29 Unique Gifts for the Beer Enthusiast

Win the holidays with presents that could inspire Santa Claus to pour himself a brew.

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Updated on December 01, 2023
By: Tara Nurin

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It can be a difficult task to find gifts for those you love, even if they have a hobby like craft beer (or craft beer drinking!) Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life, foodie or mother figure, if they love beer, we found gifts that can suit them. Here are some distinctive and quirky beer accessories that rise well above a liquor store gift card and a pair of socks.

Food & Drink

$99.95 (Pack of 4)
Gold Belly

We don’t know about you, but we love a good boozy ice cream. Created by two childhood friends who decided to combine their passions (craft beer and ice cream, obvi), this bundle of craft beer-infused ice cream includes salted caramel blonde ale, cookies & cream chocolate stout, lemon IPA, and coffee caramel crunch stout. Some ice cream also comes with spirits, though alcohol content in each of them measures less than .5% ABV. Packages also come in newly created “crackable cold cans,” which deliver a pop-the-top-and-enjoy beer can experience.

$26.99 (Pack of 3)
Amazon

For the hot sauce lover who enjoys beer - why not get them two in one? These hot sauces are made with real beer and range from mild to hot. These are made in the USA and use natural ingredients like cayenne chilis, carrots, and habanero peppers in their three styles: Asian Sriracha (mild), Garlic Serrano (medium), and Roasty Chipotle (hot).

$30
Uncommon Goods

Pretzels and beer cheese are always a winning combination, particularly when you don’t even have to leave your house. This box recipe kit takes about 90 minutes from start to finish, and includes almost everything you need to bake eight yummy pretzels and beer cheese. It also comes with three topping choices: traditional salt, everything bagel seasoning, and cinnamon-sugar blend. Note you will have to buy a few ingredients, including beer (!), cheese, butter and cream.

$7.70
Amazon

Of all the Jelly Belly flavors, this one intrigues us the most. Non-alcoholic beer-flavored beans come in a beer can that can hold loose change or bottle caps once the candy gets eaten. Each bean is decorated to give it what Jelly Belly calls a “fresh from the tap ‘bubbly’ look.”

$224.99
Gourmet Gift Baskets

Looking to give the ultimate host gift? Or maybe take the stress out of entertaining? The Ultimate Happy Hour Beer Basket is your answer. This party-in-a-box comes with twelve bottles of craft brands like Weihenstephaner, Victory, Shed Mountain, and others to accompany a cornucopia of cheeses, meats, crackers, pretzels, kettle corn and beef jerky. Open and serve.

From $41.95
Beer Month Club

A beer subscription is a fantastic way to tell someone you’re thinking of them all year long, and with a rare beer subscription, they’ll know just how special they are to you. This membership offers access to limited-release beers, some that are brewed specifically (and only!) for this club.

Every subscription comes with two different unique 750mL brews, and allows options of one, two, or three bottles of each. The package deal also includes their monthly newsletter which provides “detailed tasting notes, beer profiles, brewery histories, and suggested food pairings.”

$50
Old Town Spice Shop

As the weather gets colder, nothing can beat cozying up with a nice, hot coffee blend…except maybe a nice, hot coffee blend and some beer-inspired seasonings. This bundle of coffee and spices includes four seasonings (including a sweet but smoky Rauchbier and a citrusy Hazy IPA) and four coffees (including a Scottish Ale and a Winter Warmer coffee). Each mini bag of coffee brews about 2-3 cups.

$25
Dallmann Fine Chocolates

Psst. Want to hear how to sweeten up a holiday date night with your sweetie? Ditch the old wine-and-chocolate routine; savvy chefs know beer and chocolate pair even better. Learn how to savor the two together with this box of nine chocolates specifically designed to complement particular beer flavors. Follow the included suggestions and try out a bacon and smoked salt bon bon with Ballast Point Abandoned Ship smoked lager or a bourbon vanilla chocolate with Allagash Curieux. Or have fun mixing-and-matching your own. Beers not included.

$32.50
Hilliards Chocolates

Combine bitter, salty and sweet in a collection of two dessert treats from Hilliards, a fourth-generation, woman-owned family chocolatier in Massachusetts. Caramel and double IPA from neighboring Shovel Town Brewery fill 12 dark chocolate pieces topped with Langwater Farm hops and pretzel-infused sea salt. Eight ounces of Spanish peanut brittle also contains Shovel Town beer.

Brew-Your-Own

$59.95
Amazon

No beer gifting list is complete without an actual beer making kit, especially if you want to start enjoying Saturdays by yourself as your loved one spends their time neck-deep in a new hobby. This classic starter kit has everything a novice homebrewer needs to learn the craft and enjoy what may become a lifelong journey. Using this kit and its provided ingredients, the homebrewer in your life can brew a batch of beer in 30 minutes that will be ready to drink within 3-4 weeks.

$50
Uncommon Goods

Sometimes the best gift for a beer lover isn’t beer. Allow the craft beverage lover in your life (or yourself!) the chance to explore another type of fermentation - mead. This honey wine kit comes with just about everything you need to brew a batch. Just add honey and water and, in about 4 weeks, you’ll be drinking like the Vikings! Made in Florida.

Fun & Games

$21
Harry & David

This easy-going game melds together yoga and beer, thanks to the help of some game chips, die, and cutesy colorful pose cards. Open the mock-up can of “beer” that contains these game pieces, and challenge yourself to sip a boozy beverage while attempting poses such as Cobra, Crow, and the aptly named Cheers.

$24.99
Kohl's

A super fun take on Monopoly, this is for beer capitalists who want to get their (board) game on. Players follow Monopoly rules to circumnavigate the board of real OG craft brewery brands and collect rent on properties they’ve bought and developed with taprooms and production plants. It’s easy to get sentimental over old-time favorites, and the laughs occur easily with cards and board spaces that pose beer trivia questions and award (paper) cash prizes for singing four verses of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”

Around The House

$195 $165
Mark & Graham

Isn’t flat beer disappointing? Especially when you go to your fridge, expecting to be able to drink a chilled brew. This stainless steel and chrome growler claims to keep beer and other beverages carbonated for up to two weeks so you can turn an oldie into a freshie. It comes with a pressure gauge as well as an interchangeable tap handle. For a custom touch, get it monogrammed.

From $39
Etsy | Kitchen Bar Store

Anyone who has visited/worked in a bar with a neat logo on the glass knows those are the most coveted and tend to “walk away” the most frequently. This holiday season, make your buddy’s home bar glassware a collection to envy. Choose your etched glass design and font and, for that extra something special, get them a personalized shelftop beer barrel to store that fine piece of merch.

From $16
Uncommon Goods

We all have that friend who loves to learn and is always spouting off random trivia, especially once they’ve had a drink or two. Now, you can give them the ultimate educational drinking experience (or something to distract them!). With vintage imagery and text to match, these beer history pint glasses literally illustrate the origins of IPA, lager, pale ale, and pilsner. The glasses can be bought individually or as a set. They also come with fun fact cards, too, so you can learn while you drink (without trying to read the beer glass and risk spilling beer all over you!)

$26 (Pack of 4)
Uncommon Goods

Why do humans get all the fun? These beer bottle-shaped and sized birdseed cakes hang from above to bring your feather-y neighbors into your happy hour action. Handmade in the USA with sunflower seeds, white proso millet, red proso millet, chopped corn, cracked milo, wheat, plant-based edible glue and no real alcohol, these are safe for birds.

$6
Amazon

Have you ever wished you could make your beer taste better? Now you can, with science. This beer aerator uses ultrasonic vibrations to create an ideal foamy head, composing a sensational aromatic experience. You can even change the light color to match your mood. This could make you look cooler than the hero walking away from the explosion at the end of your favorite movie.

$24.99 $16.95
Amazon

This is no squishy bar koozie. Created for travel and the outdoors, the Brümate Hopsulator Bott'l Insulated Bottle Cooler is built with triple-insulated stainless steel to keep your beer up to 20 times colder than standard neoprene while standing up to even the most rugged drinking terrain. A locking mechanism holds the bottle tight – ensuring your beer stays in the cooler and doesn’t land on the ground. Bundle up a bunch of the 20 individual colors for a multi-person gift package for your family or beach house crew.

$29.95 (Pack of 2)
CORKCICLE.

For a more budget-friendly option for chilling your beverages, try the reusable Chillsner from Corkcicle. Simply freeze, slide into your 12-oz standard beer bottle like a straw, sip and enjoy. Never be without a cold beer again. Hand wash only.

$20
Uncommon Goods

Ahh, a nice day on the water but oh no! Your beer fell overboard! Normally, this would be a sad, sad day indeed but not if you thought ahead and equipped your beer with a Beer Preserver. This life jacket-inspired koozie not only keeps your beer cold, but it also keeps your beer from drowning. These year’s colors come in Varsity Blue, Keylime Green and Apricot Orange. Get some for your friends or as a white elephant gift and be the hero of the float trip.

$14.99
Amazon

Up your shower-beer game with a shower beer holder. This flexible silicone cup holder sticks to the wall so you no longer have to worry about mishaps like getting shampoo in your beer, knocking it over, or, gasp, dropping it. The manufacturer also recommends the holder for bathroom mirrors and boats.

From $389
OCC Outdoors

Want to be the talk of the tailgate? This remote-controlled cooler brings together the freedom of drinking beer as a legal adult with the nostalgic fun of playing with cars as a kid. Not only can it hold up to 30 cans, plus ice, and go up to 5 mph, you can deck the cooler out with a company logo or the personal artwork of your choice. So make whatever statement you want. Ours is, “We’ll have another beer, please.”

$28.50
Georgia Gifts & More

Have a friend who always smells like a brewery? Make it official by giving them this four-pack of soap bars handmade with beer. With some decorated to look like brands you’ll recognize, the soapmaker says the pack of Blue Ribbon, Oatmeal Stout, Orange Blossom Pilsner, and Raspberry Haze carries hints of “berries, citrus, warm oats and spicy chocolate.”

Clothing

$17.50
Amazon

For a cute and kitschy accessory, consider these festive beer earrings handmade from dollhouse or food miniatures by an Arizona mom-turned-jewelry crafter who quit corporate life to play with these types of bite-sized plastic toys. Little plastic mugs full of “beer” (AKA yellow resin) are just the thing to set an outfit apart at any beer festival or even just a Tuesday. After all, it is five-o-clock somewhere.

$34.99 $30
Girls In Craft

When Girls in Craft’s founder noticed that the higher number of female beer drinkers was not being matched by the availability of apparel for them, she took matters into her own hands, so to speak, to stitch together a unisex collection that includes stickers, t-shirts, and hoodies. This black hoodie shows the wearer’s support for women in craft beer while staying warm and comfy!

$34.99 $25
Crowns & Hops

Beer comes in every size, shape, and color…as do beer lovers. Equity and inclusion matters in the beer world and the Black owners of Crowns & Hops Brewing in LA know now is the time to make that statement heard. Proclaim your affinity loudly with this sweatshirt that trumpets, “Black People Love Beer,” and be ready to have some important and engaging conversations.

Books & Art

$23.78
Amazon

With so many excellent beer books on the market, it’s nearly impossible to recommend just one. We’re suggesting the newly revised and updated edition of The Complete Beer Course because it ranks among the most comprehensive while being both accessible to novices and interesting to connoisseurs. Author Joshua Bernstein, who contributes regular beer content to the New York Times, provides an in-depth dive into the pro-formas of proper beer drinking while making the process simple and easy to understand.

From $5
Pints and Panels

Decorating with beer has never been so educational. These colorful graphic prints from illustrator and Forbes contributor Em Sauter are a fun way to learn about beer styles, brands, glassware and key ingredients. Buy several associated prints to layer in an overflowing amount of information about a topic; for example, four prints each depicting a unique growing region paint an almost complete picture of the world of hops.

Note: Though not all products in this guide have been tested, we've thoroughly researched each and every single one.

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