Best boozy Christmas gifts 2017

Need a festive bottle of alcohol to offer as a gift this Christmas? Our favourites include a champagne cracker and a sparkly gin to get the party started.

Gold glitter gin

Gin bottle with cartoon label on white background

Yuletide gin by That Boutique-y Gin Company
Filled with flakes of gold, frankincense and myrrh, this gin really is Christmas in a bottle. It's also packed with warming seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. You may also want to check out our best gins to buy as gifts this Christmas. Available from Master of Malt (£34.95). 

Cool coffee liqueur 

Corker coffee liqueur bottle on white background

Cold brew coffee liqueur by Conker Spirit
This gorgeously smooth coffee liqueur is cold brewed by Dorset-based Beanpress Coffee Co, a method that allows the coffee to retain its rich, chocolately, fruity flavour. Mix it in an espresso martini this Christmas, or sip slowly on the rocks. Available from Harvey Nichols (£36). 

Tequila twist

Honey tequila on white background

Honey tequila by Cazcabel
A sweet twist on the 'love it or hate it' drink, this honey tequila (apparently made with honey from bees blessed by a healer called Don Cazcabel) feels like drinking a smoky caramel liqueur. Recommended for tequila fans looking to branch out. Available from Master of Malt (£24).

Champagne surprise

Gold moet cracker on white backgroundMoët & Chandon Brut Imperial Christmas cracker
Bring a luxury cracker to the Christmas dinner table this year. It contains a 200ml bottle of Moët and Chandon Brut Imperial champagne along with traditional festive surprises. Time to get cracking! Available from Selfridges (£19.99).

Tropical tipple

Coconut rum bottle on white backgroundCoconut rum by Koko Kanu
If you're looking for a different sort of bottle to hand over at a Christmas party, how about this heavenly Jamaican coconut rum from Koko Kanu? Serve over ice or with your favourite mixer. Available from Waitrose (£15).

Art Deco Cointreau

Cointraeu orange bottle on white backgroundGolden Age Cointreau - Limited Edition
Everyone knows a Cointreau fan. The iconic orange liqueur has had a 1920s revamp for Christmas with this Golden Age edition that comes in a gorgeous Art Deco bottle. Take it along to a Christmas party – your hosts will be delighted. Available from Selfridges beginning 20th November 2017 (£29.99).

Sweet sipping

Hotel Chocolat vodka bottle on white backgroundSalted caramel cocoa vodka by Hotel Chocolat
A sweet treat for Christmas time, this small-batch vodka has been infused with salted caramel and cocoa. The flavouring is subtle, so not nearly as sickly sweet as some of the other flavoured vodkas available. Refreshing served simply over ice or perhaps for a fun twist on your Moscow Mule this Christmas. Available from Hotel Chocolat (£15). 

The American way

American whiskey square bottle on white background

Rye whiskey by FEW 
Rather than buying the same bottle you picked up last year, why not branch out and try something new for the whisky drinker in your life? This tasty American blend, made with rye, corn and malted barley, has a lovely crisp, fruity finish and a festive spicy note. Available from House of Malt (£59.95). 

Cocktail mixers

Cocktail making kit in green cardboard box on white background

Tipplesworth cocktail mixer trio
Going to a drinks party this Christmas? Take along these mixers for making super easy cocktails. You can combine with soda, too, for a festive mocktail. Choose from Raspberry Mojito, Espresso Martini or Bramble flavours. The perfect pressie for the cocktail king or queen in your life. Available from Lakeland (£14.99). 

Prosecco glow

Gold edible glitter box on white backgroundGold shimmer for prosecco by Pop a Ball
Plain old prosecco is so last year. Here's a great stocking filler for fizz fans to liven things up over the party season – edible rose gold glitter that you add to your glass to give it extra sparkle and a raspberry flavour. There are edible golden hearts in there, too, and the powder fizzes when added to any glass of bubbles. A great Secret Santa pressie perhaps? Available from Harvey Nichols (£8.95). 

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