Because gin is so much better than socks...
Do they love a G&T? Always up for a Singapore sling? Never one to turn down a Negroni? Then you’re in luck, gin gifts are trending!
The high street (and internet) just so happens to be teaming with gin-themed Christmas gift ideas – from bottles of liquid deliciousness to home accessories that reflect their love of the botanical spirit.
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Best Gin gifts for Christmas 2018
1. The gin gift set – Not–Another–Bill
Where better place to start than with a bottle of the good stuff? Surely, this the best post a gin fan could ever receive? A gift set comprising mini bottles of Sipsmith’s gin (AKA The Gin of Champions), two copper mugs, and a muddler to mix up your ‘Gin Gin Mules’.
2. Gin scented candles – Next
Burn this candle set to release a zesty and fresh scent that any gin lover would adore. The quirky set would make a great idea for a stocking filler.
3. The gin bell – Oliver Bonas
What time is it acceptable to ring the bell? Gin fans will chuckle when they received this comical desk bell. All they need to accompany this fun gift is a butler and endless gin on tap.
Buy now: Ping For Gin Bell, £5, Oliver Bonas
4. Gin & Tonic hamper – Dobbies
All the flavour without the alcohol intake – which makes it acceptable to have gin for breakfast right? This Dobbies hamper, presented in a handy wooden crate, is filled with tasty Gin and Tonic inspired edibles. With a delicious Rhubarb and Gin Preserve perfect on toast, Gin and Tonic hard boiled sweets, Rhubarb Gin Fudge, Gin Fizz Gummies and a bar of Gin and Tonic Chocolate. The hamper also includes a bottle of Fentimans Wild English Elderflower to wash it all down.
Buy now: Gin & Tonic Hamper, £21.99, Dobbies
5. Gin Panettone – John Lewis
Panettone and Christmas celebrations go hand-in-hand. What could be better for gin drinkers than an infused panettone? This tempting, gin cream-filled treat comes in a metal tin for freshness – but it makes a great keepsake. 750g.
6. Gin pong – River Island
Let the party be-Gin with fun and games galore. Prosecco pong is so 2017, this year it’s all about G&T pong.
7. Peaky Blinders gin – Amazon
New spirits by order of Peaky Blinders! Fans of Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby and gang will love this spiced dry gin, inspired by the cocktail culture of the 1920s. Just like the hit gangster epic itself this gin is not for the faint hearted, with peppery notes of ginger and grains of paradise making this a bold and spicy gin choice.
8. Gin artwork – Very
Tick-tock! They can display this proudly in their home to remind them of their favourite time of day. The question is, when’s Gin O’Clock in your household?
9. Gin mug – White Stuff
For the morning after the night before there’s this quirky mug that says it how it is!
10. Gin chopping board
If they really know their Bombay Sapphire from their Hendricks, but you’re not sure which they prefer, play it safe and buy them this useful gift. They can use it to chop a slice of lemon for a classic G&T, or lime for the perfect gimlet.
11. Old Tom Gin – Liberty london
Back to the hard stuff now. This beautiful bottle would make a lovely gift, and you can rest assured this isn’t a case of style over substance. The recipe has been rediscovered in an old distiller’s handbook from the 1840s, and faithfully reproduced for Liberty London by Jensen’s in Bermondsey.
It’s billed as ‘an authentic modern interpretation of traditional Victorian gin’, flavoured with the classic root, musk and spice gin botanicals that were found in Victorian cocktails – you won’t find any synthetic sweeteners here!
12. Gin Snow globe – John Lewis
Shake things up with a snow globe. There’s no Snowman to be seen, this design is all about gin – with a sprinkle of glitter.
Serve these up on Christmas day and we’re sure they won’t be disappointed.