Posted on December 9th, 2010
Last year, we gave you a number of beer-themed gift ideas in our 2009 Beeriety Gift Guide. This year, we’re going to add a few things to that list, check it twice, and give you a a few tips to brighten the season for your favorite beer nerd (or yourself!)
Using the right glassware is important, but using fun glassware is also important. Give your beer a little panache by putting it in a re-purposed bottle of your favorite beer. Or if you’re feeling a little mischievous, try out some mustache pint glasses instead. All stocked up on glasses? You can also buy re-purposed bottles to be used as cheese-plates, cutting boards, or just as stylish wall art. If the idea of gifting glassware gives you pause, shop around for some less-breakable housewares: beer-y kitchen towels, a handy beer-cap basket, or a fun beer-opening technology from Capcatchers would all make great options!
In the past we’ve talked about all of the ways you can use beer on your body and not just in it. Give your favorite beer-enthusiast a bottle of beer they can’t drink with Lush’s Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo. Made with real stout and bumped up with some additional brewer’s yeast, this concoction promotes shiny hair and healthy scalps for men and women alike. If you’re unsure about putting beer in your hair, try out a beer soap – you can find dozens of varieties on Etsy or possibly even at your local brewery!
If the beer-lover in your life has a favorite brewery, check their online store for t-shirts, hats, or even socks so he or she can show some pride. However, you can also find great fashions that celebrate beer more generally at places Craft Beer Clothing or even grab a hand-made gem like these hops, barley, & wheat silk-screened ties.There are also a number of jewelery-makers who use beer bottles, cans or caps as the material for their designs – from sterling silver-backed bracelets and cuff-links to something as simple as bottle cap earrings to something as unique as a beer-opener ring!
‘Tis the season, so if you happen to be a decking a tree, some halls, or anything else that could use a good decking, throw some beer-themed ornaments into your wintry mix
If you’re a little craftier, you could also make your own beer-themed crafts. You can make your own jewelry, ornaments, and other home decor out from your favorite beers cans or caps. If you’re not crafting-savvy, go back to our friends at Etsy and check out what they have to offer!