Put a cork in it: A gift guide for wine lovers
Whether you 'wine a little' or 'wine a lot' (pun intended...), I've done all the work finding Christmas or Hanukkah presents for your favorite wine lover.
Wine lovers are easy to Christmas shop for as there are all kinds of accessories to help them enjoy their happy hour. I know because I'm a tibbler myself, and I use a bunch of the wine products on this Squidoo article.
So, on this article, you'll find electric wine cork screws, wine charms, cheese boards and a whole bunch of other gifts that are perfect to give to your favorite wine lover.
Grab a glass of wine (or maybe some nice egg nog would suffice) and see what I've found on my wanderings.
Keep a bottle of wine chilled with the Corkcicle
No ice bucket needed when you have a Corkcicle handy! just put your Corkcicle into any wine bottle, and it will keep your wine chilled for an hour or so. A great way to enjoy a table-side bottle of wine, chilled, without diluting it with an ice cube or two.
Corkcicle Wine Bottle ChillerCHECK PRICE
Better electric wine openers
These better electric wine openers will set you back between $50 and $100 dollars. They're more powerful than the basic electric wine openers and, in my experience, your wine loving friend won't have as many split corks with these models.
Waring Commercial Portable Electric Wine Bottle OpenerCHECK PRICE
Peugeot PW220228 Elis 4 Piece Wine Service KitCHECK PRICE
Oster KIT Deluxe Electric Wine Opener Plus Wine AeratorCHECK PRICE
For the female wine lover, a brilliant present...
Wine Bottle Purses!!!!
I saw these for the first time in Key West just last month and was mesmerized! I'd made a mental note to go back to the store later in the day but, as often happens in Key West, I forgot! Anyway, I think these are just adorable. Any female wine lover (and some men!) would love them too.
Snakeskin wine bottle purseCHECK PRICE
A giraffe print wine bottle purseCHECK PRICE
Unique wine bottle holders
For the woman (or man...) who loves shoes, what's a better Christmas gift than one of these adorable high heel shoe wine holders? Better get two - you're going to want to keep one...
Animal prints are 'in' this year!
For the red wine lover, a wine duck is an ideal Christmas present
A wine duck is designed to give more surface area to red wine so that it breathes. I have a wine duck and love it for both its usefulness and for its unique design.
Ravenscroft Crystal Duck DecanterCHECK PRICE
TF Wine Duck DecanterCHECK PRICE
And, for your very favorite, very special wine lover friend...
...Beware - REALLY expensive...
This Riedel Duck Wine Decanter is about the most expensive duck decanter I've ever seen. I suppose if it's for your boss and you're hoping for a bit fat raise (to pay for this) next year, it's worth the money....
Riedel Duck Wine DecanterCHECK PRICE
Micasa Cheers Wine Glasses - A beautiful glass of wine
I bought my Mikasa Cheers wine glasses at Costco a few years back - they were really really cheap so look there first....But, if you don't don't find these very unique white or red wine glasses there, Amazon has the best prices.
These wine glasses come 4 to a box; I think I bought 3 boxes of all of them and am just now about to replenish my supply - they are THAT cool.
These wine glasses are the best in my opinion. I love that the patterns differ so that everyone can identify their own wine glass - if they remember...
Click this link: electric wine openers to see a full listing of electric wine openers on Amazon.com
If your wine lover also loves tequila...
I couldn't resist putting these very unusual tequila glasses on this article as they're made of salt! No need to lick the salt off one's hand when your tequila lover can get a taste just by sipping his or her cocktail. These don't come with the lime though so you'll need to add a few to the Christmas gift basket of your tequila sipping friend.
These delightful little glasses are quite the unusual Christmas present for anyone who loves tequila. And, since salt has a natural anti-bacterial quality, they're a breeze to wash and clean - they will not melt like regular salt does.
Silicone wine stoppers
You know how you can never get the cork back into a bottle of wine? That problem will vanish when you bring home these very cool silicone wine stoppers. These may look goofy but I absolutely love my silicone wine corks. They fit every size wine bottle opening I've ever run across, can be tossed right in the dishwasher, and are pretty too. The only issue I've had with them, and it's a weird one, is that mice love the things! And, when one lives in a house built in 1857 (yes, that's 18-57), I have to buy a new set every January after I've chased the mice away.
These make a great stocking stuffer - actually, four great Christmas stocking stuffers as there's four silicone wine corks in this set:
Metrokane Rabbit Wine Bottle StoppersCHECK PRICE
Wine glass charms
I thought these were as goofy as those silicone wine stoppers until I got a set for Hanukkah last year. I love that I can put my wine glass down and easily find it again (it's easier early in the evening ). These decorative wine glass charms come six to a set so everyone at your dinner party can identify their own wine - hand off mine!
I like that it's easy to keep these wine charms together after the party ends - provided you get them all back!
These adorable wine glass charms are hand painted. They're 1/2" long and will slip around the stem of any wine glass.
Christmas themed wine glass charms
Get into the Christmas spirit (pun fully intended) with these Christmas wine glass charms.
8 Christmas wine glass charmsCHECK PRICE
Boston Warehouse 6 Country Christmas Wine CharmCHECK PRICE
So, are you planning on buying a holiday gift for a wine lover? I tried to choose unusual and unique items that you might not have seen in the stores - how'd I do? Please leave me comments.