Top 5 Quirky Gifts for Wine Lovers

I love coming across quirky wine related paraphernalia, and often think, that would be perfect for my sister, or dad or (insert relevant wine loving friend or relative here).

I thought it only fair to share some of these fabulous finds with you for next time you are stuck with what to buy a fellow lover of wine close to your heart.

The Wine Lock

combination wine lock


This took me back to a time when I shared a house, my house mate would have LOVED one of these to protect his wine! If you know someone who suffers from wine loss this will make their day by keeping unwanted customers from helping themselves to their wine collection.

Available at Whisk Hampers

Moustache Corkscrew

moustache corkscrew


In the name of a bit of fun, The handlebar moustache is a witty addition to any wine lovers (no doubt vast) corkscrew collection. It opens beer too, which is nice.

Available at Bouf

Wine Glass Oil & Vinegar Bottles

wine vinegarette bottles


For someone with more discerning taste, maybe these unusual oil and vinegar bottles would be more appreciated. Cleverly designed to be functional as well as beautiful. The long, tapered stem of the glass reduces the flow to a manageable amount, it is possibly the only time you'll be glad your wine glass isn't standing upright!

Available at Dutch by Design

Bosch IXO Vino

bosch vino


I kid you not, this is a real thing!

Thanks to the guys at Bosch you can actually buy a bonafide DIY tool to open wine. At £45 its a bit expensive for what is really just the most hilarious gimmick gift I have ever seen, but it wins my vote, and dads with man sheds across the Country will be joyfully hiding themselves away, with their screwdriver, and their wine.

Available at Amazon

Happy Half Glass

happy half glasses


No wine lovers collection of useless wine stuff is complete without a gimmick wine glass. Of these there are many funny choices, but this is my current favourite.

Available in wine, champagne, cocktail or beer, there is a choice for every type of alcohol lover in your life. You can play with the message too - "for the person who is always half cut", or "the eternal optimist for whom the glass is always half full".

Available at The Gift Oasis

The perfect accompaniment to any good wine related gift, is a bottle of the recipients favourite tipple. We of course have that one in the bag at the Calais Wine Superstore, and what you save on their wine can pay for a bottle for you!