2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

From beautiful drinkware to delicious sips, this year’s roundup of giftable goodies for Valentine’s Day includes great ideas for all types of imbibers.

Sakepedia: A Non-Traditional Guide to Japan’s Traditional Beverage
Author Jeff Cioletti demystifies one of the world’s greatest liquid treasures in this comprehensive guide. $12, amazon.com

Earthen Brass Stirring Spoons
Perfectly suited to stirring tea or coffee, these delicate brass spoons will develop a comfortably worn patina over time. $14, morningtideshop.com

Whiskey and Mezcal Copitas
Ceramicist Kara Pendi makes these 2 oz. ceramic cups out of her studio in Austin, Texas. Small and shallow, they’re easy to sip from and perfect for stacking. $16, karacotta.com

VERO Cappuccino Glass
Beautifully modern in its geometry, this glass comes in rose, smoke or clear colors and offers sturdy support to your morning cappuccino. notneutral.com, $20

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Cocktail Picks from Love & Victory
We’ve partnered with Love & Victory on this special-edition set of four colorful enamel cocktail picks, perfect for styling your favorite cocktails and keeping track of whose cocktail is whose at parties. $24, imbibemagazine.com

Rare Tea Cellar Shizuoka Matcha
From Chicago’s top tea purveyors, the Rare Tea Cellar Shizuoka Matcha is a vibrant blend of first and second flush harvests from Nishio, Japan. With a natural sweetness, the green tea makes a delicious matcha latte. rareteacellar.com, $25

Rockey’s Milk Punch
Created by Eamon Rockey, this bottled cocktail is an effortless and classy way to drink a clarified milk punch. $26, boweryandvine.com

Copper & Kings Destillaré Intense Pomegranate
Copper & Kings uses their signature apple distillate as the base for this floral, fruity liqueur. Macerated with fruits like pomegranate, cranberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and spiced with ginger, galangal, clove, cinnamon and mint, the liqueur is sweetened with honey. Works splendidly as an accent in a Negroni or Daiquiri. $35, oldtowntequila.com

Chandelier Candle
A mix of soy and coconut wax make up this aromatic candle, which was inspired by the smell of a good bottle of Champagne mixed with earthy saffron and leather. The candle burns for 55 hours. otherland.com, $36

Futagami Brass Bottle Opener
A simple rectangular shape defines this gorgeous (and sturdy) brass bottle opener, which was designed by Masanori Oji in collaboration with Futagami, one of Japan’s oldest metal companies. ukiyohome.com, $55

Blue Hour Growler
When Huckberry teamed up with Mikkeller on their Blue Hour Gose, the duo thought Mikkeller Art Director Keith Shore’s vivid illustration should live in infamy, so the team printed the artwork on a 64 oz. MiiR growler, too. Made of medical-grade stainless steel, powder-coated and vacuum-insulated, the growler is a great gift for the esoteric beer lover in your life. $56, huckberry.com

Sangiacomo 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
After 50 years of growing grapes in Sonoma County, the Sangiacomo family launched their own wine label last spring with single vineyard and appellation blends of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a perfect gift for someone who enjoys their Pinot with a full body, firm structure and flavors of dark red berries, vanilla and violet. sangiacomowines.com, $60

LSA International Deco Gold Tumbler Set
Made of handcrafted glass from Poland, these classy Art Deco-inspired glasses will add a pop of sophistication to any drink. unisonhome.com, $78

Pulcina Espresso Maker
A conversation piece and functional espresso maker, the Pulcina was designed as a collaboration between Illy and Italian architect Michele De Lucchi. Made of cast aluminum, the shape of the internal heater means the coffee never gets burned or bitter. canoe.design, $90

Tom Dixon Tank Striped Whiskey Set
From the MoMA Design Store barware collection, this spirits set from designer Tom Dixon is made from soda glass striped with platinum. The carafe comes with a glass lid and two whiskey glasses. $165, store.moma.org


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