Are you looking for the perfect gift for the gin lover in your life? Look no further! I’ve got 29 best gift ideas that are sure to delight any gin enthusiast. Whether they prefer classic G&Ts or more complex gin cocktails, these gifts will help them take their love of this delicious spirit to the next level.
Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, the holiday season, or another special occasion, this gin-related gifts guide covers a range of prices to make sure there is something for everyone! At the time of publishing, this list has items that range in price from $8-$60.
As someone that also loves gin, I’ve only picked gin drinker gifts that I personally own, given as gifts to people in my life, or would be over the moon to receive. You can also check out my gift guides for the Best Gifts for Wine, Margarita and Prosecco Lovers.
So pour yourself a cocktail, sit back, and get ready to be inspired by this ultimate gin gifts guide!
Things to Consider Before Choosing a Gift
- Practical vs. aesthetic and fun gifts: Consider the recipient’s preference for practical versus aesthetic gifts. A practical person might appreciate high-quality tonic water or a gin-making kit, while someone that loves aesthetics might enjoy a set of beautiful gin glasses or edible glitter to garnish their cocktails.
- Classic vs. new: Do they have a classic timeless taste? Or, maybe they love trying new things and are always up for adventure? For a someone with classic taste, consider a classic and timeless set of glassware or an all-in-one mixer for a classic cocktail. For someone more adventurous, consider a recipe book with unique ideas or a cocktail smoker kit to take their gin drinks to a whole new level.
- Budget: Of course, it’s important to consider your budget when choosing a gift. Fortunately, there are plenty of great gift options at every price point. Consider your budget upfront to make your search easier and more efficient.
Infusion and DIY Kits
This homemade gin kit comes with everything you need to create your own custom blend, including botanicals, a funnel, a testing pipette, measuring spoons, and a sieve. With easy-to-follow instructions and stylish packaging, this kit makes a great gift for any gin lover, especially a beginner.
This gin gift set is perfect for someone that might have a bit more experience with infusing liquors and may not need a full kit to create their own custom blend at home. The kit includes 12 different botanicals and spices complete with recipes.
These high-quality ingredients are sure to impress any gin enthusiast, and the kit’s elegant packaging makes it a great gift for any occasion.
Mixers and Cocktail Kits
For people who also appreciate a good beer (especially IPAs), Bittermilk’s Tom Collins Mix is a gifting home run. This local Charleston, SC company is one of my absolute favorites and has created a unique cocktail mixer with the floral sweetness of elderflower and the bitter complexity of hops, resulting in a mixer that complements the botanical notes of gin.
It’s perfect for someone that wants to elevate their G&T game while also being environmentally conscious. These bottles contain enough concentrate to make 11 servings each (33 total), meaning far less waste and more flexibility in customizing drinks to taste. Simply add sparkling water to any of the 3 tonic syrups (classic, elderflower, or extra-bitter) and you have an exceptional drink mixer.
The Bee’s Knees mixer comes in a beautiful glass bottle and makes a great gift for any cocktail enthusiast that enjoys a classic Bee’s Knees or any sweet and sour gin drink. Someone in the reviews mentioned that they use it for boozy slushies, which is a great idea in my opinion! Each bottle makes 10 or more drinks.
This travel cocktail kit is the ideal gift for the gin-loving jet setter in your life. This portable kit includes everything you need to make up to 4 servings of a refreshing cocktail. With its compact size, this kit is perfect to slip into a carry-on to whip up a cocktail mid-flight. Pair this with a few mini-bottles of gin and you have a great gin gift on its own!
Cocktail Garnishes and Utensils
These vermouth-infused olives from Jack Rudy are a great addition to any gin martini lover’s bar cart. Made from unstuffed California olives that have been marinated in dry vermouth with juniper and coriander for a deliciously complex flavor, these olives are a must-have. Use them to garnish a classic martini or they can be added to a charcuterie board!
Add a stylish touch to cocktails with these arrow-shaped cocktail picks. Made of durable stainless steel, this set of 9 picks is reusable and eco-friendly, making them a great choice for anyone who wants to avoid single-use items and loves aesthetics. You can see them in action with my Elderflower Collins cocktail recipe.
For someone who enjoys a little extra sparkle, consider gifting them with edible drink glitter. This pack of Brew Glitter includes a range of colors, allowing them to add a touch of shimmer to any drink.
Made with 100% edible ingredients, these glitter flakes are safe to consume and will not affect the taste of the drink. This gift is sure to make a statement.
Dehydrated citrus slices are the perfect present for anyone who likes to add a touch of sophistication to their drinks or likes to entertain. They’re the perfect garnish for any G&T, Tom Collins, or Negroni. This pack includes three bags of dehydrated orange, grapefruit, and lemon slices that add a burst of citrus flavor, aroma, and a pop of color to any beverage.
The is a must-have tool for any home bartender. The channel design creates a perfect citrus twist without fear of injury. It’s perfect for someone that might be a little accident-prone in the kitchen (like me!) or really enjoy a citrus twist in their gin cocktails.
Glassware and Tumblers
These stunning glasses are perfect for the gin lover that loves all things vintage. With their unique balloon shape and elegant design, these glasses are perfect for enjoying a classic G&T or any other gin cocktail. The balloon shape allows plenty of room for ice and garnishes, while the wide rim enhances the aromas of the botanicals.
These stemmed G&T glasses are perfect for the gin lover that enjoys a more modern aesthetic. The angled design adds a modern touch, while the wide bowl provides ample space for ice, tonic water, and garnishes while allowing the gin to breathe. Viski is one of my absolute favorite brands of glassware – I think everything they make is stunning.
These beautiful crystal coupe glasses are great for someone that enjoys a good French 75 or loves elegant glassware. Made from high-quality glass, it has a weighty feel that adds to the drinking experience.
These glasses are a real head-turner. The wide bowl has ample space and can easily hold a double cocktail. I have never gotten so many compliments on glassware as I have with these.
You can see them in action with my Hazelnut Espresso Martini, Limoncello Martini, or my Hocus Pocus Cocktail. Plus at the time of publishing this post, they are one of the most affordable options for glassware.
These Insulated Martini Cooling Cups are the perfect gift for any martini lover who loves their martinis ice cold or loves to drink cocktails during the dog days of summer. I live in Charleston and these are super handy for any beach trips.
The cups are placed in the freezer for at least two hours and are ready to go whenever the need for a martini strikes. The insulated walls keep the drink cold for hours, so you can enjoy a martini at your own pace.
These tumblers are the perfect gift for the someone that enjoys drinking cocktails outside, hosting picnics, or going camping. Made from high-quality stainless steel, these stemless martini glasses are durable and resistant to shattering, making them ideal for outdoor use without fear of broken glass. Plus, they are well insulated, keeping drinks at the perfect temperature for hours.
Gin Books and Recipes
For the person who loves to experiment with new flavors and techniques, this book is the ultimate gift. It’s not your typical cocktail recipe book. This recipe book has 150 recipes that include cocktail recipes but also gin recipes that you can cook and bake with! It’s perfect for someone that enjoys to cook or bakes aside from mixing up cocktails.
Gone with the Gin is part of my favorite series of cocktail books and is perfect for any cocktail lovers that also love movies and puns. It features over 50 cocktail recipes inspired by classic movies.
Other book titles in this series include, Tequila Mockingbird and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita. I can personally attest that I have never been met with anything but glee when I’ve gifted these books to others.
For gin drinkers who want to deepen their knowledge of the spirit, the Gin: The Essential Guide for Gin Aficionados book fits the bill. This comprehensive guide covers everything including the history of gin and detailed information on the production and distillation process.
It also includes cocktail recipes and a gin tasting guide that will deepen their knowledge and appreciation of their beloved spirit.
This is the perfect gift for someone that loves simplicity or is a beginner cocktail enthusiast. As the title suggests, this cocktail book features 100 cocktail recipes for all seasons that are easy to make, with just three simple ingredients. The book is peppered with tips and history throughout, so it is still quite a comprehensive book.
Gadgets and Tools
This is the perfect gin gift for someone that loves to smoke meats, barbeque, or just loves smoky flavors. Gin’s flavor profile is perfect for adding a smoked element (see my Smoked Rosemary G&T for evidence). This kit comes complete with a kitchen torch, four types of wood chips, and a chimney top.
You simply place the chimney top on top of the cocktail glass, add the preferred type of wood chips to the mesh filter, and ignite with the kitchen torch. The chimney top traps the smoke in the glass and it only takes about 30 seconds to impart a smoky touch to the drink.
A handheld lemon and lime juicer is essential for any home bar. Anyone that loves cocktails knows the key to the perfect drink relies on freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice.
This is a very practical gift in your life for anyone that loves a citrusy gin cocktail like G&T, French 75, or Sidecar. This 2-in-1 style juicer is the perfect size for lemons or limes. This is the exact hand juicer that I own.
The glass cocktail shaker is a stunning addition to any barware collection. I own this particular shaker and it is hands down my favorite drink shaker. It’s super affordable compared to other glass shakers I’ve seen.
Since it has a glass and screw top, it takes away from the hassle of struggling to open metal shakers that get jammed easily. If you want to see it in action, head to my Paper Plane cocktail recipe and you’ll see it in the step-by-step photos.
Funny and Cute
The “Let the Fun BeGin” kitchen towel is a fun and quirky gift for anyone who enjoys entertaining at home. Made from soft and absorbent cotton, this towel can wipe up spills and adds a touch of humor to their kitchen decor. This towel is perfect as a housewarming gift or for someone that loves a good pun.
This cute mug is the perfect gift for someone that loves gin, warm beverages, and a good laugh. The mug is microwave safe for easy reheating, and the image is printed on both sides. Whether they’re sipping their favorite gin cocktail or just enjoying a cup of tea or coffee, this mug is sure to bring a smile to their face.
For the gin enthusiast with a sweet tooth, the Jelly Belly G&T Beans are a homerun of a gift. I mean, who doesn’t love Jelly Belly Beans?! They are alcohol-free, so anyone can eat them. This is a great stocking stuffer, a gift for someone that you might not know super well, or the perfect addition to a gin gift basket.
These cute little coasters are a great housewarming gift and are super cute stacked on a bar cart. They have a cork backing so as not to scratch surfaces and are packaged in an open-top box that is perfect for gift-giving.
DIY Gin Gift Baskets and Wrapping FAQ
What do you put in a gin gift basket?
When putting together a gin-themed gift basket, consider it a “kit” and include items that will help the recipient make the most delicious gin cocktails. No matter what or how much you choose, any combination of the items from the gin gift guide that fits your budget will be appreciated by the gin lover in your life.
For a well-rounded gift basket, consider including the following items:
–Their favorite bottle of gin, if you know the brand. If you’re not sure what their preferred brand or type is, opt for a mid-tier or premium brand if your budget allows. For large-scale, national brands, a couple of my favorite bottles are Bombay Sapphire Gin and Empress 1908 Gin.
Expert tip: Go enjoy a tasting of different gins at a local distillery in your area and ask the staff what they recommend. If you’re local to Charleston, you can’t go wrong with Highwire’s Hat Trick Gin or Nippitaty’s Original Gin, or Aurora Butterfly Pea Flower Gin. Both distilleries have tasting rooms to learn more about their products.
–Set of G&T (or martini) glasses or tumblers.
–Tonic water concentrate or other gin mixers (like a Bee’s Knees or Tom Collins).
–Gin recipe book or a handwritten recipe card is a thoughtful personal touch to the gift basket. For recipe inspo to write on the recipe card, check out my recipes for a Negroni Sour, White Lady Cocktail, or my French Gin Martini.
–Optional: Fresh citrus fruit such as limes (for drinks like a G&T) or lemons (for drinks like Tom Collins or a Bees Knees) in a pretty (and functional) produce bag so they can hit the ground running with cocktail making.
What are some creative ideas for wrapping unique gin gifts?
Pretty bows are great to add. Instead of using filler paper in the gift container, cozy throw blankets or pretty kitchen towels can be the “filler” for an eco-friendly option that is also its own gift.