25 Gifts for Wine Lovers Starting at Under $10
Whether it’s your in-laws, boss or very best friend from elementary school, we all have at least one person in our life who throws around fancy words like “peaty” or “leggy” and has definitely tasted the most expensive bottle on the menu. But buying wine can be intimidating, let alone giving it as a gift. No worries, friend: That’s what we’re here for. If you're seeking gifts for wine lovers, we have recommendations for bottles, gadgets and wine-centric tools that will please everyone from your aunt who loves pinto grigio on ice to your best friend who’s really into “natty” wine. Here are the 25 best wine gifts (starting at under $10).
2. Corkcicle 25-Ounce Insulated Canteen
Best for beach drinkers
This sleek canteen has a secret: It can hold an entire bottle of wine. Oh, and even better, it will keep said wine cold for up to 25 hours, thanks to a three-layer insulated stainless steel construction.
4. Rabbit Walnut Two-Step Corkscrew
Best wine corkscrew
A classic waiter’s corkscrew (aka a double-hinge or two-step corkscrew) will be the most useful tool in your wine-lover’s kit—none of that newfangled business here. This one is dressed up in walnut for a smooth, sleek finish.
6. Ruth Lewandowski Feints Co-Ferment, Mendocino, California
Best for natural-wine lovers
Trust us: It doesn’t matter who you give this gorgeous light red to; they’ll love you forever. Carbonic maceration keeps it fresh, light and unexpected. (Need more convincing? It’s our food editor’s favorite bottle.)
7. Felt Wine Carrier
Best for BYO-winos
This stylish wine carrier will ensure that no bottle is left behind. Made of thick felted Merino wool with leather straps, it keeps chilled bottles cool (no magic involved) and fits up to two Champagne-size bottles.
8. 2019 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy White Blend
Best for white-wine drinkers
You know that one aunt who only drinks Pino Grigio and scares you a little? She’ll swoon over this elegant, citrusy white blend, which has notes of lemon, lime and lychee.
9. Rabbit Electric Wine Opener and Preserver
Best for tech nerds
This one goes out your pal (or mom, or sister) who can never finish a bottle before it goes bad. The electric opener removes the cork without any twisting, and the preserver will keep that bottle fresh for up to a week.
10. OXO Steel Expanding Leakproof Wine Stopper
Best for “one-glassers”
Another option for those who prefer to finish a bottle slowly are these low-tech stoppers. The flat top keeps a fridge-friendly profile, and the leakproof seal will keep wine fresh for a few extra days.
11. Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier by Aldo Sohm with Christina Muhkle
Best for wine beginners
This is not your typical stuffy wine textbook. Instead Wine Simple lives up to its title with easy-to-follow infographics, knowledge and encouragement that will turn even the most beginner oenophile into a wine buff.
12. Ash Wood 12-Bottle Wine Rack
Best for wine collectors
For anyone with a burgeoning collection of wine at home, this minimalist Vermont-made ash wood rack makes an ideal (and compact) place to store their favorite bottles.
13. 2019 Les Bobos Chardonnay
Best for Chardonnay skeptics
Everyone knows at least one person who poo-poos Chardonnay (“Too buttery!”). Give them this surprisingly mineral-forward and citrusy bottle to change their mind.
14. 2016 Chateau des Jacques Morgon Cote du Py
Best for red-wine lovers
This juicy, rich Morgon is just the thing to give that one person on your list who always, always picks a light- to medium-bodied red.
15. Swoon Carafe
Best for frequent entertainers
Not only does this handmade glass carafe make pouring a glass look and feel fancy, it also serves as a decanter to let that vino breathe.
16. 2017 Gaillac, “Les Gourmands,” L’Enclos des Braves
Best for adventurous drinkers
This organic and biodynamic red is unlike anything else they’ve tasted. It’s full of dark fruit flavors, rich but still light, and begging to be paired with a plate of cheese. Give this one to your most adventurous friend.
17. Pewter Wine Coaster
Best for casual hosts
A chilled bottle and a wood table equals disaster…unless you have a handy wine bottle coaster. This one is handmade out of pewter and has a cork bottom to protect that precious furniture. It’s an instant heirloom.
18. Stone Cold Marble Wine Chiller
Best for forgetful chillers
A marble wine chiller is certain to please your one friend who always has to put an ice cube in their drink. The honed banswara marble will keep a bottle cold all night (and even colder if you store it in the freezer).
19. Vino Marker Metallic Wine Glass Pens
Best for party-throwers
Instead of a cheesy wine charm, gift them these washable markers to ID their glass. The ink dries quickly so there’s no risk of smearing, but it washes off easily with dish soap and warm water.
20. Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer
Best for wannabe wine pros
Similar to a decanter, this nifty wine pourer instantly oxygenates your wine as you pour it. Gift it to the person who knows more about wine than you do.
21. Monopol Westmark Germany Steel Two-Prong Cork Puller with Cover
Best for vintage wine fans
If they like to age their wines, this corkscrew will remove old corks like no one’s business. The two-prong construction keeps brittle, crumble corks in one piece so nothing falls into the bottle.
22. Reidel O Merlot Wine Tumblers
Best for stemless sippers
Everyone loves a stemmed glass, but sometimes you want something a little more casual. These stemless beauties are easy to wash, store and drink from (and they make an excellent margarita glass, just saying).
23. Vintage French Ice Bucket
Best for unashamed ice lovers
While not strictly necessary, an ice bucket makes the moment feel elevated, no? These gorgeous vintage French vessels are all unique, so the exact design will be a surprise.
25. Libbey Vina White Wine Glasses, Set of 6
Best for anyone and everyone
So you love them but you don’t want to spend $62 per glass on them (see item no. 1 on this list). No worries. These classic wine glasses look and feel like a million bucks, but won’t cost an arm and a leg to replace when they break. Psst: They’re called white wine glasses, but they’re good for any varietal.