This time of year we’ve all got presents on the brain. Stocking stuffers, secret Santas, Hanukkah nights… the list goes on. It’s not always easy to come up with something for everyone, especially if you’re not even sure who’s on the receiving end. When in doubt, bubble out! Sparkling, expertly-crafted La Marca Prosecco continues to be our go-to gift for the holidays or any occasion. Their iconic blue-labeled bottle is always the first to be emptied at any brunch or bash. It’s effervescent, refreshingly crisp, and oh-so-enjoyable fizzing in a flute or mixed in a delicious cocktail. Plus, it comes in so many versatile options! Match your giftee to La Marca Prosecco, Prosecco Rosé, Luminore Prosecco Superiore, or hand out classic prosecco minis to the ones who make each day just a little bit sweeter. Follow these eight tips to give the magic of La Marca and make any recipient feel extra special.
1. Impress Your Guests
Obviously we’ve grown past the days where we send friends home with bags of candy, but that doesn’t mean we’ve given up on party favors altogether! Arrange a small table near the door and stock it with enough La Marca minis for all of your guests to take one on their way out. Add blue cardstock, a keepsake charm that reminds you of each individual, and silver ribbon to match with a note thanking them for coming.
2. Go Beyond the Bubbles
If you’re gifting to someone who enjoys mixing drinks, create a personalized package with a bottle or two of La Marca. Include the ingredients and a recipe card for one of their delicious cocktails. You can also add the appropriate glassware, a cocktail shaker, or chocolate, candies, and nuts to complement the set.
3. Create an Italian Staycation
Whether your giftee is Italian by lineage or in spirit, they’ll love a curated gift inspired by La Marca’s hometown in Italy’s Veneto region. Start with a bottle of La Marca Prosecco Luminore to immediately invite “la dolce vita” into their home. Include ingredients like local cheeses, cured meats, and dried fruits. Mediterranean olive oils, vinegars, and sauces are welcome additions to any kitchen. Complete the gift with a limoncello candle or stamped tea towel they can enjoy after the food and wine are gone.
4. Sip and Craft
For the crafty one in your crew, gift a bottle or two of La Marca Prosecco Rosé alongside supplies and instructions to transform the bottle into a gorgeous (and functional!) DIY once their wine’s been sipped. Add some twinkle lights with a cork top for a beautiful accent light, a tiki torch kit and citronella oil to keep the bugs at bay, or some greenery and a taper candle for an elegant décor piece (see Effortless Elegance).
5. Pack a Picnic
Give the gift of adventure; who says you have to wait for spring? Embrace the colder months and find the joy of winter picnics. Picture this: you and your favorite person, cozily bundled up beneath an evergreen. Bring along a portable camp stove or grill, or create a toasty fire for warmth. Prepare a batch of La Marca’s holiday sangria and indulge in a comforting meal, such as a warm pasta salad or a hearty stew. Remember to dress in layers and bring your go-to plaid blanket!
6. Send Them Off Right
Put the bon in Bon Voyage! Pair La Marca Prosecco with tickets to enjoy bubbles in the excitement of planning for a trip, concert, or event. If you know your giftee already has upcoming travel plans, call ahead to have a bottle waiting at their hotel or Airbnb. Drizly is a fantastic resource!
7. Uncork Nostalgia
If you’re committed to gifting something personal and from the heart, track down an old DVD or VHS of their favorite movie, or vinyl of their favorite album — don’t forget to figure out a way to play it! Add some sparkle to your sentimental offering by pairing with prosecco to complement their trip down memory lane.
8. Raise a Glass
Don’t forget yourself! La Marca is the ideal present for anyone with good taste — including you! Celebrate another holiday season wrapped by savoring some sips of this zesty treat.
Holiday Prosecco Sangria
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 green apple, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 4 sticks of cinnamon
- 4 oz. fresh orange juice
- 4 oz. brandy
- 1 bottle La Marca Prosecco
- Add chopped fruit, orange juice, and brandy to a pitcher and stir. When ready to serve, top with prosecco and pour over ice. If you like a sweeter sangria, you can add simple syrup or honey to taste.
- 3 oz. La Marca Prosecco Rosé
- 1 oz. New Amsterdam Stratusphere Gin
- ¾ oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- Lemon or grapefruit peel, for garnish
- Add gin, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Add prosecco and strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon or grapefruit twist.
The Negroni Sbagliato
- 1 oz. La Marca Prosecco
- 1 oz. Aperitivo
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- Orange peel, for garnish
- Combine vermouth and Aperitivo in a rocks glass over ice. Top with prosecco. Stir gently and garnish with an orange peel.