Gift Ideas for People Who Drink
We…and by “we” I mean people who like to drink…are the EASIEST people to buy gifts for. Why? Because if know what type of drinks someone enjoys, there’s an endless supply of boozy gift ideas. Aside from the obvious (buying them their drink of choice), here are some clever boozy gift ideas for people who drink. For your convenience, we’ve categorized them by preference.
Long Stemmed Crystal Wine Glasses
I’m picky when it comes to wine glasses and as such, I’ve figured out EXACTLY what I love. These two sets are actually wine glasses we own and love.
Wine Tote Bags
Transporting wine is something any wine-lover struggles with. If you really want a gift that will impress, opt for a stylish wine tote that also accommodated 2 glasses!
Wine Stocking Stuffers
Under $25 wine essentials that are tried and testing either by us or by someone we know!
Local Wine Events & Tasting Tickets
There are any number of wine events that happen throughout the year in your city. Here in Nova Scotia, there are tons to choose from but here are a few of our favorites:
Festival of Wines
Savour Food & Wine Festival
Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival
Sip ‘n Shuck
Premium Wine Box
Two years ago we received what remains to be one of our favorite gifts of all time. My parents curated a box of premium award-winning wines from our local specialty stores Port of Wines and Bishops Cellar using the Wine Spectator’s top 100 list. This box of 12 wines was a winner for us. It’s a higher price point but if there’s someone special on my list that loves wine this will be a hit.
Spirit & Cocktail Lovers
Cocktail Specific Barware
Often, as cocktail lovers, we don’t necessarily have the appropriate barware. If you know that something is missing from a loved one’s collection, beautiful barware makes a perfect gift.
Silicone Ice Cube Moulds
Gone are the days of crushed ice and standard size ice cubes.
Essential Bar Tools
If you’ve ever been to a high-end cocktail bar, you’ve seen the magic happen. We recently published a complete guide to the essential home bar tools any cocktail lover should have. For your convenience, here are a few that make great gifts!
Stainless Steel Whisky Stones
These beauties keep premium spirits cold without diluting them. I don’t recommend these for other cocktails (because a little dilution is part of the process) but when it comes to whiskey, bourbon or scotch, these are genius.
If you’ve got a craft beer lover on your list, they already know that the type of glass matters! Impress the hell out of them by adding to their (likely already present) beer glassware collection.
Curated Craft Beer Gifts
Looking for something a little more personal? We’ve got some ideas that we think you’ll love.
Craft Beer Club Membership ($49.00/month +) – Sign them up for a beer club membership where they’ll get new brews delivered to their door every single month!
Local Tasting Events – here in Halifax, there are all kinds of tasting events throughout the year from specialized events at Bishops Cellar to our annual beer bash, Full House, with the Nova Scotia Brewers Association. Wherever in the world, you are, search out local events and grab some early tickets!
Craft Beer Box – This was one of our favorite gifts last year so we’re stealing the idea. Head to your local liquor store or, better yet, a specialty beer store and curate a selection of craft beers.
PRO TIP: If you, yourself, want to see any of this under the tree this year be sure to share this post with your loved ones. A not-so-subtle hint, if you will!
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