15 ‘Ginspiring’ Gifts for Christmas
Have a gin lover in your life? Well, for a start, if you don’t… hello! Here I am. I will happily take one of these gifts underneath my tree or in my stocking. It’s time to really think about your Christmas shopping and I have a lot of gin lovers to buy for this year. As I’ve been looking I thought ‘why not help others and point them in the right direction of where the most fabulous gin gifts of 2017 are?’ So here are a few of my favourite gin inspired (or ginspired!) gifts to get that special juniper-berry loving friend at Christmastime.
Stocking Fillers/Secret Santa
Okay, lets start with the little things. Whether it’s little extras to complete a stocking or the office secret Santa, if they love gin, they will adore these.
Gin & Tonic Lip Balm & Bath Salts Gift Handbag, The Present Finder – £10.99
This gorgeous wee gift set features the very popular Gin & Tonic Lip Balm from The Present Finder combined this year with Bath Salts in a sweet mini handbag, and if it’s for Secret Santa then you don’t even need to wrap it up! Just pop a big oversized bow on it and you have the perfect present.
SugarSin Gin Fizz Gummies Pouch, Lakeland – £2.99
The gummy sweets strictly for grown-ups! Wee tangy tongue-tinglers perfect for any stocking that recreate the refreshing zest of a gin fizz cocktail. Even better, they’re infused with real gin and blended with lemon, they sound delicious and are only a few pounds!
Gin & Tonic Soap Bar, Prezzybox – £3.99
A gorgeous, gin-scented soap bar, fragranced with juniper and zesty lemon, this is the perfect soap and smell for gin lovers! It leaves you fresh and clean and smelling like a G&T… without the hangover!
The Gin & Tonic Bathing Gel is also available too if you want to make it into a little relaxing gift set for your secret santa.
Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk print, Not on the High Street – £7.95
If the person you’re buying for is a gin lover and pretty stylish, this print is perfect for them to pop in the living room, kitchen or in their own little space! Uniquely made in Britain by Coconutgrass, make sure you get your orders in soon for your print to arrive in time for the big day!
Let the good times be GIN socks, F&F at Tesco – £2.50
Perfect to pop in your stocking or add as a little extra something as part of a present, maybe on the side of a lovely bottle of gin? Because come on, who doesn’t love new socks at Christmas? Especially with gin on them!
Gin Coin Purse by Tatty Devine, John Lewis – £16.00
After work drinks? This is the perfect purse to keep your pennies in! Inspired by artistic duo Gilbert & George, this little purse brings sparkle and gin into your every day essentials!
Emergency Chocolate Gin & Tonic Set, Choconchoc – £12.00
Love chocolate? Love gin? This is the perfect gift for when that little sugar boost is needed. This novelty set is great for a little extra something or as a gift for your secret santa. To top it off, these are handmade dark and white Belgian chocolates from Britain.
Vineyard Gin & Tonic Candle, Next – £22.00
You can pick this up while you buy your dad his socks and tie, your mum a Christmas jumper and some slipper boots for your sister in Next! This gorgeous candle contains juniper with hints of coriander and citrus fruits and will look absolutely beautiful in the home of whoever you give it to for Christmas.
Gin is my Christmas Spirit Jumper, Matalan – £15.00
You can never go wrong with black! A festive jumper to wear on Christmas day coming in at only £15 is a treat for a gin lover this year! Sparkly, gold, red and green – what more could you want from a novelty jumper? To make is EVEN cuter… the red and green dots on the letter ‘i’ are actually little pom poms! My heart!!
Gin Mugs, Various £2.00 – 12.50
For your gin-lover to enjoy their tea, coffee or gin from!! Here are a few of my favourites!
Gin Gift Sets
Something a little bigger? For a main present, why not splash out on a special gin gift set? I’ve been browsing, and here are some of my favourites this year!
Sloe Gin Gift Box, John Lewis – £50.00
This stunning black and pink/red themed box comes with handcrafted Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Cocoa Loco Sloe Gin Truffles and special Sloe Gin Jam courtesy of The Artisan Kitchen… doesn’t that just sound absolutely delightful? Get yours here.
Gin Gift Hamper, Lakeland – £44.99
I love this hamper, I think it incorporates so many gorgeous little gin gifts and is so worth the money. You get a little bottle of gin from The Lakes Distillery in North Cumbria, 9 Carmencita Gin Fusion ‘Tea Bags’ which I love! They add all the botanical taste to your drink with none of the bits bobbing around. Each of the ‘tea bags’ is packed with a medley of dried fruit, herbs and peppercorns to enhance your gin with a hint of subtle colour! The hamper also includes PopaBall bursting bubbles for gin, Thomas & Grace Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate Bar, Fudge Kitchen Gin, Juniper & Lime Gourmet Fudge AND a Glorious Gin Coaster … emm yeah! All of that. For less than 50 quid. Sign. Me. Up!
Gin Themed Treat Gift Box, Hearth&Heritage for Not on the High Street – £29.95
With gin & tonic themed bath & body products, a box of 3 Gin and Tonic bath bombs, a metal tin containing handmade G&T scented soap and a handmade G&T lip balm in a screw on tin within a printed sleeve, this is a grogeous wee hamper for mum, sister, gran, or anyone who loves a pamper and a gin! There is also an option to add a bottle of gin with Fever Tree tonic taking the total to just under £40.
Feeling Ginerous Gin Hamper, Clearwater Hampers – £60
I love this so much, I think it’s such a beautiful and special gift. Inside the beautiful open white willow gift basket you get one of my favourites – the exquisite Edinburgh rhubarb and ginger gin, there is also artisan sweet vanilla popcorn and delicious moreish olives!
And to write your little ginspiring message in…
Unique Gin Christmas Cards, Scribbler, Not on the High Street – £2.50 – £2.99
I hope you’re feeling ginerous, ginspired and have no gincidents while finding the perfect Christmas present for that special someone! I can’t wait to buy some of these for some people, and I hope Santa knows that I’m a gin fan too!
Happy Christmas Shopping… May you gin-gle all the way…
Amber Zoe x