The holiday season — along with all of the toasting, gift-giving, and entertaining — is upon us. Whether you’re shopping for your favorite tippler, hosting an intimate get-together yourself, or whooping it up Secret Santa style, we’ve got a wine gift idea for any occasion and budget. Happy shopping!
New Jersey Wine Stoppers
These beautiful wine stoppers have been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, and with good reason. They’re handcrafted from vintage maps and a perfect way to add a little Jersey pride to your favorite bottle.
Price: $30.00, Daisy Mae Designs
New Jersey Wine Cork Map
According to the Garden State Wine Growers Association, there are more than 50 wineries in New Jersey. Track your adventures along the Garden State’s wine trails with this elegant wooden cork holder. Measuring about 23-in x 12.5-in, it can hold up to 30 wine corks, and comes with pre-drilled holes and attached spacers for easy hanging.
Price: $39.95, HomeWetBar.com
Wine Club Membership
Wine clubs offer a unique, economical, and nearly hassle-free opportunity to help your favorite “wineaux” explore new wines while supporting local wineries and businesses. Many clubs offer include exclusive access to library wines or discounted tickets for events and tastings. Additionally, with a variety of models and price points from which to choose at several of the state’s wineries, you can be sure to find something to fit your budget. For example, Beneduce Winery’s Bene-Vino Case Club offers Bronze ($75.00/month), Silver ($150.00/month), and Gold memberships ($300.00/month). For those seeking to explore wines beyond Jersey, Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, with locations in Wayne, Madison, Bernardsville, and Hillsborough, has six wine clubs available that range from $25/month to $495/year. Here are a few more clubs to explore.
- Old York Cellars Vintner’s Club
- Amanti Vino Wine & Beer Clubs
- Heritage Winery Heritage Estate and Heritage Variety Clubs
- Garden State Wine Club
- Cape May Winery Case Club
Looking for a wine gift that’s a little more hands-on? The Wine Room of Cherry Hill offers one-of-a-kind winemaking classes; with hand-crafted wines from more than 25 grape varietals sourced from California, Italy, and Chile. Here’s how it works: Over the course of four 1-1½ hour sessions, participants choose the grapes they would like to use, then crush, de-stem, press, barrel-age and bottle their own wine using professional winemaking equipment. Participants can even design personalized wine labels for their bottles! Classes are priced according to the variety and quantity of wine being made, and groups range from 2-10 people. For more info, visit The Wine Room website or you can send them an email
Price: Varies (Avg $1,250.00 to make a half barrel or 10 cases of wine; $2,400.00 to make a full barrel or 20 cases of wine.), The Wine Room of Cherry Hill
Ludlow Whiskey Set
This gorgeous set, designed by Irish entrepreneur Simon Pearce, and adds a touch of style to your favorite whiskey drinker’s home bar, office, or kitchen. Each of the hand-blown crystal glasses can be stored in a custom-fit wooden base reminiscent of the chic 1960s.
Price: $225.00, Hamilton Jewelers
MLB Baseball Bottle Opener
Ask any baseball fan: there’s something magical about the moment a baseball bat breaks during Major League Baseball play. This holiday season, gift your favorite baseball fan a piece of this magic with this stunning bottle opener, made from bats that have splintered on the field during an official MLB game. The wood used in each bottle opener has been authenticated by the MLB, and bats from all 30 teams are available.
Price: $125.00, Periwinkle Fine Gifts
School Spirit Drinkware & Barware
There are more than 60 post-secondary institutions in the great state of New Jersey, many of which have custom drinkware, barware, and even flasks that make a great gift for favorite alumni tippler. Gift prices begin as low as $10. Start your shopping in the nearest campus store or at Barnes & Noble College, which operates online and brick-and-mortar bookstores for many Garden State Schools.
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Daisy Mae Designs
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The Wine Room of Cherry Hill
Simon Pearce / Hamilton Jewelers
Periwinkle Fine Gifts / Giftthebest.com
Barnes & Noble College