When it comes to choosing the perfect present, some people are really easy to buy for. If you’ve got a Lego-loving niece or a bookworm-ish great aunt, then the task is a no-brainer.

But what about those people who always say “no, no, don’t get me anything” whenever it’s their birthday or events where you don’t know the host that well, but you know it’s only polite to take a gift?

Giving a gift needn’t be a headache for the giver, or result in an unconvincing show of forced gratitude from the recipient, especially with our quick and easy guide to alcohol gift ideas.

Alcohol gift ideas to impress your perfect partner

Whether you are celebrating an anniversary with your husband or wife, or want to give something special to that special someone in your life, we’ve got plenty of new drinks to choose from that put a different twist on some classic tipples.

The perfect gift for the gin-lover who thinks they have tried everything, our beautiful Lyme Bay Dry Gin bursts with floral and citrus notes alongside intoxicating aromas of verbena and the freshness of orange peel, lemon and lime.

The newest addition to our range, Lyme Bay Pink Grapefruit Gin is a beautiful marriage of the floral and citrus flavours for which Lyme Bay is renowned and has already proved a huge hit with those in the know.

Our Sloe Gin Reserve is a classic, straight from the English hedgerows. We have steeped ripened sloes in high-quality London Gin with a little added sugar for a long and fruity finish. Or if it’s a no to sloe there’s always our Damson Gin, Raspberry Vodka and Elderflower Vodka.

Lugger Spiced Rum is the spiced rum that everyone is talking about. We’ve aged Caribbean rum in bourbon-charred oak barrels right here in Devon before spicing it with nutmeg, orange peel and cloves, as well as vanilla. An absolute must for the discerning rum aficionado.

Alcohol gift ideas to toast an engagement or a wedding

A classy and home-grown alternative to Prosecco or Champagne, our Brut Reserve English Sparkling Wine is a vibrant, fruit-driven sparkling wine that is guaranteed to add a twinkle to the proceedings.

If you are looking for flavours to savour, our unique ‘Collector’s Range’ consists of four of our award-winning fruit liqueurs packaged beautifully for a stunning, original gift. Our Cherry Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Ginger Liqueur, and Elderberry and Port Liqueur are all available in ‘round’, ‘square’, ‘pillar’ and’ tulip’ bottles, and make a statement in any drinks cabinet.

Alcohol gift ideas for retirement parties

Stepping back from work after carving out an illustrious career means time to enjoy the finer things in life, so only the best drinks will do.

Our liqueurs make great company for party cheese boards, and with the seasons on the turn, our fiery Ginger Liqueur is spicy, smooth and perfect for keeping the colder nights at bay. Or ring in the changes with our Elderberry & Port, Apricot Brandy, Cherry Brandy, Honey, Blackcurrant Rum, Sloe and Damson liqueurs instead.

If you just can’t choose then our Miniature Wine Gift Box is a hand-picked selection of our favourite fruit wines in lovely miniature bottles and is a brilliant way into the wonderful world of fruit wines.

Alcohol gift ideas for Christmas

A gift guide wouldn’t seem right without a nod to Christmas drinks and we have a sackful of recommendations, from time-honoured festive flavours to more modern takes on traditional favourites.

Inspired by the most indulgent of Christmas desserts, Lyme Bay’s Christmas Pudding Wine is a glorious and ground-breaking homage to the flaming favourite. A tantalising tipple as the days pass between Stir-up Sunday and Christmas Day, and a perfect accompaniment to cold nights and festive gatherings.

Mead has long been the stuff of legends, but the world’s oldest alcoholic drink is enjoying a full-blown renaissance. Our multi award-winning Christmas Mead with festive spices makes an unusual gift or great conversation starter at the Christmas table.

As you would expect, our Mulled Wine is not your run-of-the-mill mulled wine. Damson and Elderberry Wine combine with festive spices to create what we believe to be the tastiest mulled wine in the country.

And then there’s our Mulled Cider – our renowned Scrumpy cider infused with a handful of festive spices. Heat gently and serve warm for a delicious Christmas alternative.

Mixing up the cream liqueur market is our Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur. A thoroughly Devon cream liqueur with a dusting of sea salt, sticky caramel and rich cream, it’s also available in Double Chocolate, Chocolate Orange and Brandy Butterscotch.

And finally, our Miniature Spirits – beautifully presented miniature bottles of our spiced rum and two gins that make the perfect grown-up stocking filler.

Whatever you choose, a bottle of something delicious or decadent is sure to make a good impression, and you never know your luck – you might inspire better gift giving in return. You can find all the products mentioned above on our website, or alternatively, you can get in touch with our friendly team here at the Winery via email at [email protected] or by calling us on 01297 551355 if you’d like to order by phone.