Oh, we Americans love our wines. We have friends that take their wines very seriously. We have friends that buy their bottles at Target. No matter what type of wine lover you are shopping for, these gifts will please them all.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
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Gift Guide for the Wine Lover
I’ve gotten so accustomed to using fancy wine openers that when I’m handed an old-school opener, I struggle to open the bottle. This affordable stainless steel electric wine opener effortlessly removes the cork from a wine bottle. It glows a cool blue when charging.
And now that you’ve opened your bottle, let’s continue with the rest of this list . . .
For your mom friends, this book will help them find a good wine pairing as they unwind after their stressful day. Most importantly, it will make them laugh. For example, if your child has a massive meltdown in Target, which wine best matches that behavior?
For those who want a more studied pairing, perhaps with food and not their child’s behavior, this book will do the trick.I’ve mentioned it before but the Vivino app, besides helping you to curate your virtual wine cellar, provides suggested food pairings.
Sure, wine glass charms are cute, but trying to remember your color, flower, or animal charm isn’t always easy, especially while drinking. Then, I discovered these: metallic wine glass markers. Write the name of your guest on their glass. Genius!
Last year, I hosted a birthday dinner for my husband and wrote out a funny saying on each glass, customized for each guest. I got inspiration from some of these glasses:
You may have seen these socks on other holiday gift guides. I’m including them too because you know what, they’re funny. Picture yourself in front of a roaring fire, with your feet up in these socks. Ahhh. And scene!
This was an impulse buy. I had to have it. Caffeine, wine, and Amazon Prime (daily deliveries) do get me through the day. It’s the perfect shirt! I also love my Hot Mess t-shirt.
Not too long ago, adults begin to admit that they too, enjoy coloring. As a result, there’s no shortage of adult coloring books these days. A glass of wine and a coloring book equals complete relaxation.
I’m a huge fan of board games. I should clarify and say I’m a huge fan of playing board games with adults. Has anyone else noticed how slowly time moves when playing a game of Trouble with your kids? As soon as my son mentions it, I try to pass it off to my husband and vice versa. Same with Sorry! I’m writing a round-up blog post including some my favorite adult board games, so stay tuned.
This game, Read Between the Wines! The Party Game of Wine, Wit and Wordplay pokes fun at wine snobs. It reminds me of the game Balderdash but with alcohol.
Someone gifted me this wine saver about twenty years ago and I still have it. Its simple design makes it easy to use. By using the same motion as a miniature bicycle pump, it inserts a rubber stopper into the top of the bottle. This works best at preserving wine for a few days, not weeks at a time. But honestly, if I open a bottle, I usually finish it in the next day or two anyway.
10. Cork Holder
In theory, I like the idea of wine cork holders. However, most of them feature some sort of cutesy saying like “The Best Wines are the Ones we Drink with Friends.” And, although plenty of my friends proudly display their adorable signs in their homes, it’s not my aesthetic.