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Wine hamper with bottles and glasses laid out

Best wine gifts

Published: May 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm

Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life? From hampers to top bottles, books and more, we've got all the ideas you need

If you’re looking for a wine gift for somebody who appreciates the full rainbow of red, white and rosé, we've got you covered. Sure, you could give them a great bottle. But our wine gift guide has so much more, from elegant glasses and decanters, to impressive hampers, insulated bottles for picnic wine and even a wine-themed board game.


We have plenty of other gift guides to keep you inspired: check out our best beer gifts, gifts for whisky lovers, tea gifts and coffee gifts. We also have our best sweet wines to buy for Christmas, best port, best chardonnay and the best champagne.

Best wine gifts

Hexagon gold wall wine rack, £37.50, Oliver Bonas

Perfect for displaying bottles, or for creating a feature out of wine when space is in short supply, this wine rack makes a striking gift for new homeowners. With space for five bottles, this affords the chance for a wine lover to show off.

Oliver Bonas wine rack

Cheese and wine hamper, £56.50, The Courtyard Dairy

Cheese and wine is a timeless pairing and this luxurious hamper contains three top-quality cheeses, quince paste, crackers and a bottle of Italian red – everything you need for a cosy cheese and wine night in.

Courtyard Dairy cheese and wine hamper

Dartington crystal, six wine glasses, £45, John Lewis

This set of six white wine glasses makes a great wedding or housewarming gift that’s sure to get regular use. More of a Pinot Noir or Cab Sav fan? Go for the slightly larger red wine glasses.

Dartington Crystal Simplicity White Wine Glasses, 250ml, Set of 6, Clear, £45

Wine carafe

Let a good bottle of wine breathe and make it a feature of the table with a wine decanter. Our guide to the best decanters to buy has options for a thoughtful gift on any budget, from an elaborate crystal Riedel design to a gold-carat-trimmed waterfall carafe.

Cork Stopper Clear Glass LSA International

Personalised map wine and gift box, £45, Not on the High Street

For a sweet personalised gift, pick this co-ordinated set with a personalised bottle of wine delivered in a wooden box engraved with a map of your choice and a special message. Pick their hometown, favourite holiday destination, or just somewhere you’ve enjoyed a great bottle together.

Personalised Coordinates And Map Wine In Wooden Box £45 notonthehighstreet (2)

English wine

If you want to give a great bottle of wine, why not start close to home? The English wine scene is continuing to grow and produce highly rated vintages – our English wine guide rounds up some of our favourites, including a Cotswold fizz and pretty Somerset rosé.

Woodchester Valley Cotswold Classic 2015

The Wine Explorer Hamper, £125, Fortnum & Mason

Know someone who likes wine, but not sure what their favourite is? Gift a little bit of everything with this Wine Explorer’s hamper – containing eight bottles from around the world, including New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina and a mixture of red and whites to cover all bases.

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Fortnum & Mason wine explorer hamper

Partner in Wine reusable wine bottle and tumbler, £35 and £20, Selfridges

No more lukewarm rosé this summer. Partner in Wine, founded in 2020 when all socialising became outdoors, was established to solve the problem of bringing a lukewarm bottle of wine to a picnic. The reusable stainless-steel bottle holds a whole 750ml bottle of wine and keeps it cold for up to 24 hours, for chilled summer outdoor entertaining. It also keeps drinks hot for an impressive 12 hours in mulled wine season. Choose the insulated double-walled 340ml tumbler – we loved the clever leak-proof lid, with a sliding opening to drink from, which felt secure when closed. It comes in three colours – Instagram-ready pink, simple white or silver.

Partner in Wine bottle and tumbler

The Wine Game, £22, Amazon

Test the wine knowledge of your friends and family with this quirky wine-themed board game. Each player is represented by a different wine, answering wine-related questions to navigate the board and collect bottles from around the world. Move over Monopoly!

Amazon wine game

Compact corkscrew, £49, JosephJoseph

It starts with the essentials: quality wine needs a quality corkscrew. This compact corkscrew has a simple lever design, non-stick corkscrew for all cork types and folds up neatly in a drawer for easy storage – a classic gift you know will get used.

JosephJoseph corkscrew

Rose bottle stopper, £12.95, Nkuku

Don’t let an open bottle of wine absorb the flavours from the rest of the fridge. These pretty yet practical rose bottle stoppers make a sweet gift – or take your pick from other elegant designs including a hare, poplar leaf or oak leaf.

Nkuku rose wine stoppers

Wine subscription

Never let a wine lover’s home run dry – give the gift that keeps on giving with a wine subscription. We have reviewed the best wine subscriptions so you can choose the one that best suits. Choose from natural wine specialists, English wines or even a Port Club.

Six wine bottles Laithwaites

The World Atlas of Wine, £50, Fortnum & Mason

A weighty coffee-table tome, the World Atlas of Wine is a whopping 416 pages and packed with maps of essential wine regions across the world. First published in 1971 and regularly updated, this is a true encyclopaedia of wine.

World Atlas of Wine 8th edition

Red wine salt, £12.95, Trouva

This unique red wine-infused salt makes a quirky kitchen gift. The pretty pink salt comes in a handy grinder and is flavoured with bay leaves alongside red wine to pack a punch – grind over butter to experience the full taste, or try over steak or a roast chicken.

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