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From stocking stuffers to full-on splurges, our 2023 holiday gift guide is filled with great ideas to suit consummate hosts, home bartenders, and all-around drink enthusiasts. And, of course, no judgment on those shopping for themselves.

Stocking Stuffers

Franklin & Sons Sicilian Lemon Tonic Water This lemon tonic water strikes the right balance of sweet and bitter lemon. Enjoy it as a zero-proof option or for mixing a bright and refreshing Collins or G&T. $7.49/4-pack

Negroni Sbagliato Pin The Sbagliato is a sparkling variation on the iconic classic. Show off your love for the beloved cocktail with these pins from Love & Victory. $12

Kettl Matcha ChocolateMade with stone-milled Japanese matcha and Belgian white chocolate, this vibrant green confection is topped with roasted soba for a toasty crunch. $16

Sriracha SaltForget rimming drinks with regular salt. Add a delightfully spicy kick to Margaritas, Bloody Marys, and more with this sriracha-infused salt from Sous Salt. $18/4 oz.

Teardrop BarspoonWe collaborated with Portland-based barware creators Bull in China to make a signature, laser-etched barspoon. Made from stainless steel, it has a modern slate finish. $20

Surfside Sips Bamboo Glass Straw SetThese bamboo-style glass straws will add a touch of class to any tropical cocktail. Available in 15 different colors—including amber and opaque jade—you can order multiple colors for the set. Simply add the request in the notes at checkout. $24/set of 3

Bromley Cocktail PickGold-plated with a chic, Art Deco style, these Bromley cocktail picks instantly elevate any drink they adorn. $27.99/12-pack

Merino Wool Felt CoastersAs effective as they are aesthetically pleasing (and in a rainbow of colors), these Graf Lantz felted wool coasters will replace all others you’ve ever used. $39, 6-pack


Raising the BarA must-have for the budding bartender, this detailed guide from Brett Adams and Jacob Grier will help readers build a comprehensive home bar, from best bottles to essential tools. $24.95

How to Taste CoffeeCoffee expert Jessica Easto takes readers on a sensory journey through their morning cup, exploring how to identify and appreciate the beautiful complexity found within. $24.95

Every Cocktail Has a TwistFrom drinks writers Carey Jones and John McCarthy, this new book builds on 25 classic cocktails (from the Old Fashioned to the Daiquiri) to create more than 200 recipes and prove that every cocktail does indeed have a twist. $25

Tropical Standard: Cocktail Techniques & Reinvented RecipesBrooklyn’s Sunken Harbor Club chief cocktail officer Garret Richard and co-author Ben Schaffer boost the canon of tropical cocktails into the 21st century with this exploration of the techniques, ingredients, and recipes behind the best of today’s tropical drinks. $40 

$25 and Under

Mustipher Zombie GlassA collaboration between Cocktail Kingdom and spirits/cocktail educator Shannon Mustipher, this Collins-style glass with custom zombie head art will add some style to your next round of tropical cocktails. $19.99/Set of 2

The Wine and Cheese Board DeckWine and cheese go together like—well, wine and cheese. This cleverly designed deck of cards offers 50 ideas for creative pairings, with wine input from longtime Imbibe contributor Jennifer Fiedler. $20

The Spice Box Illustrated CardsExpand your knowledge of global spices, and up your cocktail game in the process, with this illustrated deck from chef Emily Dobbs and illustrator Camilla Perkins. $21.99

Imbibe Gift Subscription Give a gift that lasts all year long! A 1-year gift subscription is only $25. Bonus: Receive a free downloadable holiday recipe guide with your order. $25

Mulled Honeycrisp Apple Infusion KitIt’s DIY made extra easy with the infusion kits from Aged & Infused, like this Mulled Honeycrisp Apple, with all ingredients pre-measured in a spouted infusion jar. Just add your favorite spirit like whiskey, rum, vodka, or tequila. $25

$50 and Under

Rewined Candles These candles from Charleston, South Carolina, maker Rewined instantly up the ambiance of any room. Their scents are inspired by the fragrance notes of your favorite wine varietals. $26

Escali Digital Scale Get extra precise with your DIY cocktail ingredients or your pour-over coffee with this handy digital scale that measures in both grams and ounces. $34

Rose Crystal Red Wine Glass Set With rose-tinted crystal and a gold rim, these 20-ounce glasses transform a simple wine pour into a special occasion. $34.99

Classic Cocktail Napkins Created exclusively for Imbibe by Dot & Army, each set includes four linen-blend napkins, featuring a few of our favorite classic cocktails—the Negroni, the Margarita, the Martini, and the Daiquiri (set includes one of each). $35

Matcha Bowl Matcha lovers will appreciate the craftsmanship of this custom-made tea bowl made in collaboration with Arta Cerámica, a fine pottery studio in Mexico City. The bowl is wide enough to accommodate a matcha whisk and features a smooth-pour spout. $42

Filthy’s Black Cherry Kit It’s Old Fashioneds for everyone with this kit by buzzed-about garnish and cocktail mixer maker, Filthy Foods. The kit includes Amarena cherries, black cherry syrup, and stainless-steel cocktail picks for about 30 Old Fashioneds. Just add whiskey. $45

Wine or Spirits Puzzle A perfect crossover gift for the puzzle lover and drinks connoisseur, these illustrated puzzles highlight famous wine and spirits regions around the globe. $49

Mexican Hot Chocolate Gift Set Prepare and serve traditional Mexican hot chocolate with this kit. It includes a hand-carved molinillo whisk, two clay mugs, and disks of Villa Real hot chocolate with almonds. $50

$100 and Under

Yeti Rambler Cocktail Shaker Shake up an ice-cold cocktail anywhere—backyard party, picnic, campground. Yeti’s new 20-ounce cobbler shaker features double-walled insulation and a leak-proof lid. For those who already have a Rambler tumbler, the lid can be purchased separately. $60

Caribbrew Gift Set Inspired by her childhood in Haiti, Beverly Malbranche launched Caribbrew in 2018 to highlight the country’s rich agricultural products. The gift set includes 3 coffees, 3 drinking chocolates, and 3 herbal tea blends. $68

Sepia Non-Slip Wood Tray This walnut wood tray with a non-slip finish will add panache to any cocktail presentation or even that simple morning cuppa. $76

Zalto Champagne Glass With a sparkling point base and extra slender stem, these handblown wine glasses make a stunning vessels for all your bubbles. $78 each

Une Femme Gather Project Box This “activity” box packages everything you need for a fun night in with friends. Three bottles of sparkling wine (rosé and/or brut) and a book of discussion questions, thought-provoking quotes, and mantras will fuel conversations late into the night. $85

Frieling Double-Walled French Press Add a pop of color to your morning coffee (or tea) routine with the rainbow of options available in the double-walled French press from South Carolina maker Frieling. $99.95

Over $100

Holiday Mimosa Kit Make holiday brunch a breeze with this Mimosa kit from Twisted Alchemy featuring six, 25-ounce bottles of fresh, cold-pressed juices from blood orange to watermelon. $115

6-Month Gift of Shaker & SpoonShare the gift of great cocktails with this 6-month subscription to Shaker & Spoon. Each box includes four recipes and the ingredients (apart from the alcohol) for 12 cocktails (4 from each recipe)—syrups, bitters, garnishes, mixers, and citrus are all included. $319

Rocco Super Smart Drinks Fridge Any drinks connoisseur will go gaga over this stylish and innovative mini refrigerator. Unlike the usual dorm fridge or wine fridge, this brand-new appliance boasts an app allowing one to view its contents from their phone as well as change its temperature and adjust its brightness. It also features a customizable interior to accommodate every size from shorties to wine bottles. Wait until Black Friday and the fridge will be available for $1,195 with free shipping. $1,500


Savoia Americano RossoFrom the makers of Italicus liqueur comes this vino aperitivo that combines vermouth from Torino, bitter from Milan, and 14-month oak-aged DOC Marsala from Sicily. Its bittersweetness positions it between an amaro and sweet vermouth. Sip it at the start of dinner or mix up a Negroni—just add gin. $24.99

Chopin Organic Rye VodkaThis organic vodka is made from Dankowskie Ruben heritage rye, sourced from just one local farm near the Chopin distillery. It’s made in small batches, following traditional distilling techniques and requirements for ecological processing, then blended with spring water from Chopin’s own well. It is then rested for six months before bottling. $33

Cyrus Noble Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Made from a mash of corn, rye and malted barley, this small-batch whiskey is aged in American white oak and sings with notes of caramel and butterscotch and layers of nuts and spice. $38

Yu Gin Distilled with juniper berries and enhanced with yuzu, Szechuan pepper, coriander, and licorice, this craft gin is redolent of citrus with well-balanced layers of botanicals and a subtle peppery finish. Sip it solo or mix it or in a Martini for the holidays. $53

W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon This award-winning wheated bourbon is aged in New American white oak barrels and bottled at the venerated Buffalo Trace Distillery. It’s a smooth and mellow whiskey with notes of grain and wood and hints of honey and butterscotch. A perfect addition to any bourbon collection. $55

Iichiko Special Want to surprise your favorite imbiber with a unique bottle? Present this beautifully packaged barley shochu. It’s oak barrel–aged for five years, producing a 30-percent ABV spirit with spiced vanilla aromas and chocolate notes. Enjoy it on its own or mixed into a cocktail. $60/720ml

Quechol Sotol Wheeleri Treat those adventurous imbibers to this special bottle of sotol crafted in small batches in the Chihuahuan Desert. Expect notes of jalapeño and black licorice and a lingering spice on the finish. $50

Michter’s US-1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye WhiskeyFor Michter’s special expression of their flagship US-1 rye, the fully matured spirit is transferred to a new barrel made from wood that’s been naturally air-dried and seasoned outdoors for two years, then toasted. The resulting rye is barreled at cask strength (averaging out at 108.9 proof) and takes the US-1’s familiar flavors of baking spice, brown sugar, chocolate, and cherries, and blasts them into the stratosphere. $120

Yola Mezcal de Pechuga A new release perfect for the celebratory season, the Mezcal de Pechuga from Yola follows the traditional style where the spirit is distilled with a raw turkey breast and other local, seasonal ingredients. Yola incorporates local citrus and fruits like tangerine, lime, guayaba, and pineapple, and the result is a stunningly aromatic spirit with notes of bright citrus zest, savory herbs, and a hint of salinity. Enjoy this one sipped neat. $120


Lustau Vermut DryEvery holiday happy hour calls for a good Martini, and every home bar needs a good dry vermouth. Lustau makes some of the best out there. $25

Sovi Non-AlcoholicDuring the holidays, it’s essential to have alcohol-free options available. And for those looking for a great NA wine, this fruity yet dry red blend is sure to please. $32

Del Professore Rosso di Torino Vermouth Impress cocktail history buffs with this vermouth named after cocktail pioneer Jerry Thomas and designed by bartenders from the Jerry Thomas Speakeasy in Rome. Composed of a base of Italian red and white wines and infused with botanicals, including Piedmont artemisia (wormwood), the vermouth exhibits a warm woody and spiced aroma with a subtle sweetness and light bitterness on the palate. $36.50

Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon This rich and robust Cab Sauv offers up layers of dark fruit, vanilla, and oak. to enhance the overall structure and add a deep richness to the mouthfeel. Perfect for a holiday meal, pair it it with everything from a cheese board to roasted lamb or turkey. $56

Soter Brut When winemaker Chris Fladwood set out to create “a most intricate and profound sparkling wine,” he produced this multi-vintage, multi-vineyard bubbly from Willamette Valley. Hay and honeysuckle entice the nose while a sip delivers pear and apples with a bright, fresh finish. $65

Brooklyn Kura Sake Sampler Sake experts as well as the uninitiated will love diving into this sampler of Brooklyn Kura’s best-selling sake varieties. The Brooklyn-brewed junmai features a satisfying umami richness while the delicate junmai ginjo presents tropical notes and a light body. $86.99

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