Today I’m picking out some of my favourite gifts for gin fans. This is definitely one of my favourite gift guides to put together!
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If you’re buying a Christmas gift for a gin lover, there’s a huge range of choice this year. You’ve probably seen lots of novelty gifts out there, and I have to say that I really do love this Gin-Gle Bells mug from John Lewis*.
But I reckon that the best present for a gin fan is definitely a new bottle of gin, especially if it’s one that they haven’t tried before. Twisting Spirits are a micro distillery in Oxfordshire, and their passion for gin really shines through in their products. They distill their gins in small batches, and distill, fill and label each bottle by hand.
I received a bottle of their Douglas Fir gin, which is as Christmassy as gin gets. It has a lovely fresh flavour from the Douglas Fir, backed up with citrus notes and a hint of spice. I think it’s delicious, and might be one of the nicest gins I’ve tried this year!
Their range also includes a Kaffir Lime and Lemon Grass gin, which would be perfect for summer cocktails. And their Earl Grey Tea gin has delicate floral notes as well as notes of tea and crisp citrus. I reckon that it’s ideal for someone who loves both tea and gin! Click here to find your local stockist, or buy direct from the Twisting Spirits website.
And for a gin lover with a sweet tooth, a bottle of Bakewell Gin sounds like a great match. It’s distilled with botanicals including cherries and almonds, and I’m really hoping that I might find a bottle of this under the tree on Christmas morning. Click here to buy Bakewell Gin on Amazon.co.uk*.
I recently sampled the delicious Sloe Gin from Demijohn. It’s really rich, jammy and warming, everything that a sipping gin should be. Demijohn have got all sorts of delicious flavoured gins, which would make a fantastic Christmas present. Their gift range also includes ideas like their Gin Tower, a selection of three stacking bottles of flavoured gins. You can also add a handwritten message to the bottles for the personal touch.
Or why not buy a bottle of Lakes Gin, distilled with crystal clear Cumbrian water and botanicals. You could buy the original Lakes Gin, or the gorgeous Damson Gin liqueur, ideal for sipping over ice or adding to a glass of prosecco. They also have some cute gift ideas, like this mixed Miniature Gift Pack, which contains miniatures of Gin, Vodka and Whisky. And you can also book tours of the distillery, or even buy a Distiller for the Day experience!
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.
Or why not buy a gin subscription box as a gift for your gin-loving friend? The One Time Gin subscription box scheme has a range of box sizes to suit your budget. Each box includes a limited edition gin, together with cocktail mixers, specially selected tonics and a club magazine. I’ll be reviewing One Time Gin here on SallyAkins.com early next month, so keep a look out for that.
There are some lovely gift boxes around as well. These are great if you aren’t sure exactly what kind of gin to buy for a gin loving friend. For example, John Lewis have an elegant Edinburgh Gin cocktail set*, or this Fever Tree Gin Experience* set which comes with a selection of gin minatures and bottles of tonic waters. Or for a warming gin-based drink this winter, you could buy this gorgeous Sipsmith Hot Gin and Tonic Sipping Set*!
Gin glasses are a great gift idea as well, and I really love these green Balloon glasses from John Lewis*, which could be used for gin or wine. Or go old school with these crystal high ball glasses from Dartington – click here to buy from Amazon*.
And if you’re still looking for more inspiration after that, any of the bottles in this selection of gins from last year’s Good Food Show would make a great choice. And there’s even more choice available in last year’s Gift Guide for Gin Lovers, and also in my pick of 5 Gins for Winter.
That’s my pick of Christmas Gifts for Gin Lovers – which ones have caught your eye?