It’s easy enough to buy for the alcohol lover in your life because they will pretty much be happy with anything alcohol-related. Of course you can get them a specialty item based on what kind of alcohol they drink whether that be beer, whisky, or wine, and they’ll appreciate it even more. Here is our selection of the best alcohol-based gifts you can buy.
The Crazy Cooler is a motorized cooler on wheels that takes away the need to lug your big heavy cooler everywhere. This is great for a trip to the beach in the summer, or for tailgating. Surely you can’t remember a time when you needed to carry a cooler that was so heavy you thought you would break your back. This is the fix.
Get your your Meister shots in the coolest way possible with this Jägermeister Shotmeister. It’s a standalone machine that dispenses perfect shots of Jägermeister so you don’t have to eyeball it to see if it’s right. The shots come out ice cold, so you get Jägermeister the way it was meant to be enjoyed, every time.
The Kegerator is the ultimate in keg dispensing awesomeness. It is a refrigerator that is designed to hold your keg, and also to dispense it from the top. It basically turns your home into a fully functional bar, able to serve up ice cold beer from the tap. The ones made by Edge Start are high quality, and will provide years of reliable use.
Mr. Beer Brewing Kits
The Mr. Beer brewing kits are one of the most popular brewing kits on the planet, and that’s because it provides the home brewer with everything that’s needed to complete a batch from start to finish. This includes those who’ve never made their own beer from home, so this is a great starter kit to get into the hobby.
The Ultimate Bar Book
This bar book walks you through everything you need to know about mixing drinks, and includes instructions on how to make more than 1,000 different cocktails. If you’ve always wanted to become a master bartender, this is how you start, by learning all of the basic recipes and tips on how to put them together.
Chillsner Beer Chiller
This beer chiller is designed to go right into the beer bottle, keeping the beer nice and cold without watering it down. Even though it’s shaped like an icicle it is made from stainless steel, so you’re able to reuse it again and again. It creates an airtight seal and you drink right through it.
Doomed Crystal Skull Shotglass
This crystal skull shot glass looks really cool once you put the shot into it. It doesn’t look like much when it is empty because it is clear, but once you add some whiskey or other brown liquor into it, you get to see all of the features it has and it looks pretty awesome.
Vinglace Wine Bottle Insulator
There’ll be no need for warm wine on the go when they have this attractive Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator. Double walled and vacuum insulated, and available in a range of different colors, this handy cooler can stay on the bottle until it’s empty, as the top allows for easy pouring.
Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses
Himalayan salt is super popular right now for its many health benefits, which is why these tequila glasses will make a stunning drinking gift. Lending the perfect amount of saltiness to their shots, these glasses are super stable, meaning they will last for many a drinking game to come.
BenShot Pint Glass with Real Golf Ball
Golfers will be thrilled with this unusual pint glass that’s not only functional but fun to use, too. Hand sculpted in the USA, each glass has a genuine new golf ball embedded in the side, making it the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the golf course.
They’ll learn an awful lot about their friends and family when they play Buzzed, although they probably won’t remember it in the morning! Fun to play with up to 20 players, this game requires players to follow the drinking prompts on the cards, with their actions dependent on the answers given.
Outdoor Wine Table
How many glasses or bottles of wine have been wasted after being knocked over on the grass? Make sure it never happens again with this clever outdoor wine table. Handmade from Baltic Birchwood, this clever table can stand in grass or sand, and holds a bottle, two glasses, and a plate of snacks.
Glass Topper Cocktail Smoker
Give them some more tools to play with in their home bar with this glass topper cocktail smoker. Supplied with or without a torch, this kit will allow them to create seriously cool cocktails that come with a layer of swirling smoke to add a deliciously earthy taste to the drink.
Whiskey Stones Gift Set
Some drinks are best served cold, but adding ice will only dilute the contents, spoiling both the flavor and the strength. Give them the means for ice cold drinks without the water with a set of stainless steel whiskey stones. Simply place in the freezer 2-3 hours before they’re needed for best results.
Give them a game night they’ll (never) remember forever with Beeropoly. Handmade from pinewood, this hilarious game works like the classic board game, but revolves round drinking and more drinking, with challenges along the way that will prove more and more difficult as the game goes on.
Moscow Mule Copper Mugs
If they’re serious about their mixology skills, make sure they have the right equipment with this set of gorgeous Moscow Mule mugs. Made from 100% copper, these mugs each hold 16 fluid ounces, which makes them also perfect for iced teas, frozen cocktails, and more. Shot glass and matching straws are also included.
Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio
If they love the idea of cocktails but find the practical side a little daunting, treat them to these Minute Mimosa Sugar Cubes. Choose between Peaches & Berries and Citrus, and they will receive delightful cubes that can be dropped into a glass of bubbly for an instant classic drink.
Whiskey Stones Bullets
A fabulous addition to the man cave or home bar, this set of whiskey stones will be a real talking point among their guests. Made from stainless steel, each stone is shaped to resemble a single bullet, and need only an hour in the freezer to keep drinks cool without any dilution.
Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit
These funky and fun jars will look impressive on their countertop, and are equally suited to rustic and industrial-chic homes. There are five flavors to choose from, and each one comes with the infusing jar, pourer, and all the botanicals, herbs, and spices they’ll need to create a variety of different cocktails.
Ginger Beer Making Kit with Copper Mule Mugs
Ginger beer is a staple of more than one cocktail, not to mention being delicious by itself, and this kit will let them make their own batch at home. Supplied with or without a pair of copper Moscow Mule mugs, this kit contains all the tools and ingredients they’ll need to create this fiery drink.
Shot Glass Roulette
This game of Shot Glass Roulette is a fun way to play the casino classic without losing a ton of money. Supplied with a roulette wheel, two stainless steel balls, and 16 shot glasses marked with colors and numbers, this is a great game for 2-8 adults who enjoy a tipple or two.
Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
Make them the master of their own distillery with this miniature whiskey and rum making kit. The oak wood barrel comes with three flavors to add to grain alcohol or neutral-flavored vodka, and in just two weeks they will have a batch of scotch whiskey, spiced rum, or Kentucky bourbon to enjoy.
Frosty Beer Vacuum Insulated Cooler
Now they can switch between bottle and cans while keeping them cold with the Frosty Beer Vacuum Insulated Cooler. With several colors to choose from, this holder can be adjusted to accommodate cans and bottles, and will keep drinks cold for hours. A built-in bottle opener is also included.
Go Fetch Magnetic Bottle Opener
Bottle tops can be horrendously painful to stand on, so make sure they never reach the floor with this adorable Go Fetch Magnetic Bottle Opener. Shaped to resemble a sitting dog, this opener is made from beech wood and stainless steel, and will hold the top in its mouth until it’s removed.
SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder
Long baths and luxurious showers are made even more indulgent with a glass of wine or a nice cold beer, but there’s never anywhere to put them when you’re washing. The SipCaddy holder attaches to glass, mirrors, or polished tiles and will hold a can, glass, or even a tea or coffee mug.
Custom Etched Growler
Let them bring their favorite beer along for the ride with this highly attractive growler. Made from stoneware (which keeps drinks colder than glass), this bottle can hold up to 64 fluid ounces of their favorite drink, and can be etched with their name (up to 12 characters) along the side.
Drunk Stoned or Stupid
They’ll see exactly what their friends and family think of them when they play ‘Drunk, Stoned, or Stupid’, the party game that’s suitable for 3 or more players aged 17+. With 250 prompt cards, players are asked to decide who is most likely to do the things written on the cards, with eye-opening results.
Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener
Perfect for picnics or trips to the beach, this Beer Caddy will keep their drinks safe, secure, and most importantly, ice cold. Made in a stylish blue canvas fabric, this tote includes a removable six compartment divider and is even equipped with a handy integral bottle opener that’s attached to the side.
Stone Drink Dispenser
Totally unusual and a great addition to the home, this Stone Drink Dispenser will make a truly eye-catching drinking gift. Handmade from New England stone, this handsome dispenser can hold a bottle of wine or spirits, and can be purchased with the optional two pronged matching stand.
Beer Cap States
Choose their favorite state and give them a sentimental way to display those beer caps that normally get thrown away. Made from Baltic Birch plywood, these boards are cut to resemble the outline of each state, and come with cap-sized holes to accommodate the colorful metal tops.
Give them somewhere to store a six pack with a pair of BottleLoft magnetic strips. Super firm so they’ll stick firmly, these strips are made to fit the ceiling of the fridge, and each one is fitted with three strong magnets for holding a trio of beer bottles by their metal tops.
Campfire Beer Caramelizer
This gadget will change the way they drink beer forever. Perfect for barbecues or campfires on the beach, this stainless steel rod can be heated in the flames and then plunged into ice cold beer to caramelize the sugar and give the beer a beautifully rich and smoky, smooth taste.
Cold Beer Coats
Their beer (or soda) will be as snug as a bug in a rug when it’s wearing one of these insanely adorable puffer jackets. Lined with metallic fabric to keep the drinks cold, these jackets are mini replicas of the person-sized versions, and even come with a carabiner for attaching to belts and backpacks.
Industrial Brass & Copper Drink Dispenser
If their décor preference leans to the industrial chic side of things, this drinks dispenser will make a stunning gift idea. Handmade from brass and copper, this unique holder will keep a bottle firmly in place, while the red tap allows the gravity-fed drinks to be delivered in style.
Global Cocktail Mixers Gift Set
They’ll be able to sample cocktails from around the world with this pack of twelve cocktail mixers. Vegan and vegetarian friendly, these mixers contain no alcohol, but when added to the spirits listed in the instructions, make delicious drinks like a Pina Colada and the Brazilian Style Caipirinha.
Alcohol Shot Gun
They can take a walk (or a stagger) on the wild side when they have this Alcohol Shot Gun in their drinks armory. Sized to hold a full, large shot, this gun can deliver the drinks directly into their guests’ mouths, adding to the fun factor and even resulting in less washing up!
They can let their wine breathe not once but twice when they serve it in this stunning Twist Decanter. Made from borosilicate glass, this clear decanter boast beautiful curves and twists that allow the wine to aerate when it’s decanted, and again when it’s poured into the glass.
Buzzed Blocks Adult Drinking Game
The longer they play this game the harder it will get, as each move requires them to complete a task, which may or may not include drinking. Played just like the classic tower game, this version uses blocks that have actions printed on them which players must complete before relocating their block on the top.
Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper
These wine stoppers will make a beautiful gift for anyone who likes to enjoy a glass or two without having to waste the rest of the bottle. Handmade using hand blown glass, these stunning globes use the colors of the birthstone to create unique, one-off gifts for wine lovers.
Old Fashioned Whiskey Infusion Kit
This kit contains everything they’ll need to turn a plain old bottle of rye or bourbon into a delicious batch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Along with an attractive labelled glass bottle, there is also a vial of organic botanicals, funnel, filter, and instructions for how to make this delicious drink.
Personalized Picnic Table Wine Carrier
This stunning table is hand made from Cherrywood and would make a welcome anniversary or joint Christmas gift for any couple. Used as a tote it can carry wine, glasses, and food, and can then be transformed into a nifty picnic table for two with their details etched into the side.
Thor Horn Viking Drinking Horn
If they fancy themselves as pillagers and plunderers, treat them to this Viking Drinking Horn. Made with real buffalo horns that have been responsibly sourced without hurting living animals, this Thor Horn comes with its own stand, and can hold up to 20 fluid ounces of mead or other drink of choice
Whiskey Globe Decanter Set
If you’re searching for a drinking gift that will be treasured and passed down through generations to come, this Whiskey Globe Decanter Set is an excellent choice. Supplied with two engraved world map glasses, plus a stand, stopper, and funnel, this beautiful globe has a lead free glass antique ship ensconced inside.
A Druncle is like an uncle but much more fun thanks to the fact that he does enjoy a drink every now and again. This t-shirt comes in sizes medium to 3XL, and bears the word ‘Druncle’ across the front, so everyone can see what a great relative he is to have around.
Original Spin the Shot Drinking Game
This new version of Spin the Bottle will make even the most mundane of parties go with a bang, because instead of kissing, the chosen ones much down the shot in the glass. Suitable for 2 – 6 players, it’s small enough to be smuggled into any house party.
Cheaper Than Therapy Flask
This hip flask will make a fun gift for anyone who dreads certain social situations, like spending time with the in-laws, for example. Made from stainless steel and with a 6oz capacity, it comes etched with ‘Cheaper than Therapy’ across the front, and is easily concealed in a pocket or purse.
Mini Flip Cup Game
Fast, furious, and so much fun to play as well as to watch, this Mini Flip Cup Game will combine dexterity with drinking, with hilarious results. Players must drink each cup of alcohol before using the flipper to ‘flip’ the cup upside down before moving on to the next cup of booze.
Drink Dispensing Driver
It can be tough to make it through 18 holes without a tasty beverage by your side, and this drink dispensing driver comes in handy when you are out on the links and nowhere near the clubhouse bar. Fill it with your favorite mixed drink, or use it to hold liquor for shots. Just be sure not to mistake it for your real driver.
Chalkboard Drinking Glass
When you get drunk it can be hard to know which glass is yours. But when you have these chalkboard drinking glasses you can clearly write each person’s name on them. And after you wash them they’re ready to reuse.
Whisky stones are a much better way to keep your drink chilled than using ice cubes. For starters they don’t melt, so you can sip your drink at your pace, without worrying that it will get watered down. They’re also reusable, just pop them back in the freezer when you’re finished and they’ll be all set for the next time.
Barbuzzo Ice Luge
There’s nothing quite like taking a shot from an ice luge, and this one is a pretty good model, letting two people drink from it at the same time. It’s easy enough to use, you just need to fill it with water, and then pop it in the freezer and it will form to the right shape for taking shots or drinking beer from.
Make your own slushed drinks just like they serve in restaurants across the country with this Margaritaville machine. The consistency of the drinks comes out just right, which can be tough to achieve when you’re using only a blender. This machine has only one purpose, and it fulfills it well.
101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
If you’ve ever wondered if you been trying the right whiskies, you know, the ones you need to try before you die, this book will spell it out for you. It’s recently been revised and updated to include new offerings that have hit the market, so you’ll be on the cutting edge of which ones you should try and which ones you can leave alone.
When drinking a white wine it is common that you can’t drink it fast enough before it starts getting warm and not tasting as good. These pearls are made of stainless steel, so you freeze them and then add them to the glass, keeping it cool without watering it down. This means you get the taste of the wine without any water added and without any effect on the taste.
Making Spirits Brighter
Here’s the best way to doctor up that gift of booze you’re giving them this year. It is a simple tag with a sly play on words that says Making Spirits Bright. Since spirits are the name of the game for them, they’ll love that you got them what they really want.
Pant Leg Wine Bags
These wine bags are made out of old jeans, providing just enough cover so that they can’t see the wine bottle inside. When you are a wino you don’t really care about the wine bag anyway, it’s just getting in the way of the wine.
Craft Beer Glassware Set
Get this glassware set that contains different classes for all the different types of beer you might be drinking. Some beers taste better in certain glasses, or they are always served up in the same sort of glass at the bar. In order to recreate that scene at home you need to have the proper glassware, and this set has you covered.
Stanley Classic Flask
This classic flask from Stanley is like the ones you might have seen your grandfather use. That’s because they’ve been around for generations, and will likely stand the test of time. It has a wide mouth on it so you can easily take a drink and get enough liquid in one sip.
One-Handed Bottle Opener
Here’s a special opener that lets you open your beer in one hand, while the other one does whatever it is you’re doing. Standard bottle openers require you to hold onto the bottle in one hand, and the opener in the other. This means you normally have to stop what you’re doing and open your bottle. But no longer, and now you’ll have a hand free.
Ice Shot Glass Mold
This ice shot mold makes frozen shot glasses out of water or juice so you can drink your shots on ice. Make them from lemon juice for tequila shots. It will make four shot glasses at once, or you can fill the mold with different contents so that everyone can have their choice of glass.
Hopside Down Beer Glass
This beer glass is shaped in an upside down manner, so it looks like you’re drinking from the bottom of the bottle. But really it is more like a wine shaped glass, it just gives the optical illusion of an upside down bottle. Space is created between your hand and the beer so the bottom stays cooler longer as you hold it.
DIY Beer Cap Clock
Take caps from their favorite brand of beer and make this DIY beer cap clock for them. If they’ve ever used the phrase “Beer o’clock” when you ask what time it is, now they’ll actually have a clock that backs them up on that.
Beer Bottle Cap Keychain
This keychain uses a cap from their favorite beer so they always have a piece of it with them. It’s hard to describe the affinity for beer that a beer lover has, but suffice it to say that any gift with the logo on it will be well-received.
Cork Pops Nicholas Portside Flask
This is a great flask to bring with you on the boat because it’s nautical themed and made to look like a port hole. It has a window so you can Inside and see if you are running low and also to remember what it is you’re drinking. It is made to keep the contents inside so it doesn’t leak.
Wine Lover's Corkboard
This corkboard may take a little forethought to make because you’ll have to collect the corks. Chances are though that they go through wine on a pretty consistent basis, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long to amass enough of them.
Pumpkin Tap Kit
If you’ve brewed up a batch of pumpkin ale this fall there’s no better way to enjoy it than through a pumpkin. This tap kit turns a pumpkin into the perfect beer flowing vegetable and adds some authenticity to the brew. You can use a watermelon as well, so this is something you can use all year long to keep the good times flowing.
This breathalyzer will help you make the right decision when it comes time to get yourself home. It should be part of the repertoire of anyone that likes to go out for a night on the town. You want to make sure that you are under the limit before you get behind the wheel and preferably you should have a designated driver before you head out.
Beer Saver Silicone Bottle Caps
These bottle caps are made of silicone and are able to create a tight seal on the top of your beer bottle so you can drink it at your leisure without feeling the need to drink it before it gets warm. Most of the time, when you pop open a glass beer bottle, it’s a race against the clock before it’s starts to warm up.
Make Them Some Feijoa Wine
This is one gift that will be worth the wait for them. The instructions make it seem like you need a lot of supplies, but when you do finally assemble everything the actual wine-making process is mostly a matter of waiting.
Portable Beer Pong Table
If you are serious about beer pong, you’ll want a portable table that you can take anywhere, so you can start up the game with no problem. Of course if you keep it in one place it works just fine too, and it is easy to fold away when not in use. It’s also easy to clean, which is an important factor.
These bottles are wrapped in jute, so they’re easier to hold on to, which can be a good thing when you’ve had a few already. They add a bit of decoration to an otherwise plain bottle, and are sure to be a big hit with drinkers.
Beer Bottle Candle Holders
These candle holders are made out of old beer bottles, and are a great decorative feature to add to the home of your favorite drunkard. It’s a good way to use up some of the empty bottles they create, and adds a little ambiance to the home.
If you hang out at your local microbrewery long enough, you are going to want a growler to take home larger amounts for drinking it in a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s a way to take a piece of the microbrewery with you, and many of them sell their own branded ones. This keeps your beer in the dark, and is made of high-quality materials.
The Brewbot is a way to get your smartphone in on the brewing action. It walks you through the steps of how to brew your beer, and gives you precise readouts of how your batch is doing, and when you should take the next step in the brewing process. It’s a way to not only take away the guesswork, but also to add precision to your results.
Puff's Preserves Boozy Jam
These jams are a great way to get the flavor from different types of alcohol, without necessarily getting the alcohol. That’s because each of them is themed with a different liquor or beer, such as whisky, beer, or champagne. But the alcohol cooks off in the process so it’s non-alcoholic.
The iFlask might be one of the most incognito ways to have a drink, because it is made to resemble an iPhone, so no one thinks you are storing your favorite beverage in it. You can take this pretty much anywhere because people bring their smartphones everywhere they go these days so you’ll never look out of place.
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