The best boozy gifts for Valentine's Day 2018

Choose from our selection of the best champagne, liqueurs, gin, whisky and craft beer to mark this Valentine's Day – ideal gifts for giving and for sharing.

Elderflower champagne glasses

Perhaps you cringe at the thought of handing over a mushy Valentine's gift or just need something to pair with a bunch of flowers – whatever the case, a bottle of their favourite tipple will always be well received. Everyone has a preferred drink, be it prosecco or whisky, so we've put together the trendiest boozy gifts on the market to help you say 'I love you' this year. 

Cosmo-making kit 

Vodka cocktail making kit on pink background

Vodka cosmopolitan cocktail kit
Tipple Box produce monthly or one-off gift boxes containing spirits, mixers and recipes for delicious cocktails you can make at home, meaning you can pick your loved one's favourite drink and they'll be able to turn it into a cocktail at home. If they're a fan of vodka, splash out on a cosmopolitan kit to woo (woo) them this Valentine's Day. Available from Tipple Box (£24.95).  


The finest champers 

Pink champagne box on white background Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
If your sweetheart enjoys the finer things in life, they'll be delighted to receive this limited edition box of Moet's Rosé Impérial. It comes in gorgeous Valentine's pink packaging this February. Plus, it's always worth splashing the cash on a great bottle of fizz. Available from 31 Dover (£48.95)

 

Get figgy with it

Fig liqueur bottle on white background

Esprit De Figues liqueur
Looking for something unusual? This sweet and sticky liqueur from France is made from real figs and is nothing like we've ever tried before. With a subtle jammy flavour, it is so light and fruity that you can enjoy it simply on the rocks, or perhaps in the recommended signature cocktail "Esprit de Fizz" – that is, 30ml of fig liqueur mixed with a glass of your favourite sparkling wine. Available from The Whisky Exchange (£25.15)
 

For caffeine addicts

Coffee liqueur bottle on white background

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


English milk vodka 
Vodka bottle on white background

Black Cow vodka
If your beloved enjoys vodka and is always on the lookout for something different, introduce them to British distillery Black Cow, famed for its quirky pure milk vodka. And no, it's not some dodgy homemade White Russian; the alcohol is made through a distillation and triple-filtration process using the whey in cow's milk. The result is a super smooth drink that can be enjoyed on its own or in their favourite vodka cocktail. Available from 31Dover.com (£26.95)


Caribbean rum 

Rum bottle on white background

Koko Kanu Jamaican rum
Transport your lover to hotter climes with this heavenly Jamaican coconut rum from Koko Kanu. Well, it's more reasonably priced than a romantic holiday to the Caribbean! Serve it over ice or with your favourite mixer for a silky treat. Available from Waitrose Cellar (£19). 

 

Rose-flavoured gin 
Gin bottle with pink lid on white background

Liverpool Gin rose petal
Why give someone flowers when you can get them a gin that tastes like roses? Having launched their original Liverpool Gin in 2016, the Merseyside distillers have released a special rose petal infusion just in time for Valentine's Day. With natural floral notes, the gin not only tastes of rosewater but has a sharp and slightly spicy flavour. Tastes sensational on its own or with elderflower tonic. Available from Master of Malt (£40.18)
 

The perfect cocktail Scotch
Monkey Shoulder whisky bottle on white background

Monkey Shoulder
One of the smoothest whisky blends out there at the moment, Monkey Shoulder is perfect for a Valentine who likes his or her Scotch mixed in a cocktail. The base flavour tastes mostly of vanilla, however with warming, spiced undertones – and it makes a mean Old Fashioned. Available from The Whisky Exchange (£26.95)
 

Beer sampling kit
Date night beer tasting kit

Honest Brew date night mixed case
One for the curious beer drinkers, this mixed case of craft beers will make the perfect date night, as you work your way around artisanal lagers and ales with your partner. From malty honey to macchiato flavours, you're both in for a treat. Available from Honest Brew (£35.90)

More Valentine's Day inspiration...

We've rounded up the best foodie Valentine's Day gifts in our Valentine's Day gift guide.

If your Valentine prefers chocolates, check out our pick of chocolates for Valentine's Day

Got the gift but need to execute the perfect romantic meal? See our guide on how to cook a last-minute Valentine's Day dinner

What's your favourite Valentine's Day tipple? Leave a comment below... 

This review was last updated in January 2018. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com. 
 

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