There’s no end to the possibilities when it comes to buying your friends, family and loved ones a gift. But if you overthink it too much, you’ll panic and probably end up with socks.
Do the easy thing and the right thing… always gift wine. Here the 5 best reasons wine is and will always be the best gift ever.
1) It never goes out of style.
Fads come and go. Remember acid washed jeans? Oh, and that sweater vest Aunt Cindy bought you was never in style. Wine, on the other hand, is and has been mankind’s favorite drink since the cradle of civilization began rocking (and fermenting). If you really drop the ball you can let a bottle spoil, but time (AKA all of human history) has told us that vino has and always will be trending, quite hard.
2) It’s a gift that works in all price ranges.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who grimaces when they unwrap a bottle of vino, whether it’s a prime vintage of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or a humble table wine. Every bottle serves a different and equally important purpose, which means that you don’t have to break the bank if you don’t want to. Now, you might offend somebody if you pick up a bottle of “wine product” from a bodega but then again, that’s not really wine, now is it?
3) Wine leads to good times.
It’s well documented that the vast majority of people feel happier, more comfortable, more generous and generally awesome after consuming wine… good things happen when it’s flowing. If only the same could be said of that USB keychain you bought Dad. Spread joy, not toys.
4) It’s the easiest thing to wrap, ever.
Step 1: Remove price tag.
Step 1a (Optional): Tie ribbon around bottleneck.
Step 2: Place in bag or in free hand.
Step 3: Place in hand of recipient.
Step 4: Soak up gifting glory.
5) If you gift wine, you’ll probably get to drink some of it too.
If you get someone a book, you better read it before you hand it over, because you’re never seeing that thing again. Yet more often than not, when you show up with a bottle of wine, that wine ends up in a glass that ends up in your hand. It may be better to give than receive… but why not give something that might also set you up for a little receivin’ as well?
If you’re still not convinced, think about it over a few glasses of vino, you’ll come around.