Gift shopping is definitely not an easy task, and with Christmas right around the corner, it can be even more stressful! Fret not, though, ‘cause here are some last minute gift ideas for wine lovers. This list of gift ideas are certainly for your friends and family who are wine lovers, but even if they’re not, perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the world of wine!
Big Macs & Burgundy
This witty and fun book is a fresh take on the guide to wine for your fun, wine-lover friend. Whether they’re a novice to all-things wine or already quite the connoisseur, I’m sure they’ll love this Big Macs & Burgundy book either way, as it guides the reader to unconventional, yet fitting food choices for the otherwise sophisticated liquor.
Wine box (or subscription) from Eight Kilos
You can never go wrong with gifting them a box of wine! Eight Kilos has gift boxes available, which can contain two to six bottles per box. If you’re feeling a little generous, why not gift them with a 3-month wine box subscription, so six bottles of hard-to-find wines?
Glasses from Estelle Coloured Glass
Who doesn’t love drinking out of something beautiful? Well, with these hand-blown coloured wine glasses from Estelle, you’d get to have that touch of quirkiness, but still feel sophisticated enough. Give your friend a set of mixed colours if they’re the quirky type, or opt for the same-coloured sets to play it safe. Either way, this gift is perfect for any wine lover loved one.
Kim Crawford Holiday Edition bottle + Limited Edition Wine Bag
I’m sure any wine lover would appreciate a good bottle that’s rare or is a limited edition. I mean, talk about being one of the few who has that bottle! With that, why not give this Holiday Edition bottle of Kim Crawford, packaged inside a limited edition Wine Bag designed by Amanda Aerin?
This special collaboration edition is available at LCBO and BC Liquor Stores this season.
Liquid Advent Calendar from Grape Witches
Gift your loved one with 12 days of Wine-mas, with this advent calendar from Grape Witches. The advent calendar has 11 wines, one cider, and one little snack. Whether your loved one’s into reds, whites, or savoury rosés, they’ll definitely look forward to opening this before the year ends!
Gift cards to local wine shop Grape Crush
If you’re a wine noob, yourself, or have no idea about your wine-loving loved one’s preference, the safest gift to give them is a gift card to a local wine shop, like Grape Crush. This way, you’ll know for sure that your gift would never be wasted. It’s a win-win situation!
Press for Wine
This gift idea from Lisa Golightly is a pretty little thing, which your wine-loving loved one can use as a decor for their bar cart, an ornament this Christmas, or, better yet, actually use it for when they’re asking for wine! The item is elegantly handmade. Its back has a velveteen finish and a hook, so they can hang this by their wine cellar or wherever they store their bottles.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)