Stuck on what to get the budding wine or cocktail enthusiast in your life?
Forget funny wine stoppers and personalised coasters this year, and instead feast your eyes on this selection of gadgets, gimmicks and sophisticated stuff that'll surprise, delight and confound your wine loving friends come Christmas time.
Whether you like to plan ahead or leave shopping to the last minute, a little inspiration never goes amiss, expecially when it comes to finding unique wine gifts.
Take your pick of our great gift ideas below for wine and cocktail lovers:
Christmas Gifts for Wine Lovers and Cocktail Enthusiasts
Essential Guide to Champagne
What do you get the fine wine lover who has everything? Try impressing them with this new comprehensive and luxurious box set from Peter Liem, complete with maps.
Home Wine Making Kit
For the wine lover that might have tried many labels, except their own! Challenge them to making their own bottle of wine at home with this novel kit.
Keep your Wine Fresh for Longer
Ok, so this is going to be more of a household investment than a present at $1499 and it does also offer the excuse not to drink quite so much this Christmas. Storing up to two bottles of wine once opened there is no longer an excuse to finish the bottle, as they should remain as fresh as when they were opened.
Aerate your Wine on Tap
This next nifty gadget aerates your wine as you pour - abolishing the need for messy decanting and creating quite a talking point.
Oak Barrique Age Wine
For the experimentor, try this oak ageing bottle that the producer's claim can "oak age" any wine in as little as 72 hours, creating those deep vanilla flavours.
Instead of sending a Christmas card, why not post a bottle of wine? Imagine the delight of finding a bottle of wine on the doormat instead of a heap of bills!
Grow your own prosecco
For the budding gardener in your life try tempting them to grow their own prosecco with this prosecco plant promising their first taste of sweet homegrown nectar in 6 to 18 months.
Smoke your Own Drinks
For the budding mixologists, this cocktail smoker box is sure to inspire an exploration into new and exciting flavours.