Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Wine and Drink Lovers

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Wine and Drink Lovers
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’Twas a week before Christmas and all through the house, last-minute shoppers were scrambling to browse… Amazon, obviously. If that modern retelling of the holiday classic sounds too real, fret not. Our savvy editors picked out the perfect stocking stuffers for the beverage gourmands in your life.


Gift Guide
From left: Skull Barspoon, Wine Awesomeness gift box / photo courtesy Wine Awesomeness, Champagne stopper / photo courtesy Crate & Barrel, Club W gift box / photo courtesy Club W, Neuhaus chocolates / photo courtesy Neuhaus, Owen and Fred bottle opener / photo courtesy Owen and Fred

Chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates

“Chocolate is one of my favorite gifts to give (and receive), and there are few as tasty as Neuhaus’s Liquor Collection. The only thing better than dark chocolate is dark chocolate filled with spirits like RĂ©my Martin, Cointreau, Absolut and Glenfiddich. Delicious! Plus, the 20-piece set comes in an elegant leather box, making it more than merely a stocking stuffer.”

($36, available at Neuhaus locations or online)

—Marina Vataj, Digital Editorial Manager

Save the Bubbles, Save the Party

“No matter how much you love bubbles, sometimes you just can’t finish a full bottle in one go (womp, womp). This fizz-keeper is inexpensive and handy—perfect for a last-minute gift.” ($6; Crate & Barrel)

—Anna Archibald, Associate Editor

The Perfect Glass

“When it comes to wine glasses, few are as versatile and tough-yet-delicate as Wine Enthusiast’s own Fusion Airs. Even so, I don’t recommend you stuff stockings with these guys…” ($80 for set of four, Wine Enthusiast)

—Joseph Hernandez, Senior Associate Digital Editor

Words of Encouragement

“Need a reminder regarding the value of your labor and its rewards? Feel awesome with every bottle of beer (or pét-nat) your crack with this solid brass “YOU EARNED IT” bottle opener.”

($30, Owen and Fred)

—Jameson Fink, Senior Editor

Thank Your Bartender

“Designed by modern tiki drink legend Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, make this gold-plated bar spoon a last-minute holiday tip for your local bartender and you’ll be guaranteed to reap good spirits and generous buybacks throughout 2016. Also available in copper and stainless steel editions.”

($30, Cocktail Kingdom)

—Dylan Garret, Assistant Digital Editor

 Your Palate, Delivered

I’m a big fan of helping others discover wine, but don’t always have time to recommend bottles to everyone who asks. That’s where services like Club W and Wine Awesomeness come in. They curate fun monthly selections that help appeal to your palate, in the case of the former, or your curiosity, in the case of the latter. Get the adventurous wine drinker in your life as many months as you want and you come out looking golden.

(From $45, Club W or Wine Awesomeness)


Published on December 18, 2015
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