Beer Lovers Gift Guide

Stumped on what to get the beer lover in your life this holiday season? We've got an array of gifts for every price range and every taste. 

By: Jacquelyn McGilvray

Photo By: jmcgilvray

Photo By: jmcgilvray

Beer Jelly

Yes, you can have beer for breakfast! Slather it right on your toast with these delicious preserves handcrafted in Vermont. Craft beers are used to give the jellies a malty sweetness with hop profiles of different beer styles. The jellies make a great accompaniment to cheese platters, meat glazes, cocktails and salad dressings. They can also be used for baking (like peanut butter and porter muffins) or try a grown-up pb&j! $28 (set of four); UncommonGoods

The Proper Glass

Don't let your love ones make the faux pas of pouring a good beer into the wrong glass. This chalkboard-style infographic poster illustrates the best glass for each beer type. The poster is professionally printed on 8-1/2” x 11” coated silk card stock with vivid, fade-resistant, matte dry ink. $11.75; Esty

Floating Beer Pong and Drink Cooler

This inflatable beer cooler is perfect for a day at the lake or a pool party. It’s made of heavy-duty vinyl that can hold up to 12 cans and plenty of ice. It features four cup holders for an impromptu game of beer pong. The cooler is equipped with a grommet to tie it up so it’s always within arm’s reach. $28.49; Kegworks

International Beer Tours

Take your beer-lover on the ultimate beer vacation. BeerTrips.com arranges tours to great places where beer is more than just a beverage, it's part of the history and culture. Discover the rich tradition of brewing in Belgium, tour an ale-making Trappist monastery, try fresh pils in Prague, or sing your heart out under an Oktoberfest tent in Munich. You can pick from one of BeerTrips' prearranged tours, or if you have your own group of 6–16, they’ll create a custom European or North American tour for you. Prices vary; BeerTrips

Beer Shirts

Most beer drinkers have a good sense of humor. Share a laugh with your beer buddy with one of these funny shirts:

Hopaholic: $15; Starstruck Industries

IPA: $19; Otzi Shirts

Namaste, Peace/Love/Beer, and Morehops Universtiy: $20/each; Brewershirts

Beer and Wine Lollipops

Candy meets beer in these gourmet lollipops. Made with real beer, a six-pack of lollies contains two of each stout, lager and IPA. Wine flavors are also available. If you’re feeling really handy, learn how to make your own wine lollipops. $13 (six-pack); Kegworks

Chillin' Beer Glasses

These freezable beer glasses ice the outside of your beverage, not the inside. They will cool your drink down to just above freezing and will keep it cool for up to two hours. The silicone base acts as a built-in coaster to prevent condensation from escaping and it also protects your hands from the chill. $35 (two 12-oz glasses); Rabbit

Cheers Pendant Necklace

Wear a little cheer close to your heart with this adorable pendant that proclaims “prost”, the German word for cheers. The prost charm is also available as a key ring. Starting at $15; Etsy

Beer of The Month Club

Give your beer-loving friend the gift of beer, on a monthly basis. There are a few different clubs you can join. You can get a monthly shipment of just U.S. hand-crafted beers, all international beers of a combination of the two. There is even a rare beer club that features limited-release or exclusive beers from around the world. Starting at $28; The Beer of the Month Club

Bottle Opener Accessories

If you know someone who enjoys their beer on go, give them a church key that is easy to travel with.

Bottle opener flip-flops: $55; Reef

Handlebar Pub Nub: $20; UncommonGoods

Bottle-Opening Sunglasses: $30; UncommonGoods

Guinness hat with opener: $25; BeerTees

Necktie with built-in bottle opener: $30; Monday Night Brewing

All You Need to Know About Beer

This beer diagram explains the 16 distinct types of beer and their origin, then it breaks down even further into nearly 40 more subcategories. Each of the final beer-types is then marked with three examples of that beer, as well as an icon depicting the type of glass that the beer should be served in. Starting at $25 (varies by size); CrateStyle

DIY Beer

A beer-making kit is the perfect gift for a friend if you also like beer. They'll likely share the finished product with you, but you won’t have to do any of the work (unless of course you offer to help). This kit includes all the basic equipment, ingredients and instructions for a single batch. The equipment can be reused to brew additional batches, just buy more ingredients. $45; William-Sonoma

Patio Table Cooler

This outdoor table is an eight-gallon cooler and a trendy cocktail table all in one. The handsome woven texture is made from a weather-resistant resin. The lid can be propped 10 inches above the rim for a small, handy table that makes it easy to grab an ice-cold beverage. $76; ATGStores

Beer Sling Cooler

Is that a yoga mat on your back? Going fly fishing? Nope, it's a cleverly concealed, portable cooler. This insulated hemp sling pack holds a cold six pack of your favorite beverage for a backcountry adventure or trip to the park. The full-length zippered pouch is ideal for toting standard cans or tallboys, the adjustable shoulder strap ensures comfortable carrying, and the waterproof, seam-sealed lining contains any condensation or spills. $25; UncommonGoods

Cup Caddy for Kegs

Make life easy for your party guests by strapping the cups onto the keg. The Keg Buddy cup sleeve is made of waterproof canvas and easily clips directly on to a keg or cooler. It hold up to 50 18-oz plastic cups. Use the sleeve as storage so you be ready for a party at a moment’s notice. $14; KegWorks

Das Boot

With its playful shape and generous size, this novelty glass makes an ideal gift for the beer lover on your list. To make it more personal, you can have it engraved. $20 (45-oz vessel); Pottery Barn

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