You can never go wrong with a bottle of wine. It's a no-fail holiday gift that's also usually known as the classic fallback for those times when you couldn't handpick a specific present for a neighbor or the host of a party you're attending.
Nevertheless, the recipient will surely be delighted if you wrap your wine gift in a unique way. This will make a common present really memorable. You don't need to spend so much on the packaging, though. Feel free to use materials that are already available to you or find something that you can upcycle. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Or even a brown paper bag will do! Simply cover the bottle and add a little ornament from your Christmas tree. You can also make your own decorations from scraps of paper or a piece of fabric — it's up to you. If you opt for black paper, you can use a white-inked pen to draw some designs or write a short message in nice calligraphy.
Smashed Peas and Carrots shares a DIY tutorial on how you can make your own wine bag in just ten minutes. All you need to prepare are two pieces of fabric with pretty designs as well as laces, trims, or ribbons to tie the top closed.
DIY bottle covers
Make your own fun and holiday-inspired bottle covers using felt paper. These cute elf bottle covers are easy to do. Simply cute a piece of felt paper into a rectangle and fold it into a cone. Keep the shape intact by using fabric glue.
Afterwards, attach a faux fur that's been cut into a triangle along the inside edge of the cone and add a pompom along the outer edge of the cone. Slip the finished product onto the wine bottle and viola! You have a cute elf wine.
Of course, if you're not a DIY kind of gift-giver, you can purchase this adorable sweater wine bottle cover instead.
Wine bottle tags
This one is super easy to do as you'll only be needing pens and paper. But if you're really running out of time, you can take advantage of Domestically Creative's free printables. Super convenient!
Buy a pair of socks and pull it over the wine bottle. Check out Tary Williford's blog for a step-by-step guide!
Burlap wine bag
A handmade burlap wine bag will surely make your wine gift look more classy, and Jane's Girl Designs swears you can get this done in under five minutes. Doesn't it look pretty?
With a little bit of creativity, you can certainly make your presents look fun and adorable. If you want to give a little something apart from a bottle of wine, you can add a wine tumbler with a double-wall vacuum insulation. This will keep their drink cold for up to nine hours. Wonderful, isn't it?
Another practical gift that you could pair with a bottle of wine is a corkscrew bottle opener or a bottle stopper. A cheese spreader also sounds nice because let's admit it, what's wine without cheese?