Holiday shopping can be stressful. Sometimes trying to find the perfect gift feels impossible and battling crowds can feel overwhelming. This year, we want to make your holiday season more festive and fun with our Wood’s Distillery Holiday Gift Guide.
We’re making it easy to match the right spirit with the lucky recipient. Here are seven gift ideas for him, gift ideas for her, adventure seekers, Colorado hipsters, brunchers, weekend warriors, and the in-laws. Added bonus: All gift ideas are locally-sourced, and most can be purchased from the comfort of your home.
Gifts for Classic Coloradans
Colorado is our home, our inspiration, and the roadmap for Wood’s Distillery, founded by brothers with the shared goal to bottle their passion for outdoor adventures. Here are four gift ideas for the person on your list who embodies Colorado’s lifestyle starting at $20 – from the outdoor lover to the weekend warrior.
The Outdoor Lover
For the person who enjoys Colorado’s outdoor playground all year long, we recommend our Tenderfoot Malt Whiskey in the go-anywhere Backcountry Bottle. This whiskey is made from three types of malt barley, malt rye and malt wheat to give it the perfect malt whiskey balance with a hint of smoke, chocolate and a long spicy finish.
The special edition, lightweight Backcountry Bottle makes it easy to pack for any adventure. With its shatterproof design and resealable lid, it’s also ideal for festivals and tailgating.
The Colorado Hipster
For the flannel sporting, always searching for one-of-a-kind products, our limited-release Dawn Patrol Single Malt Whiskey will be the exclusive perfect gift. This five-year-aged whiskey is bursting with leather, smoke, chocolate, baking spices and an inspiring backstory. With only 250 bottles sold annually, your Colorado hipster will savor every sip.
The Sunday Funday
For the person on your list who loves to enjoy Sunday Brunch, especially the bottomless Bloody Mary bar, we recommend our San Luis Valley Potato Vodka. The distilling process for this vodka begins with Colorado potatoes grown 50 miles south of our distillery in the San Luis Valley. We then blend our triple-distilled vodka with water from Colorado fourteener snowmelt.
The Weekend Warrior
For the person in your life who maximizes every moment of every weekend, we recommend our canned cocktails. Made with our award-winning spirits, based on recipes from our tasting room bartender Gingi, these ready-to-drink cocktails make it easy to drink premium spirits on the go. The three flavors include classic Gin & Tonic, Gin, Black Tea & Cardamom, and Vodka, Ginger and Lemon and are available at these Colorado liquor stores.
Group Gift Ideas
Finding the perfect group gift or a gift for a group event can be challenging. Typically, you have to stay within a specific budget while also finding a gift that a variety of people will enjoy. Here are suggestions for a secret Santa gift exchange and the in-laws starting at $36.
The Secret Santa
You want a secret Santa gift to impress. Whether for work or at a family get-together, you won’t be embarrassed when your surprise recipient opens our Treeline Barrel Rested Gin. This crisp, bright gin features hints of citrus, licorice and pepper notes. As a versatile gin, it can be consumed neat and works as a substitute for whiskey.
In-laws can be tough to buy for as typically they have everything they need. Surprise them this holiday season with our flagship Treeline Gin. This award-winning gin features our proprietary blend of nine botanicals and spices. Its clear juniper flavors are complemented by peppery spices and licorice, fully embodying the spirit of the Rocky Mountains.
Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Buy For
There’s always one person on the holiday shopping list who is more challenging to buy for than others. We have you covered with a gift idea for the picky gift-getter.
The Picky Gift-Getter
We all have that person on our list, who we suspect has secretly returned past Christmas gifts. This year, give them the gift of an experience with a Wood’s Distillery gift card, redeemable at our downtown Salida distillery.
While visiting the distillery shop our line of hats, t-shirts, hoodies, bar tools and other swag to show that your taste in fashion is as good as your taste in small-batch spirits.
Why Locally Distilled Spirits Make a Great Gift
The perfect gift is uniquely personalized; the gift that someone didn’t even know they needed. Our Colorado distilled spirits make a great gift because there is a product for every spirits drinker. And with our distilling process, you can be sure that you’re gifting the highest quality of spirits. There’s always one person on the holiday shopping list who is more challenging to buy for than others. We have you covered with a gift idea for the picky gift-getter.
Additionally, crossing off your holiday shopping list with Colorado-crafted gifts helps support local businesses and employees. Our distillery tasting room located in downtown Salida, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. We wouldn’t still be distilling and serving innovative cocktails
Want your gifts to arrive before Christmas? Start shopping now. The last day to purchase for a guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery is Saturday, Dec. 10. And if you’re in Salida for this year’s holiday events, stop by our tasting room for a sample.