38 Drinking Gifts on Every Boozehound’s Wish List

November 29, 2019 Caitlin J
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Looking for the perfect holiday gifts for the whiskey or cocktail lover in your life? Here are the gifts you’ll find at the top of their wishlist. I’ve got 38 gifts, with plenty to fit every budget…

Enough of the fluff, let’s get into the best boozy alcohol gifts!
best gifts for boozehounds
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Boozy Gifts Under $25

Lift your spirits with a distinctly different decanter. Crafted from hand blown Laboratory glass with mirror finish gold lettering.

Spirits Decanter

Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book.

tiki cocktail book

This small but mighty, TSA-approved, cocktail kit makes six for both the short flights and the international getaways. It’s perfect booze gift for any cocktail lover.

Cocktail Kits

One of my most favorite books, this one studies the biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology of drinking and includes more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners.

cocktail books

These stones are designed for whiskey, wine and bourbon and provide the perfect temperature without watering down the spirit.

whiskey stones

Everyone loves a YETI. Not just for cocktails, this insulated tumbler will keep your cocktails the desired temperature in any weather.

yeti tumbler

Fashionable and boozy, this bracelet flask is for the party girl on your holiday shopping list!

Bracelet Flask

Hand poured in the US, this whiskey and tobacco spirit candle has a natural cork top and burns for 35 hours!

whiskey candle

This Stanley flask is a must for transporting whiskey on your next camping trip.

stanley flask

A stunning packaged, guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders. The definite cocktail book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics and a look at a bartender’s creative process.

Meehan's Bartender Manual

Serve your whiskey the way it’s meant to be served with these crystal Glencairn whiskey glasses.

whiskey tasting glass

The Hungover Cookbook includes everything you need to understand and improve your hangover. It has dozens of comforting recipes, along with tests for analyzing your state of mind, and quizzes to track your progress.

hangover cookbook

A cocktail book perfect for the literary obsessed.

cocktail books 2019

An ice wedge glass to keep their drink perfectly chilled while they slowly sip and take in all of the wonderful aromatics. No watered down whiskey, here.

Silicone Ice Form

These Woodford Reserve Bourbon cherries are our favorite for Old Fashioneds.

bourbon cherries

This hand-drawn book beautifully illustrates and celebrates the history of strong women through strong cocktails!

cocktail history

This campfire-style enamel mugs are sure to make someone smile wherever they’re used.

funny booze gifts

Knowledge is power, and as it turns out, pretty cool in infographic poster form as proof with this whiskey poster.

whiskey infographic poster

Help your whiskey lover learn all about the complexity of the spirit with the help of this scratch and sniff book!

whiskey book

From Homesick, this is a delicious candle that will remind you of your favorite tropical cocktail. Long lasting with all natural soy wax, this cocktail candle has 60-80 hours of burn time.

cocktail candles

It’s 90’s nostalgia in a glass with this cocktail book. Inside, you’ll find recipes for re-creating adult versions of your favorite childhood drinks, as well as original craft cocktails inspired by that iconic decade.

rum cocktail recipe

Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that will give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.

Cocktail Codex

Drunk, Stoned, or Stupid is a hilarious party game with 250 cards to decide who in the group is most likely to… (for example) “#1 Wake up with half a burrito in bed”, “#27 Have 20-minute conversation with Siri” and “#147 Shame people for going to bed”.

Party Games

This liquor flask features a sexy, stylish design with holographic glitter coating and rhinestone cap. The round bottle is crafted from stainless steel for a classy look that’s a perfect addition to any party girl’s accessories.

unique flask

The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups—from tricked-out vintage carts to a collection of bottles tucked into a cabinet—themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions.

bar cart book

Classic concierge-bell design communicates your needs, whether it’s morning or night, without saying a word.

coffee cocktails

In the footsteps of bestsellers Where Chefs Eat and Where to Eat Pizza, this book is the guide for where the best bartenders go for the best drinks around the world.

where bartenders drink

This glass from Corkcicle is a cigar lover’s dream. Part rocks glass, part cigar rest, the Cigar Glass lets you hold your drink and cigar in the same hand at the same time without all the awkward finger fumbling.

Cigar Glass

I love The Mini Bar book set. 100 classic cocktail recipes are organized by spirit and divided between eight notebooks. It’s sleek, modern, and beautifully illustrated.

Essential Cocktail Recipes

Boozy Gifts Under $100

Sleek, stainless steal, and insulated, Corkcicle’s signature triple insulated ice bucket will keep your ice cold for up to 48 hours. NO JOKE. With a 128 oz capacity and a matching lid, this ice bucket is sweat-free and easy-to-grip.

Corkcicle Ice Bucket

These hand-blown, made in Austin, soda lime cocktails glasses are an absolute work of an art. They’re too gorgeous to keep hidden away in the cabinets. No, these are the kind of glasses that you keep out on your bar cart as your ‘go-to’ beauties.

hand-blown-cocktail-tumbler

Just one drop of water can change the composition of your whisky… This (hand blown in Scotland) dropper is designed to release one drop at a time. Boxed beautifully, it’s the perfect accessory to your whiskey collection.

Whiskey Water Dropper

Kick things up a notch above regular ice cubes with this spherical mold choice. Fill the mold up with water, freeze for a few hours and enjoy a new twist on cold, crisp refreshment.

Clear Ice Ball Maker

A beautiful and high-end cocktail set is a must for any self-respecting bar cart. This set fills that need and comes with everything you need to make and serve cocktails.

Gold Bar Set

To go with the Bourbon Cherries listed earlier, this set of four bitters from Woodford Reserve will be a delight to any lover of Old Fashioneds.

woodford reserve bitter

For the Ultimate Boozehound– Gifts $100+

White porcelain with black, gold, and silver decal and 24-karat gold detailing. Embellished with bold Suggestions of what to stash in each-even bottom shelf booze becomes out-of-this-world.

Jonathan Adler Rocket Decanter

Six tools are stored safely in a traditional, waxed canvas roll bag; Keeping your tools organized and ready to transport to any event. The titanium finish gives this bartender kit a unique and professional look combining high quality with distinct style.

bar tools kit

Part cooler, part backpack, the Hopper BackFlip 24 is the perfect reason to extend your trek. It’s sizable enough to fit a day’s worth of drinks and food for you and your crew.

yeti backpack

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