If you are searching for a gift for a wine lover you may be tempted to buy them a bottle of Merlot or Cabernet, but wait…there are more creative ideas you could try before falling back on the default choice. There are a lot of things that go well with wine and accessories for wine drinkers that make great gifts.

Electric Corkscrew Wine Opener
Open those wine bottles in just minutes with this electronic wonder. No more wrestling with those manual corkscrew bottle openers ever again.

Wine Condoms
No, it’s not what you’re thinking. It’s not a condom made out of wine. It’s a condom for your wine. Once you open a bottle of wine you let in oxygen which begins the process of oxidation which is a chemical process that changes the flavor of the wine over time. It is recommended to recap the bottle after opening but that is not always easy, especially if it had a cork. The wine condom is exactly what it sounds like, a covering that goes over the top of the wine bottle to keep it fresh between pours.

A Wine Carafe
Zalto Carafes are decorative wine carafes that are elegant and beautiful. The perfect accessory for serving guests at a dinner party. Decanting wine, or taking it out of the bottle, lets it breathe and allows the true flavor and undertones in the wine to develop. It needs a little oxygen to do this and it’s best to drink the wine soon after to avoid it losing its flavor or going bad.

Le Rustique Wall Mounted Metal Wine Rack
This is the gift for wine lovers who may not have room for a larger rack. This mini wine rack holds and displays 6 bottles of their favorite wine. If you think they would prefer something a little fancier you can opt for the tabletop version.

Black+Blum Flow Wall Wine Rack
This is an interesting design idea. It is a wall-mounted rack and resembles the flow of water, a wavy line with holes to hold up to eight bottle necks in alternating directions (4 on the right, 4 on the left). The rack is made of polished stainless steel. It is compact and takes up very little space.

Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking
Do you stress over what bottle of wine to serve with dinner? If your friend is a budding wine enthusiast, this book may help answer some questions and help them to feel more confident in pairing wines with food. The book is written by Bon Appétit wine columnist and blogger Marissa A. Ross.

Snacks & Wine Tote Bag
This tote has plenty of room to carry everything you need for a nice, quiet picnic by the lake. A bottle of wine, some cheese and fruit, or a loaf of crusty bread with sweet cream butter. A bag of pretzels or some cheesy crackers? Just about anything you can think of goes good with wine.

Wine Glass Pendant Necklace
This lovely pendant of a wine bottle pouring a glass of wine is a fun piece of jewelry that a female wine lover will love. The wine pouring into the glass is made of tiny crystals that empty into a larger heart crystal.

Medieval Poison Ring
This piece of jewelry was used to poison the wine glass of kings and noblemen in the 16 – 17th centuries. The band was often made of sterling silver with a stone attached to the top portion that opened up to reveal a hidden compartment. The wearer could fill it with pomander (solid perfume) to sniff when coming in contact with less than pleasant odors, or if you were a spy it could hold your escape from torture or the chopping block. There are many reproductions of this popular style of ring – some shaped into sterling silver vampire coffins. The poison ring is a gift for a true lover of history as well as wine.

Kato Wine Carrier
The Kato wine tote is a stylish wine carrier made of 600D polyester in a blue & white stripe design with carrying straps. It holds 2 bottles of wine and is a suitable gift for men or women. No more flimsy paper bags for transporting your favorite rose` or white wine. Use the Kato wine tote for a safer and more elegant way to transport your collectibles.

Wine Barrel-Aged Coffee
3 Piece Set of Wine Barrel Aged Coffee Flavors. Premium grade coffee beans with a rich taste profile (90+ pts). Never heard of wine-flavored coffee? Well, now you have. Great gift for both wine drinkers and coffee lovers!

Wine Glass Oil and Vinegar Set
This set is made of two wine-glass shaped bottles with a twist. The bowl is on the bottom (wine glass upside down) and the stem is the top of the bottle. Lovely table set for wine lovers who also love a good oil and vinegar dressing on their salad.

Make Your Own Wine Kit
You don’t need a lot of experience or knowledge to make your own wine, especially if you have the right tools. Everything you need is included in this “Make Your Own Wine” kit. You will get all the supplies along with a guidebook to show you how to do it step-by-step. The kit was created with the help of the world’s most respected wineries and their recipe to make your own bottle of delicious wine.

The ideas presented here should help you choose a unique and heartfelt gift for the wine lover in your family circle. When faced with buying a gift people often just buy a bottle of wine because they don’t have any other ideas. Well, there are plenty of other things you can get other than a bottle of wine or a monthly subscription to a wine club. These ideas are inventive and show you care to find just the right gift for this special person in your life.