PS: Before heading out to fulfill your holiday wish lists, be sure to print off our convenient shopping list located at the end of this feature.
Who has a wine lover on their holiday gift list? I’ve got a couple on mine, and of course I am one. I’ve listed my top choices for the wine lovers on your list this year in our annual Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers Guide – whether they love white or red, there’s something in our top 10 selections to make them smile!
Surely you know who Fabio Viviani is, and if you don’t, you’re missing out! He’s my all-time favorite celeb chef. Fabio Viviani wines make great gifts for the wine lover on your list. They’re delicious and come in a variety for any taste preference. My favorite is the Signature Red Blend. It goes so well with all of Fabio’s delicious Italian dishes and those you whip up in the kitchen, too!
They can be purchased one bottle at a time, or in a bigger order for a discounted price and free shipping. I love the free shipping option, because I think a bottle of wine is a great gift for those people you don’t know too well but need to buy a gift for and an even better gift for those who you do know too well! Think about the service people in your life – your accountant, your mailman, your UPS guy, the trash man, etc. Buy a case and you’ll have something nice to give to everyone.
As much as I love receiving a festive wine-related gift, I love it even more when there are baskets of goodies involved! If you want to truly impress the wine lover on your gift list, the Wine Gourmet Grande Gathering Basket from 1-800-Baskets will definitely win them over.
A luxurious gift, wine connoisseurs will appreciate the vibrant woven gift basket filled with a tasty mix of sweet and savory bites paired with two outstanding wines: Midnight Ridge 2011 Chardonnay an easy drinking wine with a richly flavored palate and a clean, crisp finish; Armagnani Barbera D’Asti Doc MXV a rich, tangy, full-bodied wine with balanced flavor hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region of northern Italy. Perfect for sending holiday cheer to loved ones and also as a delightful hostess gift, too. This is one all your recipients will treasure and remember!
This corkscrew makes a great stocking stuffer or novelty gift for the wine lover on your holiday list. It plays O Sole Mio – which loosely translates to “My Own Sun.” (According to Wikipedia anyway!).
The corkscrew itself is winged, which I always found to be the easiest kind to work with. It’s sturdy and works well for opening wine bottles of all shapes and sizes. I think it will be a well-loved gift for anyone who loves wine, novelties, and classical music.
Have you ever wanted to take a couple of bottles of wine somewhere but it was just too warm out? Yes, this is a common scenario in the summer, but even during this time of year when it’s chilly out, heated vehicles and houses can suck the chill right out of your wine.
This freezable double wine bag solves the problem very nicely. You simply freeze it overnight before you use it, and it will keep two standard sized bottles of wine chilled for up to 12 hours. When you’re done, you fold it flat and stick the bag in a cabinet. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves wine and travel.
Because some wines are better chilled, this carafe makes a great gift. It keeps an entire bottle of pre-chilled wine cold for up to 90 minutes, so if you know someone who loves to have wine with dinner, this carafe would be perfect.
It’s made with no plastics or chemicals, and the ice chamber won’t water down your wine. The carafe is dishwasher safe and the ice chamber is warrantied for 5 years. It’s available in either black or red to match your décor and it also comes at a great price.
This is a great gift for one wine lover to give to another. It’s a game where you make up descriptions for pretend “fine wines”. Obviously, this game is best played with a glass of wine in hand. It’s sure to give you and your friends lots of laughs and is a great way to get the boring old chess game off your friends’ table for the next game night!
The best part is that no formal wine knowledge is needed, so if you’re new to the wine scene or just want to have some fun, you’ll love playing this game. This party game of wine, wit, and wordplay is sure to be one of the favorites under the tree this year!
If a Wine Aerator is something the wine lover on your list would love, this is the one to get. It’s got a dual oxygen chamber that pulls twice the oxygen of other aerators, and it’s compact enough (pocket sized) that it can be taken just about anywhere – even out to dinner if you’d like.
It also functions as a wine pourer and a drip stopper, so it’s a great tool to have around – the recipient of this gift won’t have to be afraid to use it during Christmas dinner with that white table cloth.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party, and this is the absolute most perfect gift you can bring the hosts. The red and green vests adorn standard sized bottles of wine and are sure to make you a guest that will be invited year after year.
Side note: If you’re not invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party, you should host your own and buy these wine vests for yourself. They make great conversation pieces. Move over Beer cozy! You’ve been replaced!
Want to give the wine lover on your list a gift that also gives back? Chateau La Paws Wines has expanded its portfolio in time for the holidays with four new wine varietals and a sustained mission to support rescue dogs in need, helping them find a permanent chateau of their own.
The new varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Sweet Red Blend are perfect for wine enthusiasts to explore alongside their favorite meals while supporting their furry friends. Each label features an adorable shelter dog to draw attention to this great cause. Learn more about Chateau La PawsWines and their mission at www.chateaulapaws.com. Share the story of your shelter dog with them during the holidays by using: #CLPDogs and #CLPWines.
This list ends with the ultimate gift for the hard to shop for wine lover. It’s the Wine Barrel Clock. The clock is a personalized time piece handcrafted from the bottom of an authentic retired French oak wine barrel. It has everything you want to give in a gift – uniqueness, quality, sophistication, and style. I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t absolutely love this.
This gift is a splurge gift, and the price reflects that, but you really can’t put a price on the sentiment of something like this. It could be handed down for generations to come. The clock features the personalized name of the recipient carved right into the wood. How cool would this make the bar area in someone’s home?
What are you buying for your favorite wine lover this holiday season? Are these items on the list?
PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST
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Disclosure: We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides, many of which are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting. If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to see under our own trees or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any RuralMom.com holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence.