There doesn’t seem to be a mention of gin on Facebook without at least one of my friends tagging me in it. Now, I do love my gin, though possibly don’t drink anywhere near as much as my reputation seems to suggest!
But gin lovers are well catered for this Christmas, even without a bottle of the hard stuff being part of the gift. Here are some of my favourites:
Firstly, you’ll be needing a Christmas card for them. This hits the right note.
If it’s cold outside, you’ll need wrapping up warm.
Want to make sure you only get the right kind of guests? Hang this one on the front door instead of the traditional wreath.
Even the thought of guests stressing you out? You’ll need this anti-stress remedy glass to serve your perfect gin and tonic in.
Too early for gin? Is it ever too early for gin? Anyway, gin and tonic tea with your toast anyone?
Talking of toast, how about upgrading your normal jam and switching to a Gin & Lemon jam?
And you’ll be needing a mug to serve your tea in, and possibly raise a smile or two.
Now you’ll be ready to decorate the tree. Gin filled baubles are definitely my kind of thing. Though no one will notice if you replace it with water on the quiet.
A quick slick of gin and tonic lip balm and you’ll be ready to take on the day.
Time for a trip to the gin. Oh, sorry, that should say gym. But why give up the habit of a lifetime? But I do love this as a gym bag.
Time to cook dinner, so you’ll be needing a good apron. This one has my name all over it. Although it could have yours, as there’s a personalised element to it too.
So, maybe it’s time to actually get onto the good stuff. I really love Craved, and this Craft Gin & Tonic Cocktail Kit is a winner with me. With London Dry Gin or Old Tom Gin, it comes with built-in snacks. It’s a night in in a box. This is how you do gin gifts with real panache.
Start the wind-down, and get your gin and tonic candle lit. Few deep breaths in, and a gentle sip of that G&T you made earlier.
Now, fill up your hot water bottle (with water, not gin) and head off to bed, to dream dreams of days and nights ahead filled with good gin. Probably my favourite of the gin gifts that doesn’t actually involve gin.
And if you need to find some other gin-based ways to fill your day, then check out Gin School. Great way to spend a few hours.