Unique Gifts for Wine Lovers
June 21, 2019

It’s not that wine lovers are necessarily more sophisticated than the rest of us, they’re just smart enough to know how to relax in a classy, classic way. Of course, so many of us love a good glass of wine, but being what we’d call a “wine lover” is a whole other level. Wine culture is remarkably rich and varied, and it now takes on a global flair with vineyards all over the world, and being a wine lover can be a very consuming hobby, if not a full-time job. So, if you’re not exactly one yourself, how do you even begin to think about gift ideas for wine lovers?

We get it: The sheer amount of information, ranging from knowledge about different kinds of grapes to the climates of various parts of the globe, can make the prospect of finding gifts for wine lovers pretty intimidating. That’s where MASSE comes in. We’re entirely confident we can help you find amazing gift ideas for wine lovers because our community is filled with both wine lovers and the people who have bought gifts for them. You won’t have to worry about the funny business you find on so many other recommendation sites, either, because MASSE doesn’t allow any sponsored posts or sneaky paid reviews. When we say bottoms up, we’re only talking about wine glasses, not shoddy products.

If you’ve tried to buy gifts for wine lovers before, you’ve probably wandered around liquor stores and wine shops looking for a good bottle while terrified that you’re going to make a ridiculous choice. We get it — buying wine can be confusing thanks to all the different factors involved, from type of grapes to vintage to vineyards. That’s why we’re recommending great gift ideas for wine lovers that veer away from the bottle itself and focus more on accessories that will help them either enjoy their wines or show off their love for the stuff. From totes to glasses and wine bottle openers, we have recommendations for amazing gift ideas for wine lovers that will go down smooth and easy.

Calistoga Insulated Wine Tote
Mark & Graham
Stemless Wine Glass Collection
Wine Opener with Foil Cutter
Decanter with Drying Stand
Brew to a Tea

Calistoga Insulated Wine Tote

$99.00By: Mark & Graham
What’s better than bringing a great bottle of wine to a party? Bringing a great bottle of wine in a cool and classy tote bag! Mark & Graham’s Calistoga Insulated Wine Tote is a great gift idea for wine lovers because each and every one of them will ultimately an efficient way to transport their wine that’s as sophisticated as the booze itself. This tote has room for two bottles, is well-insulated to keep them both safe and perfectly frigid, and comes with a strong shoulder strap to make carrying it even easier. Plus, you can get it monogrammed for the truly dedicated wine lover in your life!
Having an amazing wine collection is only one part of the equation — to properly enjoy your vino, you’ve also got to be drinking it out of a fantastic wine glass. Unfortunately, that often gets overlooked — it’s a little known fact that wine glasses are not one-size-fits-all. Luckily, Riedel has wine lovers covered with this mix-and-match set of stemless wine glasses, which includes tumblers in a variety of sizes and shapes that correspond with different varietals. You can determine which glasses you want and how many you’d like of each, which makes for a customizable present that shows the wine lover in your life that you really know your stuff.
Picture this: you’re with someone who has got this amazing bottle of wine and they’re dying to share it with everyone (and you’re very excited to take a sip or three). And then, the unthinkable happens: someone’s cheap wine opener breaks with the cork still in the bottle, rendering it absolutely impossible to try that new vintage. Sounds like a wine lover’s nightmare, right? Luckily, you can avoid that kind of catastrophe with INNOKA’s high-end wine opener, which also comes with a foil cutter for brand new bottles. Our users call it “super easy and efficient,” and that’s really all you want out of a wine opener!

Decanter with Drying Stand

$49.99By: Brew to a Tea
You can help favorite wine lover enjoy their next bottle even more by gifting them this high-end wine decanter from Brew to a Tea. The act of decanting wine — or pouring it from a bottle to a second, more uniquely shaped glass flagon — helps aerate it, adding oxygen and playing up the flavor while leaving the sediment in the bottle. This decanter is the total package, as it comes with a drying stand, beads to clean its hard to reach places, and a cork stopper so that the wine you pour in there can last longer. It’s also made out of crystal, and as one MASSE user points out, that’s really much better than glass. You really can’t go wrong!