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A picture of 4 different ways to wrap a wine bottle.

When you don’t know what to gift someone, wine is almost always a great idea. If of course they’re of age.

People just like it! They drink, share, and even collect it. And so it’s unlikely to go to waste.

As a gift giver, though, wine gifts sometimes feel like a bit of a cop out, you know? They can come across as an afterthought to the recipient, even if that’s not the case. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

With a little creativity, and a tiny bit of time, wine gifts can appear to be both thoughtful and memorable.

That said, today I’m going to show you how to wrap a wine bottle gift 4 unique ways. So you’ll never feel like wine gifts are chintzy ever again!

Below you’ll learn:

  1. How to wrap a wine bottle gift for christmas
  2. How to wrap a wine bottle in a towel
  3. How to wrap a wine bottle with socks
  4. How to wrap a wine bottle with wrapping paper

And to make things even easier, here are the links to all of the various materials utilized…

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle Gift for Christmas

I’m starting here because it’s the easiest way to wrap your wine gifts for Christmas!

A picture of the "Ho Ho Ho" printable wine bottle label created by The Joyful Co.


All you need is a printer (or access to one; The UPS Store typically has them), Avery 22827 waterproof labels OR JAM Paper 4×5 shipping labels, and my FREE Christmas printable wine bottle labels.

Assembly Instructions:

Once all of those items are accounted for, you can create your unique Christmas wine gifts by following the steps below.

  1. Print the printable wine bottle labels template (the PDF doc) onto the Avery 22827 or JAM stickers.
  2. Remove the front label from your wine bottle of choice (I used Aldi wine here which is only $3.99!). Trust me when I say that the easiest way to do this is with Goo Gone Sticker Lifter. It’s worth every penny!
  3. Fill out the DIY wine labels, noting the type of wine (some) and gift giver (from).
  4. Stick the Christmas wine bottle labels on the front and center of the bottle.

It’s that simple!

Of course, you’ll want to be sure to choose a wine the recipient will actually enjoy. Find out if they prefer reds or whites, sweet wines or dry, to personalize the gift further.

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle in a Towel

This is one of my favorite ways to wrap a wine bottle because it looks super chic, and who couldn’t use an extra dish towel?

A picture of a wine bottle wrapped in a towel.


For this, you simply need a dish towel (it’s easier to work with lightweight weaves), tape, ribbon or string, and a gift tag of sorts.

Assembly Instructions:

Once your supplies are in hand, all you have to do is:

  1. Fold the towel in half. You want the edges on the short sides of the towel to meet. I always say you want to create a hamburger, not a hot dog, lol.
  2. Place the wine bottle on one side of the folded towel, setting the bottom along the closed (folded) edge.
  3. Tape the long edge of the towel to the bottle to keep it from shifting.
  4. Wrap the remaining towel around the bottle and tape closed.
  5. Tie ribbon or string around the neck of the bottle to secure the towel.
  6. Add a gift tag.

If you like the gift tag shown in this picture, it’s actually a part of my free Christmas printables bundle. The bundle comes with the win labels shown above, gift tags, gift card holders (you’ll see a sample of that soon), and free printable Christmas cards.

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle with Socks

This is another way to wrap a wine bottle with a totally useful item.

A picture of a wine bottle wrapped with socks.


All you need is a pair of boot socks, ribbon or string, and a gift tag.

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Shimmy your wine bottle into one of the socks.
  2. Tie the second sock around the neck of the wine bottle.
  3. Use the ribbon or string to tie on the gift tag.

In my sample, the tube of the sock was a little long. That said, I tucked it back and into the sock I used as a bow. If you don’t like that, you can try folding the top of the first sock down before adding the second one. Don’t hesitate to play around until you find a look you love!

Here’s a quick tutorial for you…

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle with Wrapping Paper

Last, but certainly not least, you can simply wrap a wine bottle with wrapping paper! If you’re like me and accumulate gift wrap scraps all year, this is the time to pull them out and make use of them.

A picture of a wine bottle wrapped in wrapping paper.


For this, all you need is the wrapping paper of your choice, tape, ribbon or string, and a gift tag (or a gift card holder like I used).

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Cut enough wrapping paper to cover the label of the bottle, at least. I like to cut a little extra and fold the edges of the paper so they don’t look rough, raw, and/or crooked.
  2. Tape one end of the wrapping paper to the wine bottle.
  3. Wrap the paper around the bottle, and tape again to secure.
  4. Use the ribbon or string to tie on the gift tag.

As you can see, I used a gift card holder in place of the gift tag in my example. This is a great addition if you want to gift the recipient with a little something extra. So often, wine gifts are shared with others (like party guests, the gift giver, etc.). Adding a gift card ensures the recipient gets personal enjoyment out of your gesture, even if it’s just a free coffee!

A picture of 4 different ways to wrap a wine bottle.

I hope that teaching you how to wrap a wine bottle gift in a thoughtful, memorable way will give you confidence in giving wine moving forward. It’s truly such an easy gift idea. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s an extremely awesome one.

So take these ideas and run with them. And be sure to follow TJC on Pinterest for the latest and greatest DIY gifts, gift ideas, and to keep up with our very own gift shop.

Oh, and here are the product links once again in case you missed them!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading. Do your best today!


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