It feels like Christmas is coming around faster than ever this year, and we could always do with a little help or guidance on buying Christmas presents for others. With this in mind, we've devised a little Christmas Ginspiration Gift Guide for those fervent gin lovers and cocktail enthusiasts in your life.
We have a wide variety of gifts for an array of occasions - a Secret Santa at the office, or for your best friend, family member or significant other. There's something to fit all budgets starting from as low as £3.50 for our Hidden Curiosities and Aranami Strength enamel pin badges - cute, yet classy.
Our most popular Christmas gift suggestions include our money-saving Hidden Curiosities Gin x Aranami Twin Pack for the discerning gin enthusiast in your life. Another option is our Ready-To-Serve Premix Cocktails including our uniquely smooth and saline Dragon's Eye White Negroni and our spiced festive favourite Santa Cloves The Negroni. For something different, why not try one of our mini cocktail flights to really wow your lucky recipient?
Take a look below at our star picks from our Christmas Ginspiration Gift Guide below...
Hidden Curiosities Gin Batch No. 7
"Proudly sitting on a pile of trophies, including receiving a GOLD award at the renowned International Wine and Spirits Competition this year with an impressive 95/100, our classic Hidden Curiosities Aromatic London Dry makes the perfect present for any gin lover."
Tasting notes from the IWSC, "The nose is subtle with a wonderful floral sweetness and delicate aromas of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Vanilla sponge and black pepper are the perfect accompaniments to the deep, juniper backbone running throughout. The finish is lengthy and vibrant. Remarkable!"
Santa Cloves: The Negroni
"Gaining popularity after being introduced last year, this Negroni is our Christmassy twist on the year-round classic; old St. Nick is sure to appreciate a nip of this. Garnish with star anise and orange for a truly festive experience!"
Price: From £9
"How about a Hidden Curiosities crystal glass for a Secret Santa gift? This curvaceous tulip mixer gin glass optimises the process of olfaction (sense of smell) in order to get the most out of Hidden Curiosities gin's botanical notes. It's elegantly embossed with the Hidden Curiosities logo and fine lipped, yet weighty & easy to hold. Ideal for sipping gin neat, on the rocks or can even be used for cocktails"
"These curious little Hidden Curiosities and Aranami enamel pin badges make the perfect gift for the avid gin-thusiast in your life. Ideal to attach to a blazer lapel, bag, or coat to add an accent to their style, whether geek or chic"
"The mantelpiece is creaking with awards for our most critically acclaimed Navy Strength gin. Crowned Best Navy Strength at the World Gin Awards in 2020, and receiving a GOLD medal at the IWSC awards this year with an impressive 96/100, our multi-award-winning Aranami Strength gin is the fail-safe Christmas present for gin lovers.
Tasting notes from the IWSC, "Gentle and understated. The nose has delicate, attractive aromas. The palate has excellent integration of botanicals and is both complex and seamless. A stunning spirit with superb balance which stands out from the crowd."
"Gaining a lot of coverage with gin bloggers and via social media, there's a reason why this gin has made an impression and blown other gins out of the water. Aranami - meaning Raging Waves in Japanese, is packed full of flavour from 7 Japanese botanicals. It not only tastes incredible simply with tonic, it makes exquisite tasting cocktails. Trust us, the lucky recipient will LOVE this."
Japanese Style Jigger
"Impress your guests with your mixology skills in your own home with our stunning Japanese style black & copper plated measuring jigger. Accurate and consistent for getting precise measurements for your cocktails, or G&Ts."
Curious Cocktails: Dragon's Eye
"Based loosely on a White Negroni, our Dragon’s Eye takes these flavours and gives them a grown up twist with saline, vegetal notes, along with an appropriately delicate bitterness.
"There is a heaviness and a tangy dankness to the mix here; something to do with the salt and the woody botanicals. Using our smooth yet powerful Aranami Strength gin, herbaceous and refined Luxardo Bitter Bianco, and rich and fruity Cucielo Bianco Vermouth, this intriguing White Negroni is seriously something else.
"Forgive us for playing a little on Aranami’s water dragon theme too - the blend of brackish seawater and cool forests that the drink evokes was too good to miss, with the scents of damp cave moss and cold stone very apparent at the drink’s base. A silky, sweet and herbaceous blend, each ingredient brings out notes in the others for spectacular harmony and balance."
Price: From £10
"Our Hidden Curiosities Gin Refill Pouches are recyclable, and provide a reduced carbon footprint being lighter in weight. They also use a significantly smaller amount of plastic than conventional bottles, and result in less energy and waste during production too.
"At £4 cheaper than our glass bottles, our refill pouches are a great way to save money. They’re also much lighter in weight for easy transportation - and perfect to send as a gift or to take with you on the plane if you're visiting family members overseas."
"Our ready-to-drink pre-mix cocktails gift sets make the perfect Christmas gift. They're so easy to serve; just shake, pour over ice and garnish accordingly for a delectable drink at home.
"Made with Hidden Curiosities and Aranami Strength gins, and premium selected cocktail ingredients, for a high calibre cocktail experience. Memoirs of a Geisha Triple Set includes Hanky Panky, Sakura Negroni & Yuzu Negroni for a Japanese-influenced cocktail flight."
"The perfect gift for the at-home bartender. Avoid any annoying drips or dribbles from the bottle by pouring your gin effortlessly with this attractive copper plated speed pourer. A great way to impress your guests. Fits all standard sized spirit bottles."
"The ultimate gift for the ultimate gin lover - our multi-award winning Hidden Curiosities and Aranami Strength gins will give that lucky recipient a lot to explore with two very different, but equally delicious flavour profiles. What's more, you save £6 when you buy the twin pack."