The 2023 Personality Gift Guide

There’s nothing like the joy of watching a loved one open the perfect gift—but “perfect” can be tough, especially when you’re shopping for a cast of characters that puts The Simpsons to shame. 

That’s why we recommend wine. It can be personal, thoughtful, surprising, and delicious, and when you get it right, it will elicit true gratitude—not a rapid regifting. So instead of braving the mall or shop-scrolling all night, check out our 2023 gift guide. It’s where you’ll find suggestions to please every personality on your list.

For The Wine Nerd 

The gift: The Decanter Wine Club

They have strong opinions on 90s Northern Rhône vintages, Germany’s hidden-gem vineyards, and Napa Valley’s most overpriced bottles. And while you might roll your eyes when they refuse to order anything obvious off the wine list, you KNOW their choice will be spot-on. For the Wine Nerd in your life, our Decanter Wine Club is the way to go. Curated in partnership with Decanter magazine, it delivers exciting discoveries to their door—and maybe even teach them something that, believe it or not, they don’t know yet.

For The Watch Collector 

The gift: The Grande Sonnerie Bundle

They’ve got a taste for luxury, an enthusiasm for exceptional craftsmanship, and they chase the finer things in life with gusto. You can satisfy their thirst for the best with this set made by Napa superstar Luc Morlet, who has crafted over TWENTY 100-point bottles for luminaries like Peter Michael as well as his own Morlet Family Vineyards. Named for a complicated movement and striking system found in some of the greatest mechanical watches, Grande Sonnerie is synonymous with winemaking excellence.

For The Kitchen Appliance Nerd 

The gift: Williams Sonoma Wine Club, powered by Wine Access

They read every review, they test every recipe, and walking through their kitchen feels like you were sucked into the NY Times Wirecutter website. For the friend who can’t get enough kitchen gear, we recommend the Williams Sonoma Wine Club. It’s the perfect pairing of Williams Sonoma’s flawless culinary hardware and Wine Access expertise.

For The Baller 

The gift: 2021 Bank Shot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

What kind of baller are you shopping for—the kind that shows off on the hardwood, or with a Black Card? Either way, the Bank Shot Cabernet is the perfect bottle. A collaboration between the NBA’s Josh Hart and winemaker Maayan Koschitzky—the prodigious talent who serves as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka’s Atelier Melka—this world-class Napa Valley Cabernet from top sites in St. Helena, Howell Mountain, and Oakville deserves a spot in any impressive cellar. 

For The Walking Party

The gift: Champagne Club Membership

Casual happy hour or all-night blowout, you know it’s gonna get real when this friend is in the room. Their life is a celebration—and nothing suits them better than Champagne. The Wine Access Champagne Club delivers quarterly shipments of four bottles from historic houses and boutique grower-producers. So whether they’re toasting a special occasion or raging on a regular Tuesday night, they’ll be sure to have a phenomenal bubbly in their glass.

For The Foodie

The gift: MICHELIN Subscription Membership

Whether they’re Instagramming an eight-course tasting menu or downing world-rocking tacos from an off-the-grid food cart, this friend is constantly chasing their next life-changing meal. You can show them they don’t need a reservation months in advance to get MICHELIN-star culinary excellence. Curated with some of the finest restaurants in the US, the MICHELIN Club delivers fine dining right to their home with four phenomenal bottles per shipment—plus pairings from the restaurants’ sommeliers.

For The Collector

The gift: Rare Allocations

They’re the friend you’re always hoping invites you over for dinner, because their cellar is cool and DEEP. Sure, they might leaf unenthused through 20-page wine lists, but they’re definitely not impossible to impress, especially when they see a label they’ve been coveting. Get them a bottle from our Rare Allocations collection—like the 1982 Château Margaux or the 2016 Damilano Cannubi Barolo, James Suckling’s #1 Italian Wine of 2023—and watch them light up. Get it right and you can be sure they’ll open up the good stuff next time you’re over. 

For The Curious Mind

The gift: WA Unfiltered Club Membership

One week they’re dabbling in DJing, the next they’re tailoring their own pants. Invite them to dive deep into the wine world with our Unfiltered Club. It includes wines featured on each episode of our podcast, so your inquisitive friend can drink along with sommelier and Napa Valley insider Amanda McCrossin, who shares her stories and extensive knowledge about each bottle.

For The Tough Nut

The gift: Wine Access Gift Card

Your friend knows what they like, but it’s a mystery to everyone else, which means giving them a gift feels as high-stakes as a game of baccarat with James Bond. Since you can’t read their mind, get them a Wine Access e-gift card: They can browse our selection of stellar wines, they can find a bottle that hits the bullseye—and you can collect the thanks!