15 Perfect Gifts For The Person That Loves to Settle Down With a Good Drink
Plus one bonus that we just couldn’t leave out
Here’s the skinny — interior designers spend all year immersed in all things gorgeous, hip, fun, and stylish, but only get to deal in furnishings and decor. But we still love every last detail that goes into a home!
Fortunately, this is the time of year when it’s culturally acceptable to share all of those other details as well: what you cook dinner in, what’s the best cocktail shaker, and what books are fantastic adds to your coffee table.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a handful of themed cheat sheets loaded with great gift ideas that we’d love to have ourselves. Be sure to check out the full series to fill your Amazon cart with goodies for Hosting a Dinner, Reading & Relaxing, and settling in After Hours.
Lookin’ for a deal?
While a designer might not be able to save you 30% on a set of rocks glasses, we can certainly help with that bar cart or made-to-order sofa, so if you’re in the market, you know what to do. To make it easy to remember, even on your third whiskey, all of the items in this guide that are marked with an asterisk (*) are the ones with discounts available when you buy through a designer *wink*.
Without further ado, pour me a glass of…
W I N E
Coravin Elite Wine Pouring System, Gold: $340 via Amazon Prime
The Coravin system uses Argon gas to replace what was poured — thus preventing the rest of your bottle from oxidizing. The future is here, and it wants us to drink better wine, guilt-free.
Reidel Overture Magnum, set of 4: $40 via Amazon Prime
Voted best overall wine glass on Sweethome, these will let you taste the best your bottle has to offer for a not-ridiculous price. For the practical wine-lover.
Winc Wine Club: $52/mo. for 4 bottles ; $13-$32 per individual bottle
Sign up for a curated monthly wine delivery, buy a gift box, or even select a single bottle for delivery. Perfect for practically any gift recipient!
C O C K T A I L S
PDT Cocktail Book : $16 via Amazon Prime
For anyone who wants to know how to make good cocktails: Start Here. They have the recipes, the techniques, as well as suggested liquors and mixers to stock your bar with. Pick a recipe, and give the ingredients + this book as a starter kit.
Pair this combo with a good bottle of Bourbon or Armagnac. It’ll be someone’s favorite gift ever!
Cocktail Kingdom Barware — All of your most discerning bartenders use this gear. Give your next favorite bartender a head start with these color-coordinated selections:
- Teardrop Barspoon: $23
- Mixing Glass: $40
- Hawthorne Strainer: $20
- Japanese Style Jigger (sm + lg): $16 & $18
- Shaking Tin Set: $17
FURNITURE & DECOR
This gorgeous 1930’s French Trolley Bar Cart by RH ($1195 MSRP*) would be the perfect home for your new tools & gadgets. Keep a Jonathan Adler Secrets Canister ($128 MSRP*) on the shelf to keep your guests guessing.
*Discounts are available through fully qualified interior designers.
Full disclosure: Affiliate links for Amazon.com are included in the above list. Fuller disclosure: It’s the holidays when you’re supposed to be generous and click on those links and buy things for the lovely people you love.