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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for the Happy Hour Host

The entertainer in your life will love these no-fail products


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Tierra Farm Organic Salted Mixed Nuts ($9)

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Looking for a salty companion for any après drink? This mix of ­organic hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews works perfectly.

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Neutrall Green Glasses ($19 for two)

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Neutrall’s eight-ounce glasses are carbon-neutral, thanks to offsets, and made from upcycled glassware, so you can sip your gin and tonic guilt-free. Bonus: they’re dishwasher-safe.

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The Botanist Islay Dry Gin ($40)

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This gin is made with 22 hand-foraged ­botanicals from the Scottish Isle of Islay, nine berries, and an array of barks and peels. The effect is a heady liquor that stays coherently dry.

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Hydro Flask 24oz Mug ($29.95)

Now with a closable press-in lid, Hydro Flask insulated mugs are designed to keep your beverage of choice at its optimal temperature for hours. A must have for outdoor adventurers who want to take their time enjoying their morning cup of coffee, the Hydro Flask 24 oz mug is a perfect gift or addition to your outdoor gear.

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Canteen Cucumber Mint Vodka Soda ($15 for six)

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Canteen’s vodka sodas taste like a drink we would make—smooth, quality vodka and lightly juicy soda. They’re a lighthouse of flavor in a sea of saccharine canned cocktails.

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Athletic Brewing Co. Run Wild IPA ($13 for six)

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A blend of five Northwest hops balances the strong malt flavor in this nonalcoholic IPA. Each sip is a treat—minus the potential hangover.

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Revelshine Rosé ($45 for three)

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Revelshine’s leakproof, quick-chilling aluminum bottle is so well-built, testers used it in the backcountry after they’d drained it. The wine was crisp, had impressive depth, and was an ideal riverside beverage on a hot summer day.

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José Gourmet Canned ­Portuguese Seafood Tins ($8 and up)

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Move over, canned tuna: these tins are filled with delicacies of the sea like octopus (in olive oil and garlic), calamari (in ragout), and mackerel (olive oil again). Each container is produced in coastal Portugal or Spain and features a hand-drawn print of what’s inside.

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Verve Culture Artisan Juicer ($98)

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This juicer is as good at its job as it is handsome on your bar. Made of recycled aluminum, it extracts every last drop of lime juice for the freshest margaritas you’ve ever tasted.

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Stillhouse Classic Vodka ($18)

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This stainless-steel vessel is damn near unbreakable, so you can pour yourself a civilized drink anywhere. The vodka itself is filtered through sugar maple charcoal; it was so smooth, we enjoyed it over rocks.

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Madre Espadin Mezcal ($45)

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This mezcal is made by hand in Oaxaca, Mexico, with the same techniques that have been used for generations. The result is an immense herbal flavor and just-right smokiness for sipping.

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From December 2021 Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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