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Surprise Your Gin-Loving Friends With These Thoughtful Gifts

Gin Glasses

Picking the perfect gift for your friends on their birthday or for a festive occasion can be a daunting task. There’s just so much to choose from! But if you have someone in your life who loves gin, good news, the job just got so much easier. 

Aside from the obvious choice of a high-quality bottle for them to savour, being a gin-lover opens up a world of gifting possibilities. The juniper-infused spirit is extremely complex and with this easy guide, you can introduce them to a new flavour journey and elevate their drinking experience. 

Gin Subscription Box:

What’s better than a delicious bottle of gin? A whole set of them of course! A gin subscription box is a fantastic gift idea for any gin enthusiast as it offers them a chance to sample something new every month and maybe even discover their next favourite. Most subscription boxes include a selection of handpicked gins, along with accompanying mixers, garnishes, and tasting notes that will help your giftee really immerse themselves in the tasting process. It's a gift that keeps on giving, allowing them to explore a variety of gin brands and styles.

Personalised Gin Glasses:

Drinking spirits from the correct glass can change the aroma and flavour of the drink. But whether you’re sipping on a highball or enjoying it neat from a tumbler, it’s always nice to have an extra special touch. Get their name, a special message or even a secret message from your past engraved on the glasses to make them feel truly unique. These glasses not only add a touch of elegance to their gin rituals but also serve as a lasting reminder of your friendship they can enjoy every time they have a drink.

Gin Distillery Tour:

Knowing the secrets behind the magic can be a thrilling experience for someone who’s really trying to understand their drink better. For a truly memorable gift, consider arranging a visit to a local gin distillery. Many distilleries offer guided tours that provide an inside look at the gin-making process. Your friend will have the opportunity to learn about the botanicals, distillation methods, and the history of gin, all while enjoying tastings along the way. It's an educational and enjoyable experience that any gin lover will appreciate.

Gin And Tonic Botanicals Set:

The heart of any great gin lies in its botanicals. They’re what lend flavour and identity to the spirit and you can change your experience at home with some simple additions. A basic botanical set typically includes a variety of dried botanicals such as juniper berries, cardamom pods, and citrus peels. Your friend can experiment with different combinations to create their signature G&T. It's a thoughtful gift that adds a personal touch to their gin-drinking experience.

Gin-Infused Chocolates:

When you think of boozy chocolates, most people envision something with liqueurs. But gin has the potential to pair just as well as any whisky or liqueur can. So indulge your friend's sweet tooth with gin-infused chocolates. These delectable treats combine the rich flavours of chocolate with the subtle notes of gin. Whether you buy them or make them at home, they can be a delightful combination that pairs perfectly with a glass of their favourite gin. 

Gin Cocktail Recipe Book:

Every cocktail connoisseur is up for trying something new. For friends who enjoy mixing their own cocktails, a gin cocktail recipe book is a valuable resource. Depending on their skill level or preferences, you can choose the right book that offers a wide range of gin-based cocktail recipes, from classic martinis to creative concoctions. Your friend will thank you for all the new flavours and techniques they get to test out and if you’re lucky, you may be the one who gets to try all the new drinks!

Gin Tasting Journal:

With all these new experiences and gins to try, a Gin Journal could be the perfect accessory to help your friend track their favourites. A beautiful leather-bound journal offers an aesthetic and convenient way to note down all the tasting notes for new gins that they try, what they liked and what they didn’t. It could even be an opportunity for them to start creating bespoke cocktails of their own. 

Gin Cocktail Box:

For newly minted gin lovers who are still learning what they like, some basic gin cocktail kits could be a thoughtful and easy way for them to delve deeper into the world of gin. Include a bottle of gin along with some flavoured mixers, garnishes or additional cordials along with a recipe to help them get started on their cocktail journey.