Posted on 23 September 2011.
If you’re a wine enthusiast, buying gifts for wine lovers can be an exciting shopping experience. For the less experienced wine drinker, you may have a little more trouble trying to decide what to buy. Whether you know your gift recipient’s taste or not, finding great gifts for wine lovers isn’t so hard if you start your search with a few basic gift ideas.
The Wine Gift Basket
A wine gift basket is not only great because you can give so much extra with one gift, it can also help you out if you aren’t sure what you gift recipient will like. A wine gift basket can include a few different types of wine along with some cheeses, chocolates, or other savoury treats. You can also include wine accessories such as glasses and cork screws.
Wine baskets can be purchased premade or you can make your own and wrap it up with some tissue paper, plastic wrap, and ribbons. If you know your recipient prefers reds you can choose a few different types of red, or if they like white as well, you can make an arrangement of both. If you have no clue where to start it may be best to stick with lighter tasting wines or ask your local wine retailer for some suggestions.
For a more extravagant gift, wine cabinets or credenzas can be very thoughtful gifts for wine lovers. If you know they have a large collection, a well-made cabinet can be a very useful gift. Many cabinets and wine holders can be beautiful and elegantly crafted, so you aren’t only giving a piece of furniture but sometimes a work of art as well. For smaller gifts, single bottle wine holders are available in all shapes and sizes. Wine holders can come in the form of plastic cartoon characters, women’s heels, or lovable animals holding your wine bottle.
Creative Gifts for Wine Lovers
Some of the best gifts for wine lovers don’t need to include a bottle of wine. If you don’t know what to get, a wine gift certificate will allow your recipient to pick out their favourite wines themselves. Paying for a wine tasting tour or a weekend getaway to a local vineyard is a great way to show your wine loving friends you know their interests. Some other great gifts for wine lovers are wine books or magazines and home wine making kits. Depending on how well you know your gift recipient’s tastes, finding the perfect wine gift shouldn’t be too hard with just a couple of ideas and a little shopping around.
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Posted on 11 September 2010.
A wine bottle holder can be a useful stand to hold your wine, an interesting or elegant center piece at a dinner party, or can make a great gift to any wine lovers you know. They come in all shapes and sizes so it isn’t too hard to find an amazing wine bottle holder for any occasion.
Wine Bottle Holder Styles
A wine bottle holder can be found to go with any décor, holiday, or special occasion. They can be carved from wood, shaped from metal, or molded from plastic, rubber, or resin. Some designs may be simple and subtle while others may be much more loud and colourful. A wine bottle holder made from resin can be shaped into a variety of animals, characters, or even landscapes. Some holders carved from wood can be shaped into very elegant designs. Balancing wine bottle stands always make an interesting centerpiece as they seem to defy gravity. With so many options, the perfect wine bottle holder shouldn’t be hard to find.
Choose a Fun Wine Bottle Holder
A fun or quirky wine bottle holder can make a great conversational piece or a very charming gift. Whether you’re shopping online or in a wine store, wine bottle holders can be found in the shape of women’s shoes, cartoon characters, or colourful animals in silly poses. Some of the holders use interesting techniques to feature the bottle by having it sit atop a motorcycle as the driver, or stick out of a characters mouth as if they’re drinking from it. With all the creative designs available, you may even have more fun shopping for a unique wine bottle holder that using it.
Various Uses for a Wine Bottle Holder
Your wine bottle holder doesn’t have to be there for just holding your wine. An elegant wine bottle holder can make an excellent piece of art and storing an expensive bottle of wine in it will only add class. When eating outside or have a picnic, a wine bottle holder is a great way to keep your wine safe and upright. They can even be useful just at the dinner table to keep your wine out of the way and prevent it from being knocked over. A wine bottle holder can also be a very thoughtful gift to include whenever giving someone a bottle of wine.
Finding the perfect wine bottle holder won’t be hard if you know where to look. Browse around any local wine stores and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, try searching online. If you have a specific idea of what you’d like in mind already, you may be surprised at how many different styles you can find with a little bit of shopping around.
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