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The Best Holiday Barware of 2022

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Liquor Old Fashioned kit

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Quality barware is worth the investment any time of year, but the holiday season might just be the best time to pull out all the stops. Whether you’re looking for glam additions to your bar cart like gold-trimmed Nick & Nora glasses or festive serveware like reindeer mugs, we’ve got you covered. Stock up on these items for your holiday parties—or add them to your wish list.

Liquor.com Cocktail Kit

Liquor cocktail kit

Liquor.com

This kit has everything you need to mix and shake up quality drinks. It also makes a great gift for new home bartenders, thanks to shaking tins, a mixing glass, a jigger, a bar spoon, Hawthorne and Coco strainers, and an ice cube tray.

Stolzle Caberet Nick & Nora Glasses With Gold Rim (Set of 4)

Nick and Nora glass

Stolzle Cabaret

Upgrade your Martini presentation with these elegant Nick & Nora glasses. The holiday-appropriate gold trim means they double as decor on a bar cart.

Hella Cocktail Co. Moscow Mule Mixer

Moscow mule kit

Hella Cocktail Co.

Moscow Mules are a holiday favorite. Made with real ginger puree, this premade cocktail mix makes it easier than ever to whip up a batch for your guests.

Pottery Barn Cheeky Reindeer Ceramic Mugs

Cheeky Reindeer Shaped Handcrafted Ceramic Mugs
 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Vintage-inspired and slightly creepy reindeer mug, anyone? These kitschy, handcrafted holiday vessels are perfect for cold or hot cocktails, hot cocoa, cider, mulled wine, you name it. Opt for a single mug or a set of four.

Read Next: The Best Moscow Mule Mugs

Mark & Graham Holiday Letterpress Coasters

Mark & Graham Holiday Letterpress Coasters in Acrylic Holder
 Courtesy of Mark & Graham

If you know a bartender who loves to host (or just really likes coasters), consider this thoughtful, monogrammed set of 100 reusable cardstock coasters complete with an acrylic holder. Mark & Graham offers some of the best monogrammed gifts out there, and you can also choose from a variety of fonts, styles, and colors with this set.

Read Next: The Best Coasters

Nude Vinifera Champagne Glasses (Set of 2)

Nude Vinifera Champagne glasses

Nude Vinifera

These festive flutes won’t fall flat at your New Year’s Eve parties. The classic tapered design is made to retain carbonation.

Williams Sonoma Bay Stripe Apron

Williams Sonoma Bay Stripe Apron

Courtesy of williams sonoma

Most bartenders are fans of a good apron for working behind the stick. This striped cotton option from Williams Sonoma isn’t quite as heavy-duty as those designed for professional service, but it’s perfect for cooking and casual at-home bartending, which is inevitable this time of year. It’s customizable, machine-washable, and just really cute, whether you opt for a red or navy version.

Stolzle Whiskey And Liqueur Nosing Glass

Stolzle Whiskey And Liqueur Nosing Glass

Stolzle

Break these nosing glasses out after a special holiday meal. They’re built to focus the intensity of spirits and liqueurs, whether you’re pouring after-dinner drinks like sherry and brandy or savoring a dram of scotch.

Pottery Barn Forest Gnome Serving Tray

Forest Gnome Serving Tray
Courtesy of Pottery Barn 

Who doesn’t love a good forest gnome? Probably lots of people, but the holidays don’t quite feel complete without them. Serving trays are always a handy accessory for any home bar thanks to their versatility—a good one, decorative or not, can be used for display or actual serving (or a bit of both). Picture this handcrafted tray from Pottery Barn with a round of festive cocktails in the brand’s mugs.

The Ice Designer Plate

The Ice Designer Plate

The Ice Designer

Impress your guests with next-level ice. Just set cocktail ice on one of the patterns of this brass ice plate, and watch it transform into a work of art.

Liquor.com Old Fashioned Kit

Liquor Old Fashioned kit

Liquor.com

The Old Fashioned never goes out of style, so this kit is a truly timeless gift. It has everything you need to perfect the most classic of cocktails at home, including a stemmed mixing glass, teardrop bar spoon, steel jigger, two whiskey tumblers, classic julep strainer, and ice cube tray.

Crafthouse by Fortessa Bar Tool Set

Crafthouse cocktail tool kit

Crafthouse

Step up your garnish game for the holidays. Designed by bar pro Charles Joly, this set includes a bar knife, peeler, channel knife, and bar board.

Cocktail Kingdom Set of Leopold Weighted Shaking Tins

Cocktail Kingdom Leopold Shaker

Cocktail Kingdom

Shake up all your holiday cocktails with these chic weighted copper tins. The set is specifically designed for easy separation.

Hanukkah Game Bundle

Hanukkah Game Bundle

 Courtesy of Etsy

Instant gratification is the name of this game (not literally, but the bundle is downloadable so you’ll receive it right away). The creative Hanukkah-themed game bundle features a dreidel drinking game, Scattergories, trivia, and more. There are also festive Hanukkah drink pouches available from this shop, which are great to have on hand for game night. Plus, you can bring your own game idea to life via the shop's website form, if that’s more your speed.

Crate & Barrel Hatch Drink Dispenser

Hatch drink dispenser

Crate & Barrel

There’s no need to play bartender all night when you make holiday punches in advance. Serve them in style with this clear glass drink dispenser.

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Wine and spirits writer Céline Bossart, a former bartender herself, loves shopping for drink-themed gifts almost as much as she enjoys receiving them. Among her best purchases are a vintage Otagiri serving tray set and a set of gossamer-thin wine glasses.

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