Our Holiday Wine Gift Guide is perfect for the Wine and Cocktail Lovers on your list this year.
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.
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This post was originally published in May 2017, and updated in October 2021 with frequently asked questions and more specific recipe details. The original recipe remains the same.
Gifts for Wine Lovers
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.
But if you’ve been following my Friday Instagram sparkling wine posts you’ll notice they are 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).
Use code VINDULGE at check out for free shipping. These are heirloom quality stem ware and gorgeous.
I don’t recommend too many wine clubs, because I think most are subjective to any particular wine lover’s taste. BUT, that being said this wine club focuses solely on local Oregon wines from small and amazing producers. It’s very well curated and very affordable for the quality of Oregon wines you get!
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.
Of course we’ll add our own critically acclaimed book to the list.
Get our signed edition of Fire and Wine with your own custom inscription. Simply add the comments you would like in the notes section at check out. Want it faster? Check out the cookbook page to find the book at your favorite online retailer.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sean got me a set of these for Mother’s Day last year and I’m a little obsessed. 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.
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.
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.
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.
For the warm winter cocktail lovers. These glasses make any hot cocktail, like a Hot Toddy, much more fun to drink.
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. 😉
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