2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100


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.


Sarah Wiener Privatier Knife
Smaller than a chef’s knife, but larger than a paring, this hybrid chopper slices and dices like no other.
$210, emmohome.com

Daniel Duford Wine Chiller
A nod to the wine amphora of ancient times, this handmade vessel naturally insulates bottles helping keep them nice and cool.
$150, store.alderandcoshop.com
The Last Drop 1960 Blended Whisky
This is for the whisky enthusiast you really love. The Last Drop combines 82 whiskies—70 malt and 12 grains, the youngest of which was 1960, the oldest going back to 1945—averaging at least 55 years old.  It’s bottled at cask strength—104-proof—no dilution, no chilling, no filtration. There are only 1,347 bottles in the world, and by next year there will be no more, so it’s definitely a collector’s item.
Suggested Retail $2,000, infiniumspirits.com
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender
Blend like a pro with this workhorse that pretty much does it all, from cocktails to smoothies to soup. Seriously, we love Vitamix blenders—they’re worth every cent and make the ultimate gift for your favorite imbibers.$650, williams-sonoma.com
Takeshi Omura Teapot
Elevate tea time to a new level with this ceramic Japanese teapot.
$215, analoguelife.com



White Oak Cutting Board
Fresh cocktail ingredients and garnishes are a cut above the rest when sliced on this leather-strapped white oak cutting board.
$128, anthropologie.com