There's nothing like an ice cold G&T in the sunshine, and with World Gin Day set to fall on 12 June 2021, we've rounded up the best gin gifts for the gin lover in your life! From novelty colour changing elixirs to gin recipe books, neon bar signs to personalised gin glasses and glitter filled gins, celebrate your favourite tipple in style.
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Best pink gin gifts
Todleys Pink Gin with 22 Carat Gold, £18, Bottle Bling
Todleys Pink Gin sparkles with 22 carat gold flakes. The definition of Insta-worthy, just imagine how glamorous it'll look in the glass.
Best lighter alcohol option
Pinkster Spritz, £27.95, Master of Malt
Pretty in pink but half the hangover - what could be better! Gin experts Pinkster have launched these delicious low-alcohol spirit spritzes, which not only look and taste delicious, but are also easy on the waistline too.
It comes in two pink flavours - Raspberry & Hibiscus and Elderflower & Raspberry and is a great option for people wanting to be mindful and healthy when it comes to drinking. A 25ml Pinkster Spritz measure has no more than 40 calories - that’s a third less calories than your average glass of wine. For a summer thirst quencher, Pinkster recommend serving with soda, a fresh lime garnish and heaps of ice.
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Best gin making kits
DIY Make Your Own Gin, £17, Etsy
Try your hand at mixology and make your own gin using this DIY kit. Boasting a variety of botanical blends, it's received a number of glowing five-star reviews and would make the most incredible gin gift.
The Artisan Colour Changing Gin Kit, £29.99, Firebox
This is not your ordinary gin! Containing everything needed to make a colour changing cocktail, just roundup some of your favourite gins and the kit will supply the rest, turning your drink blue, and then pink when combined with tonic.
Gin Botanicals and Infusions Kit, £23.99, Etsy
Infuse your gin with a selection of aromatic and fruity botanicals. From sweet and spicy notes to citrus and floral flavourings, this generous kit will allow you to create at least 24 bottles of your own gin.
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Mother of Pearl Cocktail Jigger & Spoon Set of Two, £29.50, Oliver Bonas
Oliver Bonas' barware is the definition of extra. The Mother of Pearl Cocktail Jigger & Spoon Set is boxed, ideal for gifting to your favourite cocktail connoisseur.
Best Global Gins
Bathtub Gin, £25 Master of Malt
Bathtub Gin is an award-winning craft gin, double infused for extra flavour - and it's handmade in Kent! Handcrafted from start to finish; first, an already delicious London Dry Gin is distilled in a copper-pot and infused with orange peel and five other carefully selected botanicals over a further seven days. The flavour is tasted regularly by hand to ensure that distinct Bathtub flavour!
As well as tasting sensational, this is a really special bottle of gin to look at too - every bottle is hand wrapped, strung and waxed - a decadent and special gift.
Bluecoat Gin, £31.95, Amazon
Bluecoat American Gin is made in Philadelphia, USA, and tastes as handsome as it looks. This classic dry gin brings plenty of juniper with big hits of zesty citrus, creating a wonderfully refreshing Gin & Tonic - perfect for a World Gin Day toast.
Kyrö Gin, £29.95, Master of Malt
How stylish is this gin bottle? Produced in Isokyrö, Finland, Kyrö Gin is made using rye grains and the finest local botanicals which give a nose of pine needles, sweet, citrus, cumin and juniper. This nordic gin works perfectly in a Gin & Tonic, garnished with rosemary and cranberries. Definitely a cocktail for Instagram!
Personalised gin gifts
Botanical Personalised Gin Glass, £22, Not On The High Street
For just £22 surprise them with a personalised gin glass. Your loved one's name will be carefully engraved in a lovely script font.
Personalised G&T Chopping Board, £11.95, Etsy
As all gin lovers know, the best G&T's always come with a refreshing slice of lemon or lime. A unique gift, this bespoke chopping board can be personalised with names and a quote of your choosing.
Best gin gifts for your home
Gin The Mood Cocktail Book, £7.99, Oliver Bonas
This trusty gin guide showcases 50 of the most opulent and delicious recipes - a must-have for any self-respecting ginthusiast.
Personalised Wooden Gin Bar, £91, Not On The High Street
Hosting a garden party? This stylish gin bar is the ultimate crowdpleaser. Arriving with three optic stands attached (which hold 70cl-1L bottles) and 3 x 25ml Beaumont measures, all you have to do is add the gin!
Gin Bar White Neon Sign, £95, Oliver Bonas
Transform your home into a modern cocktail bar with this neon sign.
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