Every authentic vodka lover is a discerning drinker that appreciates the best that life has to offer. Well…not every vodka drinker. Some just like to get f**ked up, and that’s cool too!
But a true vodka enthusiast understands that every brand has a distinctive character, a flavor that only a true believer can distinguish. Some vodka brands have a silky soft mouthfeel with faint notes of sweet liquorice and some consider it among the purest of spirits.
We all have friends that are true to the vodka tradition, who take their time to savor the vodka moment like a monk in meditation. These are the people that appreciate perfection, so getting gifts for vodka enthusiast is no easy task.
With this in mind, which would be the best vodka gift for them? Strangely, most gifts online seem geared towards Whiskey lovers, but these often make for great Vodka gifts too. Here are our favorite gift ideas:
The Best Gifts For Vodka Lovers You can Give
There are tales told by some vodka enthusiasts of yore that suggest it was invented as medicine. That explains why vodka is an excellent tension reliever and disinfectant.
Vodka has some claim to various applications that were mostly medicinal. For example, did you know that vodka was initially sold as a wonder drug for anything, including the plague and infertility?
In contemporary times, vodka is proven effective at preventing poison ivy. Well, I don’t think it will be such a great idea to include vodka on your next hiking trip.
Vodka is also effective at disinfecting a toothache, not that you should skip your next appointment with the dentist.
It is not clear whether the American Heart Association agrees, but vodka in moderation may be heart-healthy. It prevents strokes, heart disease, and clots.
If you are out of gift ideas for your vodka-loving friend, you can always purchase the best bottle of vodka from your local liquor store. Make sure that it’s something special that they are yet to sample.
Here are some of the greatest vodka gifts you can pick.
1. Cigar Whiskey Glass
An old-fashioned 12 Ounces whisky glass is the perfect gift for that friend with vodka taste buds.
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The glass tumbler has a sophisticated cigar rest and a comfortable patented round shape, specially designed for vodka or whiskey and cigar connoisseurs. It is easier to sip your drink and smoke the cigar as you dive into conversations.
What makes the whiskey glass so special is the unique design or the clear non-leaded crystal and the brand.
Godinger has carved a niche in barware, handcrafted pewter, crystal, and alternative metal giftware, and that explains why this glass is so unique.
2. Vodka Decanter
The fine whiskey decanter set is the stuff that moves the heart of authentic vodka or whiskey lovers.
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The squared 33.75 ounces piece comes with six classic elegance whiskey tumbler glasses, which is the stuff of champions. Masterfully crafted, the adorable classic diamond-cut design attracts even the unbelievers to the table.
The standout light-reflective detailing is the best representation of the rich tradition in Italy of innovation pioneers in the art of glassmaking.
Your friend or relative will appreciate the gift and remember you every time they serve and toast their favorite vodka or whiskey.
The antique ship in the bottle and an etched globe design, 850 ml whiskey decanter is the perfect gift for an intellectual, businessman, or an entrepreneur.
The bold impression enhances the drinking experience, and you can savor the moment. All the four whiskey glasses also come with a matching globe design and fitted onto a mahogany-stained stray.
The gold stopper on the whiskey decanter is a genuine touch of class and the master class of Godinger.
3. The Spirit Infusion Kit
A premium handcrafted liquor infusion, with sprinkles of creativity, is every vodka connoisseurs’ dream.
Getting them an infusion kit to give their vodka their own personal twist and make affordable cocktails is the perfect gift.
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If your friend prides themselves in being an expert barista or mixologist, then this spirit infusion kit is the perfect addition for them.
It comes with fun and easy to use recipes, instructions, and components to make the at-home mixologist’s work a little bit easier.
There is much fun when people get together, and this spirit infusion kit makes it happen. It is a DIY kit that allows you to add your twist to the recipe by letting loose the creative side.
Typically, the spirit infusion kit helps make some of the most lasting memories.
This is another similar infusion kit worth considering too, though the one above looks a little classier in our opinion.
4. Stainless Steel Chilling Reusable Ice Cubes
Clean whiskey stones that chill your drink without diluting it is the ideal. It is the kind of stuff that you see in bond movies. The reusable stainless steel chilling stones maybe what that vodka enthusiast friend of yours has been missing. It is the perfect gift.
The stainless steel is non-corrosive and food grade. It is also non-porous and odorless and will not affect the flavor of the vodka. Some people worry about scratches in the drinkware when using reusable ice cubes.
The soft corners and edges of these stainless steel reusable ice cubes ensure no harm done to your expensive drinking glass or decanter. They are dishwasher safe and will always maintain their pristine condition to impress.
5. Alcohol Dispenser
A novelty liquor dispenser, modeled after the famous Belgian Manneken Pis bronze sculpture, with a sense of humor to lighten up the mood, is another great gift. Well, the ideal gift for that joker friend.
Holding up to 16 ounces of your favorite drink, the liquor dispenser is hard to miss, and therefore a great conversation starter. Someone can always start with a funny comment about the dispenser, and everything flows from there.
The Bonny Boy is easy to use as well, and all you need is to push a button for the drink. You don’t have to ask ‘how this thing works’ when you want another glass of vodka. The alcohol dispenser comes in gift-ready packaging to make it a little bit easier for you to carry and gift it.
6. Rustic Home Bar Decor Barrel Lid Wood Wall Art
The barrel top wall art is the perfect mother’s day or father’s day gift, especially if they are vodka or wine aficionado.
This American white oak barrel is 21″-22″ in diameter and an eye-catching piece of art. Typically, the art prints have a fantastic rustic wall accent that your vodka loving friend may find irresistible.
There is something about the rustic impression that the barrel lid wood art creates, and which only some of us vodka enthusiasts will appreciate. Well, it is not hard to fall in love with this piece of art.
Legend has it that Raphael, one of the great trinity painters of the High Renaissance, with others being Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, initially used the wine barrel base to sketch ‘Madonna Della Sedia.’
The contemporary use of the barrel lid for art keeps up with the ‘Tondo’ or ‘Rotondo’ tradition of using the round base, which dates back to the 6th and 5th centuries of ancient Greeks.
The distillery barrels come from established refineries such as Kentucky bourbon. They come straight from the bourbon aged barrel to make them perfect as a gift.
7. Marquee Custom Vodka Decanter Set
Many lovers of vodka have their favorite cocktails, and vodka is famous for its excellent mixing capabilities.
You can have it with any juice, water, or flavored soda. One good thing every vodka lover needs is perfect storage for the vodka reserves, and that’s what the Marquee Vodka Decanter gives you.
The decanter is airtight and thus keeps any vodka fresh, plus it has a beautiful design. The friend you are gifting will surely love the set on their home bar.
The set includes two lowball glasses that are perfect for any vodka cocktail. The glasses have a label matching the decanter. It has a great opening that makes it better to pour out your vodka from the decanter than its original bottle. It makes one of the best vodka gift sets for her if she is into vodka.
8. Blush Cart, Cocktail Shaker Tool, Jigger, Strainer, and Muddler Bar Spoon
Some vodka enthusiasts love to try out different cocktails, and having the perfect tools for the craft can be a dream-come-true.
The liquor is versatile, and this tool gives them a way to explore the different possibilities of vodka by blending various cocktails.
It comes as a beautiful set of barware that brings in new possibilities and a touch of class. It includes a blush cart, cocktail shaker, a standard strainer, jigger, and a matching opener. The barware set is all stainless steel, so there’s no worry about breakages in case you have a little too much.
If your partner is coming over for a holiday and you have been thinking about vodka gift sets for him, you can never go wrong with this one.
9. SPARQ Home Vodka Shooter Set
For those who love sets of vodka shot glasses, this is the perfect set. The glasses are made from textured sandstone and are thus much more durable than ordinary glasses. You can be sure the person you gift will enjoy them for quite a while.
It comes as a set of four glasses held on an excellent ash caddy. It doubles up as a carrier when serving the guests and a storage location for the glasses. They can comfortably be placed in a freezer to give your shot of vodka a chilling feel without necessarily adding any ice cubes.
It’s a perfect gift idea for Christmas or even birthdays. If you have a vodka enthusiast whose home-bar lacks any vodka gift sets, this is a good surprise.
10. Wyndham 4-Station Liquor Dispenser
If your pal loves a glass of vodka, there are probably only a few better options than finding a way to fill their empty glass quickly.
Therefore, the 4-station liquor dispenser is one thoughtful gift of all vodka gift sets you can find. It can hold up to four different vodka bottles, so if they have a few favorite vodka brands, the better.
It provides an easy way to fill an empty glass with its release valves and the highly convenient rotating function. You don’t have to worry about the dispenser’s stability and your four vodka brands’ safety as the dispenser has a sturdy chrome base. If you are trying to figure out the best vodka gift for a friend, this is a good idea.
11. Oakmont Stainless Steel Custom Drinking Glasses
If you have a couple who loves to share some vodka shots, a pair of glasses is a good idea.
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However, Oakmont stainless steel glasses are not like any other stainless steel glass out there. They are a pair of unique superlight stainless steel glasses customized with a name of your choosing. Therefore, you can personalize the gift with the names of the friends you intend to gift.
The stainless steel material serves as a perfect insulator of the cocktails. You can be sure your friends will enjoy some cold shots of vodka on a summer afternoon without having to drain quickly before the ice cubes melt.
The glasses are durable, and therefore the gifted friend will remember your gesture for quite a long time. Further, they are perfect for travel and camping rather than carrying disposable plastic cups.
12. Classic Monogram Personalized Flask
Let your friends conveniently carry their favorite vodka anywhere they go. It is a decorative flask that they can comfortably place on desks.
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It is made of a stainless steel build with a sleek black matte design but comes packaged in a nice wooden gift box.
You don’t have to worry about holding up your liquor as it includes a tightly fitting chrome-colored lid. Its holding capacity is up to 6 ounces.
The flask can also be personalized with the receiver’s initials, allowing them to feel your thoughtfulness and leave lasting gratitude. It makes an excellent gift for any vodka enthusiast on special occasions such as graduations or wedding.
We also love this option below and couldn’t choose our favorite. We’ll let you decide which one looks best.
Gifting a Vodka Drinker – Our Summary and Final Tips
Gifting someone is one of the best ways to touch a person’s heart. It’s always a sign of love which the receiver will feel but here are our final tips
- It is always important to take some time and figure out the best gift for the person. The choice depends on your relationship with the person, the occasion, age, and preferences, among others.
- If you decide to gift a friend who loves vodka on their birthday or other suitable occasions, it is worthwhile finding out what TYPE of present would make the best vodka gift for him or her.
- Though buying their favorite bottle of vodka may sound a bit obvious, it might be all they want. Consider doing this.
- Though you can use our best vodka gifts list above, get a deeper understanding into what the person you’re buying for already has. For example; Do they have decanters or glasses already? Don’t buy them more. Go for the infusion kit.
For some, the best vodka gift is a blend of sophistication and good taste for the finer things in life.
For others, it’s simply their favorite drink to get drunk and they’re not too fussy about the finer details of the vodka.
Sometimes, it can be an uphill task to find that perfect gift for your friend or relative who only understands vodka’s language.
We hope the above suggestions will point you in the right direction.
We all have our favorite shots, and within your crew, there’s probably that one vodka lover.
Of course, there are other options like gin and whiskey, but if you want to treat someone to a memorable day, you better go for what they love.
But, it’s not always about getting them the best vodka gift. If they have a fully stacked bar at their house already, the best thing you can do is get a thoughtful, personal gift.