7 Best Barware Gifts for Christmas 2018
Barware Gifts and Accessories:
1. Cocktail Shaker
Shaken, not stirred, please! This bartending must-have is both a statement piece and an essential for crafting the perfect martini. Go practical with the classic stainless steel look, or dress things up with rose gold or hammered copper. For a fun twist, look for a shaker with measurements included so the home bartender can craft the perfect beverage every time.
2. Accent Drink Coaster
The clever host can save their surfaces in style with drink coasters that give everyone a spot to set down a cold one. Small barware accents like coasters are far from boring — they’re the subtle style hints that punctuate home decor. Look for coasters that express the latest trends, like marble, wood, and rose gold.
3. Whiskey Tumblers
A good whiskey tumbler sits perfectly in the hand and make the drinker look as great as the cocktail they’re sipping. Keep it simple, or go the monogrammed route for an extra personal touch. Shop for cut crystal, classic glass, or copper tumblers.
4. Bar Set
A good bar set comes with everything your gift recipient needs to measure, stir, strain, and serve artful libations. Whether they’re experimenting with new flavors or whipping up a nightcap, they’ll need bar basics such as a jigger, strainer, stirrer, and ice bucket to complete their home bar.
5. Bar Cart
Help them bring their well-stocked bar out of the cabinet and into their home decor. A bar cart not only makes it easy to craft and serve beverages, it also stylizes the art of bartending and turns everyday storage into a design statement.
6. Wine Aerator
For the person who loves the full experience of their favorite vino, a wine aerator will allow their preferred vintage to reach its fullest flavor potential. Aerators work to increase the surface area of wine, allowing it to breathe and release a wider flavor profile. Choose an aerator that attaches to the bottle for convenient pouring.
7. Ice Bucket
Whether shaken or stirred, ice is essential to a great mixed drink, and an ice bucket makes it easy to keep the cocktails flowing at dinner parties or gathering. Look for a well-insulated bucket that comes with a pair of tongs to really make an impactful gift.