Updated: Mar 14, 2021
Wine is always an excellent gift to give to a wine drinker. But sometimes it’s good to branch out and give a gift that goes with wine. You may even want to indulge yourself. Here are some of the great gifts to go with wine for the wine drinker in your life. All of these are available online and under $30.
Gifts Under $10
Lemonette Gourmet Lemon Dressing. If you like the flavor of lemon, you’ll want to try Lemonette, a new line of tasty lemon-based salad dressings and marinades, inspired by classic Mediterranean recipes. They come in four flavors: lemon garlic, Italian herb, zesty cumin, and Mediterranean herb.
They have no sugar or sweeteners, no artificial colors or preservatives, and are vinegar, gluten, dairy, and soy free. They’re crafted in small batches in California and are a nice alternative to vinegar, cream, or soy-based dressing. The website includes suggested recipes; a portion of all proceeds are donated by this two-family business to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
Jams from BerryWood Crafters. We stumbled onto BerryWood Crafters in tiny Gordonsville, Virginia, when we stopped into the affiliated picturesque Honah Lee Vineyard for a wine tasting. BerryWood sells jellies, jams, and apple butter; it also offers classes on how to make jam. I particularly like the ghost pepper jellies. We bought several jars for ourselves as well as for gifts to go with wine. The jam is perfect with cheese at happy hour.
Gifts Under $20
Vintorio Wine Aerator and Pourer. Sure, there are fancier, more expensive wine aerators – but we’ve found that the simple ones work just fine as gifts to go with wine. We use the aerator pictured above every time we drink red wine; doing so really enhances the flavor. We bought it in a winery in Canada years ago; we now use this similar one from Vintorio as a gift to go with wine because it’s easy to use and clean. As with other aerators, it provides one to two hours’ worth of oxygenation in seconds. Vintorio sells direct but its products can be found elsewhere, such as on Amazon.
Reypenaer Cheese. Reypenaer is a family-owned Dutch producer of wonderful craft delicacy hard cheeses. The cheeses are aged from four months to three years in a cheese ripening warehouse built in 1906. We were introduced to Reypenaer during a trip to Amsterdam, where we enjoyed a tasting of various cheeses paired with wine. The company also offers accessories and online tastings. The cheese selection starts at under $20. Items can be delivered to the United States in just five days. Both cheese and cheese accessories make great gifts to go with wine.
Gifts Under $30
Scented Wine Candles from Uncommon Goods. This is a gift I plan to give myself this year. These wine-scented candles are made from recycled wine bottles and come in six scents: Chardonnay, Champagne, Cabernet, Rosé, Pinot Grigio, and Zinfandel. Uncommon Goods specializes in unique items created by independent designers and artists. With every purchase, the company donates $1 to a nonprofit of the buyer’s choice. The candles are $24 each.
Corkcicle Stemless Wine Cup. This gift I received this year is my new go-to item for tailgates, sipping on the deck, and walking around the neighborhood. It keeps the wine at the perfect chilled temperature – no need for an ice bucket. It's also easy to hold and won’t tip over like stemware will. You can find these wine cups at Corkcicle’s official website, where most of the models were under $30. You may be able to snag one on sale for even less. The cups are also sold by other companies. Corkcicle uses some of the proceeds to bring clean water to those in need around the world.
I hope that these great under $30 gifts to go with wine make your gift-giving a little easier. Have any recommendations about gifts to give – or that are on your wish list? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Always feel free to reach out to us with any questions or feedback.
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