Best Wine (and Spirit) Gifts Under $25, $50 or $125
Birthday? Anniversary? Christmas? House-warming? Gifting, no matter the occasion, is one part art, one part science, and one part love. And for us, one part wine!
We love giving wine (sake and cocktails) as a gift because it’s practical, tastes great, and there are so many different choices.
Of course, there is red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine, but there is so much more out there.
From wine advent calendars to individual servings of wine (hello wine in a can!), fancy wine to table wine, wine from California to wine from Spain…oh my! Your options are endless and we are here to help you find the perfect wine gift for everyone on your list.
These wine gifts are perfect to bring to parties as a hostess gift, to share with friends over a casual dinner and would make a great White Elephant/Secret Santa gift. Best of all they are all highly rated and won’t break the bank.
1. Shaker & Spoon: Pommes Bande Cocktail Kit
Shaker & Spoon brings the world of hand-crafted cocktails directly to your door. With recipes created by top bartenders and unique and hard-to-find ingredients, these cocktail kits will sure to be a hit with friends and family.
The Pommes Bande Kit includes pineapple juice, allspice-cider syrup, Angostura bitters, candied ginger, and a recipe card.
Just add the spiced rum to recreate the winning cocktail at the 2020 Parched Madness tournament.
2. Wine On Sale: Diving Into Hampton Water Rosé Wine 2021
From France, a creation by Bon Jovi and his son Jesse. This rosé is described as clean and fresh just like a beautiful summer day at the beach.
Enjoy bursts of bright red fruit flavors (cherries, strawberries, and watermelon) with every sip.
Buy 1, 2, or 3 bottles.
Starting at just $19.95 each.
3. Wine Insiders: Hacienda Las Palmas Margaritas
$12.50 / bottle
This trio of ready-to-drink Agave cocktails from Mexico will surprise and delight! Hacienda Las Palmas cocktails are crafted in Mexico with 100% Mexican Agave wine and all-natural ingredients.
Flavors include Classic Lime Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, and Grapefruit Paloma.
Just gift, sip, and enjoy!
Top Wine Gifts: Under $50
With wine gifts, we say “the more the merrier”! All of the wine gifts under $50 include multiple bottles of wine so that you can stock up, give a trio to a special friend or family member, keep one for yourself, or spread the wine love.
4. ReserveBar: Ginologist Snow Globe Gin
The Ginologist Christmas Snow Globe Gin is a truly unique gifting experience!
This festive gin is Christmas flavored with notes of warm cinnamon, glazed berries & Christmas spices for a festive Christmas cake aroma.
And almost as wonderful as the gin is the bottle! When shaken silver leaf comes to life to imitate snow and the light switch underneath the bottle creates an extra special holiday atmosphere for all to enjoy.
5. Wine Awesomeness: Italy La Dolce Vita 3-Pack
Give the gift of Italy through this pack of 3 Italian wines from Wine Awesomeness.
The La Dolce Vita collection features a 2019 Abbazia Di Novacella Müller Thurgau, Menestrello Prosecco Brut DOC, and a 2017 Tedeschi Capitel Nicalò Valpolicella. Salut!
6. Just Enough.: Curated Set
With this mixed pack of premium, great-tasting wines, you’ll get 2 cans of chardonnay, 2 cans of rosé, and 2 cans of pinot noir.
It’s everything you want from great wine in a convenient can.
Top Wine Gifts: Under $125
The wine gifts featured in the $100 and under category include 2-4 bottles of wine or aperitifs, and there is a cocktail box for those who like to live on the wild side. All are unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
7. Sip & Savor: Wine Advent Calendar
$69 – $109
Help adult friends and family countdown to Christmas with a 12- or 24-bottle Wine Advent Calendar filled with red, white, and rosé wine from California.
After all, Christmas isn’t just for kids!
8. Firstleaf: Premium Pinot Noirs
In this premium fine wine bundle, gift recipients will receive 3 bottles of award-winning pinot noir red wine.
This includes a taste of California with the Longitude 120 West Pinot Noir, the 2020 Le Temps des Récoltes from France, and the Chilean Bodegas Viceroyalty Pinot Noir.
This bundle makes it easy to give the gift of wine exploration.
9. Tippsy: Sake Starter Set
This sake gift box features 6 x 10 oz mini bottles of sake from all over Japan along with information cards for each bottle and a Sake Guide for beginners.
Each with a unique taste and story due to weather, geography, culture, and traditions.
10. Wine Insiders: World of Rose Trio
“Rosé all day” is my motto! Rosé is not just for enjoying by the pool in summer, but all year long. With this special collection, you can give the gift of three excellent rosé wines from around the world.
The journey begins with the Path Rosé, a well-rounded rose from the San Joaquin Valley in California. Next, go to France with the Les Glaneuses and experience notes of strawberries, and raspberries with a hint of vanilla. End your rose tour in Italy with a bottle of the Brotello Vino Rosato and flavors of tangerine and watermelon.
11. SaloonBox: Whiskey Exploration Cocktail Kit
While this is not technically a wine gift, it will surely bring a smile to the whiskey lover in your life!
This Whiskey Exploration Cocktail Kit includes everything you need to make three delicious recipes.
Whiskey recipes include the Maple Old Fashioned, the By Land and Sea, and The Rye Passion.
Includes spirits, cocktail ingredients, and a Peak ice tray to make extra large icecubes.
13. Firstleaf: $100 Wine Gift Card
With this Firstleaf gift card, $100 covers one 6-bottle order of award-winning wine personalized to their tastes.
Give them the gift of amazing wine this year that they will be sure to love.
Top Wine Gifts: Extra Special
Looking for a showstopper? Look no further than the wine gifts below. Most rated 96 points or more these exquisite bottles will not only be savored for the evening but remembered for years to come.
The 2019 Stags’ Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the most expressive barrels from select vineyards on the Stags Lead century-old estate. Each bottle exemplifies both the richness and elegance of the land.
This 96 point wine will not disappoint.
16. Beaulieu Vineyard (BV): 2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon
The BV Vineyard 2018 Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon, rated 98 points, has been widely recognized as the benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon since its very first vintage in 1936.
This full-bodied wine would make the perfect birthday or anniversary gift for that special someone.
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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