle, then use it to dispense and aerate the liquid simultaneously.
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With a whopping 24 miniature bottles included, we’d actually consider this advent calendar to be a bona fide steal at just $150. It's the perfect gift for any wine lover, with varietals from Sicily, California, Spain and more. And, of course, it's perfectly on-theme for the holidays.
Does the wine lover in your life have a bad habit of forgetting to put their bottles in the fridge or cooler? If so, consider these stainless steel wine chilling wands, which can chill wine to its ideal serving temperature in just minutes. Once the wands have spent at least three hours in the freezer, they can be placed directly into wine glasses.
Help keep their wine cool—and make their drinking experience thoroughly enjoyable with these fluorite "gems." The stone patterns are stunning and sophisticated, and everything comes packaged in a gift-ready box.
For the wine lover who wants to develop their palate and jot down their thoughts when tasting new bottles, a dedicate wine journal is a must-have. This chic option from Wine Folly includes guided tasting notes based on a four-step method developed by top wine critics and sommeliers to help you log a bottle's body, aroma, acidity and more. Plus, it includes a red ribbon page marker to ensure you never lose your place, as well as a wine color insert. Choose between five different colors.
Give your loved one the gift of brilliant, space-saving storage with this hanging stem rack, which would make a chic addition to any kitchen. Made of stainless steel and hardwood, the rack—which can hold up to 24 glasses—can be secured to any shelf using the included hardware.
With these beautiful coasters, your recipient will never have to worry about their glasses leaving behind red wine stain. Made with rich acacia wood and cloudy resin, these Crate & Barrel exclusives are crafted by hand, meaning every one is unique.
Let your wine breathe as your pour with this handy acrylic aerator. Designed to help your wine release its full flavor, this aerator is a cinch to use: Simply hold it over your wine glass and pour the wine through. It also comes with a no-drip stand, a travel pouch and a sediment filter.
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If you really want to impress them, opt for a countertop wine cooler–it's not so expensive that it’ll break the bank, but it's impressive and big-ticket enough to really delight any wine connoisseur. It's also just plain useful: Designed to hold up to eight bottles, the device chills and protects even the most finicky flavors with its thermoelectric energy. There's even a touchscreen on the door.
Launched earlier this month, Maie is a new female-run, California-made wine company selling some of the prettiest individual-sized bottles around. While you can get nine- or twelve-packs of any of the three single-varietal wines—rosé, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir—the brand's Discovery Pack is arguably more exciting, as it lets you try one of each.
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Keep wine or bubbly chilled for hours in this insulated canister by VinGlacé. It's made from double-walled, vacuum-insulated stainless steel and features an adjustable top. All you have to do is unscrew the top, insert a chilled bottle of wine and start sipping.
It's hard to go wrong with wine glasses, especially these long-stemmed, bubble-bowled beauties, which were popularized on Scandal. But these glasses aren't regularly on backorder just because they appeared on the hit thriller—they’re excellent glasses in their own right.
For a vintage look, these etched wine glasses are unbeatable. Featuring a gorgeous hand-cut floral pattern, these glasses would make an elegant addition to a holiday dinner table or evening happy hour spread. While clear glass is classic, these beauties also come in light blue.
With these single-serving mulling spices, your recipient can easily make a warm mug of mulled wine at home whenever the desire strikes. All they have to do is add a single-serve spice infuser—filled with cinnamon, clove, star anise, orange peel and stevia leaf—to their favorite fruit-forward red, then heat, steep and enjoy. Each tin comes with eight infusers.
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These outside-the-box wines are sure to impress even the most discerning wine lovers. The set comes with eight small bottles of less-traditional wines, making for the perfect lineup for an at-home tasting.
This bestselling electric wine bottle opener is perfect for parties or everyday home use. It's cordless and features a simple push-button operation, plus it comes with a foil cutter. The rechargeable model can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge.
Enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of wine anywhere with this adorable to-go tumbler. It's made from durable glass and wrapped in a layer of silicone for added protection, and it can hold up to 15 ounces. The tumbler is topped with a tightly sealed lid with a sliding tab for drinking and comes in a range of pretty colors, including several fun terrazzo patterns.
A pretty candle is always a great holiday gift, but it's even better when it's a handmade candle from Rewined. These pieces are handcrafted in South Carolina and designed to evoke the aroma of your favorite wine with subtle notes of fragrance. The soy candles are also poured in recycled wine bottles, making them both beautiful and eco-friendly.
For the person who shows up to every event with a bottle of wine in tow, this insulated travel tote will make their job much easier, keeping wine at the perfect temperature during transit. The stately bag is made from a waxed cotton canvas and has leatherette straps. Plus, it comes in two sizes, allowing you to easily carry two or three bottles at a time.
If you’re wondering whether this book is any good, Wine Folly won a James Beard award—a huge honor in the culinary world. The hardcover guide is attractive enough to use as decor on a coffee table, but it's also an amazing educational resource on all things wine, including types of grapes and wines, wine labeling and classification, food pairings and much more.
These wine glasses have an eye-catching shape, but the design isn't just for aesthetic appeal. The Winewings collection from Riedel features flat-bottomed glasses that increase the surface area of the wine, which speeds up the rate of evaporation and produces a more distinct aroma. This set of four includes special glasses for Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, making it ideal for wine-lovers who frequently host at-home tastings.
Wine loses its freshness when exposed to air for too long and for those who typically only drink one glass of wine at a time, a preservation system can make a world of difference. This unique system actually inserts a needle through the cork to pressurize the bottle, allowing you to pour a glass without ever removing the stopper. The cork naturally reseals itself when the clamp is removed, keeping the wine fresh for weeks or months.
If the wine connoisseur in your life also loves hosting, you can't miss with this rich selection of cured meats and creamy European cheeses for a gorgeous charcuterie board. Meats include prosciutto and salame rustico, whereas cheeses include a Swiss favorite and a soft Italian variety; there's also a classic Italian cake. All that's missing are crackers for serving and, of course, wine.
Say goodbye to ice cubes watering down not-quite-chilled wine. These pretty fluorite spheres are designed to be used in glasses of white wine, and they’ll keep your drink cool for hours without diluting it. The stones can be kept in the freezer until you need them, and you can wash and reuse them endlessly.
Wine charms and markers are perfect for anyone who regularly hosts parties, as they allow everyone to keep track of their drink. These understated wine markers are sure to earn compliments, as they’re made from stain-resistant merino wool and come in a variety of vibrant colors. They also feature a scratch-free design so you don't have to worry about damaging glasses.
This gorgeous decanter is sure to be the star of any bar cart. Featuring a chic asymmetrical spout that allows for smooth pouring, this handblown vessel can easily accommodate a full 750-ml bottle of wine. Paired with a set of nice wine glasses, it would be a wonderful gift for your favorite host.
No matter how big their drinkware collection may be, a cool new addition is always welcome. These stemless wine glasses from Dragon Glassware are pretty enough for serving or display, and their sculptural shape isn't just striking, it's also easy to grip.
If you really want to impress an amateur sommelier, a countertop wine cooler for their favorite beverage will do the trick. This fridge features stylish and sturdy stainless steel construction, an adjustable temperature control and racks that neatly stack 14 bottles of wine. For recipients who are short on counter space, consider the smaller and narrower eight bottle cooler.
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For those who like to indulge in the occasional breakfast mimosa, a champagne stopper is a useful item to have in the kitchen. This chrome-plated stopper clamps tightly onto a bottle of sparkling wine, providing just the right amount of pressure to preserve the beverage's signature bubbles. And just like that: no more wasted champagne.
Does the wine lover on your list also have a sweet tooth? Consider these pretty pink gummy bears, which are imported from Germany and infused with rosé wine from Provence. Simply pair with your favorite movie (and maybe even a glass of actual rosé, if you’re feeling indulgent).
Sometimes, you don't want to clutch a delicate stemmed wine glass. You’d rather, in those cases, drink your wine out of something chunkier and less fragile. Enter these dishwasher-safe vessels, made from super durable tempered glass. And because they’re stackable, they’re especially great for those who are short on space.
If the wine lover on your list needs a little help relaxing, you can't go wrong with this bestselling bamboo bath caddy, which can support everything you need during bathtime: a good novel, a scented candle and a glass of vino. Featuring adjustable extending sides, this eco-friendly caddy—which also features a water-resistant book holder—will fit most tubs.
Test your Vintner skills this holiday season with this convenient wine-making kit. Ideal for beginners, the kit comes with everything you need to make a gallon of Cabernet Sauvignon, including a glass carboy, funnel and yeast additives.
Vino and good food go hand-in-hand, and this cookbook offers a plethora of recipes that will pair perfectly with all sorts of wine. It features a collection of 75 recipes inspired by different types of wine, as well as an explanation of why the pairing works well together and recommendations for specific brands.
Perfect for holiday gatherings, this wine caddy has space for two bottles of wine and four stemmed wine glasses, and it comes with four ceramic dishes that can be used to serve cheese, crackers and other snacks. The design is crafted from mango wood and wrought iron and it comes with a removable second tier in case you want to use it solely as a serving tray.
Even the most experienced connoisseurs spill their drink now and then, which is why a bottle of Wine Away is a must-have for every wine enthusiast. This special stain remover works incredibly well on both fresh and dried wine spots and it leaves a light citrus scent behind.
This marble wine cooler combines function and style by keeping bottles of vino cool while looking beautiful on a table or countertop. (By the way, it can also double as a flower vase.) It's available in black or white marble to go with any decor and the brass accent down the center adds a trendy finishing touch.
The makers of this gorgeous glass claim it's perfect for every type of wine, which makes it a winning gift no matter the personal preferences of your particular recipient. It's also just downright nice to look at.
If you’re looking to entertain and educate all at once, look no further than this page-turned from an expert wine enthusiast. Your recipient will learn all there is to know about wine, from climate and terroir to fundamental varietal names.
Made from stainless steel and available in a number of cool colorways, it's easy to see why Yeti products are so popular. This Rambler is great for holding wine, but it's also ideal for both hot and cold beverages of any kind, thanks to its double-walled vacuum insulation.
If losing their drink is not on their holiday wishlist, then help them out with a set of these handy wine markers, which they can use to write their name on the bottom of their glass. It's like a wine charm, but even more obvious.ts For Wine Lovers A Fun "Picnic Backpack" With Space For Multiple Bottles Crystalline, Long-Stemmed Wine Glasses An Array Of ‘Wild’ Wines For Adventurous Drinkers A Wine Fridge Fit For A Sommelier A Spray-On Stain Remover (Because Spills Happen)