Best gifts for beer lovers 2023: Present ideas for your ale-loving friends

Best gifts for beer lovers
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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.

For more present ideas, check out our favourite gifts for music lovers and Christmas gifts for metalheads.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Gift guide

Best gifts for beer lovers: Iron Maiden beer

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1. Iron Maiden beer set

Maiden and Robinsons Brewery continue to add volume to the beer market

From: Amazon

A really tasty stout
Maiden fans will love the label
Another fine addition to the band's range
We'd like the ABV to be a little higher to give it more of a kick

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Beer and socks canister

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2. Beer and socks canister

Your friends can keep their toes warm while downing a cold one

Available from: Beer Hawk

Keep feet warm while supping ale
Decent selection of brews
OK, we'll admit - it's a bit of a gimmick

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: The Bucket List: Beer

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3. The Bucket List Beer: Beer-Themed Adventures

Unforgettable stories from throughout the beer universe

Available from: Amazon

Packed full of information and cracking images
Plan a brilliant beer adventure
Your friend could spend all their holiday time away exploring!

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: BrewDog: Beer making kit

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4. BrewDog home-brew kit

A great gift for a friend who likes to brew up their own beer

From: Firebox

Eight pints of fine craft ale
Makes a very tasty drop
Not accessible as having a few cans in the fridge

“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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: BACTrack

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5. Smartphone breathalyser

It's better to be cautious - even if you've had just had a small drink

From: Amazon

A good way to test levels the day after a night in the pub
It's a bit on the pricey side for what it is

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Fizzics Draftpour

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6. Fizzics DraftPour draft beer server

A pub-style pint at home? Where do we sign up?

From: Amazon

Makes a decent pint
Great for late summer get togethers
Not quite the same as a trip down the pub
It's a bit on the large side

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Dinosaur Bottle Opener

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7. Dinosaur Bottle Opener

Put a Jurassic roar into your friend's pour

From: Not On The High Street

Add novelty value to any kitchen
It's always handy having a bottle opener
Can we have a Triceratops version please?
Yeah, it's a bit of a gimmick

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Coolerr Classic can & bottle cooler

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8. Coolerr Classic can & bottle cooler

A great gift for keeping brews nice and cold

From: Amazon

Say goodbye to carting a massive cooler around with you
Easy to store when not in use
You might need more than one
A fridge will do it better

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Wooden Bottle Opener

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9. Vintage-style wooden bottle opener

Add a touch of class to a home bar

From: Amazon

Simple to use
No nonsense design
It might look a bit dated on some bars

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!

Best gifts for beer lovers: 100 World Beers Bucket List Poster

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10. Beer bucket list poster

Tick off the beers on this nifty bit of wall furniture

From: Menkind

It's like the best scratchcard ever
Acts like a personal beer journal
It could take a while to complete

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.

Best gifts for beer lovers: Beer dumbbell

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11. Dumbbell beer glass

Combine exercise with drinking beer. What could possibly go wrong?

From: Getting Personal

Get ripped while drinking
Eye-catching design
A little unwieldy
Best not take it to the gym, eh?

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!

Best gifts for beer lovers: Beer shower gel

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12. Beer shower gel

Get a big night out off to the best possible start

From: Amazon

Clean and crisp design
Novelty value is A+
It doesn't actually smell like beer
Maybe that's a good thing - especially if working in the morning

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.

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Paul Dimery

Paul has spent the past eight years testing and writing about gadgets and technology for the likes of Louder, T3 and TechRadar. He might not have the wealth or the looks of Tony Stark, but when it comes to knowing about the latest cool kit, Paul would surely give Iron-Man a run for his money. As for his musical leanings, Paul likes everything from Weyes Blood to Nirvana. If it's got a good melody, he's on board with it.

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