Martha Stewart Wine Co. Valentine’s Day Gift Sets Are The Perfect Gift For The Martha-Obsessive In Your Life
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.
1. Pick A Price Range
Wine can get expensive pretty quickly. When I visited Napa Valley on my honeymoon, I asked the price of a bottle and tried not to stare in shock when the sommelier said it was over $100. If you're buying wine for a Valentine's Day gift, it's important to set a budget. Maybe your gift recipient appreciates the finer things in life, so a splurge is worth it, or perhaps they're like me and will drink whatever's put in front of them. Whatever the case, it's important to know how much you want to spend before you really start looking.
2. Know What They Like
When I'm ordering a glass of wine at a restaurant, I just pick something that I can pronounce, but some people are really picky about their wines. If you're giving a wine case to a connoisseur, you don't want to buy light wines if they prefer darker blends or buy a bottle of red if they're obsessed with white wine. The easiest way to figure out someone's wine preferences is to ask. If you love the element of surprise, you can always trick them by sending a text the next time you're at the grocery store asking which wine you should try for yourself.
3. Decide How Much Wine You'll Buy
If you're buying from Martha Stewart Wine Co., you have the option of a single bottle of wine, a wine case or a yearly subscription. You already have a budget and know which wines you're looking for, so it's just a matter of deciding how many bottles you're buying. If you're shopping for someone who rarely drinks wine, a bottle or two may be fine, while a yearly subscription is ideal for a wine expert. No matter which option you choose, your gift recipient will (rightly) be obsessed with you for such a thoughtful present. The best part of all? It's easy and requires little work on your part, which is my kind of gift.