The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016

Who doesn’t love Gin? Who doesn’t love Presents? Who doesn’t love Christmas? Well at Gin and Griddle we have the Solution – The Great Big Gin Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016 … !

We have looked at the best online Gin related gifts for friends and family, from stocking fillers to under the tree gifts – something for everybody, even the dreaded office Kris Kindle…

Under €10

SKELLIGS CHOCOLATE CO. – Gin and Tonic Chocolate Bar

66x5377x702_01A delicious chocolate creation from Cocoa Bean Chocolate, the Gin and Tonic Chocolate bar is not just for the evening. The fresh lively flavours of this sophisticated drink are recreated by adding crushed juniper berries and lime zest to rich dark chocolate. The perfect afternoon treat for a little pick me up.

Available from Brown Thomas, Ireland at €3.00

Personalised Coaster – Gin and Tonic!

61hkdbtctl-_sl1000_A Personalised Gin coaster (Your Name for Name’s) with a wipe clean surface, the perfect stocking filler for your Gin Lover….

Available from Amazon at c.€3.00

101 Gins: To Try Before You Die

419baqnmklWe’re in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take, or a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is de rigueur. From Adnams to Zuidam; Beefeater to Bombay and London to Plymouth (and beyond) this new book from a best-selling drinks writer is the authoritative guide to the world of Gin.

Available from Amazon at c.€5.00

JOE & SEPH’S – Gin & Tonic Popcorn

473015_1_1Joe & Seph’s create popcorn for true connoisseurs. Inspired by the flavours found in America, they provide a pleasing crunch followed by flavours to relish. The Gin and Tonic Popcorn is one of the most popular flavours – unsurprisingly! Classic caramel is infused with the crisp flavours of the tipple, Gin and Tonic.

Available from Harvey Nichols at c.€4.50

Paper Plane – Adore Gin Print

normal_o-come-let-us-adore-gin-printAvailable in A4 and A3 sizes, this humorous and graphic Gin print will brighten up your room this Christmas! A perfect gift for the gin-lover in your life, a house-warming present or just a treat for yourself, this colourful gin print will be a talking point for all your visitors.

Available from Paper Plane on Not on the High Street at c.9.00

Fast-Release Ice Ball Maker Tray – Ultra Slow Melting Ice Spheres

81fwcrpvagl-_sl1500_Makes perfect 2″ ultra-slow melting ice spheres. Easy-release food-grade BPA-free silicone tray won’t crack in the freezer. Spheres have less surface area than equivalent ice cubes, which means they melt slowly without diluting your Gin !!

Available from Amazon at c.€10.00

From €10 to €25

SCHOTT ZWIESEL – Gin and Tonic Fishbowl Glasses

73x5867x118743_01In a pair of two, these fishbowl glasses are ideal for gatherings in your home or nights in front of the fire. Elegantly-crafted in a convex shape with a narrow stem, finish with Gin, Tonic and a Garnish.

Available from Brown Thomas, Ireland at €18.00

Gin O’Clock Doormat

11272897-9004387634970375The ‘Gin O’Clock’ doormat from Artsy, The Doormat Company, will give visitors to your home a designer greeting. Every home needs a doormat and what better way is there to welcome guests than with a designer doormat bearing a fun message…

Available from IWOOT at c.€12.00

FORTNUM & MASON – Lucifer’s Gin and Chilli Biscuits

66x2758x2003754_01Indulgent and truly surprising, each one of these delectable biscuits from Fortnum and Mason has been made with fresh ginger and a touch of chilli for a warming kick. Presented in a stylish tin, Lucifer’s Biscuits are both spiced and buttery for a truly indulgent taste.

Available from Brown Thomas, Ireland at €14.75

HENDRICK’S – Hothouse Miniature Gin Set

535072_1This quirky, limited edition, gift pack contains 2 miniature 50ml bottles of Hendrick’s gin, a cocktail booklet and a “grow your garnish” cucumber cultivation set which includes a sachet of seeds and a miniature clay windowsill pot. True to form, this fun and irreverent limited edition pack makes a great gift idea for Gin advocates and Hendrick’s fans alike.

Available from Harvey Nichols at c.€24.00

Rink Drink – Spanish Gin & Tonic Cocktail Glasses

91t6bezrsvl-_sl1500_If your fish bowls are too nice to share or you have more friends over, the Rink Drink Gin balloon glasses – pack of 6 are the solution. They come in a colour gift box, each glass takes 645ml (22.7oz) with a height: 19.9cm diameter: 9.4cm and are dishwasher safe.

Available from Amazon at c.€13.50

PLANT AND GROW – Ginalicious Gin Botanical Cocktail Garden Kit

normal_ginalicious-gin-botanical-cocktail-garden-kitThe Ginalicious Gin Botanical Cocktail Garden is the perfect gift for the gin lover, cocktail enthusiast, foodie or green-fingered friend. Designed to provide the opportunity to mix & experiment with our hand blended gin infusions & botanicals bringing a twist to your classic G & T and ‘zing’ to your Gin.

Available from Plant and Grow on Not on the High Street at c.€20.00

Paper Plane – ADULT Christmas Sack “Please Reward With Gin”

normal_christmas-sack-for-adults-please-reward-with-ginFill this sack with presents for your loved one this Christmas and hope they take the hint – all that wrapping is thirsty work and gin is the perfect thirst quencher for such a festive occasion. What better way to start Christmas morning?

Available from Paper Plane on Not on the High Street at c.17.00

From €25 to €50

THE WHITE COMPANY – Sloe Gin Candle

20x5314xgidcnnna_01Bring a wonderful ambiance to any room with the Sloe Gin Candle from The White Company. A fresh yet cosy scent, the fragrances of succulent sloe berries, spicy juniper and juicy plum damson are blended with a hint of coriander. Hand-finished in the UK, it is made from the highest quality mineral wax to ensure maximum scent release and an even burn. Display in your living room.

Available from Brown Thomas, Ireland at €38.00

Men’s Society – Pocket Cocktail Kit Gin And Tonic

normal_carry-on-cocktail-kit-gin-and-tonicThese Kits are the ultimate travelling companion for an Christmas Travel. This kit includes the tools to mix two Gin & Tonics mid-flight, including craft tonic syrup that puts the canned stuff to shame. Kit Components:- Carry On Tin – 3.125 in. (W) x 4.25 in. (H) x 1 in. (D)- Recipe Card- Bar Spoon- 1/2 oz. Jigger- Tonic Syrup- Linen Coaster.

Available from Men’s Society on Not on the High Street at c.29.00

SPECIAL TOUCH – Botanicals For Gin & Tonic Set

476610_2_10Gin & Tonic Botanicals Set is composed of 10 botanicals including; classic juniper berries, cardamom and pink pepper, exotic seasonings like the hibiscus flower, cubeb pepper, rose petals, cassia, liquorice, star anise or kumquat. The range of possibilities is infinite when using the botanicals to add bespoke flavouring and aromatics to your gin and tonic, using the muddling spoon provided.

Available from Harvey Nichols at €48.00

Drinks by the Dram – Spirit & Liqueur Crackers (2016 Edition)

drinks-by-the-dram-spirit-and-liqueur-crackersThank goodness for Drinks by the Dram and their sets of Christmas Crackers filled with drams of excellent spirits and liqueurs! Each box contains six crackers with a different 3cl dram, a party hat and, of course, a crap joke. After Christmas dinner drinks are sorted.

Available from Masters of Malt at c.€46.00

Over €50 –

Craved – English Dry Martini Kit

normal_english-dry-martini-kitThis beautifully packaged English Dry Martini Kit has everything you need to make the perfect martini… A must-have for any connoisseur’s home cabinet, this collection has the makings for Bond’s favourite tipple. Sacred’s Gin just so happens to be featured in the famous Duke Bar’s legendary martini, so we had to include it in our kit. Shake it, stir it, dirty or dry…

Available from Craved on Not on the High Street at c.€115.00

Premier Range  – Blue Gin Splashback

71xx9wprksl-_sl1000_Let your kitchen design say something about you and your love of GIN. Check out this fantastic digital print splashback, it is a high resolution full colour blue gin design and provide a dust and grease free surface on 6mm Thick Safety Glass !! Available in a range of sizes.

Available from Amazon from c.€65.00

A Bottle of Gin !

decaturginsWell how could we do a Christmas Gift Guide without a bottle of GIN !!! You can have look over our reviews of Gin here on Gin and Griddle to get some ideas and then visit your local stockist or any online seller.

Available online from Amazon in the UK and Celtic Whiskey in Ireland.

TIPPLESWORTH – Bramble Cocktail Case

471885_1_2The Bramble cocktail is a London-born modern classic that is deliciously tart and fruity. This Gin based cocktail combines sweet blackberry and lemon into a scrumptious drink. All of the ingredients and equipment needed are included in a dapper tweed cocktail case. The ultimate GIN gift !!

Available from Harvey Nichols at c.€230.00

AMAZON – Premium Gin & Tonic Accessories “XXL Set”

71wlwu5jfgl-_sl1000_If you want to have the complete professional set-up you should get the ultimate premium accessories set including – 2x Crystal Gin & Tonic Glasses, 4x Tonic Water Gents, 2x Stainless Steel Stirrers and 1x XXL Ice Cube Tray.

Available from Amazon c.€60.00

W&P Design  – Home Made Gin Kit

61a0jrllxol-_sl1000_Make Your Own Delicious Gin! Everything you Need (except Vodka) Easy and fun, the perfect Christmas gift presented in a beautiful boxed gift set.

Available from Amazon at c.€60.00

Galgorm Resort – Gin Bar

img_8230A night in Galgorm Resort and a visit to their excellent Gin Bar.  The resort is set in over 150 acres of green fields and parkland with the River Maine flowing close by the hotel and through the estate. A choice of bars and restaurants including the aforementioned gin bar and the  Thermal Village & Spa. Perfect for those post Christmas blues….

Mid Week and Weekend packages on www.galgorm.com

HARVEY NICHOLS – The Mixologist

431724_1_3Conjure up cocktails like a pro with all the tools needed to mix, shake and make your very own creations – including two bottles of spirits to get you started.

Available from Harvey Nichols at c.€66.00

Notes:
This is not a review of any of the products listed, just suggestions, inspiration and ideas for gifts for those who love gin.
The pricing is in Euro where available or estimated Euro pricing if not.