7 Boozy Holiday Gifts for All The Cocktail and Wine Lovers in Your Life
These presents are just begging to be popped open and shared... generously.
For those of us who love to booze, a bottle of your loved one’s favorite wine or liquor is an obvious gift that’s sure to be a hit. But for the holidays, you want to go beyond the basic bottles you can find on any liquor store shelf.
Whether you prefer spirits or wine, we have some great options that are sure to impress. We’ve got you covered with some of our favorites – from cocktail advent calendars to indulgent bottles of champagne and more.
The key to gifting is finding something thoughtful and unique – maybe something the recipient hasn’t tried before that’s similar to their favorite. Maybe if you’re lucky, they’ll even pop open this special gift upon receiving it… and share the bubbly goods with you. Here are seven boozy gifts your drinking buddies are sure to appreciate this holiday season.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Personalizable City Arrow
If it’s real champagne you’re after, Veuve Clicquot’s iconic yellow label is recognizable from a mile away.
You can purchase personalized bottles from all of Moët Hennessy’s champagne brands through Our Cellar, including limited edition releases and exclusive bottles with premium personalization.
We love the Personalizable City Arrow which calculates the distance between Reims and the city of your choice. They also have a totally adorable retro-style SMEG reusable fridge gift box that keeps your bottle of champagne chilled for two hours.
Price: $80 at ourcellar.com
BRAND Napa Valley Tasting Experience
If you know your girl or guy likes Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon, go beyond just getting them a nice bottle and gift them a gold card or black card experience at BRAND Napa Valley.
Appointments are hard to come by at this small estate winery, but these experience cards include private tours and tastings for two, plus a four-course food pairing or charcuterie plate.
The black card experience even includes a bottle each of their limited production estate red wines to take home, and the flagship cabernet sauvignon is truly unforgettable. Your recipient will never guess what’s in the sleek black gift box.
Price: $500 to $1,500 at members.brandnapavalley.com
Stranahan’s x High Camp Après Elevated Cocktail Kit
Gifting an après ski fanatic? Bring the luxe, ski-lodge experience right to their home with a new cocktail kit featuring Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey and all the ingredients you need to make three slopeside-inspired cocktails, including a S’mores Old Fashioned, Bedtime Toddy, and Mile High Cranberry Mule.
Of course, there are recipe cards to guide your mixology experience — and you can enjoy your drinks out and about with the accompanying stainless steel High Camp tumblers.
Price: $94.99 at cocktailcourier.com
Sunday’s Finest Gold Fashioned
Bring the fanciest cocktail bar experience home with premium bottled old fashioneds by Sunday’s Finest. Every bottle features a blend of vintage whiskeys, hand-harvested Afghan saffron, Tahitian vanilla, single-estate Ecuadorian cacao, Seville orange peel, wild-harvested French gentian, and fair trade Malawian demerara.
The price tag might seem steep, but a bottle makes 15 cocktails, and you can’t find an old fashioned this good for $10 a pop anywhere else.
Price: $150 at sundaysfinest.com
Cocktail & Sons 12 Days of Cocktails calendar kit
A cocktail syrup advent calendar? Count down to Christmas with a dozen limited edition syrups in surprise flavors like wassail and roasted pineapple chili pepper.
Each two-ounce syrup bottle makes three to four cocktails and an accompanying recipe book offers ideas for mixing. These syrups are great in non-alcoholic beverages, too, so everybody can enjoy.
Price: $44.95 at store.cocktailandsons.com
Firestone Walker 2022 Parabolita Barrel-Aged Salted Caramel Stout
If you’re shopping for somebody who prefers beer over wine or spirits, Firestone Walker Brewery’s new Parabolita salted caramel barrel-aged stout is like dessert in a can.
Parabola is aged for a year in premium bourbon barrels, then blended with Velvet Merkin barrel-aged milk stout and infused with Madagascar vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and a dash of sea salt to balance out the sweetness. Try it in an ice cream float or boozy affogato.
Price: $6.99 at webstore.firestonebeer.com
Misunderstood Whiskey Co’s Hard Oat Nog
This new dairy-free hard oat nog by Misunderstood Whiskey Co. is the perfect vegan and lactose-free egg nog alternative — and honestly, it tastes even better than the real thing.
The festive limited release uses Misunderstood’s Ginger Spiced Whiskey and oat milk as a base for a light and flavorful twist on traditional eggnog. Mix it with your morning coffee or try making an espresso-oat martini.
Price: $29.99 at shopmisunderstoodwhiskey.com