If your friends drink alcohol, booze gifts are a pretty safe option for the holidays. But with so many choices on the market, how do you pick something that’s absolutely perfect for your pal? We’re here to help.
A bottle of wine is a pretty standard hostess gift, so we included a few of our favorite (online-shoppable) bottles and cans on this list. We also dug up one of Beyoncé’s fave libations, as well as a few non-alcohol options that will help your friends sip in style. Cheers!
1Wine Society’s Little Black Box
This is a literal black box of vino. It’s priced under $50 and includes three cans of delicious Napa Valley wine—a red, white, and rosé—and each can is perfect for sharing at 500 mL each (that’s about four glasses of wine).
2Mamjuana spiced rum
Mamajuana spiced rum, introduced in the U.S. by Candela for the first time this year, is the national drink of the Dominican Republic and, according to the company, “Dictator Rafael Trujillo once banned mamajuana, fearing its aphrodisiac effects would lead to population growth.” There’s some truth to that, so this gift is perhaps best given to a friend who’s looking for l-o-v-e.
3A psychedelic corkscrew
Last-minute gifts = handled. Get this corkscrew on Amazon Prime for under $10. The perfect boozy stocking stuffer.
Hands down, this is the most sippable tequila we’ve ever tasted stateside. If your friend is ready to graduate from shots (and hangovers), this is the bottle she needs.
5The fanciest highball glasses
These peacock-themed highball glasses will look so sophisticated next to your BFF’s turkey dinner.
6Dark Horse Big Red Blend
Bold, jammy, and easy to drink, this red blend is exactly the bottle your friend will want to crack open after devouring her holiday meal and sprawling on the couch with friends and family.
7Barefoot sparkling rosé
Resist the urge to turn up your nose at this brand and enjoy the delight that is Barefoot Bubbly Brut Rosé. Truly, no celebration is complete without it.
8 Underwood “Get It Girl” white wine
The name alone should convince you to stuff a can of this wine into the stockings of everyone you love.
9Braided wine necklace
Feed her inner lazy girl with a hands-free wine holder.
10Shacksbury rosé cider
Made from fresh-pressed Vermont apples and brewed with Marquette grapes, give this to your bestie who says she’s too fancy for beer.
11Wine bottle wall vase
For the plant mom who also loves to get lit.
12Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite
This imperial stout is “brewed with walnuts and dark Belgian candi sugar,” and it has Jackie O and Aphrodite’s names in the title. It’s dark, delicious, and oh-so-glam—sound like someone you know? Pick up a few bottles—this site requires a $35 minimum purchase.
13The prettiest gold cocktail shaker
She’ll be making old fashioneds and Manhattans in style this holiday season.
14The Yamazaki single-malt whiskey
This bottle is pricey, no doubt. But Beyoncé raps about drinking it on the rocks in her song “Lovehappy” with Jay-Z, and also on “6 Inch” from Lemonade, so splurge on a bottle for your friend who’s a lifelong member of the Bey Hive.
15Adorable bottle stoppers
Oh. Come. On! These are too cute.
16An at-home beer brewing kit
Gift this “fresh squished IPA” at-home craft beer-making kit to your DIY-loving bestie.
17A sweater to turn your BFF’s pup into a bottle of vodka
This cute and cozy sweater comes in an array of sizes to suit every furry friend on your holiday shopping list.