SusieDrinks’s Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, this is last minute, but I checked, and most of these can still be sent by Christmas! So, put your drink down (for just a little while) and get to ordering!


Who doesn’t love a cocktail book? They look great on your bar cart or shelf and help you learn new cocktails. Both of these options offer delicious cocktails and just drop dead gorgeous photography … and both were written and photographed by friends of mine!

Cocktails, Mocktails, and Garnishes from the Garden: Recipes for Beautiful Beverages with a Botanical Twist by my booze friend Garnish Girl has intriguing cocktail recipes and tips on growing your own cocktail ingredients and garnish!
Delivery by Christmas? Amazon has your back …

Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home by my other booze friends behind the Beautiful Booze team, Natalie Migliarini and James Stevenson, has stunning photography and unique yet approachable cocktails you can make at home. They have some great punch options for your holiday parties, too!
Delivery by Christmas? You bet … Amazon has it handled.

Drinking with Chickens: Free-Range Cocktails for the Happiest Hour by Kate Richards, Target

Texas Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of More Than 100 Recipes Inspired by the Lone Star State by Nico Martini

Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season by Jessica Strand, Anthropologie, Target

2. Apotheke Bar Candles

Apotheke combined two of my big loves … booze and candles. They recently released three booze-inspired soy wax, made in the USA candles as an homage to three of the “World’s 50 Best Bars” bars. The partnerships resulted in three intoxicating scents to represent Maybe Sammy’s Espresso Martini (using Mr Black), The NoMad Bar’s Nod to Nothing (using Absolut Elyx), and Attaboy’s Penicillin.
Delivery by Christmas? I’m not sure about shipping on this one, but if you live in Brooklyn, you can pick it up from their warehouse in 2 days!

3. Fred Minnick’s Single-Barrel Hot Sauce

The bourbon connoisseur is branching out to hot sauce as a partnership with Kentuxican! If you know the name, you know that this will be great. Order now and get the first-ever sauces. The Holiday Pack comes with a bottle of three different blends—hot, medium, and Kentuxican.
$39.90 for three 5oz bottles (use code “Fred” for 10% off your purchase)
Delivery by Christmas? Hot damn, yes! Preorder ASAP for delivery by Christmas

4. Order from Foxtrot

This little shop is well curated and it’s easy to find a nice gift for just about anyone. They have booze, food and goods from local artisans, CBD supplements, candles, sex aids (really), body care, and much more. Create your own gift or pick one of their curated boxes.
various prices

Delivery by Christmas? Easy … they can deliver in under 30 minutes if you’re within five miles of one of their stores. And they can wrap it. (Also available to ship.)

5. Pokey O’s (Hot) Cookie Delivery

Did you know my family has an ice cream and cookie shop in Dallas? Sure do. And the cookies are delicious. Order on your favorite delivery app for HOT cookie delivery, or order on our website for delivery after Christmas.

Order on DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, or Grubhub
Delivery by Christmas? Yup … however fast your delivery guy can get there, they can have them ready. 

6. Bowen House // Las Palmas Signature Candle

If you live in Dallas and you’ve been to either of these restaurants, you know how amazing these candles smell. This partnership done with local candlemaker Sweetly Recycled made for the most noseable candles you can find. Stop into Las Palmas for a candle and grab a gift card while you’re at it.

Pickup at the restaurant
$29 each, two for $56
Delivery by Christmas? You bet your boots. You can pick up as soon as you’re told they’re in stock!Call the hostess stand to reserve your candles.

7. Gardenuity Cocktail Garden

This cocktail garden can be shipped and set up in less than an hour! You get 4-6 cocktail-inspired herbs matched to your location and season and a 5 gallon “grow bag” with everything you need to prep the perfect soil for your herbs. Mine has been used quite a bit since I got the delivery! or pickup at their Dallas shop
$76 (free shipping or Dallas pickup)
Delivery by Christmas? Yes! Order by noon on 12/20 for holiday delivery, or pick up today at their Dallas Design District shop!

8. RBT Bar Accessories

This line from RBT (formerly Rabbit) is just gorgeous. These black and brass bar accessories will undoubtedly up your bar’s look. And coming from a well-loved brand like RBT, you know it’s quality. (I first saw the decanter when staying at the Thompson Dallas and loved it so much that I just had to track it down.)

Bottle Opener, $45
Electric Corkscrew, $125
Manual Corkscrew, $40
Decanter, $110
Delivery by Christmas? A couple of these could get to you by Christmas … you can find these items on Amazon or at West Elm, Bloomingdale’s, and Pottery Barn, so see who offers fast enough shipping!

9. Gamechanger Hangover Patches

The name is accurate … these really are a game changer. I’ve used these a few times when I’ve had a couple more cocktails than intended, and they are effective. (They leave a little reside that can easily by scrubbed off, but it’s worth it.)
~$3.50 per patch
Delivery by Christmas? You bet!

10. Absolut Elyx Tiny Tini Coupes

I LOVE everything that Absolut Elyx does, but their copper just delights me. I have a set of these and used them at a Friendsgiving to make everyone some Tiny ‘Tinis, and they may be small, but they were mighty.
Delivery by Christmas?  Cross your fingers, but it’s worth a try!

11. ReserveBar Gift Card

Can’t figure out what to get? Just send them a gift card! I love the selection and unique offerings Reserve Bar has, and they give you the chance to engrave some bottles!
Delivery by Christmas? Yup! You can send them electronically!