If your friend is the one who says "wine time" at 6 p.m. daily, who never hesitates to bring a special bottle to a shindig, who shows you her new apartment, with particular focus on her rad wine rack—then yeah, she'll love these gifts.
Champs for the champ, in candle form.
Chandon Brut and Brut Rosé, $28
These limited edition, Rebecca-Minkoff-designed bottles are chic and perfect for party time. (Plus, they’re delicious.)
2009 Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal, $249
"Cristal forever/ Play the crib when it's mink weather," and you can't argue with Biggie. This is one that's worth the $$$ (especially if your gift-receiver is apt to share).
Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties & Styles, $28
This new, definitive resource for all things red wine covers 50 essential varieties and styles from around the world, plus facts about wine that everyone deserves to know—including food pairings, tasting notes, and history, perfect for wine newbs and
snobs experts alike.
Gosset Grande Rosé Brut, $80
With a red fruit finish–mostly of strawberry—this lively rosé is not overly sweet but bright and fruity. Basically, they’ll gulp it down.
2016 Finke’s Widow Sparkling White Blend, $19
This sparkling wine is incredibly bright and fresh, with notes of pineapple and peach, and comes in chic packaging perfect for a hostess gift. And at $14, you can give a bottle to all your favorites.
Airbnb Experiences, Price Varies
Give them something they’ll remember with a tasting experience at a local restaurant or winery, or head to Airbnb to find wine experiences in their area.
Moët Impérial Golden Sparkle Bottle, $40
In a chic, gold suit, Moët’s iconic imperial Brut champagne gets a festive upgrade—perfect for holiday gatherings.
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, $45
With hints of raspberry, red currant, nutmeg, and vanilla oak, this one is great to drink RIGHT NOW—or you know, wait, as it'll age really well. (Hello, actually using that wine rack.)
STANDARD Wines, $8/glass
Created by the founders of Vinebox, STANDARD Wines give a chic update to your bar cart with cool, beaker-inspired bottles that hold one (healthy) pour at 6.3 oz. Sold in packs of 6, 12, or 24, the wines are available to order online or pick ‘em up at Whole Foods.
Tom of Finland Wines OUTstanding Red 2015, $24
This rich and smooth red features Tom of Finland's artwork, and a portion of the proceeds support the Tom of Finland Foundation, whose work promotes the equality and the preservation of erotic art.
Tank Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, $65
This Cabernet Sauvignon not only looks really cool, but also packs a punch with bold flavors of black raspberry, vanilla, and spice.
Tappan x Winc Vol. 2 Curated Box, $100
2016 Selected Works Pinot Noir from Winc x Tappan featuring Tappan artist Luke Chiswell and with notes of cherry and coffee, perfect for the cooler months, is paired with Compartes chocolate and an ash candle from Baxter of California. Basically, the perfect gift.
Nicolas Feuillatte Sun Shower Tin and Champagne, $26
Give them a gift they can ring in the new year with, and in a pretty reusable tin to boot.