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December 15, 2015
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16 Christmas Gifts for Wine and Beer Drinkers
You made your list, and you checked it twice. But no matter how much you rack your brain, sometimes finding the perfect gift just doesn’t come as naturally as you’d like it to. You want to grab not only something that they want, but something that they need — something that they can use to start the new year off on the right foot. In order to find that perfect gift you don’t need a Christmas miracle, you just need The Daily Meal and our panel of experts.
Schott Zweisel Tritan Wine Glasses
Built to last, these break-, scratch-, and chip-resistant glasses are perfect for the wine enthusiast in your life. Not only are they functional, shaped to hold full-bodied whites and young, full red wines, but they are a gorgeous addition to an enthusiast's collection, too.
Recommended by Cathleya Schroeckenstein, editor-in-chief, WeddingBee
Le Creuset Acvit-Ball Corkscrew Gift Set
To make your favorite wine lover’s life easier, consider getting them this extremely handy gift set. Not only does it help them open their favorite bottle with ease, but it also allows them to preserve it, no matter what the bottle size.
Recommended by Robin Zachary, contributing home editor, Bridal Guide Magazine
Wood Wine Trough
Satisfying both a spirit lover and an entertainer, this gorgeous wine trough will fit into any décor scheme. Of course, gifting this pretty piece will only encourage your recipient to show it (and their fabulous wine collection) off, which, admittedly, works out nicely for you!
Recommended by Christina Friedrichsen, Intimate Weddings
Portland 22-Ounce Beer Glass
This artfully shaped beer glass is designed to capture the best traits of a variety of beers. Plus, we are sure the beer drinker in your life would like a glass they didn’t steal from the bar!
Recommended by Jessica Bishop, founder/editor, The Budget Savvy Bride
14th-Century-Style Beer Steins
Upgrade their happy hour with these gorgeous handmade pottery beer steins. Especially good for the Renaissance fan, these steins have an Old World feel to them that will make a great addition to any beer enthusiast’s collection.
Recommended by Marisa LaScala, articles editor, Westchester Magazine
Stact Wine Wall
Don’t think of this as a wine rack — think of this as the first investment into an art installation. These sleek and simple racks can make for a functional focal point and they can be built upon to fit the needs of any wine collector.
Recommended by Patricia Handschiegel, founder and CEO, Condiment Media Company
Morris Kitchen Ginger Spice Cocktail Mixer
Taking the complex flavors behind ginger spice to make the perfect cocktail syrup, the Morris siblings have created the ultimate gift for a spirit-lover. Not only does their syrup keep for two years on the shelf, but it can also be used in a variety of cocktails, toddies, and sparkling sodas.
Riedel Stemless Wine Tumbler
Riedel Veritas Champagne Glass
This is the first ever Champagne-specific shape from any glassware brand, making it essential for all of your holiday toasts. Available at Riedel.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retailers, drinking Champagne out of this glass will provide the perfect finale to the holiday season.
Recommend by Lindsey Gaterman, Drink Editor, The Daily Meal
Wine Pearls From Sparq
Is the wine person on your list a last-minute type of person? If they never find time to chill their whites before company, these steel wine pearls will help keep their glasses cold and elegant.
Recommended by Bessie Nestoras Knoblauch, senior editor, Gifts and Decorative Accessories
Fill, freeze, and serve! This mold is perfect for the artful drinker who wants to enjoy a cold, not-watered-down drink in style. Simply slip pieces of fruit or gorgeous herbs into the mold and — violà! — you have gorgeous presentation and functionality.
Recommended by Natalie Clause, designer and party stylist, Southern Belle's Charm
W&P Design The Barware Set
For the budding at-home bartender, or the mason jar-obsessed friend, W&P Design’s The Barware Set is a unique yet practical gift. The set includes the Mason Shaker, a muddler, and a jigger, ‘everything necessary to start crafting delicious cocktails,’ according to the website. Best of all, the set is packaged in a giftable cardboard box, which you can opt to wrap or, in a pinch, throw a bow on, and voilà!
Recommended by Abigail Abesamis, Associate Editor, The Daily Meal
Juliska Mouth-Blown Glass Wine Decanter
When you give a gift like this decanter, you aren’t just giving a bar accessory — you’re giving them a gorgeous collector’s item. If you really wanted to go the extra mile, they even have beautiful matching glassware!
Recommended by Candice Coppola, owner and creator, Jubilee Events