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The best bar and boozy gifts for people who love to drink

A boozy gift guide for people who love to drink

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Tatum Ancheta
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This article was originally published on December 3, 2020 and was updated on December 12, 2020.

Are you looking for a cool gift to give to your favourite drinking buddy or stocking your home bar for the Christmas festivities? Here's a roundup of alcohol-themed gift sets that will delight people who are obsessed with the drinking culture or entertaining at home with a well-stocked bar. 

RECOMMENDED: Warm up to the Christmas season with a sip of the best festive cocktails in town

Gift Something 
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Gift Something 

There’s a gift for every occasion, and every individual, at online retailer Gift Something, and that goes for imbibers too. With Christmas just around the corner, buying a gift that goes beyond a bottle of wine or champers is an easy task at this one-stop-shop. Those who took merrymaking a bit too far will appreciate gifts such as Men’s Society’s ‘overdid it on the whisky’ kit which has everything you need to recover in their travel-friendly tin: an eye mask and eye cream to combat dark circles, a toothbrush and toothpaste to freshen up, and a bottle of restoration bath oil too. Gift Something provides unique items that have been thoughtfully curated and sourced from international and exclusive brand names that are not readily available in Hong Kong, ensuring an extraordinary gift that they’re going to appreciate, all at an accessible price.

Price: Men's Society Overdid It On The Whiskey is $310
Where to buy: Order via giftsomething.com

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Laiba x Bar In A Bottle Hong Kong Collection
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Laiba x Bar In A Bottle Hong Kong Collection

For the cocktail enthusiast who appreciates excellent craft cocktails, give them the gift of premium cocktails that they can enjoy anytime. Laiba x Bar In A Bottle Hong Kong Collection is a great gift for any cocktail lover, featuring six 90ml artisanal cocktails crafted by Asia’s leading Hong Kong bartenders which includes Coa's Jay Khan, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana's Devender Sehgal, Penicillin's Agung Prabowo, The Pontiac's Beckaly Franks, Stockton's Suraj Gurung, and Quinary's Antonio Lai. 

Price: $599
Where to buy: Order online via meta-bev.com 

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John Walker & Sons XR 21
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John Walker & Sons XR 21

For the person who appreciates a good dram of whisky, the exceptional blend of John Walker & Sons XR 21 is finally available in Hong Kong. The precious liquid contains whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years – which includes whiskies from ghost distillery Port Dundas and Speyside distilleries Mortlach and Cardhu – and takes inspiration from the life and handwritten blending notes of Sir Alexander Walker II (John Walker’s grandson), a celebrated master blender recognised with a British Knighthood by King George V, precisely 100 years ago in 1920. The whisky comes in a fancy decanter-style heavy glass base bottle encased in a metallic gold box that would delight anyone who receives it. This one is definitely on our Santa's wish list! The liquid is luscious and smooth with notes of spiced apple, smoky oak, and chestnuts, perfect to sip by the Christmas tree. 

Price: $998
Where to buy: Available in hkliquorstore.com and all major retail stores in Hong Kong.

Oeno Collection 3 Sommelier's box 
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Oeno Collection 3 Sommelier's box 

For the budding oenophile, this Oeno barware set from French brand L'Atelier du Vin offers all the tools for opening, pouring, and preserving wine. The set includes one soft machine crystal opener, one cork opener, one pourer-leaf, and a metal gard'bulles stopper, and comes in a handy black box, just add a ribbon and its ready for gifting. 

Price: $780.00
Where to buy: Get it today at momastore.hk. The shop currently offers a holiday sale until December 27, 2020. Purchase two items to get a 15 percent discount or buy three to get 20 percent off. 

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

A perfect gift to bid adieu this god-awful year. 2020 has been a precarious time for the wine industry but winemakers like Cloudy Bay in New Zealand – best known for its expressive, fruity Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – was able to pull through producing excellent grapes for the season and resulting in one of the finest vintages in the 35 years of Cloudy Bay's history. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is fresh and vibrant on the nose, with hints of zesty lime, lemongrass, and ripe stone fruit characters on the palate, followed by a long finish. 

Price: $200-288 depending on the shop
Where to buy: Get a bottle today at Watson's Wine, HKTV Mall, or various retail stores in the city.  

Seletti Hybrid Cocktail Glasses    
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Seletti Hybrid Cocktail Glasses    

For the person who loves to entertain at home, give them a gift to add to their home bar collection. Comprising three hybrid east and west-designed glass, the collection is a great conversation piece to any at-home imbibing. Each glass is shaped in a different design but creates a great spread when served together on any occasion. 

Price: $810.00
Where to buy: Available at homeless.hk 

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Two Moons Luna Gift Set 
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Two Moons Luna Gift Set 

For lovers of local craft spirits, catch the Christmas release from Hong Kong distiller Two Moons (Silver winner of World Gin Awards 2020 London Dry Gin category). The kit comes with a 700ml bottle of their signature dry gin and a copper coaster packed in a lovely box set. They also have options for kits with four bottles of Capi or Indi tonics.

Price: $598 for the two-piece set, $668 with tonic
Where to buy: Available at twomoonsdistillery.com 

 

Mizunara: The Shop's Whisky Christmas Gift Sets 
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Mizunara: The Shop's Whisky Christmas Gift Sets 

For the whisky connoisseur, online liquor store Mizunara: The Shop is offering various whisky tasting sets for the holiday season. Forget the whisky advent calendar that hasn't arrived in your mail yet, Mizunara's Christmas sets offer everything from limited releases, sherry matured bottlings, peated, to rare and vintage hard-to-find whiskies in 30ml sets of six bottles or regular size packs. The shop also provides complimentary gift wrapping and cards, just request it via email after completing your purchase.

Price: 30ml gift sets start at $490 and above; regular-sized bottle sets range from $940 to $13,290.
Where to buy: Order via mizunaratheshop.com

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Young Master's Naughty or Nice Festive Gift Set
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Young Master's Naughty or Nice Festive Gift Set

Are you gifting someone who has been naughty or nice? Well, with this Christmas four-pack gift set from local brewer Young Master it doesn't matter, because you can give them two ‘nice’ cans of super fresh pale ale and two ‘naughty’ cans of a silky vanilla chocolate stout. These seasonal brews are encased in black (naughty) and red (nice) with cool metallic designs that will surely put a festive cheer to anyone who receives it.

Price: $128/4 set; $600/6 set
Where to buy: Available in Marketplace, HK Liquor Store, The Bottle Shop, Angry Beer, Fresh, Secret Bottle, Sunday's Grocery Popup at Landmark, The Ale Project, Alvy’s, Second Draft, Pub 1842, and online via youngmasterales.com

 

Ginsanity membership
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Ginsanity membership

For the gin obsessed, Ginsanity offers a monthly curated selection of exclusive gins (mostly not available in the Hong Kong market) from around the world complete with tasting notes, cocktail recipes, tonics, and other surprise treats. There's an option to subscribe to a monthly, quarterly, or annual package. If you're buying as a gift, just pick your preferred package, input your friend's delivery address, and they'll deliver it straight to their door. Monthly deliveries go out every first Friday of the month, so if you're buying for a single month and already missed the cut-off, make sure to contact Ginsanity for the arrangement.  

Price: Monthly ($588), quarterly ($1,675), or annual ($6,468) package
Where to buy: Order via ginsanity.hk

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Stelton Collar Cocktail Shaker and Measuring Cup  
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Stelton Collar Cocktail Shaker and Measuring Cup  

For the cocktail aficionado, this modern two-piece bar set is the ideal gift. The elegant Collar silhouette is made with matt black finish, and the shaker’s lid and measuring cup are finished in brass veneer. Receiving this gift will get any home bartender excited to sling some cocktails, make sure you are around when they do!

Price: $1,051
Where to buy: Available at myconcept.com.hk 

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