The countdown is ON to the holidays, and if you’re anything like us you have a bunch of beer lovers on your list! We’re always on the hunt for the most unique beer gifts for friends and family. But what do beer lovers really want?
Sure, you can grab them a case of their favourite beer, or that coveted new release, but if you want to gift something really unique, we’ve got a few ideas. Think beyond glassware and bottle openers with this top ten roundup of our favourite out of the box gifts for beer lovers this holiday season!
And why not snag something for yourself while you’re at it?
Call us biased but we are lowkey obsessed with our Hazy Days sweatpants! They are comfy cozy while still looking stylish with a thick high waistband and tapered leg. Oh, and POCKETS! Your recipient can show off their status as a Beer Drinking Lady in a subtle way with a cute little logo on the thigh.
High Gravity Supply Co. is known for small batch craft beer focused streetwear, and have tons of cool designs featuring mash paddles, regulators & more brewing geekery. We love all the fun details in the card on the back of this tee, and that it doesn’t immediately scream ‘beer merch!’ Yet it’s perfect for sparking conversations with your fellow beer nerds – if ya know, ya know!
We are not above the emotional pull of nostalgia, which is why we are such fans of Town Brewing’s new retro inspired merch! Town (based in Whitby ON) have really nailed it with these adorable tees bringing to mind old school cartoon characters with a beer-y twist. If you’re scooping up this tee, why not add on some of their awesome brews? Outside Jokes is a personal fave.
We fell in love with Meaty and Mae (named for artist Meagan & her adorable cat Meatball) and her artwork over Instagram. The colour palate & cozy vibes bring to mind that fashionable friend of yours who has an apartment full of plants and always has an excellent brew to share. We included this sweet print in one of our Mystery Boxes, and this and all of her designs make a great gift for someone whose New Year goal is to re-decorate their place in style.
Collective Arts has always been known for featuring tons of amazing work from independent artists on their cans, but did you know you can also purchase prints of those pieces? Choose from a high quality print, or upgrade to canvas for something a little fancier. With over 100 pieces in many different styles, there truly is something for everyone. Plus how fun would it be to gift the artwork alongside the beer it appears on?
Colourful polymer clay earrings are all the rage right now and these cute studs combine that trend with your love of beer. The Hoppiest Shop is a one woman operation by Sabrina whose cheeky designs are made for women & femme folks who love beer. She handmakes these hop inspired earrings so each pair is unique! But don’t stop there, the shop has tons of other adorable designs on apparel, accessories and more. We mayyyyy have ordered the Bad Bitch Beer Club keychains for our whole crew.
Designer and Metalsmith Hilary (@prettypennie on Instagram) creates beautiful, wearable artwork, crafting each piece by hand at her bench. One of her first projects was the Pretty Hoppy line, featuring jewelry inspired by hops, growlers and beer bottles. There are tons of fans of these pieces throughout the industry, and you may have seen her at our events. She is retiring these designs, so this is your last chance to snag one of her beautiful pieces. Plus they’re on for 10% off, and 5% of your purchase will support Sea Shepherd Global, fighting to conserve our oceans. But once they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t wait!
MADE WITH BEER
If there’s someone on your list who is ALL about self care, you need to introduce them to Sage & Thistle Handmade Goods! Mikael has popped up with her artisanal soaps and natural body & home goods at a number of our events and made fans of all of us. She’s crafted (get it?) some awesome soaps with our collab brews – they happen to make great stocking stuffers!
Jacquie of The Bakers Bar is another mainstay at our events. If you haven’t tried her incredible cupcakes made with local craft beer you are missing out! The only thing we love more than beer are sweets, so order some treats based around your favourite beer style. Or if you prefer to do your own baking, you can grab her cupcake mix in our swag shop. Just BYOB!
10) Beer Jellies
For something more savory, grab Malty & Hoppy Delicacy’s beer jellies, made from local craft beers with a French twist. Made with quality ingredients with rich flavours that also happen to be low in sugar. They go great on sandwiches or with a festive charcuterie platter.
If all these options are making your head spin, pop over to the Value Pack section of our swag shop! We’ve pulled together our favourite swag pieces to make gift giving a breeze. Plus, you get a sweet deal when you buy everything together – win-win!