Looking for great gifts for wine lovers? Well, here’s a huge list of cool and unique gifts for the wine enthusiasts in your life!
Gifts for Wine Lovers – General Tips and Advice
As wine lovers ourselves, let’s start out with a bit of advice before we get to our list – besides for wine itself, the best gifts for wine drinkers are gifts that will help us enjoy our wine even more!
Every wine enthusiast is different, of course, but we’ve focused here on gifts that most wine lovers would actually enjoy receiving – and especially on presents that we would happily put to good use! So, this list won’t include any corny t-shirts or other items with “funny” wine-related slogans. We’d be more likely to actually use a nice decanter, for example, or a book that will help us learn more about our favorite beverage. (Or, of course, some great wines!)
We’ve tried to ensure something for every type of wine drinker (and every budget!) So sit back and pour yourself a glass – 61 great gift ideas for wine lovers are coming up! Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or any other occasion – if you can’t find the perfect gift for your favorite wine lover here, then you probably never will… so just keep scrolling until you find the one!
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1) Wine Club Gift Memberships
Is there better gift for a wine lover than a bottle of wine? Yes, there is – the wine gift that keeps on giving: great new bottles of wine every month!
Several different wine clubs offer gift memberships. They’ll send your gift recipient new bottles of wine every month (or as often as you choose) – and you can be sure that the special person will remember you (and your gift) with each delivery!
The original Wine of the Month Club has been around since 1972 and offers gift memberships for the special wine lover in your life. They offer a number of different options (each of which includes shipping, a gift box, a gift card, and a free wine accessory) – you can send red wines, white wines, or one of each. (And they also offer individual wine gift baskets and gift assortments, just in case you’re looking for something simpler!)
Also recommended is the Gold Medal Wine Club, with six different gift membership options – so whether your gift recipient would prefer small-lot artisanal wines, premium Californian wines, exclusive international wines, etc., you’re sure to find the right option for their tastes!
2) HiCoup Crystal Wine Decanter
Every wine drinker knows the importance of having a good decanter to properly aerate their wine (i.e., to allow the wine to “breathe”).
This unique decanter has an especially modern and stylish design that they’ll be proud to show off every time they uncork a bottle with friends – yet is much more affordable than other similarly elegant models. And a decanter is a gift that you can be sure will be put to good use by any wine lover (especially red wine lovers)!
3) The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
An inexpensive, innovative, and useful gift that’s perfect for wine novices and budding oenophiles, this book is an actual scratch-and-sniff guide to wine aromas!
Written by one of the less than two hundred master sommeliers in the entire world, it will immediately help your gift recipient’s nose become better at identifying the different components of wine… and all in a simple, fun manner!
4) Personalized Wine Rack
This handmade wooden wine rack holds 5 standard wine bottles plus 4 wine glasses – and comes personalized with the name of your gift recipient.
Every wine drinker needs somewhere to store their wines – and with this gift, there will be no doubt whose wines they are!
5) Magic Chef 6-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler
Every wine drinker also needs a place to chill their wines – so a small countertop wine cooler is yet another gift that you can be sure any wine lover will put to good use!
The simplest models hold four to six bottles – which should usually be enough for a nice evening!
6) The Wine Bible
Well, the name pretty much says it all! And if you still need more convincing, just read the glowing reviews on Amazon from literally hundreds of wine lovers and wine professionals.
With more than 1000 pages of incredible detail about wines from around the world, this volume is a must-have for any wine lover. And if you know a wine lover who somehow does not yet have The Wine Bible in his or her library, then they will definitely learn a ton about wine thanks to your gift!
7) Dog Wine Bottle Holder
This cute puppy wine bottle holder makes a perfect gift for the wine-drinking dog lover in your life. Present it along with a bottle of their favorite wine – just make sure the puppy doesn’t drink it first!
In addition to the yellow lab puppy pictured above, a black lab puppy wine bottle holder is available too, along with more than a dozen other animals, including:
8) Klutzy Kitty Wine Bottle Holder
… this cute wine-loving kitty – a great gift for wine-drinking cat lovers!
And tons of other animals are available in the same style, including a deer, fish, moose, bear, unicorn, panda, and many more! No matter a wine lover’s favorite animal, there’s a cute animal who would love to take a few sips with them!
9) Magic Chain Wine Bottle Holder
You think turning water into wine is a miracle? Wait till you see this wine bottle holder in action!
An inexpensive yet very cool gift for a wine lover – they’ll be able to see their wine bottle magically suspended in the air… even before they get tipsy!
10) Wine-O-Saur Wine Bottle Holder
Before we move on from the unique wine bottle holders, we can’t resist sharing this ancient one! A handmade dinosaur wine holder (choose from stegasaurus, tyrannosaurus, or triceratops) – perfect for holding and displaying a very well-aged wine!
11) Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying
Is there anything that goes better with wine than cheese? It’s certainly another favorite of many wine enthusiasts – and Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying leads readers on an international tour of 70 cheeses, exploring the best wine pairings and serving suggestions for each!
12) Winemaking Starter Kit
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves a good wine, why not give them the opportunity to make some wine of their own at home?!
There are plenty of great winemaking kits out there. The one pictured above (from Master Vintner), for example, comes with everything they’ll need to make five standard bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. (Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir kits are also available from the same company.)
These kits are perfect gifts for wine lovers who have already expressed interest in winemaking – but are also great for anyone who might enjoy the opportunity to taste a wine made right in their own kitchen!
13) Treasure Trove of Wine
Looking for a wine gift they’ll really treasure? How about an actual treasure trove of wines?!
This cache of six precious wine discoveries comes in a beautiful wooden box adorned with ancient sailing routes. Even after the six gift wines have been drunk, your gift recipient will have a lovely chest for storing further oenological treasures in their home!
14) Barvivo Corkscrew
Besides for wine itself, a corkscrew is undoubtedly the most useful thing you could possibly buy for a wine lover. So how about getting them a top-quality corkscrew that is used by waiters, bartenders, and sommeliers across the world?
The beautiful, hand-crafted Barvivo professional corkscrew is used by wine professionals everywhere – and also gets glowing reviews from just about any wine lover who has ever used it!
15) “Ah So” Cork Puller
On the topic of opening wine bottles – have you heard of the “Ah So” cork puller? This unique wine bottle opener, originally from Germany, is now beloved by wine enthusiasts all around the world who had grown tired of broken corks. The Ah So uses an innovative two-pronged system to quickly and cleanly extract corks from wine bottles – particularly useful for those older corks that just get ripped apart by regular corkscrews!
And the Ah So makes an especially great gift for cork collectors. It will enable them to remove corks from their bottles smoothly – always keeping the cork material completely intact!
16) Electric Wine Bottle Opener
And then there’s the electric wine bottle opener – a great gift for lazy wine drinkers and gadget lovers!
With this rechargeable device, they can uncork a bottle with a single push of a button. Wine traditionalists might deem it sacrilegious, but we all know at least one wine drinker who would love to save those extra few seconds of time and effort – after all, it means more time for socializing with their guests!
17) The World Atlas of Wine
A great gift for the wine-loving world traveler – or simply for the wine enthusiast who always wants to know more about the wines of the world.
The World Atlas of Wine has become an indispensable standard wine reference work – and belongs on every oenophile’s bookshelf. Anyone who enjoys learning about wine would undoubtedly be excited to receive it!
18) Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
If you’re interested in buying an introductory book for a wine novice who is just starting to (figuratively) dip their toes into wine, then Wine Folly’s Essential Guide to Wine would make a perfect gift – a practical and highly visual book that will give them a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of our favorite beverage!
19) Wine Aerator Pourer
This little device has been growing in popularity as an innovative way to aerate wine without the need for a decanter.
Just place the spout on the mouth of a wine bottle and pour – the device will pass the wine through its special aerating chamber, infusing the wine with oxygen and improving its taste. A great (and inexpensive) little gift, especially for a red wine lover!
20) Aervana Luxury Wine Aerator
An even nicer gift for gadget-loving red wine lovers is the Aervana one-touch luxury wine aerator – a great example of modern wine technology.
Attach the device to the mouth of a bottle and press the button – the Aervana aerator will deliver perfectly aerated wine straight into a glass!
21) Wine Enthusiast Break-Resistant Fusion Duck Decanter
If we’ve got technology that can aerate wine at the push of a button, then why should you gift someone a decanter?
Because wine purists will always use decanters for better-tasting wine – and there are some amazingly sleek, modern, and stylish decanters around. This unique duck-shaped decanter from Wine Enthusiast is one of our favorites!
22) Le Chateau Wine Decanter
A highly popular decanter with excellent reviews – and a great gift for any wine lover. This decanter’s shape may seem just a bit more traditional than the others on this list, but it has actually been perfectly engineered to provide maximum surface area and breathability for wine – a 750ml bottle fills exactly to its widest point!
23) Wine-Opoly Board Game
Wine-Opoly is just like regular Monopoly – but with wine!
Players choose their tokens – wine bottle, cork, wine glass, cheese, grapes, or carafe – then take turns buying their favorite wines, collecting bunches of grapes, and trading them in for decanters. Watch out for import taxes – and getting sent to age in the wine cellar, where you lose three turns!
24) Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours
The ultimate, definitive reference guide to wine grapes!
With 1,000+ pages of detailed information about 1,368 different grape varieties, this huge book would make an absolutely marvelous addition to any wine drinker’s library. It’s not cheap – but it will provide any serious wine enthusiast with hours upon hours of enjoyment and learning!
25) Wine Condoms
Sure, it sounds like a novelty gag gift, and it definitely would be an ideal one – but these little things are actually practical and useful!
An open wine bottle needs protection! So just remove the wine condom from its packaging and gently slide it over the bottle…
It works just like a wine stopper, keeping the wine fresh for another few days. And the “wine condom” is even better than a regular condom – it’s actually reusable!
26) Vetelli Leather Wine Carrier/Cooler
This leather wine carrier is insulated – so not only does it protect wine or champagne bottles (two of them), it also keeps them at the perfect temperature! And it features a classic, classy design and high-grade leather material.
Based on the glowing reviews on Amazon, wine lovers are very happy with the quality and value of this leather bag. It makes for an elegant and practical gift for your favorite wine lover!
27) Six-Pack of Wine in Rustic Crate
This six-pack of wine is a great wine gift set… which will definitely be much more appreciated than a 6-pack of beer!
28) What to Drink with What You Eat
The definitive guide to pairing wine (and other beverages) with food, this encyclopedic book is the perfect gift for anyone who really pays attention to the flavors of their meals.
What to Drink with What You Eat was prepared in consultation with the world’s most discriminating palates (including both chefs and sommeliers) – and, naturally, has won several awards.
29) The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass
The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass makes an excellent gift for serious wine geeks – and anyone else who would be interested in the science behind every step of the winemaking process, from terroir to tasting!
30) “Sir Perky” Novelty Corkscrew
Looking for a cheap gag gift for a wine lover? “Sir Perky” the corkscrew is as excited about that wine as your friend is!
(The description on Amazon says to “use Sir Perky for intended purposes only”… we’re not sure what else someone would use him for besides opening a bottle of wine – and we don’t want to know!)
31) “Sir Perky” Novelty Bottle Stopper
A great novelty gift to accompany the Sir Perky corkscrew – the “Sir Perky” bottle stopper slides right into the mouth of a bottle of wine to keep it fresh!
32) “Constipated John” Novelty Bottle Stopper
Another bottle stopper gag gift for wine lovers – fortunately “John” is constipated, so your gift recipient’s wine bottles will stay plugged up too!
33) Wine Bites: Simple Morsels That Pair Perfectly with Wine
A great cookbook to gift any wine enthusiast who also enjoys cooking and entertaining – Wine Bites will provide them with simple recipes for preparing the perfect platters of snacks and appetizers to pair with any wines they may serve their guests!
34) Oenophilia Bali Wine Rack
An elegant, sophisticated wine rack inspired by Balinese culture – and by the waves that lap its shores. Holding 12 bottles, it would make a stylish addition to your favorite wine lover’s home!
35) Wine-Aerating Glass
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a wine glass that could actually infuse wine with oxygen, letting you skip the whole decanting process? Well, now there is!
This wine glass was designed with a special fountain system that allows wine to breathe as it fills the glass. A unique and practical gift, especially for lazy red wine lovers!
36) Happy Half Wine Glass
With this silly novelty gift for wine lovers, the glass is never half empty – even if you only pour in half a glass of wine, this glass fills completely! It looks just like a regular wine glass – except cut in half!
37) “Vino Tini” Wine / Martini Glass
Looking for a gift for someone who loves both wine and cocktails? Gift them this 2-in-1 glass – it’s both a wine glass and a martini glass in one!
38) The Wine Lover’s Coloring Book
A unique gift idea for a wine drinker who enjoys coloring books – or a coloring enthusiast who loves wine!
Yes, it’s an adult coloring book that’s all about our favorite drink. And sure, The Wine Lover’s Coloring Book will provide hours of coloring enjoyment and relaxation – but it actually was also prepared by a master sommelier as a fun and informative way to learn more about wine!
39) Wine Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book
Wine Life is another wine coloring book for adults – except here the focus is less on wine education and more on fun and snarkiness!
Quotes include: “I’m having fruit salad for dinner. Well, it’s mostly grapes. Ok, all grapes. Fermented grapes. Fine, I’m having wine for dinner.” and “They should put more wine in a bottle… so there is enough for two people.” (Well, it’s true!)
41) Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes
Do you know someone who thinks they know everything about wine? Let them prove it!
Gift them the “Wine Wars” trivia game – they’ll love impressing their friends with their wine knowledge every single time they play!
84) Black+Blum Flow Wine Rack
A wine rack with a very unique flowing design – a stylish addition to any wine lover’s home!
42) Vacu Vin Wine Saver
The Vacu Vin wine saver is an inexpensive gadget that removes air from an opened wine bottle to keep the wine fresh inside! Just insert the universal wine stopper into the bottle and pump until you hear the “click”.
We’re told there are actually some wine lovers who don’t always finish their bottle in one sitting – well, the Vacu Vin would make a highly practical gift for them!
43) Wine Dogs
For the wine-drinking dog lover, the Wine Dogs books make great gifts.
The USA edition pictured above is a photographic journal of more than 300 North American wineries – and the dogs who reside there! Featuring stunning photos interspersed with great short stories by international wine luminaries, the Wine Dogs series is an international phenomenon – with numerous other editions featuring the dogs of the wineries of Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and more.
44) Wine Cats
The authors of the bestselling Wine Dogs series have now released Wine Cats – an homage to the cats of the world’s wineries.
Wine Cats features more than 100 stunning pictures of cats at more than 90 wineries, interspersed with short essays by well-known wine writers. A perfect gift for anyone who loves both wine and cats!
45) Nine-Piece Wine Travel Bag and Picnic Set
A great gift for wine lovers who enjoy picnics and the outdoors, this insulated travel bag holds two wine bottles and comes with two acrylic wine glasses and plenty of accessories. A unique gift idea that’s reasonably priced – and will surely be very useful for anyone who enjoys bringing a couple of bottles of wine with them wherever they go!
46) Personalized Wooden Convertible Wine Rack
This unique convertible wine rack adapts to a person’s wine collection – folding in and out for storage of either 1, 3, 6, or 12 bottles of wine at a time. It features a singularly versatile Dutch design, crafted from pine wood – and comes personalized with the name of the special wine lover!
47) Wine Barrel Cork Cage
Gift your favorite wine lover a bottle of wine inside this decorative “barrel” (most standard wine bottles will fit inside) – afterwards, they’ll be able to use it to collect the corks from dozens more!
This sculpted metal “cork cage” will be a great way for them to save and cherish all of the wonderful memories that they make over good bottles of wine!
48) Jelly Belly Bubbly Champagne-Flavored Jelly Beans
Any champagne lover with a sweet tooth would be glad to receive a bag of these champagne-flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans as a small gift… the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion!
49) W(h)ine: 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child’s Rotten Behavior
This book makes a funny gag gift for any wine-loving parent – we’ll just let the publisher’s blurb speak for itself:
“Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We’ve got the perfect rosé for your sanity. Did your son just have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We’ve got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child’s math homework left you in a state of total depression? Try a Syrah to get you out of that funk.”
50) TheopWine Decorative Wine Bottle Holder
Another unique wine bottle holder that makes a great inexpensive decorative gift for a wine lover – this iron piece is shaped like the branch of a tree!
51) French Country Wine Display Rack
A simple yet sophisticated 16-bottle wine rack, with curved lines and a classical French-style black finish – a classy item for a wine lover’s home!
52) 54-Bottle “Connoisseurs Deluxe” Wine Rack
A wine rack for the true connoisseur, this heavy-duty yet stylish wine rack holds and displays up to 54 bottles!
A great wedding or housewarming gift for wine lovers – or a perfect gift for anyone who has so much wine that they run out of space to store it all!
53) High-Heel Wine Holder
An inexpensive gift idea for a wine-loving girlfriend, wife, sister, daughter – or any woman who loves both wine and shoes!
These high-heel-shoe-shaped wine holders come in many different styles – from the glittery gold heels shown above to elegant black, fiery red, or flashy zebra print models!
54) Guzzle Buddy
The Guzzle Buddy turns any wine bottle into a 750ml wine glass!
Is your friend or family member too lazy to even bother pouring wine into a glass? Then this is the perfect novelty gift for them – they can just screw the Guzzle Buddy right into any bottle they open, then just tilt the bottle and drink straight from the Guzzle Buddy glass!
55) Globe Decanter with Ship Inside
Another unique, handcrafted decanter, this one features an eye-catching globe design – with an intricately detailed hand-blown glass ship inside! Perfect for wine, whiskey, or any other drink!
56) DecoGlow Wine Bottle Candles
Who said you actually have to drink a good wine in order to enjoy its pleasant bouquet? With these unique scented candles, your favorite oenophile can enjoy the fragrance of his or her favorite wine – without having to worry about getting drunk!
Merlot, Cabernet, and Chardonnay are available – each nestled in a holder that’s shaped like the base of a wine bottle!
57) LOL-OMG-WTF Wine Glass
A funny wine glass gift, with “LOL”, “OMG”, and “WTF” engraved – at the appropriate fill levels, of course!
58) Bamboo Wine Accessory Gift
An all-natural bamboo gift box – containing four essential wine accessories. Simple, attractive, and highly practical!
59) The Sommelier Prep Course
Are you looking for a gift for a truly serious wine lover – so serious that they are actually considering getting certified as a sommelier? Then they will definitely appreciate this book – a detailed course in wine for the passionate wine enthusiast, and the ultimate reference for any aspiring sommelier.
60) Wine of the Month Club 12-Bottle Wine Assortments
A huge gift assortment of high-quality red and/or white wines for the very special wine lover in your life.
No gimmicks or fancy baskets here – just a mammoth gift box fully loaded with great wines, delivered straight to their front door with a personalized gift card.
61) Riedel Crystal Boa Decanter
We’ve mentioned some elegant yet affordable decanters on this list – but what if you have a flexible budget and want to gift them the best?
Then you can’t go wrong with a crystal decanter from Riedel – they maintain a 25-generation legacy of glassblowers dating back to 1756, with an unassailable reputation for top-flight glassware. Any Riedel decanter would be a truly special present for a discerning wine lover.
The 100% mouth-blown Austrian crystal decanter pictured above features a graceful serpentine shape – and makes for an exquisite gift that will delight even the most sophisticated oenophile!