Buying the right gift for a wine lover is not as easy as it sounds. But with this curated list, the task should be much easier!
The challenge with buying the right gift for a wine aficionado is that entering the world of fine wines can be intimidating. You may want to buy your wine-loving friend (or family member) a bottle of wine. But many wine lovers have specific tastes and preferences, and unless you are an expert yourself, it’s hard to get it right.
For that reason, this list provides a selection of wine-related ideas that mean you can’t go wrong. Let’s dive in.
1. A Laithwaites Wine Gift Card
So you want to buy your friend a bottle of wine? Hold that thought. If your wine-loving friend is anything like most wine lovers, then they know exactly what they want – and, unfortunately, you probably don’t know exactly what they want!
The perfect solution is a Laithwaite’s wine gift card. The gift card means you can spend exactly the amount you want, and give your friend access to a selection of great wines from these well-respected wine experts. You simply can’t go wrong.
2. Wine Glasses
If your friend is one of those next-level wine drinkers who already have a wine cellar full of the finest wines, then you might want to steer clear from getting them any wine at all. The next best thing? Glassware.
The great thing about buying wine glasses is that the average wine drinker is less fussy about the glass they drink from than they are about its contents of it. It’s also nice to mix things up and sip from a different receptacle from time to time. Buy a pair or a set of four. Your friend will appreciate the gesture.
3. Balancing Bottle Holder
If you’re working on a tighter budget and looking for something that’s just a bit of fun, why not try a balancing wine bottle holder? This fun and often elegant contraptions seem to defy the laws of physics.
Depending on your budget, you can pick up one of these from £5 – £15. Make your friend ask themselves – “is that wine bottle floating – or have I just drunk too much?”
4. A Wine Cooler Bucket
If your friend enjoys wine, bubbly, or chilled reds, then a wine cooler is a great gift option. You can pick up a gorgeous wine cooler bucket in stainless steel relatively cheaply, but it’s the sort of thing that few people actually own – even amongst wine lovers.
The perfect touch of elegance at a summer barbeque, or by the fire on a winter’s night, a wine cooler is a thoughtful and charming option for your refined friend or family member.
5. A cheese-Related Gift
If you don’t want to focus on wine too much, then why not go wine-adjacent with a cheese-related gift? Everyone knows that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. And almost all wine lovers can appreciate a nice cheese to accompany their tipple.
If you really go into it, the world of cheese is almost as specialized as the world of wine. But fortunately, most wine lovers are not as fussy with cheese as they are with wine! You can easily pick up a nice cheese selection from your local deli, or even the supermarket, to make an easy and accessible gift if you’re in a hurry.