Ah, the holidays! A time for family, parties, and arguing over whether eggnog is actually good. (We have a PowerPoint to support it. Don’t come for us.)
Now, we’re not saying that being around family drives people to drinking. But we’re not not saying that. And that’s why alcohol gifts make for the perfect present. Even if that present if your yourself.
Whether you’re gleefully toasting or enjoy experimenting with new cocktail concoctions like the Negroni Sbagliato, these alcohol gift ideas revolving are great for the holidays. But don’t worry, you can still enjoy them all year long.
19 Alcohol Gifts For the Hobby Drinker
1. Rescue Dog Quarterly 3 Bottle Wine Club, price varies
Doggone it, this gift is just perfect for that crossover wine and animal lover in your life. Rescue Dog Wines donates 50 percent of every purchase to rescue dog charity organizations.
Their Quarterly 3 Bottle Wine Club includes three bottles of red, white, or sparkling wine and will be delivered to the recipient’s door every quarter. Look at you, turning drinking wine into a charitable act.
Available at Rescue Dog Wine Club
2. Low Ball Looker, $49.99
Bonus points if you pick a photo of them at their drunkest. It’ll be like drunk-ception.
Available at Groovy Guy Gifts
3. Wine Rack Bar Cart, $72.99
Who says buying a bar cart has to break the bank? This classy cart has space for glasses, wine, spirits, and more. This at-home bar-on-wheels is a perfect gift for the person in your life who is always nagging you about needing to “let it breathe.” Let us drink, Marissa!
Available at Wayfair
4. Cocktail Drink Bombs, $30
From Mimosas to Mojitos, this set of six flavored cocktail drink bombs is ideal for cocktail lovers. Drop one into a glass of sparkling water for a mocktail, or toss them gently into the alcohol of your choice.
Just be careful not to drunkenly mistake these for bath bombs, unless you really want to bathe in a Bellini.
Available on Uncommon Goods
5. Mulled Wine Gift Set, $89
Who wants a cold drink when there’s a nip in the air? Probably those guys who walk around in shorts in the middle of December saying through chattering teeth, “This is nothing!”
6. Maple Syrup Cocktail Mixers, $31
7. Custom Engraved Bottle of Spirits, price varies
Nothing says, “happy holidays,” like, well, literally saying, “happy holidays.”
Available at Reserve Bar
8. For the Craft Cocktail Lover Gift Set, $70
This cocktail lover’s gift set features handcrafted soapstone whiskey cubes, glass cocktail stirrers, sparkling grapefruit soda, and tart cherry syrup. The only thing it’s missing is your friend’s favorite spirit. Like vodka. Not Casper.
Better yet, the company behind the gift set, Packed With Purpose, supports struggling communities with their profits. So if you get an extra gift set for yourself, you’re actually just doing a good deed. Volunteering is so fun!
Available at Packed With Purpose
9. Around the World Beer Bucket, $174.99
You’ve heard of going around the world in 80 days, but how about around the world in 12 beers? Spare your friend the hardship of having to get off their couch and empower them to travel worldwide from the comfort of their own home with this beer basket.
10. Globe Decanter & Spa Essentials Gift Set, $89.99
What’s a bubble bath’s best friend? Alcohol, of course. Unless you’re a klutz. This globe decanter and spa essentials gift set comes with a wine and whiskey decanter, etched globe glasses, candles, fragrance reeds, and bath bombs.
11. Fire Extinguisher Hidden Mini-Bar, $90.18
If your friend sets things on fire frequently, this non-functional fire extinguisher that hides a mini-bar may not be the best choice. We’re no scientists, but spraying booze on the flames doesn’t seem like the best idea. Think of all the wasted booze!
For non-Targaryens, this gift will add a quirky touch to their home bar.
Available on Etsy
12. Wheel of Misfortune Drinking Board Game, $19.99
You know that friend who somehow always manages to win every game of Kings? It’s time to give them a new challenge, and you have a chance to win at last.
This Wheel of Misfortune Drinking Board Game will give your friend the sadistic pleasure of inflicting some misfortune upon their fellow drinkers. And isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
Available at World Market
13. Red Wine Favorites Gift Basket, $59.99
Sure, it’ll stain your teeth, but they say red wine’s good for your heart. Giving a Red Wine Favorites basket is basically like a free cardiology appointment. Who needs health insurance?
Available at Gourmet Gift Baskets
14. Drunken-Santa NIPYATA!, $98.99
Beating the heck out of Santa Claus might not feel “in the spirit” of the season, but it will once you’ve started drinking the mini bottles of booze hidden inside this piñata. This is for forgetting my American Girl doll in second grade!
Available at Nipyata
15. Hot Toddy Gift Set, $99
People have long claimed that Hot Toddies have medicinal powers. But whether your friend has the sniffles or not, they’ll love that this Hot Toddy Gift Set keeps them toasty warm as the weather gets colder. Cuffing season was so last year.
Available at Spirited Gifts
16. “Seasons Greetings” Drinkable Card, $29.99
You could always get one of those talking cards that will never shut the heck up and annoy all your friends. Or you could send them a drinkable card filled with Johnnie Walker Black. Now we’re wondering what else around us is drinkable. Hide your AirPods.
Available at Nipyata
17. Mini-Bar in a Jar, $18
Usually, mini-bars cost more than the whole hotel stay. But a Mini-Bar in a Jar is an inexpensive way of telling someone, “hey, you really need a drink.” And also a subtle way to ask, “Cabo?”
Available on Etsy
18. Cocktail Courier Subscription, $29.99+
Got a cocktail connoisseur in your life? Get them the gift that keeps on giving. No, we’re not talking about the Jelly of the Month Club.
Cocktail Courier’s subscription service sends unique cocktail kits to your friend’s door, either with or without alcohol. Who doesn’t love a gift that comes with a required errand?
Available at Cocktail Courier
19. Superhero Flask, $24.50+
For the friend who could tell you who the first Marvel superhero was (Human Torch) and the difference between bourbon and whiskey (it’s us – the gift is for us), get this flask made from classic comic books.
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