Slideshow: Gift Guide: For Wine Lovers

Wine Maps by Steve De Long
Wine Maps by Steve De Long
Learn where your wine comes from with a detailed map of the region, with all viticultural areas marked. $20 to 30, available online from Amazon: California, Spain, and Italy.
Two Wine Books to Love
Two Wine Books to Love
Reading Between the Wines is a beautiful collection of importer Terry Theise's thoughts on wine, the people behind it, and the experience of finding and tasting unusual wines. It's so poetic we couldn't help reading parts of it out loud. $17, available online from Amazon

If you're looking for more of a reference book, The Oxford Companion to Wine is the one to get. It's a resource wine lovers will come back to, whether they're looking up scientific terms, the histories of wine regions, or unfamiliar terms on a bottle's label. $41, available online from Amazon

Schott Zwiesel Forte Collection
Schott Zwiesel Forte Collection
The fine edge on these Tritan crystal glasses makes drinking from them a treat. But they work for everyday use; I've been chucking them in the dishwasher for a little over a year with no ill effects. ($60 for six, available online at Amazon)
Insulated Wine and Cheese Bag
Insulated Wine and Cheese Bag
Make a picnic complete with wine and cheese (acrylic glassware included!). This bag keeps two bottles of wine cool so you can make a day of it. $45, available online from Amazon
Vinturi Wine Aerator
Vinturi Wine Aerator
I'm a huge fan of this little gadget, which helps to open up a tightly wound wine. It may not be as gorgeous as the glass decanter you pull out for special occasions, but it works instantly and is dishwasher safe. $31, available online from Amazon
Wine Preservation Spray
Wine Preservation Spray
This can of inert gas keeps wine leftovers tasting fresh by removing oxygen from the bottle. So far, I've found that it works better than a vacuum pump. $11.95, Available online from WineEnthusiast.com