I can not tell you how many times I have heard “you are impossible to buy for” in my lifetime. Whether it is Christmas or my Birthday, all of my friends think *I* am that “impossible” person on the gift list.
You gotta be kidding.
Regardless, I do know of a few people who I consider impossible to buy for, so I have been searching for some of the “perfect gifts” for my wine loving friends – here is what I have found:
These things are awesome. As a white wine drinker, I know the importance of keeping my wine cold. Living in Florida it is near impossible to keep a bottle of wine the perfect temperature while sitting outside. Sitting out it gets too hot, and in a cooler it gets too cold. So the solution – a Corksicle.
Experience wine at the perfect temperature every time. Keeping your wines at just the right drinking temperatures—it’s a great dilemma. Too cold and it could mask the vintner’s uniquely crafted complexities. Too warm and the flavors may take a back seat to the alcohol. The answer to this perplexity? Corkcicle.
2. iXO VIVO
I am a firm believer in having the right tools for any job…. even opening a bottle of wine. Ask any gal with carpal tunnel and she will tell you just how important a good wine opener can be. Now, whether you need to hang a painting or open a bottle of Vino, SKIL has you covered.
Opening wine just got a lot more fun. With the SKIL iXO Vivo Power Corkscrew, popping open a bottle of wine is as easy as tightening a screw. Which, by the way, it can also do. Also comes with: Foil cutter and Wine stopper.
3. Wine Bottle Oil Lamp Kit
Sure there are tons of crafty things to do with the corks from the wines you drink, but what can you do with the bottles? In the spirit of upcycling – and doing something chic and crafty – why not turn your bottles into beautiful oil lamps?
When the wine is done, turn the empty bottle into magical candlelight. This wine bottle oil lamp kit allows you to simply fill the cleaned bottle with lamp oil, insert the wick, then top off with the glass flame. Truly a glowing tribute to the enjoyment of wine. Wicks each burn approximately 50 hours.
4. Wine Lines
Nothing is worse than losing your glass of wine at a dinner party and trying to match the lipstick to your personal shade. A new twist on wine charms is Fred’s Wine Lines, humorous wine tags to help you to distinguish whose is whose.
How many times have you been too drunk to remember where you set your wine glass? I know, it’s not because you’re drunk, it’s because you’re distracted or immersed in conversation or busy helping prepare the food or…you’re just a nitwit. In that case, Wine Lines are perfect for you. Available in four different groups (Cheers, Vintage, Woozy, Nutty With A Kick). One is surely right for you and your nitwit friends.
For when your wine needs a little “kick.” Vinolicious Frozen Wine Mixers can turn your wine into a frozen cocktail. Simply mix, freeze, and stir!
As seen on living social and across the internet, the vinolicous white wine assortment is now available directly from OWG! In one convenient 3 pack you get: the Vinolicious Margarita Freeze – our fabulous twist on a cocktail classic that you can make with white wine or vodka; The Vinolicious Lemoncillo Freeze – a perennial favorite offering a lemon twist on your favorite white wine or vodka; and the Vinolicious Peach Bellini Freeze – a party favorite that adds a down home touch to your white wine or holdiay champagne!
6. SteadySticks™ Wine Bottle Holder
Avoid a party foul with the SteadySticks™ Wine Bottle Holder – perfect for keeping your bottle close, safe, and secure wherever you are. Outdoor sporting events, concerts, or a day at the beach – SteadySticks are perfect!
Steady as you go. Setting a wine bottle on grass is daunting and challenging. With this simple yet brilliant design we keep your wine bottle steady and ready to pour. The holder grips standard wine or champagne bottles and the long, and the stainless steel constructed stick allows you to firmly insert the Steadystick in the ground or sandy beach. Why not pair it with the Steadysticks Set of 2 Steadysticks?
7. USB Wine Glass Speakers
Every wine lover I know also loves good music – here you can combine the two with USB wine glass shaped speakers.
The USB Wine Glass Speakers are a refreshing break from your routine black or grey square box speakers. As you must have already gathered, these unique speakers come in the shape of wine glasses! And are a cheery bright red in color! Though their shape is the point of attraction here, the mechanics deserve a mention too. They come packed with 2.1 channel subwoofers. They would make a great companion at a romantic dinner, singing out soft, mushy numbers, while looking pretty too.
The Original Wine “Sippy Cup” – Vino2Go. Sadly these are out of stock right now, but I decided to include them anyways… cause you know they are worth the wait.
This is the product that you all have been waiting for! The Vino2Go™ wine sippy cup tumbler is the simplicity of style, an active wine lovers dream come true. This BPA-free durable drink-ware has a familiar wine glass shape making it a convenient and easy to use product! We currently offer 9 different colored tops: Merlot Red, Verde Green, Ice Clear, Party Pink, Business Black, Royale Blue, House White, Heart Red and Groovy Orange! The wine tumbler holds 10 oz of wine – standard wine glass size.
9. Vino Sport Wine Canteen
You know I am an aspiring runner, and most of my wino friends are runners as well… so what could be more perfect than a sport wine canteen to keep your wine with you anywhere… cause you know you get pretty parched in that third mile.
Ditch the bottle and take your wine with you without the pesky cork or worries of broken glass. The Sport Wine Canteen is made from high quality, food grade stainless steel and will not affect the taste of your wine. Vacuum flask holds one bottle of wine (750ml). Attached handle is the icing on the cake. Good for the Earth; Good for you!
10. WINE! Duh!
The best gift for wine lovers when all else fails – MORE WINE! California Wine Club offers a monthly subscription which will automatically ship your giftee is sent a new “wine of the month” to try and enjoy from some of the top wineries in the country. With four different “Wine of the Month Clubs” to choose from, you will find one to fit any taste or budget. It’s the gift that keeps on giving … all year long!
We are now celebrating 20 years of business and the wine adventures keep getting better! Pam and I knew that there were hundreds of small, family-owned wineries dedicated to producing exceptional wine … and it was this wine that we wanted to share with our monthly wine club members. Each month we travel California’s wine country searching out the wineries, meeting the families and tasting the wines that never make it to local stores or wine shops. This is why it was so easy to guarantee that our wine of the month club members and gift recipients will never receive any bulk, closeout or private label wines…ever. Each and every wine we select comes from a real working winery and is backed by our 100% guarantee.
There are many other awesome wine accessories out there – and all of them are sure to be the perfect gift under the tree! Happy Shopping!