Awesomely Affordable Christmas Gifts for Craft Beer Fans
It’s beginning to look a lot like “Craftsmas,” and you know what that means! It’s time to start shopping for gifts for your jolly craft beer-drinking crew. Sure, you could get a six pack of their favorite local beer, but why not go above and beyond this year and get something that will last a little longer?
I’ve scouted out the best gifts for craft beer fans for $25 or less, including several for under $10. This list has it all, whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for your Secret Santa or some fun stocking stuffers.
Gifts for $10 or Less
Lager Logger | Cigar City Brewing | $9 The Lager Logger isn’t just a clever name; it’s a beer geek’s dream journal. Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing has created a companion book for the discerning beer lover to track new beers they’ve tried. Get this for: Your geekiest friend.
Growler Koozie | Green Flash Brewing Co. | $8 The Growler Koozie. Outrageously practical. It’ll keep your beer a little colder a little longer, and that is quite possibly the greatest gift there is. Get this for: Your friend with the boat.
Shmaltz Funky Bottle Opener | Shmaltz Brewing Co. | $8 This is a great Hanukkah gift for the craft beer lover in your life. This funky bottle opener will bring about instant smiles, and, of course, help you crack into your next craft beer! Get this for: Your Jewish friend.
Dale’s Pale Ale Bike Socks | Oskar Blues | $8.50 These rad bike socks are the perfect stocking-stuffer—what’s better than a stocking inside a stocking?! Make sure you get these puppies on your beer-loving friend’s puppies before their next ugly sweater party so they can show off their feet in style! Get this for: Your favorite hipster.
Allagash Beer Soap | Allagash Brewing Co. | $5 Let’s face it, sometimes friends stink. Get your smelly buddy this great beer soap from Allagash Brewing Company. It’s a subtle way to get your friends smelling great! Get this for: Your favorite hippy.
Smoked Porter BBQ Sauce | Stone Brewing Co. | $7.00 Stone Brewing’s Smoked Porter is a great beer, and now it’s a great BBQ sauce too! Stone serves their smoked porter bbq sauce at their Stone Bistros, and you can give it as a gift to your friend or family member to use at home. Want to make this gift even better? Include a bottle of the Smoked Porter for a supremely flavorful present! Get this for: Your dad.
Flying Dog Playing Cards | Flying Dog Brewery | $10.00 These Flying Dog playing cards are so cool you’ll want to get a deck for yourself, too. Cards and beer go together like pizza and beer. This could be the beginning of the poker night you and your friends have been wanting to start! Get this for: Your poker buddies.
Custom Sierra Nevada IPA Glass | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | $9.00 The scientists at Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head and Spiegelau combined their powers and created what is said to be the greatest IPA glass in the world. This IPA glass been engineered for excellent hop flavor and aroma and will put any shaker pint to shame. Get one (or a couple) for the hop-head in your life. Get this for: Craft beer nerds.
Great Gifts for $25 or Less
Defend Beer Pennant | Brooklyn Brewery | $16.00 This felt defend beer pennant from Brooklyn Brewery is the perfect addition to a home brewery wall or above the bar. There’s also a green pennant promoting the brewery available in their store. Get this for: baseball fans.
Cheese & Beer by Janet Fletcher | $24.99 Maybe you’re buying a gift for someone that already knows everything about beer. Well, get them a present that emphasizes their beer knowledge while blowing their minds with cheese. Cheese & Beer will teach the best cheeses to pair with popular beer styles. Get this for: Foodie friends.
New Belgium Beer Tray | New Belgium Brewing Co. | $24.00 This New Belgium tray could be used to hold pretty much any beer, but its best use is probably to carry a few tulips of New Belgium’s La Folie. This is a nice gift for any Fat Tire lover. Get this for: Your mom.
Engraved Beer Flight Paddles | Etsy | $24.95 Beer flights are a fantastic way to compare several different beers at once. These flight paddles are made from wood gathered in Oregon. Get this for: Pretty much anyone.
Great Divide Six Pack Bike Holder | Great Divide Brewing Co. | $17.00 Bring your favorite beer along for the ride with this six pack bike holder. Works best on flat crossbar bikes and attaches easily with Velcro for safe keeping. Get this gift for: Your favorite bike commuter.
Yazoo Bottle Opener Dog Collar | Yazoo Brewing Co. | $25.00 This is a fun gift for any craft beer-loving dog owner. Made from recycled bicycle tires, this dog collar is environmentally friendly and comes with a bottle opener just in case you need to crack a brew while walking Fido. Note: This size fits most dogs under 65 pounds and with a neck measurement of 12-21 inches. Get this for: Your dog.
Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian | $17.99 Get this for any craft-beer lover that’s ready to take the plunge into homebrewing. Simple and easy to understand, Charlie Papazian is known for his mantra: “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.” Complete Joy of Homebrewing takes some of the stress of guessing out of homebrewing and helps readers master the basics. Get this for: Anyone that truly loves craft beer.