25 of the Best Wine Gift Ideas That Aren’t a Bottle of Vino
From gadgets to board games, these gift ideas for wine lovers go perfectly with a glass of vino. Cheers!
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There’s nothing worse on a warm summer night than to reach for your glass of white wine, only for it to be hot and practically undrinkable. Instead of watering down a glass of wine with ice cubes, turn to the VoChill personal wine chiller. The cradle can be kept in the freezer or fridge, then attached to the elegantly designed stand and you’re ready to chill! This gadget would make a lovely hostess gift.
These wine bottle coasters are perfect for sweating bottles and less-than-perfect pours. The ceramic dish (which comes in three glazes) catches stray condensation and drips to save your tables and countertops from water stains. Try it with these types of wine a sommelier suggests you should try.
When in doubt, go with a pair of really nice wine glasses. Family-owned Riedel is one of the oldest crystal glass brands around and they specialize in glasses that are specifically tailored to the type of wine that will be enjoyed from it. Pictured above are the brand’s pinot noir glasses, but you should treat your giftee to the glass of their favorite wine. For more options, here are our picks for the best wine glasses.
Okay, so leftover Champagne or sparkling wine might not be too common, but when the situation arises, your giftee will appreciate this Champagne Crown Sealer. From Le Creuset, the rubber stopper creates an airtight seal with just a push, locking that carbonation in for days. Check out these other tips for keeping Champagne fresh.
As any red wine lover knows, aerating can make or break a wine. This self-aerating wine glass set will allow oxidization and evaporation of the wine to bring out the bold and fruity notes while the more undesirable compounds, such as sulfites, are reduced. Plus, it looks really cool while doing it! If you’re new to wine, check out our ultimate guide to red wine types.
If you don’t want to aerate your wine by the glass, you have to get this beautiful decanter. The hand-blown glass holds an entire bottle of wine and will look stunning on your bar cart. By the way, here’s everything you’ll need for a home bar setup.
This clef du vin wine tool actually mimics a wine’s true aging potential. Simply place the wand in the glass of wine and let it get to work. It works on all types of wine, and the longer it is in contact with the wine the more dramatic the effects will be. I was admittedly skeptical at first, but with an overwhelming amount of positive reviews and a two-year warranty, you have nothing to lose! By the way, this is the right way to polish a wine glass.
Every wine lover needs one of these electric bottle openers. It’s slim, making it easy to store just about anywhere in your kitchen or home bar and can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge. (Don’t feel like buying those 30 bottles in person? Check out the best wine delivery services.) The device will remove both natural and synthetic corks and is so efficient that you’ll have more time to enjoy the sweeter things in life.
Anyone who loves wine and traveling will adore this wine trail guide from Lonely Planet. The travel guide offers tips for 52 weekend trips to wine countries in the US and abroad. By the way, these are the best places to drink wine that aren’t in California.
Honestly, I don’t know if this wine bottle puzzle is for wine lovers, or wine-lover haters. Only the truly tortured soul would tempt a wine lover with such an obstacle. On the plus side, your wine is sure to taste even sweeter after it has been earned. Enclose one of these white wine bottles (for under $20!) in the trap.
For when a typical wine glass just isn’t going to cut it (and you’ve drawn the line at actually drinking from the bottle), this wine bottle glass is perfect. “Just one glass tonight,” right?
Who wouldn’t love a little bubbly during their bubble bath? The problem: Where to put your glass. With all the soap and suds it’s easy to knock your glass right off the edge of the tub. Well, not anymore! With this suctioned wine glass holder, your wine of choice will always be within arm’s reach.
We all have that one friend who is first to volunteer to bring the wine for the potluck, but seems to always forget to bring it. This sassy welcome mat will prevent that awkward moment right at the door.
This adorable portable wine table is perfect for a backyard picnic. The clever design holds a wine bottle, four stemmed wine glasses and has four indents for snacks like charcuterie, cheese and crackers. Plus, it can be personalized! Browse this list of super simple food and wine parings before you set it up.
Have you ever shown up to a party and brought a bottle of wine like a good guest only to have it disappear before you can have a glass? Well, this concealed wine purse is exactly what you need. Bring a bottle for the house, but pour another in the removable bladder for your own special reserve. There’s even a pour spout on the side for discreet refills!
These handy wine stakes will keep your wine glass (and bottle!) steady and close by. They’re perfect for a picnic on the beach or for a backyard barbecue.
With these wine cooling cups your wine will remain chilled without the dilution from ice cubes—perfect for summer entertaining. And with the BPA-free silicone band, your wine will be cold but your hands won’t!
OK, we know you’re a true wine lover if you own this Wine-Opoly game. It’s similar to the original game except you round the board to “Cheers” instead of “Go,” (along with some other clever changes). Invite some friends over and play a game alongside one of our sangria recipes.
These wine filters are some of the most amazing wine-related inventions to date. Just a swirl of the wand will give you a purely delicious glass of wine without the histamines and sulfite preservatives (which are what cause the allergenic symptoms in many people, such as stuffy nose and headaches).
You can always be prepared for unexpected company with this rapid beverage chiller. In just six minutes, your room-temperature wine will be chilled to perfection! While you’re at it, make sure you’re storing wine the right way.