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80 Cool, Unique and Useful Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

red wine, red hearts - by Heather Katsoulis, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

red wine, red hearts – by Heather Katsoulis, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

I’m not one of those people who think holidays and celebrations are all about presents, glitter and spending money. Yet, surrounded as I am by wine lovers and wine enthusiasts (which is no coincidence, I’m sure), I often find myself looking for wine-related gifts for a birthday, a dinner, a party or a business event.

As a result I started bookmarking, making lists of cool, useful, funny, creative and/or stylish wine gift ideas, suitable for a range of occasions and in different price categories. And I figured I’d share them here.

So here it comes, just in time for the New Year: my ultimate list of gifts for wine lovers, goodies for wine enthusiasts and wine-related gift ideas for your business contacts.

For ease of use, I have sorted the items per price category:

  • $: under 20 €/$
  • $$: 20 to 50 €/$
  • $$$: 50 to 100 €/$
  • $$$$: 100 to 500 €/$

(If you want to buy any of these as a gift, or add them to your own wishlist, just click any image – or the country flags underneath. This will take you to the corresponding Amazon site.)

I hope you’ll find this list useful, and if you think of any great wine presents I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments!

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Category 1 – $

1. Ring for Wine Service Desk Bell

A fun gift to cheer up a bedridden (or lazy) friend or relative.

Christmas Gift Desk Kitchen Hotel Counter Reception Restaurant Bar Ring for Service Call Bell (Desk Bell-Ring for Wine Red)

2. Wine Signs Wall Calendar

A paper wall calendar with a monthly wine sign/quote, including the infamous ‘Save Water, Drink Wine’ and ‘Life is What Happens Between Coffee and Wine’.

2018 Wine Signs Wall Calendar

2018 Wine Signs Wall Calendar

by - [Gifted Stationery Co]
Price: - - - - -

3. Wine Time Colouring Book for Adults

A stress-relieving adult colouring book in every meaning of the word. Grab a glass of wine and your pencils, and get to ‘work’!

Wine Time Coloring Book: A Stress Relieving Coloring Book For Adults, Filled With Whimsy And Wine (Whimsical Refreshments) (Volume 1)

4. Digital Wine Thermometer (°C)

A digital thermometer which reads the temperature of your wine bottle. In ° Celsius.

Kikkerland Wine Bottle Thermometer

5. Mustache Wine Glass Markers

6 assorted mustaches to stick onto your wine glass for easy identification – and lots of goofing around.

Kikkerland Dapper 'Staches Silicone Drink Markers, Set of 6

6. Wine Quote Mug

The perfect coffee, tea (or wine) mug for the wine lovers in your home – or at work!

3dRose 235569_5

7. ‘All you Need is Love, Wine, Chocolate and a Nap’ Apron

A black (or white) apron with stylised words of wisdom:  ‘All you need is love / and wine / maybe some chocolate / and a nap / but mostly the love.’

All You Need Chefs Apron Love, Wine, Chocolate, A Nap Black One Size

8. The Wine Quiz Book

A book containing 500 questions and answers to test (and improve) your wine knowledge.

The Wine Quiz Book: 500 Questions and Answers to Test and Build Your Wine Knowledge

9. Two-Prong Cork Puller

A great tool for getting out older and brittle corks without breaking or damaging them. It takes a short while to get used to, but once you do it’s an invaluable tool.

Monopol Westmark Germany Steel Two-Prong Cork Puller with Cover (Silver Satin)

10. Refrigerator Wine Bottle Rack

This wine bottle rack holds 3 bottles and slides onto most refrigerator (or cupboard) shelves to optimise wine storage space.

Sorbus Fridge Wine Rack- Refrigerator Bottle Rack Holds 3 Bottles of Your Favorite Wine or Drink Universal Bottle Holder Will Fit Most Fridges

11. Wine Quote Coasters

A set of 4 coasters, each containing a different wine quote.

4 Absorbent Drink Coasters - Best Wine Gifts Accessory for Any Wine Lover

12. Vino Marker Wine Glass Pens

Metallic pens to personalise and identify your wine glass – or to get creative with on the glasses of fellow guests or family members.

Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Washable Pens (4 pack) - Perfect Housewarming Present or Hostess Gift for Wine Tastings, Dinner Parties, or Any Event

13. The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

A fun introduction to wine essentials, in the form of a scratch and sniff book. By Richard Betts, one of only a few hundred Master Sommeliers in the world. Great illustrations too!

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That

14. Rechargeable cork-shaped bottle lights

Cork-shaped bottle stoppers with a LED light, which turn your favourite (empty) wine bottles into unique lamps / decoration pieces. A set of 3, rechargeable over USB.

3 Pack USB Powered Rechargeable LED Cork Shaped Bottle Light, For Your Empty Wine Bottle, Great For Home, Party, Christmas Lights Decoration from Unido Party

15. The Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

A glass that’s just the right size for thirsty friends or relatives.

BigMouth Inc Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass, Holds Full Bottle of 750ml Wine, Funny Gag Gift

16. Reisenthel Wine Bottle Carry or Shopping Bag

This 9-bottle design is much better balanced than the more common 6-bottle carry bags. It comes in many different designs and it’s made of good, sturdy material. Perfect for wine shopping trips or for taking wine to parties or tastings.

reisenthel Bottlebag, Foldable, Sturdy 9-Bottle Beverage Carrier, Baroque Taupe

17. Moleskine Wine Journal

I love Moleskines, and this wine journal version is a great gift for budding wine reviewers. It makes it easier to write structured notes, and includes a series of stickers to make your scribbles look even more attractive.

Moleskine Passion Journal Hard Cover Notebook, Wine, Large (5

18. Individual Wine Spittoon

A small (0.5l) spittoon for wine tastings.

19. Wine Bottle Travel Bags

A set of 8 sealable bubble wrap wine bottle protection bags, to keep wine bottles (and your luggage) safe during travel or mail transport.

by - [-]
Price: - - - - -

20. Portable Wine and Snack Table

An outdoor table with cut-outs for 6 wine glasses. Ideal for an outdoors aperitif, camping trips, picnics or garden parties.

WoodLuv Woodluv Portable Round Bamboo 6 Wine Snack Serving Table Stand Holder Tray

21. Wine Cork Candles

Candles shaped like wine corks, with a tapered end that fits into a wine bottle. This is a set of 4, named Chardonnay, Pinot, Merlot and Cabernet.

Epicureanist Wine Cork Candles

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Category 2 – $$

22. Professional 2-step Waiter’s Corkscrew

We can’t possibly have enough of them: wine keys, sommeliers or waiter’s corkscrews. Whatever you want to call them, a good-quality one is an invaluable tool.

Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup - Professional Stainless Steel with Rosewood Inlay All-in-one Corkscrew, Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter, The Favoured Wine Opener of Sommeliers, Waiters and Bartenders

23. Winestein Double-Walled Stemware Mug

A beer mug with embedded inner wine glass – for beer as well as wine lovers. And the double-walled glass keeps your beverages cool!

Fred WINESTEIN Double-Walled Stemware Mug

Fred WINESTEIN Double-Walled Stemware Mug

by Fred & Friends [True Fabrication]
Price: $25.95 £25.44 - - -

24. Wine Hoodie ‘Not All Girls are Made of Sugar, Spice, …’

One of my favourite (and probably most fitting) wine quotes out there: ‘Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice.  I’m made of sarcasm, wine and everything fine.’ Hear, hear!

Not All Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice Cool Women's Hoodie Sweatshirt Black Small

25. I Make Wine Disappear T-shirt

A classic, and it comes in all shapes, colours and sizes, for men as well as women.

mintytees keepin' It Fresh I Make Wine Disappear, What's Your Superpower? Womens T-Shirt Cyber Pink Small

26. Magazine Subscription – Food & Wine

A 12-month subscription (12 issues) to Food & Wine, featuring recipes, food and wine pairing advice, travel and restaurant tips, and much more.

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

by Meredith Corporation [Meredith Corporation]
Price: $5.00 - - - -

27. Bottle and Wine Glass Caddy

An easy way to transport a wine bottle and 4 glasses. Great for entertaining, picnics or as a creative gift packaging for a wine bottle and/or glass set.

Oenophilia Bottle Service Caddy

Oenophilia Bottle Service Caddy

by Oenophilia [Oenophilia Wine Accessories]
Price: $19.36 £21.23 - - -

28. Coutale Prestige Waiter’s Corkscrew

A good-quality and easy-to-use waiter’s corkscrew, with a classy wooden handle. Another classic for wine enthusiasts as well as wine professionals.

29. Don’t Break the Bottle – Wine Carrier Puzzle Gift

A fun way to gift someone a bottle of wine, and a great ice breaker at parties: a wine bottle carrier that requires the recipient to solve the puzzle first, before he or she can get to the wine. Wine not included – you can insert your own bottle.

Don't Break the Bottle Original Puzzle Gift for Adults

Don't Break the Bottle Original Puzzle Gift for Adults

by Don't Break the Bottle [Don't Break the Bottle]
Price: $29.99 - - EUR 65,97 -

30. Bathtub Caddy with Wine Glass Holder

The perfect bathtub caddy for lovers of wine ànd words, with a book prop as well as a wine glass holder.

Umbra Aquala Bamboo and Chrome Bathtub Caddy

31. Champagne Capsule Serving Tray

A useful – and stylish – way to display your favourite champagne capsules: in a glass-covered serving tray. It’s a wonderful gift for any champagne lover, and a great conversation starter in your own home.

32-38. Wine Board Games

There are plenty of board games around on the topic of wine, from a wino-version of Monopoly and straightforward trivia games, to party games that include blind tasting (wines not included). Here are a few suggestions:

32. Wine Wars: a Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes

Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes

33. Wine-opoly

Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game

34. Corked – the Party Game for the Entertaining Connoisseur

Corked - The Party Game for the Entertaining Connoisseur

35. Wine-themed Murder Mystery Party Game

Murder Mystery Party Games - A Taste for Wine and Murder

36. Read Between the Wines! The Party Game of Wine, Wit and Wordplay

UNCORKED! Games Read Between The Wines! The Party Game of Wine, Wit & Wordplay

37. Zinzig Wine Tasting and Trivia Board Game

Zinzig Wine Tasting And Trivia Board Game by True

38. Foodie Craze – the Food & Wine Trivia Game to Play Anywhere Anytime

Foodie Craze the Food & Wine Trivia Game to Play Anywhere Anytime

39. Chef & Sommelier Open Up Wine Glasses

These are some of my favourite tasting glasses, and they look great on any table.

Chef & sommelier - d6773 - Lot de 6 verres de dégustation pour vins 32cl OPEN UP PRO TASTING

40. Wine Wand – wine cooler / chiller / aerator / stopper

An easy-to-use wine chilling wand, with pourer, aerator and stopper.

Wine Wand - the ultimate wine cooler, chiller, aerator accessory - 2 cooling / chilling wands, an aerator/pourer in each pack - wine can breathe , white, rose, red, champagne, cava, prosecco.

41. Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

Green-and-copper bird feeders, handmade from wine bottles.

Green and Copper Wine Bottle Bird Feeder - Gift for Mom - Outdoor - Patio - Handmade Wine Bottle Decor - Gift for Women - Bird House - Decor

42. Wine Cork Shadow Box

A handmade wooden shadow box to collect and display wine corks.

Wicked Good Decor Wooden Shadow Box Wine Cork/Bottle Cap Holder 9x11 - The Best Wines Are The Ones We Drink With Friends (Ebony w/Black)

43. Stainless Steel Chilling Cubes for Wine or Whiskey

Cool wine (or keep it cool on a hot day), without diluting it. Reusable cubes, to be chilled in the freezer for about an hour.

Lebefe Reusable Wine Whisky Chilling Stones Stainless Steel Chiller Cubes with Freezing Storage box and Professional Tongs Set of 9

44. Wine Cotton Kitchen Towels

A set of 4 cotton kitchen towels / tea towels, with a trendy wine-themed design.

Young's 4 Piece Wine Cotton Kitchen Towels Set, 26.25

45. DIY Cork Service Tray Kit

This do-it-yourself kit is a great way to display those special wine corks and relive the memories. Corks not included.

Oenophilia Greenophile Bamboo Cork Service Tray Kit, 100% Bamboo, Glass Pane, Do-it-Yourself, Corks NOT included

46. Magazine Subscription – Wine Enthusiast

A one-year subscription of Wine Enthusiast comprises 13 issues, with good content and a wide scope of wine-related topics. Definitely one of the better wine magazines out there.

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

by Pro Circ [Pro Circ]
Price: $29.95 - - - -

47. Stainless Steel Wine Stakes

A great way to secure your wine glasses and bottle during a picnic, on a camping trip or a ‘Déjeuner sur l’herbe’ party.

Yohino Wine Stakes 5pc Reinforced Double Brace Stainless Steel Glass and Bottle Holders for Picnics

48. Wine Travel Bag and Picnic Set

A 9-piece insulated wine carrying bag including 2 (acrylic) wine glasses (which you can replace by proper ones ;-)), 2 wine glass stakes, 2 cloth picnic napkins, a corkscrew and a bottle stopper.

KOVOT 9 Piece Wine Travel Bag and Picnic Set Including 2 Wine Glass Holder Stakes

49. It’s Wine o’Clock Wall Clock

A large wall clock to show us the time, and – more importantly – to remind us that it’s wine o’clock somewhere!

by - [-]
Price: - - - - -

50. Marble Wine or Champagne Cooler

A heavy but stylish wine or champagne cooler, made of marble. Chill in the fridge or freezer.

51. Wine Bucket Stand

A 2-piece set, consisting of a champagne or wine bucket and a table-high stand.

by - [-]
Price: - - - - -

52. Single Bottle Wine Purse

How have we survived for so long without them? Stylish wine purses, perfect for BYOB occasions, or as a gift to wine-loving fashionistas. Bottle not included, which means you can add one of your favourites as part of the gift.

Picnic at Ascot Wine Purse - Patent Red

53. Book: The Oxford Companion to Wine

The legendary and award-winning book by Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding. Well written, well researched and recently updated in this 4th edition.

The Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford Companions)

54. Bicycle Wine Carrier

This must be one of the coolest-looking wine gadgets, regardless of whether or not it’s very practical (or good for your bottle of wine).

CKB Ltd Leather Bicycle Wine Bottle Holder - Carrier Rack Bottle Holder Ideal for Taking Wine On A Picnic Or Day Trip

55. Oversized Wine Glass Cork Holder

Wine-loving households inevitably end up with a pile of wine corks, and I find they’re often hard to throw away, as every bottle is connected to a memory, a story or an event. With this giant wine glass, the corks can become part of the decor, and a great conversation piece for visiting wine aficionados.

Wine Enthusiast Oversized Wine Glass Cork Holder

Wine Enthusiast Oversized Wine Glass Cork Holder

by Wine Enthusiast [Wine Enthusiast (Kitchen)]
Price: $39.95 £47.95 - - -

56. Black Wine Tasting Glasses

Few things are more challenging and confrontational for wine tasters than double-blind tasting from black glasses. It’s surprising how hard it can be to tell a white from a rosé or a red.

57. Champagne Sabre

Sabering champagne is not as hard as it looks (The Internet can help you there). It can be done with the spine of a regular chef’s knife, but it looks so much more spectacular with an actual champagne sabre. Always a bit of a waste of good champagne, but any show requires sacrifices, doesn’t it.

Laguiole L'Eclair Champagne Sabre La Roque, red wooden handle

58. Magazine Subscription – Wine Spectator

One of the best-known wine magazines out there. An annual subscription comprises 15 issues, with a focus on wine and wine reviews, but also on food and ‘the lifestyle’. More US-focused, which is interesting for wine enthusiasts from other continents as well, as it offers a window on that very interesting part of the wine world.

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

by Shanken Communications [Shanken Communications]
Price: $63.00 - - - -

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Category 3 – $$$

59. Zalto Champagne Glasses

A set of 2 Zalto champagne glasses in gift packaging. These glasses are light, delicate and the summum of luxurious enjoyment for lovers of good sparkling wines.

60. Personalised Beverage Tub

The perfect container to fill with ice and showcase the wine (or beer) options at a party. It also makes a great gift for weddings, anniversaries or any wine enthusiast who loves to entertain.

Personal Creations - Personalized Gifts Entertainment Beverage Tub-Any Message w/Stand

61. Aerating Wine Glass – Set of 2

These dishwater-safe glasses aerate your wine as you pour it in. Definitely a showstopper.

Sommelier Aerating Wine Glass by Chevalier Collection (Set of 2) - Patented Wine Glass With Built In Aerator

62. Wine and Cheese Picnic Basket

Picnic Time Verona Insulated Wine Basket with Wine/Cheese Service for Two, Pine Green

63. Padded 12-Bottle Wine Trolley

This is a great gift for wine club members, wine educators or other wine professionals, who regularly haul around boxes and bags of wine bottles: a padded wine trolley with 12 sections. Fits bottles of various sizes.

Travelwell 12 Piece Polyester Bottle Limo Wine Case Tote Cooler with Wheel and Organizer, Black

64. Two-Tier Beverage Tub with Stand

To fill with ice and keep your wines cool at a party. With the 2 tiers, it’s easy to separate sparkling from still wines, white from rosé, or wine from beer.

HIT 8020E GC Galvanized Heavy Gauge Steel Beverage Tub with Iron Stand, 13.5 by 30-Inch, Glazed Caramel

65. Wine Check-in Luggage for 12 Bottles

This cube-shaped check-in luggage item holds 12 bottles in styrofoam inserts, to keep them safe and minimise vibration and temperature changes during air travel.

by - [-]
Price: - - - - EUR 124,99

66. Wedding Wine Box

A great way to gift wine at a wedding, adding a bottle that can be drunk young, one that is expected to improve in the next 5 years, and one that is expected to be at its peak in 10 years’ time.

Anniversary Wine Box - Classic Trio // Wedding Gift for the Couple // Wedding Wine Box // WineforaWedding®

67. Small Batch Wine-Making Equipment

Everything you need to make your first, small batch of wine, including Pinot Noir grape juice concentrate, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Pinot Noir Kit - Master Vintner 1 Gallon Small Batch Wine Making Equipment Starter Kit With Little Big Mouth Bubbler Glass Fermentor

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Category 4 – $$$$

68. Wine Enthusiast Break-Resistant Fusion Duck Decanter

A break-resistant wine decanter with a stunning design.

Wine Enthusiast Break-Resistant Fusion Duck Decanter

Wine Enthusiast Break-Resistant Fusion Duck Decanter

by Wine Enthusiast [Wine Enthusiast (Kitchen)]
Price: - - - - -

69. Modern Design Champagne Sabre

This is a sleek and elegant stainless steel champagne sabre, designed by the Danish lifestyle brand Georg Jensen.

Georg Jensen INDULGENCE Champagne sabre

70. Book: Wine Grapes

This book by Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding, together with botanist Jose Vouillamoz, is another classic in the wine literature: a compendium of 1,368 vine varieties, their origins, flavours and much more.

Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours

71. Grand Hotel Champagne Bucket with Stand

An elegant old-world design wine or champagne bucket with a tall stand. A nice (and useful) decor feature for the dining room.

The Old World Luxurious Grand Hotel Champagne Bucket With Tall Stand, Silver Aluminum Nickel, 42 Inches Tall, 2 Piece Set, By Whole House Worlds

72. Small Wine Fridge

Wine lovers are often short on storage (and cooling) space for wine, so small wine fridges can come in handy to chill those extra bottles for dinners, tastings or a party.

Tristar WR7508 Wine Cooler Fridge

73. Wine Cork Collection Table

Wine Cork Table - 23in.Dia. x 27 1/4in.H

Wine Cork Table - 23in.Dia. x 27 1/4in.H

by Corkology [Corkology]
Price: - - - - -

74. Zalto Burgundy Wine Glasses

These mouth-blown, dishwasher-safe and lead-free wine glasses are pricey, but they’re fantastic glasses to drink from, for special occasions (and wines) as well as day-to-day use. Light and elegant, they seem delicate, but they’re surprisingly strong.

75. Wine Spittoon Ma Cave à Vin 2l

A necessary item during tastings, and a good-looking accessory in wine cellars, tasting rooms, etc. I like this model of spittoons – minimising the risk of spillage or spraying.

76. Champagne Cork Stool/Table

This is a fantastic decoration piece for a wine-lover’s home or any wine business: a large champagne-cork-shaped side table that can also be used as a stool.

Wine Enthusiast Giant Champagne Cork Stool/Table

77. Riedel Amedeo Decanter

A decanter we saw used at a restaurant in La Morra, Piemonte, and we absolutely loved it! A great showpiece for any table, and for great wines. Tip: add one of your favourite bottles of wine!

Riedel 1756/13 Amadeo Decanter, Clear

78. VinGarde Valise Wine Travel Case

Transport the wine you’ve bought on your travels safely and in style, with this 12-bottle wine suitcase. There are smaller, 8-bottle versions and wine-glass inserts available.

by - [-]
Price: - - - - -

79. Solid Cork Wine Glass Side Table

A side table in the shape of an elegant, stemmed wine glass, made from solid cork. This is a great eyecatcher and conversation piece.

80. Wine Cork Patio Set

A weather-resistant patio table and 2 stools, featuring 4,700 recycled wine corks.

Wine Cork Outdoor Patio Furniture Set - 1 Table, 2 Stools

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Which ones are your personal favourites?


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4 Responses

  1. Any of those ‘gadgets’ that you ‘d like to have personally? 😉

  2. Kent A Klopfenstein says:

    Wow, Kristel! Such a great resource. And, it had to take a long time to compile. Thank you!

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