Jordan wine decanter, olive wood cheese board and presents on a table

Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers Besides Wine

Think outside the wine aisle this holiday season

Why not make 2019 the year you buy your wine-loving friend or family member something other than a bottle of wine as a gift? After all, thoughtful gifts surprise and delight recipients by showing you invested a little more time. Here are some unique wine gifts that will make your shopping simpler, whether during the holidays or at any other time of the year. Our previous recommended gift ideas for wine lovers are also included in this post, so keep scrolling for more ideas.

Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers 2019

Journeyman salami on a cutting board with cheese and olives
An array of Journeyman Meat Co. salami.

Journeyman Meat Co. Meat Guild Club Membership ($108)

Journeyman owner Pete Seghesio was born into a winemaking family, and as a result, he pays close attention to the wine pairing prowess of his collection of small-batch salami. Last year, he and his wife, Cathy, launched the Meat Guild, called the Meat Club by locals, which includes quarterly shipments of two styles of salami each month and access to special events. The rare Salame Buio, made in partnership with Jordan Winery’s chef and served exclusively at Jordan, has even been featured in club shipments. Members are billed quarterly, but you can give a Meat Guild membership as a gift for $108, plus shipping.

merlot infused coffee beans
Photo courtesy of Thrillist.

Two Treats in One: Merlot Infused Coffee Beans ($20)

If your loved one can’t decide between coffee and wine as their favorite beverage, why make them choose? This Merlot-infused coffee is 100% Arabica beans that are aged in oak wine barrels that provide fresh, red berry flavors and subtle hints of currants and blackberries. Purchase the 12-ounce bag for $20.00.

olive wood cutting board by Jordan Winery on table with presents

Jordan Olive Wood Cheese Board ($55)

Jordan Winery is known for both its olive oil and its cheese and charcuterie board creations, so why not combine the two? Due to its density, olive wood resists odors and stains better than other types of wood, making it ideal for culinary boards. Find the Jordan Olive Wood Cheese Board in the Culinary Products section of their website.

stemless aerating wine glasses
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods.

For the Gadget Geek: Stemless Aerating Wine Glasses ($50)

If wine gadgets are their thing, then get ready for squeals for this new aerator. Not only is this gift cool, it’s entertaining to watch while it works its fountain-esque magic, introducing oxygen to any wine that needs some air. Also works on whiskey. $50 for a set of 2 on the Uncommon Goods website.

A gift for the discerning wine lover and collector: a wooden wine display case
For the discerning wine collector: A handmade wooden wine display case. Photo courtesy of KP Wooden Stone.

Show Off the Good Stuff: Wooden Wine Display Case

For the collector who carries pride for his rarer bottles, a handmade, wooden wine display case might be just what the oenophile ordered. These real-wood boxes are custom-made and hand-crafted in Napa, California by Kent Parker. Prices vary depending on the size desired on the KP Wooden Stone website.

Gifts for wine lovers: tasting room experiences in wine country
Priority Wine Pass and Harvest Card offer VIP tasting experiences at wine country destinations.

The Gift of Wine Tasting: Priority Wine Pass and Harvest Card (from $59)

Have someone who lives in wine country or who visits often? This cool gift idea for wine lovers offers special treatment and complimentary tastings at wineries across California, Washington and Oregon, all in one membership. Reserve the tasting, show the card and your gift recipient can bask in VIP glory. Harvest Card also offers restaurant perks. Two companies to choose from, starting at $59 for a year-long subscription. Priority Wine Pass  and Harvest Card.

jordan winery vineyard tasting, people toasting at Jordan Winery
The seated wine tasting area at Jordan’s Chateau Block vineyard.

Experiential: Create Your Own Wine Country Getaway

Some people appreciate the gift of life experiences more than tangible items. Here at Wine Country Table, we provide insider travel information on a regular basis, enlightening our readers of the best wine country has to offer during a vacation. Get crafty and set up a complete vacation that will be filled with memories, delicious food and, of course, wine.

Jordan red wine with gift box ideas with wine glass and corkscrew
Jordan debuted two new cabernet gift boxes in 2019: one with two Riedel stemless wine glasses and one with a wine barrel corkscrew.

Red Wine Lover Heaven: Jordan Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and Riedel Stemless Gift Set ($99)

Who says gifts for wine lovers besides wine can’t include a bottle? Quite possibly the most perfect gift for a Cabernet lover, this complete gift set features the milestone 2015 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon paired with two Riedel stemless wine glasses. Destined to be a new-classic duo, this vintage marked the 40th anniversary of Jordan Winery’s first harvest and this is the first-ever cabernet wine tumbler glass –all packaged in an elegant gift box made of recycled materials. $99 on the Jordan Winery website. Other Jordan gift ideas with wine accessories include the Jordan Cabernet with a wine barrel corkscrew (also pictured above).

Cool Gift Ideas: Best Wine Gifts 2018

Coravin Model Eleven ($999)

If Coravin is the Ferrari of wine preserving devices, then the company has just debuted its LaFerrari model. Dubbed the Coravin Model Eleven, it’s the world’s first automatic wine preservation system. Unlike previous models, this Coravin extracts wine with the single push of a button. It’s wired with bluetooth as well for all the techies who want to use the Coravin app to create a virtual cellar or find the perfect song to pair with a wine that’s so precious, you don’t dare finish it the first night. Three times the price of the standard Coravin Model Two, the Eleven retails for $999.

Repour wine saver, cool wine gifts
Though not reusable, the Repour wine saver works and costs about $2.50 per stopper.

Repour ($10)

Repour is a new device for helping preserve opened bottles of wine. It’s certainly nowhere near the caliber of a fancy Coravin, but for under $10, it’s a great gift idea for wine lovers who don’t finish the bottle in one night. Four Repours come in one package; not reusable.

Jordan wine barrel corkscrew
The Jordan wine barrel corkscrew comes in a wooden gift box (not pictured).

Wine Barrel Corkscrew ($45)

The perfect gift for a wine lover who loves to reduce, reuse and recycle, the Reclaimed Wine Barrel Waiter’s Corkscrew from Jordan debuted this year. Made in France from French oak barrels that aged Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, this corkscrew features a double-step system for opening long corks, a five-level screw and a knife for capsule cutting. With recycling, one wine barrel can make around 300 corkscrews. Packaged in a gift box for $45.

Wine Enthusiast Artist Series Decanters
Wine Enthusiast Artist Series Decanters. Silhouette Black Stripe Decanter pictured on left. Photo courtesy of Wine Enthusiast.

Wine Enthusiast Art Series Decanter ($79)

Riedel crystal wine decanters are quite pricey these days, and if you’re a fan of curvy decanters with red stripes that Austrian crystal maker has been flaunting of late, you should check out Wine Enthusiast’s Art Series Silhouette Decanter, graced with a gorgeous black stripe inside. On sale for $79, it’s a beautiful wine gift sure to impress both discerning wine lovers and novices who have been recently bitten by the wine bug.

Dishwasher Safe GoVino wine glasses
Photo courtesy of Govino.

Dishwasher Safe Govinos ($14)

Plastic wine glass maker Govino has finally developed a dishwasher safe stemless glass. This might cut into their profits; I’ve thrown away too many melted Govinos to count. A set of our Govino Dishwasher Safe Flexible Shatterproof Reusable Wine Glass sells for about $14 on Amazon.

Wine Folly Book magnum edition
Photo courtesy of Wine Folly.

Wine Folly The Master Guide ($34)

I’ve been a big fan of Madeline Puckette’s educational wine illustrations since she began blogging about wine almost a decade ago. The Washington State graphic designer-wine lover has since turned her combined passions into the Wine Folly media empire. On her website, you can buy wine maps, posters, tasting journals, placemats and books, of course, including the new Wine Folly Magnum Edition: The Master Guide. Kindle edition retails for just under $20. Hard cover is available for $34.

Wine Country Botanicals sugar scrub
Photo courtesy of Wine Country Botanicals.

Wine Country Botanicals Sugar Scrub ($30)

One of my girlfriends gifted me a jar of this sugar scrub last year, and I’m still hooked. The company makes three collections of beauty products, each with ingredients sourced from a particular wine country, so if your loved one has a soft spot for either Napa, Sonoma or Santa Barbara, you’ll score even more brownie points with a regionally specific wine gift. The sugar scrub base includes shea butter, sugar, four exfoliants, four moisturizers and five essential oils, and then regionally sourced ingredients. I’m a big fan of the lavender/bergamot-infused Sonoma sugar scrub for $30. View all three sugar scrubs on the Wine Country Botanicals website. Body washes, lotions and other products are also available.

 

Cool Gift Ideas: Best Wine Gifts 2017

wine corks in vase
Photo courtesy of Stylist Spoon.

Cork Collecting Vases ($24.99-$34.99)

Cork collecting is an easy way to preserve memories of great times and great wines. A recycled clear Barcelona vase from Spain adds texture and a unique shape, so you can be confident your gift will stand out and perfectly showcase your recipient’s prized cork collection.

The Durand, wine corkscrew for old wines
The Durand has quickly become the go-to wine opener for old wines. Photo courtesy of The Durand.

The Durand ($125)

With items like The Durand, nobody has to ask what it refers to, because this instrument is renowned for taking out old or fragile corks without damaging them. There’s more than likely a wine aficionado in your life who has been wanting one of these and putting it off, so now is your perfect opportunity.

Star Wars wine decanter with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
The Star Wars Stormtrooper wine decanter holds one bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, a fan favorite.

Stormtrooper Decanter ($31)

Of all the cool wine gift ideas for wine lovers, this one is for the sci-fi fans. Your Star Wars friend or family member may have several pieces of movie-related merchandise, but they probably don’t have this. A Stormtrooper glass decanter holds a standard 750mL bottle of your favorite wine to marry practicality with a fun pop culture statement. This cool wine gift pairs well with Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and the winery’s “Cab Wars” parody video.

Wolfum serving tray, modern beverage try
The right serving tray elevates any home entertaining occasion.  Photo courtesy of Wolfum.

Wolfum Serving Tray for Dinner Parties ($68)

The right serving tray can make you feel like the world’s most accomplished host or hostess. The Dorothy Serving Tray by Wolfum is made of Baltic birch and is hand painted in a range of rich, true colors like bold red, mustard, and charcoal, for a sophisticated look and feel. I’ve owned the above pictured serving tray for three years, and it’s both beautiful and durable.

Ralph Lauren Home Cocktail Shaker ($95)

Every wine lover needs a great cocktail now and then. It’s hard to go wrong with any item from the Ralph Lauren Home collection. The Wyatt Cocktail Shaker is no exception, with its fine stainless steel craftsmanship and trim in rich, brown, equestrian-inspired leather.

Wine Bottle Christmas Tree ($329.99)

No tree has more Christmas spirit than a tree designed to display 60 wine bottles. An outstanding idea for a group gift, the Wine Bottle Christmas Tree stands 53 inches tall and assembles in seconds.

Zalto Stemware ($354 for 6)

Face it: good wine is simply more enjoyable when it is presented in a gorgeous piece of stemware. The beautiful Zalto Denk’Art Universal Glass is mouth-blown, lead-free, and dishwasher safe, believe it or not.

The ultimate gift idea for a wine lover: Smith Hanks built-in wine cooler
A Smith Hanks built-in wine cooler. Photo courtesy of Smith Hanks.

Smith & Hanks Wine Fridge ($599 up)

The ultimate wine themed gift for the special person on your Christmas list is a cooler designed to hold their favorite beverage in perfect conditions. Available in a range of sizes, Smith & Hanks wine fridges work as a free-standing cabinet or as a built-in, plus the hinges are reversible, so it can open in the direction the user prefers.

Don’t be intimidated about finding the right gift for the wine lover in your life. Maybe you worry you don’t know enough about wine to choose well, but you can count on one of these gifts to be a big hit, and to make a lasting impression on the person receiving it.

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Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. Her days are spent being a writer, photographer and videographer for Jordan Winery and nights cooking Thai food or microgreen salads. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County, she travels the world with her husband in search of the best restaurants, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.

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