This post has been sponsored by Pernod Ricard USA. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Every year, I struggle to pick the perfect gift for the guys in my life: my brother in law, uncle, boyfriend, and even my clients! We have a small family, so we get a gift for each person and make it a really fun morning of breakfast around the tree while opening gifts. Whether it’s for a family member, a client, or a friend, I am one of those people who loves to get creative and find a meaningful gift that they’ll love.
Giving a guy a great bottle of alcohol always does the trick, but you have to be smart about what you’re giving to whom! I’ve rounded up a number of options for all the guys (and gals) out there, including some of my go-to’s (You can find at a Total Wine or BevMo! near you): Martell® Blue Swift, The Glenlivet® 14 Year Old, Chivas® Regal 13 Year Old and Jameson® Black Barrel—because we all know a great bottle of alcohol selected just for them would be better than a sweater!
For the goofball uncle
When you have a family that loves to laugh (and drink!), it’s essential to gift that guy with the growing jungalow a great bottle of Jameson Black Barrel. It’s the perfect sentiment given that it’s a bit different than regular Jameson, with a richer flavor and stronger sherry note.
For the sophisticated BIL
My brother in law is one of the hardest guys to shop for, mainly because he buys everything he ever wants himself. He’s a guy that likes the finer things in life but is also the one who watches sports on the regular, competes in some awesome BBQ competitions in Texas, and has his hands in a number of projects. So, in lieu of getting him another set of BBQ tongs or a sweater, I’m going with the new Martell® Blue Swift, just as cool and unique as he is! It’s the first-ever spirit drink made of cognac VSOP and finished in bourbon casks. This is also great because he can whip up cocktails to pair with his meals—he’s an awesome chef!
For the boyfriend (or girlfriend) who has everything:
What I like to get the person I’m spending the most time with is something that I, too, can benefit from! (It’s a brilliant idea, right!?!) So, for my boyfriend, I will be gifting him a bottle of The Glenlivet® 14 Year Old whisky, along with a great pair of glasses because a well-stocked bar not only makes for a happy bar but a happy girlfriend! This whisky is incredibly unique and one that he might not get himself. It’s to be enjoyed and sipped. With its flavors of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears, and chocolate-dipped raisins, it stands apart from everything else out there. The glasses just complement the full gift!
Personal recommendation: Get yourself a bottle, too, while you’re wrapping. The smooth finish and subtle sensation of spicy licorice make the Glenlivet® a great beverage to enjoy while wrapping all of those gifts!
For the client that you have no clue what to get them:
As I run my own consulting practice, I am constantly looking for holiday gifts for my clients, who range from cool female entrepreneurs to very corporate men and women. Selecting an exquisite alcohol for them is always a great gift, such as the Chivas® Regal 13 Year Old. This one, I’ll be gifting to one of my clients in the UK—who also happens to be a big sports fan. It celebrates Sir Alex Ferguson—not only a brilliant sportsman but also a man known for his rare genius, a man not forgotten—much the way in which you want your clients to feel! With its exceptionally smooth and mellow finish, this works well for the male or female scotch drinker!
Pick up the perfect gifts in-store or buy online at a Total Wine or BevMo! near you!