Every time we approach a special holiday, my husband and I have the same conversation:
Ken: Would you like anything for [______] Day?
Me: I don’t know. Uhhhh…let me think…
And then I get so overwhelmed by the process of narrowing down my options that I don’t ask for anything. Or I ask for something really random, like Carvel Ice Cream Cake...cause that stuff is crack.
If you're struggling to narrow down your wishlist and love wine as much as I do, here are a few ideas to nudge in your spouse's general direction.
These also make great gifts for gal pals!
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1. Wine Glass iPhone Case - $13.96
Keep your wine with you at all times. Available here.
2. Wine Dispenser Purse - $44.95-$84.95
Business in the front, party in the sack. Store all your regular purse essentials next to a built-in pouch for wine. On the back you'll find a secret trap door for your wine spigot. PortoVino makes a line of purses, canvas beach bags, messenger bags and even backpacks!
3. The Wine Bra, aka "The Wine Rack" - $30
This one's a real strap tease. Much like a Camelbak for hikers, The Wine Bra contains a polyurethane bladder to satisfy your hydration requirements. It even has the same tubing and mouth funnel design.
Once referred to as "secretly guzzling from your gazongas," you can pick up your own bra here. Even better -- the wine bladder makes you look two cup sizes larger.
4. Stainless Steel Insulated Wine Tumblers -$10.99
Perfect for day trips, tailgating or lying in your bath tub until your toes turn to prunes. Buy it here.
5. Personalized Wine Bottle Tote Bag with Divider -$32.49
Head out to the beach or your next Girls' Day outing with this lovely little tote.
6. Wine Sippy Cups - $12.99
This one's been around for a while, but that doesn't make me love it any less. It's great for disguising your drink on the beach when the patrol is out looking for glass bottle offenders. Get your own set here.
7. Wine Nook Box Wine Dispenser - $59
How cute are these?? Dress up your boxed wine by placing them in these adorable dispensers. They're big enough to hold any 3-liter bag of wine and have a ramp inside for enhanced flow. Buy them from Etsy vendor WineNookShop.
8. Personalized Wine Caddy - $35
Wine portability for any rustic setting. Get it here.
9. The "Big Betty" - $10.99
One glass of wine is okay, especially when you can fit an entire bottle of wine in it. Get yours here.
10. The "Waste No Time" Glass - $10.50
A great option for someone in a hurry. The stem of your glass is replaced with a wine bottle, which slowly empties into your glass as you drink. Available for purchase here.
11. Adult Mad Libs
Pull out your own version of Mad Libs after the kids go to bed. This one is wine and cheese themed for your drinking pleasure.
12. Musical Wine Glasses - $65
The band camp nerd in me rejoices. Sixty-five dollars is a helluva lot for only two glasses, but it'd be fun to play an entire song a la Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. Get your musical instruments here.
13. The Prosecco Bell - $9.89
Summon your bridesmaids, waitstaff or whoever else is at your beck and call with this lovely little wine bell.
14. Raunchy Coasters - $19+
Sayings include, "I pull out," "You had me at Merlot," "Screw it," and "Sip happens." Get a set here.
15. Personalized Unicorn Wine Glass - $22.95
The unicorn obsession is real. Indulge yours by investing in one of these.
16. Red Velvety Blanket - $23.99
Oops you spilled! But no one will ever know!!!
Get your ruby red "slanket" here.
17. Mommy Juice Glass - $14.99
The very best juice for the very best moms. Get your glass here.
18. Drink with a Nurse Glass - $14.99
Slightly biased here as a nurse, but you can't go wrong drinking with a nurse.
Cheers to you from afar! Glass available here.
19. The Rabbit - $45
Every woman needs a rabbit, and I’m not talking about the kind that goes to bed with you. Get yours here.
20. The Chambong - $35
For moms who like to keep things classy. In case you plan to drink Dom Perignon like you've just won the Stanley Cup, get your bong here.
21. Flower Wine Stopper - $29
A sweet gift for someone who appreciates pale pinks and roses/peonies. Get one here.
22. Kitchen Wine Rack - $69.95
Small enough to fit in even the coziest of kitchens. Get one here.
23. A Wine Club Membership or Curated Wine Set - $100+
This category merits its own post altogether. I’m going to defer any advice here to an expert sommelier like Madeline Puckette over at Wine Folly. You can read her insight on selecting a wine club here.
24. Corkatoo Wine Opener - $17.99
This fun, lightweight option is a convenient travel item. Get yours here.
25. Pretty Wine Decanter - $299.97
With a price tag like that, you'd better be a serious wine drinker. It's sooo pretty. Buy one here.
26. Wine Freezer Cooling Cups - $39.99
Now you don't have to worry about melted ice cubes watering down your wine! For white wines, stick your glasses right in the freezer. Red wine glasses go in the fridge. Get them here.
27. A Gift Card to Your Local Wine Store
This one shows you care about her specific tastes and preferences. She can use this to buy a bottle at the next tasting event – a great date night option!
28. The Gift of Wine Itself!
If you already know her favorites, then by all means save Momma some time and just buy the wines outright.
29. Bathtub Wine Caddy Option #1 - The DIY Route
Because Mom desperately needs her Me Time, these last seven items could be purchased together as part of a relaxation bundle.
Make your very own bath caddy following my tutorial using a deconstructed wine crate! This project only took me a few hours to complete from start to finish.
30. Bathtub Wine Caddy Option #2 - Prefab
A pricier option, but with a very beautiful design. Get it here.
31. Wineaholic Bath Bombs - $6.22
Bath bombs are super fun to make, but if you're short on time, they're also pretty cheap. Get yours here.
32. Prosecco Bath Bombs - $8.37
Nothing says love quite like a glass of Rosé to go with your Rosé bath bomb.
33. Wine Candles! - $31.99
Spruce up your bathtub surround with romantic lighting and intoxicating scents to compliment your drink of choice. Get your own candle here.
34. Bubble Bath Machine - $22.99
If you're like me and don't have a jetted tub, fear not. You can make your own bubbles with one of these handy bubble makers.
35. Bathtub Pillow - $30
Invest in a bath pillow to protect your hair from suds and your neck from knots. Get a cushioned neck pillow here.
Other items to consider for a bathroom spa gift set:
- DIY body scrubs
- plush towels
- a luxurious bathrobe
- essential oils
It's a great feeling to buy gifts for those who have taken care of us when we've needed it the most.
Am I missing anything on the list? Are there cheaper alternatives to the items listed above? I suspect some of these items could be made for far less than their listed price...