The reasons I believe a wine decanter is a good gift is because a decanter is a great way to camouflage a less expensive bottle of wine, it can dress up the table at a dinner party, and by exposing greater surface area of the wine to the air it can smooth out some of the more harsh flavors in a wine. I have given a decanter as a gift in the past to a family member that is a brilliant hostess, she has used it and fell in love with the decanters' many useful facets, which is proof enough for me that the wine decanter is a go-to gift idea.
I found a wine decanter that is stylish, functional, and inexpensive on the Crate and Barrel website that would make a lovely gift. The Venue Wine Decanter has a shape that is reminiscent of a bell jar, with an interior indentation rising up inside from the base for a dramatic and classic look, all at an easy to manage price of $14.99. You can see the Venue Wine Decanter on the Crate and Barrel website here or by clicking the picture below:
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This next wine decanter is a great gift for those techies on your gift list, the very cool Wine Breather Carafe looks like a classic wine decanter with an interesting twist. Built into the top of the decanter is an aerator, by placing an open bottle of wine down into the top, the wine is aerated as it pours into the decanter (you can leave the wine in the carafe or flip it back over to return to the bottle). I found the Wine Breather Carafe on the website: Uncommon Goods (a must visit gift giving website) for the higher end price of $50.00, you can view it by clicking here or on the photo below:
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