It’s mid-December and Christmas Day is next week. Time to panic? Nonsense! There’s still time to pick up some fabulous festive fancies, as this round-up demonstrates…
Christmas is less than a magical week away. Ordinarily, this would be the kind of sentence that would cause your brain to start crying and your stomach to leg it. It always comes around too quickly and there’s so much to do. But there’s no need for all that this year. We’ve got your back, as usual.
In this fabulously festive list we’ve rounded up the booziest and best Christmas gifts, from crackers to baubles and more, so you can relax and focus on polishing-off every cheese board in sight and making your blood gravy concentration borderline dangerous instead.
Drinks by the Dram Spirit & Liqueur Crackers (Set of 6)
A good ol’ game of tug of war that results in immediate prizes sounds like the perfect dinner-table activity. But we’ve all experienced the disappointment of the truly rubbish gifts you’ll find in your average Christmas Cracker. Drinks by the Dram have gotten around this problem by filling up its Christmas Crackers with wax-sealed 30ml sample drams of spirits or liqueurs, perfect for post-Christmas-dinner drinks! The traditionalists around the table will be pleased to know these crackers also come with the customary paper crown and naff joke, so you won’t miss out on the quintessential cracker experience.
Pickering’s Gin Christmas Baubles
Adding a touch of boozy brilliance to your Christmas tree is this set of six colourful baubles, each filled with 50ml of the classic Pickering’s Gin. It makes a pleasant change from all that glitter and the occasional wooden festive figure. Just don’t let your cats near them. Cats famously love gin.
Retro Fizz 1910 20cl Glass
Christmas is the perfect time of year to enjoy a good tipple, and a good drink deserves an equally impressive glass. This retro piece of stemware is ideal, not only because at that price point it represents something of a steal, but because it’s equally suitable for a welcome drop of festive fizz or a delightfully Christmassy cocktail.
Drinks by the Dram Whisky Baubles
If gin isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to upgrade your bauble game with something a little darker, then the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Baubles set is just what you’re looking for. The six festive plastic baubles each house a wax-sealed dram of top-notch whisky from Scotland and Ireland.
Warner’s Christmas Cake Gin
Inspired by the founder’s mother’s very own homemade Christmas cake, this limited edition festive gin from Warner’s was made by distilling winter spices with dark chocolate, before being cask-aged and finally blended with cherry juice. There’s all kinds of fun and festive cocktails you could make with this one!
The Lakes Vodka Bauble 20cl
Proving that the boozy bauble market has room for all is this delightful creation from the wonderful Lakes Distillery. The impressive young distillery has filled each of its baubles with 20cl of The Lakes Vodka, which was awarded the title of World’s Best Vodka at the World Vodka Awards 2019. Which is pretty promising.
Drinks by the Dram Whisky Crackers (Set of 6)
We started this round-up with Christmas Crackers that kick off your post-Christmas dinner drinks in style and we end it with more of the same thing. Alongside your party hat and a traditionally terrible joke, you’ll find a different 30ml dram of Scotch or American whisky in these wonderful Whisky Crackers. It’s the perfect way to spoil the whisky fanatic in your life!