Nothing brings people together (and drives them to drink) like the holidays. We’ve rounded up a few wino-approved gifts for every budget and wine level, from stocking stuffers to wine gifts that’ll knock the socks off the wine aficionados in your life.
For the outdoor enthusiast
The Teak S’well tumbler: ($25) I got one of these on a recent weekend getaway and let me tell you my life has been changed by this tumbler. It keeps wine cool for hours, whether you are sipping on the couch or sitting beachside. I want to eat my cereal in it, have soup out of it for lunch, and transition to wine come happy hour. You can quite literally take wine anywhere — perfect for the tailgater or Aunt Linda.
For the traveler
The VinGardeValise Piccolo Wine Suitcase: ($249) Whether you are constantly on the road for work or play, life is better with your favorite wine in tow. This carry-on size bag fits 5 bottles of wine and still leaves room for, you know, your clothes I guess. If this isn’t quite in your budget, throwing a couple cans of wine in your current carry-on is a close second.
For your artsy friend
Elysia Myers Wine Art: (Various Prices) Elysia is a wine artist – she paints gorgeous abstract pieces using real wine. She got inspired by the beautiful colors and artistry of wine, and sells prints and original pieces in her online shop. She even does custom commissions – perfect for memorializing your favorite bottle of wine in a beautiful piece of art.
For the wine newbie
The Wine Folly Essential Guide to Wine: ($25) This guide is chock full of practical wine knowledge, from how to taste, store, and pair wine with food. It’s delightfully user-friendly and jargon-free, and is our go-to when writing tasting notes.
For the aspiring somm
Gabriel-Glas One Glass Gift Box: ($31.25) Called the “one for all” wineglass, the Gabriel-Glas has a shape designed for maximum aromatic impact and is ideal for every style of wine. It’s gorgeous — we’re talking handmade crystal imported from Austria. Molded from one piece of glass, it is seamless with no stress points and dishwasher safe. It comes in a handy candy carrying case that’s perfect for taking to tastings.
For the foodie
The Cowgirl 3 Cheese Subscription: ($225). You’re going to need some cheese to pair with all that wine. The one and only Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes will send your lucky gift recipient three luscious, artisan, organic cheeses every month for three months. A bit pricey? Yes. Do I want to bathe in their Mt. Tam triple-cream brie? Also yes.
For the Marina bro
Sipski wine shower holder ($16): Ok this one is a little fratty, but it makes a nice stocking stuffer for the wine lover in your life. The silicone wine holder adheres right to your shower wall so you can sip will you take a dip.
For the girl’s night
Drinking Buddies Holiday Wine Glass Markers ($12): 6 speedo-clad muscle men dressed as Santa’s elves will guard your wine glass all night. ‘Nuff said.
For the host or hostess
Rewined Winter Wine Candles: ($28) Rewined hand-cuts glass from wine bottles and repurposes them into premium, natural soy wax candles. Curl up on the couch with your glass of red wine paired with their “Wine Under the Tree” or “Cabernet” scents – think aromas of black cherry, currant, and smokey, toasty notes.
For the can-curious
Maker Holiday Gift Pack: ($92 – Free Shipping through Dec) Full disclosure, we are biased on this one. Give the gift of small-batch wines for the holidays. We’ll print out your gift note and lovingly pack twelve cans (equivalent to 4 bottles of wine) from our first release along with the stories of the winemakers who created them. Merlot-ho-ho.
Visit our holiday gift page to learn more.
Any wine gifts we missed? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.