Wine lovers have a special ~thing~ going for them. Most die-hards seem to strike that fine balance between having a good time and appreciating the finer things in life. They're always up for an impromptu wine tasting and know exactly the right cheese to pair with any glass.
Basically, wine lovers are members of a special club in which everything is a-okay, as long as the vino is flowing. And, really, who wouldn't want to be part of that crew? Thing is though, shopping for your favorite wine lover isn’t always as easy as it seems. Showing up to their holiday party or birthday with a bottle of wine is, well, overdone.
Peep a few of the best gifts for wine lovers, below:
Before the holiday panic sets in, get your shopping started early this year. Lucky for you and your favorite connoisseur, there are some truly unique wine gifts that are wayyy more fun than just grabbing a rando bottle, from luxurious wine decanters and coolers to inexpensive wine gift boxes and racks.
Any one of these gifts are bound to impress the wine lover in your life who seems to have everything already. And, while you’re at it, maybe shop for a lil’ something for yourself—some of these are really handy to have around.
Since they're already secretly dreaming of becoming a sommelier, get them this book to push them one step closer to their dream job. It's perfect for the wine-curious or someone who's just getting in to the vino world.
If you really want to splurge, this top-of-the-line bottle opener lets you pour wine without even removing the cork. It's made with a fine needle that pierces into the cork to allow you to pour wine out quickly and smoothly.
They'll be having visions of vacations in Spain with this traditionally-shaped sangria pitcher that comes with six goblet glasses. Bonus points if you throw in the ingredients to make it in the gift bag.
This may not look like the classiest gift you've ever given or they've ever received, but pair these portable wine bags with their fave bottle to make traveling with vino way lighter and easier. Their outdoor adventures just got a seriously fun upgrade.
Celebrations call for champagne and fancy celebrations call for a lovely champagne bucket. This one's all party on the outside with its marble exterior and business on the inside with the stainless steel interior.
An ideal bridal shower gift, they'll love using this to store some champers while the bridal party gets their hair and makeup done. They'll cherish this for years to come (or pass it on to the next bride in your squad!).
Seeing this t-shirt deff made you think of at least one person in your life who needs it. It comes in five different neutral colors so you can grab their fave.
Korin MillerKorin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more.
Josey MurrayJosey Murray is the editorial fellow at Women's Health.