10 Essential Holiday Gifts for Wine + Food Lovers

In the mood to spread some holiday cheer? Then this is definitely the post for you! Below are my 10 essential holiday gift picks for the 2020 holiday season. And whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one (or a little of both) I assure you, these items are guaranteed to delight.

The past year has really shown us the importance of not taking things for granted, especially time with our loved ones. Some of my most cherished memories of 2020 involve sharing a glass of wine or a meal with friends and family - socially distanced + safely of course - and I’m willing to bet if you’re reading this, you probably feel the same way. It makes giving food and wine related gifts this year seem especially apropos.

Simply scroll down for my 10 holiday essentials that I hope will inspire you and your loved ones to continue to come together over good food and wine - Happy Holidays! xo

Framed “Press for Champagne” Button ($135)

As seen in Veranda, Elle Decor, Style Me Pretty, Conde Nast + Glamour magazine not to mention my OWN home office (aka The Lady Lounge), this is the perfect gift for the Champagne lover with a flair for vintage glamour! It provides hours of enjoyment not to mention, delicious Champagne.

Hang anywhere a possible need for bubbles may arise, it is the perfect thing for the dreamer + bubbly lover. Each piece is made by hand by the House of Golightly in their Austin Texas workroom. The frames are individually molded of resin, gilded, antiqued + assembled.


“Modern Comfort Food” by Ina Garten ($22)

Who better to school us on comfort food right now than The Barefoot Contessa herself?

From Lobster BLT’s + Ultimate Beef Stew to Creamy Tomato Bisque + Split Pea Soup with Crispy Kielbasa this all-new collection of soul-satisfying dishes is guaranteed to celebrate food’s magical way of comforting, soothing + bringing us together during these challenging times.

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Laguiole Champagne Sabre ($199)

Handcrafted in France, this special saber is used to perform the traditional ritual of Sabrage in which the top of a Champagne bottle is removed with the dull edge of the blade as it hits the neck of the bottle.

This saber comes in a beautiful display box + features a stainless blade complete with the "Laguiole en Aubrac" insignia + a beautiful buffalo horn handle.


Kate Spade “I Need a Vacation” Flask ($30)

I’ve been a huge fan of Kate Spade’s whimsical, wine-inspired gifts for years + after 2020, I can’t think of a better time to indulge!

The “All That Glistens” Collection proves that it’s always a good time to add a little shine. This flask is crafted of durable stainless steel + features pale gold plating + detailing with the playful inscription, "I need a vacation."

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Stuart Gardiner “A Guide to Fizz” Tea Towel ($20)

Is it time to celebrate? Nothing makes events special like the pop of a champagne cork. Served in a flute or coupe, the fizzing bubbles sparkling in a glass set the tone of times to remember. The Guide to Fizz is an illustrated celebratory guide to the world's most celebrated bubbly from France, Spain, Italy, Europe + USA.

Full of helpful information, this is the perfect gift for you or the lover of fine Champagne, processco, cava or sparkling wine in your life!


Zalto Denk'Art Set of 2 Bordeaux Wine Glasses ($120)

I am completely smitten with these gorgeous glasses that truly deliver an unparalleled flavor experience! They are Somm favorites + their long-stemmed glasses are made with a continuous piece of pulled crystal + are therefore more resistant to breakage.

The wide bottom opens the wine up quickly while the tapered, smaller opening at the rim focuses the aromas in the headspace of the glass where they can be readily appreciated + enjoyed.


TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce ($34.99)

I couldn’t agree with Oprah more that this hot sauce is “positively sublime!” And if you haven’t treated yourself or a friend to this sophisticated + indulgent hot sauce yet - ‘tis the season!!!

Its glamorous, gold letter-embossed gift box makes it the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season + it can truly be used to season anything from shrimp + lobster to veggies + chicken wings - YUM!!!

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Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System ($210)

This revolutionary gadget is a MUST for every wine lover since it completely changes the way you drink wine! Coravin's Model Two is the company's most intuitive wine system that gives wine lovers the freedom to pour + enjoy a glass of wine from any bottle, at any time, without pulling the cork! Using Coravin’s proprietary technology, the new Model Two lets you taste, share, compare + explore wine like never before.


“The Wine Bible” by Karen MacNeil ($18)

This book is a must for anyone interested in learning about wine! The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in vinous fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels + recommended bottles.

Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines + visited dozens of wine regions around the world.

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Riedel Ultra Wine Decanter ($199)

In order to enjoy those big, bold red wines (or full-bodied whites) to the fullest, a decanter is essential + this beautiful crystal decanter from the legendary Riedel family is the perfect choice.

It holds an entire bottle of wine + is also easy to use + clean. Due to its shape it can also be used in conjunction with a Vinturi for extra aeration. Simply place the Vinturi aerator in the mouth of the bottle + pour away!


Stephanie Miskew
Stephanie Miskew