If you are working with a budget of $200 or less and want to gift your special someone with a wine-related present that they will never forget, you have a variety of options that are sure to delight. From small wine coolers to a luxurious set of crystal stemware, on this page we've highlighted our favorite wine gifts that cost less than $200.
Finding the best gift for a special someone may seem difficult at times, but when it comes to wine gifts you have lots of options to choose from. This is especially true when you're budget grows larger. To help you find the best gift possible, we wanted to get you started with a few gift ideas that we know are popular among wine lovers. Below are five suggestions on possible gifts that we guarantee will put a smile on the recipient's face.
Small Wine Coolers
If you are looking for a gift for a friend who enjoys well-chilled wine, then you may want to look into one of our wine refrigerators. You have hundreds of options to choose from, including some that can be built-in or include a beverage fridge. But to keep you within your budget of $200, we would suggest looking at a small wine cooler. These range from compact, portable wine fridges that will cool a single bottle and sit right on your countertop to full wine refrigerators that can store 12 bottles or more.
Do they like both red and white wines? Because the optimal serving temperatures are different for reds and whites, it may make sense to get a dual zone wine cooler. These units provide the ability to set up temperature zones and eliminate the need for multiple refrigerators. That is, of course, if their wine collection isn’t a bit more extensive. Dual zone fridges cost a little more but it’s worth it for the right person.
Wine Racks & Cabinets
Another popular gift idea is a decorative wine rack or wine cabinet. Designed to be functional decor, a rack or cabinet provides the optimal storage environment for wine while allowing your recipient to display it proudly. Available in either metal or wood, you have thousands of stylish options to choose from. Whether your special someone needs to store as few as 4 bottles or as many at 18, you are sure to find the right wine storage option that allows them to proudly display their collection.
Many wine cabinets come with an added bonus of a drawer or slot that allows you to keep other wine accessories close by for immediate use. You know, for those wine emergencies. Might as well get one for yourself while you're here.
When it comes time to truly enjoy your favorite vintage, it is important to choose glassware that suits the wine and your style. We carry a wide variety of stemware that will suit just about any occasion and sure to impress even the most finicky connoisseur. You can find well known glass makers, such as Riedel and Schott Zwiesel, with sets that fit into your $200 budget.
Another great gift is a portable ice maker. Ideal for home bars or to quickly chill a bottle of wine, portable ice machines will start producing ice in less than ten minutes. It one of those items that’s not truly appreciated until your freezer doesn’t keep up with demand. If your friend loves entertaining, this can help prevent the dreaded ice run.
Not finding quite what you are looking for under $200? Then maybe it’s time to take a look at what you can find if you can extend your budget just a little further. Be sure to take a look at our gift options in the $300 or $500 range as well.
It’s a bit of a secret, in the wine world, that many of the luxuries you hear about can be purchased for a lot less than you’d think. Before you decide to give the "cliche gift" of a bottle of wine, check out our full assortment of wine gifts or give us a call. We have a trove of gift ideas that we are happy to share with you.