Of course, there is no reason to have to expose a massive surface area of wine to air. You could just wait longer to enjoy the wine. If you'e enjoying a wine that really needs to breath, chances are that you've either paid a pretty penny for it or have had cellared it patiently.
In either scenario, it behooves you to chill out and take the requisite time to enjoy the damn bottle! In which case, any old decanter would work just fine. While I have indulged my inner child with at least one foolishly designed but gorgeous decanter, the majority of the time I use a rather straightforward, simple design which has the added benefit of being easy to store and easy to clean.