Friday, 14 May 2021

Gift ideas for the wine lover in your life

We all like a cheeky glass of red or white from time to time, but if you’ve got a friend who’s a real wine connoisseur, you’ll no doubt find it difficult to buy for them. Sure, you could head to your local vineyard and find a bottle for them to try, but the chances are that they’ve got their preferences, and buying them a bottle without them getting to sample it first could be tough. We’ve put together alternative wine-inspired gift ideas for your friends, family, or colleagues.

Wine glass wind chimes

Combine their love of the great outdoors with their love of a glass or two of red wine and buy them a wine glass wind chime. Sold on sites like Etsy and eBay, these cute, handmade designs add real visual interest to any garden or courtyard and are made from recycled bottles of wine. They’re available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and the best part is you can have yours personalized to feature their favorite bottles – or even make your own!

Wine glass covers

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing worse than drinking outdoors and having the odd fly or gnat enter your wine glass. You can help your friend keep those unwanted drinking buddies away by buying them a wine glass cover. They go over your wine glass, not only preventing flying visitors from sipping on your sweet drink but also help regulate the temperature of your drink – ideal if you prefer your wine ice-cold. Available on gift websites.

Cork holder

Wine bottle cork holders are a great gift idea. You can buy one that’s in the shape of the United States, or even one in the shape of your favorite wine region. The best part is that your loved one will have an excuse to keep sipping away on their favorite drinks, and over time, their corks will form part of some beautiful, personalized artwork to hang indoors.

Some new glasses

Go all-out and treat them to some Irish glassware – ideal for sipping their favorite drinks on a warm summer’s evening. From Irish crystal glasses, handmade in Ireland by makers such as Criostal na Rinne, to Celtic-adorned to beautiful champagne flute sets and decanters, there’s something for everyone. This is a real statement gift that shows them you really care.

A wine subscription box

Finally, if you’re really struggling for gift ideas and want to buy them a bottle or two of wine, consider a subscription box where they can have new varieties delivered to their door every month. Available in three, six, and 12-month subscription packages, services like Winc are ideal, as the recipient can specify which types of wine they like, with handpicked bottles.

Which of these gift ideas are you going to try? Let us know and check back for more soon.