25 gifts for wine lovers who have everything
From wine tools and accessories, to the perfect glasses and cheeses to pair with drinks, discover some top gifts to give wine lovers right here.
The gift of a bottle when it’s a known favourite is a fail-safe option to give wine lovers. Of course, there are occasions when you may need a more creative approach to buying a wine gift.
Perhaps they already have a collection or taste that’s beyond the realms of an achievable gift budget, or maybe you just want something to lighten what can sometimes seem like an exceedingly serious world of wine. Beneath the wine world’s serious carapace is a simple quest for flavour, and you don’t need to be an expert to join in it.
If you find yourself stuck for ideas, we’ve brought together a collection of wine gifts that strike the balance of being both tasteful and practical. From centrepiece bottle holders and nifty glass-top sulphate filters, to wine-chilling gadgets that’ll save you going backwards and forwards to the fridge, we have options to suit all budgets.
For those curious about the world of bottle hunting, we’ve also included some beginner's guides and wine journals. And, of course, we’ve included some elegant and unusual wine glasses to help enhance red, white or fizz, and some perfect cheeses to pair with any wines.
Are you interested in learning more about wine? Find lots of wine guides by BBC Good Food experts right here, from taste tests of the best prosecco, to the best places to buy wine online.
Want more inspiration? Here’s our home bar ideas for building your own, plus we’ve found the best stores to buy wine online and the best beer subscriptions available in the UK. Also find 400+ unbiased expert buyer’s guides in our reviews section, including gift ideas for cheese fans and coffee enthusiasts. For the ultimate personalised gift, put together a customised My BBC Good Food cookbook, or treat a loved one to one of our online cookery courses.
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Dibor vintage embossed wine goblets
- Available from Not on the High Street(£28)
These are a cheerful choice for slow summer dinners, and would add colour to anyone’s glass collection. On a practical note, different coloured glasses also make it easier during dinner parties to distinguish what drink belongs to which person.
Not on the High Street (£28 for a set of four)
Upcycled wine bottle hydro herb kits
Fresh herbs are a game-changer for adding flavour and freshness to recipes. The novelty of an organic kitchen garden grown hydroponically in an upcycled wine bottle is marvellous, and there are nine herbs to choose from, including classic basil, mint and coriander. This innovative, wine-related gift will literally keep on giving.
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Moleskine passion wine journal
For those who like to savour every aroma, a wine journal becomes an archive of every bottle that has stirred the senses. Think of it as a diary – somewhere to record the grape, year, place and what it was paired with. A wine journal is a great gift for those who like to jot down tasting notes, are building their own collection, or associate memories with the drink they had at the time.
Rock Angel by Whispering Angel
- Available from Waitrose (£26), Fine Wines Direct (£29.95)
Looking for a bottle for a rosé fan? A chilled glass from Whispering Angel brings the summer feeling all year round and we love the slightly more premium Rock Angel for a special gift. Made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle grapes, it still has the signature pale-pink colour but is packed with fruity, berry aromas and long finish.
Fine Wines Direct (£29.95)
Personalised grapevine gift set
- Available from Not on the High Street (£54)
For a wine lover who has everything, a pair of vines could be the perfect gift. British brand The Gluttonous Gardener selected two particular varieties, one white and one red, because of their ability to thrive in the UK’s fickle climate. They can even be grown in large pots. Just personalise the wooden crate with a name or personal message.
Not on the High Street (£54)
Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker
What’s the big deal about wine? When professional journalist and self-proclaimed amateur drinker Bianca Bosker discovers the world of elite sommeliers, she dives headfirst into the life where taste reigns supreme. Cork Dork is a witty retelling of her fervour-fuelled adventure that takes the reader from underground tastings to a Neuroscientists fMRI machine in her pursuit of the answer to that question.
Wine Unpacked taste finder kit
- Available from Wine Unpacked, £39
Is there a better gift for a wine lover than wine itself? This clever kit is perfect for someone who's looking to broaden their wine horizons and learn more about their favourite tipple. The taste finder kit contains 12 different wines in mini bottles. They're not labelled with specific details of the wine themselves, beyond being red or white and a few overall notes on the profile, but they do come with space to rate the wines yourself as you try them. Once you've finished, you can scan a QR code to upload your results and discover what your taste profile is, as well as subscribe to regular deliveries of full-sized bottles tailored to your results. We really enjoyed using our kit – it's a great kit to do with a friend so you can compare your findings.
Wine Unpacked, £39
Ullo wine purifier
The Ullo contains four filters that help purify wine by removing sulfites and residual sediment. The former is a preservative widely used in winemaking that can cause allergic reactions in those who are sensitive. This little gadget simply sits on top of a glass, and also has an optional ‘aerate’ function for enhancing the flavour of reds.
Nkuku Obra industrial wine rack
Rated the best freestanding option in our test of the best wine racks, the Obra, by sustainable brand Nkuku, is sturdy and durable enough to double as an extra surface in your kitchen, or side table in the living room. Smaller bottles and cans sit comfortably between wine bottles, so don’t consider its 12-bottle capacity its limit.
Octopus wine holder
- Available from Graham & Green (£35)
An eccentric wine bottle holder can become a table centrepiece in itself when cradling a bottle. This octopus is designed with a bottle in mind, and is sturdily built so that bottles can rest safely in its tentacles. The size means it’s an unobtrusive but eye-catching addition, even to small tables.
Graham and Green (£35)
Corkcicle AIR wine chiller and pourer
- Available from Revolve (£15)
When eating outdoors, it’s handy to not have to keep going backwards and forwards to the fridge to refill glasses. Resembling an icicle, this wine chiller is a slimline gadget filled with a non-toxic freezable gel that slots straight into an open bottle. The result is wine chilled from the inside out. Hollow in design, the wine will flow through the icicle once it’s inserted. Just make sure to give it a good clean between uses.
Ocean cocktail sticks
- Available from Nordic Nest (£10)
Cocktail sticks are a good way to serve nibbles like cheese and olives without getting dirty fingers. It helps that they’re smaller than traditional forks, too. This set of four is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.
Available from: Nordic Nest (£10)
Le Creuset wine cooler sleeve
Le Creuset claims that when stored in the freezer, its WA-126 cooler sleeve will chill a bottle from room temperature in 20 minutes. If the wine was chilled to start, this should keep it cold for hours. This could be a great addition to a backpack for picnic adventures, al fresco eating with friends, or simply on the side table in the living room. Available in black, burgundy, cerise, shell pink and volcanic orange.
Barcraft zinc-fired glass champagne bucket
The swirling burnished design on this champagne bucket’s glass exterior is achieved by hand, with a zinc-firing process. The resulting effect makes it a nice contemporary alternative to the classic brushed champagne bucket.
Personalized Wooden Wine Trough
For a cooler that’s a little more personalised, initials can be carved into the exterior of this rustic wooden drinks trough, perfect for holding three bottles of wine or a collection of beers and cans.
Conundrum 1-litre decanter
The swirling design of this glass decanter has two practical functions. The first is to oxygenate your bottle of red as it’s poured in and out, and the second is to give you purchase on the decanter as you pour its contents into glasses. The result is a glass of red that should have an enhanced bouquet.
Available from: Wayfair (£33.56)
Vintage wine poster print
- Available from Etsy (from £17.24)
This vintage French liquor poster has been retouched and reborn into the kind of print that would sit quite happily in a variety of interiors. Sizes vary, and there’s the option to purchase it framed and ready for hanging.
Valley wine cooler
- Available from Nordic Nest (£55)
This is a little bit of the outdoors, inside. Carved from natural stone, the textured exterior remains untouched while the inside has been carved and polished to hold a bottle. Filled with ice, the stone’s density maintains the cooled temperature for hours. Like oysters? This is a great way to present them.
Wine cork letters
- Available from Uncommon Goods (£31)
Wine corks make great keepsakes. Whether it’s from a favourite bottle, special occasion, or simply invokes a memory you don’t want to forget, saving them can feel important. So here’s a wine gift that’s also a way to display them. Letters are available in uppercase or lowercase.
Distinctly Living red wine carafe with oak stopper
- Available from Distinctly Living (£39.95)
The broad bowl base and narrow neck of this glass carafe is a classic decanter design for aerating reds at room temperature. What sets it apart is the polished wood sphere that sits as a stopper for protecting what’s left from dust. Not only does this arrive gift-wrapped, it’s also an elegant bit of kit to have on the shelf.
Marble wine bottle holder
- Available from Rinkit (£7)
Bottle holders needn't be a boring wine gift. There are actually multiple benefits to having one – tables are protected from drip marks and wine-bottle rings, the bottle remains in a spot that can be reached by everybody, and it’s protected in part from spilling. Frankly, they can also enhance your tableware collection. This smooth, black marble bottle holder would be a simple and stylish table addition. Plus, it would look great holding a chunky candle.
Personalised picnic table wine carrier
- Available from Uncommon Goods (£217)
Some things taste better when eaten al fresco with friends. For wine lovers who enjoy the great outdoors, this nifty wine gift transforms from a food caddy to a low picnic table, and can be engraved to make it more personal – great for days when you’re not straying too far from the car or kitchen.
Reclaimed wood bath caddy
These scaffolding planks have come a long way. With a stand for resting your book on, two notches for tealights and a slot for safely holding a long-stemmed wine glass, these bath caddies retain bags of character while fulfilling their new role. Choose from 70cm, 80cm and 90cm lengths and various features.
Duo wine cooler bag
- Available from Greenfield collection (£15.99)
Fitting up to two bottles of wine snugly, this tote bag is fully insulated to keep your wine cool and ready to drink. Plus, it's fitted with accessories including a chic wooden cork screw and there is a removable padded divider which keeps bottles from clinking together when moving around.
Greenfield collection (£15.99)
LSA International Mia recycled wine glasses
With a thin fluted finish, these wine glasses are made from recycled glass from disused bottles. They are all mouth-blown and have a blue tinge finish. There's even biodegradable organic inks on the box to ensure the circle of recycling can continue.
Rattan bottle and glass carrier
- Available from Oka (£175)
Wine glasses can be a tricky thing to transport for picnics and outdoor adventures because they don’t stack easily. A caddy like this could be the perfect solution to the problem. Up to 10 glasses or bottles slot into the woven sections, so even if there are dregs remaining, all will remain upright in transit.
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