Who doesn’t love wine, right? And if all else fails for a last minute gift, we all give a bottle of wine, right? But sometimes a plain bottle of wine as a gift for someone special’s birthday just doesn’t cut it anymore. So if your loved one loves wine, look no further, since we have decided to put together a list of 7 gift ideas that would be perfect for all Wine Lovers!

1.Personalized Wine Glasses

Whats better than a wine glass, than a wine glass with your name on it? Check out Wine Gifts and get a wine glass, with an engraving of your choice for only R290.

personalized wine glasses

2. A Wine-Scented Candle

Yes, these do exist! We unfortunately couldn’t find any that were sold in South Africa, but alas, that’s what the internet is for! An online store called Etsy is selling Chardonnay scented candles for USD 8.99. Grab one now.

wine scented candle

3. A Wine Cooler

Make sure the wine is always crisp and cold with this beautiful, rose gold wine cooler from YuppieChef for R729. Or you could opt for a cheaper version from Takealot for R155. We also found an innovative freeze gel wine cooler from Wine Gifts for R53-R69.

Fancy something a little more expensive and extravagant? Get this nifty 12-bottle wine fridge for a wedding gift from YuppieChef for R 2 999, to ensure that your loved ones more prized wines are always kept at the perfect temperature for consumption (because you never know when you might need a bottle).

wine cooler

From left to right: YuppieChef wine cooler, Takealot wine cooler, Freeze Gel wine cooler, YuppieChef wine fridge

4. A Vinebox Subscription

For those of you that don’t know, this wonderful invention is a monthly service that delivers personalized wine tastings straight to your door. Picture your favorite Cosmopolitan magazine getting delivered once a month, except this time, it’s wine! The tastings come with pairing suggestions for the up-and-coming enthusiast and technical information for the budding connoisseur.

vine box suscription

5. A Fancy Bottle Stopper

R229 from YuppieChef for a pack of four, or take it up a notch with an electric bottle opener from Takealot for R450.

bottle stopper

YuppieChef bottle stoppers on the left and electric bottle opener on the right

6. A Merlot-infused coffee blend

For the finale of a great meal, you may be torn between the accompaniment of another glass of wine, or a comforting cup of coffee. But why not have both? The 100% Arabica beans are aged in oak wine barrels for a unique profile of fresh, red berry flavors and subtle hints of currants and blackberries. Caffeinated, but contains no alcohol. Get it here from Uncommon Goods for R261.

merlot-infused coffee

7.The Constantia Wine Tour

We obviously couldn’t leave ourselves off the list. What better a present than an indulgent full day of wine tasting and wine farm touring with The Constantia Wine Tour? Customize your day according to what you want, or you could request to add a touch of sparkle to your day, to make it just that extra special for your friend’s special day. Its quick and easy, book here!

the constantia wine tour

We hope that these wine-inspired gifts sparked some excitement for the up-coming gifting season (Christmas, duh) or even for your loved one’s upcoming birthday (or lets be real, it could even be a present to yourself).