Whether you’re shopping for your significant other or a family member, you can never go wrong with the gift of cider. From informative to convenient and just plain tasty, these cider-savvy presents should be at the top of your shopping list.
Hunt & Noyer Motor City Sixer || $45
Handcrafted in Detroit with sleek pine and genuine American tanned leather, this wooden beverage holder is perfect for cider sippers on-the-go. Whether you’re off to a romantic picnic or a casual hangout with friends, the quality six-pack will keep cider safe, and the attached church key bottle opener will ensure accessibility.
Cranberry Sweets Hard Apple Cider Pâté de Fruits || $6.95 for 4 ounces
The most delicious stocking stuffer you’d hope to find, these unique morsels give new meaning to “hard candy.” Made with Angry Orchard Hard Apple cider, the French-inspired pâté de fruits will be sweetly satisfying to any cider lover.
Brooklyn Brew Shop Hard Cider Kit || $40
Surprise the cider connoisseurs with a way to make their own cider at home. This hard cider kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop comes with a glass fermenter and airlock, tubing and tube clamp, sanitizer, yeast and a stopper—everything necessary to whip up a personalized batch o’ booze.
Libbey Perfect Hard Cider Assorted Glass Set || $31 for set of 6
Help your loved ones sip in style with a set of six glasses perfect for social drinking. Your cider lover will be so happy they finally have a glass specifically for cider—maybe you’ll be invited over to assist in the utilization process.
Walnut Bicycle Sparton Carton || $117 for frame cinch and carton
The athletic version of the original drink holder, this bicycle-booze combo comes with a frame cinch and six-pack carton so your athlete can clip their bottles to their transportation. Made with U.S.-sourced leather and environmentally conscious Plyboo or Masonite, this one will please the pedal-friendly.
Colorado Apple Crates || Prices vary
From traditional crates to vinyl record crates and beetle kill pine crates, each handcrafted Colorado crate offers something for the apple lover’s home. Use one as a centerpiece or stack ‘em up to be filled with anything from books to booze and home will feel just a little cozier.
YETI Hopper 30 Portable Cooler || $350
The cider lover won’t get far without ice-cold protection on hand. Leak-proof and with a 24-can capacity, this portable cooler is the right idea for the traveler. The comfortable shoulder strap seals the deal like that zipper seals in the insulation.
Milk Chocolate Apple Cider Caramels || $35 for set of 15
A 2016 Good Food Awards finalist, these Vermont caramels are another idea for the sweet tooth’s stocking. Made with Citizen Cider and pressed apples from Happy Valley Orchard, this Vermont-specific delicacy offers only the best for your favorite cider lover.
Cider Made Simple: All About Your New Favorite Drink by Jeff Alworth || $16
Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own by Ben Watson || $14
For the bookworm who likes to read alongside a crisp glass of cider, let Alworth and Watson fill in the blanks with their educated prose on the basics of cider, from drinking it and understanding its history and traditions, to taking on the production tasks yourself.
CIDERCRAFT Magazine Subscription || $13 for 1 year/$20 for 2 years
Last but certainly not least, give your cider lover the gift that keeps coming—three times a year starting in 2016. With exclusive insight on the latest cider producers, trends, recipes and more, we don’t mind saying so ourselves that CIDERCRAFT is the perfect gift for the cider novice or aficionado.