5 No-Brainer Wine Gifts for Every Holiday Occasion

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Jennifer Ingellis, our partner in Williams-Sonoma Wine and one of Food & Wine’s 2012 Sommeliers of the Year, shares her top wine picks for holiday gifting.


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Classic Tartan Wine Bags: the perfect vehicle for gifting loved ones special wines.


‘Tis the season for work celebrations, cocktail soirées and friends and family gatherings. With such a packed schedule, it can feel next to impossible to find time to think about what you should bring to all those gatherings. Thankfully, we’ve done the work for you: Here are wine gift ideas for three prevalent holiday scenarios.

Scenario #1: The Office Holiday Party

Your boss is hosting a holiday function this weekend, and you’re in search of the right gift. You aren’t quite sure what to buy, but you know that wine’s a big pastime, as your boss spends every bit of vacation time in Napa Valley.  If this sounds like your conundrum, then our selection of Spottswoode Napa Cabernet Classics is sure to be a hit.


For something affordably-priced (and for the coworker who simply lives for the exploration of wine and the exciting of discovering something new), then our Boutique Reds, which feature small-production red wines from all over the world, will fit the bill nicely.


Scenario #2: The Host or Hostess Gift

Are you headed to a fabulous holiday soirée? Then this next present—perfect for anyone who’s hosting a cocktail party—is just the thing. The one item no one ever wants to run out of at a holiday cocktail party is sparkling wine, and our Sparkling Wine Trio will set your host at ease, ensuring the bubbly continues to flow freely throughout the evening.


Scenario #3: Family Gatherings

Of course, let’s not forget the most important holiday gathering of all: dinner with the family. If it’s your mother (or your mother-in-law) you’re buying for, our Best of California Chardonnay set guarantees that you’ll receive the first piece of pie.


Joining your brother or sister’s new family for the holidays? Our Date Night Collection—6 wines for $100—is sure to win you MVG (Most Valuable Guest) status.


Regardless of the occasion, there’s no need to stress. Holidays are for creating new memories and sharing laughs with family and friends, so no matter the gift—in the end, it’s the thought that counts.


Want more ideas? Shop all wine gifts at our Williams-Sonoma Wine Gift Shop.

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