Gin-gle all the way; Christmas presents for gin-lovers


With the gin bubble showing no signs of bursting just yet, there’s no end of juniper-related gifts on the market this Christmas. Here’s just a few of my favourites for the gin-lover in your life, whether they be book-lovers, young at heart or more charitably minded.

For the young at heart


Kids love a scratch poster but this one, featuring 42 cracking craft gins, is most fun for us adults! Available from the The Juniper Club for £14.95, you can also purchase miniatures of the featured gins for an extra treat.

Best of the rest

Le-gin-dary badge – does what it says on the pin! £7.80
GinGenie – it’s a stirrer, a spoon and a straw! From £75
Gin Cocktail Gummies – Sweeties with a boozy 7% ABV kick! £15

For book-lovers


Sean Murphy’s Gin Galore will take you on a tour of Scotland, featuring fifty fabulous gins with recommended cocktail recipes, alongside a guide to garnishes and botanicals. £12.99

Best of the rest

Gin: Distilled – the concise modern history of gin £8.50
The Gin Dictionary – From ABV to Zanzibar £15
Gin Annual 2018-19 – a full retrospective of the gin year just gone £8

For the charitably minded


One Gin looks good and – featuring fresh English sage, juniper and citrus – it certainly tastes good but, with 10% of all profits going to fund life-changing water projects in the world’s poorest communities, it does good too. At £42 a bottle (70cl), it’s a tasty way to give something back this Christmas. One Gin is available in John Lewis & Partners, selected Tesco stores and online.

Best of the rest

Ginerosity – helps young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in International Citizenship Service programmes £25 (50cl)
Graveney Gin – donates 10% of all profits to conservation charity Gearing Up For Gorillas £35 (70cl)
Elephant Strength Gin – contributes 15% of profits to Big Life Foundation and Space for Elephants £36.90 (50cl)

Stocking fillers


Make life easy this year and buy your gin-lover a pre-filled gin stocking! Starting at £27, the velvet stocking includes a 20cl bottle of Sipsmith London Dy Gin and an exclusive Christmas Gift Wrap Set. You can then pick up to 6 additional gifts from a selection including Mince Pie Gin (£15), copper drinks stirrers (£6) and high ball glasses (£5).

Best of the rest

Giant ice cube tray – Flying Tiger £3
Organic Juniper Berries – Daylesford £2.99
Selection of mixers

For even more festive ideas please see my 2016 and 2017 gift guides.

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