LegendsOfBeer.com can help! We’ve compiled a list of outstanding Christmas gifts that any beer drinker would appreciate.
Lucky for you, most of these gifts are available at the click of a mouse. There isn’t a moment to waste, so read on…
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1. Home brewing kit
In these tough economic times, it’s important to have a steady supply of beer at the ready. This gift combines a fun hobby with frugal living, by allowing you brew your very own beer at home. For the novice, the best starting place is the one of the quick-start home-brewing kits. These kits contains everything you need to get up and running. For anyone who has considered making the leap to home brewing, this is the ideal gift. They can be drinking their own freshly brewed beer within weeks of receiving this kit.
Here are two of the most popular kits on the market:
|MR.BEER Premium Beer Kit Brewing System||The Beer Machine – Personal Mini-Micro Brewery|
2. Wear their beer on their sleeve
Let your beer drinking friend show the world how passionate they are about beer with a t-shirt or cap that will make them stand out from the crowd. Of course, there are lots of options here, depending on your beer drinker’s style and preference. Here are a few starter ideas to consider:
3. Beer of the Month Club membership
What could be better than a gift that keeps on giving? Membership to a beer-of-the-month club is such a gift.
Every month, the beer club sends a fresh batch of select beers along with tasting notes to the recipient. Imagine the delight on your beer drinker’s face each month as they carefully open their new shipment of beer. This gift is a great way to sample new and interesting beers, with the added element of surprise.
Here are two of the beer clubs that offer membership:
4. Books on beer
For an avid beer drinker, one of the next best things besides actually drinking beer is reading about beer and brewing. We’ve picked out some of the best books for you to choose from:
5. Beer magazine subscription
Let your beer drinking friend keep up with the latest developments in the brewing world, find out about new beers and learn about tasting and beer matching with a year-long subscription to one of these fine magazines…
|All About Beer||Brew Your Own||Beers Of The World|
6. Home beer tap
This is perhaps the ultimate accessory for the home beer enthusiast. A home beer tap offers fresh bar-poured beer at a moment’s notice. Ideal for entertaining or simply enjoying after a long day at the office, this gift would be welcome at any beer drinker’s home.
This gift can be done the cheap way or the expensive way – you decide:)
|BeerTender from Heineken and Krups B95 Home Beer-Tap System ($249.99)||Summit Twin Tap Beer Kegerator (Stainless Steel) ($1,649.00)|
7. Fake beer belly
Assuming of course, your beer drinking friend doesn’t have a real beer belly, then why not give them a novelty fake beer belly?
8. Good quality beer drinking vessels
Let’s face it; the easiest way to spoil a perfectly fine beer is to pour it into a disposable plastic cup or an ugly glass tumbler. Beer not only looks better, but tastes better when served in a specially designed glass.
Here are some of the indispensible glass sets we recommend:
|Libby Munich 7-piece beer set||Guinness label pint glasses||Footed Pilsner Beer Glasses|
|No self-respecting beer drink drinker’s cupboard should be without a classic set of beer glasses and pitcher. This set can handle your special home brew or lend some class to that cheap party beer in your fridge.||The only way to drink Guinness is from an authentic tulip pint glass. Anything else just isn’t Irish…||Attractive, sturdy glasses that are the perfect container for enjoying draft beer.|
9. Beer art
Posters, clocks, weird beer cap creations – there is a huge array of beer-related art and décor merchandise available. Naturally, most of it is awful, but there are a couple of good quality art of and decoration pieces that would be welcomed into most beer drinker’s dens
|Retro Guinness poster||Guinness neon wall clock||Budweiser vintage bar sign|
Didn’t see that one coming, did you? When all else fails, a beer drinker will still look you in the eye and be eternally grateful for a gift of a six-pack of beer. If you want to give the gift of beer but retain a touch or originality, why not opt for a gift basket of beer or a selection of craft beers?
|The Beer Gift Basket||Beer Gift Basket|
That concludes our gift guide. Have you got any great gift ideas that we missed? If so, leave a comment with the details so we can help improve the gift-receiving chances of all those beer drinkers out there.