When you find yourself with a Biblical scroll of a holiday gifting list with too many folks on it that have you tied up and twisted with what to get, turn to trusty bar gifts for an easy bailout. In a pinch, I’ve always found a special or top-shelf bottle of booze along with a vile of good bitters, mixing tool or set of sleek barware to be an easy gift win for an amateur bartender — or really anyone who likes to pour a drink at home on occasion.
But don’t just pull down the first cool-looking bottle of booze you come across. Consider the style of imbiber you’re shopping for and cobble together a great gift accordingly. Be it for a discerning whiskey nerd, a twirling tequila shooter or a well-mannered martini sipper, this list covers the bases for any type of cocktail enthusiast including holiday bar gifts for every budget, from stocking stuffers to proper splurges.