2012 Holiday Gift Guide: $50 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.

Numi Tea Blending Kit
Experiment with the 10 organic teas, tisanes, herbs and spices to discover your ideal blend—glass teapot included.
$40, numitea.com

Rhum Clement VSOP
Aged for one year in new French oak and two additional years in American bourbon barrels, this sugarcane rum is silky smooth with notes of dried fruits, crème caramel and a fleck of peppery spice.
$40, caskstore.com

Painted Ibrik
Master traditional Turkish coffee brewing with this bedazzled imported ibrik.
$38, sweetmarias.com

Nonino Quintessentia Amaro
There’s some serious amaro amore sweeping the nation, and this particular offering from Italy’s Friuli region is sublime sipped on its own or mixed in cocktails in place of sweet vermouth.
$44, caskstore.com
Heath Ceramics Creamer
Northern California’s favorite Mid-Century potter is still hard at work churning out one gorgeous heirloom after another, like this turquoise-glazed earthenware creamer.
$35, canoeonline.net

Few American Gin
American-made gins are bigger than ever, and this expressive option is bright and citrusy with traces of peppery juniper and vanilla.
$45, shop.infinespirits.com