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The Perfect Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

What to buy for someone who loves beer.

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to dust off the credit card and hit those online stores.

If you’re anything like me, shopping for the perfect gift, and worrying afterward if it really is the perfect present, gives you anxiety. I want the people in my life to know how much I care about them and to get them a gift that they will actually love. But I also don’t want to break the bank.

group of beer lovers

In past years, I’ve taken to the internet searching for gift ideas that will please specific people on my list, but found generic listicles full of expensive, trendy items that I knew weren’t the right fit.

That is why this year, I thought I’d make my own list of the best gifts for beer lovers that will satisfy even the pickiest friends on your shopping list. Take a look at the following list of gifts that will delight the beer lover in your life.

Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

  1. Chalkboard Beer Tap Handle with Changeable Logo
  2. Six Bottle Insulated Beer Caddy
  3. Insulated Beer Bottle & Can Holder
  4. Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles
  5. Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser
  6. USA Beer Cap Map
  7. Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making 2 Gallon Starter Kit
  8. GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Carbonated Growler and Craft Beverage Dispenser
  9. Yeti Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler
  10. Set of 20 oz Pint Glasses
  11. Tactical Mini Beer Vests
  12. Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener
  13. Monthly Beer Subscriptions
  14. Cold Beer Coat Koozies
  15. EdgeStar KC2000 Full Size Kegerator
  16. Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer
  17. How To Brew
  18. Personalized Beer Glass Gift Set
  19. Beer Themed Coasters
  20. Shower Beer Holder
  21. 100 Beers Bucket List Scratch Poster
  22. Cap Guns Beer Bottle Opener
  23. Beergetarian Shirt
  24. Dumbbell Beer Glasses
  25. Novelty Beer Drinking Helmet
  26. Leather Beer Holster
  27. Beer Run Drinking Game
  28. Mealivos Wooden Bottle Caddy
  29. Beeropoly Beer Game
  30. Hoppy IPA Brew Candle
  31. Funny Beer Socks

Chalkboard Beer Tap Handle with Changeable Loop

Chalkboard Beer Tap Handle with Changeable Loop

This customizable beer tap handle is perfect for the home brewer in your life. Not only can you create a custom logo that reflects your loved ones’ personality or special event and affix it to the handle, but it also features a large chalkboard face where you can write the name of the brew currently on tap.

It is made of a lacquered cherry and fits a standard kegerator with its 3/8-16 thread. They are easy to install and made of high-quality materials, so they will withstand the test of time.


Six Bottle Insulated Beer Caddy

Six Bottle Insulated Beer Caddy

Among the best beer lover gifts includes this Six Bottle Insulated Beer Caddy. Made of soft khaki green and chocolate-brown canvas material, it features a removable divider with 6-slots that will comfortably fit your favorite six-pack. In addition, the caddy comes with a comfortable shoulder strap with adjustable padding and a retractable bottle opener on an attached cord.

I love the stylish but functional design of this caddy and how long it keeps beer cold. It is also versatile, usable for camping, a day out on the boat, or picnics in the park.


Insulated Beer Bottle & Can Holder

Insulated Beer Bottle & Can Holder

This light, ergonomic insulated beverage holder is the perfect gift for any beer lover who despises warm beer. It is made of durable, fingerprint-resistant stainless steel and comes with an adapting rubber lid that adheres to any size beer can or bottle.

It can also be used for drinks other than beer, as it keeps hot drinks hot, and comes with a complementary tumbler lid.

Though resistant, these holders are lightweight at the same time. This feature, plus the ergonomic design of the cups, make them extra easy and comfortable to carry.


Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles

Beer Chiller Sticks for Bottles

If you’re trying to find amateur beer lover gifts for people in your life that seem to have all of the latest gadgets, I can almost guarantee they don’t have beer chiller sticks.

These portable and convenient chiller sticks are made of stainless steel. To use, you simply place them in the freezer 3-4 hours before you want to use them. Then, crack open a room temperature beer, plop your chiller stick in it, and enjoy an ice-cold beer minutes later. Each chiller stick has a built-in bottle opener as well, which is ideal for outdoor parties or when sitting around the campfire.


Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Fans of nitro-style beer can now have them at home with any type of store-bought beer. It works great with different cans and bottle sizes and can transform the natural carbonation of standard IPAs, stouts, lagers, and more into a delicious, creamy micro-foam.

The dispenser has a sleek, modern design in matte black and copper that will look attractive on any bar or countertop. It has a USB port and a place for batteries, so it’s great for travel as well. Overall, this is one of those gadgets that will wow beer lovers.


USA Beer Cap Map

USA Beer Cap Map

Perfect for a man cave or hung behind a bar, the USA Beer Cap Map is a beautiful piece of solid maple with a semi-gloss finish. It is relatively thin and lightweight, which makes it easy to mount. It features 60+ spaces where beer lovers can place the beer caps from their favorite brews and breweries.

This product is crafted with the best quality in mind. It’s durable and sturdy despite its light weight. The nails are included for easy installation. The holes are made with precision and feature a unique system that allows the caps to stay in place.

The Beer Cap Map is both a fun piece of decoration and a nod to nostalgia.


Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making 2 Gallon Starter Kit

Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making 2 Gallon Starter Kit

Has your dad, sister, or boyfriend been talking about trying their hand at brewing their own beer? The Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit is a fantastic gift that can help them realize their dream.

The kit comes with step-by-step instructions, the right equipment, and all of the ingredients a beginner brewer needs to start crafting their own beer. With the kit, it takes about 30 minutes to brew a batch, 14 days to ferment, and an additional 14 days before it is ready to drink. Best of all, it’s completely reusable, meaning that your friend can use this gift over and over again.


GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Carbonated Growler and Craft Beverage Dispenser

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go Carbonated Growler and Craft Beverage Dispenser

Another excellent gift for homebrewers is this carbonated growler dispenser. It has double insulation, keeping your beer cold all day long, and carbonated for two weeks! It has a regulator cap that allows you to choose the amount of carbonation you want your beer to have. The dispenser tap has three positions and its handle makes it easy to carry.

Its size – it comes in 64oz or 128oz – makes it perfect for traveling and taking along on outdoor adventures, and it’s ideal for drinks like kombucha as well as beer.

The growler is made of stainless steel and plastic, plus a powder coated finish and a rubber footing that avoids slips as well as damage. There are a variety of colors to choose from, including black, red, and dark blue.


Yeti Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler

Yeti Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler

Every beer lover needs a good portable cooler to lug their beer around in. When it comes to keeping drinks cold, Yeti is a top brand name for outdoor enthusiasts. This soft cooler is no exception.

The navy cooler is made of a leak-proof liner with cold cell insulation that offers the best cooling technology. It has several reinforced straps for secure and easy carrying of up to 28 pounds of ice. It has a wide opening with magnetic closures and a sturdy zipper to keep its contents in place while moving from spot to spot.

Perfect for camping or a day on the beach, the Hopper is a gift that beer lovers will appreciate for years to come.


Set of 20 oz Pint Glasses

Set of 20 oz Pint Glasses

Everyone knows that beer out of a pint glass just hits differently. These durable pint glasses are a must-have for anyone with their at-home bar, brewers, or enthusiasts who appreciate the nuances of beer and how the right glass makes it taste.

Each glass is laser etched with a groove design that is meant to help with steady carbonation and maintaining a proper head. As both of these factors affect how the beer tastes and smells, it’s a pretty revolutionary concept that makes these glasses stand out from the crowd.

Additionally, each glass is made of high-quality glass that is freezer and dishwasher safe. The glasses feel comfortable in your hand and hold 20 ounces of beer.


Tactical Mini Beer Vests

Tactical Mini Beer Vests

The beer lover or military veteran in your life will get a kick out of a decorative tactical beer vest that acts as an insulating cooler.

Each cooler is made of water-resistant mesh cloth with adjustable shoulder straps that help it fit any size can or bottle. They come in packs of three and a range of color combinations, including grey, khaki, tan, and green. Overall, these are a fun and functional way to make your beer bottle stand out at a party or tailgate.


Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener

Wall Mounted Beer Bottle Opener

Beer accessories like bottle openers are always getting lost or misplaced, and loose caps are a nuisance. The wall-mounted beer bottle opener allows beer enthusiasts to have the tools they need to open their beer and collect their caps in one convenient package.

The bottle opener is made out of wood and features a rust-proof iron opener, as well as a sizable pocket for loose caps with mesh sides that will keep them dry. It has a nice vintage feel to it, and its attractive design will look nice in a kitchen, camper, or garage.


Monthly Beer Subscriptions

Monthly Beer Subscriptions

If the person for who you’re buying a gift isn’t into material objects, a monthly beer subscription is a great gift that any beer fan will appreciate.

There are, of course, many different beer subscription services out there to choose from. Beer Across America is considered the original beer of the month club, and as such, has a panel of highly-skilled individuals who specialize in putting together the perfect selection of craft beer.

Each month, you or the person you’re buying for will receive 12 unique, curated beers, 4 of which are guaranteed to come from at least two independent craft breweries. They also offer every-other-month and quarterly packages and allow payments to be received in full or per shipment.


Cold Beer Coat Koozies

Cold Beer Coat Koozies

Unique, well-crafted, and fun, these cold beer coat koozies will keep your beer cold and your hands warm. You can use it with cans or bottles. They have two layers of insulation; the exterior is made from nylon, and the lining is made from metallic fabric.

Each puffer jacket-style koozie has two handles that you can clip to a belt loop with a carabiner. They come in stylish colors like red, navy, and olive green.


EdgeStar KC2000 Full Size Kegerator

EdgeStar KC2000 Full Size Kegerator

Any at-home brewer looking for an easy way to dispense their crafted concoctions will enjoy this slim, full-size kegerator. It supports standard ¼ and ½ kegs and keeps a temperature in the low 30s, so your beer is sure to stay ice cold.

It also comes with all of the hardware and accessories needed to comfortably store and enjoy the beer it holds. One of its highlights is a two-piece drip tray that flawlessly catches any spilled beer.

You can easily move the KC2000 from one place to another with the integrated caster wheels, and you can place it anywhere without the door being an issue, as the door is reversible.


Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer

Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer

Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans’ book “Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer” is an information-packed guide for everything there is to know about craft brewing. In addition to covering how to make beer, the book breaks down the ins and outs of different kinds of beer, hop varieties, barrel aging, glassware, tasting, storing, and more.

The audiobook is fun and informative with beautiful, easy-to-digest illustrations and well-written prose. It would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in pursuing brewing or just curious about what the process entails.


How To Brew

How To Brew

Also on the list of great books to buy for the beer lover in your life is John J. Palmer’s “How to Brew.” This colorful guide has been hailed as the “definitive guide” for beer makers since 2006. It is helpful for both beginner and seasoned home-brewers looking to bone up on their brewing skills.

The newest edition of the book features five new chapters that discuss malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and how to adjust water depending on the style of beer you’re brewing. It also offers revised information on managing fermentation, temperature control, and sanitation, as well as several new tasty recipes to try out.


Personalized Beer Glass Gift Set

Personalized Beer Glass Gift Set

Nothing says love like a personalized glass and coaster set. This personalized set comes with nine etched 16-ounce glasses that you can engrave with a name, a logo, or a custom saying or design. If you’re not sure where to start, they offer a variety of design options to choose from.

The glasses themselves are thick, sturdy glass that is dishwasher safe. They have a solid weight to them, and the slightly tapered design feels comfortable in your hand. For an extra bit of fun, you can add in four coasters with a matching design to round out the set.


Beer Themed Coasters

Beer Themed Coasters

Since I’ve mentioned coasters, these six beer-themed coasters would make the perfect addition to your loved one’s man cave or as a housewarming gift. Each coaster is made of cork, which is great for absorbing liquid, keeps the coaster secured to the table, and will help protect hard surfaces from water stains.

What makes these coasters unique are the funny illustrations and sayings on each. Everything from the standard “Save Water Drink Beer” to my personal favorite, “In Dog Beers, I’ve Only Had 1.” These coasters will bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees them.


Shower Beer Holder

Shower Beer Holder

There’s nothing quite like coming home from a hard day at work and hopping in the shower with an ice-cold beer. It’s a relaxing self-care regime that any beer lover will tell you is the highlight of their day.

To help your loved one’s beer stay cold and free of shower water or errant soap suds, give them this portable shower drink holder. Its silicone makeup secures tightly to shiny surfaces like laminate, tile, or glass and can be moved around at any time without leaving a sticky residue behind. It also features drainage holes that keep shower water from building up in the bottom.


100 Beers Bucket List Scratch Poster

100 Beers Bucket List Scratch Poster

There is so much beer in the world to try. If your loved one has a penchant for trying out new beer in every city or country they travel to, they will love this thoughtful poster.

The poster is a series of scratch-off squares, underneath which are colorful, stylistic images that coincide with a beer on the accompanying list. The list itself features U.S. and international beers. Simply pick a beer from the list and scratch off the corresponding number when finished. Before you know it, you’ll have a colorful poster that makes a great story for all the different beers you’ve tried.


Cap Guns Beer Bottle Opener

Cap Guns Beer Bottle Opener

Opening a bottle of beer doesn’t have to be boring or mundane with the Cap Guns Beer Bottle Opener. You use this the same way you’d use a traditional bottle opener, except when you peel the cap off the bottle, this stores it and can be shot at targets later. It shoots well, firing caps over 16 feet.

There are two bottle openers in each box, as well as three coaster targets that can be hung on the wall for target practice or set on target stands while you enjoy your beer. This gift is especially perfect for the prankster or marksman in your friend group or family.


Beergetarian Shirt

Beergetarian Shirt

Novelty t-shirts with clever sayings are always a solid bet when it comes to gift-giving. Especially if you’re trying to buy something for someone who has everything. This lightweight, classic-fit shirt is no exception.

The Beergetarian shirt features a bold, fun design in yellows and oranges on black, blue, and grey cotton t-shirts. There are a variety of kinds of beer and glassware pictured on the shirt, including IPAs, stouts, and porters, which means there’s something on it for every type of beer drinker to enjoy.


Dumbbell Beer Glasses

Dumbbell Beer Glasses

The theme of these not-so-average beer glasses is weight lifting. Each glass is shaped like a dumbbell and holds 25 ounces of beer. This number appears on the outside of the glass like a traditional dumbbell. It has a wide mouth and a narrow body that is easy to grip and hold, so they’re functional as well as cool to look at.

These glasses are a unique item that anyone who is into lifting weights but also enjoys their beer will love to call their own.


Novelty Beer Drinking Helmet

Novelty Beer Drinking Helmet

The beer-drinking helmet is the stuff of party legends. It holds your beer and allows you to drink both beers at the same time while carrying them around hands-free. What’s not to love?

You can make the party dreams of your friend or family member come through by gifting them this novelty beer drinking helmet. It has a plastic holder on either side of the adjustable red plastic helmet. Two hoses with regulating valves are placed inside the can or bottle and enjoyed via a straw that hangs near the mouth.

This gift would be great for tailgates, frat parties, hanging out around a bonfire, or a raucous barbecue. 


Leather Beer Holster

Leather Beer Holster

If you’re looking for a hands-free device to transport beer, but you’re not quite ready to leap a full-blown helmet, why not give your loved one a leather beer holster?

This espresso brown leather holster has rust-resistant metal studs and fits standard size 12-ounce cans or bottles of beer. It has a thick strap that can be looped over a belt and worn on either hip for easy access. The leather is treated with a water-repellent surface so sweating cans won’t damage it over time.

This holster would be the perfect gift for the barbecue enthusiast, garage tinkerers, people doing home projects, or anyone who needs quick access to their beer at any given moment.


Beer Run Drinking Game

Beer Run Drinking Game

Drinking games aren’t just for college kids. The Beer Run Drinking game is a unique board game that allows up to eight players to race against one another to collect booze tokens.

The object of the game is to collect tokens from each store on the game’s map and return them to the “party.” Players can steal each other’s tokens and be aided or held back by chance cards through the game. The first person to collect all three booze tokens and return to the party wins the game.

Various ways throughout the game encourage players to drink. Chances are, if you play this game, you will end up a little drunk.


Mealivos Wooden Bottle Caddy

Mealivos Wooden Bottle Caddy

Cardboard beer caddies and bulky boxes can’t compare with this wooden bottle caddy’s strength, beautiful design, and durability.

The caddy is a beautiful dark-colored wood with a polished finish that reminds me of a vintage milk crate. It also has a built-in iron bottle opener on the side and a matching heavy-duty handle for easy carrying. It comfortably fits standard up to six 12 ounce bottles or cans.

Your loved one can enjoy this beer caddy at get-togethers with friends, barbecues, and other outdoor events.


Beeropoly Beer Game

Beeropoly is another fantastic addition to game night for beer lovers.

Each game board comes with six colored bottle caps and a die. To play, you roll the dice and take turns with other players moving your assigned bottle cap around the board, completing the specified challenges on the board as you go along. The game continues until only one player is left, who must drink from the “Community Cup” at the end of the game.

The game itself is made of wood and is small enough to transport easily from house to house. It could also be a great way to spend an evening at your local bar.


Hoppy IPA Brew Candle

Hoppy IPA Brew Candle

Perhaps you’re in the market for a gift that’s a little less raucous or silly. The Hoppy IPA craft beer candle by Swag Brewery is a U.S.-made hand-poured candle made from soy wax. Each candle is high-quality, hand-crafted, and designed to smell like the notes of the beer from which they get their names.

The glass container is actually made from recycled 22-ounce beer bottles, and it has a pleasant herbal, grassy scent when burned. They will last for about 40 hours of burn time and can be reused or repurposed when the candle is gone. 

If the beer lover in your life likes the finer things or simply enjoys a good-smelling candle, this may be the perfect gift for them.


Funny Beer Socks

Funny Beer Socks

These hilarious beer socks would make an excellent stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for the beer lover in your life. The black and red, one-size-fits-all socks feature images of wheat, beer bottles, and glasses of foamy beer. On the bottom in bold yellow \etters, they read: “If you can read this, bring me some beer.”

The best part of these socks is how soft they are. These socks consist of cotton, spandex, and elastic, so in addition to being fun, bright, and silly, they will fit most size feet and are durable enough to last through many washes.


Final Thoughts

It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. When they have a specific interest (such as beer), you might find it challenging to determine whether they would like a gift that aligns with this interest.

If they happen to love beer or are interested in pursuing brewing beer as a hobby, I can guarantee you that this list of unique, thoughtful, and silly best gifts for beer lovers will suit them perfectly. Happy shopping!

If the person you’re shopping for is more of a whiskey lover, you might want to check out this gift idea guide as well!

Let us know which gift idea you think is the best down below in the comments!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.