12 Must-Have Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

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Do you have a friend who can whip up a stellar mixed drink at a moment's notice? (Lucky you.) Or maybe you know someone who's looking to learn more about mixology in the new year, or someone who just really enjoys a good cocktail.

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Regardless of their reasons, we can all agree that the best cocktails are made with top-shelf ingredients and tools, which is why we teamed up with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®— the flavorful, versatile gin that elevates any cocktail—to curate the ultimate cocktail lover's gift guide.

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Scroll down to see the soiree-ready gifts that will enable them to craft a delicious drink that completely fits the mood — whether that's a bustling holiday party, an impromptu hang-out, or a soothing night of solo time.

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1. Bombay Sapphire (750 ml bottle), $22.99

Naturally, the anchor of gifting this cocktail kit is Bombay Sapphire. Not just because the all-natural and 100% sustainably sourced botanicals taste delightful and are so unique they invite creativity into the mixology process, but also because the distinctive blue bottle looks stunning on any bar cart.

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2. Crate & Barrel Ridgecrest Gin Goblet, $6

True cocktail connoisseurs know the best way to imbibe a Bombay & Tonic is via a balloon glass (and if you didn't know, now you and the lucky recipient of this gift have a fun fact to share at cocktail parties).

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3. Viski Metal Wine Charms, $17

A good set of drink charms is a staple in any amateur mixologist's toolkit, and this festive bunch gets folks in the mood for the countdown to midnight.

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4. Porter Metal Straws (set of four), $18

Top off that stellar sip with a metal straw to bring a touch of sustainability to the imbibing experience.

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5. Flask & Field Muddler Spoon, $16

A regular spoon might do the trick, but since the name of the game here is leveling up the cocktail experience, add a brass muddling spoon for stirring their concoctions into their gift.

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6. Williams Sonoma Citrus Glass Bowls, $50 (set of four)

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A bold set of glass bowls cleverly holds drink garnishes or savory snacks.

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7. DRAM Wild Mountain Sage Bitters and Citrus Bitters, $18

The cocktail lover always has a bevy of aromatic bitters to choose from, so help them expand their collection with either a fragrant orange peel and or a wild sage infusion (or both!).

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8. The Mini Bar Cocktail Recipe Book Collection, $20

For the person who's new to DIY cocktails (or anyone who could use a little creativity or inspiration boost), this recipe book provides over 100 cocktail recipes to either riff off of or recreate exactly.

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9. Anthropologie Elephant Planter, $34

A gilded plant vessel adds an extra element of flair to any bar cart or prep space.

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10. La Double J Cocktail Napkins, $45 (set of four)

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Linen napkins with a cheeky print serve up drinks in style.

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11. Dardimans Blood Orange Crisp, $2

Top off that dazzling Bombay & Tonic with a twist of dried orange — because garnishes automatically make any cocktail feel fancier.

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12. We're Not Really Strangers Game, $25

What's a happy hour without fun conversation? This card game sparks laughs and storytelling.

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