'Tis the season for holiday gifting and searching for that perfect present for your loved one can sometimes be a challenge! Below are my go-to items that make fantastic gifts, just in time for the holiday season.
The wine lovers in your life are sure to appreciate these wine-related items and gifts straight from wine country.
Wine Dogs California 3
If you know someone who loves wine and dogs, this is an amazing gift for them! The Wine Dogs books have images of over one hundred adorable wine dogs that roam wineries, tasting rooms, and vineyards across California, plus fun facts like their name, breed, and favorite hobby are displayed on every page. The series includes Wine Dogs California, Wine Dogs California 2, and the newest edition that was released this past June, Wine Dogs California 3.
Wine Country Chocolates
When in doubt, gift something sweet, because who doesn't love chocolate? Wine Country Chocolates has two chocolate tasting rooms, one on the Sonoma Plaza and the other in Glen Ellen. They specialize in wine-infused truffles, and the Zinfandel and Salted Caramel truffles are seriously addicting!
14301 Arnold Drive #2
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Spa Treatment at Elements
If someone you love is overworked or could simply use a little relaxation, gift them a treatment at the fabulous Healdsburg day spa, Elements on the Plaza. Tucked away overlooking the Healdsburg Plaza, Elements is the ultimate destination to get pampered and recharge your batteries. Ian and I received incredible massages here on our babymoon and it was a great stress-reliever. Can't decide which treatment your loved one would like best? Gift certificates are available so they can select the experience they'd enjoy the most - Use the code GRAPEGIRL15 when booking for a discount on both treatments and gift certificates.
105 Plaza Street A
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Wine Glass + Decanter Set
Wine glass and decanter sets make for an elegant and useful gift for the wine lovers in your life, and this Schott Zwiesel Wine Glass and Decanter Set is the exact one I gave my best friend for her birthday this past August. The complete set comes with a beautiful crystal decanter and four stemless wine glasses, and is available to 2-day ship through Amazon Prime. Plus, let's face it, everyone is always breaking wine glasses, so there's nothing like receiving a fresh, new set for the holidays!
Novo Bath & Body Soaps
Novo Bath & Body is a Sonoma County-based operation that creates handcrafted, small batch soaps with all-natural ingredients and essential oils. The owner, Nicole, was nice enough to send me a mommy-to-be care package of her soap bars, a dead sea mud facial bar, and a peppermint lip balm for a little pre-baby pampering, and I fell in love! I recommend trying the Sonoma Orange Honey Blossom, Rosemary + Lavender, and Lemon Verbena + Shea Butter, or purchasing for the special someone in your life who could use a little extra love this Christmas.
Vacu Vin Wine Saver
I've been using Vacu Vin Wine Savers for years now because they are commonly used in wineries I've worked at here in Sonoma County to preserve open wines. They make the best gifts for friends and family who consume wine on a regular basis! When you don't finish a bottle of wine, you simply put one of these stoppers in the top of the bottle, instead of a cork, and use the pump to pull the air out of the bottle. This handy duo keeps wine fresh for much longer than a standard cork would and it's always helpful to have a few extra vacuum stoppers around too.