Hello, faithful GiftTree blog subscribers! Thanks for joining us as we take another look into what makes a good gift great. Here in the holiday season and as a wine lover, one of my favorite gifts to receive is wine. (I feel pretty safe in saying that’s the favorite gift of most of the team here at GiftTree!) While it’s my favorite type of gift to receive, it’s not always the easiest to give. From baskets to wooden wine crates, beautiful totes and more, here are some unique gifts for wine lovers!
There are many different types of wine gifts to give, and first thing’s first, it helps to know what kind of wine your recipient will really love. One you’ve got their favorite wine factored in, it’s time to decide how you’re going to present that bottle of wine! Luckily, there are literally dozens of ways to give a bottle of wine as a gift.
Unique Gifts for Wine Lovers
Don’t know if they like red or white wine? Send both! Two noteworthy California wines and a rich variety of gourmet foods collected in a keepsake leather container, this gift is the perfect choice to impress any wine aficionado and snacking sophisticate.
This wine journal is crafted from top grain saddle leather and polished to perfection. With enough pages to record the tasting of over 40 wines, this convenient journal will quickly become a constant companion. The first wine recorded in the journal will be the jammy Napa Valley Claret from Ramey, a 90+ point rated Bordeaux blend with a juicy palate, soft round tannins and toasty oak. Or it will be the luscious Etude Pinot Noir from Los Carneros, the idyllic valley and iconic viticultural area nestled between Sonoma and Napa.
Just because you are shopping for a wine lover doesn’t mean the gifts always have to be a bottle of wine. In fact, wine accessories and tools such as this decanter are even better gifts, because you are allowing them to decant their own chosen wines. A decanter and an aerator, this German-designed piece unlocks the essence of a great bottle while separating unwanted sediment. Then, you have the option to elevate this piece with a personalized family name on the seamless glass surface.
Perfectly, they’ll be serving a bottle of Chateau Montmore North Coast Brut Cuvee at the perfect temperature, no ice required. Sleek, stainless steel and double-walled, this wine chiller by True can hold standard wine and champagne bottles. The distinctive hammered design and polished finish make this gift an apt showcase for a vintner’s most celebrated labor. And so we think it’s an enduring gift worthy of any occasion.
What is burl wood, you ask? Well, burl wood is a knot in a tree. Basically, it’s a growth on the trunk that grows in a rounded shape. Inside this knot, known as the burl, the grain of the wood grows and forms into a unique pattern. When these knots are removed from the tree and cut open, gorgeous grain patterns that are completely unique are revealed. Don’t worry, it’s good for the tree!
Then, the wood is shaved and shaped into a beautiful wine box, lined with velvet and lacquered with resin for a shiny finish. The amazing thing to remember about burl wood is that no two pieces are the same – just the same as a fingerprint or a snowflake. Isn’t that cool? That is why GiftTree offers burl wood boxes, because they are such a unique and interesting addition to an already impressive bottle of wine.