Looking for gin gifts for Christmas presents? Know a gin enthusiast who’s always searching for their next juniper fix? Check out our top gifts for gin lovers here, and take our gin quiz to find the perfect variety for you…
Best gin gifts
This is a really special, rare gin to buy a gin connoisseur. Procera is the world’s first gin to use African procera berries, a variety of juniper grown in the sun-soaked highland forests of Kenya. These hand-picked, air-dried berries add a uniquely nutty and earthy character to the gin, along with a rare variety of African botanicals. The combination of floral Moroccan orris root, citrusy Kenyan pixie orange and Swahili lime, Somalian acacia honey and warm spices including Zanzibari cardamom, Nigerian Selim pepper and Madagascan pink peppercorns to finish, provides a complex gin true to its African terroir. The stunning hand-blown glass bottle and palm wood stopper are created in Nairobi by Kenyan artisans, making it a showstopping gift to give and keep on display even after the gin has been drunk.
Not only can you use this shaker to whip up your favourite gin cocktail (makes ours a martini with orange bitters) but its sleek, brushed brass exterior makes it perfect for displaying in your home.
The best way to have gin on tap, quite literally. Interested in making your own liqueur? Mix gin, sugar and your favourite seasonal fruit (sloes, gooseberries and rhubarb all work well) and leave to infuse for a few weeks or months, using the tap to sample as you go. Listen to episode 66 of the olive magazine podcast to learn more about infusing spirits at home.
This elegantly packaged gin has orange and floral notes, with gentle spice and a rounded character.
Gin lovers looking to get more creative with their garnishes will love this pretty box of 12 different gin botanicals – from lavender and pink pepper to orange peel and cardamom – that you can use to jazz up G&Ts (or use to make your own infused gins).
Sipsmith’s new gin cocktail book is a compendium of 100 fuss-free recipes, each with no more than three ingredients. What’s not to love? You can find all the classics here – from negronis to martinis – as well as plenty of lesser-known creations deserving of revival. These include the gin & it (gin, vermouth, orange bitters); the hanky panky (gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca) or even the dog’s nose (a wintry marriage of gin with dark treacle and porter).
This pretty print also doubles as a useful primer for garnishes, offering imaginative suggestions for perking up a G&T – from adding a vanilla pod to a spiced gin to garnishing herbaceous spirits with black peppercorns and strawberries.
Treat your favourite gin lover to this unique Japanese spirit, served in a stylish bottle perfect for gifting. Meaning ‘the beauty of the seasons’, this Japanese creation is made using a rice spirit base distilled with regional botanicals including yuzu, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cyprus), sansho pepper and gyokuro green tea. A decidedly elegant gin, whose classic juniper notes match well with the unusual local ingredients.
Give a gin gift with a personal touch by choosing a craft British juniper spirit from the region that your gin-loving friend is from or where you first met. From London to Somerset, Sussex to Scotland, Brecon Beacons to Brighton, artisans are making gins with unique botanicals from all corners of the UK. Click here for our guide to the best.
Infuse your own gin with festive flavours, wrap it up nicely and give it to a special someone this Christmas. It’s a unique and thoughtful gift that’s really easy to make. Buy a set of three premium glass bottles here, and fill with your homemade gin for the perfect present.
Want to have a gin-fuelled day out with your loved ones? Treat them to one of our favourite gin experiences, from boutique retreats beside remote Scottish distilleries to masterclasses in making your own gin. Read our guide here.