There may be casual Negroni fans out there, but people who love these complex cocktails tend to feel pretty passionate about their drink of choice. These Negroni-themed gifts would be the perfect thing to present any devotee of the Campari-based cocktail.
Negroni Week 2020
You’ll find more options at the Negroni Week Shop; from September 14-20, 2020, sales of those items will benefit various charities (this year, the focus is on organizations that help hospitality industry employees who have been impacted by coronavirus).
For more ways to shop and support these charities, check out the Gaz Regan finger stirrer from Cocktail Kingdom (10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the cause), the Negroni Cocktail Starter Kit from Kegworks ($10 per kit ordered will be donated), the Negroni Week Cocktail Kit from SaloonBox (10 percent of proceeds will go to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation), and Shaker and Spoon ($2 from each kit sale will be donated to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program). You can also order Campari from Minibar Delivery ($2 per bottle ordered will go to CORE) or get your Campari from ReserveBar ($2 for every bottle purchased during Negroni Week will be donated, up to $1,000).
The Best Gifts for Negroni Fans
You can score even more Negroni merch elsewhere, including Etsy, of course (because what don’t they have?). Whether you’re looking for a little present to yourself or searching for a new way to delight someone with specific tastes, these might just do the trick.
If you’d like to wear your love for the Negroni on your sleeve—or maybe closer to your collar—this charming enamel pin is a stylish way to do it. There’s also an “I Bleed Negroni” pin for the more hardcore/less understated, but the sleek lines and vibrant colors of this mod accessory are so coolly captivating. (If you buy through the Negroni Week Store during September 14-20, 10 percent of each sale will go to the Southern Smoke Foundation Emergency Relief Fund.)Buy Now
Not into pins? Chances are, you do wear socks (please wear socks), so why not pick a pair emblazoned with miniature Negroni glasses? Naturally, a Negroni tie is also on offer, and while food prints are always a little cheeky, this one is subtle enough to be classy too.Buy Now
OK, fine, if you’re skipping socks too, try these super comfy shoes on for size instead. Speaking of, yes, it’s annoying that they’re gendered and only come in men’s sizes, but the company does make an Aperitif Platform Smoking Slipper in standard women’s sizes that’s also pretty cute.Buy Now
This fetching handmade herringbone denim apron from cult-fave company Hedley & Bennett has an embroidered Negroni you can always keep close to your heart (as well as a towel loop, lap pocket, and adjustable straps). Added bonus: Through Negroni Week 2020, 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Hot Bread Kitchen.Buy Now
There are lots of Negroni posters available to suit pretty much every style (albeit some not officially licensed to reproduce the designs they’re sporting), but this technical-style illustration has a certain graphic flair, and is designed and printed in California. It comes in a few different sizes depending on your wall space.Buy Now
Hand-poured in Seattle from 100 percent soy wax, these Negroni-scented candles are phthalate-free and come in glass containers with natural cotton wicks. The aromatic mixture of bitter orange and grapefuit oils, sweet cherry notes, and herbal, pleasantly astringent juniper will make you thirsty for a drink, so better be prepared.Buy Now
Speaking of that drink, if one Negroni is never enough (or if you’re having a classy Italian aperitivo party with your lockdown buddies), mix up a whole batch in this Art Deco style decanter. The laser-etched glass namechecks your favorite drink on the front and includes handy fill lines for each of the three ingredients on the back. It also comes in a chevron design if you prefer.Buy Now
2020 is (finally) almost over, so it’s not too early to start collecting Christmas presents. But this adorable, hand-sequined Negroni ornament could just as easily be a bar cart charm all year round—just hang it out of reach of cats and kids because they’ll both want to get their paws on it.Buy Now
Know someone whose passion for pillows intersects with their Negroni addiction? Then you have found the perfect gift (or ideal addition to your own couch…or patio lounger while it’s still warm enough to sip outside).Buy Now
The intoxicating flavor of spicy, bitter botanicals and sweet citrus with none of the actually intoxicating effects of the drink; this lip balm is a great way to get a taste of happy hour any time of day (and keep your smile soft and shiny to boot).Buy Now
For those who really get in a lather over Negronis, this handmade soap smells just like your favorite cocktail: bitter, floral, and sweet. It’s a coconut-, sunflower-, and olive oil-based bar that’s free of palm oil, phthalates, preservatives, and artificial detergents. The swirled soap produces rich, velvety suds that moisturize your skin while also making you smell amazing.Buy Now
You may question the need for this to exist—with only three ingredients and no fancy techniques involved, the Negroni is already easy to make. But this pre-mixed version has received some solid reviews, and could be just the thing for a grab-and-go picnic libation, or cracking open after a particularly exhausting day at work.Buy Now
These genius little ice cube trays are designed to be popped in the freezer, then dropped into your glass with a splash of liquor for an insta-cocktail. The Oliver is Herb & Lou’s take on a Negroni and is meant for gin, but you can douse a cube with seltzer for a mocktail too.Buy Now
15. “Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas” by Brad Thomas Parsons, $23.93 from Amazon
Whether you’re just getting into amari or are a diehard digestif fan, this intensive cocktail book will be a great resource for information about an array of liqueurs in the family, plus recipes not just for the expected drinks, but for amaro-spiked desserts, and even recipes for making your own homemade aperitifs.Buy Now
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