Whisky gift ideas: Christmas gifts for the whisky lover in your life

With Christmas close approaching, now is the time to consider your stocking fillers and gifts for your loved ones. Today we will be covering a selection of our favourite Christmas gift ideas for whisky drinkers. We will cover our favourite ideas at multiple price ranges so you can pick something affordable for you.

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Budget-friendly whisky gift ideas

Whisky can be expensive to purchase, with cheap bottles usually costing over £15. Therefore, we have produced a list of budget-friendly whisky gift ideas. We haven’t included bottles in this bracket for that reason. However, we have included a selection of items that pair well with both high and low-budget bottles.

Whisky infusion kit – £13

If you are buying a gift for someone that’s well known for their love of whisky, then it’s likely they have received some bottles they aren’t fond of and will never drink. If that’s the case, then consider gifting them the Whisky 6 Botanicals And Spices Infusion & Making Kit. With an infusion kit, they can turn their unwanted bottles into something more enticing and enjoyable. 

The set includes a recipe book so that any bottom-shelf bottle can be transformed. It’s great for the festive period as it can be used to create mulled whisky from cheap bottles that will otherwise never be drunk.

Whisky stones – £20

whisky chilling rocks

With the Mixology Granite Whisky Stones, their whisky of choice can be chilled without diluting the spirit. It’s great for those that preferred colder whisky, but don’t enjoy their prized spirit becoming diluted.

You should note that granite stones are not the only option on the market, so make sure to explore these alternatives:

  • Stainless steel
  • Soapstone 

Be aware that stainless steel can get colder than the other options, which is one reason why it costs significantly more.

Rare whisky anthology –  £34

Rare Whisky by Patrick Mahé is a great choice if you want to produce a Christmas gift for a person invested in contemporary and classic whisky heritage. It covers areas of this spirit industry from across the world and provides insight into bottles and their respective history, pricing and iconology.

This anthology is perfect for whisky historians because it features beautiful photography of extremely rare bottles dating back to bottles from the 1920s.   

Gifts for life

If you are willing to spend more money, you can pick up one or multiple of these items, all of which will be welcomed by any whisky drinker at Christmas. We consider these whisky gift ideas as something that can be cherished for life.

Hip flask – £49

With an Aspinal Hip Flask, you are providing a gift that allows the whisky lover in your life to bring both their favourite spirit and a part of you, wherever they go. The hip flask can be engraved and adorned with various types of leather.

This is one of our whisky gift ideas that will be appreciated any time of the year. Any high-quality hip-flask will see regular use, especially if the person you are gifting appreciates items that carry sentimental value.

Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve – £67

hakushu single malt reserveMany whisky enthusiasts stick to brands they know and love. After decades of consumption, you might be surprised that even the oldest connoisseurs haven’t tried Japanese whisky. Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve is a great point of entry. It’s both light and refreshing, making it easy to finish in a short space of time. So introduce your friend or family to an area they haven’t explored.

Spirits decanter – £90

If you know others are going to give whisky as a Christmas gift to your friend or family. Consider how they store their whisky. If they have a sidebar at their home, get them the LSA spirits decanter. It’s a mouth-blown decanter in a stunning shape that can easily store a full bottle of choice. For under £100, it’s something they are sure to use and can hold onto for the rest of their life.

Premium life-changing whisky gifts

If you can afford them, these are the most memorable gifts that are readily available for purchase. We believe each of these gifts is life-changing in its own way.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label – £175

Out of the whole range Johnnie Walker range, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the most well-respected and sought-after. It’s known as an unrivalled masterpiece and only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavour to receive the blue label. If you want to give a Christmas whisky gift that will impress the recipient, this is one you should strongly consider.

Glenfarclas 30 year – £489

glenfarclas 30 year old whiskyOne of the best whisky gift ideas available is, of course, an award-winning bottle. Our choice falls to the Glenfarclas 30 Years Old, it’s a multi-award-winning whisky that’s smooth and sets the standard for what a premium spirit should taste like.

Then for a 30-year-old whisky, the price is incredible. You can expect bottles of this maturity to go for tens of thousands of pounds. Therefore, a bottle of Glenfarclas provides you with a luxury bottle for a fraction of the price.  

Islay whisky tour – £985 

A whisky tour in Islay is perfect for those who want to explore the rich history of Whisky. You’ll visit every distillery on the island, taste a range of drams and discover some unique spots. The tour will take them from Oban to Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Kilchoman, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Ardnahoe, Bowmore and Bruichladdich.

This is our favourite of all the whisky gift ideas as it lets your recipient immerse themselves in the history of a truly legendary island.

Read our blog on the ten best whisky distillery tours in Scotland and really splash out on the whisky lover in your life.

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