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2009 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Finding the perfect gifts for friends and family every year can be a challenge, so we’re here to make your holiday season a little easier. For the imbibers on your list you can shop easy with the help of our holiday gift guide in the November/December 2009 issue of the magazine, featuring 50 gift ideas suited to budgets of all kinds. But we couldn’t stop there: Below are some extra suggestions, from bite-sized stocking stuffers to wine cellar-filling splurges. Whether you’re shopping for a cocktail geek, coffee enthusiast or beer lover, our holiday gift guides have you covered, because sometimes even Santa needs a little help.

 

GIFTS FOR $25 and under

Click on the categories below to find the perfect gift. Pick up your copy of the November/December 2009 issue for 50 more great gift ideas.


Stocking Stuffers

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$25 & Under

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$50 & Under

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$100 & Under

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Over $100

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Life & Limb Beer, $13 for 24 oz. bottle
East Coast craft brewing meets West Coast with this first-ever collaborative brew from Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. Combining fresh maple syrup, estate-grown barley and Alaskan birch syrup, this bottle-conditioned strong ale is perfect for toasting with friends.
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1-Year Subscription to Imbibe, $20 for the 1st/$18 for each additional
Give your friends and family the ultimate gift of liquid culture—a gift that keeps giving all year long.
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Frothing Pitcher With Thermometer, $15
Steam milk to your ideal temperature and texture with this industrial-strength set.

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Jules Theuriet Creme de Cassis De Dijon, $12
Better your brunch by adding a half-ounce of this juicy French liqueur to a glass of Champagne for a French toast-friendly Kir Royale.

 

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Curve Tea Cup With Infuser and Lid, $20
This all-in-one brewing mug comes with its own fine-mesh infuser and lid and is wrapped in black silicone for heat-free holding.

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World Whiskey: A Nation-by-Nation Guide, $25
Get whiskey-wise with this tome that offers encyclopedic insight into topics like cask selection, peat smoking and maturation, as well as tasting notes on more than 700 different bottles.