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Hand Painted Wine Glasses: Unique Gifts For Wine Lovers

Updated on August 13, 2011

Whether it is a housewarming gift, birthday present, or just a way to say thanks for a special favor, incorporating hand painted wine glasses into a gift for wine lovers is sure to win delighted smiles. A set of two beautiful glasses make a great gift all on their own. A couple of glasses can be added to a wine gift basket for a unique touch. When giving hand painted wine glasses, it is important to personalize the design choice to the recipient.

A Gift of Glassware

A set of two wine glasses with hand painted designs is great for a special couple. For those who entertain on a regular basis, a set of four glasses can be a nice gift. When giving painted glasses, choose designs that fit the recipients. Possible choices in design could be colors that match the recipient’s kitchen, a shape or design that says something about the recipient’s job, personality or hobbies, or a design that incorporates a monogram.

Wine Gift Baskets

Wine gifts baskets are almost as much fun to put together as they are to receive. Hand painted designs on glasses included in such a gift basket will add a unique and personal touch. These additions will make a basket stand out, and not appear to be something that could be purchased from a corporate gift basket book. In addition to the glasses, other items that could be included in such a gift basket include:

1. One or two bottles of wine;

2. A collection of small wine bottle samples;

3. A nice corkscrew;

4. Glass or metal decorative cork;

5. Wine glass charms;

6. Coasters; and

7. A selection of fruit or cheese that goes with the wine.

Using Wine Glasses as the Packaging

Using a single wine glass as the actual gift basket can be a great idea during holidays or corporate events, when numerous small gifts are necessary. This can also be a fun idea when providing a small thank you gift for a friend. To create this gift, individuals must first pick out the perfect hand designed wine glass. Choose a monogrammed glass or one which contains the recipient’s favorite color.

Once a glass is chosen, a small gift bag or colored cellophane can be pushed in side. Small candies, pieces of fruit, nuts, and other goodies can then be added. Once filled, the gift bag or cellophane can be secured with a ribbon. For added style, a wine charm can double as the to/from tag holder.

There are dozens of ways hand painted wine glasses can be used in gifts for those that love wine. Using glassware in a gift is versatile, allowing the giver to design both small and large gifts for almost any occasion. A large gift basket filled with all the tools wine connoisseurs need would make a great wedding gift. A smaller basket with a single bottle of high-end wine and a nice set of glasses would be a wonderful gift for someone just graduating college and setting up house for the first time.

UPDATE: If you are looking to try painting some yourself check out my hub on inexpensive wine glasses, you should probably start using something that is not too pricey until your an expert!

Helpful video on how to make a gift basket


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      Denell falk 

      7 years ago

      HOw do I find these wine glasses and other similar options? Looking to purchased 24 handpainted glasses with class.

    • RussellLHuey profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful gift idea! Thanks for sharing. Great hub.

    • kat11 profile image


      8 years ago from Illinois

      I love a good wine. When I go the vineyards and do a few winne tasting. I enjoy looking at the neat gadgets they come up with for those of us that enjoy a good wine , Great writing and ibnformative.Good luck

    • MyFavoriteBedding profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      Wine taste best when you drink it out of a pretty glass:) The glasses are beautiful and would make such a great gift. This is a great hub.

    • carlness profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Awesome! I am so excited to get the nomination for this. Thanks for all the good feedback!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Very cool idea! Gifts can be creatively done. :D

      Congrats on your Hubnuggets nomination! To read and vote, this way please:

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      Jill Spencer 

      8 years ago from United States

      Made handpainted (and beaded) martini glasses at a cocktail party once. It was a lot of fun. Would be fun for a wine and cheese party too!

    • PiaC profile image


      8 years ago from Oakland, CA

      I love the idea of creating a wine themed gift-basket! what a great idea!

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      8 years ago

      I bought a couple of hand painted glasses at a craft fair as a present for a friend of mine. They were purple-her favourite colour-so I knew that they would be well received, even though they were not made specifically for her.

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      I've seen these around- they do make excellent gifts! Fabulous Hub.

    • carlness profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for the note. I am in the hunt to find a few of these for my mothers birthday now. I think she will love it.

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      M.S. Ross 

      8 years ago

      What a lovely gift idea. Any gift that can be personalized for the recipient conveys sincere thoughtfulness on the part of the gift giver. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the follow. Oh, and: welcome to HubPages!

    • carlness profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks Denise!

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a wonderful hub. I have a daughter and son in law who are into wine and I have bought other wine related gifts for them in the past, but have never considered these lovely handpainted glassware. Thanks! Rated useful and interesting. Voted up.


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