Skip To Content

    21 Gifts For The Friend That Actually Hosts Cocktail Parties

    All things your boozy friends and family will love, and that won't break the bank.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pretty cocktail book filled with great recipes.

    The book comes with classic drink recipes like Moscow mules and whiskey sours, plus lesser-known cocktails.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

    2. A set of large ice cube trays.

    I truly believe these are essential when drinking any cocktail with ice. Because the cubes are fairly big, the ice melts slowly and doesn't water down drinks!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    3. A set of nautical whiskey stones.

    We've all seen whiskey stones, but have your ever seen NAUTICAL whiskey stones?!

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $14.95.

    4. A 9-piece copper shaker set that comes with all the accessories.

    OH, AND IT'S SO PRETTY! This set comes with a muddler, cocktail spoon and fork, a strainer, and other accessories.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    5. A set of mixology dice that will give you new cocktails to try.

    This looks like a great way to get drunk fast. I'm here for it.

    Get an 8-piece set from Uncommon Goods for $24.

    6. A wine bottle cooler (that doubles as a vase!).

    Just pop this pretty little thing in the refrigerator to cool and then use it to keep wine chilled.

    Get it from Amazon or Jet for $22.95.

    7. A set of Himalayan salt shot glasses.

    I internally and externally FREAKED out when I saw these!!! I don't even think I have to convince you to buy these, they speak for themselves.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $20.99.

    8. A wood serving tray to put (your new set of Himalayan salt) shot glasses in.

    The tray comes with a separate slot for a salt shaker and bowl.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.89 or Jet for $34.95.

    9. A fun set of cocktail bitters.

    Give the people what they want (!): The option to choose from different bitters when a recipe calls for it. Your gift recipient can choose from orange, ginger lemon, citrus, aromatic, and smoked chili.

    Get this set from Uncommon Goods for $34.99.

    10. A cocktail glass rimmer and a pack of margarita salt. /

    Ok, this might be a little extra, but it's great for the friend who already has all the gadgets, accessories, and a well-stocked bar.

    Get the glass rimmer from Amazon or Jet for $8.80, and the margarita salt for $6.33.

    11. A crystal liquor decanter with engraved labels.

    Something about this just screams, "HEEEEEY, I am so classy!!!!!"

    Get the decanter from Amazon for $19.98, or the decanter and the labels for $34.98.

    12. An electric wine bottle opener.

    Not the most ~exciting~ gift, but these are SO UNDERRATED. The amount of corks I have ripped to pieces justifies its existence for everyone.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.38.

    13. A set of wine glasses with a built-in decanter.

    The central cell of the glass releases the wine's aromas and flavors, and just makes the entire drinking experience that much better. I guarantee you the wine lover in your life does not have anything like this in their cabinets!

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $55.95.

    14. A galvanized beverage ice bucket that pretty much ensures everyone at your party gets drunk.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    15. A set of flavor infused ice cubes that takes drinks to the next level.

    All you have to do is freeze and pop them out of the package into your drink! You can pick from peach, cucumber watermelon, or blood orange.

    Get a set from Uncommon Goods for $16.00.

    16. A bar marquee light sign.

    Get it from Target for $28.49.

    17. A retro-style, tin shots sign.

    My dad "collects" shot glasses. And by that he means he's constantly breaking them, so I am always sending him more. This is a great gift for the one person in your life who has a big whiskey glass collection.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A whiskey glass that's a little snazzier than a standard one.

    I actually got this for my boyfriend a while back, and he loves it! The ice melts slowly so it doesn't water down the drink. Plus, it just looks so sleek and classy!

    Get one from Amazon for $17.95, or a 4-pack for $69.95.

    19. A set of these diagram glasses that shows you how to make the perfect bloody Mary.

    Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    20. A small blender that can easily whip up a frozen cocktail (or smoothie!).

    The perfect gift for your margarita-lovin' friend.

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in seven colors) .

    21. And a wood wine rack that fits nicely on countertops or bar carts.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    Do your holiday shopping with BuzzFeed. Check out all of our gift guides here!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form