Bringing someone a gift in the form of a wine bottle, though good manners, may be viewed as lazy. Unless you know a person’s favorite type of wine or the bottle has an interesting story, for example, it was made somewhere the gift-receiver has traveled, wine can sometimes be viewed as a gift that didn’t require much thought. Gifting wine can also come with a spiderweb of social niceties. Do you know whether the host drinks wine and if so, what kind? Should the wine be opened during the event or do you want the host to keep it for later? If the wine isn’t served, do you take it back? Still, showing up to a housewarming, dinner party, birthday party or holiday gathering without wine could appear rude. That’s why we like pairing a bottle of wine with one of the best gifts for wine lovers.
There are several ways to present a bottle of wine. A quick search on Pinterest reveals that just about any household item can become a wine bottle holder. But if you want a gift that truly makes an impact, include a thoughtful wine accessory that can make it even easier to enjoy a great bottle of red, white or rose.
Whether you’re always looking for new ways to show off your love of wine or are looking to find a unique gift for that certain oenophile in your life, these sophisticated and whimsical accessories will impress wine lovers and connoisseurs of all levels.
1. Wine Wings Reusable Bottle Protector Sleeve
BEST FOR TRAVELERS
If you have wine and will travel, then you need bags that can protect your luggage. And by luggage, we mean the wine you bought while on vacation. The Wine Wings Reusable Bottle Protector Sleeve is made with durable bubble wrap and has a protective outer layer of plastic to keep wine secure. A no-leak, triple-sealed closure with ziplock and Velcro ensures that even in the case of breakage, the liquid stays inside the bag. Best of all, the bags can be reused, which means no more sad wine-waves goodbye when visiting a winery. For the constant traveler, this is one of the best gifts for wine lovers.
2. SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy
BEST FOR BATH LOVERS
There are lots of places to enjoy wine. Your kitchen table, your couch, your outdoor space, your bathtub. For days when you need to really, really relax, there is the SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy. When attached to a nonporous surface, the super strong suction cup can handle up to 7 pounds of weight. It’s designed to hold wine glasses, cans, and shampoo bottles. Yeah, we guess those make sense in a bathtub as well.
3. Secura Electric Wine Opener
BEST BOTTLE OPENER
Puritans may balk at the idea of an automated wine opener, but if you’ve ever lost a cork into your brand-new bottle of wine, then you know there can be no margin for error. A great option for customers who have strength or mobility issues, the rechargeable Secura Electric Wine Opener can open a bottle of wine in seconds, tackling up to 30 bottles on a single charge. It also comes with a foil cutter and is so quiet that you can discreetly sneak into the kitchen to open a bottle without guests knowing you didn’t strong-arm a traditional wine opener.
4. HOST Freeze Cooling Cup
BEST FOR SLOW DRINKERS
‘Warm wine is delicious,’ said no one ever. Whether the wine lover in your life is a perpetually slow sipper or likes to enjoy their vino outdoors in warm weather, the HOST Freeze Cooling Cup makes a great gift for wine lovers. The wine tumblers are designed to maintain an ideal drinking temperature better than a standard wineglass. Users can place the glasses in the freezer for white wine or rosé and place it in the fridge for red wine. The cooling gel inside will keep the beverages at a cooler temperature for hours while the insulated silicone band around the glass provides a comfortable handle.
5. PortoVino Beach Wine Purse
BEST FOR PARTIES
If you’re an adult who likes to discretely enjoy their beverages, we have the perfect tote bag for you. The PortoVino Beach Wine Purse is the ideal accompaniment to any tailgating, backyard, or beach party thanks to its built-in wine dispenser. The removable and BPA-free beverage pouch can hold up to 1.5 L of wine or two bottles. The insulated pocket in the pouch keeps the wine chilled for hours and includes a large zippered compartment for personal items and extra snacks. If you’re going to have wine, you will probably want some cheese and crackers as well.
6. Wine Cork Holder by the Will’s Store
BEST DECOR PIECE
For a creative way to show off used wine corks, there’s the Wine Cork Holder by the Will’s Store. Available in all 26 letters, the metal, painted decor pieces add a stylish touch to a home and also make it easy for users to check their corks and remember the names of their favorite bottles of wine. A great gift for the holidays or as a housewarming present for any wine lover, the monogram cork holder can stand on its own or be mounted to a wall.
7. The Original Wine Condoms
BEST GAG GIFT
Practice safe sipping with a set of six wine condoms, which are exactly what they sound like. Using shrink-fit technology, the wine condom fits any average-sized wine bottle and creates a watertight seal. The wine condom is 99.99 percent effective in preventing unwanted spills and unlike most gag gifts, this one is actually useful. While we’d recommend all of these options to gift the wine lover in your life, you might want to make sure you gift this to someone with a sense of humor.
8. Wine Cooler Refrigerator by NutriChef
Unless your wine-loving friend has their own cellar, they likely need someone to store their wine. A wine fridge frees up space in a kitchen fridge and provides the perfect environment to keep reds and whites at their ideal temperature. The stainless steel fridge features a precision compressor with cooling technology and temperature control. Built-in air circulators ensure the wine is kept at the perfect temperature for its blend. The slim design of the fridge makes it a discrete addition to any kitchen, bar, or living area.
9. Wine Lover Advent Calendar
BEST HOLIDAY GIFT
Whether you’re counting down the days until the holidays or counting down the days until the weekend, the Wine Lover Advent Calendar gives customers a delicious way to mark the passing of time. The gift box features 12 mini bottles of reds, whites and roses from California and makes a great party favor or host gift.
10. Personalized Wine Serving Tray
BEST FOR ENTERTAINING
If you know a wine lover who prides themselves on being the ultimate host, get them a gift that will make entertaining even easier. The Personalized Wine Serving Tray from Jon and Julie Rosseau makes it easy for users to carry a bottle of wine and four stemmed wine glasses at the same time. The USA-made trays can be personalized with a name or date, making them a great gift for any occasion, because it’s always a good time for wine.
11. KOVOT Tilted Wine Glass Set
BEST NOVELTY GIFT
For those who love drinking wine equally as much as they love artistically designed glassware, these tilted wine glasses are a winning item. The unique swaying shape of the glass stems offers an eye-catching (and head-turning) optical illusion that will impress your guests with their interesting shape. Alternatively, these tilted glasses can be used to perform sly pranks on unassuming guests who’ve had a couple too many. Let your guests do a double-take with these beautifully designed wine glasses.
12. RSVP Endurance Stemless Wine Glass Set
BEST FOR OUTDOOR DRINKING
For all of the prosecco and chilled white wine lovers, meet your new favorite wine glasses. These stemless, industrial-styled glasses are constructed from stainless steel. While your standard wine glasses are seemingly meant to break (especially after a glass or two) these durable glasses are not only meant to last, but they also keep your wine chilled while you sip, making them a great gift for wine lovers who also love the outdoors.
13. Sugarfina Rose Gummy Bears
BEST FOR PEOPLE WITH A SWEET TOOTH
Wine is great to drink, but it’s also fun to eat. How can you possibly go wrong with the pretty pink sparkling wine that looks just as delicious as it tastes? Celebrate any occasion with these delicious rose-flavored gummy bears for an adult version of the delicious candy staple. Imported from Germany, these tasty pink treats are actually infused with rose wise, offering a sweet yet realistic flavor.