Whether you’re getting organised ahead of Christmas or are seeking birthday gift inspiration for a loved one, a classic bottle of gin is a timeless present go-to. In light of that, we’ve rounded up all the very best gin gift ideas so you can treat the gin enthusiast in your life to an extra special tipple.
Gin lovers will undoubtedly be well versed in the juniper berry drink’s flavour and aromas, but there are plenty of additional botanicals to sample too, which means you can still present them with something unexpected. From gifting gin glasses to embracing new tastes and adding in fresh tonic water pairings to letterbox options and gift box ideas well worth discovering, there are myriad ways to spoil your recipient. Oh, and don't forget the handcrafted offerings from small boutique distilleries, or personalised bottles. Plus, the rise in low alcohol or alcohol-free gin options such as Sipsmith adds tasting set appeal to suit everyone including non-drinkers. But, if it's versatility you're after, we recommend opting for a gin hamper, which can cover tempting extras like garnish, truffles, syrups and mixers.
Should you want to spoil a special someone or simply stock up on sloe gin ahead of the festive season, we’ve been researching plentiful gift ideas. Our expert foodie team has put together a roundup of the best gin gifts, from limited edition finds to chic glassware. Spanning across award-winning names like Hendrick’s to smaller craft gin buys, look no further for their new favourite gin gift set.
The best gin gifts for 2022
Your loved one can tuck into two different Edinburgh Gin flavours with this gin gift set, including rhubarb and ginger and gooseberry and elderflower. The Scottish gin miniatures are 20cl each, with the distillers embracing both fruity and floral flavours. We think these botanicals would form the foundation of some tantalising gin cocktails too.
A limited-edition drink made in small batches, this bottle of gin comes complete with chic celestial branding. Said to be a peppery spiced flavour blend containing 11 botanicals, pair it with cucumber and tonic water as per the brand’s serving suggestion. Alternatively, gin lovers can add a twist to their usual gin and tonic by mixing this Hendrick’s buy with ginger ale and lemon juice.
This set boasts both a full sized 70cl bottle of gin and two glass tumblers, presented in a gift box. The award-winning London Dry Gin blend features fresh botanicals such as lavender and lemon, to serve your favourite gin fanatic with an expertly distilled citrus burst. Your gift recipient can enjoy these gin botanicals with elegant matching glassware.
A decadent way to devour those inimitable gin flavours, give the gift of gin flavoured foodie treats with these dark chocolate truffles. We especially love the sound of the white chocolate, Sipsmith gin and juniper centre.
Elevate their standard gin and tonic in style with this deluxe hamper, bursting with tempting contents. They’ll unpack a 200ml bottle of Manchester Wild Spirit Gin, a Daffy's Small Batch Premium Gin Gift Pack and Glass, olives and salted nuts, plus an assortment of Harvey Nichols tonic water including elderflower and pomegranate and raspberry and mint mixers.
This sustainably sourced Bombay Sapphire gin is a handcrafted, small batch bottle infused with Mediterranean inspiration, thanks to the included Murcian lemon notes. Crafted from a late-season harvest, its Spanish blend is a liquid ode to autumn. Ideal for gin fans who also adore citrus aromatics, we think the uplifting orange and mandarin components will add a splash of sunshine to their day.
Present your loved one with this sophisticated pink gin gift set, featuring a 70cl bottle of Mermaid Pink Gin and two gold-detailed glasses packaged in a branded box. The gin’s botanical flavours are made up of strawberry, rock samphire, elderflower and juniper, and it pairs well with tonic water and a fruity garnish. Plus, the unique mermaid tail design on this bottle of gin alongside the set’s included glassware will complete their chic drinks cabinet set-up nicely.
Thanks to this set of 20 low-alcohol pink gin essence ampoules (to be diluted with tonic water), your loved one can dip into botanical flavours including coriander seed, raspberry and cranberry fruit, without the dreaded hangover. A unique gin miniatures gift box, these compact containers would easily slot into a bag or pouch for dinner parties too.
If your gin fanatic favours a martini, they’ll appreciate this cocktail kit for evening drinks and social soirées. Complete with a 70cl bottle of London Dry Gin, plus a shaker, stirring spoon and measuring cup, the hammered rose gold metal has that extra aesthetic appeal, too. This lightweight gin blend includes honeysuckle and chamomile, while the pomelo notes are a perfect fit for pink grapefruit mixer flavours.
Give your loved one a keepsake with their name on it by ordering a personalised bottle of this Scottish gin. Choose between flavours including blood orange and pink grapefruit or elderflower and raspberry gin, depending on their taste preference. You can fill up three lines with your message, whether that’s a Christmas or special celebration surprise, so there’s plenty of space to get creative.
As gin hampers go, this one is bursting with gifting opportunity. They’ll open the luxury gift (which can be packaged in a box, tray or picnic basket) to discover a veritable array of gin goodies. These include a 70cl bottle of Hendricks gin, Fever Tree Indian tonic water, The Zest Co. dried citrus mix drinks garnish, Pinkster gin jam, Salcombe Gin pink grapefruit Devon fudge, Love Cocoa chocolate truffles, Mr Filbert’s Peruvian pink peppercorn cashews and peanuts and Popti Cornish sea salt thins. This is a gin-themed feast for your friend or family member to devour.
They can tap into those botanical notes even when not sipping gin with this planter pack including a bottle of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, a gift tin suitable for repurposing to plant flowers in and a starter packet of chamomile seeds. This floral, citrus blend offers extra present potential by inspiring the recipient of your gin gift to start growing their own garnish.
Get a warm glow of satisfaction by gifting your loved one this bottle of Gin Mare Mediterranean gin, complete with a matching white hanging lantern. They can add a candle or simply use the branded lantern for decoration, while sipping on this olive, thyme, rosemary and basil botanical blend.
Why pour from a bottle this Christmas when you can surprise your favourite gin fan with a Bombay Sapphire bauble? Botanical flavours include coriander seeds, cassis bark, bitter almonds and lemon peel, with 10 in total to pick up on. The 5cl gin gift is finished with a blue ribbon and the iconic brand’s logo, so it could be re-used as a decoration next year too.
It’s a gift-buying fact that you can’t go wrong with a candle, particularly one which adds an air of luxury to their living space. This generously sized 300g gin-scented number from Australian fragrance house Lumira offers an 80-hour burn time and is infused with juniper, chamomile and citrus flower murraya.
These decorated biscuits are beautifully iced and read to gift your gin and tonic obsessed friend. Thanks to its handy ‘letterbox gift set’ size, it works well as a postal gift that can be sent far and wide. It contains glasses, slices of lime and a bottle of gin, but the pièce de résistance is an accompanying 100ml bottle of sloe gin bramble cocktail, finishing this perfect foodie pairing.
Top up their glassware with this hand-blown crystal pair, which are ideal for bringing a contemporary air to any drinks cabinet, bar area or living space. The chunky base provides a stylish silhouette while helping your gift recipient’s G&T stay cool. Plus, they could add matching Halden champagne and wine glasses to their kitchen collection at a later date too.
Spoil them in style with this gin and tonic box, featuring award-winning Hepple Gin, Fentiman's tonic water and ginger ale and a bar of lemon chocolate from independent Northumberland chocolatier North Chocolate. You can personalise this gift box for free to add an extra special present finish as well.
The recipient can sample three different drinks with this Cambridge Distillery pack including gin liqueur, dry gin and classic gin. The 50ml bottles each contain English botanical blends from this award-winning brand and suit a tonic water mixer, so all that’s left to decide is which should be sipped first.
This box of eight bottles contains different mixer combinations that produce new and refreshing gin and tonic tastes. Inside, you'll find Tarquin’s Rhubarb & Raspberry Gin joins Ramsbury Single Estate Gin, Malfy Gin Rosa and Pink Pepper Gin, alongside miniature spirits that can be mixed with the 150ml Fever-Tree offerings across Indian tonic water, Mediterranean, ginger ale and aromatic tonic water options.
Surprise a gin lover with this show stopping bottle and gift box, complete with an eye-catching Art Deco design, inspired by Ealing architecture. Distilled in small batches, every bottle is said to debut a slightly distinctive taste, making this citrus, floral and peppery gin an even more unique gift.
Gift them a gin tasting experience from home simply by wrapping up this luxury set. Inside the box are five award-winning Three Wrens Distillery gins alongside specially paired Fever-Tree tonic waters or lemonades depending on your gifting preference. Finally, the solid oak bottle opener is a useful accessory that they can keep for years to come.
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