If you are not a foodie or a fan of various wines, you may find yourself in a bind when you are shopping for a friend that enjoys ingesting the finer things in life. However, there are many ways in which you can show your loved one that you appreciate him or her, and understand him or her enough to search for the perfect gift. Here are just a few interesting suggestions:
1. Home Hot Sauce-Making Kit
Most of these kits include everything your connoisseur friend will need to make up to five bottles of his or her own take on Texas Pete sauce. Many include bottle-fillers to prevent spilling and auto-siphon pumps to keep everything vacuum-sealed airtight against spoiling. Many of these kits are easy to use, include instructions for novices, and can be used over and over again before necessitating replacement. You just have to supply your own ingredients.
2. Bathtub Wine Glass Holder
What could be more relaxing than soaking in the bathtub after a long day at work and indulging in a smooth glass of wine? However, many wine lovers have attempted this and have spilled their indulgence into his or her bathwater, or worse, shattered their glasses all over the floor. Instead of holding the glass indefinitely, or attempting a balancing act on the bathtub ledge, you can purchase a wine glass holder for your libation-loving pal. Some variations of bathtub wine glass holders include the types that suction to the bathroom wall, the types that connect to an arm that encompasses the tub’s edge, and a tray that simply balances across the tub, resting on both sides.
3. Membership to a Wine of the Month Club
This is a gift idea that will endure all year long. Wine of the month clubs are subscription services that deliver bottles of wine each month for a prepaid fee. These wine gifts typically come in pairs of red and white. Many specialize in different variations of wine. Some are even dedicated to vintages from a particular region of the country or a specific part of the world.
4. Sulfite-Removing Wine Purifier
Sulfites are added to wine to keep the beverage from spoiling or turning to vinegar. They also keep sweeter wines from fermenting a second time. However, many a wine connoisseur consider them as their worst natural enemy. Many times a wine sophisticate will not even attempt to sip a glass from a bottle that mentions the pesky preservatives. Though sulfites are not necessarily bad to the taste, there are purifiers designed to remove them from each glass as the wine is poured. Just place the filter over your glass and pour the wine through and it should become naturalized and preservative-free.
5. Walnut Cheese Board
When serving fancy cheeses, it is customary to expect them arranged beautifully along with sliced vegetables, meats, spreads, and crackers, and, as such, your cuisine-appreciating gift recipient will never go wrong with a walnut cheese board. Extraordinarily functional, these boards are custom made from the finest walnut trees native to the Carolinas. Whether he or she is throwing a mid-winter holiday party or a summer evening cookout, these gorgeous platters making entertaining guests a breeze!
In conclusion, it is much easier that one would think to pick out the perfect present for a gourmet foodie and wine lover. You just have to get a bit creative and find out what makes your loved one tick. If you were in his or her shoes, wouldn’t you find everything on this list enjoyable, too? If you answered yes, then you know that your potential food and wine gifts will be winners!