When it comes to gift-giving, wine is always a good idea. Well, that is, if the recipient is over 21, of course. Back in the good old days of the Ancient Greeks, they considered wine a gift from gods, and Ancient Egyptians loved wine so much that they buried their loved ones with wine so that they were well-stocked in the afterlife. Needless to say, wine as a gift is rich with history and for excellent reasons.
While some may argue that wine as a gift feels passe since it's been done time and time again, we like to say that there is a reason that it never goes out of style. Choosing the right type of wine is one way to show you care and listen to the gift recipient instead of just handing them the obligatory gift card. Is your friend a vegetarian? Great! There's vegetarian wine! Is your family member avoiding sugar? Great! There's Bev for that! Wine is an incredible way to prove how well you know someone and show them how much you care!
Plus, wine is a gift that is appropriate for pretty much all occasions. From a dinner party to a birthday party to a New Years party, wine is a perfect and fitting companion to all life's events and celebrations. You can even go as far as to get a particular year, like marking a wedding, anniversary, or birthday, with a wine vintage that pays homage to the critical date. You can even go as far as to honor someone's heritage by gifting them a bottle of wine from their national or regional childhood area!
And now that we're hyped on the idea of gifting wine, we're going to keep running with ideas. Wine is an excellent gift because wines last a long time and you can get it last-minute if needed. AND when you give wine, there's a good chance that you'll get to partake in drinking it!
Alright, now that we have you entirely and successfully sold you on gifting wine, we have outlined how to go about doing it!
Choosing The Right Wine
The truth is, it's hard to go wrong when you're gifting wine. You are giving a delicious gift, after all. But there are many different types of wines out there, and it's hard to know exactly which one is fit to be a gift! But don't worry, there are ways to make this more comfortable for you to decide what to give. Here are some tips:
Pay Attention! What kind of wine does your recipient order when you're at a restaurant or serve when you're at their house? If they only order and serve reds, stick to reds, like Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.
If your friend is a white wine drinker, find their favorite, whether that be a California Chardonnay or a sweet Moscato. You want to cater to their tastes!
Sparkling is the way to go! If you have zero clues about your favorite wine lover orders or serves, go with a classic sparkling wine, either brut or sec. Festive, fun, and often pretty, sparkling wine always takes a celebration or gathering up a level! And we're not saying that you have to go all out with a bottle of Dom Perignon—you can find some pretty awesome and affordable sparkling wines out there.
Is there a wine that is meaningful to you or one that you love? Try giving that! Sharing your favorite flavors and tastes is always a safe bet!
Is your friend a chef? If so, try gifting a wine that will taste deliciously with a meal he or she often makes!
Wine Clubs or Subscriptions
A wine subscription is always a good gift idea! Whether your friend selects her wine based on which bottle has the prettiest label or your friend merely goes back to the two or three wines, she's had before and likes, a wine subscription as a gift works! It encourages your wine-loving and drinking friend to explore beyond her comfort zone and try things that are outside of her usual go-to's! Plus, your friend might discover wines that she loves that she wouldn't have known about before. Indeed, the limit does not exist when it comes to the discoveries that may occur with a wine subscription gift set!
And, we have to admit, you are making your wine-loving friend's life infinitely easier. They no longer have to fret about going out and buying a bottle of wine to accompany their meal because instead, their wine shipment shows up right on their front door!
Lastly, in gifting a wine subscription, you are liberating yourself from bringing a bottle of wine over every time you go over to watch "The Bachelor." You have freed yourself from a social obligation for the foreseeable future! But if you feel obligated and uncomfortable showing up to another person's house empty-handed, a few cans of Bev are always a good idea.
Wrapping Your Gift
We know that when it comes to gifts, the presentation makes or breaks the gift! But that's why wine is an extra special gift! You can doll her up! There are so many wine gift boxes and bags that make your gift even more special. Plus, wine is also a great gift to add to a wine gift basket alongside cheese or other wine accompaniments.
Is Shipping Wine Legal?
YUP! You can totally ship wine—that's pretty much how online retailers like us at Bev function. And while we're on that topic, if you're thinking of gifting wine, might we share a little bit more about us so we can be a part of your consideration for gifting? If your recipient is a strong independent woman, then Bev is genuinely the perfect gift. We're a company that promotes female empowerment in business and beyond. From our female winemaker to our female CEO and founder, our company truly embodies the importance of women supporting women.
Plus, Bev has ZERO sugar. Pretty much everyone who takes a sip from our dry, crisp, fizzy cans are amazed to discover that our wine has no sugar. We also only clock in at three carbs, so if your girl happens to be following a strict keto or similar diet, she'll be amazed to find a wine that allows her to drink wine and diet. Pair it with a cheese board for a perfect keto-friendly Christmas gift.
Still not sold? These days, we have a flavor for everyone, even most recently, for our red wine drinkers! Our best seller girls currently consist of Bev Rose, Bev Blanc, Bev Gris, Bev Noir, and Bev Glitz. All are delightful with zero sugar and, of course, a whole lot of fizziness.
To encourage you even further, we conveniently created gift options on our site where you can choose exactly what you want to give. Pick from variety packs or just a few packs of your friend's favorite flavor, and we'll get their wine gift to them in no time at all for a way to say happy birthday. Oh, and the best part, the shipping is always on us!
Treat Your Loved One To Their Favorite Vino
If you happen to know what your recipient loves to drink, feed their passions, and give them what they love to drink. At the end of the day, remember, you're gifting them WINE! You are a fantastic gift-giver, in our opinion!