Stuck to what to get your friend for a birthday, Christmas or even a house warming gift? For the beer lover in your life, a gift based on their favourite drink is not only thoughtful, but more fun than your traditional books and soaps.

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In our selection we have highlighted some of our favourite unique bottles for a new tipple for them to try. Beyond bottles of beer itself, we have also found ready-made beer-themed hampers that combine top brews with cheese, chocolate and more. Plus we have more stocking-filler sized gifts and gadgets as well as some high-end gifts for the hardcore beer fanatic.

For more like this, visit our reviews section and find round-ups of the best gluten-free beer, best beer dispensers, best beer subscriptions and beer making kits. Find more great gift ideas for wine lovers, gin lovers, cheese fans, and coffee enthusiasts. Or go the extra mile by creating a personalised My BBC Good Food cookbook to give a foodie friend.

Best beer gift at a glance

  • Most unique beer gift: Hotel Chocolat - The Beer and Chocolate Hamper, £29.50
  • Best luxury beer gift: Krups - The Sub Compact, £144.99
  • Best novelty beer gift: Beer Foaming Stones, £34
  • Best beer gift for foodies: Hunter – The Beer Edition, £45
  • Best for DIY fans: BeerWorks strong pale ale kit, £47.90
  • Best simple beer gift: Dartington Crystal Beer Glass Gift Set, £20
  • Best beer art: Brewing beer patent print, £24.92
  • Best gift for a sweet tooth: Cutter & Squidge Cookies and Beer gift, £24.99
  • Best summer gift: Host 10009 Cooling Cups, set of two, £29.99
  • Best beer book: From Scratch: Brew, £12
  • Best for quiz fans: The Staying Inn gift set, 6 x 330ml bottles, £24.50
  • Best unique beer: ‘Eko Black’ porter by Eko Brewery 5% ABV, 330ml, £2.58 a bottle
  • Best for curious drinkers Pale Ale/ IPA craft beer gift hamper, £33.95

Best beer gifts to buy for Christmas

Hotel Chocolat - The Beer and Chocolate Hamper

black box with white ribbon filled with chocolate and two beer bottles

Most unique beer gift

Playing off the bitter notes of cacao, this hamper contains chocolate beers; a balanced cacao blonde beer in a pale ale style and a dark not-sweet porter style beer with malty flavours. The chocolate you get inside the hamper includes some elegant dark chocolate, salted caramelised almonds, three nano chocolate slabs and a selection of truffles. Give for a surprisingly delicious selection of drinks and treats.

Available from:
Hotel Chocolat (£29.50)

Krups - The Sub Compact

black keg

Best luxury beer gift

With a slim and minimal design, this beer keg is an extravagant yet lowkey gift. Just add a sub 2 litre keg of your choosing and follow the helpful video on the website to get the freshest and tastiest brews. Perfect for the beer lover who loves to host a party. For more like this, check out our full review of the best beer dispensers.

Beer Foaming Stones

beer glass filled with pale beer and foam with two beer stones and a pouch

Best novelty beer gift

For the tap beer experience at home, give one of these beer stones a try. Once you place one of them in a pint glass, bubbles will gather around it as you fill the glass from your can or bottle. The active carbonation not only helps you get a thick, foamy bubbles that will last until you finish your drink, it also elevates the beer's flavour and aroma while reducing acidity. Plus, you can add them from the fridge to cool your beer down further. These stones come in a set of two.

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Available from:
Uncommon Goods (£34)

Hunter – The Beer Edition

array of beers, cheeses and charcuterie with box in the corner

Best beer gift for foodies

Carefully curated, this box comes with a Lager, IPA and a Pale Ale all matched with strong cheeses that elevate each other's flavours perfectly. This box is a great option for a twist on a wine and cheese night for the beer lover. Also included in this feast box is three types of spicy Calabrian charcuterie, plus crackers and a thyme-infused honey to drizzle on your cheese. Plus, there is a booklet of information which contains tasting and pairing notes and a QR code to scan and find out where each of the products have come from and how they were produced.

Available from:
The Deli Society (£45)

BeerWorks strong pale ale kit

Love Brewing beer making kit

Best for DIY fans

The BeerWorks strong pale ale kit is available from Love Brewing. Classed as a complete starter bundle, the kit enables you to make 25 litres of beer. For the price, it works out at about another 40 pints, making your beer a pocket-pleasing £1.19 per pint. There are lots of styles of beers to choose from online. This is a perfect gift for those who want to take their beer knowledge further. For a more in-depth review and other recommendations, read about the best beer making kits.

Available from:
Love Brewing (£47.90)

Dartington Crystal Beer Glass Gift Set

three glasses

Best simple beer gift

Perfect for those who are just starting to take their beer drinking more seriously. This set of three beer glasses contains a larger, ale and 'dark and strong' glass, perfect for any type of beer drinking. Plus it all comes neatly packed into a box that is easy to wrap up.

Brewing beer patent print

vintage beer poster of two kegs being filled

Best beer art

This stylish patent is perfect for hanging in a home bar. Choose from a variety of sizes and a colour palette selection that includes shades of white from parchment to old grid paper as well as blue grid and chalkboard shades.

Available from:
Etsy (£24.92)

Cutter & Squidge Cookies and Beer gift

three beers, four cookies stacked and orange box

Best gift for a sweet tooth

Featuring chunky cookies in a variety of flavours that pair well with the three beers included: Small Beer's Original Lager, Mondo's Dennis Hopp'r and Toast Ale's American Pale Ale. This gift is perfect for any sweet tooth with a penchant for beer.

Available from:
Cutter & Squidge (£24.99)

Host 10009 Cooling Cups, set of two

double walled glasses with green ring

Best summer gift

No more warm beers, this double walled plastic beer glass has magic freezing gel that keeps your beer cooler for longer. These glasses are also equipped with a silicone grip so your hands don't get uncomfortable and it stops the heat from your palms warming up the glass.

From Scratch: Brew

Brew from scratch book

Best beer book

James Morton's step-by-step guide (From Scratch: Brew, Slow Down, Make Beer) teaches you how to make good beer at home with customisable recipes and essential sections outlining what you need, how to bottle and how to store. With a glossary of key ingredient types and troubleshooting tips, this is the book for beer drinkers who wants to take their first steps into brewing or who are just curious about what goes into their favourite drink.

The Staying Inn gift set, 6 x 330ml bottles

Best of British Beer Staying Inn gift set

Best for quiz fans

Staffordshire beer box sellers, Best of British Beer, offer a wide range of gift sets. The Staying Inn gift set contains six 330ml bottles of British favourites. When you order online, you can personalise the name of your ‘inn’, which comes complete with beer mats and a pub quiz. Perfect to have on standby for when you've exhausted Christmas films, or as a surprise present for a friend.

Available from:
Best of British Beer (£24.50)

‘Eko Black’ porter by Eko Brewery 5% ABV, 330ml

Eko Black porter in a bottle

Best unique beer

A very quaffable porter from this two-year old black-owned, husband and wife team, Helena and Anthony from London. The pair were initially inspired by the American craft beer scene, and their brews lean on traditional African brewing techniques and recipes. This porter’s light smokiness makes it a perfect match with smoked or chargrilled dishes.

Available from:
Eko Brewery (£2.58 a bottle)

Pale Ale/ IPA craft beer gift hamper

beers stacked on top of each other next to box

Best for curious drinkers

Promoting independent, local breweries one beer box at a time, Qwerty’s illustrated gift hamper selection box comes with five handpicked craft beers from independent breweries all over the southwest of England. It makes a great gift with a half-pint glass and salt-crusted peanuts from a Somerset based family business enclosed. A unique aspect is the personal score card for you to rate the beers – either forward it to their social media account so your preferences are considered in your next box or get your family and friends involved to see which beer reigns.

Available from:

Not on the High Street (£33.95)
Qwerty Beer Box (£27.90)

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