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Let’s be real. It’s hard to go wrong with a bottle of booze when it comes to gift-giving (especially when you’re trying to buy something for that person who is impossible to buy for—you know who you are). Which is exactly why we rounded up the best-dressed bottles, subscription wine boxes, and even customizable one-offs, already packaged with the holidays in mind. (That means no last-minute ribbon or wrapping paper runs for you.)

Absolut Holiday Sequin Bottle, $25 on Reserve Bar

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Absolut’s Lime, Grapefruit, and Original limited edition holiday bottles are undeniable proof sequins and Christmas just go together. Bring one to your Secret Santa office party and forget the gift tag. Instead, tie on a recipe card for a vodka-based cocktail, like a Classic Cosmopolitan or a Moscow Mule.See It

WineSociety’s Little Black Box, $49 on Wine Society 

Wine Society

This subscription wine box startup has cornered the market on Instagrammable to-go cans of delicious whites and reds produced in California. But you don’t have to be a member to buy this three-piece box set, which gives your next party host the chance to try one can of each blend: Tempt (red), Chance (rosé), and Fate (white).See It

Avión Reposado Single Origin Tequila Gift Canister, $57 on Reserve Bar

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This is a single-origin tequila, sourced from the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, and is aged for six months in American oak bourbon barrels. Any tequila lover in your life will be singing Arriba, abajo, al centro y adentro to this bottle, which comes with a ruby red gift canister that can (and should) be engraved.See It

Disaronno Trussardi Bottle, $27.99 on Think Liquor 


The Italian fashion house Trussardi dressed up this year’s Disaronno gift set bottle, which also comes with matching champagne flutes. Of course, spiked hot chocolate might be more your thing when pouring this amaretto in the dead of winter.See It

Ferrari Brut Gift Box, $39 on Wine Style


According to Ferrari Trento’s head winemaker Marcello Lunelli, your sparkling wine should always be chilled but not too cold, between 43 and 50 degrees. Which is exactly why the Italian winemaker is including a special chill box with its holiday gift set.See It

GlenDronach Revival 15 Year, $99.99 on Midway Wine & Liquors

GlenDronach Revival 15 Year Aged Scotch


Drumming up excitement amongst single malt collectors, the GlenDronach Revival 15 Year is back in the distillery’s line-up after a hiatus. The anticipated new batch is aged in Spanish sherry casks with notes of rich fruit, dark chocolate, and tobacco. It was created under Master Blender Rachel Barrie, one of the few women filling the role in the Scotch whisky industry. Also, the green box will look pretty slick under any tree.See It

Belvedere Engravable Pure Silver Sabre Luminous, around $150 on Clos 19

Belvedere Vodka

Skip the monogrammed hand towels. Instead, have a magnum of Belvedere’s signature premium vodka custom engraved. The bespoke Silver Saber bottle is laser cut and can be personalized with initials or even messages (like, “Be sure to share this with me, gulpy!”). There’s also a LED light in its base, which makes for a pretty sweet party trick.See It

Hennessy X.O. Cognac Limited Edition Gift Set, $199.99 at City Wine Cellar

Hennessy XO gift set



For the cognac enthusiast on your holiday list, there’s Hennessy X.O. on ice. Literally. This bottle is encased in an ice gift box that comes with a detachable pad to hold your bottle and ice tongs. The box cleverly doubles as an ice bucket, too.See It

Ruinart Rosé & ‘1764’ Spice Blend Set, $84.99 at Clos 19

Ruinart Rosé & ‘1764’ Spice Blend Set

Clos 19

One of our favorite bottles of the bubbly variety we’d be more than happy to give (or receive) is this Ruinart Rosé & “1764” Spice Blend Set. It’s delicious, for one, and the spice jar—designed to pair well with the Champagne—features a blend of sumac, licorice, and cubeb berries. This special gift gets its name, 1764, from the year Ruinart forever altered the world (and the beaches of Montauk) by creating the very first rosé Champagne.See It

Krug Grande Cuvée Sharing Set, $249.99 on Clos 19


If you’re looking to splurge on someone, we suggest this bottle of bubbly, which comes with two Champagne glasses made by Riedel. This Champagne is a blend of pinot noir, chardonnay, and meunier. It’s made up of reserve wines—over 120—and is aged for at least six years.See It

Elyx Gnome Box, $85 on Reserve Bar (originally $130)

Absolut Vodka

You get a holiday gnome with this bottle of Elyx, Absolut’s single-origin vodka. It’s manually distilled (in a vintage copper still from 1921) from winter wheat grown in Sweden. We also love these copper coupe glasses if you’re looking to keep things thematic.See It

Can’t bear to face the frigid air outside? If you’re in an area where Saucey delivers, you can get spirits, beer, wine, and more brought straight to your door—and select areas can also get free 30 minute delivery (with no order minimum requirement).

For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.

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Dan Koday is a New York City based digital and social media content expert, writer, and editor. His work has been featured in Food & Wine, InStyle, Robb Report, Marie Claire, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Living, and American Airlines, amongst many other prestigious publications. Before becoming a full-time digital and social media content consultant, Dan most recently held the titles of Managing Editor at Time Inc. and Digital Director for Teen Vogue. He is dad to a black and tan Pomeranian named Fluffy.
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