Every year we frantically search for an answer to that age-old holiday question: What do you get that one person who is impossible to buy gifts for? Sure, you could buy those present enigmas a book (that they probably won't read) or a sweater (that they probably won't wear) and call it quits. But instead of throwing away our hard-earned $$$ on hit-or-miss presents this year, we've got a much better idea in mind: wine.
Specially selected, unique, and chic-looking wine is foolproof gifting for these frantic times — because is there
really such a thing as having too many bottles of vino? (If so, we'd gladly welcome that conundrum.) Wine fits the easy, affordable, and sophisticated-gifting bill. But since any old bottle of red or white tied with a bow won't bring the wow-factor, we sought out and 15 impressive-looking options (all for $15 and under). Scroll on to stay shopping savvy this holiday season with these gift-worthy bottles of booze.
For lovers of light and dry rosé, this Santa Barbara blend boasts not only a beautiful label but tasting notes of cranberry, rose petal, and sweet strawberry.
Funk Zone 2016 Rosé, $13, available at Winc.
For the velvet devils in your life, gift them a bold bottle of dark fruit, cherry, and blackberry — with some mysterious hints of cedar, pipe tobacco, and earth, too.
Charles Smith 2015 Velvet Devil Merlot, $11.99, available at Wine.com.
This Chenin Blanc blends California wine with South African-style — bright, ripe, and fruit flavorful with tasting notes of peach ring, pineapple, and white flowers.
Cape Route 2017 Chenin Blanc, $13, available at Winc.
This classic bottle is a French blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignane and Mourvedre with tasting notes of cherry, dried herbs, and white pepper.
Idée Fixe 2015 Red Blend, $13, available at Winc.
Gift a bottle of this crisp yet juicy Riesling, with flavors of nectarine and peach, to anyone in your life who packs a punch.
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling, $14.99, available at Drizly.
This medium-dry white blend with a lovely label boasts delicate tasting notes of honeysuckle, lemon rind, and white peach.
Capuchon 2016 White Blend, $13, available at Winc.
Have a friend who adores cats AND red wine? Look no further than this bottle of dark and juicy Tempranillo with just the right hint of spice (plus a kick-ass feline label).
Copycat 2016 Tempranillo, $13, available at Winc.
Rosé isn't just for summer and sand — let a bottle of this Cabernet Franc-based wine with sweet red berries and a tart finish brighten someone's winter.
Lieb Cellars 2015 Bridge Lane Rosé, $15, available at Mouth.
House Wine's sleek, black bottle of Cab Sauv packs spicy oak notes with hints of blackberry, plum, bing cherry, toast, and cocoa — for intense friends only.
House Wine Dark Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.99, available at House Wine.
Don't blow your budget on those "fancier" bottles of bubbly — this sparkling white from Finke's Widow blends Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and a bit of sparkle that truly shines with notes of pineapple and peach to finish.
Finke's Widow 2016 Sparkling White Blend, $14, available at Winc.
Let that certain someone know they're the bomb with Charles Smith's Syrah — a black cherry, tobacco, and lavender explosion.
Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah, $12.98, available at Drizly.
Surprise the white wine lover in your life with a bottle of Grüner Veltliner — it's crisp and mineral finish make for perfect pairing with just about any food.
Dancing Coyote 2014 Grüner Veltliner, $15, available at Mouth.
For the friend who always have a story to tell, this fruity, earthy, AND spicy red blend should do the trick.
So This Happened 2012 Red Blend, $13, available at Winc.
Impress any finicky Sauvignon Blancers with Alma Libre — hailing all the way from Chile, this bottle boasts the unique tropical flavor profile of citrus, grapefruit, and guava.
Alma Libre 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, $13, available at Winc.
We're all a little #basic from time to time, so why not embrace it and celebrate with a bottle of Pink Party bubbly rosé? Your friends will thank you.
Pink Party Rosé With Bubblies, $14.99, available at Swish.