Valentine’s Day Gifts with a Taste of Whiskey and Wine

Finding the perfect gift for your significant other isn't easy, but if they love all things barrel-aged, you can pour your heart out with these gifts.
Illustration and Photography by Ryan Mcamis

Finding the best gift for your better half isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, if your valentine has a taste for wine and spirits, there are plenty of clever options on tap. Here are five handpicked, beverage-inspired presents to commemorate your perfect pairing.

Complement his or her good taste with Barrel Sunglasses, $50, made from reclaimed wine-barrel wood. While the frames of these shades are uniform from pair to pair, lingering wine stains still smear their arms—ensuring a one-of-a-kind look for your one and only.

Make a great big statement with one small present when you give the Black Ceramic Ring with Whiskey Barrel Oak, $395. The ultimate in drink-lover’s accessories, this piece of jewelry is hand-wrought using a mix of scratch-resistant black ceramic and barrel wood that’s selected from the buyer’s choice of distilleries. The result is a ring of notable heft and durability—a fortified, straightforward way to tell someone how you feel this February.

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If the love of your life appreciates elegance, workmanship and a good dram, show them your adoration by giving a Monogrammed Reclaimed Bourbon Barrel Bracelet, $44.95. The simple design highlights a set of initials (or any three characters with meaning) engraved into wood sourced from Kentucky Bourbon barrels, accented by a dainty gold chain.

It’s always the right moment to say how much you care. But when the time comes to memorialize your favorite whiskey lover, check out The Barrel 47MM: Whiskey Barrel Black Watch, $249, crafted from reclaimed American-made barrels. Bold lines and dramatic matte-black steel offset the wood to create a truly built-to-last style.

Bow tie-worthy occasions are anything but basic, so shouldn’t the neckwear be just as distiguished? The Reclaimed Wine Barrel Wooden Bow Tie, $64.95, combines oak from repurposed wine barrels and high-quality silk fabric, making an ideal present for anyone who enjoys a glass of wine as much as they love looking dapper.

Published on February 5, 2018
Topics: Clever Options
About the Author
Sarah E. Daniels
Associate Editor

Daniels is the former Dining Editor at Hudson Valley magazine who has also written and edited for web-based publications such as Food52 and The Kitchn, and has assisted in food styling and recipe testing for an assortment of cookbooks. Prior to her career in culinary-related media, Daniels spent years as a pastry chef at venues throughout upstate New York and completed the Longhouse Food Scholars program. She has a soft spot for quiche and hiking trails with footbridges, and would be hard-pressed to turn down a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
Email: sdaniels@wineenthusiast.net
Instagram: @little_honey_dee




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