Holiday Gift Guide: Wine Not?

Buying a gift for your favorite wino may seem like a breeze, but it's not enough to just run out to the store and pick up the first bottle you see. This year, put a little more time into it and go for one of these thoughtful choices that any wine lover will adore.

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October 30, 2017
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Drink and Draw

This totally timely collaboration between Winc and Tappan gives budding artists the chance to create their own drink and draw night at home. The gift set includes a beautifully designed bottle of Chardonnay, a notebook, colored pencils and a chrome corkscrew. What more could you ask for?

If You Can Read This...

Let your footwear do the talking with these cheeky socks. They'll help you keep your feet warm and glass full at the same time!

Chill Out

I think we can all agree the worst part about drinking wine is waiting for it to chill. But the waiting period will be a little easier to handle with a chiller as stylish as this marble and copper option.

Status Symbol

This insanely stylish Chandon bottle was designed by none other than fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, so it's sure to make any fashionista or aspiring influencer smile. Plus, who doesn't love a good limited edition gift?

Raise a Glass

Yes, every true wino will already have wine glasses at home, but these swanky metallic pieces are too good to pass up. They're perfect for special occasions, but subdued enough for everyday use too.

Treat Yourself

Is there anything better than a true treat yourself night? Just imagine pouring a glass of your favorite vino, wrapping yourself in a luxe blanket and giving your skin a spa-level facial with this red wine mask. Ahhh, now that's perfection.

All Dressed Up

Pinot Noir may not have the cult-like following of some other varietals (hi rosé, we're talking about you), but it's an undeniably great choice for gift giving. It's elegant, sumptuous and perfect for the colder months. And thanks to the red glitter bottle, this 2014 reserve from One Hope Wine is always holiday ready! 

Make a Statement

If you really love something, put it on a t-shirt. That's how the saying goes right? Well, maybe I tweaked it a little bit, but after seeing this adorable shirt from Bando I couldn't help myself. Show your favorite winos you understand their personal beliefs by gifting them this simple, yet fun tee.

Tree Tchotchke

If you're working with a budget, or just need to pick up one last small item to finish off your shopping, look no further than this cheeky wine glass ornament. Don't worry though, this is one glass that will never spill...or go empty.

Light the Night

There's something so luxurious about lighting a candle and curling up with a nice glass of wine. So why not give your favorite wine lover the gift of a night in? Simply pick out a wine-themed candle — we're partial to Bath and Body Works' Champagne Toast — pour them a healthy glass and let the relaxation take over.

Year-Round Rosé

Yes, rosé may be primarily seen as a warm weather wine, but there's no reason to deny rosé fans their favorite beverage just because it's chilly out. In fact, the pink wine is decidedly drinkable and pairs wonderfully with food, making it a great choice no matter the season. And according to 90+ Cellars this option "combines the carefree nature of a rosé with the steely intensity of a fine Sancerre Blanc." Yum, sign me up for two.

Twist and Shout

Well, it turns out all corkscrews were not created equal. This gorgeous marble and copper version puts the standard silver screws to shame. Keep your wino friends and family on-trend and ready for any bottle that comes their way with this little trinket.

Freshly Brewed

The word brew may conjure up thoughts of beer on most occasions, but this one-of-a-kind coffee is here to change that. With actual Merlot infused into the beans, this java is sure to get any wine lover's blood pumping as they start the day.

Racks on Racks

If your favorite wino isn't lucky enough to have a wine cellar — we can all dream, can't we? — a funky wine rack may be the perfect gift for them. Pick out a statement piece, like this honeycomb-esque copper rack, that will look as stylish full of wine as it does when there's only one bottle left.

Popping Bottles

With New Year's Eve coming up right after the holidays, it's the perfect time to make sure your wine loving friends are stocked up on bubbly. Luxe, Domaine Ste. Michelle's vintage sparkling wine is a great option, and the gilded label is so stunning you won't even need to wrap it.

Let it Breathe

Even some of the most dedicated wine fans are without decanters in their barware collection. But they're a great way to improve the taste of most wines, and add an aesthetically pleasing twist to the beverage. This sophisticated option from RBT looks particularly beautiful, even when it's empty.

Shhh, Don't Tell

This cheeky mug lets wine lovers wink at their favorite pastime and keep people guessing about what they're really drinking. And if it really is coffee inside that mug, we hope it's the merlot-infused variety.

Make Your Own

The moment you pop open a fresh bottle of bubbly is always satisfying, now just imagine if you made that sparkling wine yourself! This genius kit includes everything you need to whip up five bottles, and the equipment is reusable, so this might just be a new hobby.

Snack Time

If you have friends and family who love drinking wine, it's pretty likely they'll enjoy eating it too. Yep, I said eating wine. Thanks to this rosé-infused candy from Sugarfina you can't get your wine fix without ever opening a bottle.

Wine all the Time

This "casual guide to confident drinking" is the perfect gift for wine lovers who aren't exactly connoisseurs. Marissa A. Ross is a wine columnist and blogger, so she knows her stuff, but this tome remains entirely unpretentious and always fun.

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