Holiday Gift Guide 2017

They say it’s better to give than to receive, and with the holiday season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what might best please the imbibers in your life (though we won’t judge if you find something for yourself, too). From stocking stuffers like Guelaguetza’s michelada mix to big-ticket items like the newest espresso machine from Clive Coffee, this year’s holiday gift guides offers plenty of inspiration. Not finding what you’re looking for? Pick up a copy of the November/December 2017 print issue for even more great gift options.

Stocking Stuffers

Tropical Foliage Melamine Plate
Decorated with your choice of big, beautiful leafy print, these shatterproof plates are made of bamboo fiber and melamine. Perfect for your next tiki hour. $12, shopterrain.com

Guelaguetza Michelada Mix
For fans of micheladas, this pre-packaged mix from Los Angeles Mexican restaurant Guelaguetza has the perfect balance of snappy tomato acidity and zesty Tajin spice. $9.50, ilovemicheladas.com

Negroni Lollipops
In celebration of Negroni Week, we partnered with Quin Candy on these limited-edition Negroni lollipops, and we’re bringing them back for the holidays! Made with gin, Campari and vermouth, they’re perfectly bittersweet, and $1 of each box sold will be donated to Mercy Corps. Each box includes 10 lollipops. imbibemagazine.com, $10

Modern Cider 
Learn the ins and outs of making cider in this beautiful new book, complete with recipes for everything from traditional fresh-pressed cider to modern delights like spiced apple shrub and hibiscus cider. $13, amazon.com

$25 and Under

Empire Estate Dry Riesling
Elegant is not always a term reserved for Riesling, but this new release from The NoMad’s Wine Director Thomas Pastuszak defies stereotypes with its fresh pear and crisp green apple personality. $18, Whole Foods

Miro Vermut
Excellent when mixed with whiskey, this Spanish vermouth promises notes of dark honey, dates and cardamom. $13, babliquor.com

Imbibe Gift Subscription
Give the gift of Imbibe this holiday season. Gift subscriptions are only $19.95 each after your first $21.95 gift subscription purchase! Click here for details.

Byrrh Aperitif
This versatile aperitif is made with Carignan and Grenache must, blended with dry wine from Roussillon and infused with a number of botanicals (including quinquina bark). Try it in cocktails like the Italian Job or Old St. Tom$20, klwines.com

$50 and Under

Byta Mug
Keep your beverage piping hot (or freezing cold) for long periods of time with this double-wall, vacuum-sealed stainless steel mug. $29, mybyta.com

Muse Monthly Tea+Books Gift Box
Nothing goes better with a good book than a delicious cup of hot tea, and that was the inspiration behind Muse Monthly’s gift boxes. Ideal for the bookworm in the family. $32 one-time box, musemonthly.com

Rainbow Mug 
Bring a little sunshine to your next cup of coffee with these handmade ceramic mugs, which are speckled with a pretty spectrum of baby blue, yellow, pink and white glazes to resemble the colors of the rainbow. $32, willowvane.com

Trader Vic’s Scorpion Bowl
One of the most fun parts of tiki drinking culture is sharing a large-format bowl with friends, and now that magic can happen right in your own home. The classic Scorpion Bowl from Trader Vic’s holds four servings worth of tiki goodness. $45, tradervics.com

Bracelet Flask
Hip flasks are great for toting around your favorite booze, but wearing your flask brings a little more fun to the routine. Inspired by a 19th-century design, this bracelet flask comes in turquoise, chrome and white. $35, areaware.com

Ikura Bartender’s Utility Knife
With a name that means caviar in Japanese and Russian, this knife is made from stainless steel that’s sharp enough to carve ice balls but angled with fine garnish work in mind. Developed by Harvard & Stone bartender Aaron Polsky in collaboration with Cocktail Kingdom, it’s an excellent addition to anyone’s bar drawer. $40, cocktailkingdom.com

Cider Mug
When Dave Selden identified a serious lack of cider-specific glassware on the market, he took matters into his own hands and created this fabulous clay number to help maximize the flavors and aromas of the apple-fueled goodness in the glass. $50, 33books.com

$100 and Under

Reclaimed Wood Wall Mounted Wine Bottle & Stemware Rack
Ideal for storing both wine bottles and glassware, this wine rack is made from 100% recycled wood. $98, kegworks.com

Blue Bottle Weekender Kit
There’s no need to sacrifice quality when drinking coffee on-the-go, and that’s the entire idea behind this great collaboration between Blue Bottle and Timbuk2. Complete with a custom waxed canvas- and leather-trimmed bag, the package includes a travel dripper, filters, two packets of Perfectly Ground, two tumblers, and two felt zarfs. $95, bluebottlecoffee.com

$100 and Over

Halston Ceramic Pitcher
Lightweight with clean, modern lines, this contemporary pitcher from Ireland is made from hand-pitched clay. $110, the-citizenry.com

MistoBox Coffee Subscription
Treat your coffee-loving friends and loved ones with fresher, more delicious coffee delivered from 40+ artisan coffee roasters. Share the coffee love with a gift that is easy to give and excellent to receive. $120, one.mistobox.com

Parker’s Heritage Collection Single Barrel Bourbon 
Treat the whiskey lover in your life with this limited-edition release from Heaven Hill Distillery. The 11-year-old Single Barrel Bourbon is aged in Deatsville and bottled at 122 proof. Heavy oak dominates the flavor, with a long and mellow finish flush with sweet raisin notes. $130

Food52 Citrus Press 
Juice like a pro with this industrial-style juicer. Cast aluminum makes it extra durable, and a long rubberized handle helps maximize leverage. $170, food52.com

Profitec Pro 300 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
A compact and powerful beast of a machine, the new Pro 300 is for coffee geeks looking to take their daily routine to the next level. $1,549, clivecoffee.com