I can't quite pin point when exactly it happened, but sometime a few years ago I went from ordering vodka + soda to ordering sauvignon blanc (and pinot grigio and pinot noir and rosé). Wine is now my go-to drink for celebration, as it is for many friends and family members. Today's gift guide is dedicated to those people - the wine lovers.
Let's begin with a place for them to store their favorite bottles. I think this wine rack from Crate & Barrel is simple, yet elegant.
I love the gold, but it also comes in copper, silver and graphite.
Also from Crate & Barrel, this gold-rimmed glassware sets a festive tone.
This set of wine glasses from Grandin Road adds to the Christmas spirit. Each glass has a name of one of Santa's reindeers.
In addition to being adorable, these glasses also serve as wine charms - just remember your reindeer's name and you'll be able to follow your glass from room to room all night.
I was also charmed by this wine set - a carafe and four glasses - each decorated with a peacock feather.
If the person you're shopping for loves wine and also loves to entertain, these trays from Grandin Road are perfect for circulating with wine glasses for guests.
I particularly love this pink one that says "Cheers!" and this white version that says "These are a few of my favorite things." Cue the Julie Andrews music!
Lastly, if there is any wine left at the end of these holiday parties, decorate the cork with one of these bottle toppers to keep the fun going long after the guests leave.
For more wine-themed gift ideas, revisit last year's gift guide.
In case you missed it, also check out yesterday's guide to dazzling gifts for the hostess.