I drink wine on occasion, but I don’t consider myself a wine aficionado. I don’t know the difference between dry wine or sweet and I certainly can’t tell a Zinfandel from a Syrah.
All I know is that I like my glass of grapes fruity, sweet, and preferably bubbly. As long as I have one of my wine-loving friends with me, I know they will pick out the best bottle.
But what to do when I’m on my own picking out the best gift for my wine-loving gal pal?!
Serious research, that’s what. And, luckily L&L has some long-time wine drinking gurus on staff to help out!
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wine-related present, don’t worry. Like grapes in a barrel, I’ve broken down what wine aficionados really want and came up with this amazing list of gifts for wine lovers.
Great Minds Drink Alike: Sweet Gifts for Wine Lovers
A bottle of wine is the obvious choice, but you can really show them you care with these unique items perfect for an at-home sommelier.
1. Wand Wine Filter
Did you know using a wine purifier can help alleviate the side effects of drinking wine? How cool!
This wine wand helps to remove histamines and sulfites. Not only is this helpful for those who are slightly allergic to wine, but it also helps to reduce post wine headaches, stuffy nose, and upset stomach. Plus, it aerates the wine, leaving it purer and better tasting. This cute disposable wine wand even includes a removable charm so you’ll never lose your glass again!
2. Personalized Charcuterie Board
by Etsy: leftcoastoriginal
What’s a great glass of wine without its favorite companions? Fill this personalized charcuterie board with fruits, cheeses, crackers, and meats: the perfect pals for a glass of Pinot.
Gorgeous natural wood is organized into petite sections so you can place foods like nuts and grapes on the board without worrying about them rolling away. In the center is a spacious circle that can be customized with whatever you like. It’s a thoughtful commemorative gift for any special occasion.
3. Wine Bottle Insulator
With a wine bottle insulator, you can keep your vino chilled while out on the patio or on a picnic! The double-walled stainless steel body is vacuum sealed, keeping your wine cold for hours. The classy matte or shiny exterior is finished in a color of your choosing.
It is so simple to use – just unscrew the adjustable top and insert your chilled bottle. Screw the top back on, and you have a sophisticated portable wine cooler that you can pour directly from. Ideal for wine lovers who want to take their glass on the go.
4. Wine Saver Pump
by Vacu Vin
This would be a great gift for individuals like me who typically only enjoy one glass. Once you’ve opened the bottle of wine, you have to worry about the flavor and aroma dissipating. A wine saver pump like this one helps to remove the air, keeping wine fresh and great tasting for up to one week! It’s so easy: insert the stopper, pump until you hear a click, then pop it into the fridge.
Don’t fret about breaking open a bottle again – enjoy your single glass thanks to this wine saver.
5. Cork Trivet Kit
A lot of delicious wine means a lot of spent corks. But your favorite wine enthusiast doesn’t have to toss them out. They can get crafty and design their own trivet with this unique kit!
It includes a perfectly sized wood base complete with sturdy sides. After they enjoy a bottle of wine, they can place the cork into the trivet. The more they add, the more complete it becomes, eventually looking like a beautiful rendition of that parking lot game. It’s a wonderful way to preserve the memories – and protect surfaces from hot pots and pans!
6. Wine Chiller
Wine that is chilled is a necessity – no one wants warm wine. This Corkcicle makes cooling down your whites or reds a breeze.
A food-safe tube filled with liquid and attached to a cork can be placed in your freezer for about 90 minutes. When it is time to serve the wine, simply replace the bottle’s cork with the Corkcicle. It cools the wine from the inside out. Because the tube is hollow, you can elegantly pour through it, aerating and chilling your drink at the same time.
7. Electric Wine Opener
It’s not that removing the cork from the bottle is hard, though sometimes it can be. It’s more that I’m afraid! Afraid of the popping sound, of the cork shooting off, even the bottle breaking.
There have to be other wine lovers out there with a similar fear. If so, this electric wine opener is the perfect gift. It is compatible with most bottles and can remove a cork in just a few seconds. Pop it on top of the bottle, press a button, and it does the work for you. A rechargeable battery hidden within its sleek design lets you open up to 30 bottles before it needs to be plugged in.
8. Decanter + Decanter Cleaning Beads
Gorgeous decanters, like these from West Elm, are any wine aficionado’s dream. Their stunning glass forms help to keep wine free of sediment and aerated while the sophisticated wooden sphere stoppers ensure it is flavorful and aromatic.
If you really want to show how thoughtful you are (and up to snuff on wine knowledge) include a set of these decanter cleaning beads. Stainless steel balls help to remove stains and residues that brushes can have a hard time reaching due to the decanter’s organic shapes. They’re easy to use and sustainable.
9. Wine Aerator
With this handy tool, the wine connoisseur in your life will no longer have to pour their own glass of wine. The Wine Aerator doesn’t just aerate wine but pours it too, just like having wine on tap!
It does the job of a decanter in a few seconds so you don’t have to let it sit in a decanter for an hour. It securely screws onto the top of a wine bottle. Then, with the press of a button, the device aerates your wine and pours it, eliminating drips or spills. It looks classy too, including its sleek counter stand for easy access.
10. Glass Wine Aerator
For the true wine lover, this exquisite glass wine aerator makes an excellent gift. Its lovely form looks beautiful and allows the wine to be exposed to the air, dissipating the initial order and improving its taste and smell. As the liquid is poured down the curved sides, it swirls and cascades to the bottom, all the way being oxygenated to enhance its tastes and scent. This aerator is as much a piece of art as it is a kitchen tool.
11. Wine Encyclopedia
Wine may have been around forever, but wine trends are constantly changing. 800 pages of detailed knowledge keep budding sommeliers up to date on the dynamic world of vino.
The information it contains is a culmination of the experience and opinions of experts from around the world. Learn tips, tricks, geography, vineyard profiles, and more. A host of eye-catching images illustrates this comprehensive guide, making it a must-have for a wine devotee.
12. Wine Condoms
by Wine Condom
Come again? I can see how these things may go hand in hand after drinking a few bottles of wine, but their name seems a little brazen…
Don’t worry, they aren’t quite what you’re thinking. Wine condoms, as in a condom for the bottle of wine, is a seal designed to preserve open bottles of wine. Roll it on (pun intended) and the shrink-to-fit technology prevents both air and moisture from seeping in. Both funny and functional, this is an amazing wine-themed novelty gift.
13. Wine Wipes
It’s inevitable, drinking wine can lead to staining and discoloration. Sometimes referred to as a “wine smile”, it can ruin your gorgeous pictures and Instagram shots of your Napa Valley tour!
For the wine lover who has everything, get them wine wipes. Individually wrapped safe and hygienic wipes have a unique cleaning agent that removes wine stains without affecting the taste of your next glass of wine. You can confidently pose for a picture with the next flight of wine and enjoy it, too!
14. Wine Cork Map
Whether you want to boast about a great bottle’s origins or just display special corks from different occasions, this cork map is a functional and fashionable piece of wall art. Depicting the country of France, gorgeous birch wood is adorned with multiple cork-sized holes. It holds 29 corks in total and comes equipped with pre-drilled nail holes for hanging.
15. Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler
Such a cute cup for sipping wine with your girlfriends! Choose from tons of designs: they have everything from fun florals to chic faux marble. The stainless steel body keeps chilled wine cold for up to nine hours and mulled wine hot for up to nine hours.
You can sip while strolling the beach or simply take it out on the deck thanks to the spill-resistant slider lid. The opposite end of the cup has an anti-scratch, noise-free silicone base. So many awesome features are packed into this trendy wine tumbler!
16. Celebration Ice Bucket
A gift for your favorite wine-obsessed friend can’t get much classier than a monogrammed gold or silver celebration ice bucket.
“Bucket” is misleading. This pitcher, nay, vessel, is luxurious. The body is handcrafted and then stamped with an initial of your choosing. It keeps wine deliciously cool while also displaying your finest bottle. This would be the ideal gift for a wedding, housewarming, or other special occasions. Just be sure you don’t gift it empty!
17. Wine Tea Towel
by Etsy: DoTakeItPersonally
You know a wine lovers’ housewarming party will see a few bottles popped. Why not commemorate the occasion and their love for vino with these humorous wine tea towels?
Each towel in the set features a funny saying and a fade-resistant illustration of a glass of wine. Made with a woven polyester microfiber blend, these tea towels are just as practical as they are pretty!
18. Pocket Corkscrew
by Le Creuset
Hey, you never know when the opportunity will present itself to sip on a smooth glass of Merlot or a bold glass Cabernet Sauvignon. So be prepared with a pocket corkscrew.
The best travel gift for a wine-lover, this compact bottle opener ensures they won’t ever be caught with a great bottle of wine and no way to open it. This model features a self-pulling corkscrew operated by an easy-to-turn handle. It is super versatile, equipped with a foil cutter and a bottle opener as well.
19. Recycled Wine Bottle Candle
by Etsy: Napauncorked
Napa Uncorked has truly thought of everything when it comes to repurposing and recycling. An eco-conscious wine connoisseur would adore these thoughtful candles.
Handcrafted and hand-poured, each soy candle arrives in a repurposed glass bottle. After the candle has burned down, you can clean out the bottle and reuse the glass as a tumbler to drink from! Its wooden lid doubles as a coaster. Choose from wine-loving scents like Cabernet or classic scents such as White Tea Bergamot.
20. Port Sippers
I had to do my research on this gift, but I know a true wine aficionado would appreciate this historically charming present.
Port sippers, once known as Schnapps Pfeiffen, date back to the 17th century. A crystal straw-like stem extends from the bottom of the petite vessel, preventing the wine from oxidizing so the flavor is preserved. Your hand warms the dessert wine in the glass as you sip it from the stem, resulting in untainted flavor for ports, brandy, and scotch. Very high-brow.
21. Wine Subscription
Four bottles of wine hand-picked for you with a new bottle arriving each month? Sign me up!
I bet that is what the wine expert in your life would say. A wine subscription lets them try new flavors and maybe even revisit some old favorites. All you need to do is complete a short questionnaire and let Winc tailor the selection to the recipient. Then the bottles will be delivered right to their doorstep.
22. Woven Wine Rack or Honeycomb Wine Rack
Wine racks are a beautiful and practical way to store bottles of wine. Wine authorities most likely have more than one bottle on hand, so a wine rack is a wonderful gift to help them organize and display their selection.
A woven wine rack is a modern and practical way to keep bottles if you’re short on space. If you want more of the traditional style of wine rack but with a modern twist, opt for this polished brass or matte black metal honeycomb rack from West Elm.
23. Personalized Wine Glasses
If you know two wine-lovers who are also lovers, this would be an amazing wedding present. Four personalized stemmed wine glasses can be engraved with an initial and name of your choice. They are both delicate and durable, making them a lasting gift the happy couple can enjoy over and over again.
24. Wine Sweatshirt
by Etsy: StrongGirlClothing
I want this cozy sweatshirt! A fleece-lined cotton-poly blend sweatshirt features a dropped shoulder and the phrase “may contain wine”. It’s both true and trendy! A ribbed cuff and waist help to add a little bit of form to this ultra-comfy sweatshirt. Opt for the mauve or peach color, and the shirt will be the same hue as a White Zinfandel or Pinot Gris.
25. Wine Tote Bag
by Etsy: SEmbroideredBoutique
Can this tote carry things other than bottles of wine? Yes. Will it ever carry something other than four bottles of wine? Probably not! But the Velcro dividers can be removed to make this bag extremely versatile. Or, leave them in and they form the perfect pockets for individual wine bottles.
Made of sturdy canvas, this tote is made to last. Add a monogrammed initial of your choosing and you have a thoughtful and special gift!
26. Italian Wine Gift Basket
Give them everything they need to have a classy and indulgent night in. Two delicious bottles of wine, authentic meats like Finocchiona, cheeses, biscotti bites, crackers, pasta, and pasta sauce provide them with a lavish spread without requiring them to leave their home.
I also love that this is from a women-owned family business, how cool!
27. Wine Glass Markers
by Vino Marker
The best wines are the ones you drink with friends, but you don’t want your friends sipping out of your glass of wine!
End the confusion with these amazing wine glass markers. Perfect for any party or get-together, they let each guest write their name on a wine glass. The marker won’t smear but washes away easily in warm soapy water. Each attractive gift box includes two gold markers as well as one, red, purple, silver, blue, and green.
28. Wine Soap Gift Set
by Etsy: BotanyBarn
It can be wine o’clock anytime, even during bath time. Pretty and potent, a box of these handcrafted soaps will invigorate your senses with uplifting fragrances like chardonnay and more classic smells such as ylang-ylang and lavender. Cold-processed with natural scents and colors, they are just as good for your body as they are for your spirits.
29. Wine Experience
The weekend forecast shows a 100% chance of wine if you give the wine lover in your life one of these vino-themed getaways.
Choose from a variety of trips, each one the ultimate experience for those who adore wine. Go for a wine tasting sail in Manhattan or take a vineyard train tour through Napa, California. From quaint to extravagant, these trips serve up a glass of wine with a helping of adventure on the side!
30. Bottle of Wine!
If all else fails, gift them a bottle of wine. Heck, you can pair a lovely bottle of wine with any of the gifts mentioned above and they would probably be happy. After all, all an oenophile really wants is a great glass of vino.
Give Something Other Than Great Grapes
We hope this list has inspired you to give a gift that is useful, unique, and utterly perfect for wine lovers. There is something for everyone on this list, from the sommelier to the occasional wine drinker. Cheers to great wine and great fellows to share it with!
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Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.