November 14, 2019
The holidays are just around the corner and in today’s globetrotting society, so many of us live far away from our families and friends. Does the distance keep you from enjoying hot mulled cider on Christmas eve, raising a glass to toast Hanukkah, or sipping champagne on New Years Eve with some of those you care about?
Why not send a box of bar cheer to your loved ones so you can have a drink together over Facetime or Skype, no matter where you all are? These festive bar and liquor gifts can be sent in the mail to facilitate your virtual holiday gathering.
Holiday Rum Cider Kit
Nothing quite rings in December like Cider – and what better than spiked cider to warm your cockles? To send it as a gift, you can send packets of a powdered cider mix—since sending half a gallon of apple cider isn’t very practical. Get two of the mini bottles of rum or spiced rum and send a fun holiday salt shaker with the ground spices already mixed up:
Add a packet of cinnamon sticks to the package, and maybe even a pair of holiday mugs. Wrap everything carefully and hit up your nearest post office.
New Year’s Celebration in a Box
Will you be away from your bestie with whom you celebrated an epic new year in times past? Why not reminisce and send her a New Year’s celebration in a box?
Put all the above in a fun box with confetti and send it on. Make sure to bubble wrap the champagne!
DIY Mini Christmas Tree with Sippable Ornaments
For the wild ones out there, don’t hesitate to go all out sending him or her a mini Christmas tree set with ornaments you can drink!
You can choose to send the miniature tree already decorated or include the details so your friend can decorate it him or herself.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tie craft string around the neck of each bottle, then add another loop to hang it on the tree. The decoration part is pretty self-explanatory. We recommend getting a sturdy Christmas-themed box that is big enough for the Christmas tree and fill it with shredded crinkle paper. Bubble-wrap the bottles, then place everything inside and include a personalized card.
Send Wine or Local Spirits!
Mailing a bottle of wine, spirits or champagne isn’t as dangerous as it may seem. Most post offices have special boxes for mailing breakables, so it’s easy to find a shipping container so you can safely send a nice bottle of wine, champagne or even a local liquor to a distant friend or relative.
Look for Alberta Pure Vodka, drop some Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum into the above-mentioned Cider box, or send local craft spirits like Eau Claire Distillery’s Equinox, or Burwood Distillery Medica honey spirit. If you need a recommendation for that perfect local spirit, a celebratory wine or the perfect Scotch for a Scotch lover, head to your local Co-op Wine Spirits Beer and talk to one of the sommeliers or store staff.
Include a corkscrew or bottle stopper and even some unbreakable plastic wine glasses.
Just because you can’t be with your friends and family for the holidays, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink together to celebrate the year past and the new year to come. To make these gifts even more special, you can make an identical box for yourself. Once they receive it, make a date to have a video call and have that drink together!
Create the perfect holiday gift by visiting your neighbourhood Co-op Wine Spirits Beer store this holiday season.
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