When it comes to the December festive season, it never hurts to get a head start on planning the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones and ensure huge smiles on their faces, come December 25th morning.
In order to help make the day special, you are likely to to be thinking about doing your Christmas shopping, based on everyone's favourites. What does he love? What does she enjoy?
This is why we, the gifting experts at hampers.com, have put together a guide of the best gifts for beer drinkers, to help you through.
See our Wine Lover's Guide to Christmas Hampers too.
Craft Beer Hamper
The term craft beer usually refers to any beer which is produced in small batches by independently owned microbreweries (covered in more detail in our Ultimate Guide to Beer blog). These beers are incredibly versatile and can encompass a wide range of flavours and styles, making them the perfect tipple for any occasion and an ideal gift for beer-lovers.
Our Craft Beer Hamper (£29) comes complete with three of Freedom’s best lagers - Helles, Lager and Pilsner - all of which are on hand to wash down a mouth-watering selection of pork crackling, crisps and nuts. Yum!
Craft Beer & Cheese Hamper
If you’re looking to go the extra mile with your beer gifts this Christmas, then the Craft Beer & Cheese Hamper (£39) should be very appealing. With the same selection of wonderful Freedom lagers included in the Craft Beer Hamper, this gift box also includes a beechwood smoked cheddar, as well as a range of treats including pickle, cheddar and shallot crisps as well as black pepper wafers.
See also our Premium Craft Beer and Snacks Hamper (£36) - packed with fantastic beers and treats, all suitable for vegans and those who prefer a plant-based diet.
Real Ale Hamper
The Real Ale Hamper (£36) brings the pub experience home for those who love spending time at their local but will be avoiding a trip come Christmas day, with a selection of the finest ales and IPA beer. Featuring Butcombe Original, Gold and Goram beer bottles, each one has its own unique taste made using a blend of American and English hops, plus Caramalt and Marris Otter malt. This hamper is perfectly rounded off with a selection of salty nibbles that would be right at home behind the bar of any British pub.
Ploughman’s Beer Hamper
Whether you’re after beer gifts for men, women or anyone else, if your loved one enjoys strong and traditionally British flavours, then the Ploughman’s Beer Hamper (£42) is the ideal Christmas beer hamper for them. With a selection of three Butcombe beers - Original, Gold and Goram - it is also filled with everything required for a Ploughman’s feast, from award-winning cheese and crackers, to picked onions and pickles. All in all, a perfect beer gift box.
Spanish Beer Hamper
For those partial to a unique beer, we definitely recommend the Spanish Beer Hamper (£36) as the go-to Christmas beer gift, which contains three Estrella Galicia’s, Spanish ham crisps, olives, breadsticks and chilli jam.
Festive Beer Hamper
Finally, we had to finish with our brand new festive-themed beer hamper - the ultimate Christmas gift for beer lovers.
The Festive Beer Hamper (£42) includes three phenomenal beers from Stroud Brewery, including a crisp organic lager; a juicy, hop driven IPA and the award-winning 'Big Cat' stout. The beers are all produced using organic farming methods. In this classic gift for him (or the lady in your life who knows her organic beer), they'll also find award-winning cashews, popcorn, crisps, a Christmas pudding chocolate bar and a box of mince pies. The large signature gift box will be hard to close!
Need more Christmas beer gift inspiration?
Hopefully we have been able to help you find the perfect Christmas gift for him, for her, or for anyone else, but in the unlikely event that we have not, there is wide range of Christmas beer hampers for you to peruse.