11 Unique Gift Ideas for People Who Like to Drink and Be Merry

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Now that you’ve gotten the gifts for those tricky fitness fanatics out of the way, you’ve got some bandwidth freed up, phew! Time to get the creative juices flowing again as you ponder on what to get the vinophile or boozehound who seems to have it all. Here are 11 great gifts for your friends and family who love to entertain.

1. Moto X Pure Edition, $399.99

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Alright booze and merry-hounds… what good are all those stunning libations and good times without photos? Enter: The Moto Pure X. This custom-designed phone gives you manly options like a sleek leather exterior and personalized engravings. But best of all, it’ll put all of your friend’s photos to shame. The powerful camera takes beautiful photos (even in low light) and has an incredibly simple interface to use (Even grandma will be able to figure it out and snap some #fampics) guaranteeing you have all those special holiday moments to cherish for years to come. 21 megapixels of beauty never looked so good.

2. Spotify Premium, $9.99 per month (with a current holiday deal of 3 months for .99 cents a month)

Perfect for the fellas and ladies in your life who love hosting dinner parties, this unexpected but wildly useful gift, has countless pre-made playlists for dinner parties like “dine and unwind,” “an indie dinner party” and more. Or, they can curate their own with a nearly endless options of smooth jazz, festive holiday tunes and bluegrass, perfect to set the backdrop for any kind of entertaining.

3. NFL Shop Football Team Tumblers, $22.99


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It’ll hit a total touchdown, with this perfect-for-tailgating gift that plays homage to your family member’s or pal’s favorite team. Gift-hunting for vino fans? Try a stemless wine glass instead ($11.99).

4. New Amsterdam Gin, $13.99 for 750 milliliter bottle

It’s the gift that keeps on gin-ing. Inspired by grand ole New York (with gift-worthy packaging to boot) this liquor blends subtle floral and sweet citrus peel aromas  with a refined  juniper edge. Smooth enough to serve straight or over ice, it also works wonderfully when mixing up a handsome manly libation.

5. Monogrammed Ice Bucket, $38

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This personalized ice bucket from Parker Thatch will make just about anytime good for drinking time. Pro-tip: Pair it with their favorite brewskis or spirit for a gift they’ll truly be thankful for. Need help selecting something truly outstanding? Check out our guide to the 8 best wine and spirits to enjoy this winter. Bottoms up!

6. ’13 Brotherhood Winery Pinot Noir,  $14.99

At a super affordable price point, this medium-bodied red wine has a beautiful light ruby color with berry and cherry flavors you can’t resist. Try it with salmon or chicken, or we hear it pairs particularly well with a date night dinner

7.  Moonstruck Chocolate’s Oregeon Craft Brewers Truffle Collection, $30

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If you love drinking beer, and you love being merry, chances are, you probably love chocolate too. Especially when one’s love of beer and chocolate is combined into a double-threat delight. This can’t go wrong gift from Moonstruck Chocolate’s Master Chocolatier, Julian Rose, has the unique chocolate company teaming up with four of Oregon’s well-loved and distinct craft brews – Wheat, Brown, Porter, and IPA –  your hangover never tasted so good.

8. Dancing Deer Gourmet Baked Goods, $11.99-$99.99

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Who doesn’t want to wash down all that holiday boozing and merriment with a sweet, comforting cookie or brownie? We sure do. Gourmet baker, Dancing Deer, delivers their award winning treats  with expedited shipping options for the perfect last minute gift giver who’s ordering something for a real sweet tooth. With a real homemade feeling (all of the desserts are preserative free and baked from scratch), you’ll love that the goodies taste fresh out of the oven. For an extra special gift, send one of Dancing Deer’s Sweet Home gifts (The Sweet Home Favorites Gift Basket, $34.99, is pictured above), where for every Sweet Home purchase made, they’ll donate 35% to One Family Inc.; an organization dedicated to help end family homelessness.

9. Dry Fly Distilling Straight Triticale Whiskey, $49.95

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We dare you to find someone on your list who won’t be dazzled by this elegant bottle of whiskey with a semi-sweet flavor ideal for drinking neat or on the rocks or mixing into a festive holiday libation. Dry Fly Distilling developed its handcrafted Straight Triticale Whiskey from a rye/whiskey hybrid grain first developed in Scotland in the 1800s, and it offers enticing notes of caramel, tropical fruit, spice and toasted oak.  You’ll be sorry you didn’t order two bottles, trust us.

10. Brotherhood Winery’s Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, $11.99

Heading to a holiday party or New Year’s Eve bash with no clue what to bring? We dare you to leave the hosts swearing off all sparkling wine. Made from 100% New York Chardonnay it’s dry and crisp (and just happens to be named the best sparkling wine made by any Hudson Valley winery in 2008), and goes marvelously well with sharp cheese or oysters. Or, you know, any kind of celebration.

11. Clairebella Personalized Cutting Board, $43.96

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For the lady or gent in your life always mixing up a killer batch of cocktails or a crowd-pleasing punch, this monogrammed cutting board will be their new best friend and make a quick enjoyable job of slicing lemons, limes, celery, and other drink garnishes. We hear you can work on that whole cooking dinner thing with it, too.

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