Whether you’re shopping for gifts for family or scrambling for something to bring the host of a holiday party, we’ve got a range of ideas for you. These include some thoughtful wine-ingredient dishes you can whip up and some higher-end items to wrap up for under the tree. The common thread: wine of course.
Light It Up
Candles are great holiday gifts, but these Rescued Wine ones are especially cool. The soy candles are hand-poured into repurposed wine bottle bottoms and each has a wine name like cabernet or riesling. They’re made in a studio in northern California. Added bonus: some of the proceeds go to support animal rescue causes. Candles are $28 each.
Bubbles and Bubbly
Take a soak and a sip. This is a great gift for the tub-lover who also likes his or her bubbly. It’s a wine-bucket that attaches to the side of the tub, chilling a bottle of wine or Champagne. And is just $49.99.
Not that you or your friends ever drank so much red wine that you gave someone’s white couch a red makeover, but just in case, there’s a perfect gift. These spill proof silicone-sleeved wine glasses are as elegant as they are practical. And you can travel with them easily because they have lids, so you can pour and pack. They’re $19.99 each and come in beautiful bright colors.
Jazz Up The Table
These fun wine bottle decorations turn riesling into reindeer and Sancerre into Santa. Perfect as a one for me, one for you gift. You can buy a set for a host or give a set as a holiday gift to a wine enthusiast. And at under $10, the set is great as a gift for you, too.
From Your Kitchen
This homemade Cranberry Rosemary Wine Jelly is the perfect side dish to bring to a holiday dinner party. It can be made up to two-days in advance and will be certain to impress your host as a companion to a cheese platter or poultry dish.
“I don’t drink merlot,” might have been a (ridiculous) Sideways mantra, but if it’s in the cake, there should be no complaining. If, when invited to a holiday dinner party, your assignment is dessert, dazzle everyone with a homemade Chocolate Merlot Cake.
What wine gifts are you giving this year? Let us know below.
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