Novelty gifts should at least serve a purpose. With this shaker, the giftee gets a fun time and a drink out of it. Plus, it’s perfect for anyone who loves a themed party, your musically inclined friend or anyone already thinking about Fiesta.
$22, Feliz Modern, 110 W. Olmos Drive, (210) 622-8364, felizmodern.com.
Embroidered Mexican Dress Can Cosie
Courtesy of Bird and Pear
In the heart of downtown, you’ll find a home décor store that helps anyone celebrate their heritage 24/7. These repurposed embroidered Mexican dresses now make the perfect wrap for your favorite beer or 12-ounce drink. Hand-cut, hand-sorted and sewn to last, they’re worth every penny. $15, Bird and Pear, 418 Villita St., Building 10, (210) 263-9969, thebirdandpear.com.
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For the boozehound who likes to hold their favorite hooch close to their heart, a sleek flask does the trick. Feliz Modern has them for just about every drinker, from the cheeky to the flashy. $25-$30, Feliz Modern, 110 W. Olmos Drive, (210) 622-8364, felizmodern.com.
Disco Ball Cup
Help make someone’s New Year’s Eve extra sparkly with a disco ball of their own that doubles as a drink holder, complete with straw. $18, Feliz Modern, 110 W. Olmos Drive, (210) 622-8364, felizmodern.com.
.36 Straight Texas Bourbon Whiskey
San Antonio’s oldest distillery is celebrating the release of its first cask-strength whiskey with “hints of toffee, cinnamon, caramel and crème brule.” Sounds perfect for Old Fashioneds. Grab one where liquor is sold, or make it extra special and pick up a signed bottle from the distillery. 4834 Whirlwind Drive, (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com.
Call Me, Honey Pass
The best gift for the party-lover in your life is the official San Antonio Cocktail Conference multi-event pass. Named for the conference’s signature cocktail, the Call Me, Honey includes entry to all four nights of parties and Saturday’s Tasting Suites. $350, sanantoniococktailconference.com.
Free the Tipple
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Billed as “Kickass Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Women,” this colorful tome by Jennifer Croll and Kelly Shami is the gift of choice for your favorite feminist who needs a drink after this year. $14.95, No. 9, 1701 Blanco Road, (210) 232-4471, no9floralandgifts.com.
Santa Pong Party
The perfect Secret Santa gift, this pong set helps add the “Merry” and “Happy” to any holiday party. Elves not includes. $16, Feliz Modern, 110 W. Olmos Drive, (210) 622-8364, felizmodern.com.
Still Golden Social House Apparel
From koozies to tanks and T-shirts, you can help your favorite barfly show love and loyalty for their favorite watering hole with Still Golden swag. $4-$20, 1900 Broadway, stillgoldensa.com.
This book by Nico Martini is a snapshot of Texas’ evolving spirit and cocktail scene that helps the reader traipse throughout the Lone Star State with some of its best cocktail recipes in hand. Get it for your favorite at-home bartender. $19.95, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.
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