Best boozy Christmas gifts to give this year (alcohol Christmas gifts)

I ho-ho-hope you’re ready for the next instalment in this year’s festive FO feature: my boozy Christmas gift guide. Last year, this went down an absolute treat with you all, so I’m hoping that you’re equally excited to discover my suggestions for boozy gifts for Christmas 2021. For this year’s guide, I’ve picked out a range of spirits, wines, liqueurs and fizzes that are sure to get you in the good books with your giftee. I’ve even organised them in order of what time of day I think would be best to enjoy them on Christmas Day. You’re welcome. Anyway, shall we get to it? Here are the best boozy Christmas gifts to give this year. This post contains some items that were sent to me as press samples, these have been marked with an asterisk. For more information, please read my disclaimer and privacy policy.

A little bit of brunch bubbly | boozy Christmas gifts

If there’s one day of the year to crack open a bottle of bubbly at brunch, it’s Christmas. And I’ve picked out five brilliant bottles to pop open on the 25th. 

Kleine Zalze Methode Cap Classique Brut*

First up is Kleine Zalze Methode Cap Classique Brut which is a traditional method sparkling wine (meaning that it’s made in the same way as champagne). This dry, South African fizz oozes elegance, with aromas of blackberry and a delicious biscuity flavour to it. It’s the perfect fizz to start off your Christmas Day celebrations. Anyone would be lucky to receive this as a gift this year!

A bottle of Kleine Zalze Brut lying down on a faux fur rug. A festive pine cone and an orange slice are next to it on the left.
RRP £21.00, available online at Cheers Wine Merchant (£15.95 plus p&p) and SA House of Wine (£17.99 plus p&p).

Roger Goulart Gran Reserva Cava 2015

Next up, we’re heading over to Spain for the Roger Goulart Gran Reserva Cava 2015. This deliciously dry yet fruity cava creates an instant sense of celebration at the first sip. It’s bright and bubbly, with a fabulous fresh flavour – the perfect bubbly to toast to the season with!

A bottle of Roger Goulart Cava lying down on a faux fur rug. A festive pine cone and an orange slice are next to it on the left.
RRP £20.40, available online at Luvians, Fountain Hall Wines and Robers & Speight

How about some Italian bubbles? 

If the person you’re buying a gift for is more of a mimosa kind of person then perhaps a prosecco might be more up their street. Here are a few of my top prosecco picks, all under £15. 

Kirkland Signature DOCG Prosecco
RRP £8.59, available at your local Costco store.

Freixenet Prosecco DOC
RRP £12.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco and ASDA.

Mionetto Prosecco DOC
RRP £11.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Festive afternoon drinks | boozy Christmas gifts

Moving into the afternoon, it’s time to talk about all things spirits and spritzes. If you know your loved one is a fan of a good gin or a light afternoon spritz then these picks could make the perfect gift for them. 

Luxlo for Gin Lovers*

My first pick is a lower alcohol gin tasting pack from Luxlo for Gin Lovers. Luxlo is a lower alcohol gin company that produces delicious gins with half the typical alcohol content of a usual gin. This Christmas, they’ve put together a brilliant four bottle tasting pack with a few of their signature gin flavours: Ginny, Pomegranate & Raspberry, Passion Fruit, and Blood Orange – all of which have just a 20% ABV. Whilst the alcohol content is halved, there is no compromise on taste with Luxlo.

RRP £16.00, available online at Luxlo and Amazon.

Other gins to take note of 

Roku Gin
RRP £30.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.

Mermaid Gin
RRP £37.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.

Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
RRP £36.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.

Campari Art Pack* 

Everyone is familiar with the fruity, herbal and slightly bitter, Italian liqueur Campari. But, did you know that this year they’ve released their limited edition Campari Art Pack? If you’re buying a gift for an art-loving cocktail-fanatic, then Campari’s Art Pack is the answer to your festive prayers. Bringing together a signature 70cl bottle of Campari and a limited-edition poster by futurist arts, Fortunato Deperro, the Art Pack is sure to impress this Christmas. You could even take the gift to the next level by suggesting a few cocktail recipes for your giftee to experiment with. Tell them to give the Campari Gin and Tonic and the classic Negroni a go! 

RRP £16.00, available exclusively in-store at Sainsbury’s. 

Cucielo Vermouth Rosso*

In last years guide, you might remember that I featured Cucielo’s incredible Bianco vermouth – which was SO delicious. So, this year, I’m thrilled to feature their Rosso vermouth. This is a real star in the vermouth world. It’s warming and wintry, perfect for enjoying this Christmas. As an afternoon treat, pair Cucielo Vermouth Rosso with a light tonic. It’s a brilliant alternative to an Aperol Spritz. Or, if you’re looking for more of an evening drink, mix it in a Negroni (alongside Campari and Roku Gin).

RRP £25.00, available online at Cucielo.

The festive wine list | boozy Christmas gifts

Onto the main event, Christmas dinner itself. If you’re looking to gift a brilliant bottle of wine, perfect for enjoying with Christmas dinner, then look no further than these recommendations.

90 Novantaceppi Primitivo*

Top of my wine list this year is the 90 Novanteceppi Primitivo. This deliciously cherry-esque wine will be a real crowd-pleaser this Christmas. It’s light-bodied, SO fruity yet light and smooth. Any red wine drinker would happily receive this as a gift this Christmas.

A bottle of Latentia 90 Novataceppi Red wine lying down on a faux fur rug. A festive orange slice is next to it on the left.
RRP £12.00, available online at Amazon.

What else is on the F O wine list, this Christmas?

Dark Horse Merlot
RRP £8.50, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.
Read my full review.

Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 
RRP £11.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.

Cono Sur Bicicleta Viogner
RRP £7.50, available at supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s.

Whilst I wouldn’t typically pair rosé with my Christmas dinner, I know that not everyone is a fan of red or white wine. So, if you’re buying a bottle of wine for the rosé-lover in your life, take note of these suggestions.

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blush
RRP £10.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco and ASDA.
Read my full review.

Freixenet Italian Rosé
RRP £9.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco and ASDA.
Read my full review.

Dark Horse Rosé
RRP £9.00, available online at Ocado.

End of the night drinks | boozy Christmas gifts

The festivities are coming to an end. Christmas dinner has been eaten, tidying up has been half done, and you’re getting ready to kick back and enjoy a festive film. But, what are you drinking? Here are a few of my top boozy gift suggestions to enjoy on a cold December night this Christmas.

Blue Aurora Ice Wine and Midnight Intense*

Yeah, you’ve had wine before BUT have you had BLUEBERRY wine before? This Christmas, why not give the gift of blueberries in the form of Blue Aurora’s festive tipples? Their Ice Wine and Midnight Intense wine are the perfect way to end the night. Midnight Intense is a full-bodied, blueberry wine with a lovely sweetness to it. Serve at room temperature with a bit of cheese for the perfect tasting experience. As for the Ice Wine? It’s honestly like blueberry syrup. Seriously sweet, but in the best way. Pair it with a bit of Christmas chocolate for the ultimate experience.

RRP £11.95, available online at Blue Aurora.

RRP £17.95, available online at Blue Aurora.

Dark spirits

Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, a dark spirit is an ideal way to finish off the night. If your giftee is a dark spirit fan, then these three suggestions could make for a brilliant gift for them this Christmas.

Haig Club Whiskey
RRP £35.00, available at local supermarkets such as Tesco.

Plantation Pineapple Rum
RRP £35.00, available online at Master of Malt.

Oxford Rye
RRP £40.00, available online at Oxford Artisan Distillery.

For more end of night drink recommendations, stay tuned for my “all things chocolate” gift guide. *Spoiler alert* there’s going to be more than a few chocolate liqueurs in there. 

So, which of these boozy Christmas drinks will you be treating someone special to this year? Let me know which drinks are top of your “to-gift” list. 

Female Original

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2 Comments

  1. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    November 22, 2021

    I love all the festive drinks at Christmastime. You’ve really selected some great things to try. I love the icewine we have here in BC Canada and can’t wait to indulge! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      November 28, 2021

      Thanks Jodie! Glad you enjoyed the selection that I chose 🙂

      Reply

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