Best cocktail gifts: present ideas for cocktail lovers
Browse our round-up of the best cocktail gifts, and find the perfect present for the amateur mixologists in your life
If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a cocktail fan, you're in luck! There are so many beautiful items available to help your loved one serve their drinks in style, from bar carts to cocktail making sets to elegant glassware.
Here's our pick of the best gifts for cocktail lovers on the market this year! And if you fancy getting stuck in yourself, why not have a read through our ultimate Christmas cocktail guide?
Best cocktail gifts to buy
CÎROC Black Raspberry
- Buy now from Amazon (£43.69)
This bottle of CÎROC makes a beautiful cocktail gift for cocktail lovers at Christmas - not only is the limited-edition black raspberry flavour sought-after by cocktail enthusiasts all over the country, but the glossy black bottle looks stunning on a cocktail cart. If you're looking to take it one step further, why not get creative and gift it with some other essential cocktail ingredients? We're gifting ours with a bottle of Creme de Cassis, pineapple juice, and this French Martini recipe handwritten in a card.
Claro grey martini glasses
Oliver Bonas is a great place to look for fun and unique cocktail gifts. We love these exquisite martini glasses - the grey look is a sophisticated and classy choice, and the gold edge adds a glam touch. The set of two comes in a box, ready for wrapping, easy!
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Gold scallop ice bucket
No cocktail cart is complete without an ice bucket, to keep the chilled drinks flowing long into the night. We love this classy number from Oliver Bonas, which is as decorative as it is functional. The bucket comes with a pair of tongs for all of your ice and fruity garnish needs.
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Snake bottle stopper
- Buy now from Trouva (£24.99)
Keep your favourite tipple fresh with this stylish snake bottle stopper. The coiled snake might even make your guests think twice before helping themselves to a top-up of your best booze!
Vermouth gift set
- Buy now from Amazon (£10.99)
If you're worried about getting your loved one a cocktail accessory they already have, why not gift them an ingredient for their creations? Vermouth is a key ingredient in many iconic cocktails - martinis, Manhattans and negronis would be nowhere without this classic Italian aperitif.
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This three-bottle mini set from Hotel Starlino is the perfect accessory to any bar cart, containing deep red vermouth for smoky cocktails, rosé for a summery fizz and arancione - that’s orange to you and me - for authentic Mediterranean spritzes. You’ll find three recipes on the back of the box to get you started!
Growbar herb kit
- Buy now from Not on the High Street (£12.50)
What could be a better finishing touch to your cocktail than homegrown herbs? This kit includes cinnamon basil, borage and lemon balm - classic complements to a cocktail, and easy for novice gardeners to grow.
Gold Bar Cart
- Buy now from Amazon (£96.99)
Every cocktail lover needs a bar cart to present their glassware and ingredients, and this gold design from Amazon offers a striking look, for an affordable price. Featuring glass shelves and four wine glass holders, this is a practical and stylish choice that's sure to go down well with hosting enthusiasts.
For presentation ideas, check out our guide to styling a bar cart.
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8-piece cocktail gift set
- Buy now from Lakeland (£26.99)
Take your cocktail making to the next level with this cocktail making set from Lakeland. This cocktail gift set comes with a cocktail shaker, two pourers, a strainer, spoon and a measure jigger. There's also a muddler so it's a top pick for mojito fans!
- Buy now from Marks & Spencer (£15.00)
This matte black cocktail shaker from Marks and Spencer is a sleek alternative to the flashier gold and glass designs often found. A great gift for cocktail lovers who favour contemporary yet paired back home décor, and a bar trolley essential!
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