Another year, another gift guide. If you’re stumped on what to get your friends or family, we’ve put together a list of the best holiday gift ideas of what we think they’ll appreciate.
Buying gifts for someone with a hobby is always a little easier, and drinking is considered a hobby right? Whether they prefer wine, beer or spirits, here are the top 25 gifts every drinker needs on their bar cart.
Tonic Set, $32.00
While the Small Batch Tonic is versatile, the Elderflower Tonic pairs beautifully with Tequila and dark spirits and the Extra Bitter Tonic makes for a perfect Gin & Tonic.
Carry on Cocktail Kit, $24.00
Everything you need to mix up two delicious cocktails at 30,000 feet.
Ice Cube Molds, $16.95
The 2″ cubes melt slowly to keep drinks colder longer, and it’s easy to create flavor infusions by freezing fruits, herbs or citrus zest right into the ice.
Beer Soap, $14.95
The most manly of all soaps. In four fabulous flavours: India Pale Ale, Ground Hops, Porter
Geo Design Coasters, $20.71
This set of 4 yellow and gray melamine coasters will add a groovy retro vibe to your next cocktail party.
Textured Jug, $19.99
Up your mulled wine game this holiday season with this gold-rimmed glass serving jug.
Liquid Flask, $60.00
Sleek in white or black metal, these flasks fit easily into your pocket or purse. Perfect for festivals and other adventures.
Bicycle Wine Rack, $46.26
This gift combines our love for three things: wine, hanging out in the park with our friends (weather permitting) and a leisurely bike ride.
Gin & Tonic Marshmallows, $6.50
Gin & Tonic infused marshmallows are great on their own or as a garnish.
On Beer and Food, $45.00
Beer is not only for drinking. Used as an ingredient, it can provide dishes with the perfect seasoning. It can work as a harmonious complement to a dish or provide it with a surprising contrast.
Grey Goose Sampler,$24.95
A perfect sampler of Grey Goose’s classic vodka alongside three premium flavours: l’Orange, Cherry Noir, and La Poir.
Virginia Black Whiskey, $39.95
Combining their passion for great whiskey, Brent Hocking and hometown hero Drake set out to create a whiskey that was an expression of smoothness and quality. Plus, you can’t deny – that bottle is pretty sleek.
Brewmaster Class, $99 per person
Learn how to brew as they did in the 1800s. Class participants will receive a Black Creek branded apron and take home a 2L growler of beer.
Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses, $38.97
Spice up your tequila shots with these reusable shot glasses carved from pink Himalayan salt.
Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails, $17.82
An artisanal cocktail book by two best friends and the entrepreneurs who invented the The
Mason Shaker cocktail shaker. Through this book, their mission is to bring cocktail crafting out of the bar and into the home.
Marble and Acacia Coasters, $18.38
A set of 4 coasters that perfectly combine rustic charm with modern sophistication.
Coloured Margarita Salt, $54.56
A gift box with eight food-grade tins of our colored margarita salt.
Morning After Kit, $95.00
The Morning After kit includes an eye balm to reduce inflammation, a Eucalyptus based balm to reinvigorate your senses, a face splash to wake you up and a little fizz to mix with water to subside nausea.
Moscow Mule Mug, $40.00
The authentic way to serve the famous vodka, ginger beer and lime juice cocktail fondly called the “Moscow Mule”.
Ralph Lauren Decanter, $230
Add a touch of sophistication to your giftee’s bar cart.
Wine Thermometer, $14.95
For the winos who take it seriously. Take the temperature of your wine and get the most from the taste.
Bottle Opener, $39.00
Anonymous in function and cast from solid brass, this bottle opener might find itself on the vanity sooner than the kitchen drawer.
Gold Plated Corkscrew, $45.00
A rich rosewood-set handle balances the wine key’s 24-karat golden opulence.
Jagermeister Gift Set with Flask, $29.95
Treat your giftee to this old favourite, with sweet hits of herbs, cola and spice. The set comes with a stylish pocket flask so they can take their drink on the go!
Lowball Glasses, $39.50
These gold rimmed, conversation starting glasses are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Set of 2 Pineapple Shotglasses, $44.00
This is one of those items that everyone would love to have in their home but would never buy themselves. It also comes in copper, silver, and a larger size for full cocktails.
Snowshoeing Through the Vineyards, $30 per person
What’s better than a tangible gift? An experience, of course! Every weekend beginning January 14th, Thirty Bench hosts a snowshoe trek through their vineyards with a local snowshoe expert. Learn the best trekking methods while sampling Thirty Bench wines. Afterward, enjoy a warm snack outside by the fire.
A Bar Cart, $258.99
Does your giftee have all the accessories and alcohol but nowhere to put them? Solve their problem with a beautiful bar cart.
Did we miss any perfect gifts for the drinker? Let us know in the comment section below or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.