6 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts For Her

6 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts For Her

Ah, birthday presents. It really is the thought that counts. And sometimes the best birthday gift to buy your loved ones is a bottled one. A nice bottle of something she’ll really love and looks good on the shelf. Don’t know where to start? Don't stress! We’ve rounded up a few ideas to help make gift buying for your mum, sister, wife, and bestie a little easier and make their special day even more memorable. Let’s go…

Personalised And Meaningful Birthday Gifts For Her

1. Add A Personal Touch

Your best friend's 29th birthday or your sister's 37th – they all deserve to be celebrated. But the big, big birthdays, the milestones, call for something extra special. Something with a personal touch that she can treasure forever, even when she's finished the last drop. Mark her moment and ensure your birthday gift for her stands out from the rest with a personalised bottle of her favourite sip. If they're a whisky lover, we would suggest going for a bottle of whisky like Johnnie Walker Blue Label or The Singleton or maybe a whisky gift set! They can use it to whip up an Old Fashioned or Whisky Sour; if you're lucky, they'll invite you over for one.

2. Treat Them To A Gin Gift

Gin Gift
Another year deserves another toast! And you know your sister loves gin, so why not treat her to a bottle or a gin gift basket? Gin is pretty much the gift that keeps on giving, thanks to all the yummy cocktails you can make with it, like a Martini, French 75 or a Gin Sling to name a few. And with so many different types of gin out there, you'll definitely find the perfect gift for her. Still, figuring out where to start? Experts say when it comes to gifting gin, the most important factor is quality. A high-quality gin should possess a harmonious combination of botanicals and flavours, resulting in a smooth and uniform taste. So that's something to bear in mind. If your sister loves a classic London Dry gin, we would recommend treating them to an elegant bottle of Tanqueray No. Ten, which is always a good shout. Your sister will be over the moon to receive this beautiful green bottled gin that looks good on any shelf. No regifting with this one! 

3. Wow Them With A Birthday Cocktail

French 75
Looking for something that truly adds celebration and sparkles? Try this French 75 cocktail recipe with added fizz:

French 75 ingredients: 
- 25ml Gin
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 15ml Sugar Syrup
- Edible glitter (we love gold!) 
- Top with Champagne
- Lemon peel
- Ice

Method:
- Combine the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and edible glitter in a cocktail shaker with a lot of ice
- Quickly shake it up and strain it into a champagne flute
- Top with champagne and spritz the oils from the lemon peel over the top
 
Why not grab some indoor sparklers and use mini pegs to attach them to the glasses? It's a sure way to get the party started!

4. A Very Special Birthday Gift Set(S)

There are birthday gifts, and then there are epic birthday gifts. Look for exclusive gift sets that can really help you level up special moments. These specially curated gift sets are more than a birthday gift for her, it’s like giving a loved one an experience to wow their senses. We suggest opting for exclusive Cocktail Making Kits that include ideal cocktail glasses, bartending tools, and cocktail recipes to create extraordinary cocktails. For instance, a G&T Making Gift Set would make a fantastic birthday surprise for gin enthusiasts among your friends. If your mother enjoys Baileys, consider searching for a special Gift Box featuring a bottle of Baileys, cocktail glasses, or other delightful treats. Whisky lovers on your gift list will be delighted by thoughtfully assembled whiskey gift sets showcasing a bottle of Johnnie Walker along with some added goodies.

5. Level Up Their Barware

Barware
If you want to mix things up a bit this year and gift your mixologist wife something different from a bottle of her favourite drink, why not treat her to barware? We drink with your eyes first, and the right tools will elevate the homemade cocktails and make sure that every sip is a delight for all the senses! A unique set of cocktail glasses can make all the difference to the look of a cocktail. If your wife is the one who loves to mix up epic cocktails, or she already has a healthily stocked home bar, have you ever thought about treating her to barware like a jigger or cocktail shaker? Or, better still, a Barware Essential Bundle or a Cocktail Making Kit? Depending on your budget, choose the one that suits best of her needs.

Urgh, no one likes to feel stuck for birthday gift ideas. But we’ve all been there! Whether it's for someone you know really well, like your sis or mom, or for someone you're not super close with, like a co-worker or new sister-in-law, it’s never an easy task, especially when you're on a budget like most of us these days. But hey, we hope this guide gave you some solid ideas to work with! Happy gift hunting!