Does your BFF tip their boxed wine to get every last drop? Or do they enjoy the finer things like a $20,000 bottle of Bordeaux?
No matter what type of wino you have in your life, you can always find the perfect gift to match.
Discover five creative gifts for wine lovers who love to splurge and save a buck.
1. Two Buck Chuck Gift Basket
Charles Shaw Wine is the definitive go-to bottle for winos on a budget.
More popularly known as Two Buck Chuck, this surprisingly tasty $2 wine is sold exclusively at Trader Joes.
It’s perfect for a wine lovers gift basket. Don’t hold back. Throw in three, four, or even five bottles if you have to.
Don’t forget your friend’s favorite cheeses, chocolates, and specialty foods to complement their Two Buck Chuck.
2. Wine Lovers Movie Night
There’s nothing like tossing back an entire box of wine during a movie.
Make it a true wine lovers movie night with these popular movies about wine:
- Bottle Shock
- A Walk in the Clouds
- Sour Grapes
Cheese and chocolate are classic go-to hors d’ouevres for a wino movie night. Jazz up your food spread with glazed pistachios, fig and prosciutto pizza bites, and spicy shrimp cocktail.
This is a fantastic gift idea for people who love to kick back and chill with their friends.
3. Just Like Johnny
Johnny Depp once scoffed at a report claiming he bought $30,000 worth of wine a month, saying he was insulted because the price was far more.
One can only imagine the wine Johnny Depp was spending his fortune on. Perhaps, he was enjoying the fine wines of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which can cost upwards of $7,000 and more?
Vintage Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines have even fetched over $550,000 at auction. And that was for ONE bottle!
One of these wines would make any wino faint with disbelief.
If you want to class it up without the Johnny Depp price, consider a weekend wine tour at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard in New York, Oregon’s Big Table Farm, or Coquelicot Estate Wines & Tasting Room in California.
4. Dessert Gifts for Wine Lovers
There isn’t just one way to enjoy wine. You can sip it, chug it, pound it, tip it back, and even eat it.
There are so many yummy recipes for wine-infused desserts. They’re also perfect for your leftover wine.
Here are a few popular favorites from Vine Pair:
- Pears poached in wine
- Chocolate cake with red wine glaze
- Rose wine infused cupcakes
- Champagne cupcakes
- Berry Cabernet popsicles
- Simple white wine cake
These treats are a great idea for your Two Buck Chuck gift basket or wino movie night!
5. Boxed Wine Fort
Now for (arguably) the best wino gift of all—the boxed wine fort.
This is for the friend who prefers their liquid confidence in a box. They vocally lament its underrated status in the wine world. Franzia is their favorite.
There are several ways to build a Franzia fort. Use your imagination! What’s most important is that it stands up.
You could do a stacked tower with all your friend’s favorite boxed blends. Or, construct a race track out of your boxes and bring a remote control car.
This is an excellent idea for a wino birthday party at home.
Next, pour a glass of your favorite blend and pick a gift your friend will love.
You don’t have to pick just one. Try a combination of gifts for wine lovers to create the ultimate wino surprise.
Don’t forget to choose a greeting between all those sips. Check out the latest quotes, greetings, and wishes to find the perfect words to say on wino day!