Gifts for wine enthusiasts
There's no better feeling than giving someone a gift they truly adore. But picking the perfect present can be tricky when it comes to wine enthusiasts. After all, they probably know more than you about what makes a great wine.
There's no need to worry, though, as with the help of our wine gift guide you'll have the perfect present for every special occasion. So, what do you give a wine lover when a bottle from your nearest shop just won't cut it?
Take a break: vineyard tours and getaways
Visits to vineyards have been popular with wine lovers for many years -- they make for a classic and quality gift that's sure to impress. Usually as part of a group, your gift recipient will be taken on a guided tour of a vineyard and given a chance to learn about the different types of grapes used in the wine-making process. Typically, their thirst for wine will be quenched once their thirst for knowledge has been satisfied.
A wonderful idea for the special wine enthusiast in your life is to gift a vineyard tour getaway. Couple a tour with a night away in a hotel or even look for a deal with an overnight stay already included to make it into a really special occasion. Whether that's a UK break or an escape somewhere further afield, gifting a getaway with a vineyard tour and tasting included is one of the ultimate gifts for a wine enthusiast.
Broaden their horizons with a wine tasting
Tastings are perfect for wine enthusiasts looking for a new favourite drop. While it can be difficult to pick a wine-based gift for a wine connoisseur, a wine tasting is the ideal present to pique their interest and tantalise their taste buds in one go.
An added bonus of this kind of experience is that many wine-tasting deals come with food pairings or a delicious lunch included, meaning your loved one will experience a day full of flavour.
Experience gifts are presents to be treasured for a lifetime, as they offer your loved one the chance to create amazing memories and further expand their passion.
The gift that keeps on giving: wine cases and subscriptions
Companies such as Virgin Wines, Laithwaite's Wine and San Jamón offer eclectic selections of wine by the case. Some also offer gift-worthy subscriptions and hampers with food and wine included. Gifting wine subscriptions ensures the presents keep on coming for a long while after the special day.
Festive wine gifts for every occasion
Wine is a present fit for all kinds of festivities. So, whether it's for Christmas, Easter, a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary or any other celebration, a wine-based gift is a fabulous idea. If you're looking for a Christmas gift, opt for a mulled wine and mince-pie tasting experience or start the festivities at the beginning of December with a Laithwaite’s advent calendar, which includes 24 mini bottles to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas.
Gift a 12-bottle case of wine for a wedding or anniversary and included a little tag around the neck of each bottle containing a note. On the anniversary date of each month, your recipient can share a bottle with their other half, with the note helping to personalise the present.
Wine accessories that make great present ideas
Add to your vineyard tour experience, wine-tasting gift or case and subscription with charming wine accessories. There are many gifts to choose from that would make a great supplement your experience gifts.
If you're giving a case of wine or a subscription package, why not add on something like a decanter, a personalised glass, a wine stopper or a wine rack? If you know your loved one is particular about their white being chilled or their red being optimum temperature, then show you care by gifting a wine cooler or wine thermometer. A cheeseboard also makes an incredibly thoughtful present -- and something a wine enthusiast can use time and again as they pair their drink with a delicious treat.
We hope this guide has left you feeling more confident when picking a present for a wine enthusiast. Take a look through our wine deals to become inspired and purchase the best present of the bunch for your loved one.