It happens every year: Even though you’ve checked your list twice, there’s always a scramble to buy that one last present. (Don’t even think about re-gifting something.) But rest easy; we found a few thoughtful and, better yet, easy-to-find gifts. You can thank us later.
Give the gift of mixology and create your own bartending kit. Buy a good hand juicer, like the Chef’n FreshForce model ($20), some deluxe Tovolo King Cube ice trays ($8) that make oversized cubes and a range of bitters. You can also throw in a couple bottles of high-end tonic water (we like Fever-Tree and Q Tonic) and some good ginger beer.
The bookstore is a great source for last minute presents as well. Pick up a copy of the recently published Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl ($24), by mixological historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich. Another good book to give is Speakeasy ($25), co-written by talented mixologist and Liquor.com advisor Dushan Zaric. It’s full of delicious cocktail recipes served at his famed New York bar Employees Only.
If all else fails, go sweet and pick up a bottle of the recently released Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka ($30). A glass of the decadent spirit (pictured above) pairs well with holiday desserts and can make even a plain cup of coffee festive.
Now get going—time’s running out!