If you’re looking for Christmas gift ginspiration then here is the perfect selection of gifts for you to choose from!
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The current passion for gin shows no sign of slowing down. In fact if my friends are anything to go by, it seems to be getting more popular.
There are new flavours and varieties coming onto the market all time. The beauty of this drink is that the range of different botanicals means that there’s a gin to suit everyone, from spicy to floral to juniper heavy.
And if you’re looking for gin-themed Christmas gift ideas for gin lovers, there’s a huge range of choice out there. In fact, there’s almost too much to choose from!
So here are more than 30 fabulous suggestions to give you some inspiration, if you’re buying a gift for a gin fan.
Gifts for Gin Lovers for under £25
If you’re looking for a smaller present, or a Secret Santa gift, then there are plenty of gin-themed options to choose from.
Choose from gin-scented goodies, gin-themed home accessories and a range of gin miniatures in this range of gifts that cost less than £25.
Gin and Lime pamper set
Treat your gin-loving friend to some pampering goodies that will fill their home with the sweet scent of their favourite drink.
This gift set includes a Gin and Lime Natural Candle. a Gin and Lime bath melt, a Gin, Lime, Earl Grey Tea and Juniper Berries Bath Tea Bag, and a Gin Fizz Shower Smoothie.
Each item is hand-made and cruelty free, and they all come in a gift box for a treat that can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Gin Distilleries scratch off print
Set your friend a challenge to sample each of the gins on this Gin Distilleries scratch-off map.
There are 75 distilleries on this map, from the North of Scotland down to the south coast of Cornwall. They can scratch each one off as they sample the gin, or for a real challenge, why not try to visit all 75 locations?
Gin in a Tin Botanicals
Garnish and infuse your gin with this selection of six botanicals. The tins contain Coriander, Juniper Berries, Allspice, Rose Petals, Cassia and Cardamom, and you can use them individually or create flavour combinations.
Use as little or as much as you like to garnish your G&T or infuse a bottle of gin. The six 30ml tins are presented in a little bag, and come with instructions for use. They’ll have at least 10 months shelf life , so there’s plenty of time to enjoy them.
Personalised Gin Bauble
This quirky Gin-gle Bells bauble is the ideal Christmas decoration for gin lovers. It’s made of bone china, and has a cute gin-themed design.
And you can personalise it with up to four lines of 20 character each on the reverse, including the name of the lucky recipient.
Fevertree Gin and Tonic Cracker
What a perfect way to present a G&T!
This cracker includes a 5cl miniature of Warner’s Rhubarb Gin, paired with a 150ml tin of Fever-Free Mediterranean Tonic Water. Together they create a delicious Gin and Tonic.
This Fever-Tree cracker is exclusive to John Lewis. It would make a great stocking filler, Secret Santa gift, or even a table decoration for gin lovers.
A pack of four assorted crackers is also available – Click here for details*
Fever-tree Ultimate Pink Gin and Tonic
Or why not give them the gift of the ultimate pink G&T?
This gift set includes 5cl of Slingsby gin, perfectly paired with a 200ml bottle of delicious Fevertree Aromatic Tonic Water. And there’s even a Fever-Tree Copa glass to mix their drink on Christmas Day!
Pink Gin Collection
And if you’re buying a Christmas gift for someone who likes pink gin, then this pretty gift set is perfect.
The pretty gift box contains 5cl each of Whitley Neil Raspberry Gin, Edinburgh Gin Plum & Vanilla, Gordons Pink Gin and Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin.
Add a bottle of their favourite tonic, and you’ve got the ideal Christmas gift!
Gin Tea Towel
And finally, a bit of a jokey present perfect for the gin lover in your life. It’s a tea towel decorated with all sorts of interesting information about how gin is made, types of gin, and how to mix and serve it.
It even features some simple cocktail recipes – I guess it’s a G&T Towel!
Gins for Gin Lovers
The simplest Christmas present for gin lovers is probably a new bottle of gin. Most large supermarkets have a decent range of gins available, so if they have a favourite brand that they love, then the easiest route is to pick up a bottle of that.
But there are so many small and artisanal distilleries around, and so many new flavours on the market. You’re sure to get extra brownie points if you manage to pick out a gin that they haven’t tried before.
Here are a few to consider:
Copper in the Clouds Flowerbomb Gin
This pretty gin is distilled in Hertfordshire, and is inspired by the spring flowers in British wild meadows.
As you might expect from the name, it’s an ultra-floral gin packed full of floral botanicals. These include rose, lavender and jasmine, while chamomile and bitter orange blossom give depth to the flavour.
Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Gin
This gin combines the freshness of organic lemon zest with an invigorating breath of sea air from rock samphire. It’s distilled by a father and son partnership, who select ethically traded ingredient from farmers around the world.
And just look at that gorgeous bottle – it’ll look fabulous in any gin collection!
Crafty distillery Hills & Harbour Gin
This next gin hails from Galloway in Scotland, where Hills & Harbour source their ingredients and distill their gin.
The botanicals in this gin include Noble fir needles and bladderwrack seedweed plus 9 others. They combine to give a smooth, balanced and versatile gin.
Tarquin’s Cornish Blackberry Gin
This luxurious bottle of gin is a celebration of the British blackberry.
It’s a small batch gin that is then infused with blackberries and given a hint of extra sweetness with local Cornish wildflower honey. And then it’s put into that stunning deluxe bottle – so beautiful!
Try it as a Blackberry Spritz, served with sparkling wine and soda, or long over ice with Sicilian Lemonade. It’s also the perfect gin to use in a Bramble.
Sakurao Limited Edition Gin
Or if you’re looking for a very special gin as a Christmas present, how about this limited edition gin from the Sakurao Distillery in Japan.
They opened their Hiroshima distillery in 2018, and while they wait to produce their first whisky, they have created this gin. It is made with 17 botanicals from the local area, including Japanese juniper berries, oyster shells and wasabi.
And the bottle comes in a beautiful presentation box that would be lovely to open on Christmas Day.
Double Dutch Tonics
And why not pair one of the gins above with a selection of Double Dutch Tonics for the perfect G&T-inspired Christmas gift.
This gift selection includes four different flavours to try out: Cucumber & Watermelon, Pomegranate & Basil, Cranberry & Ginger and the special edition Oakwood & Spices.
Gin Gift Sets
Because gin has been so popular over the last few years, you’ll find that there are plenty of gift sets available online and on the High Street.
These can be a great Christmas gift idea if you’re not sure what type of gin to buy, as some of them include a selection of gins to try.
Here are a few that I’ve picked out to give you some ginspiration for your Christmas shopping.
Fevertree Perfect Gin and Tonic Set
The perfect gift for someone who is just dipping a toe into the world of gins, and wants to try out some different varieties.
This box contains four 5cl miniatures including Porter’s Tropical Old Tom, Salcombe Gin, Elephant Gin, Cotswolds Dry Gin. There are also four 150ml cans of different Fever-Tree tonic waters for them to pair with the gin.
It’s the ideal way for them to try blending the different flavours and find out what sort of gin and tonic they prefer.
Sipsmith sipping set
This gorgeous gift set contains everything any gin fan needs to mix up simple sipping cocktails at home.
The gift box includes a full-sized 75cl bottle of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, together with 20cl bottles of Sipsmith gimlet syrup and Sipsmith rose syrup. There’s also a Sipsmith branded tall glass and stirrer for mixing your drinks.
Gin Tasting set
This is a lovely gift celebrating three of the major gin cities of Britain.
The wooden presentation box includes three 5cl bottles, one each of Manchester Raspberry Gin, Hayman’s London Dry Gin and Edinburgh Classic Gin. There’s also a tasting glass and three gin infusion bags: Earl Grey, Merry Berries and Lemon Tree.
It’s all any gin fan needs to mix up a delicious sipping drink.
Sipsmith Hot Gin Toddy set
On a cold December evening, a hot toddy is the perfect way to warm up. Most people associate this warming drink with whisky, but you can also make it with gin.
Hot gin became popular in the 1900s, at the London Frost Fairs on the frozen River Thames.
This lovely Christmas gift set contains Sipsmith gin, two Sipsmith mugs and tonic syrup – everything you need for the perfect hot gin and tonic.
Sandy Leaf Farm Ultimate Gin Makers Kit
This next gift is perfect for someone who fancies having a go at making their own gin. It follows the infusion method of making gin, and includes enough supplies to create 10 full sized bottles of home-made gin.
It contains everything from juniper berries and botanicals to kraft paper bottle tags and testing pipettes. They’ll just need to add 700ml of inexpensive vodka for each batch, and you could always provide one of those to get them started.
Full instructions are included, plus support from Sandy Leaf Farm.
Personalised Gin Lovers Letterbox hamper
This is a lovely Christmas gift for any gin fan, and because it fits through the letterbox, they won’t have to wait in for the postman.
The hamper contains two 5cl gin minatures, one of Plymouth Original gin and one of Plymouth Sloe gin, both distilled by the Blackfriars Distillery in Plymouth.
There’s also a selection of delicious treats to go along with the gins. These include Coco Chocolatier’s Gin & Tonic infused 61% single origin dark chocolate and Willie’s Milk of the Stars milk chocolate square.
And any gin lover would like to find the Burleighs Signature Christmas Hamper under the Christmas tree! It includes a bottle of Burleighs gin with mixers, gin-infused chocolates, and a pair of copa glasses.
Gin Tours, Classes and Experiences
Are you buying for a gin lover who already has a jam-packed gin collection? Or maybe for someone who is interested in taking a look behind the scenes, or even creating their own gin?
There are plenty of distilleries who offer tours, classes and experiences, so you’re sure to be able to find something that’s close to you.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Lakes Distillery create their gin, whisky and vodka with crystal clear Cumbrian water, and you can book onto their Distillery tour for a glimpse behind the scenes of their working distillery.
You’ll explore the magnificent stillroom, discover the warehouse where the sleeping casks lie, and finish off your tour in the tasting room where you’ll have the opportunity to sample three of the Lakes Distillery spirits.
Copper Rivet Distillery Tour
But if Cumbria is too far to travel, there may be another distillery near you which offers tours.
For example, the Copper Rivet Distillery in Kent offers an experience which covers the whole tour from grain to glass, ending with a tasting of their crafted gins.
45 Gin School Class
If you’re buying for someone who fancies trying their hand at making gin, why not buy them a day at the 45 West Gin School?
They’ll get to find out how gin is distilled, select their own blend of botanicals and distill their very own bottle of gin.
Warner Edwards tour
Alternatively you could book them a slot on a Warner Edwards Tour.
They offer three different options for distillery tours including a private tour of the distillery. You can meet ‘Curiosity’ and ‘Satisfaction’ (the copper-pot stills) and take part in a tasting experience.
Warner Edwards also recommend a local B&B and pub, so you could make a weekend of it.
Craft Gin Club subscription
And if travelling to a distillery isn’t an option, then how about a Craft Gin Club Subscription box to bring the gin to them.
You can either buy a one off box or pay for an annual subscription if you’re feeling generous. The box select unusual gins from around the world and they’re a great way to try out something new.
12 Gin Botanicals
Garnishing a G&T is more than just a slice of lemon or lime these days, and this Gin and Tonic Botanicals Gift Set would be a fab gift to open up on Christmas Day.
It contains 12 carefully selected botanicals to enhance your chosen gin, including lavender, pink pepper, raspberry, star anise and more.
The botanicals can be used as a garnish for a gin and tonic, or you could use them to infuse a bottle of gin.
Dartington Crystal – Gintuition Crystal Gin Glass Set
Glassware is another great gift idea for a gin fan. I love this Dartington Crystal Gintuition Set of three crystal glasses that are perfect for a G&T or gin cocktail.
The set includes classic high-ball and martini glasses together with a copa glass. And the set comes with an expert guide to each glass with mixing tips and gin cocktail recipes.
Dartington Crystal Bar Excellence Gin & Tonic Glass
Or you could go old school with crystal high ball glasses from Dartington Crystal.
They’re handmade in Devon from 24% lead crystal, and would make a perfect Christmas gift for any gin lover.
Savisto Premium Cocktail Set
If you give your gin-loving friend a Savisto Cocktail Set, they can practice mixing up some gin-based cocktails.
It includes a cocktail shaker and glass, a wooden muddler, a twisted bar spoon, a strainer, and two bar measures. There’s also a book of 500 gin cocktail recipes – perfect for their next party.
Books for Gin Lovers
Why not pick up a lovely gin book as a Christmas present for the gin fan in your life?
These books are packed full of history, interesting facts and, of course, delicious cocktails!
Sipsmith: Sip: 100 gin cocktails with only three ingredients
Cocktails don’t have to be complicated!
This book features 100 gin-based cocktails, each using just three ingredients. You’ll also find expert mixing tips along with the history of the drink.
The cocktails in this book include classics like the Negroni and Martini, as well as summer sipping like the Gin Basil Smash and Watermelon Martini. There are winter warmers like the Hot Gin Twist, and new takes such as the Gin Espresso Martini
The Real Gin Book
This book is sub-titled ‘A Collection of Classic and Modern Gin Recipes For Every Occasion’, and it is packed full of recipes.
It has plenty of information on the history and production of gin, as well as the various types that are available.
And then it has a host of recipes from simple to complex, with something to suit every occasion. There are also tips and hints on how to make the drinks, so it’s suitable for anyone from beginner to expert.
This book would be make a fantastic gift for anyone who wants to move beyond the simple G&T.
Gin: The Manual
This book covers 120 gins which have been tested and scored four ways – with tonic, with lemonade, in a negroni and in a martini. Each gin is also categorised according to its core properties, allowing you to understand the best way to drink it.
The manual also covers how gin is made, what a botanical is and how they impact the flavour of gin.
You’ll also learn the difference between Dutch, London, Scottish, Spanish and American gins and the best way to drink them.
This book is a perfect gift for anyone who wants to learn more about their favourite drink.
Fever-Tree: The Art of Mixing
This book from the people behind the Fever-Tree brand of mixers was created by leading bartenders around the world.
Rather than starting with the spirits, it focuses on key mixers – including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola. Leading bartenders have created 125 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes to make the most of the botanical partnerships.
The book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower, and the impact that different herbs have on taste.
This guide allows you to understand your favourite drink more fully, and use your knowledge to create the most delicious cocktails.
Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir
In GIN, Dan Jones introduces you to the best gin makers and some of the most exciting mixes that can be made with the spirit.
It feature all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini and Gimlet, as well as current favourites such as the Pink Lady, Negroni and Rhubarb Sparkler.
The book contains oer 60 drinks ranging from easy three-ingredient-recipes, to punches, apertifs, martinis and more. You’ll also discover syrup recipes to elevate your cocktail making skills to new levels.