It’s here, it’s finally here – December 2017, 25 days until the big day (if you celebrate it).
And – oh no! That means you’ve only got 25 days to get presents for everyone! (17 days to get a present for Aunt Sarah – you wish you hadn’t declined her invitation to go to Austria with her over Christmas, now).
Well lucky for you, you have several gin, vodka and/or rum-loving friends… and even more lucky for you; we’ve compiled a list of cute and quirky spirit-themed gifts for the ones you love this Christmas.
Gifts Under £10
Maybe it’s your partner’s three-time-removed cousin Jennifer, who has just popped up and told you she’s bought the best present for you this year! Awesome! Except… well, she’ll be expecting a gift back, and she hadn’t even crept into your mind as one to buy for this year. Or maybe you’re just looking for that perfect secret santa gift for the gentleman in your office who sips gin from a hip flask when he thinks nobody is looking. We’ve got you covered.
Boozy Zesty Lime Gin And Tonic Sweets - £4.95
Made with real gin, these little sweets will go down a treat with your gin-loving friends.
'Skin And Tonic' Gin And Tonic Lip Balm - £5.95
We think this lip balm is the perfect stocking-filler for a loved one, or a perfect secret santa gift. It’s made with ‘pure juniper and lemon essential oils for a clean, fresh scent’. The brand which makes the balm boasts that it only tests on humans – no animals involved!
Personalised Gin Coaster - £6
The perfect little gift for a loved one to make them smile. And there is currently free delivery on this coaster!
Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk Print - £7.95
We had a little giggle over this print when we first saw it. Why hang meaningless quotes around your home when you could place an inspirational one like this to cheer you up?
‘Too Much Tea In My Gin Mug’ - £9.95
Got a friend who has to settle for a morning tea instead of a morning gin? They’ll love this mug, and we bet they even take it in to work to show the office too.
The Vodka Tea Towel - £10
Towel reads: ‘Carrots improve your vision… Vodka doubles doubles it’. Perfect for a vodka-loving friend who also spends a lot of time cooking or baking!
£10 to £50 Gifts
Ticket to Our Spirit Festival! - £12
Coming to a venue near you soon! We stock over 80 gins and 40 vodkas, and next year we will be opening our ‘rum shack’, which will stock over 20 unique rums! With that many spirits to taste, a free souvenir glass included in your ticket, and distillers around the venue to talk to and find out more about, it’s the perfect event to liven up your weekend (not that we’re biased or anything!). Check out our dates for the new year and buy your tickets now!
Vegan Friendly Dark Chocolate Gin Truffles - £12
The London Chocolate Company produce a variety of gin-flavoured chocolates and truffles. We think this box will make a perfect Christmas present for your favourite chocaholic! And they’re vegan and vegetarian-friendly, bonus!
Rum And Coke Personalised Drinking Jar - £14.95
Put your loved one’s name on a mason jar, and they can drink their rum and coke in style!
Absolut Perfect Chill Miniature Gift Set - £16.92
Five 50ml measures of Absolut Vodka (original, raspberry, vanilla, lemon and pear). The product description reads ‘It is housed in a special freezer pack, that informs you when your Absolut Vodka is perfectly chilled’, which means you can drink your favourite flavours at the temperature they were intended to be tasted at!
Funny Messy Alcohol Decanter - £24
This is one of our favourite presents on this list! It reads: ‘Mum’s Gin (But remember – it’s what got you in this mess in the first place!)’. Great for your mum, she’ll cackle with laughter… we promise!
Emergency Gin And Tonic Kit With Glass Keepsake – £25
Everybody needs this kit in their home. There’s always that time, when you find out some surprising news, or perhaps you’re going through a break up, and there’s no gin in the house. What do you do!? You break open your emergency G&T, of course.
Large Alcohol Filled Bauble - £29.95
Hang on the tree or wrap as a surprise for your gin or vodka-loving friend! 20cl of spirit in a plastic bauble, just for your loved one this holiday season.
Edinburgh Gin Winter Palace Christmas Liqueurs, 3x 20cl - £35
Three 20cl measures of unique flavours (Pomegranate & Rose Liqueur, Frankincense & Myrrh Gin and Plum & Vanilla Liqueur) from a cult-favourite distiller, Edinburgh Gin. We can’t imagine a better way to combine Christmas into a taste experience.
Edinburgh Gin Winter Palace Rhubarb Liqueur and Cocktail Glasses Set - £38
A favourite tipple at our Spirit Festival is Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb & Ginger gin. And here it is, in a cute 50cl measure, along with two martini glasses. Exclusive to John Lewis.
Chase Distillery Espresso Vodka, Limited Edition, 70cl - £40
Exclusive to John Lewis, this limited-edition vodka is perfect for that person you know who HAS to have their morning coffee to get through the day. Also perfect to whip up a quick espresso martini!
Okay, you really should know what to buy for this person. Maybe it’s your partner, your daughter, your favourite uncle. You’re close to them, you already know they’re buying you a £150 coffee machine that you’ve wanted forever.
Rum Botanicals Box - £69
Transform the flavours of your favourite rum with this botanicals box. Contains vanilla pods, Jamaican Coffee, Jamaican Pepper, Quilling Cinnamoin, Orange Peel, Sliced Ginger Root and Nutmeg, along with a braided spoon and a measuring cup (jigger).
Vodka O Clock Frame Clock - £75
We need this clock! It’s always vodka o’clock at the Spirit Festival HQ. Great for a friend who loves vodka and could use a clock in their kitchen. Or living room. Or hall. Or anywhere, really!
Gin & Tonic Cologne - £108
This is a bit of a quirky one – not everybody wants to smell like they’ve been out all night drinking gin. But the product description makes us a little thirsty: ‘A sparkling cocktail of zesty, herbal and bitter notes… brought alive with grapefruit… juniper and a slice of fresh-cut cucumber’.
Rum Advent Calendar - £195.95
24 30ml-measures of rum. For that person in your life who LOVES rum. Comes with a free crystal tasting glass (exclusive to notonthehighstreet.com).
We hope this list has helped you out, even just a little! And no matter who you are, or where you are this holiday season…
The Spirit Festival Team x