If you missed the other gift guides this week, we’ll wait here while you decide what to buy for the experience junkie, foodie, fashionista, and fitness guru in your life. What better way to wrap up (ha!) our week of local gift guides than with a list of what to buy for the beer / wine / spirits lover?!
It seems like there is a different type of glass no matter what you’re drinking…which makes this an easy gift to buy! Or if your pal already has a well stocked cupboard, you can always opt for hand painted glassware. We love the Steel City series at Amanda Lee Glassware!
Know someone who loves a good Bloody Mary? Get them a maple jalapeño salt! There are always specialty ingredients for cocktails around the city, and they’re usually not hard to find. Most spice stores will have something perfect for a classic cocktail.
We know we mentioned a brewery or distillery tour in our experiences gift guide, but we had to mention it again. It’s such a fun way to spend a couple hours – learning about how your favorite adult beverages are made. And tasting them, of course! Plus this is a great gift for couples or to do with your friend…so you get to enjoy the gift, too 😉
We don’t just mean any coffee, though. We’re talking about coffee roasted in collaboration with a brewery, like what Hitchhiker’s doing. Or coffee aged in whiskey barrels, like what you can buy at Wigle. We’ve had the Wigle coffee, and it smells like there’s whiskey in your mug. We definitely won’t judge if you pour a little splash in, though…not that we’ve ever done that. Ahem.
What better way to support your favorite beverage maker than by wearing their gear? We love gifting gear because it’s something that people don’t always buy for themselves, but they always love it when they get it. You don’t have to stick with shirts, either – many places sell things like mugs, hats, or even insulated backpacks.
Whether it’s a kit to make your own homebrew or an age-your-own-whiskey barrel, this is the perfect idea for your friend who has been wanting to get their DIY on. Or for something a little less involved, try a cocktail kit with all the ingredients to make a favorite cocktail.
Duh. When in doubt, buy a bottle of your friend’s favorite alcohol. This is also perfect for any kind of grab-bag gift!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.