8 boozy gifts for him this holiday season that the whiskey drinker, beer snob, or wine sommelier will love.
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If you’re a reader of Elle Talk my guess is you’re a fan of all things boozy. Over the next week, I’m going to be sharing my favorite boozy gift ideas that are perfect for beer lovers, whiskey drinkers, bar cart adventurers, or the wine collectors. Over the week you can find boozy holiday gifts for your friends and family but we don’t blame you if a few of these gift ideas slide on to your Christmas list.
Today it’s all about him. Okay, really this is just a holiday gift list I compiled for my husband who is a “Drinker of it All” type guy. From Northern Brewer Craft Beer Brewing Kits to insulated wine glasses, there is something for the imbibe guy in your life. Though, we could care less if our guy picks end up on your best boozy gal’s gift list. It was just good wording for SEO, so go forth and gift the boozy.
8 Boozy Holiday Gifts For Him
Need a gift for a cocktail enthusiast? Upgrade their shaker with a cocktail mixing glass. This barware is making a comeback for making classics and modern cocktails alike. It’s made for stirred drinks like Manhattans, Negronis, and Gin Martinis. Lending it’s self to dilute ice just the way you need. Plus, you just look snazzy using it.
Craft beer fans will love to get their hands on this Limited-Edition Craft Beer Making Kit from Northern Brewer. This holiday beer brewing kit helps beginners to pros make Fresh Squished IPA. This has been on B’s Christmas list for a while and I can’t wait for him to open it on Christmas.
Whiskey drinkers and cocktail lovers will appreciate this gift. Adding clear, glass-like ice to a drink makes it not only look fancy but allows you to fully drink with your eyes before you even take a sip. Whether it’s for whiskey straight or layered highballs any imbiber (especially those that love sharing on Instagram) will be thrilled over being able to make clear ice at home.
We love a cocktail recipe book to expand our flavor profiles and to shake up our norm. What we love even more are books that educate and inspire us to practice the science of alcohol and flavors in new and old ways. Give the gift of expanding knowledge with books or magazine subscriptions in your boozy friend’s niche this holiday season. Currently, we are coveting Codex and cocktail magazines. In the past though, books covering the history of drinks have always been the best bedtime stories.
I think one of the best gifts you can get a boozy friend is the stuff they won’t use every day. Bitters and liqueurs in unique flavors are always a good gift. Building a bar inexpensive and a lot of those ingredients are bottles you’ll go a month without opening. Help grow your friend’s bar by picking out items they don’t have. I personally lean on tiki bitters or an artichoke liqueur as fun adds to grow a friend’s bar.
My husband isn’t the biggest of wine drinkers but I’m surprised at how often he uses his insulated wine glass. Enough that I want to expand his collection. He’ll take chilled white wine to sit in the summer heat on the porch or he’ll spend a cold night sipping hot whiskey apple cider all in his insulated glass. With their bold colors and prints, they make for awesome stocking stuffers for tailgate champs or wine pros looking to keep their wine tempered.
Regardless if it’s wine or whiskey, ditch the classic decanters and spice up the bar with a unique one to aerate your pours. From decanters that look like globes to ones that look like dragons, there are plenty of options to add a little flare to someone’s bar cart.
Did you know you can use sous vide to make beer or to make cocktail ingredients? From bitters to pale ales, sous vide can help you delicately break down ingredients to get the best flavors. In beer, it can help retain a mash temperature and in cocktails, you can create craft mixers for easy cocktail making.
Hopefully, you’ve found something on this list to get the boozy guy in your life or has sparked inspiration for some fun holiday gift ideas. For B, the Northern Brewer Beer Kit will be the highlight of his boozy gifts. He’s wanted one for so long!
What boozy gifts are you gifting this season?