Spirit(ed) Gifts for the Holidays

Charles Brown set holiday goals in his classic "Merry Christmas Baby:" I haven’t had a drink this morning, but I’m all lit up like a Christmas tree."

With the holidays in full swing, it's officially time to deck the halls and gift the best spirits and wine to your favorite people.  From a 22-year-old whiskey that'll eat a chunk of your paycheck to playing bartender with the perfect holiday drinks at your family get together, here's our collection of necessary booze lists guaranteed to increase the holiday cheer(s).

Holiday Guide from Liquor.com
This extensive holiday booze guide will answer any questions you might have about the best of any spirit at any price point. Need a rum for under $30? It's there. Maybe you're searching for a high-roller bourbon? Check out the section titled just that! Whether you know exactly what you're hunting for or are simply wondering what the range of prices is for a bottle of gin, this holiday guide is a must-visit.

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@townandcountrymag.com

Big Spender Holiday Guide from Town and Country Magazine
Rolling like a big shot and want to be sure to give the best gifts this year? This holiday guide was written for you. Sixteen gorgeous (and delicious) options ranging from a Grenville Society Gold Anchor Corkscrew, for $38, to a Black Bowmore 1964 Single Malt Scotch Whisky for a heart attack-inducing $40,570.  So in order to solidify another year of your reign as "the best gift-giver," be sure to shop off this top-notch list.

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@elledecor.com

Boozy Accessories from Elle Decor
Face it: your friend’s liquor shelf is stacked and there’s no bottle you can buy that will blow their mind. Let us introduce these 20 perfect accessories from Elle. We’re betting they don’t have this adorable copper solo cup or this mirage rainbow barware set. And this delightful decanter will make any $5 spirit look like a million bucks.

@Delish.com

@Delish.com

Alcohol Inspired Gifts from Delish
Don’t give another bottle of wine or whiskey this year. Switch it up and give one of these alcohol-inspired gifts from Delish that any alcohol-loving friend will appreciate. Whiskey sour pickles instead of traditional whiskey, bourbon-infused coffee to help get the day started right, or even a craft IPA shampoo and conditioner to wash off (read freshen up) that post-bar stench. Delish says it best: these 13 gifts are perfect for “anyone who loves alcohol. So basically, everyone.”  

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Be The Holiday Bartender from Good HouseKeeping
Instead of giving plain ole’ alcohol, opt to be the self-nominated bartender for all of your family and friend gatherings this holiday season. Come prepared to create a hard-to-beat White Christmas Mojito, a stand-out Holiday Mule, or this perfectly presented Very Merry Ornamentini. Whether you decide to go big or just get the job done, one of these 36 recipes will help you be the best holiday party bartender around.

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