Holiday Gift Guide for Wine & Cocktail Lovers

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Our 2023 Holiday Wine Gift Guide is perfect for the Wine and Cocktail Lovers on your list. From books, to wine clubs, we have plenty of options.

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These are our suggestions for the wine or cocktail lover on your list this year. They’re all products we use and love on a regular basis and think you might like them too! So lets get into our holiday wine gift guide.

See our Gift Guide for BBQ, Grilling, and general foodies here for more great ideas.

Wine Favorites (wine stems, wine clubs, and more)

Riedel Wine Stems

Good stems are a must in my house. I’m no snob, but they truly help with the enjoyment of whatever it is I’m drinking. I try to keep my stems basic and have a style for sparkling wine/Champagne, one for white wines, and one for reds. If you’re really into wine it may help to have two styles of red wine glasses (a standard Burgundy stem and a Bordeaux stem). Riedel is pretty widely available and solid, both in reputation and quality.

This is a great starter set. It comes with 4 Champagne, 4 white, and 4 red stems, sold at a great price for this brand.

My Favorite Wine Stems

But if you’ve ever followed my sparkling wine posts on Instagram, you’ll notice the stem I use most often is very unique. My stems are Sophienwald And they’re stylish and gorgeous. I have a set of these for special moments in addition to my everyday Riedel set (above).

Mulled Wine Gift Kit

This mulled wine gift set contains seven aromatic spices: cinnamon sticks, anise stars, dried orange slices, allspice berries, cardamom pods, whole nutmeg, and whole cloves. Also included a zesting grater to grind spices and for a touch of citrus. This is a fun kit, with all you need to make a great winter cocktail. This would make for a great host gift.

Coravin Pivot+ Wine Preservation

When it comes to short term wine preservation, having a good tool is important to preserve those fine wines you may want to open but don’t want to consume the entire bottle.

Coravin is the leader in wine preservation and the Pivot + is perfect for the person who enjoys a glass and wants to preserve it for a few weeks. It also aerates!

For longer term preservation, try the Timeless Six. This will allow you to enjoy a glass and still preserve the wine for months.

Wine Bucket – For Chilling

Entertaining just got even more fun with this marble wine chiller.

Non slip bottom and 100% marble.

Just pop into the freezer for 30 minutes and you have the perfect chiller. Holds most standard sized 750 mL bottles including Burgundy and Sparkling Wine.

Great in the summer to keep reds cool as well. Order two so one is always in the freezer ready to go!

Wine Decanter

For the true wine enthusiast in your life a nice decanter is always appreciated.

It allows wine to breath, especially those older vintages, and this decanter is beautifully designed and affordable.

It will hold a traditional 750 mL bottle with a nice thumb hold underneath for an easy pour.

Wine Suitcase – Piccolo 5-Bottle

If you’re traveling and need to bring wine with you (or home from your trip), then this sturdy wine suitcase is perfect. With one side for luggage and one side to carry wine, it’s the perfect TSA approved checked luggage option for a quick wine country getaway.

Store up to five 750 mL bottles securely with several layers of protection.

Wine Books

Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke Infused Recipes with Wine Pairings

Of course we’ll add our own critically acclaimed book to the list!

Our second edition is out and thriving! Check out the cookbook page for more details on where to buy it.

But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine

This book presents a fantastic look at the history of my absolute favorite beverage, along with how it’s made, some of the best producers, and so much more. This is a must for any Champagne lover in your life.

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

This is a fantastic beginner’s guide to all things wine. Perfect for the newbie on your list (or wine enthusiast wanting to take her/his wine knowledge to the next level!) who wants to learn more about wine in a gorgeously visual way.

The Oxford Companion to Wine

Jancis Robinson is one of THE world’s leading authorities on wine and this book is the ultimate of ultimate wine books. This has to be the most comprehensive book on the subject, period. This reference guide must be a part of any genuine wine enthusiast or aspiring sommelier’s library!

Wine Stocking Stuffers

My Favorite Champagne Stopper

I’ve gone through dozens of different kinds of Champagne stoppers and these are super solid and super cheap. They keep your bubbles crisp in the bottle and don’t let extra air in the bottle which would allow those bubbles to dissipate too quickly (unlike cheaper versions of this). A great stocking stuffer for the bubbly lover on your list.

Insulated Outdoor Wine Travel Tumbler

Sean got me a set of these for Mother’s Day a few years ago and I love them. Whether going on a walk with friends, bringing to the beach, camping, tailgating, or traveling, these insulated stainless steel wine tumblers are fantastic for keeping wine safe (no glass to break!), and stay cold if drinking white wine. Mine are 8oz, and the perfect size for a glass of wine.

High End Travel Tumbler

If you want a higher quality robust travel wine tumbler, I can’t say enough good things about Yeti products. These are perfect for going on walks with your friends, camping, to the beach, you name it! These are awesome.

Insulated Wine Bottle

Pour your bottle of wine into this durable travel wine bottle. Insulated to maintain temperature (so you can bring it to the beach and keep your rosé cold while avoiding traveling with glass!). These are great for camping, hiking, or beach days.

Wine Glass Pens: easy host gift or stocking stuffer

This is another fun stocking stuffer. We using our wine pens when we entertain guests. Instead of wine charms (where it’s easy to forget which wine charm you chose) why not write your name or a fun picture on the glass. The “ink” comes off super easy by running some warm water and a sponge over the stem. Awesome host gift for parties or general stocking stuffer. My kids love to use these on their (non-wine) glasses as well.

Mixology Set

Get your inner bartender channeled with this beautifully designed and practice Mixology set.

It’s ready to go for all your cocktail needs. Don’t forget to add nice ice molds too!

Comes with a nicely designed bamboo tray.

Cocktail Ice Molds

You gotta have cool ice cubes if you’re to make a great cocktail, right?!

Well, no, not really. But these are pretty cool! We get a ton of questions on this cocktail video as to where we got our ice molds. We have several kinds, including these large ones as seen in the video. But these (in the photo above) are more practical for everyday cocktails. They make a great stocking stuffer for any cocktail lover on your list. This is a 2-pack that has both cubes and round balls. We have both.

Hot Toddy/Irish Coffee Mugs

For the warm winter cocktail lovers. These glasses make any hot cocktail, like a Hot Toddy, much more fun to drink.

Hanging Chads: Drinking Buddies Reusable Drink Markers

This is one of my favorite gifts to give to a host or a white elephant gift exchange, or just a stocking stuffer for your girlfriends. Never lose your glass at a party again. 😉

If we find more good deals we’ll be sure to let you know, either via our Facebook page or weekly newsletter. So make sure you’re following along so you can be in the know of a good deal when we see it.

Find our Gift Guide for BBQ, Grilling, and Foodies HERE

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About Mary

I'm Mary, a wine/food/travel writer, Certified Sommelier, mom of twins, former vegetarian turned BBQ fanatic, runner, founder of Vindulge, and author of Fire + Wine cookbook. Thanks for stopping by!

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