If you’re looking for a gift for the resident gin lover in your life, you’re in luck: this year’s collection of gin tasting sets, crackers and baubles is bigger and better than ever.
While there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple when it comes to Christmas presents – there are plenty of incredible flavoured gins on offer these days, for example – sometimes it’s nice to spice things up a bit and buy someone something more unique and special.
We’ve already taken a look at all the fantastic gin advent calendars available for 2019 (hurry up and get your hands on one if you haven’t ordered yet!), but now it’s time to look forward to the big day itself with our pick of the best boozy gifts for the gin lover in your life.
From gin and tonic crackers to the ultimate garnish wreath, these boozy gift sets are the perfect present to give on Christmas day.
Fever-Tree Giant Gin and Tonic Cracker from John Lewis
Why have normal-sized Christmas crackers when you can indulge in this giant offering from Fever-Tree? Inside each giant cracker is a 20cl bottle of Warner Edwards Rhubarb gin or Edinburgh gin, paired with four 150ml cans of Fever-Tree mixers, perfect for enjoying throughout the Christmas season.
You can buy the Fever-Tree Giant Gin and Tonic Cracker for £30 from John Lewis in store or online.
The Bombay Sapphire Garnish Wreath from Floom
If you’re looking for a truly unique gift for your gin-loving friend, look no further than this incredible garnish wreath from Floom. Created in collaboration with gin brand Bombay Sapphire (a bottle of the gin comes with the wreath), this limited edition festive wreath provides the receiver with everything they need to make, flavour and garnish three signature cocktail recipes that come with the wreath.
You can buy the Bombay Sapphire Garnish Wreath from the Floom website for £50.
Hendrick’s Tea Set from Hendrick’s Gin
Make Christmas a fancier affair with this beautiful gin tea set from Hendrick’s Gin. Alongside the 70cl bottle of Hendrick’s Gin, this set includes one Hendrick’s teapot and six teacups and saucers, so you can host many gin and tonic tea parties throughout 2020.
You can buy the Hendrick’s Tea Set from Amazon for £120.
Gin & Tonic Christmas Crackers from Virgin Wines
The six festive crackers include in this handy gift set each include a 50ml bottle of gin and a can of Fever Tree tonic water. Featuring classic gins such as Bombay Sapphire and Whitley Neill, each cracker also includes the traditional paper hat and joke we all know and love.
You can reserve the Virgin Wines Gin & Tonic Christmas Crackers from the Virgin Wines website for £5 (total price £34.99).
Pickering’s Gin Baubles from John Lewis
This six pack of gin-filled baubles not only offer a selection of extra festive flavours, they double as decorations, too! From cranberry and figgy pudding to the questionable brussels sprouts flavour, these little treasures are sure to be a festive treat.
You can buy the Pickering’s Gin Baubles from the John Lewis website now.
The Chocolate & Gin Gift Collection from Hotel Chocolat
Combine two glorious ingredients with this chocolate and gin gift set from Hotel Chocolat. Including two 50ml bottles of Hotel Chocolat’s small-batch cocoa gin distilled with Saint Lucian cocoa shells alongside a selection of gin truffles and chocolate “puddles”, this is a real treat.
You can buy The Chocolate & Gin Gift Collection for £20 from the Hotel Chocolat website now.
The Ian Buxton 101 Gins to Try Before You Die Tasting Set from Drinks By The Dram
This gift set from Drinks By The Dram includes a copy of Ian Buxton’s book 101 Gins To Try Before You Die, plus 10 of the featured gins to try. This one’s perfect for the friend looking to expand their gin tasting experience – and it’s basically two gifts in one.
You can buy the Ian Buxton 101 Gins to Try Before You Die Tasting Set for £59.95 from the Drinks By The Dram website now.
Gin In a Tin Co's Gin Infusion Gift Set from The Food Market
This Gin Infusion Set from The Food Market is a gift that will keep on giving long after the end of the Christmas season. Featuring botanical ingredients such as rose petals, allspice berries and pink peppercorn, you can either garnish a gin and tonic or infuse a whole bottle of gin to create your own flavour.
You can buy the Gin In a Tin Co’s Gin Infusion Gift Set for £23.99 from The Food Market website.
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