As we approach the holiday season and the New Year, top of mind for gifting is what to get the wine lovers on your list who have everything? Our curated list of 15 best gifts for wine lovers plus a surprise addition for whiskey enthusiasts, will help take the guess work out of your search.
Wine baskets – Who doesn’t love a good wine basket!
Total Wine & More – Taste of Italy Wine Basket
With all the wine basket choices, finding the right one can seem overwhelming.
Total Wine & More has a great selection of wine baskets for every budget. From regional wines to wine types, you can purchase them either online or in store.
One of our favorites is the Taste of Italy Wine Gift Basket
The basket features a Chianti Classico, Pinot Grigio and Prosecco. It also includes perfect wine parings like Italian crackers, mixed olives, organic spaghetti, tomato basil pasta sauce, bread sticks, and Madeleine cake.
Italy Wine Regions Map
Explore not only the taste of Italy, but also the wine regions with our Italy wine regions map.
Pour a glass of Chianti Classico and tour our beautiful Italy Wine Regions map!
This is a must have for the Italian wine lover’s wine cellar!
Food Baskets, Sweets & Noshes
Harry and David are synonymous with the holidays, pears, and fruit and food gifts. And it’s no wonder. They have been around since 1934.
The Treat and Fruit Towers from Harry and David are a classic. Fun to open, each box is filled with a snack, moose munch and truffles. Fresh pears add the crowning touch.
Olive & Cocoa is owned by a husband and wife team and they specialize in unique, design driven gift crates and floral arrangements. For a unique touch, gifts are packaged inside handcrafted wood boxes.
From savory to sweet, the assortment of food in the crates by Olive & Cocoa are fresh and delicious.
Compartés – Holiday Chocolate Truffles – Limited Edition Gift Box
Family owned, Compartés gourmet chocolates are made from scratch by hand every day by a small team of chocolatiers and chocolate artists in their Los Angeles chocolate kitchen. They are known for fusing chocolate with art, style, design and fashion.
Wine and chocolate? Yes, please! Pair one of these chocolate truffle gifts with a bottle of Pinot Noir. For more wine recommendations, take a look at a few of our favorites here.
Charcuterie Boards by Boarderie
Gift a special happy hour assortment with a custom Charcuterie Board by Boarderie. Chef made daily, they ship pre-arranged, artisan cheese and charcuterie boards nationwide.
Pair with a La Marca Prosecco – which can be found at Total Wine & More, for a memorable and generous gift.
Wine Exploration, Art and Education
Are you a wine explorer? Or perhaps the person on your holiday list is a wine connoisseur and they have everything. We have a few suggestions that are sure to get you on the nice list.
VinMaps – Connect with Wines Origins and Elevate your Wine Experience
A Women-owned business, VinMaps was founded in 2001. Wine and Spirit maps are designed and created in Washington State. From the hospitality space of restaurants, tasting rooms and wine bars, to the collector’s in-home cellar, bar area, den or office, the specialty maps add a touch of luxe.
Shop vinmaps.com and explore dozens of wine maps from regions across the world.
Maps are available as a giclée, framed and gallery wrapped canvas.
Choose a wine map gift that is the perfect compliment for wall spaces, in-home cellars, offices and anywhere that you want to add artistic style.
The Wine Bible 3rd Edition
Delve deeper into the appreciation and knowledge of wine with The Wine Bible. The Wine Bible is a fascinating tour from an expert teacher, grounding you deeply in all the fundamentals of wine.
Zenia Bar Cart
Display barware, bottles and more on this chic, portable bar cart. Featuring beautifully forged iron in a lustrous finish with two contrasting mirrored shelves, the Zenia Bar Cart makes a stunning addition to any dining space or bar area.
Luigi Bormioli Decanters and Glasses
Made in Italy, their stemware, glasses and decanters have a timeless and elegant design. A good selection is found on Amazon.
Festive Stemless White Wine Glasses
From Williams Sonoma, these stemless wineglasses are crafted of durable glass, decorated with a Christmas scene and finished with 24k gold.
VoChill Stemless Wine Chillers
Do you ever feel rushed to drink your white wine while it’s still chilled? Now you can sip slowly and enjoy your wine chilled!
Keep your wine perfectly chilled in your own wine glass with the Vochill Stemless Wine Chiller. Detachable and refreezable, the Chill Cradle actively chills the wine in your glass.
Flavor First™ Wine Glasses
Wine glasses designed around flavor? You bet! These clever glasses are designed so that the widest part of the glass is in close proximity to your nose, enhancing the perception of freshness and liveliness in wines such as pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and rosé. Karen MacNeil’s Flavor First™ Wine Glasses – Variety Set of 6
Elevating the cocktail hour with Billy Reid ultimate 8-Piece Set
Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, this set includes all the tools you need to mix professional-level cocktails. The stylish essentials arrive boxed and ready for gift-gifting.
Corks and Decorations
From a Cork Filled Lazy Susan Kit, to creative wine bottle art and decorations. Wine Enthusiast has a selection of interesting offerings for wine lovers.
Have a few whiskey enthusiasts on your holiday list? Below are five unique gifts the recipient might enjoy.
Speyside Scotch Whisky Distilleries Map
Explore the tradition and history of whisky in this one of a kind map. This captivating and elegant Speyside Scotch Whisky Distilleries Map celebrates the tradition, history, and remarkable beauty of this world renowned whisky-making region. Available as a giclée, framed and gallery wrapped canvas.
Whiskey Tasting Set
This unique whiskey glass set by Peugeot will reveal all the subtleties of a good whiskey. Designed in France and manufactured in Italy.
Corkcicle – Whiskey Wedge
Whiskey Wedge provides a more artful way to enjoy your favorite spirits; perfectly chilled but not quickly watered down.
Pop Chart – Whiskey Scratch Off Chart
A scratch-off poster featuring high-end, top-shelf whiskeys to inspire your collection and broaden your whiskey familiarity.
Heaven’s Door Collection
Heaven’s Door is an award-winning collection of hand-crafted American whiskeys developed in partnership with Bob Dylan.
“We wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story.” – Bob Dylan
We hope you enjoyed our holiday list of the best gifts for wine lovers and our suggestions for the whiskey enthusiasts.
If you are looking for a few tips on holiday wines for the season, check out our video of 5 holiday wines.