The SMPH Holiday Gift Guide

The SMPH Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide is here again to help you guys out in finding the perfect whisky and liquor gifts this holiday season.

 

For this year, we have sections according to the add-ons and special items that you could get along with great bottles.. At the end, there are also blockbuster gifts that we recommended the past year (These were really good!).

 

If you wanna skip everything and find the ultimate go-to gift this season, which is whisky and other premium alcoholic spirits, of course, you can automatically head to The Perfect Whisky and Liquor Gifts.
So, let’s start, shall we?

Bottle Gifts with Great Glasses

What better way to send a great bottle with a gift other than having the best glass to drink it with? For this holiday season, we compiled all the best bottles with glass freebies so you can give your loved ones the best drinking experience!

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old 70cl with 2 Limited Edition Glasses

Give the gift of royalty with the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old bottle to your friends and loved ones! Aside from being a classy and elegant bottle of choice, this comes with 2 Limited Edition glasses. This can be enjoyed by those who love drinking their whisky with a buddy or someone special.

 

Teeling Small Batch 70cl with 2 Glasses in Black Tin Can

Sleek and classy, all you have to do is put a bow on it! This is how perfect of a gift the Teeling Small Batch 70cl with 2 Glasses in Black Tin Can is. Aside from the perfect glasses to try out the popular Teeling Small Batch spirit, the black tin can also elevates it as a one-of-a-kind gift.

 

Ballantines Finest with 2 Free Glasses Gift Pack 70cl

If you’re looking for a gift that you can give to acquaintances, the Ballantines Finest with 2 Free Glasses Gift Pack 70cl is the best option for you. Aside from the 2 glasses that come with it, even if you buy in bulk, it won’t break the bank! Give your lived ones the gift of a good introductory whisky this holiday season.

 

Douglas Laing Epicurean Small Batch 70cl w/ Free 2 Highball Glasses

Who doesn’t love highballs? We asked our in-house experts and they said that using the Douglas Laing Epicurean Small Batch bottle is a great way to elevate drinking highballs. If you know someone who loves their highballs, this is the best set to give them.

 

Camus Ile De Re Fine Island Cognac 70cl + Free Camus Tulip Glass

Oooh, feeling fancy? Here’s a great bottle for your fancy friends! The Camus Ile De Re Fine Island Cognac comes with a free Camus Tulip Glass for an elevated drinking experience. Cognac is best enjoyed with Tulip glasses to fully enjoy the exquisite flavors that come with it.

 

Remy Martin XO (Cognac Fine Champagne) w/ 2 Free Glasses

Can’t decide on a special gift to give? The Remy Martin XO is a bottle that you will never feel ashamed about! This elegant bottle is the go-to gift of many cognac enthusiasts worldwide. Add 2 free glasses to enjoy this spirit and this could be the ultimate gift yet!

 

Naked Grouse 70cl Giftset with 2 Branded Rock Glasses

The Naked Grouse 70cl Giftset is not just aesthetically pleasing but it’s also an award-winning whisky that your friends will be happy to try! This packaging is really good and you don’t even need to wrap it if you don’t have the time.

 

Johnnie Walker XR 21 w/ Free Glass and Coaster

Know someone who loves their Johnnie Walker? This gift will make this holiday their best one ever! This Johnnie Walker XR 21 set is a great classy gift that will give your friends and loved ones the ultimate Johhnie Walker experience.

 

Holiday Bags and Bottles

If you ask the Singlemalt Ph team, our favorite gifts to give are whisky bottles that come with the brand’s sleek and fashionable bags. These gifts enable you to not only give the gift of a great spirit but adds another item too.

 

Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old 70cl w/ Backpack & Signature Glass

If you’re still undecided about the perfect bag to gift, why not go for this one where you can also give your friend a Singleton 12 year old bottle and a signature glass? The bag’s for when he’s working, and the bottle is for relaxing later in the day!

 

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 70cl + 2 Free Glasses and Tote Bag

Here’s a great gift for your fashionable friends who love drinking whisky! The Auchentoshan 12 Year Old gift set comes with everything! Aside from 2 glasses to enjoy this bottle, it also comes with a fashionable tote bag that can be used for everyday.

Bacardi 8 Year Old Rum (2 Bottles) + FREE 2 Ocho Glasses & Duffle Bag

A duffle bag for their hand-carry? That’s a great gift! But wait there’s more.. Along with this travel duffle bag, complete your loved one’s holiday season with 2 bottles of Bacardi and 2 Ocho glasses!

Cocktail Mixing Gift Sets

Know someone who loves to party? Or if you have some friends and loved ones who prefer mixed drinks over neat? Give them the gift of convenience by sending not just great whisky bottles but the elements for the perfect cocktail too!

Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old 1L + FREE Cocktail Kit

This gift set is part of the  Johnnie Walker Highball Collection featuring Johnnie Walker Black Label made by Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, Mr. Rian Asiddao This box includes Johnnie Walker Black Label 1L, Lemon Lime Soda, Monin Caramel Syrup and a recipe guide which will help you make three cocktails.

 

Naked Grouse 70cl + Stark and Stormy Cocktail Kit

Here’s a great gift set that can be used to celebrate any occasion! The Naked Grouse Stark and Stormy Cocktail Kit includes:

– 1 Naked Grouse 70cl
– 1 Naked Grouse Miniature (50ml)
– 1 Fever Tree Ginger Ale (200ml)
– Naked Grouse Cocktail Card
– gift box

 

Hennessy VSOP 70cl Gift Set

Give a Hennessy VSOP Gift Set to your friends and loved ones along with an invitation to have a drink together! Cognacs are meant to be shared by two and they would really appreciate it if you thought of them when you saw a good bottle to share.

 

Remy Ginger Bundle: Remy VSOP 70cl + (2) Fever tree Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale goes best with cognac.. and what better way than to give your friends the gift of knowing this! With the Remy Ginger Bundle you can get Remy VSOP 70cl + (2) Fever tree Ginger Ale to make a great drink!

 

The Marvelous Ketel One 70cl Cocktail Kit

Give your friends the gift of outdoor cocktails. With The Marvelous Ketel One 70cl Cocktail Kit, it will be easier to create three cocktails with travel-sized Ketel One Vodka, Lemon Lime Soda,  and Monin Caramel Syrup.

 

Special Edition Bottles

Not sure which bottles to select as gifts? We have great suggestions for you and compiled special editions this holiday season.

 

Remy VSOP Cognac Festive Pack with Glasses 70cl

What’s a party without a great bottle? Giving this bottle as a gift is a great idea since the packaging itself screams Festivities! With the Remy VSOP Cognac Festive Pack with Glasses, your loved ones will have a great addition to serving their guests during parties.

 

Hennessy VS NBA Limited Edition 70cl

If your friend/loved one is all about the ball life, the Hennessy VS NBA Limited Edition is the perfect bottle for them. With this special packaging and the narrative behind this bottle, this is definitely going to be a collector’s item in the near future.

 

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin – Limited Edition Ceramic Release 70cl

The Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin Limited Edition Ceramic Release is not only a great liquor for special occasions, but the ceramic aesthetic of this bottle will also be a good addition to someone’s shelf or ceramic collection.

 

Great Bottles with Cool Stuff

You know what’s better than a quality whisky bottle? A bottle that comes with cool stuff! We coordinated with amazing brands on getting you the coolest freebies with your gift purchases and they came through. Here are some stuff to surprise your friends with this holiday season!

John Jameson Blended Irish Whiskey 70cl + Free Jameson Boom Box

Ever seen a speaker that needs no plug or batteries? Enjoy an easy-to-assemble Boom Box that will allow you to better listen to tunes while enjoying a Jameson Blended Whisky anywhere. Pretty cool, right?

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie 70cl w/ Free Glass + Ice Ball Mold 70cl

Round Ice? Now that’s new! Give the gift of a cool Ice Ball Mold along with a classic Bruichladdich bottle this season for a great whisky experience. And yes, having a sphere ice is definitely going to excite your friends!

 

Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky 1L + Free Socks

Any adult can relate to this: Socks are a really thoughtful gift. Giving someone socks means you’re thinking of their comfort and they now have something that they can use on a daily basis. Of course, a bottle of whisky is thoughtful too! Why not both? Whisky + Socks = The Bestest Gift!

 

Talisker 10 Year Old 75cl + Free Flask

Being busy and on the go doesn’t mean you don’t have time for fun! If your loved one’s work allows it, a whisky flask in handy can be a great pick-me-up during the day. Of course, add a Talisker bottle with it because we don’t want that flask to be empty!

Johnnie Walker Red and Black Pocket Scotch 20cl Gifting Kit

Scotch in the outdoors? Yes, please! With the Johnnie Walker Red and Black Pocket Scotch gifting kit, it’s easy to bring your favorite whisky outdoors. Add some campfire and some music and the results will be great memories.

 

So.. are you still in need of gift recommendations? Well, if they like whisky and liquor, you can find the best ones from the choices here. These are all selected from our most popular go-to gift bottles and ones that have the most freebies!

 

And oh, you can also find last year’s gift guide below. These 19 gifts were proven to be enjoyed last year by our members and the ones that they sent gifts to. Browse below:

 

Ho, ho, ho! Your whisky Santa is here just in time for the holidays. If you have been thinking about the perfect gifts to give your whisky lover friends and family or deciding what to get yourself for a job well done, we have the perfect holiday gift ideas for you!

Hop on the SMPH Sleigh because we’re about to take you to the ultimate whisky holiday shopping ride:

1. Johnnie Walker Holiday Gift Bundles

We have the best gifts for your Johnnie Walker lover friends!

No need to think of anything else, Johnnie Walker has already curated the best gifts this festive season. From festive designs to exciting additional freebies, these gift sets will surely be a hit this holiday!

What we love about Johnnie Walker Holiday Gift Set:

✔️ Cool and unique designs

✔️ Perfect Gift for Johnnie Walker Lovers

✔️ Easy giveaway for parties

Click here to shop Johnnie Walker Holiday Gift Sets

 

2. Sodarizer Soda Maker Kit

Want to make your own cocktails & highballs at the comfort of your own home? With the Sodarizer, you can carbonate any drink… not just water.

What we love about the Sodarizer:

✔️ Easy to use

✔️ Perfect for Parties

✔️ Comes with a reusable bottle

Click here to shop the Sodarizer

 

3. SMPH Whisky Gift Cards

Don’t know what whisky your friends like? Gift them the freedom of choice! With the SMPH Gift Cards, you can choose from 500 to 10,000 peso vouchers so your loved one can go on a whisky shopping spree.

What we love about the SMPH Gift Cards:

✔️ Can be given to anyone

✔️ Perfect for the Holidays

✔️ Easy to purchase

Click here to shop SMPH Gift Cards

 

4. Japanese Golden Blends

Japanese whisky is always a great go-to gift for your whisky expert friends. Because who doesn’t like Japanese whisky?! We have a wide selection depending on your budget. All you have to do is check out!

What we love about Japanese Whisky Bottles:

✔️ Great gift for whisky connoiseurs

✔️ Wide selections

✔️ Unique and special

Click here to shop Japanese Whiskies

 

5. Drambox Miniature Tasting Sets 

First up are these tasting sets that revolutionized the 2021 whisky experience!

In partnership with DramboxPh, these sets are such a  Unique Gift to give.  It’s perfect for your friends and family members that like to taste different whiskies. Don’t worry about not being an expert taster as it comes with tasting notes and descriptions of each whisky.

What we love about Drambox Miniature Tasting Sets:

✔️ Best way to try uncharted whiskies

✔️ Great to collect as souvenirs

✔️ Educational facts about whisky

Click here to shop Drambox Miniature Tasting Sets

 

6. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old with 2 Glasses

Gift the best people in your life some fancy Chivas Regal 18… And oh, let’s add some glasses there too. This year, save up by buying this Chivas Regal 18 bundle. For a discounted price you get to have 3 Chivas Regal 18 bundles with two glasses each.

That’s already 3 people to cross off from your holiday gift list.

What we love about Chivas Regal 18 Year Old with 2 Glasses:

✔️ 2 Free Limited Edition Chivas Glasses

✔️ Perfect gift for Chivas enthusiasts

✔️ Cool festive box design for the collection

Click here to shop the Chivas Regal 18 with glasses bundle

 

7. Macallan Quest with FREE Backpack

If you have a bit of a budget for gifts, then a Macallan can never go wrong! In fact, we have a great bundle that will surely put a smile on anyone who will receive it.

Get 2 1L Macallan quests and you can also have a Macallan backpack with it!

What we love about Macallan Quest Free Backpack:

✔️ Free Macallan Backpack

✔️ Carefully distilled at The Macallan Distillery

✔️ Adored for its spicy, toffee, woody, and citrus zest flavor notes.

Click here to shop Macallan Quest Bundle

 

8. Kronig Shaker

Shake things up with your own cocktail, coffee, other beverage creations with the only shaker you will ever need!

Krönig Shaker is made from food-grade 201 steel which ensures additional impact resistance and increased resistance to cold temperatures. It also comes with a lid that doubles as a measuring
cup.

What we love about Kronig Shaker:

✔️ Perfect for mixing cocktails, juice drinks, iced coffee, etc.

✔️ Very handy and portable

✔️ High quality steel

Click here to get your own Kronig

 

9. Naked Grouse Cocktail Kit

Who doesn’t love cocktails?

This holiday season, a cocktail kit is definitely a NEED. So why not send it as a gift?

The Naked Grouse Cocktail kit contains:

– 1 Naked Grouse 70cl
– 1 Naked Grouse Miniature (50ml)
– 1 Fever Tree Ginger Ale (200ml)
– Naked Grouse Cocktail Card
– gift box

Click here to shop the Naked Grouse Cocktail Set

 

10. Phigolf WGT Edition Golf Simulator

Here’s the truth: Alot of whisky lovers also enjoy a nice round of golf.. which is why we’re adding this bad boy to our holiday gift guide.

PhiGolf was developed to allow you to golf at home without having to spend thousands of dollars compared to other simulators. It is designed to be used anytime and anywhere.

It’s a full fledged golf simulator that offers you the ability to play a full round of golf using the swing stick or your real golf club. It makes practicing your swing fun!

What we love about Phigolf:

✔️ You can play anywhere

✔️ Unique Gift

✔️ Meet new people

Click here to shop Phigolf

 

11. The SMPH Silicone Ice Ball Mold

Presenting a tool that will make any of your drinks more luxurious, the Silicone Ice Ball Mold. High-end bars have been utilizing these for years now.. and for good reason!

Due to the larger and smoother surface, Ice balls melt significantly slower than ice cubes and it prevents your drink from getting watered down.

Silicone is the best material for making ice balls since they are safe, FDA approved, and won’t transfer any unnecessary flavor to your ice.

What we love about SMPH Silicone Ice Ball Mold:

✔️ Melts slowly to make your drinks stay cold longer

✔️ Tight-fitting lid that seals out odors

✔️ Made with Food Grade Silicone

Click here to Shop the Silicone Ice Ball Mold

 

12. Glenrothes 12 year old

The famous Glenrothes bottle design doesn’t need any explanation… It’s going to be an awesome gift!

Aside from that, you’re in for a treat because this whisky is one of a kind.

The Glenrothes House style is known for the wonderful balance of many sherry seasoned casks that gives a smooth and lasting sweetness… And all of this can be experienced from a The Glenrothes 12 year old bottle!

What we love about The Glenrothes 12 Year Old:

✔️ Pleasantly fruity tones

✔️ Goes well with pre-dinner savories like cheese, nuts, and salami.

✔️ Light, easy-going, not terribly complex but certainly enjoyable.

Click here to get the Glenrothes 12 year old

 

13. Sagamore Spirits Rye Double Oak 70cl + 1 Free Rocks Glass

Give the gift of new whisky experiences this holiday season. If your loved ones are Bourbon fans and haven’t tried Rye whisky, this is the best bottle to give them.

Sagamore Spirit is not your average Rye and they’ve dedicated their focus on their craft.

Sagamore’s rye whiskey is relatively sweet (thanks to notes of nutmeg and vanilla bean) while being easier to drink.

It’s a great entry point for those who are normally intimidated by Rye. Bourbon fans will love it.

What we love about Sagamore Spirits Rye Double Oak:

✔️ Free Rocks glass

✔️ Sweet and easy to drink

✔️ Award-winning spirit brand

Click here to get the Sagamore Double Oak

 

14. Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky 70cl w/ Free Glass and Kingcar Miniature

Want to impress or give an amazing gift to someone special? Be fancy and thoughtful with the Kavalan Classic Single Malt!

Kavalan whisky bottles from Taiwan have been rocking the whisky world by storm and it’s only fitting for every whisky lover to have at least one Kavalan bottle on their shelf.

This one, in particular, is going to be a great gift because of its packaging and two more freebies!

What we love about Kavalan Classic Single Malt:

✔️ Free glass and miniature

✔️ High quality Single Malt

✔️ Amazing packaging

Click here to get the Kavalan Classic Single Malt

 

15. Cragganmore 12 Year Old 70cl with Gift Bag & Note Card

Wanna know a secret? Some of our team members’ go-to gifts are the Diageo Rare and Exceptional Bottles.

Why? These whiskies, as we said, are exceptional, and the prices are definitely worth it.

One team favorite is the Cragganmore 12 year old which is not only great to drink but comes ready to gift too!

What we love about Cragganmore 12 year old:

✔️ Free gift bag and note card

✔️ Exceptional Single Malt

✔️ Amazing packaging

Click here to get the Cragganmore 12 Year Old 70cl with Gift Bag & Note Card

16. Whisky Glasses

Every whisky fan has his own collection of glasses.. and if you’re just starting on your whisky journey, make sure you have at least a couple of Glencairn Glasses so you can maximize the flavors and aroma of the whisky.

Our special recommendation is The Urban Bar Blind Tasting glass because every whisky advocate needs a proper blind tasting glass and this would be a perfect addition to your collection.

What we love about Whisky Glasses:

✔️ Wide range of selection

✔️ Maximize the flavors and aroma of the whisky

✔️ High quality

Click here to shop Special Whisky Glasses

 

17. Holiday Gift Bottles

What better gift is there other than whisky? Make sure you spread the joy brought about by these amazing drams by giving someone a special Whisky Gift Set today.

We have tons of special gift sets that include must-have bottles that will surely be the talk of the town.

What we love about Holiday Gift Bundles:

✔️ Easy no-brainer pick for the rush buyer

✔️ Perfect for Christmas giveaways

Click here to shop Whisky Gift Sets Now

 

18. Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla 1L with Gift Bag & Note Card

Do you have friends who don’t like whisky? Maybe they’ll like this instead! Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla Distilled Gin is here to make everybody’s holidays more cheerful. This bottle comes with a gift card and note card that your friends will definitely enjoy.

What we love about The Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla:

✔️ Looks amazing

✔️ Designed for the Holiday Cheer

✔️ High quality

Click here to shop The Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla

19. That Boutique-y Whiskey Company 12 Day Advent Set

Christmas is here and it’s time for a dozen days of drams! Each one delicious-y and diverse, everything a whisky lover could want for Christmas! Behind each door is a dram fine choice to help you count down to Christmas.

What we love about

That Boutique-y Whiskey Company 12 Day Advent Set:

✔️ 12 different, handmade 30ml wax-sealed drams

✔️ Explore whiskies from across the world

✔️ Sample Scotch whiskies, American offerings and more

Click here to shop That Boutique-y Whiskey Company 12 Day Advent Set

Pretty amazing gift ideas, right? And you know what’s the best thing about them? You won’t need to get out of the house to get them! Just simply check out and we’ll send your gifts for you. Happy holidays!

Riza Maria
 

Riza is SMPH's resident content writer and whisky researcher. For the past three years, she has been learning from SMPH Whisky Experts as well as from Master Blenders around the world. Her writing intends to share amazing whisky knowledge + experiences with Singlemalt fans and the like. e-mail: riza@leads.ph

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