Why a Wine Chiller Is Actually a Much Better Hostess Gift Than a Bottle of Wine
Whenever visiting another person's home, whether it be for a holiday gathering or a weekend stay, it's always considered polite to bring a hostess gift along to express appreciation and thanks. While hostess gifts can certainly be tailored to each person and their interests (we have you covered with some great ideas for inspiration here), a bottle of wine is never a bad idea, especially if it's an occasion where wine will be served or the hostess has provided refreshments for a group. It can stock them up for later, or help provide an emergency stash in case the bar runs dry!
Unfortunately, everyone else probably has gotten the same idea by now, and there will be no shortage of bottles given to hostesses all year long, but particularly during the holiday season. If you want to give something unique that still dances to the same tune as a bottle of wine, there is another idea that any hostess will love: a wine chiller. Wine bottle coolers (not to be confused with wine fridges) are used to chill a single bottle of wine much more quickly than when placed in the fridge, and it keeps an open bottle of wine cold on the counter while you're enjoying.
Hence, it makes the perfect option for hostesses who are receiving countless bottles of wine from guests and who want to ensure there is chilled white wine available at all times during a soirée. While there are some high-ticket wine coolers out there, you can find an affordable option that won't cost more than an average hostess gift. All in all, it makes a unique gift that provides a function, as well as fun. And it won't disappear after the party! (You can't always say as much for the wine.)
Shop our favorite gift-worthy wine chiller below, plus three other options anyone would love to receive.