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Last-Minute Gift Idea: Wine Condoms

Photo: Winecondoms.com screenshot

It’s closing time for the annual shopping season. You feel as if you have actually seen everything that can be obtained through Amazon, and Overstock.com doesn’t seem to be overstocked enough for the people on your list who still need gifts. What’s a frantic shopper to do?

Well, if you have friends or relatives who are wine lovers, your search is over.

Just when you’ve seen it all — wine stocking flasks, wine sports bras — the world gives us wine condoms. Yes, you better believe Wine Condoms exist now and they’re literally a condom … for wine.

It comes in a gold package that, TBH, you might actually confuse for a real condom (so, be careful, plz). You put it on by stretching the Wine Condom over the stem of the bottle and rolling it on, making sure it’s tight and secure for no spillage. Like I said, it is a condom … for wine.

Creator Mitchell Strahan came up with Wine Condom when his mom came home from a friend’s house and had aluminum foil wrapped around the stem of her almost-empty wine bottle in an effort to preserve what was left. Since not even the smallest drop of wine should ever go to waste and bottle toppers are almost impossible to fit in your fridge, the obvious solution was to invent a Wine Condom.

Sure, I don’t know a lot of people who leave any wine in the bottle, but you might. Now you can make sure they don’t have to be dependent upon fancy wine stoppers anymore. Now anyone who has had a public school Sex-Ed class can be a first class preserver of wine.

No word yet on whether this helps keep bananas fresh longer.