Best Alcohol Gifts For Christmas | Men's Health Magazine Australia

The Best Christmas Presents For Someone Who Likes A Tipple

It’s that time of the year again: Christmas is around the corner and you need to start planning ahead for those relatives that are difficult to buy for. Fortunately drinking is synonymous with the holiday season and while we don’t encourage blacking out, we’ll turn a blind eye if you want treat a loved-one to a scotch on the rocks or a cheeky cocktail.

With that in mind, why not spoil a loved one with their favourite drop? Chances are they’ll let you in on the action. So here are our go-to drinks if you’re short of gift ideas. 

Johnnie Walker Song of Ice and Song of Fire 

Big on Game of Thrones? This cheeky collaboration with Johnnie Walker is prefect for those who both appreciate a fine drop and enjoy a collector’s edition bottle. JW never disappoints. 

RRP: $69.99

Johnnie Walker Bottles


Patrón Añejo Tequila

What’s celebrating without Tequilla? Lime and salt at the ready because you need to reward a loved-one for a big year with a (responsible) drink. Patrón continues to make a high-quality drop (trust us, if you’re a spirit connoisseur, it’s easy to notice the difference in taste).

RRP: $124.99

Patron Anejo


Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Some of our favourite bottles aren’t just about the drop. We also love a label that can double up as a decanter. Kraken’s limited edition spiced rum sits in a ceramic bottle and won’t look out of place on the alcohol cart in the hallway.

RRP: $89.99

Kraken Spiced Rum


Whitley Neill Flavoured Gin

So they’re not a scotch person or a tequila person…next up? Gin. Mix up their usual g&t with a flavoured gin courtesy of Whitley Neill. Also, the research doesn’t lie: findings from the Public Health Wales and Kings College London suggests that gin makes you feel sexier as well. You are ticking all the boxes.

RRP: $59.99

Whitley Neil Raspberry Gin


Chivas XV

Another brand that is on the lips of every whiskey drinker, this 15-year-old Chivas blend isn’t just an aged drop, it’s also perfect for Christmas cocktails. And the best thing about buying alcohol for a loved-one? They can’t wait to make you your next drink. 

RRP: $90

Chivas Regal 15 Years


Piper-Heidsieck Australian Open Tennis Gift Tin

While some people are celebrating Christmas and New Years, tennis fanatics already have one eye on the upcoming Australian Open. Help them celebrate the festive season and get them excited for their favourite tournament with this Aus Open collaboration from Piper-Heidsieck.

RRP: $55.00

Australian Open Piper Set


Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Sparks

As the year comes to a close and 2020 slowly creeps up, it’s time to experiment. And that’s exactly what Glenfiddich had in mind when they came up with this drop. Part of the Experimental Series, whoever is on the receiving end of this gift will be pleased to know they can expect something a little different from their usual Scotch on the rocks.

RRP: $85

Glenfiddich Fire and Cane


The Glenlivet  12 Year Old

If you’re looking to steer away from the usual single malt, The Glenlivet 12 year old delivers a fruity blend that captures all the flavours of Christmas. Come the festive season, the greatest gift is thought so you can bank on this present going down well. 

RRP: $85

Glenlivet 12 Year Old


St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 

So they’re not into hard liquor or bubbles. Your other option? A good red that will age well. One of the beauties of gifting wine is that they not only taste better with time, but their value rises as well. Yup, look at you handing out great investments. 

RRP: $50

St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Mr Black

There are two things people like: alcohol and coffee. So why not combine the two? Perfect for making cocktails or on the rocks, Mr Black doesn’t skimp out on the quality of the bean they use, sourcing their product from South America, Africa and The Pacific.

RRP: $52.90

Mr Black Cold Brew


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