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Christmas gifts for the gin lover: Tonics, Green Hat, and more

Your cheat sheet to buying presents for the gin lover in your life.

If you know someone who is a little bit obsessed with gin, then Christmas shopping just got a lot easier for you. 

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From glassware, top-quality gins, gin-infused chocolates, mixers, and DIY kits, we have left no stone untouched when it comes to cool gin-related presents for your loved one.  

Green Hat Gin Citrus Floral

Green Hat Citrus Floral

Green Hat Gin Citrus Floral, Source: Facebook

There’s one present that will always outshine the others, and that is a good bottle of gin. So what better than 2021’s best gin, recommended by experts? 

Overloaded with citrus notes upfront, Green Hat Gin Citrus Floral was awarded the Best Packaging of the Year, Gin of the Year, and Gin Producer of the Year at the 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

The double gold medal-winning gin has a bright and refreshing palate, making it a great base for crafting cocktails, and to be sipped neat. We can guarantee that your gin-loving friend/family member is going to go gaga over this. 

Average price: $26.99 per bottle.

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Six Barrel Soda Company Classic Tonic Variety Pack

Six Barrel Soda Company

Classic Tonic Variety Pack from Six Barrel Soda Company, Source: Website

One can never go wrong with a classic G&T, and every gin fanatic must have different tonics to play around with.

Brimming with unique flavors, the Classic Tonic Variety Pack comes in three variants, with each having enough syrup to spruce up to 15 drinks. Adding a zest of freshness to the cocktail-making session, the celery variant is crisp with herbal nuances, the rosemary & cucumber variant poses with a gentle bitterness, while the classic is an iconic blend of different ingredients. 

Average price: $54 per pack.

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Drumshanbo Irish Gin Truffles

irish gin chocolate

Drumshanbo Irish Gin Chocolates, Source: Website

What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate with gin! If your gin-loving friend has a sweet tooth as well, then this box of chocolates would be the ultimate present for them. Drumshanbo Irish Gin Truffles are an expression of love, sweetness, and our much-loved spirit derived from juniper. 

The beautifully presented and pleasing to the eye box stores delicious sweet bites made from flavored milk chocolate and Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Average price: $8 per box.

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Mahon Gin

Mahon Gin

Mahon Gin

Another gin on the list, this one a little bit pricier than the first, the Mahon Gin is known to be one of the most idiosyncratic juniper-based drinks you will find. This award-winning beauty would make a perfect addition to anyone’s gin collection, including yours.

Judges at the Bartender Spirits Awards 2021 awarded the Mahon Gin with a gold medal. Scenting of sea salt, woody, sandy, and grainy botanicals, the palate opens up with intense flavors of green olives, citrus oil, and lemon peels. 

Average price: $45.99 per bottle.

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Hella Cocktail Co. 5-Pack Bitters Bar Set

Hella Bitters

Hella Cocktail Co. 5-Pack Bitters Bar Set, Source: Website

If your gin-loving friend is also a cocktail fiend, then a set of bitters is the ideal present for them. Bitters are like the salt and pepper of the cocktail world, known to elevate the drinking experience. The Hella Cocktail Co. 5 Pack Bitters Bar Set is a great gift for both types of people: a master cocktail maker, and someone who might just be starting out. Coming in five different essences, you need not worry about sourcing bitters the next time you are crafting a delicious cocktail. 

Average price: $34.95 per pack.

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Gin Cocktail Recipe Glass

gin cocktail recipe glasses

Gin cocktail recipe glasses, Source: Website

Okay, if you’re not going to get this for your friend/family member, then we highly recommend you pick this up for yourself (because we are!). 

These gin recipe glasses have 7 gin cocktail recipes imprinted on them, so you can make a cocktail without the hassle of looking for the recipe over and over again. 

P.s, if you’re not the best wrapper of gifts, the glass comes in a colorful packed box which means you need not worry about wrapping the product before handing it over to your beloved one.

Average price: $12.38 per glass.

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Stadaconé Noir

standcone gin

Stadaconé Noir gin, Source: Instagram

If you want something a little bit bougie, then the Stadaconé Noir gin is a great option. Dads love it, moms love it, friends love it, and experts love it too.

Blended with the exotic Tasmanian berry, combova leaf, juniper berry, coriander, grains of paradise, cubeb pepper, galangal, rose petal, orange zest, and lavender, the gold medal-winning gin unveils floral notes on the front, balancing the spicy herbal notes on the palate.

The clean and clear gin exudes sweet tones that lead to a peppery finish. The sleek label and stylish bottle add to the exuberance of this gin.

Average price: $52.50 per bottle.

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The Book of Gin

Holding the secrets, debauchery, and history of gin over the years, since its origin, The Book of Gin is an encyclopedia worth referring to. Starting with William Hogarth’s satirical plays on gin in the 18th century to the birth of gin cocktails in the Prohibition era, this book will help you brush up on your gin knowledge in no time.

Aside from the enlightening stories, the book has artisanal gin cocktail recipes to spice up the mood. If you know a gin geek, this book will be the perfect Christmas gift for them.

Average price: $36.48 (Hardcover) and $142.79 (Paperback).

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DIY Gin Making Alcohol Infusion Kit

DIY Gin making kit

DIY Gin Making Alcohol Infusion Kit, Source: Website

To wrap things up, the DIY Gin Making Alcohol Infusion Kit is a stepping stone for all those who aspire to start off with a gin brand of their own. The box has enough resources to keep you occupied, with a capacity to craft three bottles of craft gin and four gin cocktail recipes for a head start.

Within two days, you will have a full-flavored mix of 12 botanicals that come included in the pack such as peppers, juniper berries, cardamom, and more. The process is purely organic with the all-important instruction manual that guides you towards making your own gin at the comfort of your home.

We are sure you have someone in mind worthy of this Christmas present, and if not, you might as well gift this one to yourself. 

Average price: $59.90 per kit.

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