I think the best way to start the holidays off is to make sure that you get into the right Christmas spirit. That is why I wanted to start my guide with my list of recommended spirits…
Macallan 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky- I will say that, personally, I do not care for scotch that is aged in sherry or port casks, but I have a lot of friends that love it, so while this would not be a gift I would particularly enjoy, it is a gift I would certainly buy for some of my scotch drinking buddies. I think with the dry fruity notes and sherry taste that comes with this 12-year scotch, anyone who enjoys these scotch styles would appreciate this fine bottle underneath their tree.
Bulleit Bourbon Aged 10-Years — It is no secret by now, but Bulleit Bourbon is one of my top 3 bourbon distillers. With a hint of sweetness, but nothing near what the Canadian Whiskeys have, this bourbon is the perfect balance of sweet, spice, and oak. At a price point of mid $40s, give or take, this bottle of bourbon is perfect for any bourbon lover and you do not have to break the bank to get them a premium tasting whiskey.
Public Radio 2016 Vintage — The Public Radio wine is produced by the Grounded Wine Co. family produced from grapes grown in Paso Robles. This is a red blend of 65% Grenache, 27% Syrah, and 9% Petite Sirah. I have recently become particulalry fond of many blends with Syrah grapes, as many of them seem to have a little bit of a spice not to them, and this is no exception.
Waerator Instant Wine Aerator — Since we are talking about wine, it is only natural to make sure we are drinking the best tasting wine. Any wine connoisseur knows that a straight pour from a bottle to a glass just prior to drinking does not yield the most flavorful tastes for any wine. The one thing that is missing from that scenario is making sure your wine is properly aerated to bring out all of those subtle flavors. That is why I felt the need to add this simple to use and almost must have instant wine aerator to this list.
Every Man I Know Loves Gadgets and Technology. Here are some Christmas Gifts He Can Appreciate.
Candi Wireless Charging Station — I do not know about the rest of the world out there, but I know that for me, those darn phone charging cords do not last more than 2 months. They bend, tear, or just up and quit working for me. That is why I am adding the Candi Wireless Charging Station to my list. This gadget is a no-brainer for anyone and perfect if you cannot figure out anything else to give.
20 Categories On This List Would Just Be Ridiculous, So I Added A Catch-All, This Is The Rest Of The Cool Christmas Gifts I Thought You Should Consider.
Knife Making Kit — If you have a DIYer that loves knives in your life, then this is the gift for them. Indy Hammered Knives are super cool knives and this particular Knife making kit comes complete with a blade, book matched scales, pre-sanded wood handles that you can cut to whatever design you like, brass pins, etc…
Man Crates — Man Crates is one of the coolest gift boxes I have seen to date. If you give this as a gift, there is no way for the recipient to know what is in the box and the great thing is, these guys have a lot of crates to chose from, depending on what your man likes. I would have to say, outside of the contents of the box, the look of this thing alone is worth the gift, not to mention the little crowbar you get with it so that you can pry the top off this thing to get to the goodies inside.
Sentry Shield — If your husband, boyfriend, or brother is that guy that carries a concealed weapon and has to sit facing the entrance to the restaurant, just in case some crazy person would decide to come in and shoot the place up, then I am positive they would appreciate this bulletproof gift that can carry in their backpack or shoulder bag. Let’s be honest, if they think someone is going to come in shooting, they would certainly appreciate you making sure they are protected so that they can return fire, even after they have been shot at.
Originally published at The Aspiring Gentleman.