T-minus 17 days until Black Friday. You still have plenty of time to waste and lollygag about as the leaves fall and frost begins to form, but there’s no harm in pondering some great gift ideas and drafting up some wish lists, right? This week’s suggestions includes everything from boozy gift packs to kitchen gadgets and fancy new breathalyzer.
McMenamins’ Holiday Gift Pack: A basket or gift pack is often a great way to go when it comes to gift giving. Instead of fruit or popcorn, give them the medley they really want. In addition to other holiday specials, the revered Oregon McMenamins breweries are offering gift packs for the Hot Buttered Rum, Whiskey and Coffee Liqueur lovers in your life. All three gift baskets cost $50 each and can be purchased at 12 McMenamins locations || More info here.
Breathometer: It’s always important to remember to drink responsibly, but sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly when you’ve crossed the line between having a few and having a few too many. The new Breathometer gadgets turn your iOS or Android smartphone into a pocket breathalyzer to keep you and others safe and aware of your blood alcohol level. The Original Breathometer (plug-in version) and the Breeze (wireless version) are going for $50 and $100 respectively on the products’ official website. || Order here.
Personalized Beer Flight Set: Know someone who is always trying out new craft beers? Bring that brewery feel into your home with a personalized beer flight paddle with four 5oz glasses. HomeWetBar.com has few different ones to choose from ranging from $40-60. || Order here.
DeLaurenti Cookbook: Located in Seattle’s Pikes Place Market—a hustling and bustling downtown tourist destination with an endless variety of foods to indulge in that even have the locals waiting in endless lines—DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine is part high-end grocery store, part gourmet café. And now, they’re offering a very special cookbook with 50 recipes inspired by the world-famous market. Buy it directly from DeLaurenti for $30. || Order here.
Bar10der: There’s a tool for every trade, but for every tool you buy there’s just one more item cluttering up that one drawer you have in your kitchen exclusively reserved for endless clutter. With a name you have to read three times before it clicks, the Bar10der is a Swiss Army knife-inspired, 10-in-1 kitchen gadget that includes a muddler, a corkscrew, a reamer, a strainer and six other home-bartending essentials. Quench is selling them with five different colors to choose from for $30 each. || Order here.