If you're on the lookout for a present for a member of your family or a friend who likes a drop of ale and are looking for some buying advice, we've picked out some of the best gifts for beer lovers currently available online.
Our beer-soaked gift bonanza covers options for every budget and includes ideas for all kinds of ale, whether that's a tasty IPA, lager or stout. If your dad prefers non-alcoholic beer, then we also have options here too.
So take a look at our list below where you'll discover our recommendations, plus we also have some great online booze delivery service options too which should put a frothy smile on their faces.
Best gifts for beer lovers: Gift guide
Iron Maiden have added a delicious stout to their ever-growing army of Trooper beers. Once again created by singer Bruce Dickinson in partnership with Robinsons Brewery, Fear Of The Dark (4.5% ABV) is full-bodied and rich in flavour, with none-too-subtle hints of coffee and dark-roasted chocolate.
Seeing as it's so moreish, why not treat your friends or family to an 8-bottle crate. If you're lucky, he might even share them with you.
Some people say that getting socks as a gift is kind of boring. But when the socks in question come in a canister with two cans of beer – in this case, a Goose Island Midway session IPA and a Camden Hells lager – well, that's a different matter entirely. The fact that the socks also look like beer is an added bonus... well, we think so anyway.
If one of your friends or family is really into their beer and is stuck for things to do, Justin Kennedy's vast tome The Bucket List: Beer is perfect for planning and lists no fewer than 1000 boozy adventures, from pub crawls to pop-up beer gardens, brewery tours to Bavarian knees-ups. With beautiful photographs throughout, this should keep whoever you buy it for busy for some time.
“Do you feel lucky, punk?” That's what you can ask your friend when you present them with this BrewDog Punk IPA Beer Making Kit. And their answer will almost certainly be “Hell, yes I am!” because this beautiful craft beer gift – produced by said Scottish company in collaboration with the Brooklyn BrewShop – will enable your father to make eight pints of this caramel-and- tropical-fruit-infused tipple in the comfort of his own home. Lucky indeed.
BACtrack’s smartphone breathalyser removes the guesswork as to whether or not you're over the limit the next morning. It connects to a mobile via Bluetooth and will provide a police-grade blood alcohol content (BAC) reading in seconds. If you are over the limit, this device will even estimate when the user's levels will drop to zero again.
When we were kids, having a Soda Stream on the kitchen worktop felt like the coolest thing ever. Well, here's the grown-up equivalent: the Fizzics DraftPour takes any can or bottle of beer, and instantly turns it into a beautifully refreshing draft.
Simply pull the lever and this USB or battery-powered device will serve up a pub-style pint in seconds. The days of handing out warm stubbies at parties are well and truly over.
This T-rex bottle opener is created by All Things Brighton Beautiful, with the kitchen-top carnivore sculpted from cast iron and features robust teeth that'll tear off your dad's bottle top without mercy.
It'll also serve as an effective deterrent against insects and spiders – unless, of course, they have a bottle that needs opening.
Whether your intended present receiver enjoys sitting on the beach, lazing on a sun lounger or grilling meat on the BBQ, there's nothing like a cold beer to cool things down on a hot summer's day. This stainless steel can and bottle cooler will keep cans nice and chilled. It comes in a variety of different colours and holds 330ml/400ml cans, and 330ml bottles. The can or bottle is held in place by a grip lock lid so your dad can flip those burgers without dropping his precious brew.
If the T-rex bottle opener is a bit too tacky, how about this for a classy alternative? Easily attaching to a kitchen wall, this distressed wood and cast iron contraption enables users to hook off their bottle top with a simple, one-handed motion.
It collects the discarded tops in a tray at the bottom, too, meaning you won't have to get out the dustpan and brush once the party's over – and it makes it safe the next morning for walking in bare feet!
More often than not, scratchcards end in disappointment – so why not give something to scratch off that'll actually bring a smile to their face? As the name suggests, this 100 World Beers Bucket List Poster features a century of ales from across the globe, the idea being that you reveal the picture of each one after you've located it on your travels and sampled it.
Exercise or beer? What a decision to have to make! Make things easier by giving them something that'll enable them to do both things at once. With a capacity of 24oz – that's just over a pint – this dumbbell-shaped beer glass can get quite heavy, making it the perfect accessory for a workout.
All they'll have to do is lift it to their lips every now and again, and before they know it they'll have biceps like Arnie. And when you factor in trips back and forth from the fridge, it's the ultimate beer workout!
If there's one thing that's going to get your booze-loving friendin the mood for a night out, it's dowsing themselves in shower gel that looks like beer. Fitted with a hook so they can hang it up as they lather, this bottle-shaped bathroom accessory contains 300ml of liquid soap (not beer-scented) that you could easily mistake for lager. And when they stumble in for a slash at 3am, they probably will.
Best gifts for beer lovers: Order booze online
- Amazon (opens in new tab): Beer! Wine! Sprits!
- Beelivery (opens in new tab): Beers, whisky and snack delivered to you door
- Beer Hawk (opens in new tab): Everything from kegs and cases, to low-alcohol brews
- The Bottle Club (opens in new tab): Fizz, limited editions, snacks and more
- BrewDog (opens in new tab): Craft beer made easy
- The Drink Shop (opens in new tab): Mixers, barware, beer, wine and more
- Drinkwell (opens in new tab): Low-carb ales, cider and beer
- Drizly (US) (opens in new tab): Beer, wine and liquor delivered in less than an hour
- Flavourly (opens in new tab): Craft beer delivered to your door
- Honestbrew: Beers, mixed cases, gifts and more