Choosing an original gift isn’t always easy. Too often we resort to the same old favourites. But whether your grandpa loves his whisky or mum enjoys putting her feet up with a G&T, a bottle of spirits is always a welcome sight under the Christmas tree.
From special seasonal editions to curated collaborations, this year spirits brands have created a broad selection of gifts designed to appeal to lovers of gin, vodka, whisky, rum or Cognac. So if you’re looking for something a bit different, one of the gifts below might fit the bill.
From delicious rum truffles to Negroni gift sets and luxury whisky decanters, we’ve rounded up our favourite spirituous gifts across a range of prices. So whether you’re looking for a budget stocking filler or a blow-out gift for someone special, you’ll find inspiration below.
You’ll find ideas across the different spirits categories, including whisky and gin, as well as choices for cocktail fans.
Gifts under £20
Fever-Tree Christmas Crackers
These classy crackers make a perfect stocking filler for spirits lovers. Choose from a range of 16, including new pairings for this year: Duppy Share Aged Rum & Fever-Tree Ginger Ale, Silent Pool Rare Citrus Gin & Fever-Tree Spanish Clementine Tonic and Mermaid Pink Gin & Fever-Tree Rhubarb & Raspberry Tonic.
60-Second Cocktails book
Mix cocktails in minutes with Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley’s latest book. With tips on how to create your home bar, this book is ideal for anyone who enjoys making cocktails, but lacks confidence or only sticks to one or two recipes they know.
Cocktail Elements Lemon Garnish Spray
I use these fruity garnish sprays from Cocktail Elements all year round, as a finishing touch for drinks I mix at home. Flavours include yuzu, lime and citrus pepper. Buy a single bottle as a stocking filler or get a set of three for £32.
Haig Club Limited Edition Christmas Bottle
Football fans can keep the World Cup spirit alive with this festive edition of David Beckham’s Haig Club whisky. Tesco Clubcard holders can bag a bottle for just £17.
Gifts under £50
Silent Pool Botanical Candles
Have a candlelit Christmas with one of these pretty fragranced candles. Made with natural essential oils and housed in upcycled Silent Pool bottles, botanical fragrances include Juniper & Cassia Bark and Bergamot & Lavender – a scented treat for gin lovers.
MOTH Old Fashioned, Negroni & Socks Box
Go one better than a boring five-pack of socks, with this snazzy gift pack of bar-quality cocktails in cans from MOTH (Mix Of Total Happiness) and Martini-monogrammed socks.
Masons of Yorkshire Personalised Gin
Buy them a gin of their own… Choose from one of the eight gins produced by award-winning distiller Masons of Yorkshire: Original, Tea, Orange & Lime Leaf, Pear & Pink Peppercorn, Pink Grapefruit & Cucumber, English Lavender, British Raspberry or Distiller’s Strength.
Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit
The Cocktail Sociey has joined forces with Black Cow Vodka to produce this Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit. The kit comes with ingredients to make four cocktails, plus a Black Cow signature highball glass and a recipe card.
Edinburgh Gin London Dry Discovery Pack
This stylish gift pack contains four 20ml bottles of Edinburgh Gin: Classic, Seaside, 1670 and the navy strength Cannonball.
Gifts under £100
Glencairn Tasting Glasses Pack
Whisky enthusiasts can taste like a pro with this set from Glencairn. It includes four glasses, four tasting caps and a Glencairn glass pipette. Glasses can also be engraved for a personalised gift.
Carluccio’s Malfy Gin Hamper
Gin lovers can have their cake and eat it, with this Carluccio’s hamper that contains a bottle of Italian Malfy Con Arancia Blood Orange Gin, a gin-infused panettone, two balloon glasses and a patterned chopping board.
Ron Abuelo Finish Collection Gift Box
Ideal for rum connoisseurs, Ron Abuelo’s Finish Collection Gift Box contains three 20ml bottles of aged rums from Panama, finished in different regional casks: the Oloroso in Sherry casks, Napoleon in Cognac casks and Tawny in Port casks.
A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas Whisky
The Whisky Exchange’s special Christmas whisky release for 2022 is guaranteed to keep Scotch-lovers happy. A rich festive blend of hogsheads and sherry butts from Glen Elgin, Linkwood, Blair Athol, Strathclyde and Cameronbridge.
Gifts under £200
Cambridge Distillery 10th Anniversary Tasting Pack
To celebrate its 10th anniversary Cambridge Distillery has released a collection of 12 gins – including the classic Cambridge Dry Gin, Japanese Gin and seasonal Spiced Gin. The square 5cl bottles are presented in case with a bespoke cocktail glass.
The Macallan Harmony Collection Smooth Arabica
Chocolate, coffee or whisky? The Macallan’s Harmony Collection combines all three. The latest two releases are inspired by Ethiopian Arabica coffee beans: with flavours designed to pair with coffee and packaging created from discarded coffee bean husks.
Black Lines Negroni Jeroboam
Get the Christmas party started with this jeroboam of Negronis – enough for 30 drinks. Produced by bottled cocktail experts Black Lines Drinks, each jeroboam contains an equal mix of Campari, East London Liquor Dry Gin and Spanish vermouth.