15 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers

If there’s a wine lover or connoisseur on your gift list, birthday list, holiday list, or just because, the following 15 thoughtful gift ideas for wine lovers will help you find a gift that they will appreciate and use.

15 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For The Wine Lover

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Wine Decanter – Elegant hand blown lead-free crystal glass makes a unique statement piece as well as being a functional decanter. Slanted top makes for drip-free pouring. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate this thoughtful gift!

Copper Stainless Steel Double Walled Wine Bottle Cooler Holder – stylish and elegant, this double-walled cooler keeps your wine chilled as you entertain. No need to keep going back and forth to the fridge when you need to refill your (or your guests) glasses. Also comes in stainless steel if copper isn’t your thing.

Copper Stainless Steel Double Walled Wine Bottle Cooler Holder


12-Bottle Dark Espresso Bamboo Wine Rack – I’m in love with this wine rack! Made of bamboo, it’s a contemporary design that will look spectacular on your counter. Also comes in a lighter natural bamboo color if you prefer.

Stemless Wine Glasses with Classic Gold Dot – 4 piece set perfect for everyday use or to bring a festive touch to entertaining and parties.

Leather Single Bottle Wine Carrier Box – made of premium environmentally-friendly PU leather, this wine tote bag fits standard size wine bottles. Perfect to use when gifting a standard size bottle of wine without having to worry about using gift wrap. Totally re-usable; your recipient will love it. Comes in black and brown, too.

Rapid Beverage & Wine Chiller – For all those times you forgot to put the Chardonnay in to chill: d’oh! This amazing machine chills cans in 1 minute and wine bottles in 6 minutes! I need this! Comes in silver or white.

Rewined Blanc Candle Collection (Chenin Blanc) – This brand’s wine-scented candles made a great gift. They come in a variety of scents such as chenin blanc, zinfandel, pinot noir. Yummy!

Wine Flight Decanter Set – 4 Glasses (6oz) with Paddle, Chalkboard and Chalk – This set is excellent for sampling small quantities of a variety of different wine. It’s great for parties or as a gift. Makes an excellent addition for the wine lovers collection.

Gorgeous Marquis By Waterford Markham Wine Glasses – Set of 3 beautifully designed short stem wine glasses of premium crystal. Perfect for red or white. Everyone knows the Waterford name and will appreciate this sparkling set.

Moleskine Passion Journal For Wine – This beautiful Moleskine journal contains 6 theme-based sections for the wine lover to fill in – Sparkling, White, Rosé, Red, Fortified/Sweet, Spirits. Also contains tabbed sections to personalize and 10 blank pages in which to insert comments and notes. Adhesive labels included to further personalize thoughts on notes on wine. A truly thoughtful gift!

Best Rabbit Wine Opener Corkscrew With An Extra Corkscrew Worm/Spiral – In my opinion, this is the best wine opener that I’ve found. I’ve gone through a lot of them in my search for one that will work well with my small hands and carpal tunnel syndrome issues. I always come back to this “rabbit” opener. It’s sturdy and can handle the job. Plus, you get an extra spiral and a foil cutter packaged in a lovely gift/storage box. Hmm… I may need to upgrade mine just for the color: luxury golden!

Wine and Champagne Bottle Snap Thermometer – true wine connoisseurs will always want to serve wine at the appropriate temperature, and what better way to gauge that temp than with a thermometer made just for wine bottles. Easily snaps on to display temperature on the front of the thermometer. Reference chart included for varietals of wines and champagnes.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine – this book will delight the wine lover on your list! Hailed as “The best introductory book on wine to come along in years.” by The Washington Post.

Mikasa Cheers Set of 4 Glass Bottle Stoppers – a beautiful, sparkly gift! Each stopper etched with a different design. Makes a great house-warming gift, too.

Premium Aerating Pourer and Decanter Spout – aeration and tidy pouring all in one! Aerates instantly as you pour, drip-free. Hooray! No more wine stains from messy, drippy pouring! Elegant design with effortless cleaning.

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Pumpkin Inspired Fall And Autumn Kitchen Decor Finds

Do you decorate your kitchen and home for the fall season? If so, check out these Pumpkin Inspired Fall And Autumn Kitchen Decor Finds!

Pumpkin Inspired Fall and Autumn Kitchen Decor Finds

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I love the fall scented candles and I’m coveting that Staub Cast-Iron Pumpkin Cocotte! These pumpkin inspired fall and autumn kitchen decor finds would also make great gifts! (Images are clickable; descriptions down below.)

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With scents of pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, raspberry, violet leaves, rose petals, grape leaf and more, this yummy candle will take you from autumn right into the New Year with it’s celebratory champagne fragrance! Plus it’s gorgeous, no? 🙂 Jonathan Adler Pop Champagne Candle • Jonathan Adler

Made from Burgundian clay, which absorbs, distributes and retains heat evenly, so breads, casseroles and meat loaf bake and brown to perfection, this ruffled loaf pan is begging to hold your next delicious creation. Comes in other yummy fall colors, too. Emile Henry Ruffled Loaf Pan • Emile Henry

Made in Italy, this natural linen fabric table runner is simple sophistication that will lend itself beautifully to whatever gorgeous tablescape you envision. Comes in other colors, as well. Williams Sonoma Italian Washed Linen Table Runner • Williams-Sonoma

Whether you hang it on a wall, display it on a mantle, or set it outside pointing to your pumpkin decorations, this is a must-have for the fall and autumn season! ‘Pumpkin Patch’ Arrow Wall Sign

The seasonal fragrance of pumpkin and molasses is captured in this adorable candle jar. Get one for yourself and another to give as a gift! Pumpkin Molasses Candle Jar

For the pumpkin spice lover in your life, this mug is a must-have. Pumpkin Spice Latte, anyone? ‘Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice’ Mug

Here’s an easy way to decorate for the fall: include this gorgeous embroidered pillow on your sofa or chair. Makes a great gift, too. 16×16 Embroidered Gather Pillow

This 2-piece candle set is amazing ~ the scents are Pumpkin Butter and Apple Crisp. I’m drooling now! WoodWick is know for their depth of fragrance, and this set has my name on it. WoodWick Candle Harvest Candle 2-Pc. Gift Set

This gorgeous cast-iron vessel is perfect for all those soups, stews, and slow cooker meals you have planned for the fall and holidays. Made in France by Staub; known for their superior craftsmanship. A true statement piece with durability that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Staub Cast-Iron Pumpkin Cocotte • Staub

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12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials

Whether you’re new to baking or are an experienced baker, this list will make sure your kitchen is stocked with must-have baking tools and essentials to help you create delicious baked treats!

12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials

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These 12 Must-Have Baking Tools And Essentials are among the most-coveted for any baker. Whether you’re stocking your kitchen for the first time, registering for new baking items, or are upgrading your baking tools, this list is for you.

KitchenAid 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Accessories – Invest in a good hand mixer and it will last you for years. This one come with accessories, which is handy when you don’t want to use a large stand mixer to achieve the same effect.

Circulon Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Round Cake Pan – a true non-stick pan that just works. It’s also a breeze to clean. Essential when you want gorgeous cakes to just fall out of the pan for that “naked” frosted look and perfect for smooth application of frosting.

Le Creuset Heritage Caribbean Stoneware Loaf Pan – I love my stoneware loaf pan! It’s perfect for bread, cakes, meatloaf, even casseroles. It bakes evenly and it cleans like a dream!

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set – 6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout – I love that these have a spout! These are durable and will last a lifetime.

Silicone Baking Mat – Non Stick Cookie Sheets – These are lovely to bake with. Easy clean up and your cookies will thank you! PS: They’re not just for cookies! Think roasted potatoes, veggies, fries, etc.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – a true investment tool that I can’t live without! I hemmed and hawed over the expense of this, but man, it’s a time saver in the kitchen. Blends, beats, and whips, hands-free, letting me do other prep work while it does its thing. Plus, it creams mashed potatoes like nobody’s business. Bonus: it comes in range of colors that’ll make you consider investing in more than one…colors so gorgeous that you’ll contemplate holding a bake sale to raise funds for your next acquisition. Oh, wait…

Bellemain Cooling Rack
– perfect for cookies, muffins, truffles, and doughnuts. Makes easy work of icing and drizzling your yummy creations. Dishwasher safe.

Cotton Women’s Apron Dress
– Let’s face it: it can get messy in the kitchen when we’re baking. I mean, that flour seems to have a mind of its own and it just gets everywhere, right?! And most of the time, it gets on me. I don’t feel so bad about it if I’m wearing a cute apron that I can throw in the wash to remove the evidence of my messiness. Plus, I feel all June Cleaver in it (minus the high heels. ::ahem:: ).

Bellemain Stainless Steel 3 Cup Flour Sifter
– and speaking of flour, feel free to sift away with this handy sifter. Makes your flour perform like it’s supposed to. Tip: use it for confectioner’s sugar, too, to get those pesky lumps out. A definite must-have!

Green Hours Premium Silicone Spatula Set – This eco-friendly spatula set is made of 100% BPA free food grade silicone and is heat resistant. Comes in 3 yummy colors. Non-stick. Perfect for scraping and mixing.

12 Cup, Non Stick, Premium Silicone Muffin Mold & Cupcake Pan – BPA-free, dishwasher and microwave-safe. Oh, and freezer-safe, too. How did we live without it?

Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth Fix – I love this cookbook! Now that you have your kitchen all decked out with the baking essentials, you’re ready to make a yummy treat from Sally’s cookbook. Her easy to follow instructions will have you creating the perfect treat in no time!

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Eco Friendly Lunch Box Essentials For Adults

Eco Friendly Lunch Box Essentials For Adults

Eco Friendly Lunch Box Essentials For Adults

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Whether you’re going back to school, back to work, or just traveling, here’s a list of eco friendly lunch boxes for adults. You’ll be amazed at the designs and innovations available today and impressed that you can have a stylish, functional and non-toxic way to carry your lunch (or breakfast, or snack!).

Stainless Steel Bento Box Lunch Box Set With Black Neoprene Lunch Bag
Three-tier stainless steel Bento lunch box is dishwasher safe and free of BPA, PVC , BPS or Phthalates. Carrying bag included.

Vaya Tyffyn 1000 ml Insulated Lunch Box with Bag Mat
Advanced thermal insulation keeps your food warm or cold for up to 5 hours without heat or refrigeration. Leak-proof, non-toxic and eco-friendly. Comes in many other colors and designs. This would be perfect to carry veggies such as Baked Scalloped Potatoes or Bourbon Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

YOHOOLYO Electric Lunch Box Food Heater Portable with Removable Stainless Steel Container
Perfect for school or office, the removable stainless steel container lets you safely heat your food without the use of a microwave. Outer shell is made from environmentally friendly and nontoxic food grade material. Comes in other colors, as well. I bet some leftover Dutch Oven Balsamic Chicken and Veggies would be great to carry in this lunch box!

SoYoung Large Cooler Bag
Made from linen, it’s insulated, leak-proof and machine washable, too. Can be worn as a cross bag, backpack, or carried  by hand. Comes in many other designs, as well. It is PVC, phthalate, lead, & BPA free.

Organic Bento lunch box.
Looking for an eco-friendly utilitarian lunch box? This one is made of rice husk without any chemical additives and is 100% biodegradable. It’s even dishwasher and microwave safe. Comes with attached spork.

Stainless Steel Travel Mug / Thermos
Okay, this thermos can apparently do. it. all. Seriously. It’s also a tea infuser (comes with tea-leaf strainer), it’s also double-wall insulated for hot coffee, tea, or soup or for cold fruit. Comes in different colors and sizes, too. I bet this Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie would go great in this thermos!

2 Pack Rustproof Stainless Steel Tableware Dinnerware with Carrying Case
Re-use your cutlery and save waste! This gorgeous stainless steel set comes with its own carrying case (other color choices available) for easy storage and packing.

Earthwise Insulated Lunch Bag Jute Tote (2-pack) 
With its zipper-top closure, this eco-friendly bag will keep your food warm or cold. It folds easily for storage in your car, kitchen, or at work.

Nucucina Slim Bento Lunch Box Set
This leak-proof, air-tight and BPA-free slim design fits perfectly in your briefcase, tote or backpack. Comes with cutlery, too! You could pack it with some refreshing fruit like this Melon Ball Salad or some Loaded Baked Potato Salad.

Lunch Bag – Tan Waxed Canvas
Just want to brown bag it and forget the electronics and multi-layers of bento-like containers? Then check out this waxed canvas re-usable bag. Très chic. 😉

Planet Wise Zipper Sandwich Bag
Reusable, made in the USA, and PVC, BPA, latex, pthalate and lead free.

Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes
Completely non-toxic and sweat-proof! Comes in other designs if pink birds aren’t your thing.

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