16 Gift Ideas for the Wine Lovers in Your Life
From wine cooler bags to decanters to extravagant wine subscriptions, we have plenty of gift ideas sure to delight your favorite oenophiles.
No matter what type of wine lover you're shopping for this holiday season—a true oenophile with a serious cellar, a wine-curious pal, or a family member with a newfound passion for organic wines from small growers—a lovely bottle of vino is always welcome. But wait, isn't that what you got them last year? Even if it's a splashy bottle of bubbly, why go for the predictable present when you can knock it out of the park?
Instead of a carefully chosen bottle, you could lavish those wine enthusiasts on your list with a memorable assortment from a far-flung country, a favorite wine region, or a selection curated by Martha herself. A monthly wine delivery or a wine club membership might be just the thing—after all, it's a gift that literally keeps on giving, be it white, red, rosé, sparkling, or an exciting mix. Another good option is to expand their minds and palates with enlightening gift-worthy books about out-of-the-box wine pairings and natural wine.
Wine accessories big and small also make perfect gifts, from corkscrews that open a bottle in two simple steps and wine glasses sure to wow white wine drinkers to wine plates that do double duty, miraculously managing to hold a stemmed wine glass and hors d'oeuvres. (No more balancing act!) Speaking of nibbles, a delicious cheese collection curated specifically for red wine drinkers is also sure to hit the gift jackpot.
But that's just a hint of the presents we've lined up for all the wine lovers in your life (including you). Cheers! Let the gift giving begin.
Stemless Red Wine Glasses
Big Macs & Burgundies
Forget intimidating! Wine pairing can be as fun and accessible as a glass of sancerre and a bag of Cheetos, or the title combo of Big Macs and Burgundy, uniting acid, fat, salt, and minerals. There are plenty more winning ideas in this lively book by sommelier Vanessa Price.
Buy Now: Bic Macs & Burgundy, $19.99, amazon.com.
Wine from Martha
The way to a wine lover's heart: A half-case of award-winning whites and reds from Italy, Australia, Chile, and California, perfectly curated for holiday (or any day) entertaining by our founder. Cheers!
Buy Now: Martha's Entertaining Half-Case, $99 for six bottles, marthastewartwine.com.
Wine Bag and Cooler
A special bottle becomes even more gift-worthy when you present it in this Italian-made wine bag. Made from water- and stain-resistant paper that's stretched and tanned for a leather-like look, it comes in indigo, natural, sage, blush, stone, brown, and black. You can also grab one with or without a removable cooler pack.
Buy Now: Uashmama Wine Bag and Cooler, from $26, food52.com.
Corkscrew and Wine Charms
The ideal stocking stuffer, this handy corkscrew with a built-in foil cutter does a pro job of opening bottles—little wonder it's a favorite of sommeliers. Bonus: It comes with a wine stopper complete with colorful, party-perfect charms for telling those glasses of wine apart.
Buy Now: Rabbit Two-Step Corkscrew & Wine Charms Stopper, $32, food52.com.
Cheeses for Red Wine
Better with Bubbles
A magical deep dive into Champagne and sparkling wines from Ariel Arce, owner of NYC's Air's Champagne Parlor, this book is a visual tour of all the bubbly to know and choose-your-own-adventure tasting guide. Cheers!
Buy Now: Better with Bubbles, $39.95, barnesandnoble.com
Women-Owned Wine Club
Support female winemakers in Sonoma and Napa, California, as well as Oregon and Washington, with a one-time à la carte gift or monthly subscription of three ethically farmed wines from a featured winery.
Buy Now: WOW (Women Owned Wineries), $92 per month for three-bottle subscription or one-time order, wowsonoma.com.
Each curve of this hand-blown decanter was inspired by the tilt angles of the earth to encourage the blooming of a wine's heady aroma and taste. It's available in two shapes: The wider Mystique is just right for full-bodied or younger red wines, while the Axium is optimal for full-bodied reds.
Buy Now: Zalto Denk'Art Axium or Mystique Wine Decanter, $134, ahalife.com.
For the bubbly fans in your circle, consider this cordless and rechargeable white opaque polyethylene tall Champagne bucket that not only keeps your bottle cold but lights up the night thanks to an RGB LED module in the base.
Buy Now: Bottela LED Champagne Bucket by Artkalia, $358, ylighting.com.
For anyone who's ever tried to juggle a glass of wine and a plate of appetizers only to lose one to gravity, we have the solution: a set of ceramic wine caddy plates perfect for holding both, hand-free! Their pattern is inspired by the volcanic lava flows of Hawaii and the glaze is lead- and cadmium-free.
Buy Now: Tuxton Home Kona wine caddy plates, set of six, $57.99, wayfair.com.
White Wine Glasses
Elegant yet practical, these dishwasher-safe white wine glasses are made in Slovenia, a country famed for its glass-making craftsmanship. Each holds 12.8 fluid ounces of white or rosé.
Buy Now: Monika Lubkowska-Jonas Wine Glasses, $50 for four, moma.org.
Perfect for Italophiles or any natural wine lover, this wine club subscription makes fall and spring shipments, for an annual total of 24 bottles (or more). The unique and premium organic Italian wines come from small producers that you won't find anywhere else.
Buy Now: Roscioli Wine Club, from $210 for six bottle shipment, roscioliwineclub.com.
Natural Wine Book
One for you, one to gift? For all the natural wine lovers on your list, this accessible and entertaining wine guide by Alice Feiring demystifies the world of organic and biodynamic wine, including simple definitions, a list of the producers you need to know, and an appendix of shops and restaurants specializing in natural wine.
Buy Now: Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It, $13.59, amazon.com.
A standout in opal, greenish-yellow, orange (shown), or blue, this curvilinear, modular bottle rack made from polypropylene holds up to 16 bottles and also stacks up design-wise.
Buy Now: Ron Arad for Kartell Bottle Rack, $105, 2modern.com.
Both dabblers and dedicated wine drinkers are sure to adore this compact, stainless-steel wine fridge that holds eight bottles and maintains the ideal temperature for preserving wine's flavor and aroma with its quiet thermoelectric cooling system.
Buy Now: Cuisinart Eight-Bottle Wine Cellar Fridge, $219.95, williams-sonoma.com.