Looking for some inspiration for Christmas gifts for the gin-lover in your life? Or just for your own wish list? If it’s simply spirits you’re after then check out my gin reviews and subscription guides. Or even last year’s festive favourites. But if you’re looking for something a little different then look no further, here’s my pick of the best books, prettiest jewellery and a few other gorgeous gifts for the gin-obsessed!
The Periodic Table of Cocktails by Emma Stokes
Combining Emma – aka The Gin Monkey‘s – love of science and booze, this book takes the principles behind how the periodic table organises the elements and applies them to over 100 cocktails that both look good (as seen on the accompanying poster) and make it easy to find future favourites. Each cocktail is presented with a brief synopsis and full recipe so you can play along at home.
Gin Annual 2017/18 by Gin Foundry
A comprehensive guide to all things juniper-based, this annual is packed with interviews, features and information about gin and the people who make it, as well as insight into the big trends sweeping the spirit world.
The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace by Tristan Stephenson
Tristan turns his “life-long ginfatuation” into an in-depth guide to where the spirit has come from as well as how it is made, and a comprehensive tour of gin distilleries across the UK and beyond. With a selection of classic cocktail recipes as well, this weighty tome is a wonderful reference book.
Gin Tonica by David T Smith
A beautiful book with picture-perfect photography featuring forty Gin Tonica recipes – divided into themes of classic, contemporary, experimental and seasonal – to help you make your very own superb Spanish-style cocktails in the comfort of your own home.
Gin: Shake, Muddle, Stir by Dan Jones
Approachable and aesthetically pleasing, this book will guide you through everything you need to know – including the world’s best gins and tonics, as well as cocktail gadgetry and glasses – to make any gin-based drink from a classic Gimlet or Negroni to a Naked Peach or Dickens’ Hot Gin Punch!
Gin O’Clock print by Miniature Univers
One of a range of beautiful gin prints available in a variety of sizes – from £10
Gin Coin purse by Tatty Devine
Keep your gin money safe – £16
Gin O’Clock ‘Feet Up’ socks by Twisted Twee
Make sure your loved ones get the message after a long day – £20
Juniper 3D necklace by Science Jewelry 1824
A beautiful, and accurate, representation of the juniper molecule that makes gin what it is! An equally stunning tonic/quinine necklace is also available – £106 (currently reduced to £85)
Using My Gintuition pin by Lady Kerry Design
Pun-tastic pin – £6.50
Gin Word necklace by ESA EVANS
Never again be asked what you’d like to drink – £23
Lavender copa glass by Harris Glassware
Beautiful hand-painted glasses available in a variety of styles, including juniper and thistle – £14
Copper Cocktail Kit from Portobello Road Gin
This stunning cocktail kit will make you look like you know what you’re doing (even if you don’t!) – £55
Love Gin Hamper from The National Trust for Scotland
Everything a gin-lover could want: gin; tonic; gin & tonic chocolate; gin book and all while supporting Scotland’s largest conservation charity – £75
Bottle in a Box gin gift set
A huge choice of boozy boxes most of which contain gin, mixer and snacks – prices vary
Wishing you all a very Merry, and gin-filled, Christmas!