If you have someone who loves a glass or two of wine in your life, why not treat them to one of these corkingly good gifts.
My Top Gift Choice For Wine Lovers
Having somewhere nice to store and display their wine bottles is important to a wine enthusiast, so why not treat them to a classy wine rack that will look great in their kitchen.
There are many reasons why wine is such a popular drink.
Firstly the smell and taste are a simultaneous joy on your senses, hitting your palette in a totally different way from other alcoholic beverages.
While the range of flavours and types of wine mean there's one to suit almost everyone's taste.
And it's a drink that's fit for multiple purposes too.
As it can be used as an accompaniment and compliment to a meal, to help you to relax after a long day, or to share when socialising with friends.
So it's no surprise that so many people love wine, and if you have someone that enjoys a glass or two in your life we have some gift ideas for you.
As I've put together the following list of gifts for wine lovers, which is full of suggestions that every wine aficionado will appreciate receiving.
1. A Nice Set Of Wine Glasses
One of the nicest gifts you can buy for someone who loves wine is a nice set of wine glasses to enjoy it in.
As using an appropriate glass doesn't just look nice, it also improves the sensation of taste by collecting aromas from the wine, while the shape and style of wine glasses allow the wine to be swirled before tasting.
And many wine experts swear by Zalto wine glasses.
So for a really great gift, check out the Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux wine glass set.
2. A Wine Decanter To Help Improve The Taste
Pouring your wine into a decanter before serving allows it to aerate, which makes the aromas and flavours more striking and enjoyable.
So a wine decanter is another solid gift idea for wine connoisseurs.
And a really good one to go for is the Riedel Ultra decanter.
As this one not only looks great, it's shape and design really allow the wine to breath and reach it's full potential.
3. A Decent Corkscrew
The last thing you want to encounter when opening a bottle of wine is a broken or stubborn cork.
So a good corkscrew is a kitchen essential for any wine lover, and one that makes the whole process super easy is the RedNoel Rabbit wine corkscrew.
As this fits any size of wine bottle and makes the whole process easy by uncorking with a single pull on the lever.
Which means no more frustrating cork malfunctions, making it a great little gift for them.
4. Decorative Crystal Wine Bottle Stoppers
If you're not going to finish a whole bottle of wine in one sitting, then you'll need a wine stopper to reseal the bottle and preserve the wine inside for another day.
As these have rubberized shafts that seal the bottle tight from air, replacing the job of the original cork.
So getting a wine lover a set of decorative crystal wine bottle stoppers is a cool little gift idea.
And you can find these in all sorts of shapes, styles, and designs, such as the one I've chosen above.
5. A Wine Cooler To Keep Their Wine Chilled
When you're drinking a nice bottle of white wine, you'll want to ensure that it stays chilled to truly maximise the taste and flavour.
So rather than letting the bottle sit and lose it's coolness, it's a good idea to put it in a wine cooler so it can stay at the ideal temperature.
And one of these coolers make for a great gift for any Chardonnay lover, with a top choice being the Huski wine cooler.
As this one adjusts to fit any wine bottle, works without the need for any ice, and keeps the bottle cold for up to 6 hours.
6. A Wine Thermometer
If you're looking for a stocking filler for a wine lover, then how about getting them a wine thermometer, such as the one above by Vacu Vin.
As these snap onto any wine bottle to measure the temperature of the wine inside.
Meaning they can make sure they're storing the wine correctly and that it's at the perfect temperature for drinking when it's time to uncork it.
So one of these thermometers comes in handy for ensuring they can always enjoy wine at it's optimum level.
7. A Wine Rack
Every wine connoisseur needs a decent wine rack to store and display their bottles until they're ready to pen them.
And these work perfectly as a gift too.
So check out the ash wood wine racks by J.K Adams, as these come in a range of sizes to fit anywhere from 12 to 80 wine bottles.
With the 12 bottle one above being my top choice, as it'll look great sitting on a wine lover's kitchen counter.
8. An Aerated Wine Preserver
While wine stoppers will prolong the life of an uncorked bottle of wine by a day or 2, by day 3 the wine is on the way out.
Which can be a problem for wine lovers that like to take their time when drinking wine, or who like to have a few different bottles open at one time.
So the next gift idea can help with that, and that is to buy them the Coravin wine preservation system.
As this is an aerated system that allows you to pour the wine through a needle without uncorking the bottle.
And this allows it to stay preserved and as good as new for over a year, meaning you can sample and taste different wines in your collection without spoiling them.
So this is a gift that any wine enthusiast that likes to enjoy a variety of wines will absolutely love to have.
9. A Red Wine Aerator Tower
An alternative to a decanter that helps you maximise the aroma and taste of certain types of wine is to pour it through an aerator.
As this exposes the wine to more air, which enhances the tastes and flavours once it hits your glass.
And one that makes for a good gift is the Vinturi red wine aerator tower.
As this allows them to aerate the wine safely and easily into the wine glass via a tower, without the risk of splashes or spillages.
10. A Set Of Fun Wine Coasters
If you're looking for a small, fun gift to give to a wine lover, how about a set of wine coasters.
As this is also practical gift that will come in handy to keep wine glass marks off their coffee tables.
And you can find these with snazzy designs, wine specific information, or funny wine-related cartoons such as the ones above.
So they're perfect for a stocking filler or a Secret Santa gift.
11. Outdoor Wine Tumblers
There are times when they'll want to enjoy a nice glass of wine outside.
And while they can use their wine glasses for drinking in the backyard, these glasses are too fragile to be taken on camping trips, picnics, or for days out at the beach.
So if you know a wine lover that also loves the great outdoors, a set of outdoor wine tumblers such as the ones above by YETI make for the perfect gift.
As these are rugged and durable, with an insulated interior that keeps wine at the right temperature.
12. A Tote Carrier For Wine Bottles
It's not just wine glasses that are too fragile to take on outdoor excursions, wine bottles are also prone to break and smash if you're not careful.
And no-one wants a mess of red wine all over the floor or the backseat of their car (not to mention the waste of good wine!).
So a gift of a wine tote bag that is specially crafted to keep wine bottles safe and secure on the journey is a good idea.
And one that both looks really cool and does the job well is the Piel leather wine carrier.
As this has two separate padded compartments that hold a bottle of wine in each, and is ideal for outings with friends and family.
13. The World Atlas Of Wine Book
A wine buff will always want to increase their knowledge of wine.
So why not get them a book that they can get stuck into such as The World Atlas Of Wine.
As this is packed full of information on how wine is made and the different wine making regions of the world.
And it has some great photographs inside too, which make it the perfect book to sit on their coffee table for when their friends come over.
14. A Moleskin Wine Journal
If your wine lover is adventurous in their tastes and likes to sample many different types of wine, then you could get them a wine journal as a gift.
As this will allow them to keep track of every wine they try, making notes of the different flavours and aromas, which they can use as a reference.
And a good choice for this is the Moleskin Wine Journal.
As this looks and feels classy, and has prompts on the inside which reminds you to record all the important information about each wine.
15. A Wine Folly Gift Box
Now I've given you plenty of good individual gift ideas up to now, but you could also opt to go for a ready made wine-related gift box that combines a few of these items.
And one that I'd recommend is the Wine Folly gift box.
As this has many items a wine lover would really enjoy, such as a wine glass, a tasting journal, a polishing cloth, a sommelier's wine opener, and the Wine Folly Masters Guide To WIne book.
And this is all packaged up in a cool looking gift box, so all the hard work is done for you basically!
16. Treat Them To A Tour Of A Local Winery
If you're lucky enough to live in area that produces wine, then one of the nicest gift ideas for a wine lover is to take them on a trip to a local vineyard or winery.
As this is a nice day out where they can tour around the facilities and see exactly how the wine is made.
Not to mention getting to taste it in all it's deliciousness direct from the source.
And the added bonus to this one is that you get to enjoy it too!
17. A Wine Travel Suitcase
If your wine lover is the adventurous type and loves to travel, then they probably like to bring home a bottle or two of the local drop from the country they are visiting.
However, transporting wine in your regular luggage can easily go wrong, and with fairly disastrous consequences.
So how about getting them a specially made 'wine suitcase' as a gift?
As these cases are padded with high density foam and designed to carry as many as 12 bottles of wine safely back with you.
And while this gift is a bit of a splurge, it can help a real wine enthusiast bring home exquisite foreign wine at a fraction of the cost of buying it in their own country.
So if this sounds like the gift for you, check out the VinGardeValise wine travel suitcase.
18. Give Them A Gift Card For A Local Wine Shop
Buying someone a bottle of wine is hard at the best of times, but for a true wine lover you can be on a hiding to nothing.
As they will probably be very particular about which wines they like to drink, and also which ones they wouldn't touch with a barge pole!
So save yourself the pain of rejection by giving them a gift card for their local wine shop, rather than buying them a bottle of wine yourself.
As this way they can choose exactly what they want, and everyone's a winner!
A nice bottle of wine is hard to beat when you want to relax and enjoy yourself, and there are so many wine enthusiasts out there who love nothing more than indulging.
So getting them a wine-related gift that can enhance their experience is a great thing to do.
And I hope I've given you enough gift ideas here to satisfy the wine lover in your life.
As each of these gifts are a useful thing for them to have, and are things they will enjoy for sure.