Forget the fancy cocktails – for beer drinkers, crafting the perfect drink is as simple as pouring a cold one. Connoisseurs will know that a lot goes on behind the scenes to make their favorite brews – whether they’re national favorites or small-batch local creations – so spectacular.
For anyone who doesn’t know the difference between a lager and an ale or who couldn’t pick an IPA out of a lineup, the idea of finding the perfect present for their favorite beer aficionado can be intimidating. After all, you want to get them something they like – but navigating the world of hops and malts and worts can be tricky. And it only gets worse when you’re short on time.
Not to fear. We’ve put together a list of some of the best last minute gifts for a beer drinker you can find, including:
It’s a lot to get through, so let’s “hop” right in!
When shopping for an expert in anything – beer included – gift cards are a great option. Despite having a reputation as being a boring gift, studies have shown that many people would actually prefer to receive a gift card than a physical gift. And when you put a gift card at the fingertips of a beer aficionado with GiftYa, they can spend it any way they want.
GiftYa digital gift cards can be personalized and sent in seconds, and the catalog includes thousands of local and national brands. Whether they prefer grabbing a beer at the local brewery after work or ordering some custom steins to sip their current collection, you’re sure to find something they’ll love.
Not sure where to start? Consider a couple of these options for last minute designer gifts in our catalog:
Not feeling the digital options? You can always customize a physical Visa gift card with Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, too. Just choose a photo of one of your favorite memories together for the front, add a personal message, and a physical card is on its way.
We’ll call this one a BIY gift – Brew It Yourself. With the premium ingredients in this starter kit, your resident beer drinker’s new favorite beverage might be the one they concoct themselves. It comes with everything you need to get started, from the brew kettle and fermenter to hops and beer yeast. Plus, you can choose from a few delicious flavors – Block Party Amber Ale, Chinook IPA, or Hank’s Hefeweizen – so you know you’re getting your favorite beer drinker something they’ll enjoy. With this product, you could craft your own smoothie brews or experiment with unique flavors like avocado and honey.
Everyone knows that beer tastes better out of a glass. Unfortunately bottles aren’t always an option, and neither is making the drive to your local watering hole for a beer fresh from the tap. That’s where this handy Canned Beer Draft System comes into play.
This nifty little device uses ultrasonic vibrations to create a dense microfoam, boosting the flavor and improving the drinking experience for any old can of beer you have at home. Most beer cans fit in the system, including 16.9oz “tall boys.” Just place your can into the base and pull the handle – the Canned Beer Draft System does the rest.
When it comes to keeping things cool, YETI is the biggest name in the game. Coolers, buckets, drinkware, they’ve got it all. Including the fanciest beer koozie we’ve ever seen. While most drink holders are primarily designed to keep your hand from getting too cold, this can cooler is specifically designed to keep your drink from getting warm. Plus, the no-sweat design keeps your hand from getting covered in condensation, too.
The best part? You can customize the front with one of YETI’s expertly created designs, your own text, or custom image of your choosing, which means you can tailor this gift to any situation you might be searching for a gift to celebrate.
Ahem. *sings* Twelve bottles of beer at the door, twelve bottles of beer…
What do beer drinkers love even more than cracking open a cold one? Cracking open a cold one they’ve never tried before! If the beer drinker in your life has sampled all of the porters, IPAs, and lagers their local beer distributor has in stock, a Beer of the Month Club subscription could be just the thing they need to broaden their horizons.
Each month, Beer of the Month delivers 12 bottles of unique, premium quality craft beers from small brewing companies all over the country. Created by experts who know and love finding good beers, the boutique brews in this subscription are sure to get your beer drinker’s stamp of approval.
Plus, it makes a great last minute gift. You can send an announcement by email to the lucky recipient in seconds including a personal message and details about their subscription and delivery schedule, so they’ll know about your present in an instant.
If your beer drinker’s food of choice to go with a cold craft brew is a juicy, mid-rare burger or a meat lover’s pizza, this one will make all of their dreams come true. Each beef jerky flower bouquet is artfully arranged in a sturdy beer mug vase. It arrives pre-assembled, so all you have to do is slide your gift out of the box.
This gift is as delicious as it is unique. Choose from 8 steps or a full dozen in four tasty flavors – original, teriyaki, hot, or mixed. And once the flowers have been devoured, your favorite beer drinker can use their mug again and again.
Enjoying a beer can be a downright zen experience – sitting out on your porch, frosty mug in hand, unwinding after a long day as the sun sinks down over the hills… or, it can be a lot of fun. This beer stick syringe is the perfect party favor for any high-energy beer drinker in your life. Great for block parties, picnics, tailgates, and more.
The durable, compact design makes it easy to bring the Bierstick wherever the night takes you, and the friction-fit mouthpiece makes it convenient to clean.
Has your beer drinker tried all there is to try stateside? Maybe it’s time to take their search for the best beer global. This beautifully arranged gift basket comes with everything they need to take their taste buds on a journey – six carefully selected beers from some of the best breweries in the world, paired with a curated offering of gourmet snacks.
Wanna extend the journey? Gourmet Gift Baskets also offers an expanded 12 beer gift bucket for even more beer tasting fun.
On a quest to quench their thirst with the best brews around? Consider this their starter kit. Not only does it come with a personalized, insulated double-walled mini keg growler to keep 64oz of their next beer pick cold and bubbly, it’s got everything they need to record their findings.
The 33 Bottles of Beer journal will help them keep track of the textures and flavors they encounter on their journey so that – one day – they can crown what they believe to be The Best Beer Ever.
Round out the gift crate with two stainless steel pint glasses and a bag of brew candy, and you’ve got a gift they’ll definitely love.
Haven’t quite found the perfect present for your favorite beer drinker? Then maybe it’s best to keep it simple and get them something you know for sure they’re going to enjoy – beer. Whether you grab a six pack on your way to see them and spend some quality time knocking them back together or you take them out to the local brewery for a flight of the newest brews on tap, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
Wanna wrap it all up with a bow, or at least a little personalization? Consider texting them a gift card to their favorite local brewery with GiftYa so they can sample something new whenever they’d like.
Finding the perfect gift for a beer lover can be tricky, particularly if you aren’t an aficionado yourself. No matter what your familiarity is with craft brews, we hope that the ideas on this list have given you some gifting inspiration.
Don’t forget – the GiftYa catalog has thousands of local and national brands, including plenty of local restaurants, brewpubs, and bars. So if you haven’t quite found something you want to give on this list, check out the full catalog to find the perfect present.
Good luck and happy gifting!