The holidays are about keeping in good spirits, right?
So let’s drink. And give. And drink. Etc.
Ergo, our 2016 Holiday Boozy Gift Guide, with 32 tipples and accessories for all budgets, from $4 (for a delicious canned cocktail built for stuffing stockings) to $148,000+ (for the most handsome home bar you’ve ever seen, which comes with a master bartender).
Maybe serve a little something for yourself while you’re at it.
$3.99 | Slow & Low 84 Proof Rock and Rye
High-proof cocktail in a 100 ml can. Stocking stuffer!
The most important thing in your drink? The size of your cube. Go big (2.25”).
$13 | Purple Heart Red Blend
A Napa Valley red that gives back to the Purple Heart Foundation. Raise a glass to our military.
$16.27 | The Canon Cocktail Book
Some bars live in the past. Seattle’s Canon heads to the unexpected — our last two visits featured amazing cocktails served in an E.T. lunchbox and a crystal skull.
Gunmetal back with a gold-plated ring.
$30 | Bourbon Scented Candle
Because drinking while camping is fun too.
$39 | Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
Rum inspired by Hemingway, down to the infantry-inspired canteen shape of the bottle (Papa was an ambulance driver in Italy during WWI). The dark expression utilizes rums aged up to 24 years, with the resulting spirit finished in Spanish sherry casks.
$39.95 | The Oak Bottle
Age your wine, spirits and beer in just hours.
If you can't come by a bottle of the real deal, this is the next best thing.
$50 | Death & Co Tiki Mug
Because everything drinks better out of pirate-y Gandalf.
$71 | (Belvedere) RED, 1.75L
A limited-edition bottle curated by John Legend: 50% of the profits go to the Global Fund to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Eye balm, Eucalyptus resurrecting balm, facial tonic and a little fizz for your water.
$109 | Drinkmate
Like a SodaStream, but for any liquid (two words: carbonated cocktails).
$114.99 | ESP Gins (3-Pack)
Unusual and enticing takes on gin from this new NY distiller. The best? Smoked, where notes of juniper, applewood smoke, caraway and peppercorn fill the senses.
$126 | The Hot Toddy Kit by Mouth
Ginger liqueur, High West Double Rye and Cornelius Applejack for your cold winter nights.
JD’s new single barrel rye, a little absinthe, some bitters, a glass and mixing spoon.
$149.99 | Templeton 10 Year Rye
Limited-edition (34 barrels), sold in a commemorative box and hand numbered.
A smoked cocktail is a wonderful thing. And award-winning Chicago bartender Charles Joly makes it easy with this kit.
Basil Hayden’s and Railcar Fine Goods team up for your summer beach must-have (and that holster can fit pretty much any bottle, not just whiskey).
Get tastings of exclusive single cask, single malt whisky, plus access to events, assorted members’ rooms and more with this long-standing society, who just launched in the U.S.
Two dark, smoked tumblers imbued with the USGS data of Mt. Hood, paired with a knife and a laser-etched black-stained wood box.
$285 | Bulleit x Noble Denim Jacket
Barrel-aged denim? Yep. This small-batch, made-in-the-USA jacket features 13.5 oz denim from Cone Mills White Oak, copper hardware and a barrel-aged corduroy collar. Wear it neat.
A 1935 literary cocktail book full of amusing caricatures. Hey, looks like Hemingway was an absinthe and champagne man!
The oldest single malt Irish Whiskey ever bottled. Matured in bourbon casks and Sauterne wine casks.
$525 | Bomb Bar by Oliver Apt.
A wooden ammo crate transformed into a luxe bar cart.
A beautiful carrier crafted with L.A. leather gurus Billykirk. Note: Whisky not included.
$1,200 | Casa Noble Colección Del Fundador
Tequila so good, we flew down to Mexico to try it.
$1,500 | PLUM
A smart appliance that identifies and chills your wine. Using a motorized needle and argon gas, it also allows you to pour a single glass at a time and still preserve your vino for future sippings.
The high-end cognac debuts a series of special editions with this crystal decanter, based on the original 1874 bottle that inspired the brand. It’s all about the presentation.
$148,600 | The Ultimate Bar Cabinet
British designer Timothy Oulton outfits an extremely handsome liquor cabinet with the world’s best spirits, a crystal decanter and some rare cigars. Then he throws in world-renowned bartender Marian Beke, who will come to your house with the cabinet (for a weekend) and teach you the art of cocktails.