Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but it can be stressful and expensive. Getting presents is easy, however buying them is another story. Having enough money to buy gifts is one thing, but finding the right thing is much harder.
Luckily, there are two popular types of presents: a) something we can drink and b) something that can help us drink. This simple formula has helped me so many times that I thought it might be useful to you too. That’s why we have handpicked these 24 unique gift ideas for wine lovers. Some are useful, some are fun, but I hope you will find something for your family or friends.
Now let’s go to the pictures! Note that there are “buy” links bellow each wine gift, so if you find something you like – you know what to do.
Which one of these wine accessories would you want for yourself?
1. Handlebar Corkscrew and Bottle Opener
Fred & Friends Handlebar is a moustache designed corkscrew and bottle opener. The handle is a high gloss, well crafted aluminum with a stainless steel cork screw. (
The Chain Wine Bottle Holder is one of the most eye-catching vino accessories we’ve ever seen! Magic forces collude with this nickel-plated iron chain to create a quite astounding illusion because your bottle appears to be floating in the twisted chain’s vice-like grip. An ideal gift for wine aficionados, lovers of unusual ornaments and refined heavy metal fans (of course they exist), the Chain Wine Bottle Holder is destined to become one of the most talked about items in your home. (
The Lasso Wine Bottle Holder is crafted from chromed iron metal and then covered with the rope – however, unlike the chain version, this one has a dangly bit of rope that hangs off the end to make it even more magic. Suitable for all standard wine bottles, the Floating Lasso Wine Bottle Holder is guaranteed to cause a stir at any dinner party and will be a huge talking point. It makes the perfect gift for the fun loving vino connoisseur and looks cool in any kitchen or dining room. (
Take the temperature of your wine and get the most from the taste. The wine thermometer only need be attached like a belt around the bottle, and within minutes you can read the temperature on the digital display. The thermometer can withstand being dropped and even survive the loving attentions of the youngest in the family, and it fits easily into a drawer, on a tray or on your kitchen shelves, so it’s always there when you need it. (
Unusual and very expensive gift. (Designer: Etienne Meneau)
You like sipping wine, but sometimes you’re just more comfortable with a mug in your mitt. Well this double-walled do-it-all lets you have it both ways. Elegant wine stem on the inside, manly beer stein on the outside, it’s a glass for all reasons. So pour yourself a nice measure of vino, grab it with gusto, thoughtfully inhale the bouquet, then toss it back. (
This glass uses the same head and a different base for 4 main glass-specific types of drink: water, cognac, wine, and champagne. (Designer: Utopik Design)
7. Black+Blum Flow Wall Wine Rack
Inspired by the flow of liquid, this sculptural wine rack is finished in brushed stainless steel. Flow is wall mounted and will hold up to eight bottles using a minimum of space. (
Ever been at a party and wondered how you’ll balance you wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and scintillating conversation all at the same time. Little Fingerfood plate slips onto you finger just like a ring, so now you can hold you snack and your glass in teh same hand, leaving you other hand free for eating, shaking hands, or general gesticulating. They’re certainly conversation starters, too – so eat, drink, and be merry. (
The Wine Knot is a seven bottle wine rack for six regular sized bottles and one oversized magnum or champagne bottle. The use of two intersected molded plywood components in birch and walnut allows the Wine Knot to live comfortably in the kitchen, living room or den. (buy)
10. Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver with Corkscrew Attachment
The special edition IXO Vino comes with a corkscrew attachment and special ‘wine-style’ wooden packaging box. The screwdriver has all the features of the standard IXO but now includes this limited edition attachment, to remove corks. (buy)
11. Hanging Metal Wall Wine Bottle Holders
Beautiful wall wine holders crafted from heavy metal in an antiqued bronze-rust color. (
A device consists of a bulb shaped container with the glass below. When the amount in the glass decreases, a constant amount is poured from the tank into the glass. Never overflowing from the glass because of air pressure and water pressure. (Designer: kyouei design)
13. Wine Stopper USB Memory Stick
There seems to be a USB everything these days. From a humping dog to sushi to even a severed bloody finger, designers and novelty manufacturers are determined to turn anything into a USB thumb drive. (link)
14. Modern Wine rack by Umbra
A single ribbon of painted steel is rolled and fastened to create this elegant wine rack. Holds seven wine bottles. (buy)
15. This is [not]glass
“We’re glad that someone has finally caught on to our tendency to treat wine glasses like they’re soup ladles.” (Designer: Jeremy Brown)
16. Blomus Wall Wine Rack
When your shelf and cupboard space is limited, storing wine bottles can become an issue. Blomus solves the problem with this super stylish and space-efficient wall-mounted wine bottle holder. Handsomely and durably constructed of stainless steel in a contemporary brushed finish, the vertical rack features eight lined loops that hold bottles securely by the neck in a sideways fashion. You’ll keep corks moist as you impress friends with the gravity-defying look. (
Unique and good looking wine rack that covers a good bit of wall space. (
Perfect for picnics, backyard BBQs, outdoor concerts, or a day at the beach, this SteadySticks wine bottle holder is a great solution to holding your open bottle in place while outdoors. Made of durable stainless steel, this wine bottle holder features a stand that pushes easily into the ground, and spiral cylinder in which to set your bottle in, holding it firmly in place. No more spillage while picnicking, this SteadySticks wine bottle holder makes a fabulous gift. (
It’s the perfect glass for wine lovers that like quality products, but don’t take themselves, or their wine hobby too seriously. (Designer: Maxim Velcovsky)
20. Glassbulb Light
The Glassbulb Light by OOOMS is a lamp shaped like a wineglass. This atmospheric lamp is the perfect lighting for those long romantic evenings accompanied by a nice Bordeaux. The LED’s inside will shine for over 20.000 hours, so that’s around 10 years of romance at night! (buy)
21. Wine Stem Glass Holder
If you talk with your hands a lot, you will never have to worry about soaking your date or fellow party guest again. This silicone sling leaves your hands free for all kinds of gestures and activities. (
By pouring wine with a Soiree, the Soiree creates an intermediary stage where the wine is infused with oxygen and then cascades into your glass. In using the Soiree to aerate your wine, you will notice the subtleties and character of the wine emerge immediately upon entering your glass. Soiree delivers a truly “open” wine just by pouring through it. (
Inspired by a truly timeless and beloved icon, this adorable wine caddy’s cheeky sock-monkey design places it right at home at any uproarious dinner party, picnic, backyard barbecue, or other casual soiree. The real wool caddy – made from an authentic all-American red-heeled sock slips easily around any standard-size bottle of wine, champagne, sparkling juice, or other favorite beverage, protecting it from damage while lightly insulating its contents between loosely knitted layers. A hilarious and unforgettable host or housewarming gift, the caddy also makes a great collector’s item and promises to amuse even the most sophisticated wine connoisseur. (
These classic looking wine glasses are actually turned upside down and used as oil and vinegar cruets. Deconstructing familiar items in order to redefine their use is what designer tsu.R enjoys most. (buy)
P.S.: Which one of these gifts would you want for yourself?
24 Unique Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers originally appeared on Bored Panda on December 12, 2011.
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