Give the gift of gin this Christmas with these fantastic festive treats

From mince pies to G&T tea, there's a gin based gift for all tastes and budgets this Christmas...

Published 13th Oct 2017
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Gin Advent Calendar

Picture: John Lewis

Count down the days to Christmas one mini bottle of Edinburgh Gin at a time thanks to this cute advent calendar.

Created exclusively for John Lewis, and priced at £100, the Edinburgh Gin Advent calendar contains 25 mini 5cl bottles showcasing the Edinburgh Gin range.

This includes their London Dry style gins – including the navy strength Cannonball and festive Christmas gin – and their popular fruit gin liqueurs such as Plum and Vanilla, and Raspberry, ready to be revealed behind each door.

12 Gins of Christmas

Picture: Eden Mill

If your taste for miniatures doesn't stretch to a daily gin then this Eden Mill 12 Gins of Christmas countdown is perfect.

The scaled down advent calendar features the results of a year’s experimentation from the entire Eden Mill team, with each miniature expression handpicked from a number of recipes trialled and created onsite at the St Andrews distillery.

The set – priced at £69 – sees established Eden Mill favourites Original Gin, Love Gin, Hop Gin and Golf Gin joined by some festive flavours – including Mulled Gin, Orange and Clove Gin and After Dinner Gin.

Other flavours include the Caribbean-inspired Slackwater Gin, cardamom-infused Rai Gin, the Mediterranean Botano Gin and the so-called ‘juniper monster’, the Juniper Trio Gin.

Gin Baubles

Picture: Pickerings gin baubles, Facebook

The must have gin item of last year, which sold out in record breaking time, is back again this Christmas.

The Pickering's Gin baubles, £30 for a pack of six, are filled with 50ml of gin and come in colourful, refillable baubles.

With such high demand last year, the distillery have been making this year's baubles since February and are set to sell a million.

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G&T Tea

Pick up a box of these G&T teabags for something non alcoholic, but no less gin-inspired this Christmas.

Available from Fortnum and Mason for £6.95, the teabags are a mix of green tea combined with juniper berries and botanicals, including coriander, fennel and lemon balm, which create a refreshing, alcohol free drink.

Gin Mince Pies

Picture: Aldi

Aldi are on top form this year with their budget friendly Christmas buys. From cost saving hampers to award-winning wines and spirits, the supermarket is the place to go for seasonal treats.

But it is these Sloe Gin Mince Pies, £2,29 for six, that will be top of the shopping list when they hit the shelves next month.

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Filled with a mincemeat and sloe gin filling, and topped with flaked almonds, the pies would be perfect with a cuppa or a hot gin punch.

The Ivy Centenary Gin

Picture: The Ivy Centenary Gin, supplied

John Lewis seems to be the place to go for exclusive gin gifts this Christmas as it will not only be stocking the Edinburgh Gin advent calendar, but also this special edition gin.

As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, The Ivy has partnered with award-winning Chase Distillery to handcraft a commemorative spirit; The Ivy Centenary Gin.

The Gin is available to purchase as a limited edition gift, priced at £50, and will make the perfect present for any gin aficionado.

Eteaket Isle of Harris Gin Tea

Picture: Isle of Harris Gin Tea, Eteaket

Eteaket have collaborated with Isle of Harris Gin Tea to create a ‘G&Tea', available now priced from £7.95.

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Using the unique botanicals harnessed by the Isle of Harris distillers in their incredible gin, this is a tea blend like no other, giving you all of the delicious, distinctive taste of the classic gin cocktail, without sore head the next day.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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