Coming up with the perfect gift for a lover of wine on your Christmas list can be hard, especially if you’re looking for something more imaginative than a bottle of wine. We’ve put together a list to suit everyone - from the lovers of a cheap and cheerful drop – to the connoisseurs of fine wine. We have you covered.
IDEAS FOR THE STYLE QUEEN:
We’ve all been there - we’re having a lovely glass of wine at a gathering, we put down our glass and suddenly it’s lost in a sea of similar looking wine glasses. Which glass is mine? The solution to this age old problem is wine charms. Simply place the ring of the charm around the stem of your glass and you’ll always know which glass is yours. These magical little charms are a fantastic idea for a stocking stuffer and come in a range of designs to match every personality.
A HANDBAG … WITH A SECRET
For the fashion conscious wine lover in your life we have found the ultimate gift. It looks like a stylish handbag, but inside hides an incredible secret … it’s actually a wine cooler. We know, minds blown! The range is extensive and even includes a beaded clutch. Functional and stylish, it’s a winner.
Wine stoppers are both practical and a way to express your personality. Functionally, wine stoppers stop oxygen from entering wine, allowing it to keep for longer. With a heap of designs available, you can please both the lover of a cheap and cheerful wine as well as the wine connoisseur. For the quaffer, there is a multitude of options to suit every personality - from crass to a little bit of bling. And, for the person in your life who not only appreciates fine wines, but also a little bit of functional luxury, you can choose a top of the range wine stopper that provides a vacuum seal to preserve the life of their favourite bottle of wine.
IDEAS FOR THE WINE LOVING MAN:
VARIETAL WINE GLASSES
Think all wine glasses are the same? Think again. To the wine lover, the name Riedel is (or should be) synonymous with fine wine, despite the fact that in more than 50 years they’ve never made a bottle of wine. The reason being, their stemware is shaped specifically to enhance the characters, aromas, flavours and finish of each variety of wine. There is a Riedel wine glass for any variety you can think of - for lovers of red wine, white wine or both. Riedel wine glasses are the perfect gift for a connoisseur of fine wine.
Whether you’re looking to improve the flavour of a cheap and cheerful red wine or you have a beautiful, aged bottle, decanting is very important. What is a decanting? Essentially, it the process of pouring wine from one vessel to another - in this case, a decanter. Why? Because decanting allows the sediment to be separated from the wine and oxygenates the wine. Wine sediment has a bitter taste, so removing the sediment will vastly improve both the look and flavour of the wine. Oxygenation improves the flavour of a young wine (read: cheaper) by freeing the aromas of the wine. The great news is that decanters are both practical and pretty.
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR HIM OR HER:
PICNIC STEMWARE AND BOTTLE STAKES
No adult picnic is complete without wine. However, when you combine wine and the outdoors you get the problem of wine stems and/or (gasp!) wine bottles toppling over. This is where a wine stem and bottle holder comes to the rescue. Whether your picnic is at the beach, a park or a concert, a wine stem and bottle holder is easy to transport and super simple to use and best of all, they make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas.
WINE GLASS WRITER
Following on from using charms to identify wine glasses at a party (which are perfect for glasses with a stem), if the wine lover in your life prefers a stemless glass we have the perfect option to ensure everyone knows which glass is theirs. Introducing wine glass writing pens – allowing you to temporarily write a message on your own wine glass to easily identify it. Best of all, the message washes off with a sponge or in the dishwasher. A genius idea and perfect as a stocking stuffer this season!
A PEARLY WHITE SMILE
Whether the wine lover in your life prefers white or red and is a connoisseur or prefers a cheap and cheerful drop, wine - the tannins in (especially red) wine - will stain your teeth over time. So, what could be a better gift for the wine lover than returning their bright, white smile? Pearly Whites is here to help with a range of dentist grade in-home teeth whitening kits. We even offer a selection of products to suit every budget. Use the discount code ‘Pearlyxmas’ and save 15% off any order over $79. Click here to view the range.