A nice bottle of wine is a perfectly fine gift, and we’ve never known anyone to be dissatisfied with it, but it’s a bit impersonal. Our entire aim with Gifts that Don’t Suck is sharing things that have that little extra something that makes them special. So pop open some bubbly and check out some of our favorite drink themed gifts!
Bloody Mary Recipe Glasses
A Bloody Mary has a lot of ingredients, especially compared to a vodka soda. Remembering is hard. These pint-size glasses have the Bloody Mary recipe on the glass! Please note the glass does not say “lobster tail” or “hamburger slider.” Y’all know how I feel when you make your Bloody a little too extra.
Sturdy Martini Glasses
Who doesn’t love a stiff one? Choosing between shaken or stirred–NOT cleaning up spilled alcohol!–should be the most difficult part of your martini making process, no matter how many martinis in you are. These sturdy martini glasses let you be as fancy as you need to be while drunk af, without that pesky top heavy problem stemmed glassware poses.
CapaBunga Wine Bottle Stoppers
I am a white wine and prosecco drinker so I need to keep my beverages chilly. Sometimes there is not enough fridge space to keep those wine bottles upright. Enter the CapaBunga. These colorful wine bottle caps are tight enough to store your open bottles of wine on their sides so if you don’t/can’t drink it all in one night you can safely store it without spills. Best of all might be the CapaBubbles which keeps your sparkling wines and Champagne fizzy for up to a week! I’ve always hesitated to buy prosecco for home consumption because I would hate for it to go flat before I finished the bottle. Problem solved.
CapaBunga and CapaBubbles come in many different colors and designs from classy to sassy. Not a drinker? They also have products to keep your breads and cheeses fresh. Gift sets with both types of caps, a corkscrew and wine glass identifiers for those group hangs, are also available.
Am I immature? Probably. Is this still a great gift? Hard yes. My boyfriend and I both got each other these for Christmas last year, so great minds truly do think alike. I recommend these as a stocker stuffer to any wine lover or really just any family member you want to make uncomfortable. My mother was not amused by them.
Best part: they actually work.*
*these “condoms” are for the necks of wine bottles…not your kinky beverage-based sexcapades…
Rabbit Wine Opener
Chances are this won’t be your favorite rabbit to have stashed in a drawer somewhere, but it will be the only one that you pull out at parties to regale your guests with stories of why you love it so much. (At least, let’s hope so). Every one of us has a good friend who loves wine and who also has really crappy hand strength. This is the magical corkscrew for them. My good friend gave me one of these for my birthday several years ago, and I have been popping corks with all the ease of a coke can tab ever since.