6 Gifts For Wine Enthusiasts That Are Actually Useful—And Under $100
Finding the perfect gift for a wine lover can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know much about it (other than it tastes delightful with cheese). But chances are, if your friend, family member or spouse is a wine enthusiast, they’ll never get tired of collecting new gadgets and accessories.?
With endless wine goods and accoutrements available, it’s tough to know what’s actually useful and what will just sit in a drawer collecting dust. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best items to give your favorite wine lover. From a chic contemporary decanter to a wine travel bag, and a cooler sleeve that actually works, these products are guaranteed to be used time and time again.
Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve
Drinking perfectly chilled wine has never been easier than with this Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve. Most portable wine chillers are hefty and come with detachable ice packs, but this nifty sleeve is designed with an innovative cooling gel—all you have to do is pop it in the freezer to activate it. Whether your wine-loving friend is at the beach, on a picnic, or just sipping on some vino in the backyard, this will undoubtedly become their most used wine gadget.?
To buy:?$25, Amazon.com?
Nambé Vie Decanter
Practical yet refined, this contemporary wine decanter by Nambé will serve as a piece of art on any table or bar. Nambé is known for its high-quality, uniquely designed pieces and this glass decanter with a wooden stopper makes a great wedding, engagement or housewarming gift, and will be cherished for years to come.?
To buy: $74, Amazon.com
Williams-Sonoma Wine Club
Some would argue that the best thing to gift a wine lover is... wine. Skip the trip to the liquor store and enroll your bestie in the Williams-Sonoma Wine Club. Each month, they’ll receive 6 bottles of the world’s best wines, hand-selected by a team of chefs and sommeliers. Some other exclusive member benefits include tasting notes, perfectly paired recipes, and 10% off wine store purchases. Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 months.?
To buy: $90 for 6 bottles, Williams-Sonoma.com
Wine Folly Art Print
With so many varieties of wine, it can be tricky to remember the characteristics of each type. This fun and funky Wine Folly print will not only help to differentiate each category of wine, but it will also look super-cute hanging in a kitchen or over a bar cart. If you really want to make this gift extra-special, put it in a nice frame before giving it to your friend.?
To buy:?$34, Amazon.com
Canvas Wine Bag
The best part of collecting wine is sharing it with friends and loved ones. And with this sleek and sophisticated travel bag, your friends can safely transport up to 6 bottles to a party, event or anywhere they please. Designed with durable cushions and insulation, wine bottles will remain at the ideal temperature and never break or clank together.?
To buy: $69, Amazon.com
Cork Dork By Bianca Bosker
Every wine enthusiast remembers how their love of wine first began—and amateur wine drinker Bianca Bosker’s story is a must-read. Whether your friend is a weekly wine drinker or a sommelier, they’ll love reading about Bosker’s adventure of underground tastings, exclusive New York City restaurants, and California mass-market wine factories. Cork Dork is an authentic and humorous quest for understanding why wine is such a big deal to so many. And if you weren’t already sold, it’s also an instant New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Critics' Pick.?
To buy:?$10, Amazon.com