How to Uncork the Best Christmas Gift ideas for Wine Lovers
Wine lovers know a thing or two about slowing down. You cannot rush through a glass of wine (white or red, sparkling or dry) to truly savor it. That's all the more reason to think on Christmas gifts for wine lovers that uncork this simple pleasure. After all, Christmas time can feel like the season of rushing around. Here's how to order up fine Christmas gift ideas for any wine lovers - and press pause on savoring the holiday.
Red or White
Is a simple start, but you do want to find out whether your wine lover prefers red, white, or drinks any and all good wines. Keep in mind certain glasses pair with different wines. And there are even hip stemless copper wine glasses for the younger wine-loving crew.
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for wine lovers, wine is an obvious starting point. But for your wine connoisseur friends, how do you choose one bottle amongst all the options? Ask your wine lover (or their significant other) to name one favorite wine. Then head to the wine shop and ask for help in finding other wines made with the same grape.
The best Christmas gifts for wine lovers don’t need to be the best, priciest bottle of wine you can find. Wine lovers actually like to try lots of different wines. Is there a bottle of wine that has a story attached for you? Like a wine you remember picking up on a special trip through a vineyard? Be sure to share the story when you deliver the wine gift.
Part of the Club
Does your wine lover go through a lot of wine? Undoubtedly. There are all kinds of wine clubs and ways to help your wine lover stock their wine fridge. You can even find ways to get great deals on wine delivered to their door, through sites like NakedWines.com that invest in small winemakers.
Give and Take
Wine lovers also love to share their fave wines with everyone. Does your wine-loving friend bring a bottle along for every block party or picnic? You can scout for wine totes and carriers as practical gift ideas for wine lovers who care about presentation.
Think about whether your wine lover asks about wines on the menu every time you go out to eat. Does he love learning about what wines are standouts on the menu and which wines pair best with which foods? The best Christmas gifts for curious wine lovers could be a handy wine guide or book on wine pairings — or a full-on course about wine at the local culinary school.
Does your wine lover like to entertain? The worst thing at a party is sipping out of someone else’s wine glass. Think on ways to dress up and identify whose drink is whose with simple stocking stuffers like wine charms.
Looking for other ideas for wine lovers?
Here's inspiration for wine lovers who are also foodies or adventurous spirits: