Cork Screw included!
Drinking wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Ergo, not being able to open the flippin' bottle is one of life's greatest frustrations. So imagine how exasperating it would be if you couldn't even get at the actual bottle in the first place.
But how could that happen, you ask. Well, quite easily really. All you need is a Don't Break the Bottle puzzle. These fiendish brain bam-booze-lers (see what we've done there?) are ingenious gifts that will amuse and infuriate, depending on whether you're giving or receiving. Simply lock the bottle of your choice in the puzzle's seemingly impenetrable embrace and present to your host/victim.
At first glance, these maddening contraptions appear easy to solve. In fact, recipients may even titter at your thinly-veiled malevolence and applaud your twisted sense of humour. But not for long. After a few failed attempts, they'll be pulling faces worthy of The Hulk trying to do a Rubik Cube. And, as full on dipsomania sets in, they'll be begging for the solution. (Walking out at this point is a seriously good joke).
The wooden base makes a good stand too
As well as being brilliant party gifts, Don't Break the Bottle puzzles are ideal for storing that special bottle of wine when thirsty visitors call. They also make great dinner party offerings, as hosts will be so flummoxed and amused they'll probably overlook the fact that the plonk you've locked inside is el cheapo vino collapso. Best of all hosts won't know whether to thank you or throttle you, making Don't Break the Bottle puzzles perfect gifts for friends and enemies alike. Cheers, chin chin, bottoms up and salute!