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Posted on Nov 01, 2015

Wine guidebook from Sundog Books

With the holiday season fast approaching, near is the time for festive gatherings with friends and family. As custom dictates, it is appropriate to give a small gift to the dinner party host or hostess. While a bottle of Seaside Wine Project wine is always lovely, consider a unique wine-themed gift as a welcome alternative. I searched through Seaside to find gifts any host would be tickled to receive, and you would be more than proud to give. Here are some of the gems I found:

Amoré by the sea

A truly eclectic shop, Amoré by the Sea offers many gift options. I enjoy the different sets of wine-themed coasters. The wooden sets are printed quotes such as, “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine” or “Pass the Red” ($25) while the ceramic set features different grape varietals and comes with an iron stand ($23).

Wine decor from Amoré by the Sea

The Art of Simple

I love the unique finds at this boutique. But I especially adore the wine and beverage canteens. These canvas printed containers are large enough to hold a full bottle of wine and feature a BPA-free, reusable plastic liner. L’Vin Pour Vintage Canteen ($35) makes compliance with the glass-free beach law stylish and charming.

Wine canteens from The Art of Simple

An Apartment in Paris

This beautiful store is a great place to discover a new treasure. I found gorgeous loom woven tea towels inspired by French wine regions ($35). These lovely towels could be a gift on their own, or wrapped around the host’s favorite bottle.

Tea towel from An Apartment in Paris

Sundog Books

For the wine lover and reader, Sundog Books has many options. The book I could not leave the shop without was “Wine Folly, The Essential Guide to Wine” by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack ($25). My favorite part of this fabulous book is the qualities and descriptions of grape varietals. It is the perfect reference for a wine tasting party.

For your next holiday party invitation, a quick jaunt to the well-appointed shops of Seaside will leave you with the perfect gift. Cheers!