Xmas Gifts for Bartenders

by Lindsay Nader

" Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the bar,
Barkeeps were stirring in their new Yarai jars."

Christmas cometh! Is your sweetie, sibling or buddy a bartender or cocktail geek?
Here's a list of gifts they'll love.

 GeekStuff4U makes Bullet Ice cube trays. ($47.00)

 Hipflask UK crafts beautiful handmade pewter, stainless steel and sterling silver flasks for men and woman. Customizable and appropriate for any budget, you're looking at dropping an average of $38. (Please note this is a UK company so order appropriately for delivery!)

Ready to ditch the mustache? Edwin Jagger is the master of the wet shave. 3 piece sets retail for around $125.00. Select hand made accessories like razors, brushes, all natural soaps, creams and aftershave lotions are also available.  A clean shaven guy whose face smells good? Yes please!

Denim aprons are all the rage, but it's leather that separates the men from the boys. This full leather apron is handmade in Shropshire, England. (£60.00 – order soon from this England company to ensure holiday delivery)

Glassware for Him -Williams-Sonoma offers monogrammed highball and double rocks glasses. (A set of four goes for $59.00)

 Glassware for Her - Anthropologie currently stocks the "Horta Collection," which includes a water, wine, champagne and tumbler piece, made of skillfully etched glass and dishwasher safe. When I found this set I freaked out and bought it for myself. ($12 per glass)

kitchen-hills.com sells a set of "pierce cocktail picks" in the shape of darts. It ships within 24 hours and is on sale for around $16.00. Throw some fun at that serious cocktail.

Alwayshappyhour.com stocks old school pewter Pirate Sword cocktail picks sold in 6 packs and currently on sale for $12.71. Good deal!

There's something so Trustafarian-Goth about this gold-plated Baron Strainer from Cocktail Kingdom, it really makes me thirsty. ($34.95 each) Pair it with this Serpent-tongued gold barspoon. ($17.95 each)

The Breville Stainless Steel Juice & Blend  is a commercial grade, easy to use juicer and blender in one. This product is BANANAS. Pun intended. Sur La Table sold so many last year that Breville gave them an exclusive sale price of $449.95.

Give a ridiculous bottle of f*ck-off (as in big and intimidating) champagne and ring in the new year like Jay-Z and Beyonce. This Ultra Luxury Cuvée comes in a gold bottle marked with an A for "Ace of Spades." ($249.00)

Get your James Bond on with this 17-piece Pro Bar Set from Über Bar Tools. Oh you're so good at your job. ($375.00)

How about 17-layer hammered steel Damascus Knives? Hubba Hubba. These babies ship out of Canada, and a set of 3 goes for $253.95.

The iSi Twist 'n Sparkle! This direct carbonation system is powered by recyclable CO2 chargers, and allows you to carbonate full cocktails at a time. You're welcome. ($49.95)

Krups Coffee and Spice Grinder is the perfect duo for when you're dragging your a** out of bed and need to wake up to prep spices for your spirit infusion. You've got your sh!t together. ($19.99)

I love both these Steamer Trunk home bars so much, I couldn't decide between the 2. Choose your adventure...

Sherlock Holmes would reach for a bottle of Absinthe stored in this Adira Trunk Bar Cabinet. ($1,750.00)

Indiana Jones would keep scotch and American whiskey in this Polished Steel and Top Grain Analine Leather home bar, comes in red and blue. ($4,075.00)

Happy shopping!

Read more from Advice.