April 20, 2023 by Arden Montgomery

The Best Wine Gifts For Big Milestones

We already know how to celebrate the big life-changing events in our lives. The engagement, the wedding, the birth, all mark significant thresholds that come accompanied with tried-and-true celebratory rituals – banquets, parties, presents, flowers, and maybe even a little confetti. 

But what about the quieter occasions in between? What about the mundane triumphs, junctures, and rites of passage that, while they may not inspire a blowout bash, still deserve a toast?

Sometimes, the best way to celebrate the big milestones is by toasting to everything in between. After all, it’s about the journey and not the destination, right?

The ‘Year of Firsts’ Collection: a series of hand-curated wine gift sets designed to help newly betrothed, newlywed, and new parents celebrate each and every milestone with a flourish, is the perfect way to celebrate the big milestone and all the small ones that surround it, making it that much more special. 

Perfect as a present for your loved ones, or yourself and your partner, each set in the Year of Firsts Collection helps the recipient to savor life and all its myriad gifts, from the monumental to the everyday. Let’s dive in and take a close look at what these curated kits have to offer.

‘Year of Firsts’ Engagement Wine Gift Box

Planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful. The events following the happy proposal (congratulations, by the way!) are seldom known for their ease and navigability. But giving yourself permission to celebrate other landmarks between the engagement and the wedding itself can help you and your partner to remember the joy and love which is the reason for the season – even in the face of the frustration and logistical hiccups which are all too common when figuring out your big day.

The ‘Year of Firsts’ Engagement Wine Gift Box comes complete with 3 to 6 bottles of small-batch wine from the current Argaux collection, each tagged with a significant and celebration-worthy milestone including:

  • Booked the Venue
  • Said Yes to the Dress
  • Set the Date
  • One Month Countdown
  • Marriage License, Check!
  • Congratulations
  • Let’s Celebrate!

There’s no hard-and-fast rule for when you’re allowed to pop these corks. Your engagement will be an absolutely unique experience, just like each of the wines included in your kit. We encourage you to take your time and toast to the little things in life when they happen – finalizing the flower arrangements, receiving the last RSVP, resolving a disagreement over the dishware with your mother-in-law-to-be. One by one, at once with your bridal party, or at the wedding itself, remember to do with it what makes you happy. It’s your day, after all.

Choose between red, white, or mixed wines and enjoy!

‘Year of Firsts’ Wedding Wine Gift Box

Your wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life – but we’re encouraging you to take some of the pressure off by intentionally toasting to the moments of growth that come after you’ve said “I do.”

Anna Price Olson, Associate Editorial Director at Brides.com called this tasting set a “gift that keeps on giving.” What a beautiful and convenient analogy for happily married life, hm?

The ‘Year of Firsts’ Wedding Wine Gift Box includes 4 to 12 (count ‘em!) bottles of delicious red or mixed small batch wine from the current Argaux collection, urging you to say a hearty “salut” to such post-matrimonial moments as:

  • Just Married
  • Happy Honeymoon
  • First Anniversary
  • First Compromise
  • First Addition to the Family (Baby? Puppy? Houseplant? You decide!)
  • First Dinner Party
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Happy Birthday
  • Date Night
  • Just Because
  • Congratulations

With this kit, we want to remind newlyweds that life does indeed go on after the nuptials are done. You may need a good, long lie-down after, but there are so many sweet and savory moments that await in the forever that stretches past the altar. We hope this kit can serve as a delicious and delightful way to acknowledge the subtle details that lend their flavor to your lifetime of happiness.

‘Year of Firsts’ New Baby Wine Gift Box

Really, something remarkable happens about every 5 minutes after welcoming a child into the world. We’ve narrowed it down a little with this kit, budgeting for a small-but-not-small celebration about every 2 months between birth and year one.

The ‘Year of Firsts’ New Baby Wine Gift Box includes 6 bottles of delicious small-batch wines from the current Argaux collection that we promise will be waiting for you when you’re able to imbibe again postpartum (maybe bottle 7 should be First Drink After Birth?). Each comes cutely bibbed with a serving suggestion for events that celebrate both your child and their parents, including:

  • First Steps
  • First Full Night’s Sleep
  • First Date Night
  • First Laugh
  • First Word
  • Congratulations

New parents, don’t worry about “getting it right” when choosing at which occasion to open these up – we promise you’re doing amazing, and any reason you can find to toast your kid, your co-parent, and yourself is good enough for us. 

Coming Soon: The Year of Firsts: Housewarming Wine Gift Box

Other offerings from Argaux

We’re in love with our current Year of Firsts Collection. And it’s only going to grow from here! Wine is a beverage for all occasions, from the grand to the everyday, and we hope to find even more little things to celebrate as the years roll on. Watch our banners for more Year of Firsts coming soon! Hint hint: Welcome Home!

If you are looking for something special to celebrate a truly monumental event, we do have something tucked away for you. Other popular milestones where wine serves as a wonderful gift are retirements, anniversaries, and birth year wine for big birthdays and/or new moms and dads. You can fill out this brief survey if you have a request for a specific vintage of wine and a sommelier will be in touch!

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