From accessories to novelties, and of course the best new tipples, you can’t go wrong spreading the festive cheer with this little lot.
The ultimate G&T glassesThey may already have found their favourite Gin, but upgrade their home-made G&Ts with these beautiful ‘copa’ style balloon glasses. First made popular in Spain, the bowl shape not only means a bigger Gin and tonic (and who doesn’t want that?), but also contains the aromas from the Gin and botanicals, so each sip is a real experience.
Our favourites are these lustre effect ones which shimmer in the light - perfect for the festive season.
Advent calendarsFor a festive treat every day in December (or January or February or any other month), look no further than a Gin advent calendar. Who needs chocolate when you can have Gin? This year there’s more of these available than ever before. Here are our favourites:
The Gin and Tonic OneThe chaps at Fever-Tree have launched a Gin & Tonic advent calendar, featuring 12 different popular British Gins (everything from Tanqueray to Sipsmith), with 12 of their best tonic mixers, including the Elderflower and Mediterranean tonics.
The Unusual OneTrue Gin aficionados will be familiar with That Boutique-y Gin Company, the world’s first independent bottling company, which bottles delicious Gins from the world’s best distilleries, brands and minds. That Boutique-y Gin Company advent calendar features 24 different 30ml drams of unusual Gins, from one made with an entire gingerbread house, to one made with pine needles.
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The Original OneThe Ginvent calendar from Gin Foundry has been running for years, and this year’s is just as good as the rest. Featuring 24 30ml painstakingly selected drams of the best Gins the UK has to offer, this calendar showcases the category in the best light, with London Drys, Old Toms, Navy Strength and Fruit infused all featuring.
The best bit? Each night at 7pm (GMT), the Gin Foundry team do a mass-tasting via Twitter, with Gin fans around the globe sharing their thoughts about #Ginvent.
#ginvent day two and I’m not massively impressed. Neat the #gin is heavy and herbaceous but then it all disappeared with the addition of tonic ??full thoughts in bio! . . #blog #craftgin #ginstagram #ginblog #ginblogger #gintonic #ginandtonic #ginfluencer #brighton #brightongirl #brightonblogger #fdblogger
Gin baublesCan’t stretch to a full advent calendar? Then what about these Gin baubles to decorate your tree? These ones from Scotland-based Pickering’s Gin are the original, come in gorgeous colours, and contain 50ml of Pickering’s Gin, capped with a rose gold screw-on lid and red silk ribbon.
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Grow Your Own Garnishes kitFor the green-fingered Gin-lover in your life. The Gin Botanical Cocktail Garden Kit contains everything you need to grow your own herbs indoors, including cucumber, rosemary, basil and thyme. Can’t wait for your garnishes to grow? No problem; the kit comes with two ready to use cocktail infusion bags (Raspberry & Rose Petal and Earl Grey & Blue Flower), so you’re good to go. Just add Gin!
The GinsBecause we couldn’t do a gift list for Gin-enthusiasts without including the best festive Gins.
The Colourful OneSecret Garden Gins are a range from Old Curiosity, made with a range of botanicals from the Secret Herb Garden nursery on the outskirts of Edinburgh. There are three to choose from, but our favourite is the Lavender and Echinacea, which is the most beautiful bright purple colour, which changes when tonic water is added. Magic.
The Festive OneSacred Christmas Pudding Gin is the stuff of dreams. Made with real Christmas puddings, infused for 8 hours, it’s not surprising this Gin has a ‘cakey’, right mouthfeel. Give your favourite Gin cocktail a festive twist, or try it sipped neat straight from the freezer, as recommended by the distiller.
The London OneGin is as synonymous with London as Santa is to Christmas. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has released Kew Organic Gin, made with 42 botanicals including seasonal flora from the Gardens. The packaging features floral artwork from the archives at Kew, so this is one you won’t want to throw away, even when it’s empty. Distilled at London Bridge, this is the quintessential London Gin.
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Anything we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments what you’re getting the Gin lover in your life this holiday season.