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11 Fun Wine-Themed Gifts Perfect for Stockings

From left to right: a wine stopper, a bathtub wineglass holder, and a wine-themed candle.

Learning about wine is a joyful activity that’s easy to do at home. If you’ve got an aspiring sommelier in your life, encourage their learning and sipping with one of these vino-themed stocking stuffers!

The world of wine is about much more than just drinking: Tt’s about grape varieties, glassware, food pairings, and terroir. In short, learning about wine can become a lifestyle. These small but meaningful stocking stuffers are the perfect complement to the lifestyle of a budding sommelier.

Wine Stopper

Wine stoppers often seem to disappear right when they’re needed most. A cute stopper with a seasonal snowflake motif is simple, yet easy for a wine lover to appreciate. You can also pick other fun designs, including shell, elephant, and anchor.

Baseball Cap

If your favorite wine lover likes to put their passion on display, this adorable Rosé All Day ball cap is perfect. The monochrome design is chic and cool, and it’s made of cotton with high-quality embroidery.

Wine-Tinted Lip Balm

This merlot-tinted lip balm keeps chapped lips at bay while adding a hint of color. It’s the perfect small gift for a wine and beauty lover. The balm is made with shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil for the ultimate hydration.

Wine Mini Candle

A cute little candle with a wine-inspired scent is perfect to tuck into a stocking. This one has a wooden wick for added crackling ambiance and comes in a range of boozy scents including merlot, chardonnay, and champagne.

Bathtub Glass Holder

Woman reaching for wine glass in bathtub glass holder.

A glass of wine turns any bath into a relaxing, classy affair. Make it easier to take a stemmed glass in the tub with a wine glass holder designed for the bathtub. SipCaddy’s trusted suction cup design keeps a glass right where it’s needed.


A set of chic coasters encourages sipping at home in style. Pick a dark color that can’t be stained by the occasional red wine spill. These faux leather coasters are practical, classy, and easy to clean.

Fancy Candy

Aspiring sommeliers adore finding out what to pair with their wines. Make candy a more interesting gift by choosing this chocolate variety pack that’s designed to go with wine. Suggest pairings are included on the packaging to make tasting easy and fun.

Portable Glasses

For the wine aficionado who prefers to be out of the house, gift a cute set of travel-friendly stemless glasses. These lidded insulated tumblers prevent spills and keep wine at the perfect temperature for hours. They’re great for everything from patios to camping trips.

Wine Book

A pocket-sized wine book is just right for a stocking. This fun-to-read annual wine guide contains essential information about which wines to shop for this year, how to pair food and wine, and much more.

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Glass Markers

Markers and wine glasses labeled with names.

If your aspiring sommelier shares a home with other wine lovers, they need a way to mark which glass is theirs. Make it fun with these metallic washable markers, which add a dose of personalization and entertainment to any glass.

High-Quality Wine Opener

Can one ever have too many wine openers? Make yours memorable by gifting a trendy bronze all-in-one opener. Even better if it has a modern design like this one, which uses leverage to make opening even tough bottles super easy. It’s definitely a step up from that old-school opener they have sitting in a drawer.

While a full bottle of wine might not fit too well in a stocking, these stocking stuffers are just the right size. Pick out one or a few to brighten the holidays for every wine lover you know!

Elyse Hauser Elyse Hauser
Elyse Hauser is a freelance and creative writer from the Pacific Northwest, and an MFA student at the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop. She specializes in lifestyle writing and creative nonfiction. Read Full Bio »
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