Who says guys get to have all the fun? If you have a female craft beer enthusiast in your life and don’t know what to get her for the holidays, check out these gift ideas to make your shopping a little easier. All of them are available online so you won’t have to worry about fighting the crowds at the mall, and you can still order these for her even if you don’t live in North Carolina. Happy shopping!
If her home needs a little sprucing up, order her one (or several!) of these candles. They’re made from upcycled Sierra Nevada bottles – you choose which bottle you want. Even better, they’re made of non-GMO unscented soy wax with pure cotton wicks to keep the air in her home clean. And once she uses up the candle, she can put a tealight or a votive in the bottle to use it again.
If North Carolina craft beer is her passion, pay homage to it with a custom etched “Drink Local” state beer glass. The glasses are made with a permanent sandblasting technique, so they’re dishwasher safe. Don’t forget to grab her something to put in those new glasses, too.
Beer isn’t just for drinking anymore – now she can cook with it, too. Pick up this three-pack of India Pale Ale, Green Mountain Ale, and Black IPA jellies for her to serve with cheese and charcuterie, to glaze meat, or to add a punch to her boring old peanut butter sandwich (she’ll be the envy of the office). Bonus points: 25 percent of proceeds goes to a variety of charities, so you can do good while gifting good. That should leave a great taste in your mouth.
Have a clumsy girlfriend? Check out this handmade wooden mug with a pipe-shaped straw. Perfect for sipping brews on a chilly December night, this mug will help prevent spills while looking cool at the same time.
If she needs to liven up game night, give her this beer-themed Monopoly game. She can buy or trade her favorite beers and buy brewpubs and microbreweries to advance her beer empire. If only she could do that in real life…
If she’d rather wear her heart on her necklace than her sleeve, order her one of these pendants. The pendant, which is about the size of a quarter, is suspended on a 24” vintage chain. You can choose from antique bronze or bright silver to suit her tastes. Not a necklace girl? The shop also offers bracelets, key rings, brooches, and bookmarks.
For those ladies who prefer hoppy brews to malty ones, grab her a pair of these laser-engraved maple wood earrings. Because they’re handmade, no two are alike – just like her favorite beers.
If she’s been dragging around that ratty fraternity coozie since sophomore year of college, give her an upgrade with one of these highly customizable can holders. The colors, designs, fonts and options are endless – ask her best friend or mom to help you pick out the best combination.
Did she forget to put the beer bottles in the fridge again? Buy her a pair of these sticks, which instantly cool beer from the inside out These chiller sticks will also keep her beer cold as she drinks it, ensuring her brew is good to the last drop. These would be great stocking stuffers!
Help her host a craft beer tasting in style with this sleek carrier and matching shot glasses. The handle makes carrying a breeze, and the shot glasses are made to fit. The only thing she’ll have left to do is purchase the beer.
99 bottles of beer on the wall? No way. 99 beer caps? Maybe with this magnetic beer cap map. Throw your caps on haphazardly, or arrange them by location. Regardless, you’ll have an interactive piece of wall art that’s sure to draw attention.
10. Beer Shirts
If her hops habit has translated into a beer belly (uh-oh!), buy her one of these workout shirts for motivation. Available in both a tank and a sweatshirt, these are great for the treadmill – or the sofa.
Public service announcement: North Carolina craft beer is some of the best out there. Now she can let the world know with this tee or tank. It’s a great conversation starter, so maybe even grab her both.