No Whining About Wine Gifts

Staff Writer
No Whining About Wine Gifts

Christmas giftsFinding the right wine gift can be a challenge regardless of who's actually been naughty or nice. There are different price ranges for everyone you need to buy gifts for, never mind that everyone on your list might have a different level of wine knowledge or appreciation.

With that, The Daily Sip brings you holiday gift suggestions for all the important wine drinkers on your shopping list:

The Wine Newbie: Wine for Dummies
target=0book coverUpdated in 2009 yet intelligently written on its first run, this book is as good as it gets for anyone with no--or even a decent amount of--wine knowledge. It's perhaps the only book in the entire Dummies series that's worth admitting you bought--and keeping on hand. Buy it here.

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Parents: A pretty decanter
decanterNo gift shows respect for your elders like an object that's shiny and fragile. Add practicality to the mix, and you get some serious brownie points. A beautiful decanter is the perfect purchase for any wine-loving parent. Find one here.

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B Wise Vineyards: Artisan wines, direct from the source
logoOur philosophy: Drink and share great wine. Wine is always better when shared. Even better is when you pair good food and good times with our distinctive, bold-flavored, limited-production reds from our top vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. That's the first step toward wine wisdom. Learn more at Exclusive special for Bottlenotes members: 20% off our signature Red Blend. Use Code: BottleNotes2010.


The iBanker Who Has Everything: A limited-edition Champagne
champagne boxesIf money's no object when you're buying for someone who makes it in his or her sleep, go with a limited-edition Champagne. All the big-name, recognizable producers make special labels that, when gifted, show you put some extra effort into the purchase. Our pick: The Andy Warhol edition of Dom Perignon 2002. Find it here.

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Personalized Wood Wine Boxes: Great Gift Pairing
wineboxLooking for a thoughtful and creative holiday gift? LaserCraft Gifts offers personalized Baltic Birch wooden wine boxes that will dazzle everyone. Your content may include names, logos, quotes/sayings, dates and photos. Plan ahead for this classic gift; one that will display your thoughtfulness. Available in single-, 2-, 3- and 6-bottle designs. Think outside the bottle for your next wine gift. Click here to view some examples.

Mother-In-Law: Something that'll keep her busy
book coverThe best thing you can get to keep someone off your back is a big, fat, captivating book. No wine book is more thorough than Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine. Sure, it's mostly for reference, but it's written in an approachable manner that makes you want to jump around its 800 pages, constantly absorbing wine knowledge. Any wine-loving mother-in-law would be lost in this book for weeks. Find it here.