- Posted by The CorkGuru
It’s already the middle of December and the hours are ticking away– have you figured out your holiday shopping yet?
Getting the wine lover in your life a bottle of vino seems like the obvious choice, but with so many options and so many differing palates, it could be a gamble.
For the hater of lukewarm beverages
Keep these cooling wine glasses in the fridge for red wine, or the freezer for white (or vice versa if you’re a rebel), and you’ll always have perfectly chilled wine at the ready– no matter which bottle you choose at the last-minute. Plus, they come with an insulated rubber grip for the clumsy person in all of us.
For those who apparently live with criminals
Someone pawing at your liquor stash? Keep it under a literal lockdown with this combination lock for your wine and liquor bottles. We’re not sure this is a better solution than a locked liquor cabinet, but it’s quite the conversation piece as well. Also works well for curious teenagers and inconsiderate roommates.
For those who want to be wined AND dined
Some of the best places to truly get to know wine are at local restaurants with carefully curated wine lists, attentive sommeliers, and thoughtfully paired food. For you Pittsburghers, try some of our favorites, like Sonoma Grille, Cioppino, and Allegheny Wine Mixer. Pittsburgh Winery, though not a restaurant, is also offering gift cards– they can be used towards their new Winery Gift Set: 4 bottles of wine, 4 tickets to any show at their location, 2 custom glasses, and a poster.
For the oenophile bicyclist
Important caveat: Never drink and ride a bike (or operate any other machinery, for that matter). But this bike wine rack is an absolutely adorable way to transport wine when you’re on two wheels. Made with fine tanned leather and fully adjustable, we bet you could get creative with other things to tow along on your next bike adventure.
For the lazy person in all of us
Know someone who needs to take their relaxation to a whole new level? Then this inflatable pool lounger with built in coolers is perfect and is sturdy enough to use in my natural water reservoirs, like lakes and oceans. But we don’t even think you need water for this bad boy– plop it down in the living room for ultimate comfort and leisure.
For those who want it in writing
If you and your loved one both like wine, then this cute card gets right to the point. A perfect accompaniment to some of the other gifts on this list, there’s many other options in the same Etsy store, including cards for other holidays and some choices that are not quite safe for work as well.
For the efficient wine lover
With this handy and unique rack, you can store four glasses around your favorite bottle of wine with simple yet elegant ease. Made from your choice of salvaged wood, this gift can double as both a centerpiece and wine glass storage.
For those bit by the travel bug
Nothing is quite like a trip to wine country for the wine lover, so if it’s in your budget, this is a must-do splurge. The West Coast, France, and Italy are popular choices, but you can also keep it more frugal. Take a simple day trip if you’re within driving distance of local wineries in regions less famous than California and Europe– like Narcisi Winery or Stone Villa Wine Cellars for us Western Pennsylvania folk.
For the no-nonsense wine drinker
Some wine lovers just want wine. A wine of the month club subscription could be your answer, as it quite literally is the gift that keeps on giving. With the wide range of types of wine clubs, you’re sure to find something that suits your budget and preferences. Check out our reviews of the top five wine clubs that we found.