With the holiday season in full swing, you’re probably spending much of the month searching for that perfect present for everyone on your list. The trouble is, shopping for the right gifts can be an exhausting challenge and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Unfortunately, there’s no store called Here’s the Perfect Gift For You, so to make your life a little easier, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide for every imbiber on your list. (After all, who doesn’t love getting a nice bottle of their favorite booze or something sleek to put on their bar cart?)
Whether you’re looking for basics to help a pal build out their home bar or something to wow a cocktail connoisseur who has everything, we’re certain that we’ve got a gift for everyone on your list. What’s more, we’ve found presents at every price point, with one even as affordable as $5.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something as well. After all, the end of the year is a time to look back and celebrate your accomplishments, and we think you deserve to raise a glass to everything you did in 2017. Cheers!
$10 and Under
Metrokane Rabbit Wine Foil Cutter – $5
This handy tool neatly and safely removes foil from wine bottles with a simple squeeze and a twist. It’s the perfect accessory for any wine lover, and at $5, you can feel free to toss one into the stockings of just about everyone on your list.
Trademark Innovations Slate Drink Coasters – $7
Made of 100% all-natural slate, this set of four coasters offers a rugged sexiness to any kitchen, living, or dining room. On top of holiday gifts, you can stock up on these to give out as a host or hostess present all throughout the year.
Cresimo 10-Inch Cocktail Muddler and Mixing Spoon – $8
A great gift for that newly turned 21-year-old who’s just beginning to build their home bar. This muddler-and-mixing spoon combo is made of durable stainless steel, is backed by a two-year guarantee, and even comes with a digital book of cocktail recipes.
$25 and Under
Bourbon Barrel Foods Miniature Set – $15
Simple sugar is fine enough, but smoked sugar is so much better. The bourbon-smoked sugar in this set brings a caramel, oaky richness to just about any whiskey cocktail. What’s more, the set also includes salt, pepper, paprika, and vanilla sugar for use in drinks like a Margarita, an Alexander, or a Mint Julep.
Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes From a Bootlegger’s Manual – $19
Prompted by a found notebook of illicit booze recipes, Matthew Rowley presents a beautifully illustrated collection of more than 100 forgotten formulas for bitters, cordials, cocktails, and spirits. It’s the ideal gift for that history-loving boozehound in your life.
Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey – $24
If you want to get your friends some booze without breaking the bank, just look to the experts. According to Julie Reiner, owner of NYC’s Clover Club, Rittenhouse Rye is not only drinkable, but rivals that of other higher-priced whiskeys. You can find it at your local liquor store for around $24.
$50 and Under
EMcollection Whiskey Stones Gift Set with Crystal Glasses – $33
Help your friends and family redefine drinking “on the rocks” by gifting them a set of elegant whiskey stones. Paired with striking crystal glasses, these FDA-approved cubes are crafted from 100% pure granite, guaranteeing that a drink stays cold without watering it down.
B.Weiss 100% Pure Copper Moscow Mule Mugs – $40
Few things beat ordering a Moscow Mule and having it delivered in a true-to-its-roots pure copper mug. Give someone that same experience at home (and add some style to their bar cart in the process) with this eye-catching set complete with a shot glass and straws.
Molecule-R Cocktail R-Evolution Mixology Kit – $50
Bring a burst of creativity to cocktail making with this molecular mixology kit. Plant-based additives, user-friendly tools, and a 30-recipe DVD turn cocktails into works of art topped with beautifully airy foams.
$100 and Under
12-Tube Vodka Tasting Collection – $65
Treat a vodka-lover to a special gift with this collection of 12 1-ounce samples. Along with a booklet that teaches the drinker how to distinguish the differences, the box comes with vodkas ranging from well-known brands like Ketel One and Belvedere to more obscure labels such as Snow Queen from Kazakhstan.
Williams Sonoma Racecar Cocktail Shaker – $80
Add a dose of whimsy to a loved one’s bar cart with this cheeky racecar-shaped shaker made of stainless steel. The professional design will help anyone craft cocktails in record time, while making their home bar one of the most fun and interesting around.
Cask Strength Cuff Links – $85
Gift a one-of-a-kind accessory to a stylish gentleman in your life. Made of 100% reclaimed whiskey barrel wood with silver-toned backings, these handcrafted cuff links are sure to spark a conversation at any social gathering.
$250 and Under
MoMA Champagne Saber – $150
Leave a lasting impression with this unique Champagne saber from New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The tradition of sabering dates back to the glory days of Napoleon, and now artist Karim Rashid has put a modern twist on the custom with a sleek stainless steel design that’s the perfect blend of style and drama.
6-Month SaloonBox Subscription – $225
For six whole months, help a loved one discover new spirits and cocktails from some of the best mixologists across the nation. SaloonBox delivers top-shelf spirits, small-batch brands, and incredible recipes to create two new cocktails every month, from classics like the Sidecar to inventive creations like a Cardamom Clove Old Fashioned.
ComfortScape Service Cart – $248
If you really want to go all out for the cocktail enthusiastic in your life, look no further than a swanky new bar cart. Made of glass, brass, and acrylic, this modern style is sure to bring flair to any living or dining room, creating a stunning place to display equally stunning barware or bottles of liquor.