Holiday Gift Guide 2017 | Toast The Host!

We all know it is polite to give the host a gift when going to a party or staying in their home. A gift of a bottle of liquor or a box of candy is usual and perfectly acceptable. Perhaps something a bit more interesting might be the gift to give this year. As the saying goes, ‘candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker…’combine the two and it’s actually delicious – who knew! Alcoholic Sweets. Well, this is where dreams are made and I am sure the stories behind some of these deliciously drunken items would be most entertaining. Since it is the season for Parties and New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching; this Gift Guide provides you with unique, surprising, and celebratory choices.

For the Sweet Tooth, make the tradition of bringing a Bundt cake a bit more fun with the Chocolate Champagne Cake, from Neiman Marcus.  The Champagne Celebration Box has glittery gold macrons, presented in a clear box, so you see the sparkle. Truffles are a decadent and in this case drunken delight. Try the Jacques Torres Milk Chocolate and Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne Truffles. If hard Liquor is more to your predilection, then the Oregon Craft Brewers Brewing Truffle Collection contains a wild selection of eight exotic and enticing sounding flavors including, Clear Creek Distillery Oregon Pear Brandy Truffle, Rogue Ales Dead Guy Whiskey, and Moonstruck Chocolate Oregon Spirit Distillers Wild Card Absinthe Truffle.

When you buy Sugarfina products, you are supporting a company that donates their time, resources, and support globally and locally. “Sugarfina is proud to support Kiva in their mission to empower female entrepreneurs and drive social change” Buying Candy just got sweeter! The Sugarfina Vice Collection comes in a Deco designed Bento Box with 8 separate boxes of treats, such as: Single Malt Scotch Cordials, Cuba Libre Dark Rum, Bourbon Bears, and Stout Pints to name a few. Sugarfina Cheers Candy Bento Box has Champagne Gummy Bears made with Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne and other treats. Sugarfina’s Casamigos Collection: “Give It A Shot” Tequila Cordial has a “sip” inside!

If you are more of a hard candy person, then Sugar Bakers Bakery makes Tequila Candy with Jose Cuervo & Blue Agave and Jack Daniels Whisky Hard Candy.  Adult Lollipops may just become a trend with Moscow Mule flavored Lollipops and Champagne and Pink Champagne flavored Lollipops, both from Barneys New York. A subtler gift is Bourbon Smoked Sugar, Rum Barrel Aged Maple Syrup or Tequila spiked Chocolate sauce.

If you are going to bring a bottle then make sure it is interesting and/or has some significance. Many of these choices make drinking an art form! Absolut’s Elyx bottle comes in a Copper Musical Tin, which can also be engraved. Absolut Rainbow’s bottle is just that…A colorful rainbow and all that it stands for. Their web page states: “Since the early 1980’s, Absolut have been supporting the LGBTQ community. It is our firm belief that a colorful, diverse and respectful world is something to strive and work for. Everybody should be able to be, exactly who they are.” So in essence, you would be giving a bottle that gives back! A fun visual I enjoy giving is The Frida Kahlo Tequila bottle it is so beautiful and will look great in anyone’s home. As we all are living in interesting, for lack of a better word, political and social times, The Ministry of The Vinterior is a witty and pretty bottle of good wine. Cuervo 1800 annual Essential 1800 Artist Series Limited Edition Bottle this year it is by Enoc Perez.

Take a stroll down the “Liquor Aisle” below to see more Liquors and confections, so you can Toast the Host!

Please be responsible and in this case, don’t drink or eat and drive…Happy Holidaze!


1. Absinthe Booze Pops Hard Candy – 7 Piece Box

2. Frida Kahlo Tequila

3. Absolut Elyx 750ML Copper Musical Tin

4.Bollinger Limited Edition Brut Rose in Metal Gift Box 2006

5. Absolut – Rainbow

6. Boozy Gin and Tonic Bubbles by HollyLollies

7. Champagne Celebration Box – Glittery Gold macrons

8. Freds At Barneys New York – Champagne and Pink Champagne flavored Lollipops

9. Bourbon Smoked Sugar

10. Chocolate Champagne Cake

11. Chocolate Whisky by Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn New York

12. Eggnog Rum Marshmallows

13. Essential 1800 Artist Series Enoc Perez Limited Edition Bottle

14. Hazelnut Whisky Sandwich Cookies by Whimsy Spice

15. Jack Daniels Whisky Hard Candy By Sugar Bakers Bakery

16. Jacques Torres Milk Chocolate and Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne Truffles

17. Freds At Barneys New York – Moscow Mule flavored Lollipops

18. Liqueur Fills Vodka Mix by Fazer

19. La Maison du Chocolat Cognac Truffles

20. Tequila Spiked Chocolate Sauce by Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Bourbon Spiked Chocolate Sauce by Dude – Sweet Chocolate

21. Red Velvet Bourbon Cake

22. Margarita Cotton Candy

23. Suagrfina’s Casamigos Collection: “Give It A Shot” Tequila Cordial

24. Ministry of The Vinterior Wine – Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

25. Oregon Craft Brewers Brewing Truffle Collection

26. Valerie Confections Scotch & Stout Truffles

27. Oregon Distillers Truffle Collection

28. Sugarfina Vice Collection  8 piece selection of:”Dark chocolate, Bacon, and Booze”

29. Rum Barrel Aged Maple Syrup Grade A Dark

30. Sugarfina Cheers Candy Bento Box Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne: Gummy Bears & Bubbly Bears, and Champagne Bubbles.

31. Whisky and Cola Lollipop by HollyLollies

32. Vodka Screwdriver By Sugar Bakers Bakery

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