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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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Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie

My Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie is a dairy-free way to enjoy this delicious summer flavor combination.

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Take full advantage of peach season and whip up this delicious Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie! I use unsweetened coconut milk – the kind that comes in a carton, not the can. I love this brand. You could also use almond milk, or even regular milk, if you don’t have a problem with dairy.

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

During peach season we have an abundance of peaches which means I end up peeling, slicing and freezing peaches during most of the summer. This is great because I can have peaches and cream smoothies even into the fall and early winter months! This recipe calls for frozen peach slices, but you can totally make it with a fresh peach (or two), but you might need to add a a small handful of ice just to make it a bit more frosty. If you do use a fresh peach, wash it well, cut it in half to remove the pit and throw it in the blender, skin on. Lots of good nutrients in the skins! Your high-powered blender will do its job and pulverize those skins, so no worries. I also add protein powder, of course, and half of a frozen banana, for a little extra creaminess.

Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie

Enjoy!

Other smoothie recipes you may like:
Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie
Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Peaches And Cream Protein Smoothie - delicious non-dairy smoothie!
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored coconut milk (from carton, not can)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peaches, pitted (or fresh, skins on)
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, adjust according to taste)
  • ice (optional; if your peaches aren't frozen, you may consider adding a little ice to your smoothie)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend.

  2. Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy.

  3. Note: if your peaches aren't frozen, you may consider adding a little ice to your smoothie

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Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

It’s cherry season and what better way to celebrate this sweet fruit than with this healthy Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie.

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When in season, cherries are abundant in the grocery stores and farmers markets. Cherries come in many varieties, ranging from tart to sweet. Bing cherries are easily found in the stores and they’re perfect to use for smoothies because they’re sweet, not bitter or tart. So grab a bag or two or three of cherries when in season, especially if you like smoothies. You can pit them easily with a cherry pitter and freeze them for later use in your smoothies!

Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Who could resist this delicious blend of cherry and vanilla? Add the cherries, along with some vanilla protein powder to some vanilla flavored almond milk OR coconut milk; blend with a high-powered blender and you’re in for a healthy smoothie to keep you powered up.

Other smoothie recipes you may like:
Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie
Blueberry Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
 
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Cherry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk OR coconut milk (from carton, not can)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp honey (optional; adjust according to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, adjust according to taste)
  • ice (optional; if your cherries aren't frozen, you may consider adding a little ice to your smoothie)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and mix.

  2. Taste and add honey and /or vanilla extract to taste. Blend.

  3. Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy.

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Watermelon Slushie Recipe

The easiest Watermelon Slushie recipe you’ll ever find is right here.

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This recipe is easy because it contains just 3 ingredients; and only two if you’re watching your sugar intake. So here’s the deal: watermelon is already sweet, especially if you’ve chosen a really ripe, perfectly yummy and juicy one. But let’s be honest: not all watermelons are created (grown) equally and what’s even more mystifying, is not knowing until you get it home and crack it open if it’s a really “good” one, you know?

I’ve even consulted experts (okay, the internet 😉 ) on how to choose a ripe one. They say things like check for heaviness, as that’s an indicator of ripeness. Also check the end of the melon for a golden yellow blotch, which also indicates its ripeness. And finally, thump the watermelon and listen for a deep, hollow sound. Okay, so clearly I need a stethoscope for my melon selection activities. Still, I feel the selection process is a bit of luck, since all those indicators can be there and you still can end up with a so-so watermelon. However, the good thing is that summertime brings an abundance of watermelons and you can’t go anywhere in the south without bumping into a roadside stand or grocery story practically giving them away.

Watermelon lemonade slushie

So stock up, buy more than one if you can, because you can totally freeze those watermelon cubes for future use! And you should, because you’ll probably be making this watermelon slushie all summer just to cool off. Or, you might want to save half a watermelon and make this yummy melon ball salad.

The 3 ingredients are frozen watermelon cubes, lemonade or limeade – both work equally well, and optionally, sugar or a sugar substitute such as Swerve, If your melon is super sweet already and if your lemonade/limeade is pre-sweetened, you might want to skip the additional sweetener all together.

Watermelon lemonade slushie

And finally, you’ll need a high-powered blender to zoom it all up into a refreshing, summer, slurpy slushie. Enjoy!

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Watermelon Slushie Recipe
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  • 4 cups cubed watermelon, frozen
  • ¾ cup lemonade or limeade
  • sugar or sugar substitute, to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Using a high-powered blender, blend together watermelon and lemonade. Taste; add sweetener if desired and blend again. Serve with a straw.

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