I used to think I didn’t like gin, but turns out it’s just tonic I don’t really like. Phew. That means I can indulge in gin this Christmas just like everyone else.
You can never go wrong with a nice boozy gift at Christmas, and as gin is the in thing at the moment, it makes sense to treat your friends and family (and yourself) to some gin gifts this Christmas. I’ve gathered together some of my favourite Scottish gins, as well as some bar accessories and gin-related gifts, so you don’t have to go hunting for them.
Daffy’s Gin · Edinburgh Gin Winter Palace Gift Set · Gilded Monogram Glass · Gin and Tonic Lip Balm · Gin & Tonic Carry On Cocktail Kit · Marble & Copper Bar Tools Set · Darnley’s Spiced Gin · Christmas Gin Tasting Set · Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir Book · MAKAR Old Tom Gin · Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Liqueur · Hobnail Glass Cocktail Shaker · Fred Good Measure Gin Recipe Glass · Pickering’s Gin Baubles · Gold Champagne Glass · Gin to My Tonic Print · Fever Tree The Art of Mixing
Let’s start with the most important bit: the actual gin. Edinburgh Gin have been a favourite of mine for years (particularly their Raspberry Gin yummmm) and their gins always make a lovely gift. This year, they’ve brought out a few new gin gift sets, including the Winter Palace Gift Set which comes complete with two etched tumblers and a gold cocktail shaker, plus a bottle of the original gin.
Another Scottish gin I’ve been loving recently is Daffy’s Gin, which is amazing in cocktails or on its own. My hatred for tonic means that I’m always on the lookout for alternative mixers, so I’ve been loving the Darnley’s Spiced Gin with ginger ale lately for a nice festive tipple. I’m also a big fan of the MAKAR Old Tom Gin which is slightly sweeter than their original variety. All are available in small bottles or mini gift sets, so they’d be perfect for stocking fillers or secret Santa gin gifts.
If you fancy trying something a little bit different, try the Christmas Gin Tasting Set from Tipple Box to try out a few different types of gin. They also do cocktail boxes which come stocked with all you need to create your favourite gin cocktail. Or for something a little more novelty, you have to try the Pickering’s Gin Baubles. One of the ultimate gin gifts as you can refill them and use them year after year!
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of homemade cocktails, why not get them a cocktail shaker or bar set? I love the Hobnail Glass Cocktail Shaker from Anthropologie and the Copper & Marble Bar Tools set from Oliver Bonas. Don’t forget a couple of cocktail books (like Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir or Fever Tree’s The Art of Mixing) and some glasses to serve the cocktails in. I can definitely imagine myself sipping a little gin fizz out of the H&M champagne glasses!
Have you spotted any great gin gifts this year?