DrinkMelbourne’s Last Minute Gift Guide 2015

Presenting DrinkMelbourne’s 2015 last minute gift guide for sophisticated barflies.


 1. Tipsy – A drinker’s guide to wine, beer, whisky, gin, sake and more by Clare Burder of The Humble Tumbler – $24.95

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2. Denver & Liely – These strikingly shaped tumblers are designed to take the prefect nip of whisky and aroma. They also look pretty swish with other things poured into them – $50


3. White Possum – Australian-made craft spirits regularly delivered to your door via subscription? Merry Xmas indeed. – From $39 plus shipping


4. Four Pillars –  Notes of cinnamon, blood orange, clove and ginger in this peppy Spiced Negroni Gin will ensure your Xmas eve cocktails are extra festive – $85


5. The Rum Diary – If gin’s not your thing (you monster!) how about some Spiced Rum? This one’s flavoured with clove and a bunch of other festive spices in-house by Melbourne’s most devoted rum bar (if you’ve got extra cash to splash, they’ve also started a by-subscription rare rum delivery club)  – $75


6. Alquimie – A magazine subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. This beautiful publication is for smart sippers – From $18


7. Peninsula Hot Springs – The next best thing to bathing in red wine. The warm balm of the Peninsula Vine Massage includes anti-oxidant rich Shiraz grape skins sourced from local Mornington Peninsula vineyards. The also do a red grape wrap – From $108


 8. Salt&Pepper – It’s gold! It’s art deco! This Barcart bottle opener is also a perfect stocking stuffer or Kris Kringle present – $12.95


9. Vinotopia – Buy your bicycling friend this leather wine carrier by Oopsmark. Then invite them on a jaunty picnic in the new year –  $49.90


10. Secret Bottle – Wine tasting in your PJs is the very best kind of wine tasting. Secret Bottle delivers teaser test tubes of Australian wine plus tasting notes to your door each month – $24.95


11. Mankind – We have a feeling that this one will be particularly handy come Jan 1. This South Yarra spa offers ‘Hair of the Dog’ treatments for him including massage, facial, eye treatment and a dose of Vit C – $240


12. Milan Direct – Practical and amusing, these moustache drink markers will make even the most uncouth party guest look hirsutely posh – $12 ($7.90 on sale now)


13. Craft Beer Bones – Don’t forget your furry friends (or their humans) this Xmas. These treats use spent craft beer grains from 4 Pines Brewery. They’re sustainably-minded too – $14


14. D.Line – We’re not saying you should, but you could mix up a batch of cocktails and pop them in these expensive-looking, wood-grain, insulated drink bottles for an adult picnic and nobody would suspect a thing – $19.95


 15. The Champagne Guide – This guide to all things bubbly by Tyson Stelzer is a fitting addition for your French-obsessed friend’s bookshelf or coffee table – $49.95


16. The Wondersnack Co. – Foodie friends may love you/curse you for introducing them to Wondersnack’s Bourbon & Bacon popcorn or their The Hangover peanuts (coated in duck fat and maple syrup fyi) – From $8.95


17. Limedrop Nails – This luxe Shiraz-hued polish is inspired by one of the country’s best and oldest wine regions, the Barossa Valley – $12


18. Lustre Melbourne – We’ll take our Champagne any which way we can. Even if it’s in burnable form mixed with wild berries and “served” in copper or marble – From $49.95


19. Runa Klock – These stunning carved drinks rocks  by Norwegian designer Runa Klock are works of art when viewed by themselves. They are, quite literally, cool – $35


20. Miss Poppy Design – All day. Everyday. Karen Walker is our muse – $22

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