Wine lovers, rejoice with me: Not only does Martha Stewart have her own wine company, but the company makes Valentine's Day gift sets, and if you were wondering how in the world you're going to scrounge together a Galentine's day gift for your bestie, well, fear no more. If you're not big on Valentine's Day, I understand. I hated the holiday when I was single, and I only like it marginally more now that I'm in a relationship. It often feels unbearably cheesy — I can't take care of flowers and don't have much use for fancy dinners — but wine is special. If someone gave me a Valentine's Day-themed wine set, I'd feel eternally indebted, and Martha Stewart Wine Co. Valentine's Day gift sets are the perfect gift.
If you were totally blindsided by the news that Martha Stewart has a wine company, join the club. The company officially launched in April 2017, and while the company doesn't make the wines itself, each curated box is tasted and approved by the queen herself. The Valentine's Day gift sets range from $59 to $159, depending on what you're looking for. There's Rosé Bouquet, which contains six bottles of rosé for $87.70, and Romantic Reds, which comes with 12 bottles of red wine for $139.99. If you aren't sure what to get someone you love for Valentine's Day, this seems like a safe bet (or, heck, order a box for yourself and distribute the wine amongst your galentines).
"A bottle of wine is perfect for Valentine’s Day because it’s something you can enjoy with others. Uncorking a bottle of wine is celebratory. A sparkling wine like Champagne or Cava works just as well on a first date as it does on an anniversary," a spokesperson for Martha Stewart Wine Co. tells Bustle.
I'm no wine connoisseur — the cheap stuff is usually what you'll find in my kitchen — but I can appreciate a good bottle. As long as the person you're shopping for isn't a non-drinker, they'll appreciate the effort.
"Gift-giving can be hard. Most people worry about whether or not the recipient will like it, whether they already have it, whether it’s too much or too little," the spokesperson says. "Wine makes gift-giving easy. As a gift it can be romantic and sweet as well as a fun gift between friends."
So how do you decide which wines would make the most sense for Valentine's Day, whether you're buying for a friend or a significant other? I've got some tips for you.