As the holidays approach, you might look at your list and realizr you haven’t crossed off as many names as you thought. Well, last-minute shoppers, fear not. We’ve got you covered with wine gifts that run the gamut from t-shirts to DIY bottle garden kits.
Check out some of our favorite gifts for wine lovers for $25 or less below.
The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Wine snobbery is out. No-pretense wine talk is in. Jon Bonne, former SF Chronicle wine editor and author of The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know, knows that approachability and practical, easily digestible information is the best way to build confidence in wine, from pairing with food to storing after purchase.
Everything Happens for A Riesling T-Shirt
Need a last-minute gift for a loved one with a passion for the good life? This splash of whimsy on feather-soft 100% cotton t-shirt is fashionable enough for your next dinner party, and comfy enough wear around the house. Experts agree, it pairs perfectly with both cozy sweatpants and Netflix.
3-Bottle Neoprene Wine Tote Bag
This 3-bottle neoprene wine tote bag is a perfect gift for friends and family who like wine on-the-go. Made with lightweight material with sturdy, adjustable and detachable padded straps, this tote will keep your wine cool for everything from dinner parties to sunny beach days.
Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game
Wine-Opoly is the perfect holiday gift for friends and family who love both wine and the classic game Monopoly. Learn facts about wine as you collect bunches of grapes while trying to acquire wine deeds and decanters.
Wine Enthusiast U Wine Decanter
Looking embark on the journey of decanting wines, but not ready to plunk down hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a fragile, hard-to-store statement piece? With the U Wine Decanter, form meets function in an affordable package, allowing you to experiment with the different ways wine can breathe, for less than the price of a bottle of Cab. Great for a gift, but worth buying an extra to keep for yourself.
Blitzen Wine Bottle Stopper
Sometimes you open a bottle and for one reason or another you just can’t finish it. That’s where this festive bottle stopper featuring a tipsy Blitzen comes in handy. If you are planning on saving more than one, be sure to check out this festive set featuring Blitzen along with Prancer and Vixen.
Indoor/Outdoor Wine Tumblers (Set of 4)
Made from an FDA-approved and BPA-free shatter-resistant material, these wine tumblers are an affordable solution for both indoor and outdoor imbibing. Perfect for parties or the poolside, your attention can stay focused on enjoying your wine while ensuring any mishaps result in minimal cleanup.
Wine Bottle Stopper Garden
For the person on your list with a green thumb and spirit, these garden kits are an ideal way to upcycle empty wine bottles. Each kit includes biodegradable soil capsules to pop into the neck of a water-filled bottle, plus chic labels and a wide array of seed options.
Wine Cork Coasters Kit
Nothing brings back good memories quite like the perfect bottle of wine. And now, you can keep those memories front and center with these cork coasters. Made with sustainably sourced mahogany, all you need to do is add the corks.
Double-Wall Iceless Wine Bottle Chiller
Want chilled wine for hours? No sweat! No, seriously, no sweat—this chiller keeps your pre-chilled bottle sweat-free and cool for up to three hours.
Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier
A valuable resource for anyone who is eager to learn more about wine, this book breaks down wine regions, styles and more in accessible language and easy-to-follow infographics. The author, Aldo Sohm, is an esteemed sommelier at a Michelin-starred New York City fine dining institution, but his approach here is unfussy and inviting. He also recommends specific bottles to help wine lovers taste their way through the book.
Fred Wine Lives Charms, Set of 6
If you have a wine and cat lover on your list, look no further than these charms. Designed to look like felines stretched out and asleep, these adorable wine charms will help your giftee keep everyone’s glasses straight at their next get-together.
Mulling Wine Spices
Nothing says ‘it’s the holidays’ quite like the smell of mulled wine. All you need to do is add a couple tablespoons of this spice mixture to your favorite wine, cider, spirit or syrup and let the savory aromas fill your kitchen.
Uncorked Wine Candles
For the wine and relaxation lover, gift them this up-cycled novelty candle. Repurposed from discarded wine bottles, the hand-poured candles mimic the blended flavors of Pinot Noir, rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon and more.
Wine IQ Board Game
Think you’re ready to flex your wine knowledge? Try your hand at WineIQ, the team-based trivia game that tests just how fluent you are in the language of wine. Grab a drink and some pals and get ready to show your stuff, test your memory and take some risks, all for wine.