Wine Country-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide 2019

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Everyone’s favorite season is back, ushering in festive gatherings, holiday cheer, and plenty of reasons to eat, drink, and be merry. Yet, despite the joyful spirit of the season, we can bet there’s one major holiday to-do looming overhead — the dreaded holiday shopping list.

Forget the busy malls and shopping centers this year, because we’re making it easier than ever to check everyone off your list. This Wine Country-inspired gift guide is filled to the brim with unique experiences, must-have wine gadgets, and entertaining essentials they’ll love, so you can spend more time FA-LA-LA-ing and less time fighting crowds during the most wonderful time of the year.

Whether they’re climbing a mountain or sailing to far off locales, these thrill-seeking adventurers are always up for anything. Keep their spirits bright with on-the-go goods and experiences that fuel their adrenaline-filled lifestyles.

  1. Champagne Saber – WineCountry Shop, $159
  2. ATV Excursion & Wine Pairing Lunch (available seasonally) – WineCountry Experiences, $200
  3. Two-Bottle Wine Tote – WineCountry Shop, $54.95

Never one to pass on an opportunity to savor a good meal, food lovers live for the hottest reservations and latest culinary trends. Since the way to their heart is through their stomachs, these foodie-approved holiday gifts are sure to please even the most discerning palates.

  1. Le Petit Chef 3D Dining Experience – WineCountry Experiences, $140
  2. Marble & Acacia Wood Cheese Board – WineCountry Shop, $54.95
  3. Round Pond Infused Olive Oil Trio – Round Pond Winery, $99

Always jetting off to a new place and yearning for those Instagrammable travel moments, the jetsetter is your wanderlust-crazed friend who knows how to live the good life on the go. Opt for something that can actually keep up with his or her nomadic lifestyle.

  1. Covet Pass Wine Tasting Gift Card – Covet Pass, $150 
  2. Moscow Mule Carry-on Cocktail Kit (set of two) – WineCountry Shop, $48
  3. Rose Gold Bracelet Flask – WineCountry Shop, $45.95

You can find the homebody getting cozy with a glass of red wine next to the fire or avoiding crowded bars in favor of a proper martini at home. Add to their comfort and convenience with an array of Wine Country-inspired staples they can enjoy in their own abode.

  1. Marble & Acacia Coaster Set – WineCountry Shop, $42.95
  2. Pine Ridge “Classic Napa Valley” Gift Set – Pine Ridge Vineyards, $125
  3. Gold Rimmed Crystal Martini Glasses (set of two) – WineCountry Shop, $29.95

Always ready to pop some bubbly or impress their guests with a new party trick, the entertainer is the ultimate host for parties big or small. Giving them something to improve their hosting skills is a no brainer, but equally thoughtful is the gift of an experience that’s sure to entertain them for a change.

  1. Champagne 3-piece Gift Set – WineCountry Shop, $90 
  2. Aerating Wine Dispenser – WineCountry Shop, $199
  3. Taming the Lion Wine Blending Experience – WineCountry Experiences, $175

This is the friend/sister/aunt who lives to be trè chic in all facets of life, from their on-trend clothing to their design-savvy living spaces — even their dog has been known to make a fashion statement. Only the best will do for the stylista, and our top picks are sure to fit their highly curated lifestyles.

  1. Faceted Crystal Tumblers (set of two) – WineCountry Shop, $37.95
  2. Ombre Cotton Rope & Leather Dog Collar – WineCountry Shop, $56
  3. JCB “Go For The Gold” Gala Champagne – JCB Collection, $105 

Maybe these folks already have everything they could possibly need, or perhaps they’re known for returning or regifting during the holidays. This year, try for a memorable gift they can’t refuse. We bet that any of these experience-driven gifts are ones they’ll be eager to unwrap and put to good use.

  1. WineCountry Experience Gift Card – WineCountry Experiences, Prices Vary
  2. Covet Pass Wine Tasting Gift Card – Covet Pass, $150 
  3. Weekend in Wine Country at Carneros Resort and Spa (with $100 spa credit & bottle of wine at check-in) – WineCountry Perks, Prices Vary

To find more gift giving inspiration for everyone on your list, visit Napa Valley’s sister sites: Covet Pass, WineCountry Shop, and WineCountry Experiences.

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Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a writer and editor based in Santa Barbara, California. A Certified Specialist of Wine and Sommelier, Hana-Lee specializes in all things wine, food, and travel, and her work regularly appears in publications such as The Tasting Panel, Edible, and Food & Home. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine.