If you are looking to gift the home bartender in your life with something for Christmas, or any time of year really, we have some suggestions for you! Here are some great home bar gift ideas to keep the home bar aficionado happy and ready to shake up another cocktail for you!
This list covers from Must Have Tools to flavored bitters, there are gifts for home bartenders that are sure to make their holidays extra cheery and spirited!
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Are you shopping for the host or hostess who loves to entertain? Buying for the home bartender can be a daunting task because his or her home is stocked with everything needed to throw excellent home parties. So, what do you get the host or hostess with the mostest? Cocktail lovers will appreciate the essentials on this list as much as gorgeous glasses, decanters, and craft bitters.
Cocktail enthusiasts know that a drink is only as good as the ingredients and tools used to make them. From mixing spoons, shakers and other bar tools, the home bartender can always use an upgrade. We have rounded up essential bar tools and gifts for anyone who loves a serious cocktail. We also have some amazing products of our own, and on Amazon if you need more ideas, here!
Home Bar Gift Ideas
We know that buying gifts for your favorite alcohol aficionado is difficult. If you worry about buying a bottle of something they won’t like, here are some great home bar gift ideas. We hope that this will help if you are on the hunt for ideas!
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Stirred cocktails are usually classics, and make for a spectable while making them. A sturdy glass mixing glass is essential for making stirred cocktails. Make sure to pair with a fine twisted barspoon and nice cocktail strainer for even more perfect cocktails.
A Bar spoon is a home bar necessity. The long handle helps with tall glasses as well as stirring cocktails in a mixing glass. A Bar Above has a lot of different spoons and spoon sets - some with one spiral spoon, and one smooth. Spiral helps a lot with carbonated mixers to make sure it ends up at the bottom of the glass, too, not just the top!
Cocktail picks are an essential in Home Bar Gift Ideas! These are perfect for garnishes and are ideal for making that finishing touch on your cocktail. A Bar Above offers them in stainless, gold and copper to match your shaker or glass!
A Hawthorne Strainer is an absolutely necessary piece of bar equipment! It strains from shakers and from mixing glasses, keeping ice and unwanted items out of your cocktail. Also needed with a mesh strainer for double straining, a Hawthorne strainer comes in all colors - stainless, gold and copper usually. Sometimes in black. A must have!
Not only works for cocktails, to keep ice chips and seeds from cocktails out of your cocktails, this is necessary for use with a Hawthorne strainer. Most come in stainless, gold and copper to match your whole bar set!
Luxardo Maraschino cherries are a bar standard. The perfect garnish to many classic cocktails, this is needed. If you aren't going to make our homemade brandied cherries recipe, then make sure to buy the best!
We have an obsession with clear ice. And this is the perfect way to make it at home for our cocktails. This one makes 4 at a time, but there are many that just do 2 if that is more to your liking. So fun, especially for Old Fashioneds or spirits on the rocks.
Rocks glasses are a home bar staple, and etched ones are even better. These are 7 ounces, so perfect for an Old Fashioned, and will hold one of those clear ice balls perfectly. Great for many other cocktails, too!
Coupe glasses are also necessary to the home bar enthusiast. Perfect for classic cocktails, especially those from Prohibition, these are the perfect way to be classy AF when making cocktails for friends!
Bitters are the salt and pepper of the cocktail world, and can come in so many flavors, that bitters are ALWAYS great as home bar gift ideas, because we love having all the flavors of bitters we can get our hands on. Bitters can add so much flavor to a drink with just a few drops!
If your cocktail lover is also a wine lover, or loves to make cocktails with a bubbly aspect, or wants to, we encourage you to get these champagne stoppers. THEY ARE AMAZING! We love ours, and it's such a great way to keep your champagne or prosecco bubbly and ready to use for weeks after opening. It's such a handy tool for the home bar lover!
If your cocktail lover is on the go with their bartending tools and ingredients, this is a great option for hauling those things around. We have this bag and it holds a lot in individual sections and makes everything neat. It's a fun option for parties!
A bar tray is always a good idea whether having people over, or if you want to display some of your fun barware and liquor. A round or square tray is contemporary and perfect for your bar, bar cart or coffee table.
If your cocktail enthusiast is a traveler, they will love one of these. Many flavors and options, these to go cocktail boxes are perfect for traveling, especially on a plane. All in a small tin container, this has everything but the alcohol!
And lastly, this one is a little over the top, but if your drink maker is into craft cocktails like you think they are, they will want and/or need a smoking gun! Perfect for smoking cocktails, either in the glass or a cloche, this one is easy to use, and it will of course be on their list of home bar gift ideas!
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