Most beer lovers seem like chill people, but shopping for a gift for them can still be tough. Sure, they love to chug beer but giving them something that will last longer than a cold one can be more memorable.
You may give beer lovers something that will elevate their drinking, like glasses and dispensers, unique bottle openers and coolers, or something delicious to eat while drinking their favorite brew.
Whether they are a casual drinker or a connoisseur, we have the best beer drinker gifts that are sure to impress. Time to get shopping!
Our Top Picks
Best for Insulating Bottles: BrüMate Hopsulator Insulated Beer Bottle Cooler
Most Innovative: Reef Men's Fanning Flip Flop Sandals with Bottle Opener
Best Multifunctional: Sofia’s Findings Personalized Bottle Opening Coaster Set
Best Read for Beginners: Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Best for Adventurous Drinkers: Gift Republic 100 Beers Bucket List Scratch Poster
1. Best for Insulating Bottles: BrüMate Hopsulator Insulated Beer Bottle Cooler
With the BrüMate Hopsulator, you can take cold beer anywhere you want, thanks to its brilliant triple insulation that keeps drinks cold for hours. We are amazed by its push-lock technology, which allows bottles to slide and pull out by the neck once finished easily.
It's also highly portable, making it perfect for taking on picnics, camping trips, or any other outdoor adventure. Its non-slip base ensures it stays in place even on the most rugged surface.
2. Best for Insulating Cans: Beer Buddy Insulated Can Holder
“There’s nothing worse than your beer going warm, so this is definitely a great gift for those that always like to have a can of beer open and ready to drink. It can also work for other cans, so it’s good for all types of drinks, and there are plenty of colors and designs to choose from,” recommends Shane Paarman, Founder and CEO of Awesome Stuff 365.
3. Best for Traveling: Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler
“When it’s summertime, and beer drinkers are heading to the beach or for a picnic, their beer needs to be cold. So, there’s no better gift for a serious beer drinker during the summer months than a cooler,” says Marcus Hutsen, Business Development Manager of Patriot Coolers.
We are impressed with the Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler’s durability and practically indestructible construction. It can contain up to 20 cans, making it the perfect size for a gathering with friends and family. Additionally, its freezer-grade gasket and airtight lid seal keep drinks cold for hours.
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4. Best for On-the-Go Drinkers: Stanley Classic Insulated Growler
Keeping your beer cold, tastStanley1913y, and fizzy for up to 24 hours can be challenging. But with the Stanley insulated growler, it’s made easy! With its double-wall vacuum insulation and leak-proof lid, we’re sure that it can keep drinks cold and carbonated from start to finish.
Its 1.9-liter capacity will keep even the thirstiest beer drinker happy throughout their travels. The heavy-duty stainless steel construction is nearly indestructible and will ensure your gift lasts for years.
Related: The Best Beer Growlers
5. Best for Beer Tasting: MyGift Torched Wood Beer Flight Board Serving Set
James Watts, CEO of Own The Grill, on the best gift for beer drinkers, “I’d give them a pair of beer flights so that they could spend lazy afternoons and evenings trying an ever-increasing variety of craft beers with a friend.”
“As for why, well, a flight is the best way to sample beers from here, there, and everywhere else by yourself or in company. And what beer lover doesn’t want to have the tools that can help them to try as many different brews as they possibly can?” he added.
Related: Know Your Beer: Type & Styles
6. Best for Golfers: BenShot Pint Glass with Real Golf Ball
If your loved one is a fan of beer and golf, this glass would be the perfect gift! We are in awe by how the design smoothly captures the realistic image of a golf ball hitting the glass. This is because each glass is meticulously hand-sculpted by expert glassmakers.
If you want an extra cold beer, you can confidently pop this in your freezer since it is freezer-safe. On top of that, the golf balls used in these glasses are brand new from Titleist.
7. Best Intricate Design: LitLife Medieval Dragon Beer Stein
The next time your loved one wants to binge-watch Game of Thrones or their favorite fantasy show, give them this stein as a gift! The medieval dragon design around the stein left us in awe, with its intricate details and antique metal finish.
The outer part is crafted from sturdy polyresin, while the inner part is made from food-safe stainless steel. While not insulated, it still does a good job retaining the coldness of beer. We also appreciate the inclusion of a medieval key that functions as a bottle opener.
Related: The Best Beer Glasses
8. Best Personalized: Spotted Dog Company Glass Beer Mug
You can never go wrong with personalized items. So if you’re looking for a safe gift for a beer lover, we recommend this excellent mug! Spotted Dog Company uses laser etching, ensuring the design won’t easily fade away.
The glass is lead-free and safe to use in a dishwasher and freezer. It has a 16-ounce capacity and is crafted with a thick, heavy bottom and reliable handle. For the print, choose a letter initial, a name, a short text below the name and initial, or an optional short text at the back.
9. Best Mess-Free Opener: Bruntmor Beer Cap Opener & Magnetic Cap Catcher
With this bottle opener, you won’t have to pick up caps scattered on the floor as it’s designed to catch them after opening the bottle. This handy tool can be conveniently mounted on any metal surface since the back features a powerful magnet.
It is crafted from strong zinc alloy, making it durable and rust-proof. Furthermore, the Merbau Wood finish complements any home bar.
Related: The Best Bottle Openers
10. Most Innovative: Reef Men's Fanning Flip Flop Sandals with Bottle Opener
There's no way you will forget your bottle opener anymore with these sandals! Just check the sole, and you'll be surprised to see it there. We love how they look tough but are very comfortable to wear since they’re made with full-grain leather and an EVA footbed.
In addition, the straps are lined with micro-fiber for comfortability. They also feature anatomical arch support to provide balance and a rubber outsole for traction on wet surfaces.
11. Coolest Design: Jurassic Park Bottle Opener
Imagine how awesome it’d be to open a bottle of beer using a raptor’s claw at a party; you’ll garner everybody’s attention!
This bottle opener measures 5.5 inches, about the same size as the prop they used in the Jurassic Park movie. It’s also cast in zinc alloy for maximum sturdiness and durability.
12. Most Fun Opener: Let It. Beer Cap Guns Beer Bottle Opener
This isn’t your typical beer opener, as it’s incorporated with a playful twist. It shoots the crown caps after taking them off like a toy gun! We guarantee that this cool opener will bring the child out of every beer lover that uses it.
The bottle opener is made from a strong ABS material, which will definitely be around for more beer sessions. It also comes with three coasters that act as targets, three stands, and two silicone caps you can use if you want to save your unfinished beer for later.
13. Best Multifunctional: Sofia’s Findings Personalized Bottle Opening Coaster Set
In addition to protecting surfaces from water rings, these coasters can quickly remove crown caps from your beer! A sturdy bottle opener is built into one corner of the coaster, adding to its convenience and functionality.
The coasters are made from synthetic leather, while the bottle opener is constructed from stainless steel. We also like how you can personalize this best gift for beer drinkers through laser engraving.
Related: The Best Drink Coasters
14. Best for Enhancing Beer: FIZZICS FZ403 DraftPour Beer Dispenser
Make your favorite beer more delicious with the DraftPour Beer Dispenser! It converts stouts, lagers, ales, etc., into nitro draft beer with a long-lasting foam head, improving its overall quality.
We like how portable this device is since it can run on batteries or connect to a USB wall adapter. It is also lightweight, but don't underestimate its durability as it’s made of zinc and PC-ABS composite.
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15. Best for Entertaining: Oggi Beer Tower Dispenser
Use a beer tower dispenser to make beer nights with your friends more enjoyable and interesting! This dispenser is 30 inches tall and can hold three quarts of beer, equivalent to six pints.
We are impressed by its heavy chrome-plated steel base that ensures everything is balanced and that it will not easily tip over. Furthermore, the clear beer tube allows you to see the beautiful color and bubbles of the beer inside. A removable ice tube is inside to keep your beer icy cold.
Related: The Best Beer Towers
16. Best for Simpsons Fans: The Simpsons Men's Simpsons Duff Beer T-Shirt
If your beer lover enjoys watching The Simpsons, they know what Duff Beer is. This shirt represents an appreciation for both the show and beer and is available in two colors: heather grey and gray, so you can choose whichever suits your giftee’s skin tone better.
The fabric material is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, which is breathable and won’t shrink. It is also machine-washable, making clean-up quick and efficient.
17. Best for Budweiser Lovers: Budweiser Can Label T-Shirt
We have a special treat for Budweiser fans; it’s time you show how much you love the tasty Budweiser lager by wearing this cool shirt! It comes in four colors: black, navy, white, and heather gray.
The first three are 100% cotton, making them breathable and perfect for summer, while the heather gray uses 90% cotton mixed with 10% polyester. These shirts are lightweight and feature double-needle sleeves and a bottom hem.
18. Best for Everyday Use: Swag Brewery Hoppy IPA Beer Soap
Brewed with real American hops, this beer soap has a hoppy, spicy scent that will leave you feeling refreshed and clean. It also makes an excellent addition to your recipient’s bathroom countertop.
We love that this soap lathers up well and is gentle enough for daily use, making the skin feel soft and moisturized. It is guaranteed free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Certified organic and made in the USA, its ingredients are all-natural, which include rosemary leaf extracts.
19. Best Fragrance: BRÖÖ Craft Beer Moisturizing Shampoo
Beer shampoo sounds crazy, but it’s real, and we can’t get enough of it! Since malted barley is a rich source of proteins and B vitamins, it has the potential to be the main ingredient in a shampoo product. It won’t make your hair smell like beer, we promise! Instead, it is packed with scents of lavender, ylang-ylang, and geranium.
In addition to beer, shea butter and caffeine are major components in this shampoo’s formula. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and doesn’t contain bad chemicals for your hair, such as parabens, phthalates, silicones, dyes, harsh preservatives, etc.
20. Best for Relaxation: Torched Beer Scented Candles
If your loved ones are like us and enjoy the complex aromas of beer, these candles will make the perfect gift for them. Made from a premium soy wax blend, these candles will make your home smell like craft beer.
The candles come in the bottom half of beer bottles. But don’t worry; the rims are smoothened very well to avoid accidents. They also come in various scents such as Lavender IPA, Wildberry Lambic, Vanilla Porter, Blackforest Lager, Raspberry Rye, and more!
21. Best Accessory: LAOYOU Skull Bottle Opener Ring
With this ring, you don’t have to bring a big and heavy opener or destroy your teeth trying to open a cold one! It sports a skull design with intricate details, ensuring that it looks and feels high-quality. We guarantee that you’ll look cool with this convenient little accessory!
Moreover, this ring is crafted from 316L stainless steel, which is sturdy and safe to use as it is hypoallergenic and lead-free. It’s also heavy but comfortable to wear.
22. Best for Cooks: The Craft Beer Cookbook: 100 Artisanal Recipes for Cooking with Beer
This cookbook is for you if you think beer goes better with food! The recipes have easy instructions and use ingredients found at most grocery stores. Plus, the book includes tips on properly matching beer with food.
The best part about this cookbook is that it's relatively inexpensive, making it the perfect gift on a budget for any beer lover. With its diverse and delicious recipes, we’re sure that they’ll make anybody’s mouth water!
23. Best for History Buffs: The Beer Bible: Second Edition
Christina Russo, Content Director of The Kitchen Community, says the best gift for beer drinkers is The Beer Bible.
“I’d make sure that they had a copy of Jeff Alworth’s The Beer Bible, which is a detailed exploration of the ten thousand-year history of beer, and a guide to the best of the best beers that any dedicated fan of hops and barley should be able to lose themselves in. After all, as a much wiser woman than me once famously said, the more you know about something, the more you’ll ultimately enjoy it,” explains Christina.
24. Best Read for Beginners: Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Do you want to be a beer connoisseur but don’t know where to start? Lucky for you, the Tasting Beer Second Edition has you covered! This book is improved and revised to feed you the latest beer information.
It includes the scope of food and beer pairings, flavor profiles, beer styles, craft beer trends, draft beer systems, sensory evaluation guidelines, and more!
Related: The History of Craft Beer
25. Best for Serious Brewers: Brett Yekel Homebrew Journal
If you’re into homebrewing, you’ll need this journal for a more organized report! One thing we love about this is how everything is perfectly laid out, which makes sense because the development of this journal took nine months to finish!
Inside this journal are charts for hops, yeast strains, color reference, alcohol by volume reference, glassware reference, and more! Plus, you can write about 70+ beer recipes inside. The exterior is made from PU leather and is designed with a strap closure and a pen holder.
26. Best Flavor: Swag Brewery Beer-Infused Hot Sauce
Beer-infused hot sauce? It might sound like a dangerous duo, but we assure you, it’s worth a try! This set comes with three kinds of 5-ounce hot sauces: Asian Sriracha (mild option), Garlic Serrano (medium option), and Roasty Chipotle (hot option).
These condiments are made using fresh, high-quality, natural ingredients such as cayenne chiles, onion, vinegar, beer, and more!
Related: The Best Whiskey Flavored Sauces
27. Best for Meat Lovers: Craft Beef Jerky Set
Beef jerky and beer? You’ll get the best of both worlds in one tasty treat with this Craft Beef Jerky Set! It features three flavors: Boulevard Brewing Tank 7, Nebraska Brewing Brown Ale, and Cinder Block Pavers Porter.
These treats are marinated in craft beer for one to two days, and we like how the flavors are rich but not overwhelming. The beer used to marinate the jerkies is locally sourced and of great quality. Enjoy them as is or with your favorite brew!
28. Best for Sweet Tooth: Swag Brewery Brew Candy
According to Arvie Narido, gift researcher for Gift Rabbit, “If you are looking for an imaginative gift that will pique the interest of the beer lover in your life, this one is a must-try. Whether at the office or other places where booze is not allowed, these candies can give them a little taste of ale right at their fingertips.”
“The candies do not contain actual alcohol but taste like one. So if you also have beer lover friends who can’t drink for medical reasons, this one can fill the gap in their beer cravings,” he added.
29. Best for Pool Parties: GoPong Inflatable Beer Pong
Are you looking for a way to spruce up your pool or beach party? This beer pong inflatable will steal everybody's attention and make a fun gift to beer lovers! It measures six feet long and holds 10 cups in each end to capture the authentic mechanics of the classic game.
We like that it works as a tanning raft or a tabletop for your drinks since it’s designed with eight separate cup holders along the sides. This beer pong has a rapid valve so you can inflate and deflate it up to four times faster than a regular inflatable.
30. Most Informative Game: Unlabeled - The Blind Beer Tasting Board Game
If you’re confident that you know your way around beer, then winning this game should be easy! We think this game is also a good way to expand your knowledge about this alcoholic beverage and the mechanics are easy.
You and your friends need to bring different beers, but you can’t tell what type it is. Each round, you get to have a sip and try to determine the beer’s characteristics, category, and type. If you get the right answer, you earn points! In the end, the person with the most points wins.
Related: How to Talk Like a Beer Connoisseur
31. Most Versatile Game: Drink-A-Palooza Drinking Board Game
We present this drinking board game for a much bigger party crowd and a wilder one! It is ideal for 2 to 12 persons and includes a spill-resistant game board, 36 beer bottles, 6-pack game pieces, 8 party foul cards, 2 ping pong balls, a deck of playing cards, a spin the bottle, and some dice.
This board game allows your giftee to play famous party games such as beer pong, flip cup, quarters, etc. You have to win each game to get tiny beer bottles, and if you are the first to fill your 6-pack, you are declared the winner!
32. Best for Chilling at Home: Rostmarygift Wood Beer Box
We’ll let you in on a special tool that’ll keep your loved one’s beer nights mess-free. This wooden beer box organizes beers, treats, napkins, and mobile phones for a relaxing time at home!
This beer box is made of well-polished wood and has two removable transparent containers. It's easy to clean by hand, and if you spill beer on the wood, you could wipe it off with a damp cloth. It is also compact so that you can bring it anywhere.
33. Best for Safety: BACtrack C8 Breathalyzer
Drinking beer is some people’s way of unwinding or coping with stress, but it should not be overdone. To remind your loved ones of this limit, get them a breathalyzer! It utilizes BACtrack's patented BluFire Fuel Cell Sensor that has about the same grade as breathalyzers used in clinics, law enforcement, and hospitals.
Not only will this gadget tell your accurate blood alcohol content, but it’ll also tell you when your BAC returns to 0.00%, giving you a time perspective. It can work on its own or connect with its matching C8 app, which also helps call an Uber quickly.
34. Best Decor: Northlight Corona Beer Bottle and Lime Lights
Make your friend’s patio enchanting with these amusing beer bottles and lime lights! These lights are built with end-to-end connectors, allowing you to link more of them together, and each bulb has a gap of 12 inches between them. It also has a spare fuse and replacement bulbs for convenience.
35. Best for Budding Brewers: Craft A Brew Oktoberfest Ale Beer Kit
This starter set from Craft A Brew is perfect for first-time brewers and includes all the supplies they need to make their own Oktoberfest ale. From brewing, fermenting, and bottling, we love that it includes a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the entire process.
“Consider the gift recipient's experience, if any, in buying a brew kit and ask the vendor or seller to help you to select the essential items to get your recipient started, without requiring them to buy a lot of additional equipment for themselves,” says Sabrina Best, Head Writer at New Kitchen Life.
36. Best Novelty Item: Novelty Place Drinking Helmet
We recommend this fun helmet for beer lovers with a playful side! Equipped with an adjustable buckle, this helmet is comfortable to wear while keeping your drinks cold and makes for a great conversation starter at parties.
This drink helmet is also durable and can hold most cans or bottles. The best part is the straw with regulating valves so you can drink two cans simultaneously. Now that's twice the fun!
37. Best for Adventurous Drinkers: Gift Republic 100 Beers Bucket List Scratch Poster
This unique poster features a list of 100 different types of beers from around the world, and as the recipient drinks each one, they can scratch it off the list. We love how each image representing a type of beer has been beautifully illustrated, making it the best addition to any beer lover's wall.
The premium scratch film is thin and delicate, so it's best not to use a fingernail to scratch off the image. A coin or other sharp object will do the job perfectly.
38. Best for Outdoor Gatherings: Keter Patio Rattan Table With Beer Cooler
According to Jeremy Yamaguchi, CEO of Lawn Love, “This item is so cool because it looks like a nice side table, but the top lifts up and reveals a cooler, where you can fill it with ice and beer (or your cold drink of choice).”
“The top stays locked up high and acts as a side table, while the bottom cooler section makes it easy for people to grab a drink. This is a great upgrade from the standard plastic cooler, and it’s a great addition to anyone’s backyard,” he added.
39. Best for Craft Beer Fans: 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Belgian Lambic
“My personal go-tos for gifting are Belgian lambic bottles (especially anything from 3 Fonteinen). There are no concerns about freshness, they usually look very nice, and they tend to have challenging and unique flavors that will tickle the palate of just about any craft beer aficionado,” says Greg Winget, Director of Brewing Operations at WyeHill Kitchen & Brewing.
“Even if you’re not super beer savvy, most bottle shops have helpful staff who can guide you to a great option if you know a few basic facts about what your giftee likes. And if you’re buying beer as a gift, be sure to check the date it was packaged – most beers taste best as fresh as possible, so looking for a date code can help ensure that your thoughtful gift is as delicious as its brewer intended,” he added.
So there you have it – our top gifts for beer drinkers in your life. We hope we’ve given you some ideas and inspiration and that you are now ready to shop for the perfect present.
Which one do you think will your loved one appreciate most? Let us know in the comments. And as always, happy shopping!
Best Beer Drinker Gifts - What to Look for
When it comes to finding the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind:
For beer lovers, you can give them beer glasses, coolers, bottle openers, growlers, or dispensers. These allow drinkers to carry their favorite beer wherever they are or create more beer foam for a better drinking experience.
“Consider how easy your gift will be to carry along in their pockets or pouches. Beer lovers tend to enter bars with little to no baggage. So be sure to select a compact gift, preferably one they can use in the bar while enjoying their alcoholic beverage,” recommends Brian Nagele, CEO of Restaurant Clicks.
The quality of a product depends on its material or build. Check if the beer glass is sufficiently thick, easy to clean, and food-safe. If it’s a cooler or dispenser, ensure the insulation is properly designed so the beverage remains cold for hours or even days.
For food and self-care products, it’s important to check if they contain chemicals your loved ones may be allergic to. In addition, make sure that the food doesn’t taste subpar so they can enjoy it with their beer.
Aside from functionality, consider how the product looks. Beer lovers tend to appreciate items more with a unique, funny, or fascinating design.
Knowing what a person wants or needs make brainstorming for a gift easier. And sometimes, a person might just want a thoughtful gift than an expensive one. Observing a loved one’s actions when drinking or learning their interests related to beer will help you figure out a gift that’s ideal for them.
Ease of Use
Gadgets and equipment should be user-friendly to make it more convenient for the giftee. They should help make the beer-drinking experience better or easier; otherwise, the gift would be useless.
For instance, a beer-making kit should contain easy-to-follow instructions so the person can have a high chance of succeeding in making their brew.
Giving your friend or family a gift is a nice gesture but remember only to give what you can afford. Be strategic about your budget!
If you have money to burn, you can buy expensive products. But should you have a tight budget, you can compensate by giving the gift more thought and less money.
Gifts for Beer Lovers FAQ
1. What are some things to avoid when buying gifts for beer drinkers?
Firstly, don't buy them something that is obviously cheap or poorly thought out. Secondly, avoid anything that is too complicated or takes too much effort to use.
Third, if you’re going to give gag gifts or something unconventional, assess if it suits the recipient so they won’t get offended or underwhelmed. Finally, try to steer clear of anything overly trendy or likely to go out of style quickly.
2. What's the best way to package a beer gift?
It's always a good idea to include an accompanying note or card as a general practice. This way, you can explain why you chose that particular gift and what made you think of the recipient.
For example, if you're giving a beer cooler to someone who loves to travel, you could write something like, "I know you love trying new beers, so I thought you might enjoy this simple way to keep your beers cold while you're on the go."
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