Last Updated on November 9, 2022 by Lydia Martin
An exquisite drink like bourbon deserves equally exquisite gifts for its die-hard lovers!
Here are the best gifts for bourbon lovers that’ll make them love you just a little bit more.
Top 20 Bourbon Gifts For Bourbon Fans
1. Stainless Steel Whiskey Stones
Do you know someone who loves ice-cold bourbon, but hates it when ice dilutes their drink? Say goodbye to that dilemma with the Stainless Steel Whiskey Stones. This set of four steel spheres will cool bourbon (or any drink, really) down for 30 to 45 minutes without any worry of diluting it, making them one of the best gifts for bourbon lovers.
The steel spheres are housed in a silicone tray, which can also double to make perfectly-round ice cubes. Just pop it inside the freezer to get it ready the next time you want an ice-cold drink. The metal tongs are the proper tools to pop the steel spheres out of the silicone tray easily.
2. Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses (Personalized)
The Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses is the perfect wedding gift to that couple you know with a shared fondness for bourbon. The barrel stave flight board, handmade by Arkansas woodworkers, can be customized with the recipients’ names and dates to have something to remember the occasion by. It’s the perfect balance of fashion and function.
This gift set comes with four Glencairn glasses. The recipients could explore the various flavors and noses of bourbon via comparative tasting using this set: bourbons from the same brand but of different aging periods, cask finishes, or similar bourbons from different distilleries. They could identify and indulge in all the nuances in flavor — from brown sugar, leather, and cherries — of each dram.
Drinking bourbon has never been this exciting!
3. Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup
Of course, a home bar of a true-blue bourbon drinker wouldn’t be complete without a julep cup. And what better addition than the Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup.
If you think it’s not worth the splurge and would rather give a regular mug as a present, julep cups are made with 100 percent copper (so they’re definitely worth the investment). It also has a food-safe lacquer finish to prevent tarnishing, so whoever receives this will find that this julep cup will last.
4. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge is probably the most quirky yet useful tool in any bourbon lover’s home bar. This handy instrument will make bourbon ice-cold, while reducing most surface contact with the ice to eliminate dilution. How, you might ask?
Well, the secret lies in the borosilicate double old-fashioned glass.
You just need to place the angled silicone ice mold into the glass, fill it with water, and freeze it for a few hours.
Once the water is frozen, take out the mold and pour the bourbon in. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind visual presentation and is a unique gift to your favorite bourbon lover.
5. A Bottle of His Favorite Bourbon
Of course, you can’t go wrong by gifting a bourbon drinker with a bottle of his favorite bourbon. Get a bottle in a nice gift set, or place a pretty bow on the neck of the best bottle — they’ll love it just the same.
6. West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart
The West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart is the perfect gift for bourbon drinkers who don’t own one yet. It can also double as a cocktail station during indoor parties.
Of course, if they don’t want to use it specifically as a bar cart (why wouldn’t they, though?), the minimalist wooden design will complement most homes and can double as a display piece. The bar cart measures 32.4 x 19.9 x 32 inches, with two stacked shelves.
7. Corkcicle Ice Bucket
Some people (us included) love bourbon on the rocks, but the worst thing about it is the frequent ice trips to the kitchen. The Corkcicle Ice Bucket ensures that the ice stays cold and solid inside the bucket for longer, so your conversations over bourbon are not interrupted. It comes in four colors: unicorn magic, gloss turquoise, blackout, and gunmetal (our personal favorite is blackout).
It’s made from triple-walled stainless steel with a rubber pad at the bottom, so it does not skid and slide across a wet bar. Overall, a solid gift for a bourbon fan.
8. Barrel-Aged in a Bottle Oak Infusion Spiral
Many bourbon lovers love that rich, smoky taste that could only come from aging in charred oak barrels (a requirement in bourbon-making). The Barrel-Aged in a Bottle Oak Infusion Spiral imparts the flavor profiles from a lengthy aging process and fits conveniently through the neck of any standard 750ml bottle.
Pop a spiral into the neck of a young bourbon and watch it take on the brawny lushness and smoky flavor of a good bourbon bottle that’s well over ten years. We couldn’t wait, and those two weeks (as per the instructions) felt like a drag. Once we popped that bad boy open, though, whew… it took on the added aroma, color, and complex flavors of legit aged bourbons.
9. The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm
The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm is for the ladies (and gents) who want to keep chapped lips at bay. This fun lip balm has powerful, moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter, and hemp oil — plus the amazing bourbon flavors.
Bourbon and plump, moisturized lips… who can say no to this practical gift?
10. Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wooden Coasters
The Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wooden Coasters gives any home kitchen a nice rustic accent. Gift this to your favorite bourbon lover to spruce up their space and keep their surfaces free from watermarks. This set is handcrafted from quality Baltic birch plywood, finished in a handsome walnut stain. Each 4×4” square coaster is furthermore fitted with cork pads to avoid sliding on a wet countertop.
11. Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds
The Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds will create large ice spheres of about 2.5 inches. We love ice in our drams, so other bourbon lovers will definitely love receiving this as a gift. Huge ice spheres are also better than small ice cubes, as they will keep your drink cool without melting too quickly, which will dilute the drink.
The dishwasher-safe ice molds are made from BPA-free plastic/silicone, so no hassle during clean-up.
12. Collins Orange Twists
The Collins Orange Twists is the perfect pairing to an Old Fashioned and can also double as a dessert topper. This jar of orange twists will provide both the aroma and flavors of a fresh orange peel — simply pop one out for your bourbon cocktails.
Here’s a tip: the syrup in the jar can also double as a citrus bomb that you can use in place of simple syrup or as a citrus glaze over a dessert cake.
13. The Complete Whiskey Course
The Complete Whiskey Course is the perfect coffee table book for any bourbon lover’s home. It is written by whiskey expert Robin Robinson, who tells you everything you need to know about the “water of life” in ten easy chapters — from the history of the alcoholic drink, ancient distillation versus modern production, how to understand different styles (Japanese, Scotch, Irish, or Canadian), and how the different aging processes and barrels used influence bourbon flavors.
Robinson also lets you in on his favorite bottles, which are worthy splurges, even those that won’t break the bank — so this is definitely worth it.
14. Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses
You can’t go wrong with whiskey glasses as a gift to your favorite bourbon lover. The Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses are the official glasses of the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, made from ClearFire.
These 8-ounce glasses have a wide bottom to allow swirling, with a tapered lip so the drinker can better bask in the aromas. This comes in a set of four and is made with dishwasher-safe glass. It is also stackable for optimal storage.
15. Misc. Goods Co Ceramic Flask
When it comes to flasks, we always feel like ceramic is the way to go (as metal can sometimes influence the taste of the bourbon). This flask is made from quarter-thick inch porcelain and can hold up to 11 ounces of bourbon for drinks on the go. A cork stopper held in place with a leather strap keeps the precious drink from spilling before it needs to.
16. Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters
A bitters set is a great gift pack for bourbon lovers who love experimenting with their drinks. The Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters come with the classics: citrus, aromatic, ginger, orange, and chili, so they can experiment to their heart’s desires.
Who knows? They might even whip up a bourbon cocktail just for you to thank you for the bourbon accessories. You can also give this as a bourbon gift to your dad.
17. Bourbon Steak Dust
If you know someone who loves bourbon so much that they’d eat it if they could, they will surely love the Bourbon Steak Dust. This steak rub adds a special bourbon flavor and aroma to any slab of meat, with the addition of delicious spices like smoked peppercorns, paprika, garlic, onion, coriander, salt, and chili, cold-smoked using bourbon barrel chips. 
18. Norlan Raif Whiskey Decanter
Norlan is a world-renowned brand focusing on enhancing the decadent whiskey experience through the science behind their designer whiskey glasses.
The raif decanter is mouth-blown from a non-leaded crystal in a diamond-wheel cut with an aluminum stopper. The crystal surface is sanded ever-so-slightly, so the top part appears frosted and the bottom crystal-clear and smooth. It can hold up to ten liters of a bourbon lover’s favorite drink.
This decanter will definitely steal the show in any bourbon lover’s home bar!
19. Appalachian Maple Bourbon Candle
A lit Appalachian Maple Bourbon Candle smells like you’d just doused an entire room with the most fragrant bourbon bottle. The brand’s spicy and sweet bourbon-forward formula has been infused into an aromatic soy candle, with the additional scents of cinnamon leaf, tangerine, mandarin, and orange.
This will also make for the perfect gift as the lovely shop offers free customization for all their candle labels.
20. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries
Someone who loves Woodford Reserve Bourbon will definitely love these cherries! The cherries within the jar had been aged to perfection inside Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels to result in a wondrous explosion of sweetness and sharpness, with just a hint of spice from the fine bourbon.
Use it in many ways — as a garnish in a classic Manhattan, for muddling, and even for eating straight out of the jar.
Can you send a bottle of Bourbon to other states as a gift?
Yes, you can definitely send a bottle of bourbon to other states as a gift. The important thing to study is the laws surrounding the shipping and receiving states. If you live in California and would like to ship bourbon to your friend in Mississippi, don’t waste your money — Mississippi laws are very strict regarding alcohol shipment. However, a friend in Florida will be more than happy to receive your bottle.
What’s the best bourbon gift for women?
This one is subjective, but speaking as a woman, the best bourbon gift for women is a beautiful, elegant decanter we can proudly display in our home bars. A beautiful decanter shaped like a swan or a glass slipper will be the perfect present.
And there’s our round-up of the best gift ideas for bourbon lovers.
It might be difficult to think of bourbon gifts that would celebrate their love for the liquor, but hopefully, this list helped you out.
From a bitters set to stainless steel whiskey stones and quirky 2-in-1 Old Fashioned glasses, a true bourbon lover will surely love each one on this list.
Did you find our list of bourbon gifts helpful? Which one do you think you’ll be giving to a bourbon lover? Sound off below!
Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.