Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Shopping Guide {Bottle Edition}

I consider myself an experienced shopper, but when it comes to shopping for my uncles, I know I can't go wrong with a bottle. Whether you are bringing one to holiday party, or giving as a gift, these bottles are some of our personal favorites and will not disappoint. The Sheep Dip in particular has been praised by every man in my family as their favorite Scotch, making it the easiest gift I've ever had to shop for... in bulk.
Check out my other Holiday Shopping Guide here.


1. Sheep Dip Premium Malt Whiskey (1990), $60
2. Highland Park Single Malt Whiskey, $50
3. Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot, $55
4. Shingleback Granache, $20
5. Bulletin Place Chardonnay, $15
6. Pink Prosecco, $20
7. Veuve Clicquot, $50
8. L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Absinthe, $150
9. Raspberry Chambord, $40


  1. you can NEVER go wrong with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot!
    <3 Cara
    Giving away a Beau Ideal hand screen printed card!

  2. OOOO Perfection, I have only the Hubs and my Mom's fiancé so I am NO Male shopper (my bro doesn't count I buy him pricey new jeans or sunnies and he loves me!)

    I am thinking the Hubs would love an unexpected nice bottle!

    PS- Veuve is always perfect for any lady! ;)

  3. SUCH a fun post. Really want to try #4 and #8! and I'll have to tell Dylan about Sheep Dig! Hopefully we'll get to have a drink together around Thanksgiving!! XOXOXOX

  4. Raspberry Chambord, to die for! So flipping delicious!

    xo Lynzy

  5. ooh, the scotch looks lovely! i might have to get the sheep dip for my brother. great idea!


  6. My FAVORITE champagne!!! Hubby drinks scotch but I don't think I've ever seen him drink Sheep Dip (or dig as Annie calls it xoxo), scratching Scotch off the list now!


  7. Great picks! When in doubt Chambord-it out. I'm such a cornball, but it works! ; )

  8. Oh you are a girl after my own heart! Good liquor is such a great gift, especially as a poor college student when the standard is cheap stuff. It's such a nice treat! And I agree, it's perfect for hard-to-shop-for men.


  9. Oooh yes! Now you're talkin :) I often give liquor as gifts and I most definitely like to receive it. I love chambord. I never saw the light pink one. And the bottle looks different. I like it!

    Happy mid-week honey! xoxo

  10. I'm with you on the Veuve and Cakebread. The rest I'm clueless on, so thank goodness for your list! :)


  11. Thanks for the ideas! I love the pinkish Chambord bottle.

  12. Ooh, I want one of the Chambords too. So pretty! (And nice with some vanilla ice cream :)).

  13. I feel like finding gifts for my hard-to-buy-for family members will be infinitely easier once I'm legal!
    xo Josie

  14. Both Champagne choices are amazing...and they are a perfect gift to bring to a holiday party!

  15. I loved seeing the Veuve!! For a fave client or two I always send a bottle and it is so warmly received. Now I just need to learn the others on your list. A sample here, a sample there...hehe


  16. i must say, uncles really do appreciate these! :D

    <3, Mimi

  17. Love this. I'll take a Pink Champagne and my hubby will take a Macallen 18!!! Ok we'll take some red wine too. (I have had the Pinot from Cakebread and love it!)

  18. Side Note: Husband says if you are going to get Sheep Dip is MUST be the 1990 bottle! He takes this stuff VERY seriously! xx


Thanks for your lovely thoughts xx Nikki

With Love, Nikki