Possibly the best gift for wine lovers ever invented. Whether you're taking a bottle round to dinner at a friend's house, or giving a good bottle to someone as a present, this is probably the most ingenious puzzle solving challenge ever made. Will the lucky recipient be able to free the bottle from the puzzle?
Instructions: simply remove the puzzle from the box, replace the card bottle with your best bottle of plonk. Then follow the included instruction sheet to correctly place your bottle in the puzzle, place it back in the box and hand it to the lucky recipient.
At first sight it appears laughably simple to open, but first impressions are deceptive. It's hugely entertaining watching the recipient go from cocky, to puzzled, to deeply frustrated - especially whilst everyone else is chipping in with their advice... "No, loop that bit over there, slip that toggle round the whatsit" etc. The recipient will feel they deserve every last drop if they do finally manage to crack it. If they don't, aside from you crowing, you can put them out of their misery as it does come with release instructions.
All Bottled Up is an ingenious gift idea for that 'perfect host', and fits standard wine, herb vinegar, and olive oil bottles (for non-booze drinkers). It's a great party piece and can be used again and again unless someone gets so frustrated they bring out the power tools.
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Great product. Ideal present for anyone who enjoys wine and puzzles!
Every year we struggle to find a gift for my 80+ dad. I was just going to buy him a half decent bottle of red, when I stumbled across this "All Bottled Up" thing. It turned out to be a great success. It took him a week before he gave up and asked for the instructions, but we had some good fun during that week. He is now planning who he is going to pass it on to - the gift that keeps on giving. Highly recommended present for someone who has everything else.
This is a really great product but it would be a lot better if their was an option for one you can't cut as my mum gave up trying to solve it and cut the rope.
I bought a standard bottle of wine and put it inside the All Bottled Up. Unfortunately, the rope was long enough so that you could take the bottle out without solving the puzzle, which was very disappointing. I stuffed the bottom to rectify this, and it then wouldn't fit back in the box.
I bought three All Bottled Up Puzzles, as it seemed a good idea, and they will not deteriorate before I do. It was easy to set up with the instructions, I now await the response from the recipient. It seems like a well made item, and we hope it causes a lot of laughs. I would recommend not only the site, but this item too.
All Bottled Up is the ideal gift for that certain someone who has everything or is difficult to buy for, as you can be almost certain they don't have one of these! It's a fun gift to give and it's entertaining to see how frustrated the receiver is when trying to master the puzzle and get the bottle out. I received the dark wood version, it is well made and you can smell the wood when you take it out of the box, which I think is nice as you can tell it's decent quality. The instructions to set up the puzzle are difficult to follow as you have to follow written and diagram instructions. I managed to do it, but I think it was by fluke rather than anything else! Although this is advertised as a wine bottle puzzle, I actually fitted a bottle of champagne into mine. It fitted in the base fine, but the cap was a little tight. You could also probably fit one of the larger bottles of beer or cider into it if you wanted or maybe a spirit bottle. I would definitely recommend this as a fun gift to give. It's also a gift that can keep on giving as once the puzzle is solved, they can pass it onto someone else - as long as you keep the instructions!
Opened it up, put a bottle of wine in, wrapped it up and gave it to my dad for a birthday. The quality of the gift is far better than the quality of the wine I put in it! Good puzzle, and provided some amusement that can be used on different guests over and over.
My dad hated the fact that he could not get access to his favourite bottle of wine when in the All Bottled Up. It makes this product an absolute success.
This All Bottled Up is a brilliant idea. It makes giving wine that bit more special.
Bought All Bottled Up for my parents as revenge for a puzzle from last Christmas which remains unsolved! It arrived very promptly and I can't wait to see if they will be able to solve it.
I was struggling with an idea for a wedding present for my brother in law. Until i saw this All Bottled Up. It was perfect and I had fun setting it all up. It wasn't too difficult to do... I have told my brother in law he gets the instructions on his wedding anniversary.
It is nothing as it says and definitely not worth the price paid. It is not a puzzle as I could easily untie whatever the method is.
I bought the All Bottled Up as a Christmas present for someone. After I placed a bottle of wine in the holder it took me quite some time, even with the instructions in front of me, to complete the puzzle. I'm sure the recipient will be baffled too, as I won't be giving him the instructions right away!
I bought this Don't Break the Bottle for my Dad and I don't know who had more fun, him trying to solve it or me watching him and giggling. Don't lose the instructions as you may need them when the recipient finally surrenders, or alternatively, to set it up again once it has been solved. Put your best bottles of wine in there, it will provide some protection until you're ready to drink it.
I bought this Don't Break the Bottle as a gift for my mother. It was quite tricky to put together, but it is still keeping her busy and sober.
I got the Don't Break the Bottle along with a bottle of wine for my dad's birthday. I put the bottle in the puzzle and presented it to my dad. What then proceeded was several hours of fun watching my dad try to gain access to his wine. Periodically, I would take the puzzle and solve it before quickly putting it back together again. There were several attempts to cheat by getting the scissors but I made sure it didn't come to that. As a whole, I feel this is a great item.
I bought Don't Break the Bottle for my dad for Father's Day. The puzzle took him and my partner 3 hours to do, it was great fun. I'm going to buy the same for my brother for Christmas.
I bought 'Don't Break the Bottle' for a very good friend's 60th birthday present. I intend to put either an expensive bottle of wine or a good quality whisky in the puzzle. I had great frustration and fun trying to work out how to secure the bottle, and then to release it from the puzzle. I must get the hang of this before I give it to my friend otherwise I'll never get a drink out of him! Excellent buy and such a good idea for a party. You've just got to try it!
I've got the Don't Break the Bottle for my other halves birthday. The concept is fab and will entertain him.
The Don't Break the Bottle arrived as described and the recipient found it really good fun in trying to solve it and get to their wine.
This Don't Break the Bottle kept the 20 year old recipient amused for 15 minutes while he figured out how to free the bottle. Potential for further amusement as he said he will now challenge friends to the puzzle. An unusual and good value gift idea.
I found the product slightly disappointing.
Bought it as a present and it gave us so much fun. The recipient thought it was a fab idea and it was a great laugh at our dinner party.
A friend recently had his 60th birthday, so, on the grounds that your brain cells need to exercise as you age, I gave him a good bottle of wine with this puzzle attached. It caused great amusement and I don't think he has solved it yet. I will relent and give him the instructions in a while! It did not take long to assemble, the instructions were perfectly clear. I have bought two more for other friends.
This Don't Break the Bottle is an excellent idea! I never like to give vouchers or wine as gifts... as I've always thought they were a bit of a cop out but since finding this great puzzle I will be sending out more bottles of wine! Such a great idea.
Don't Break the Bottle is a very good product. It would have helped if the instructions were slightly clearer, but overall it was a great birthday present.
This Don't Break the Bottle is great! I would highly recommend this puzzle as it was great fun and got everyone involved.
Don't Break the Bottle is a really great present for the wine buff and it represents very good value for money.
Don't Break the Bottle is a really fun puzzle. I can't help but feel that it seemed way more difficult to follow the instructions and put it together than it was to solve! Other than that, it was a nice way to present some friends with a bottle of vino and a brain-teaser at the same time!
Don't Break the Bottle is a fabulous gift! In fact, I wouldn't mind one myself. Puzzling? Yes. Great gift? Yes. Buy again? Yes!
Don't Break the Bottle is a brilliant gift idea - even my husband couldn't work it out!
This Don't Break the Bottle is excellent. The person I gave it to is still trying to solve it 8 day's after I gave it to them!
Don't Break the Bottle is great fun and is really good for frustrating friends. The instructions are a bit difficult to understand to start with. Overall it's really good fun and good value.
This Don't Break the Bottle is a really good gift to give!
Gave this to my aunt and uncle for Christmas during the family party. Very funny watching a load of adults acting like children desperate for a fix. Had to ignore the pleading of how to solve the puzzle, and in the end I think one of the kids finally found their way into it! Hours of fun, recommended!
Sadly this Don't Break the Bottle only took my dad 45 minutes to solve but it took him another 2 hours to get the puzzle back on without the instructions! The instructions are not perfect but there are helpful videos on youtube if you have a look. It's a great bit of fun and highly recommended.
This Don't Break the Bottle is the best idea I've seen in a long while. Not only did my Step-Father enjoy this gift but also the family visiting. It kept people amused for hours as they kept coming back and having another go. My parents will use it again when invited to friends houses and I will definitely buy another one as a gift one day soon. So much better than just turning up with the 'I have no imagination, so here's a bottle of wine!'
Best idea I've had in a long while. Not only did my Step Father enjoy this gift but also the family visiting. Kept people amused for hours as they kept coming back and having another go. So much better than just turning up with the 'I have no imagination, so here's a bottle of wine!'
Thought this looked like a fun present and it was. Kept the family amused for ages although some members did try to 'force' a solution - had to watch them closely. Recommended.
The instructions were okay, but could do with more pictures. It's quite a simple puzzle to set up and solve, once you know how. However, if you don't know how then it is quite challenging. You can adjust the string so it fits different sized bottles.
Don't Break the Bottle is worth the £10 to watch your brother getting frustrated trying to get into a nice bottle of red!
Don't Break the Bottle is an excellent puzzle gift which was very well received by both recipients. It kept them busy for ages.
Don't Break the Bottle well made. It's a great gift idea for those who enjoy a tipple. A complete mindbender even with the instructions!
The Don't Break the Bottle is OK and good for a 'bit of fun' at Christmas. But abominable instructions. Used the YouTube video to solve it.
Don't Break the Bottle is easy to setup once you read the instructions. It makes a great gift out of a simple bottle of wine.
Love this Don't Break the Bottle and have bought it for friends for christmas. I just know that we are going to have a fun time watching them trying to get their bottle of wine out of it.
This Don't Break the Bottle took an age to set up as the instructions take a while to get your head around, but I managed it eventually. The real test will be how long it takes for us to get a drink on christmas day, when someone has to release the bottle. The longer it takes the more successful, until they break open the instructions.
Don't Break the Bottle is an original gift that's suitable for an individual or a great party talking piece and puzzle. It's a sturdy novelty gift that can be used time and time again.
The Don't Break the Bottle is nicely made out of quality materials and I managed to assemble it around the bottle following only the supplied instructions. I bought it for my best mate who is a rather clever chap - wonder if he'll solve it, or perhaps resort to some sharp scissors and a saw?!