One of my favourite things to do in the spring and summer months here in the Okanagan? Going on a wine tour, of course! While tasting wine is the main event when wine touring, one of the best parts of wine tasting is the experience of visiting wineries, taking in gorgeous views, and getting dressed up with your besties.
My partner on this blog post, Weddingstar Inc., has everything you could possibly need (and more) to take your next wine tour excursion to the next level. Not only are these products great for bridal shower/bachelorette party wine tours and birthday wine tastings, they are also fantastic for corporate retreats and employee appreciation outings! Weddingstar has a wide array of customizable options for everything from hats, beverage vessels, wine and water bottle labels, to fun favours and gifts. We think having personalized options is an excellent bonus for employers especially.
In this post we are sharing our top picks for your next wine touring experience, including fun extras like the dress below, jewelry and more!
Here are our 10 must-haves for your next corporate, casual, or celebratory wine touring event:
1. CUSTOMIZED WATER BOTTLE LABELS
These are the quickest way to make your wine tour feel professional; water bottle labels with your company name set the tone for a great day while also encouraging your employees to hydrate while they taste. Professional, and thoughtful! These would also be adorable for a bridal party, as you can order in exact quantities – this makes it easy to order 3-4 labels for each wedding party participant, and have each bottle personalized with their name in their gifted tote (we will get to that later down this list…!).
Love Wreath Water Bottle Label, Agate Allure Water Bottle Label, Aqueous Water Bottle Label (more styles available)
2. CANVAS WINE BOTTLE TOTES
A great keepsake for the day, handing out personalized wine bag totes encourages guests to feel welcome to purchase wines to bring home from each winery on the tour. Available in durable black or natural canvas, with a staggering 11 font colour choices, you can get very creative with these! You can also choose from pre-created quotes, or create your own message for each guest.
Reusable Wine Bottle Tote Bag, Reusable Wine Bottle Tote Bag – Cheers, Personalized Reusable Wine Bottle Tote Bag – Modern Font
Pictured below I styled the Modern Font bag with the quote, ‘BEST WINE EVER’ in Rose Gold, and chose the ‘Cheers’ bag in Rose Gold as well. Other ideas? Guests names in their favourite colours, your business name, or the date of your wine tour. The possibilities are endless!
3. INSULATED AND PERSONALIZED WATER BOTTLES
Providing filled water bottles to your guests during the tour is a great idea, and so is sending them home with reusable insulated bottles to commemorate your trip! Personalize them with your guests names, or your company name. Weddingstar carries a huge line of bottles, from clear plastic in a variety of colours, to metallic insulated in several shapes and styles. We especially love the black and white vessels pictured here, with their classy rose-copper lid.
Stainless Steel Cylinder Travel Bottle, Personalized Stainless Steel Cylinder Travel Bottle – Contemporary Vertical, Personalized Stainless Steel Cylinder Travel Bottle – Line Initial
4. FASHIONABLE TOTE BAGS
Weddingstar has no shortage of trendy and stylish tote bags, beach bags and purses. Below are a selection of my favourites for wine touring that will suit any personal tastes, and also go on to become your guests favourite every day tote! You can personalize them with names and initials, or leave them blank so your guests can choose their favourite.
Personalized Extra-Large Woven Straw Tote Bag – Natural, Personalized Large Annie Stripe Canvas Fabric Tote Bag- Black
Personalized Extra-Large Geo Cotton Fabric Canvas Tote Bag – Black On White, Personalized Extra-Large Polka Dot Cotton Fabric Canvas Tote Bag – Black On White
Personalized Cotton Canvas Fabric Tote Bag With Gold Strap – Script Font, Large Gold & White Cotton Canvas Fabric Tote Bag
Personalized Extra-Large Colour Block Cotton Canvas Zippered Tote Bag – XOXO Liner, Large Personalized Patterned Faux Leather Tote Bag – Black Bows,
A handy tip? Provide an assortment of vibrant colours and interesting patterns if planning a bridal shower or bachelorette outing, and choose a few neutral, unisex styles for a corporate retreat.
5. MAKEUP BAGS (WITH MORE…)
Small Personalized Makeup Bag For Women- Metallic Gold Dipped, Small Personalized Makeup Bag For Women- Geo Print, Small Personalized Makeup Bag For Women- Dalmatian Dot
Tuck one of these into each tote bag, but don’t stop there! To go the extra mile and make your party feel extra appreciated, fill these pouches with handy things that prove useful on a wine tour. Think things like gentle painkillers (no one wants to end the day with a splitting headache!), antacids (nothing derails a fun day like acid reflux from acidic wines!), blister pads (heels are a popular footwear choice at wineries!), sunscreen, aloe vera, and anything else you may think of. Providing pain relievers for any hiccups ensures everyone will enjoy the day ’til the last drop!
6. CUSTOM BALL CAPS
A hat not only provides relief from the midday sun, they also make a great memento for your team building activity. Available in 8 cap colours, 15 font colours, and 7 font styles means you can personalize these hats to suit virtually any outing. Above, we styled the black and white ball caps with Rose Gold lettering, in the Snow font. Try out guests names or intitials, cute quotes, or your business name!
Personalized Embroidered Dad Hat
Available in Black, White, Lavender, Blush, Pink, Blue, Navy, and Maroon!
7. INSULATED WINE TRAVEL TUMBLER
Wine themed gifts are a sweet idea to include in your tote gift bags! Personalize them or leave them blank, your guests will be thrilled when they see these luxe and trendy portable stemless wine cups in their bags. Fitted with a lid, these work wonderfully on camping trips, in hotel rooms, and for resting on the edge of the bathtub.
Stemless Travel Tumbler With Lid – White, Stemless Travel Tumbler With Lid – Rose Gold, Stemless Travel Tumbler With Lid – Black
8. SWIMSUIT COVER-UP BEACH DRESS
Perhaps my favourite product on the list, this pompom detailed chiffon beach dress is perfect for wearing to the wine tour (the white is especially cute for the bride!), or including in your gift bags! The dresses are available in black and white, and you can choose to leave them blank or you have the option of adding your choice of 6 designs on the back. It goes great over a bathing suit, and you can also wear it with a full coverage bralette and a skirt slip, or a full slip, and rock it as an everyday dress! Available in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large, these beach dresses are flattering on every body type.
Pro tip? Without telling your gang what you’re up to, privately ask each guest what size and colour they would prefer. That way you can take the guesswork out of figuring out sizes, and everyone will be happy with the colour they receive!
Sheer Swimsuit Cover-Up – Beach Dress
9. STYLISH SUNGLASSES
What’s a summer wine tour day without matching sunglasses!? Weddingstar has many sunglasses on offer, and here are some of our favourites. Many have the option to add names to the arms, which make them a suitable favour option for anyone, and all styles are unisex!
Cool Favour Sunglasses – Metallic Gold, Cool Favour Sunglasses – White
Polarized Lens Sunglasses Party Favour With Bamboo Arms – Clear, Polarized Lens Sunglasses Party Favour With Bamboo Arms – Black
10. GLITZY COMPACT MIRROR
There’s no arguing that the wine tasting experience is a luxurious one. However, those red wines and accompanying charcuterie leave a little something behind, if you know what we mean! Provide your wine tour crew with a personal mirror for touching up makeup, lipstick, and checking teeth on the down-low. They will love you for thinking of this, trust us. You can also add engraving to the back, for a special touch.
Personalized Engraved Faux Leather Compact Mirror – #Flawless, Personalized Engraved Faux Leather Compact Mirror – You’re Amazing, Personalized Jewel Compact Mirror Gift – Crystal Clear
11. TRENDY JEWELRY
Personalized Silver Heart Charm Bracelet, Floral Rhinestone Bridal Party Link Bracelet, Personalized Gold Heart Charm Bracelet With Gemstone
Personalized Swarovski Crystal Morse Code Necklace – Bestie, Personalized Swarovski Crystal Morse Code Necklace – Love
Swarovski Crystal Round Stud Earrings – Cursive, Swarovski Pearl Stud Earrings – Mrs, Swarovski Crystal Heart Stud Earrings – Mrs
Weddingstar has costume jewelry gemstone bracelets, charm bracelets, delicate Swarovski crystal necklaces, pearl and crystal stud earrings, and more! With customizable packaging, they can be designed to suit any event.
12. SHIMMERING METALLIC TATTOOS
Gold Bachelorette Party Temporary Tattoos – Bridal Squad
Weddingstar carries an assortment of metallic tattoo sheets, which are so much fun for those IG-worthy ‘cheers’ shots! Provide them in full for bridal showers and bachelorette outings, or cut out the neutral ones for any other event. We especially like the smooch, palm leaves, anchor, and flamingo!
13. WINE BOTTLE STOPPER FAVOUR
Dainty Gold Bow Bottle Stopper, Custom Printed Reusable Metal Bottle Stopper – Cheers, Silver Leaf Wine Bottle Stopper Gift Boxed
An adorable favour to send guests home with, choose from a variety of wine bottle stoppers with Weddingstar.
14. WINE BOTTLE TAG
If you wish to gift your guests a bottle of wine or two to take home, include a personalized hang label to adorn them with! Weddingstar has several that work for any and all occasions.
Personalized Wine Bottle Neck Hang Tags – Darn Good Year, Personalized Wine Bottle Neck Hang Tags – Pop Fizz Clink, Personalized Wine Bottle Neck Hang Tags – String Lights
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