When the holidays (whether it be Christmas, Mother's Day, or a birthday) come around, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list might cause a bit of panic. It could be that you're not close enough to know her wish list, she doesn't have a wish list ("Oh, just get me whatever."), or she'd prefer kicking back with a nice bottle of wine over getting any more material items.
If we know anything else, we know that many women love a relaxing soak in the tub with a glass of wine nearby. So why not combine these two great loves by pairing scented bath bombs with wines that will complement their fragrances? We've put together a fun guide that will give you ideas for mixing and matching fragrant bath bombs with flavorful wines to create a whole new kind of gift set.
We recommend filling a small basket with 2-3 bath bombs and a full bottle of wine. If you want to go the budget-friendly route or need to make a lot of these for several friends, stick with 1 bath bomb and get a mini bottle of wine.
Lavender Bath Bombs
With a sleepy floral scent that will relax even the most stressed bather, lavender bath bombs are among the most classic scents for the fizzy bath additions. Pair them with floral and fruity wines to accentuate the lavender's strong essence.
Pair with: Rosé or Carignan
Vanilla Bath Bombs
A mild and sweet scent, vanilla bath bombs can easily be paired with the strongest of wines and not compete with their bold flavors. Choose oaky, chocolaty, or rich fruity varieties.
Pair with: California Chardonnay, port wine, zinfandel
Rose Bath Bombs
Rose bath bombs (not to be confused with the wine, Rosé) release a delicate floral scent as they melt away in the warm bath water. Spring for a wine with an equally delicate flavor to enhance the bath experience.
Pair with: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Grenache
Citrus Bath Bombs
Bright and pleasant, citrus bath bombs are an energizing choice that will wake up the senses. The citrus pairs well with acidic white wines that complement the tangy scent.
Pair with: Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Gris
Mint Bath Bombs
Always refreshing, mint bath bombs have sweet scent that can sometimes verge on grassy (in the fresh variety). Pair with extra fruity or floral wines to accent the invigorating mint.
Pair with: Merlot, Syrah Port, Muscat