Top Christmas gifts for your wine loving friends

What gift do you get for someone who has everything? That’s easy, especially if you have a wine lover on your list of people to buy for.

At Laithwaite’s we’ve got a huge range of gifts bound to put some Christmas cheer under your tree.

Forget about yet another tie, jazzy socks or impersonal perfume, our edible and drinkable gifts should be on any grown-up’s letter to Father Christmas.

From stonkingly good red wine and luxurious Champagne sets to decorations with an unusual twist and a book filled with more than stories, you’ll have to resist treating yourself while doing your Christmas shopping.

So while you’re counting down to Christmas with our alcohol-filled Advent calendars for adults, take a look through our top 10 favourite items – all of them sure-fire hits to please even the fussiest of your friends.

The stocking filler

These cute little baubles make the perfect stocking filler for the gin-lover in your life

Made with natural flavours, these festive gin baubles range from clementine, cranberry, and spiced pear to figgy pudding, plum and ginger, and even Brussels sprout! A fun and adventurous way to try a variety of gins – and they look great on the tree!

The gin-loving Aunt

Daffy is the Goddess of Gin. For the first time ever it’s seen here ready to go as a pre-mixed Martini.

The ultimate gift box for any martini lover – Daffy’s World’s Best Martini with two stylish glasses. Winning the coveted World’s Best Martini competition in 2018, Daffy’s orange blossom gin makes the very best Martini. The journey to create this masterpiece took four years. Trialling and testing along the way, the team eventually found the perfect ingredients to create a gin like no other. Quality, depth, complexity and charm come from using a ‘slow-cook’ distillation process.

The ‘cool’ brother

With their fun and funky labels, these Aussie reds from the boutique RedHeads cellar in the Barossa are loaded with visual appeal as well as flavour.

With their fun and funky labels, these Aussie reds from the boutique RedHeads cellar in the Barossa are loaded with visual appeal as well as flavour. They’re also all about quality – each has a Gold medal. Here to enjoy are a luscious Shiraz, a Coonawarra Cabernet and a rule-breaking blend of native Italian grapes.

The party animal

We’re back and bigger than ever with Laithwaites Wine Festival

Your wine-loving, partying friends will definitely appreciate this Christmas present! Get them tickets to join Tony Laithwaite and family in Kensington (home to our first Wine Festival back in 1980) for our biggest wine show ever.

Our Wine Festival is SO much more than just a tasting:

  • Meet your host, bestselling author and TV’s Mr Wine – Oz Clarke
  • Taste over 350 wines – all included in the ticket price
  • Chat to more than 100 producers from 17 countries
  • Explore artisan food stands, English fizz, luxury spirits and more
  • Join expert-led tastings and take part in unique sensory experiences

Get your tickets here.

The deserving dad

A splendid gift of smooth, mellow Speyside whisky and delicious whisky fudge

Surely a match made in heaven, this … the pairing of Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, made from a blend of three fine Speyside malts, and a tin of Cartwright & Butler’s decadent malt whisky butter fudge in a smart clip-top tin. The name ‘monkey shoulder’ refers to a condition that some maltmen used to develop while turning barley to make the whisky. Nowadays the only turning required is a twist of the wrist to open the bottle! This super smooth scotch and fudge gift makes a fine present for any whisky lover.

The best friend

Treat your Espresso Martini sipping pal to this wine and chocolates set

A delightful gently peachy, citrusy fizz from the Prosecco master Alessandro Gallici, a pristine, lemony-fresh Sauvignon Blanc from cool, high slopes in Chile and the gold-medal ‘Big Bro’ to bestseller Cabalié, with more punch and power from concentrated old-vine fruit. Throw in a stunning assortment of milk, white & dark chocolate espresso martini truffles from Holdsworth Chocolates and your BFF will love you even more than they already do.

The grandparents

Give someone a flavour of the Italian good life with this delicious dessert combination

Welcome la dolce vita! A classic Panettone, packed with vanilla and candied fruit, paired with Moscato d’Asti – and a deliciously sweet dessert fizz with refreshing charm and hints of rose petal. This Asti and Panettone set is perfect pairing for the sweet grandparents in your life.

The wine-loving couple

Brilliant examples of the world’s best-loved grapes, all crafted by master winemakers

This case will delight all who are lucky enough to receive it – we recommend it for the wine-loving couple who love to explore styles! It’s a roll-call of classic grapes and styles, all ready to be poured and savoured. In reds, there’s our bestselling Italian Black Red, Pillastro Primitivo, a rich Aussie Shiraz and a spicy southern French Gold-medal winner. The whites are led by five-Gold Aluado Chardonnay, with a Chilean Sauvignon and Italian Pinot Grigio show the heights these grapes can reach in the hands of winemakers who’ve become masters of their trade over many vintages.

About Laithwaite's Wine

We’re wine nuts, not wine snobs. We’ve been exploring the world on a mission to find great wine for the last 50 years. If you love adventure as much as we do, you belong with us. We know our winegrowers like family – and in some cases they actually are. Expect to hear from these legends of the soil, see behind the scenes access into vineyards and wineries and get news on fresh finds from our travels on this page. Drink responsibly. Visit for further health information. You must be aged 18 or over to follow.

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