8 Key Reasons to Give a Bottle of Wine as a Hostess Gift

Choosing Christmas gifts for all your friends and loved ones can be difficult and a little bit nerve-wracking. If you’re anything like me, you take way too long stressing over which gifts to buy, wondering if the recipient will enjoy what you choose. There’s a simple solution to much of our gift-giving woes though: a nice bottle of wine.

1- It Will Actually Be Used

We’ve all received a gift that we let sit for years until finally getting rid of it, feeling guilty the entire time. Whether it was an ugly Christmas sweater or a book you just couldn’t get into, there’s always the chance a gift won’t be a good fit. With wine, however, it’s almost guaranteed to be used. Even if your hostess isn’t big on drinking, she probably drinks wine every now and then, especially around the holidays.

2- Customization is Easy

When you want to get a gift that’s truly unique, wine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but it should. There’s a wine for every occasion and every taste preference out there. From sweet reds to sparkling peach wines, there’s a little something for everyone.

3- Fosters Closeness

The holidays are a time of good cheer and togetherness. Since wine is typically enjoyed with close friends, bringing it as a gift is a great way to promote relaxation and bond strengthening. You can crack open the bottle together, laugh, and be merry as you sip and indulge.

4- Wine is a Timeless Gift

Unlike many other gifts you could give, wine has a long-standing history dating back centuries. It’s been the drink of choice for celebrations for many years, making it a classy and traditional gift for your hostess.

5- You’ll Be Remembered

Since wine is an upscale but not snobbish gift, you’ll easily make a positive impression on your hostess. It’s pretty hard to mess up a choice in wine, unlike with something like a bottle of perfume or a piece of clothing. If you choose a vintage or high-end wine, learn about how it’s made and the history behind the brand and flavor. This will create interesting conversations and help solidify that good impression.

6- It’s Budget Friendly

Whether you have only a few bucks to spare or one hundred, there’s a wine in your price range. If finances are tight or you don’t know the hostess well, wine is a great gift.

7- It Livens the Party

Sometimes parties can seem a little stiff and formal. This is most common when guests are unfamiliar with each other. A glass or two of wine will help lighten the mood and allow everyone to be themselves.

8- It Can Be Special

If you have great feelings of love for your hostess and want to surprise her with something lavish, there are lots of classy and luxurious wines. Some ideas to start with are Brunello or Borgogna.

I hope now you’ll agree that wine is an excellent gift to give, not just as a hostess gift, but as a gift in general. It’s timeless, delicious, and sure to be appreciated. The only hard part is choosing which is best for your hostess!



Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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