Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

Your Complete Mother's Day Wine Gift Guide for 2018

Buying wine for Mother’s Day is a great idea. After all, the Interwebs proclaimed it the drink of all moms when the term “Mommy Juice” went viral. Whether the Mom you're buying for is your actual Mom, your wife, your girlfriend, your sister, your bestie, your aunt, your grandmother, or just someone you look up to, you'll find a perfect wine gift here.

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In this guide: Focus on Presentation · Rosé Gifts · A Special Wine Collection · One of a Kind Ideas · Wine with Savory Snacks · Champagne Luxury

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Because Presentation Matters

You’re on, so you most likely started your gift search looking for a wine of the month club and you’ve certainly found the best website to research wine subscriptions. If you're like many of our readers, you may not know how much a wine membership costs, so here's the skinny:

Wine club subscriptions that will bring ongoing joy to your mom typically start around $150 for three shipments (can be monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly). You can spend a lot more depending on how long you want her to get wine and what kind of wine she likes. If your budget is smaller, shop the one-time gifts on this page or check out VineBox.

When you give such a thoughtful gift as a wine subscription, you want every detail done right. These two wine clubs nail gift-giving presentation in more ways than one and Mom is sure to love either.

Gift Packaging from The California Wine Club The California Wine Club logo

Boutique California Wine

New, just in time for Mother's Day, The California Wine Club has added a beautiful pre-gift presentation option for your wine club gift. It includes a custom printed note with Mom's name and exactly what she'll be getting, along with a deluxe corkscrew, and an elegant bottle stopper — all in a charming box and delivered for $18.

Whether you ship it to yourself to present to Mom yourself, or you ship to directly to Mom, you'll let her know about the amazing gift that's on the way with flare.

Choose a 3-month, 2-bottle gift for Mom: Premier Series for $175, Pacific Northwest Series for $280, or Signature Series for $450. These prices include shipping and gift announcement package.

Bonus Wine! Use promo code EXTRAWINE and Mom will get two bonus bottles of wine in her first shipment, as a well as a $25 credit for The California Wine Club's online store.

Gift Packaging from The Gold Medal Wine Club

Award-Winning California Wine Subscription Gift

Gold Medal Wine Club features boutique California wines, and their most popular wine club is their Gold Series — two bottles of boutique California wine delivered each month.

We have an exclusive gift package offer to help make Mother's Day even more special this year. With any 3-month or longer wine club gift, Mom will receive a custom-designed three-bottle gift box depicting California wine country, a matching greeting card customized with the order details, and a bonus bottle of wine — a Reserve Meritage red blend from the Monterey area.

2-bottle gift for Mom: 3 months for $127, 6 months for $297, or 12 months for $547. These prices include shipping, bonus bottle, and the gift package. Shop Now

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Does Your Mom Love Rosé? Hint: Almost Certainly!

If you're looking to buy Mom a great wine gift, look no further than the trendiest wine around — rosé! Brush up on what rosé is or shop this year's hottest rosé deals. Here are a few we think are perfect for Mother's Day.

Vinley Market Bubbles & Rosé Subscription
Vinley Market Gift Card

Bubbles & Rosé Subscription

Vinley Market is a wine club with women in mind. Their sommelier buyer chooses great quality wine at affordable prices (a feat to be sure) to showcase in their Bubbles & Rosé Club.

Monthly deliveries of a sparkling and still dry rosé (never a White Zinfandel) will make Mom feel loved over and over again. Say #YesWayRosé to Mom drinking #RoséAllDay!

Give Mom a 2-bottle rosé subscription gift: 1 month for $59, 3 months for $177, 6 months for $354, and a Year of Rosé for $708. Prices listed do not include shipping costs. See site for details.

Save 10% with promo code WCR2017 (it's still valid). Add a customized gift card to your order for $5. Shop Now

VineBox Shades of Summer
VineBox Shades of Summer

Shades of Summer Rosé Wine Tasting Box by VineBox

VineBox is a wine subscription service that offers wine-by-the-glass deliveries. This summer they're offering a fantastical 9-glass box featuring 1 white wine, 6 rosé wines of every shade, and 2 light red wines great for summer.

Each glass tube contains 3.3 oz of fine wine — surprisingly fine and delectable. You can order up to 4 boxes in case she wants to share the gift with her significant other or besties.

Give Mom 9 glasses of rosé as a gift: $76, includes shipping. Pre-order now and the gift will ship May 7, maybe not quite in time for Mother's Day, but almost! And she will so forgive you, just like always.

Shades of Summer is guaranteed to sell out quickly. VineBox’s infamous Wine Advent Calendar disappeared in the blink of an eye and Shades of Summer will, too.

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Spoil Mom with this Killer Wine Collection

WineAccess Mother's Day Collection

WineAccess is a special online wine store that specializes in exceptional wines at affordable prices. They only work with pedigreed winemakers, wineries who painstakingly pay attention to every single detail, and produce impeccable wine.

They've assembled this diverse collection of ultra-premium sippers just for Mother's Day and we think you'll be so impressed you'll buy one for yourself, too. This collection includes: 2015 Vermillion from winemaking wunderkind Helen Keplinger, NV Michael Turgy Champagne Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut Reserve, 2016 Ariette Sauvignon Blanc from a winemaker who's wines appear on Michelin-starred wine lists, NV Akarua Methode Traditionelle Rosé ranked among the finest sparkling rosés by a wine industry publisher. Their "4+1" nomenclature refers to the 4 wines you're buying and a bonus wine. In this case, the complimentary bottle is the 2016 Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel Rosé La Dame Rousse rated 92 points by several top critics (it's practically unheard of for a rosé to break 90 points).

This stunning collection is only $150 at WineAccess. Price includes shipping. Shop Now

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One-of-a-Kind Wine Gift Ideas for Your Special Mom

Every wine drinker is different and so is every Mom. Peruse these gift ideas to find the perfect wine gift for your Mom.

12 Half-size Bottles from If Only

Half-Size Wine Bottle Discovery Case
Give mom 12 nights of wine (and a couple of other fermented treats) just for her
$160 at If Only

These half-bottles hand-picked by Master Wine Expert Debbie Zachareas are just right for nights when she won't finish a bottle. This selection is a perfect way to help mom discover terrific new wines: 5 red wines from Willamette Valley, Cote du Rhone, Portugal, and various regions of California, 1 rosé from Provence, 1 sparkling wine from Trentino, Italy, 3 white wines from Willamette Valley, California, and Piedmont, Italy, 1 cider from Suffolk, England, 1 ginger brew from Japan.

Custom Wood Wine Boxes

Keepsake Gift Box & Card All in One
Personalized sweet, funny, or funky wine gift boxes made of wood and engraved
From $65 at Artificer Wood Works

If you know what Mom's favorite wine is, get her a bottle and put it in one of these awesome gift boxes. We picked out a few here that we're fond of, but the company that makes them has dozens of designs, you can even upload your if you're handy like that. Get a free custom message on the inside to tell Mom how special she is. World's Greatest Mom, Mi Vino es Su Vino, Guns 'n Roses, or all Mother's Day suggestions.

Sometimes Mom Wants More than Just Wine...

When it comes to deciding on a mother's day gift for your Mom, or sister or bestie or auntie, you may want to consider her hunger in addition to her thirst. Few things are more indulgent than sitting down with a bottle of wine, some delicious cheese and charcuterie or chocolate, and just taking a break. Whether it's Wine Down Wednesday, Friday night, or a picnic in the park on Sunday, these delicious gifts will help mom unwind.

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Wine Gifts with Cheese and Charcuterie

Our favorite pairings for wine with bright fruity flavors is salty and fatty cheese and charcuterie. Try these delicious gifts to give Mom a savory treat.

Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Picnic Gift

A Perfect Picnic
A picnic basket complete with red wine and snacks
$150 at GiftTree

Whether you personalize the blanket or not, this California red blend and wine country favorites like dried fruit, olives, salami, mustard, and cheese will help mom unwind in a major way — maybe she'll even invite you to her backyard picnic. Shop Now

Wine Down Box Gift

Wine Down Box Gift
Perfectly paired wine, cheese, salami, and crackers
From $70 at Wine Down Box

Whether you buy a one-time box or a subscription gift, Mom will love this delightful gift. 1 month is $70, 3 months are $204, 6 months are $390, and a year of winding down to keep you out of the doghouse until Mother's Day 2019... $756. Prices include shipping. Shop Now or Read our Review

California Wine Country's Finest

Is Mom a Vegetarian? Give this gift instead...
$150 at Gold Medal Wine Club

Wine Country's Finest Gift Box — two California wines, one white and one red, plus an assortment of gourmet chocolates, sea salt caramels, crackers, blood orange olive oil, a recipe book, and more.

Shipping is $13.50 to most locations. Shop now

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Luxurious Champagne Gifts

Sometimes a woman is so amazing, extravagance is what's called for... what better way to spoil Mom than to give her the world's finest champagne?

Champagne & Caviar

Champagne & Caviar
The ultimate in luxury is fine Champagne and Osetra caviar. We think Perrier-Jouet Fleur Belle Epoque is perfect for Mother's Day.
$600 at GiftTree

A wood gift crate packed with Champagne and everything needed to enjoy two ounces of Osetra caviar — creme fraiche, handmade Russian bilinis, mother-of-pearl and sterling silver caviar service for two. Choose another impressive Champagne if she has a favorite.

Luxury Wine Gifts

Over-the-top Wine Basket with Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame
A truly special Champagne, a Groth Cabernet, and sweets perfectly paired to match
From $400 at GiftTree

Veuve Cliquot's "Yellow Label" Champagne is NV (non vintage) but Chateau Cliquot only makes La Grande Dame in special vintages and considers it their Grand Cru. Alongside her premium Champagne, she'll enjoy an array of chocolates and wine accessories.

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Still need more options?
See all of our hand-selected wine gifts
or our Best Wine Club Gifts list.

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