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16 Christmas Gifts for Wine and Beer Drinkers

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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.

16 Christmas Gifts for Wine and Beer Drinkers

16 Christmas Gifts for Wine and Beer Drinkers

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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.
 

Price: $79.99 for a set of six via Amazon

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. 


Price: $99.99 via Gracious Home


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!


Price: $89 via Pottery Barn

 

Recommended by Christina Friedrichsen, Intimate Weddings

Whisky Stones CRAFT – Set of 6

For those who dislike watered-down drinks (i.e. everyone), these Whisky Stones are a particularly handy gift. Freeze them and toss them into your glass for a delicious, ice-cold spirit.
 

Price: $16 via Whisky Stones

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!
 

Price: $3.16 per glass via Crate & Barrel

 

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.


Price: $34 via UnCommon Goods
 

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.


Price: $119 via Stact
 

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.

Price: $12.95 via Kaufmann Merchantile

 

Riedel Stemless Wine Tumbler

These beautiful, sleek glasses are perfect for wine drinkers who like to socialize. After all, who wants the hassle of worrying about a glass tipping while reaching for a second helping of dip?

 

Price: Varies via Riedel Usa

 

Recommend by Jan Scott, food editor, Savvy Mom Media

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.

Price $64.86 via Amazon

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.
 

Price: $24.95 via Amazon

 

Recommended by Bessie Nestoras Knoblauch, senior editor, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Glacier Ball

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.


Price: $29.99 via Glacier Ball

 

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!

Price $29 via W&P Design

Recommended by Abigail Abesamis, Associate Editor, The Daily Meal

 

Personalized Beer Mug

You can’t go wrong by adding a personal touch to a present. You could purchase one fancy engraveable mug or a set of six to 12 to add to the beer drinker in your life's home bar.

 

Price: $25 via Things Remembered

 

Recommended by Larry Scott, Lawrence Scott Events

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!


Price: $129 via Juliska

 

Recommended by Candice Coppola, owner and creator, Jubilee Events 

Reproduction Antique French Bottle Drying Rack

Modeled after a vintage French bottle rack, this gorgeous piece is perfect for the home and for artfully drying and displaying a wine collector’s glassware.

 

Price: $249 via Greige

 

Recommended by Kimberley Petyt, The Paris Wedding and Parisian Events

Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew

Opening a bottle of wine with ease is the best gift you can give someone who is always fighting with a corkscrew!

Price $29.95 via Wine Enthusiast

Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Canister

There’s something about sipping on a cup of steamy, thick hot chocolate that feels like the holidays. This hot chocolate mix is the perfect, elegant gift for a hot chocolate-lover of any age.  

 Price: $15 via Godiva

3-Month Harry & David™ Wine and Cheese Club (Begins in December)

3-Month Harry & David™ Wine and Cheese Club (Begins in December)

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Send your wine-and-cheese-lover a gift for the next three months for under $100! These carefully selected combinations will impress any sophisticated family member.

Price $94.99 via Harry & David