Great Gift Ideas for Bartenders

Bartenders provide the greatest adult daycare services. They welcome us, make our favorite drinks, listen to our rants, and watch over us so we do not drive off drunk.

It’s only proper that we give them something as a sign of appreciation. It’s the perfect time since Christmas is around the corner. Don’t worry if you have no clue where to start. Here is our list of 8 great gift ideas that your bartender will love!

8 Great Gift Ideas for Bartenders

  1. Personalized leather travel kit

A rustic-styled leather barman bag is a great companion for the traveling bartender.  The Merifa Leather bag comes with slots for

  • Bar spoons
  • Strainers
  • Jiggers
  • A peeler
  • A spoon straw
  • A cobbler shaker or weighted shaking tin
  • Channel knife
  • Four gas cartridges.

Sizes range from 50cm to 70cm in length and 50cm in width. It will set you back $170 on Etsy.

  1. Carbonating cocktail shaker

A Perlini carbonating cocktail shaker is a treasured gift. Unlike traditional cocktail shakers, this gadget adds fizz to your cocktail drinks. Your bartender can also use it to revive Champagne and sparkling wines. Features include an in-built strainer, a separate mid-body, and rubber, non-slip foot. This gift will run you $124.95 (minus shipping).


  1. Stepped Jigger

If you are looking for luxury, then this is the gift! The Cocktail Kingdom sells this nickel silver plated jigger at $39.99. It has four ridges (for each ounce measurement), a handle, and needs hand-washing.

  1. Portable cocktail station

There’s no greater gift for a new bartender than a compact bartender kit. The kit comes with a wooden rack to hold all barware in one place and 12 pieces of barware including:

  • A cocktail shaker, strainer
  • Muddler
  • Double-sided jigger
  • Opener
  • Ice tongs
  • A mixing spoon.

The wooden rack stand is made of natural bamboo and looks amazing on your bar. Buy on Etsy for $42.99 (minus shipping).


  1. Recipe book of cocktails

If your bartender is a pro, buy the limited edition, pre-signed “Cocktail Codex Box Set” from Death & Co. It costs $26 on Amazon. Or you can buy Mittie Hellmich’s book, “The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails” for $30. It has more than lots of cocktail recipes and information about bar equipment and setup.

  1. Dice tumbler

This Mixology Dice tumbler is a crowd-pleaser for newbies and pros. Roll the dice and create drinks from the ingredients engraved on the dice. It’s a great way to get inspired to mix different drinks such as a fancy grapefruit honey swizzle. It comes with 8 birch wood dice, an instruction booklet, and a glass tumbler with a cork lid for storage. It will run you $32 (minus shipping).

  1. Recycled shot glasses

How about shot glasses that have been recycled from miniature vodka bottles? Irish Glass turns these bottles into smooth finish shot glasses. They are fun for Grey Goose fanatics and make a great addition to a bar collection. Buy a pair for $20.


  1. Gift certificate

If your pockets run very deep, get an e-gift card from the Cocktail Kingdom. The e-card starts at $10 to $1,000. Your bartender will love this gift! It will help him/her to put towards their barware.


There are lots of gift ideas for bartenders. We have shared 8 great ideas that your bartender would love. The gifts are ideal for newbies and pros, so you can’t go wrong. Choose one or a few gift ideas to surprise your bartender this holiday!

Great Gift Ideas for Bartenders
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