For some people, wine is more than just a beverage—it’s a way of life. We all know that one person who loves nothing more than exploring local vineyards, attending wine tastings and cracking open a bottle of vino at dinner. And while you might not be able to keep up with their vast wine knowledge, you can get some amazing gifts for wine lovers this holiday season.
The best gifts for wine lovers strike the perfect balance between thoughtful and functional, helping to elevate and celebrate their favorite pastime. To help you knock it out of the park with the wine connoisseur on your list, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best gifts for wine lovers, from subscription services, to stocking stuffer-sized gadgets and much, much more. Whether the person you’re shopping for is just starting their wine journey or has been vacationing in Napa for decades, here’s a list of top-tier gifts that are sure to please any wine lover on your list.
A Popular Wine Subscription Service
Vinebox is the perfect gift for anyone who loves trying new wines. This quarterly subscription service sends single servings of nine different wines each season, allowing customers to taste varieties from different regions and discover new trending wine styles. After tasting, Vinebox sends credits to purchase full-size bottles of your new favorites.
A Decadent Sauce For The Taste Of Wine Any Time
Wine-Infused Dessert Sauce
Infused with flavors of merlot, zinfandel, fruit and spices, indulging in these sweet sauces is almost like savoring a sip of wine. Since they’re alcohol-free, it’s perfectly appropriate to drizzle them on breakfast waffles as well as pancakes, ice cream or anything (and everything) else. Around the holidays, they make a great stocking stuffer, too.
An Insulator For Keeping Wine At The Perfect Temperature
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.
Crystal Wine Glasses That Make Music
Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses (Set Of 2)
Perfect for wine lovers who are also into classic music, these crystal glasses double as instruments. All they’ll have to do is fill the glass to the desired note line then run their finger around the rim to play the pitch. Each set comes with two glasses, but consider gifting the recipient two sets (for a total of four glasses). That way, a group of imbibing maestros can practice playing complex chords, tunes and harmonies together.
An Array Of ‘Wild’ Wines For Adventurous Drinkers
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, including an oaky tempranillo, intense souzao and fruity grenache. It’s the perfect lineup for an at-home wine tasting or just to enjoy with dinner.
A Wine-Making Kit For Delicious Homemade Vino
Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Making Kit
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.
A Cult-Favorite Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Oster Cordless Electric Bottle Opener
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.
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A Bottle Stopper That’s Also A Work Of Art
Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper
A major upgrade from typical rubber stoppers, these gorgeous glass bottle stoppers are topped with a painted glass bulb. With colors inspired by birthstone gems, getting one in the recipient’s birthday month hue is extra thoughtful. That said, any of the designs are sure to please, especially if you pick up a few.
An Adorable On-The-Go Wine Glass
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.
Wine-Scented Candles In Repurposed Bottles
Rewined Green Glass Filled Candles
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.
An Insulated Travel Tote To Take On Picnics
Insulated Double Bottle Travel Tote
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.
A Wine Guide Pretty Enough To Be A Coffee Table Book
Wine Folly: The Master Guide
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.
Special Wine Glasses That Enhance Tasting Notes
Riedel Winewings Tasting Wine Glass Set (Set of 4)
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.
A High-End Wine Preservation System
Coravin Model Five Wine Preservation System
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.
Pretty Stones To Keep White Wine Cool
Anna New York Vida Wine Stones
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.
Luxe Wine Charms With Colorful Gems
Joanna Buchanan Enamel Gem Wine Charms
Wine charms are ideal for anyone who regularly hosts parties, as they allow everyone to keep track of their drink. These gem wine charms are sure to earn compliments, as each one features a brightly colored glass stone with an enamel halo. The charms come in a pack of six and they’re mounted on gold rings that can be popped onto the stem of a wine glass.
A Travel-Friendly Wine Bottle And Cup Set
BrüMate Winesulator + 2 Uncork’d XL Wine Tumblers With Lids
Whether you’re heading out on a picnic or watching the sunset on the beach, this three-piece set will ensure your wine is safe and sound. It includes an insulated wine bottle that holds a full bottle of wine and will keep your drink cool for up to 24 hours, as well as two matching wine tumblers. The durable construction is ideal for any glass-free location.
A Hand-Blown Glass Decanter For Serving
Vino Hand-Blown Glass Wine Decanter
This hand-blown decanter is sure to be the star of any bar cart. It has a chic asymmetrical spout that allows for smooth pouring and it 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.
A Sculptural Set Of Stemless Wine Glasses
Dragon Glassware Wine Glasses (Set Of 4)
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.
A Wine Fridge Fit For A Sommelier
Insignia Stainless Steel 14-Bottle Wine Cooler
If you really want to impress an amateur sommelier, a countertop 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.
A Professional-Grade Champagne Stopper
Crate & Barrel Champagne Stopper
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.
A Stylish Coaster To Protect The Table
Beehive Handmade Pewter Wine Coaster
A sweating wine bottle can leave a discolored ring on a wooden table, which is where this wine coaster comes in handy. The beautiful handmade pewter disc is the perfect size to rest a bottle of wine, and it has cork on the bottom to prevent any scratches on the surface below. Its curved edges make it an attractive piece to display on the table, and it will last a lifetime if cared for properly.
A Top-Rated Cookbook Based On Wine Pairings
Wine Food: New Adventures In Drinking And Cooking
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.
A Caddy For Wine, Glasses And Snacks
Frontgate Weston Two-Bottle Wine Caddy
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.
A Spray-On Stain Remover—Because Spills Happen
Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover
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.
A Marble Wine Chiller That’s Functional And Stylish
Easton Studio Marble Wine Cooler
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.