Most millennials love a good drink—whether it be from the local bar down the street or from their bar at home. Whether they’re bar accessories or booze-themed accessories, these gifts under $50 are sure to be a hit with your friends and families. Plus, a major perk of giving bar items to your friends for the holidays is that the next time you go to their house to visit, it’s a good excuse for a homemade cocktail.
1. A cute, colorful rocks glass
2. Chic stemless wine glasses
These dishwasher-safe, Italian lead-free crystallized glasses are perfect for wine or other cocktails—or any other drink except coffee, really—for just ~$48 for a set.
3. A drink chiller ball
For ~$30, this stainless steel ball will help keep your favorite wine or drink cool no matter the temperature. They also offer custom engraving!s
4. Mini Moscow Mule mugs
These 2 oz. shot glasses are perfect for serving cold and frosty shots at your friend’s next party. Make the perfect Mule shot:
- 1 ½ oz. vodka
- ½ oz. ginger beer
- 1 tsp. lime juice
5. Stainless steel whiskey chillers
These whiskey chillers (~$30) will keep your liquor ice-cold without diluting or watering it down, letting you keep tasting the complex flavors till the very last drop.
6. A really honest mug
This mug that says “this might be wine” (~$15) will work for a funny weekday morning at the office or an actual weekend morning at home.
7. A nice decanter
Skip the crystal (ew, lead poisoning) and go for vintage cut glass with a nice decanter from Etsy (~$29).
8. A cocktail-making set for a beginner home bar
Give them everything they’ll need for slinging drinks at their home bar, plus a nice holder, for less than $30 with this cocktail tool kit.
9. A Mason jar shaker
If your friend is shabby chic-obsessed, help keep their home bar in theme with this Mason jar shaker and wooden muddler for $19.
10. DIY bitters kit
Spice up your cocktails or add bitters to a glass of sparkling water for a light, refreshing tonic with this do-it-yourself bitters kit for $45.
11. Mad Men-style highball bar glasses
Get your Don Draper on (professionally, not personally) with these gold-rimmed vintage glasses from the 1960s (~$24 for 6).
12. Cocktail-shaker lapel pins
Get these pins in coral pink or black enamel, with gold-plated, etched-in details for just ~$10 for one or $18 for two.
13. Carry-on cocktail ingredients
Mix two delicious cocktails mid-flight for ~$25 with this travel-size kit from Jack Spade—whether you want an Old Fashioned, a gin-and-tonic, a Moscow Mule or a Bloody Mary.
14. Ingredients seeds to grow at home
Give your craft cocktail-obsessed friend a chance to grow their own ingredients at home with this seed packet that includes six packets—thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm and blue borage (~$12).
15. Cocktail candies
These non-alcoholic, boozy candies (Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles and Peach Bellinis) will help you get the party started (~28).
16. Artisanal cocktail mix
For effortless entertaining, stock the bar with Williams-Sonoma blood orange/satsuma mandarin cocktail mix (~$17), which pairs with vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey or gin—pretty much any liquor you have.
17. Cocktails with a literary twist
A great treat for barflies and book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary-obsessed (~$9).
18. Barrel-aged spirits
This kit comes with two honeycombed, charred-oak barrel staves that allow you to quickly age your spirit of choice (vodka, gin or clear rum) right in the bottle (~$20).
19. Crafts cocktail syrups
Each bottle contains 8-9 pours, and can be used in anything from cocktails to sodas to even wine (~$28 for two).
20. Comical fridge magnets
These alcohol-themed refrigerator magnets (~$6 for 6) are sure to get a giggle out of holiday party gifts or out-of-town guests.
21. Bloody Mary-making set
Designed for the Bloody Mary-lover, this set contains Walker’s Southern Bloody Mary Mix, cocktail skewers composed of pickle, green olive, red pepper and pearl onion, and aged cheddar cheese straws (~$43).
22. No-muddling Old Fashioned kit
Skip the muddling and make a whole bottle of Old Fashioned cocktails with this DIY kit—just add your favorite rye or bourbon.
23. Shaker cufflinks
These sterling-silver handmade cufflinks shaped like a cocktail shaker and a martini glass are perfect for your cocktail-loving partner, brother or dad (~$31).
Literally, Darling received Riedel Highland Tumblers, Sparkling Ice, Snowe Stemless Wine Glasses, Napa Wine Chiller, BOS Mugshots and Balls of Steel at no cost as potential products for review.
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