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5 Fun Wine and Spirits Gifts Guaranteed to Make Your Boozy Friend Say Woooooo!!!
Get the party started with the best gifts for wine lovers, spirits fans, and alcohol consumers of all stripes.
Dry January will eventually creep up on us, as we all must reckon with our holiday overindulgences when the new year comes. But screw the new year and all of its buttoned-up resolutions right now — it's still time to rage and file it all under "deal with it later." So when you're buying for a friend who gets extra spirited around spirits — or "personality cocktails," if you prefer — this is what you need to wrap up with a bow to get the party started. (Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots!)
1. Lil Snowie 2 Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine
Wait, it's winter, not summer — and we're talking about booze, not kids' parties here — so why would you want to wrap up a sno-cone maker as a gift? Consider that this is the Vitamix of sno-cone makers: the fastest, best one out there for home use, shaving up a cup in just three seconds. And it makes for the most fun cocktails ever when you add your favorite booze to the mix, changing it up for any season all year long. Toss in some crushed candy cane — or a paper umbrella — for garnish... and you're golden.
2. Winc Wine Club Subscription
It’s real easy: Pick an amount that feels appropriate to spend on your recipient. (How naughty/nice have you/they been this year?) Write a personalized gift note. Winc sends a custom gift presentation to your recipient, which they can redeem for… wine! Delivered to their door! Just in time to binge watch Vanderpump Rules. Slam dunk.
3. Hearth & Hand Glass Goblet
Guys, you know you can't quit Chip and Joanna Gaines. No one can. Just embrace the cozy — and spark some serious Fixer Upper superfan party convo — when you give some Hearth & Hand goblets created with the Gaines' lifestyle brand Magnolia exclusively for Target. The coveted vintage-style glasses work as fancy alternatives to simple wine glasses. Give them with a bottle of the crowd-pleasing Yes Way Rose, also available at Target.
4. Cuvee Beauty Champagne Spray
You know that friend who will hit every holiday party this season with a glass of bubbly and a fresh blowout? (Props to her, that's a good life.) Play to her strengths — and her favorite things — with a gift from Cuvee Beauty, a champagne-infused haircare brand that just re-launched with a new brand look and a pair of new products: Blowout Bombe and Hair & Body Glow. The brand's founder, Rachel Katzman, was in Vegas celebrating her birthday when she was doused in champagne and loved how it made her hair feel — so she worked with chemists to formulate the line. The gift tag on any Cuvee product gift practically writes itself: "Cheers to the bubbliest babe ever!" (You're welcome.)
5. Ullo Wine Purifier
Have that one friend who has sworn too many times to count that they'll never drink to a hangover again? Well, hey — maybe next time's the charm, if you give the gift of a wine purifier. It's meant to remove sulfites, artificial chemicals added to wine as a preservative, which are longer needed once the bottle is opened. Üllo works on top of a variety of wine glasses (as well as the brand's own decanter). It's the gift that says: I care about you enough to worry about your headaches in time to stop them this festive season — and beyond.