by Maria LaPiana
If you know a special mom with great taste—a mom who loves her wine, that is—we’ve got you covered this Mother’s Day. At Wine Enthusiast, we believe in celebrating the second Sunday in May in style. Flowers are nice. But unique gifts that enhance her lifestyle and her wine-drinking experience? Well, that’s memorable. Here are 10 of our favorite gift ideas for every mom.
For the Hostess: Cheese Board and Decanter Serving Set
Beautifully composed cheese and charcuterie boards are all the rage, all over town, and on Pinterest. If your special mom likes to serve a delicious mix of nibbles with her favorite wine, she needs our All-In-One Serving Set. The round Acacia wood cheese board is divided in two: on one side, a removable quartz stone insert that you can chill in the fridge to keep cheeses cool longer; on the other, a decanter with a stand and spiral aerator, so you can pour like a pro. Also included: three ceramic bowls for dips or nuts, and tucked into a storage drawer, a waiter’s style corkscrew and three cheese knives. It’s an exceptional gift (the decanter can be personalized, too) for the gracious mom in your life. $249.95
For the Gardener: Personalized Reclaimed Wine Barrel Harvest Basket
Down-to-earth, yet out-of-the-ordinary, this one’s for the mom who enjoys serving up homegrown veggies from her garden (with her favorite wine, of course). Handmade from retired oak barrel staves, our Gardening Harvest Basket features a rope handle, a personalized wood plaque, and a distinctive, rustic look. The basket is divided into three compartments to make sorting easy; a galvanized mesh wire bottom allows dirt to fall away before bringing your bounty into the kitchen. The basket includes a heavy-duty carbon steel hand trowel, transplanter, and a rake with ash wood handles. $199.95
For the Fashionista: Polished Leather 3-Bottle Wine Bag
Looking good is her thing, so you know she loves stylish accessories. She also loves to take along a bottle or three when she steps out. This Leather Wine Tote gets the job done. Its padded interior is roomy enough to fit three bottles of wine—but it goes well beyond function. It’s made from polished Buffalo leather and designed in a classic style that works with any look, any time. It includes a waiter’s corkscrew in its own case and the liner is removable, so it can be used as a conventional tote, too. $99.99
For the Traveler: Vino Voyage 6-Bottle Wine Suitcase
For the mom who enjoys traveling as much as her wine, there isn’t a more perfectly tailored gift for her than this TSA-approved spinner wine suitcase. Designed to bring home the very best souvenirs, it features patented foam inserts that safely cocoons bottles of different sizes and shapes. It’s rugged (with reinforced corners, double spinner wheels and telescoping handles) and it’s beautifully sleek, in rich Bordeaux red. $199.00
For the Gadget Lover: Electric Blue Omega Wine Opener and Preserver Set
Our All-in-One Electric Wine Opener and Preserver takes the guesswork out of opening that much-anticipated bottle. This wine opener set does it all. Included with the electric wine bottle opener is a vacuum preserver, automatic dispenser and aerator, foil cutter, two vacuum stoppers, charging base and USB cord. With a unique viewing window that’s glows with a radiant blue light when in use and charging, there really is nothing quite like it. (If however, you’re like us, and think you can’t have too many, take a look at our other wine openers.) $149.00
For the Art Lover: Flamingo Mosaics Wine Bottle Lanterns
For a singularly spectacular gift that’s artfully designed to enhance entertaining and keep the wine theme going, consider our exclusive mosaic Flamingo Mosaic Lanterns. She won’t find anything like them anywhere. They’re crafted by artisans who use sunny colored glass pieces to embellish wine bottles, creating dazzling flamingo designs. When illuminated, fairy lights give the mosaic lanterns a warm glow. $79.95 Set of 4.
For the Connoisseur: Zenology Somm Handblown Wine Glasses
It’s been said that once you sip a good wine from handblown glasses, you never go back. We’re not sure if that’s true for everyone, but we do know that the mom who receives this set of two universal handblown glasses won’t be disappointed. Zenology Somm wine glasses are incredibly lightweight. They feature an oversized bowl that enhances swirling and a flared rim that delivers fresher, more defined notes to the palate. The universal glass is perfect for moms who love a variety of wines, including whites, rosés and sparkling wines. If she prefers a robust reds or a Pinot Noir, check out our full Zenology Somm collection or entire selection of wine glasses. $70.00, Set of 2
For the Entertainer: Art Series Spiral Decanter and Aerator
It’s not hard to find a decent decanter these days, but this one is as beautiful as it is practical, making it an ideal choice for the mom who loves to entertain. Our Art Series Spiral Decanter and Aerator has a striking look and is designed with glass coils that work together to let your wine breathe not once, but twice. Place the aerator on top of the decanter, pour your wine and watch it flow from one coil to the next as it fills. It’s a true showstopper she’ll want to use when serving guests. $99.95
For the Wine Collector: 18-Bottle Dual Zone MAX Cooler
Moms who enjoy both red and white wines and are short on storage space will love the compact size and flexibility of our Dual Zone MAX Wine Cooler. This state-of-the-art compressor cooler will keep her favorite bottles at the perfect temperatures and ready to serve. The split zone feature allows you to store and age red wine in the lower zone while chilling your white and rosé bottles in the upper zone. What makes it unique? You can also set each zone at the same temperature and use it as a single zone cooler. With a capacity of up to 18-Bordeaux bottles and quiet, energy-efficient performance, it’s sure to make her Mother’s Day extra cool. $389.00
For the Foodie: Reclaimed Barrel Pizza Board Set
We all know that wine and pizza make a perfect pair. For the mom who can’t imagine a better menu, there’s our unique Reclaimed Barrel Pizza Board, guaranteed to up her game when it’s her turn to host pizza night. A homemade pie deserves to be served up in style. Handmade from solid oak, the board features a natural, food-safe finish, easy-carry handles, and feet crafted from reclaimed wine barrel staves. It comes with cutting guidelines for 14-inch pies, a pizza wheel, and serving spatula. It’s an entertaining essential she’ll love—especially because it’s laser-engraved with her name on it. $169.95
Shop our full Mother’s Day Shopping Guide for more unique wine gifts she won’t forget.