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We wish you a ginny Christmas: the ultimate presents for gin lovers

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Love gin? Of course you do, you’re here. So just for you, we’ve compiled the ultimate Christmas gift list for any fan of the juniper spirit.

Fancy making your own? A suitcase full of botanicals? Gin-based homeware or genever jewellery? Perhaps boozy baubles, gin-filled crackers, tonic-pairing sets, premixed cocktails or hip flasks are your thing?

Seriously, whatever it is, we’ve got it. So browse our gallery below for present ideas and additions to your Christmas list, because trust us: you’re going to want all of it.

Have a ginny Christmas.

  • Gin Crackers

    We genuinely can’t think of a better addition to the Christmas table than these Drinks by the Dram gin crackers containing six different gins (as well as the prerequisite hat and bad joke of course).

    £39.95, masterofmalt.com

  • 'I Bloody Love Gin' Print

    Gin up your interiors with this Kelly Connor Designs print.

    £15.95, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Embossed Leather Travel Cocktail Bag

    Elephant Gin’s limited-edition, handmade leather bag is available in two colours, and each comes with a bottle of Elephant London Dry Gin bound in leather, a copper-plated jigger, three bespoke glasses and a cocktail recipes booklet. Additionally, 15% of EG’s proceeds go toward elephant protection.

    £270, available exclusively in-store at Selfridges

  • Botanicals For Gin & Tonic Set

    This Special Touch set of 10 botanicals plus muddling spoons enables you to tailor your gin to your taste with flavours such as cardamom, star anise, rose petals and cubeb pepper.

    £39.95, harveynichols.com

  • Gilbert & George Gin Cufflinks

    Gin is the best addition to any outfit, although we do worry that every glimpse of these Tatty Devine gin cufflinks could prompt another pour. Oh well, we’ll get over it.

    £30, tattydevine.com

  • Christmas Pudding Gin

    Distilled using whole Christmas puddings, Sacred’s festive gin is seriously seasonal.

    £33.85, sacredspiritcompany.com

  • Homemade Gin Kit

    Craft your very own gin – and it takes a mere 36 hours. Includes glass bottles, stainless steel strainer and funnel, and carefully selected botanical ingredients.

    £44.99, thefowndry.com

  • Antique Gin Tasting Set

    Five samples of gin from the 50s and 70s, from brands such as Booth’s, Gilbey’s and Gordon’s, complete with tasting notes.

    £44.95, masterofmalt.com

  • Gin Brooch

    Have the name of your one true love on your lapel: this Esa Evans gin pin also works as a handy ordering device in loud bars.

    £18, iamfy.co

  • Gin and Tonic Tea Set

    This cup, saucer and jug set by Yvonne Ellen is a cute tribute to your favourite booze (and nobody says you can’t fill it with cocktails instead of tea). Separate teapot also available.

    From £35 for cup and saucer, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Mince Pie Gin

    It would practically be rude for a gin fan not to try mince pie gin at Christmas. This Sipsmith gift pack comes with a 90ml bottle of the festive version as well as a 50ml mini bottle of the original Sipsmith.

    £20, sipsmith.com

  • Ultimate G&T Tasting Selection

    Can’t decide which of the fancy new tonics is right for you? Try Fever-Tree’s set of four (including its lemon and elderflower varieties) with four different gins to match.

    £12, sainsburys.co.uk

  • Juniper Sling Bath & Shower Gel

    Refined alternative to showering in actual booze: try this beautiful juniper bath and shower gel from Penhaligon’s for a sophisticated nod to your favourite sip.

    £26, penhaligons.com

  • Gintuition Glasses

    For those who love gin in all its forms, this Dartington Crystal set of three glasses is perfect: a copa for big bowl Gin Tonics, a highball for G&T and a Martini for your favourite cocktails.

    £22, johnlewis.com

  • Gin Advent Calendar

    This Drinks by the Dram advent calendar may be designed for December, but what gin fan would refuse it on Christmas Day? Worst case scenario: you have to drink it all yourself...

    £124.95, masterofmalt.com

  • Elephant Sloe Gin

    The 2016 batch of Elephant Sloe Gin has been released. As well as enjoying the gin itself, some limited-edition bottles feature colourful Maasai beaded jewelry around the neck that can be unfurled to use as a necklace or bracelet.

    £32.95, thewhiskyexchange.com (beaded version available exclusively in-store at Selfridges, £35)

  • Gin and Tonic Candle

    Oliver Bonas knows the way to our hearts. This gin-scented candle in a tin is also travel-friendly.

    £12, oliverbonas.com

  • Sipping Society

    The Sipsmith Sipping Society delivers gin to your door every quarter. That’s four experimental gins with tasting notes and serving suggestions through your letterbox every three months. Yes. Please.

    From £45, sipsmith.com

  • Gin Lantern

    A bottle of Gin Mare is a good enough present on its own, but this one comes with interior design in the form of a stylish lantern.

    £39.50, 31dover.com (available from December)

  • Chevron Hip Flask

    This hip flask by Hord is made from dark brown and gold leather and can be personalised with text and design of your choice.

    From £40, hord.co

  • Tanqueray No. TEN Caged Bottle

    One of our favourite gins has had an art-deco makeover for Christmas with this geometric cage design – perfect for sticking a candle in once the gin has gone (approximately Boxing Day).

    £45, in-store at Selfridges

  • Gin Taster Selection

    Can’t decide? Try five from the capital. This taster set is from City of London Distillery and includes Dry, Christopher Wren, Old Tom, Sloe and Square Mile.

    £30, cityoflondondistillery.com

  • Spiced Gin Gift Box

    This Opihr Oriental set comes with a bottle of the uniquely spiced gin, a cocktail shaker and an orange peeler, perfect for Christmas drinks.

    £9, tesco.com

  • Gin Bunny Mug

    This mug by Of Life and Lemons advertises our kind of workout: from bottle to mouth.

    £12.50, notonthehighstreet.com

  • Just The One G&T Copa

    Channel the Spanish-style Gin Tonic with this Dartington balloon (copa) glass.

    £10, dartington.co.uk

  • Spotless Martini

    Forget gin in a can: this premix is a cut above, coming from cocktail supremo Mr Lyan.

    £33.99, selfridges.com

  • Gin and Truffles

    Sibling Gin uses botanicals including Madagascan vanilla and citrus peel, so it’s only right that the gift pack includes truffles infused with both the gin and perfectly paired flavours of vanilla, lemon and chocolate.

    £19, siblingdistillery.com

  • Negroni Gift Pack

    A cocktail gift is a gift well-received. This Sacred set includes all you need to make a Negroni from London-made spirits.

    £49.95, sacredspiritcompany.com

  • Cocktail Pastilles

    These Smith & Sinclair sweets come in Gin & Tonic and Elderflower Spritz flavours, and are actually properly boozy, coming in at 6% ABV.

    £9.50, harveynichols.com

  • Botanicals Mixology Suitcase

    A heavy duty gin gift for fans of the junipered one. This Special Touch suitcase (yes, suitcase) is contains serious bar tools and a selection of 12 aromatic, citrus, floral and spice botanicals to infuse your gin (or vodka or rum...).

    £119.95, 31dover.com

  • Gilbert & George Gin Necklace

    Wear your passion round your neck with this gorgeous gin necklace by UK label Tatty Devine.

    £40, tattydevine.com

  • Carry On Travel Cocktail Kit

    Includes tonic syrup, jigger, coaster, bar spoon and recipe card for an in-flight treat (or destination sip while waiting for your taxi). This Men’s Society set makes two cocktails and is well under your liquids allowance.

    £25, asos.com

  • Alchemist's Box

    This gift box by Copperhead Gin contains three blends of bitters (as well as gin of course) to give each drink a unique edge. Blend away.

    £59.90, thechampagnecompany.com

  • Homemade Salmon Curing Kit

    This pack contains everything you need to make your own gin-, smoked- and beetroot-cured fish (apart from the salmon, as that doesn’t tend to do well sat under a Christmas tree). Just FYI, the mix is gin-flavoured – you'll have to treat yourself to a bottle if you’re after a dram while cooking…

    £21, rossandrossfood.co.uk

  • Gin Baubles

    Only the best (booziest) tree decorations for us. These Christmas baubles are filled with Pickering’s Gin and are so popular that they’re released in batches (check website for details).

    £30, pickeringsgin.com

  • Copper Cocktail Set

    Stylish drinkers demand stylish tools. This professional 12-piece set will perk up any home bar.

    £65.95 ex VAT (individual pieces from £3.40), crosbys.co.uk

  • Enchanter Gift Set

    Gin, check. Implement with which to measure said gin, check. Sorted.

    £29.99, drinksupermarket.com

  • Hackney G&T Set

    Have an East London G&T experience with The De Beauvoir Deli Co’s gin hamper, containing East London Liquor Company Gin Premium No.1 Batch Gin and two tonic waters from the Square Root Soda Company.

    £42, thedebeauvoirdeli.co.uk

  • Gin Hamper

    There are eight versions of this Christmas gin hamper available from Holborn Delicatessen, each with one bottle of gin, four matching tonics and a selection of complementary botanicals. For instance, the hamper pictured contains Spring Original Dry, slices of dried orange and the slightly spicy 1724 tonic.

    From £66, available from Holborn Delicatessen

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Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.

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