2012 Holiday Gift Guide: $25 and Under


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 Nov/Dec 2012 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.


The New York Times Book of Wine
This hardback anthology features more than 100 archived articles from some of the best vinified voices in the country.
$25, amazon.com

Speckled Boulder Mug
We love the rusticity of this unglazed, earthenware mug.
$12, leifshop.com 
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Hair of the Dog Flask
Port your potables in style with this inconspicuous three-ounce flask.
$24, stagaustin.com

gg2010_25_imbibe_107x107 Imbibe Subscription
Give the ultimate gift of liquid culture—a gift that keeps giving all year long. And the more you give, the more you save!
$20/1 year, imbibemagazine.com
Jakob Schneider Kabinett Riesling 2011
This off-dry Riesling from Germany’s Nahe region deliciously balances fresh fruit up front with stone-like minerality on the finish making it a great option both on the holiday table and off.
$20, coolvines.com
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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel-Aged Double ESB
f you’re searching for a great beer to cellar, look no further than this bourbon barrel-aged ESB. Of course, it also drinks deliciously now, with silky notes of almonds, vanilla and a kiss of smoke.
$15/750 ml., shipyard.com for distribution info

Glass Wine Stoppers
There’s no need to put a cork in it—these etched glass stoppers help keep flavors and freshness in and oxygen out.
$20/set of 4, mikasa.com