DrinkingCider Holiday Gift Guide 2015!

We know you love drinking cider, so be sure to ask your friends and family for gifts that can take your cider appreciation to the next level! (or do some self-gifting before the holiday rush) Happy holidays everyone, hope you enjoy many delicious ciders! Here are some things we think you could use to build your cider drinking knowledge and supplies! Cheers!!


CiderCraft Magazine Subscription
– reasonable at just $12.99 for one year or $19.99 for two, CiderCraft magazine covers what’s going on in the world of cider in print and digital editions.  Stay up to date with cider!


519PwRC87RLLibbey Perfect Hard Cider assorted glasses for $32  – the proper glassware is important when experiencing new ciders, be sure to have your bases covered with this assortment from Libbey. Unique glasses designed to enhance cider flavors and aromas, take it to the next level!


apple-cider-caramels-gfa_1Lake Champlain Cider Caramels –  $15 for 7 or $35 for 15 in a gift box.  Collaboration between Burlington, VT Cider Maker Citizen Cider and their neighbors at Lake Champlain chocolates and Happy Valley Orchards. Chocolate and Cider go  together perfect.


450x450x7625-crooked-apple-small-batch-starter-kit-1000.jpg.pagespeed.ic.y0XADJvOA7Northern Brewer Crooked Apple Starter Kit for $69 is perfect for someone wanting to take their cider drinking to the next level – making their own! this kit has pretty much everything you need and is a great deal and it makes a very good cider!


33 Mugs of Cider is a log book for your cider drinking travels with tasting notes, flavor wheels on 100% recycled paper and US-grown soy-based ink from Portland, Oregon and seasoned with a small amount of actual cider!


I Am A Cider Drinker! t-shirt for $24 from SMH Goblinko Megamall has quickly become my favorite cider t-shirt and will be loved by any punky cider drinker, screen printed in Portland on a high quality shirt. (also patches and pins are available!)

YETI Cooler – the hopper is $349 for the extreme cider drinker hunter camper traveller .. this will keep your cider and potato salad cool for days and looks clever.



your Cider EDC should be a fancy bottle opener, like this one for $42 from high quality French knife maker Laguiole. Stainless steel and burled rosewood handles, corkscrew, bottle opener, and a foil cutter!

416m+U1kejLA Great stocking stuffer – sometimes you can’t finish that 750 on your own, or want to take that partial bottle with you – this helps preserve your cider! flip top stoppers, don’t leave home without them! $11 for a 3 pack.


71SiCGhxVIL._SL1500_this is another great gift for a travelling cider drinker, I keep these in my luggage on every trip just in case – safely carry bottles home every time, I have never had a problem checking my luggage with these Wine Diapers (funny name, great product) $20 for a three pack.


Cider Subscriptions
a few cider makers have started clubs that you can join and get cider sent to you at home – here are some suggested cider clubs to keep new ciders flowing into your home:


Cider Books
it seems like every time I look at the bookstore, there is a new book about cider – here are some that I have enjoyed recently.


brewcave-blk-refrig-xx-b1_2Keep dreaming for this one –
$7700 Walk in Cider (or beer) cave
This isn’t your typical beverage cooler; it’s more like a piece of heaven, if heaven were climate controlled and located in your basement.


Cheers and have a safe and happy cider-filled holiday season!