Finding the Perfect Birthday Bourbon Gift for Him: Our Top Picks

Finding the perfect present for every occasion can be a challenge, but for the bourbon lover in your life, we've got you covered. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just because, our curated list caters to both the bourbon novice and the seasoned sipper. Dive into our range of top picks that promise to elevate any celebration and enrich the bourbon experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Monogram whiskey glasses make a thoughtful and personalized gift.
  • The Flaviar Advent Calendar offers a unique tasting experience.
  • Handcrafted decanters add a touch of elegance to any home bar.
  • Rare bourbon selections are perfect for the true connoisseur.
  • Bourbon-infused chocolates provide a delightful blend of flavors.

1. Monogram Whiskey Glasses

man enjoying bourbon with monogram whiskey glasses

For every classy man who likes to live the drinking experience to the limit, we present our personalized whiskey glasses which are an eye-catching addition to men’s drinking accessories, bar cabinet & home bar. Whether you want a gift for a father, a grandpa, an uncle, a boss, a best friend, or a husband, our whiskey glasses will be a great gift idea to take into consideration.

Who wouldn’t want a classy glass with their initials or family seal on it? This drinkware is sold on Etsy and is one of the most thoughtful gifts for bourbon lovers.

They’re also a favorite of Jörn Kleinhans, Executive Director at The Council of Whiskey Masters. He gifts them in a set of two, explaining, “One can never have enough proper glassware, since side-by-side comparison of bourbon makes a tasting most enjoyable.”

There are a couple of other flight board options:

  • Four glencairns and a barrel stave flight board.
  • Four glencairns and an acacia wood board.
  • Four glencairns and a customizable wood board.

Sure, the glasses were classy, but imagine pouring your friends a glass from your engraved decanter? This set starts at $63.95 for a decanter + two glasses.

Ice molds are a must-have for whiskey and bourbon lovers. They are necessary for a couple of reasons:

2. Flaviar Advent Calendar

man receiving bourbon gift in festive setting

For the bourbon lover who enjoys a bit of suspense and surprise, the Flaviar Advent Calendar is the ultimate gift. Imagine the joy of opening a new door each day to discover a different top-shelf whiskey sample. It's like a boozy countdown to Christmas! This calendar includes 24 premium whiskey samples, two Glencairn tasting glasses, and a yearlong base membership to Flaviar. Not bad at all for under $250.

The Lost Art of Distillation

This year's theme, The Lost Art of Distillation, adds an educational twist to the fun. Each sample is accompanied by detailed tasting notes and historical insights, making it a thoughtful gift for those who appreciate the finer details of whiskey production.

Availability and Delivery

Before you get too excited, make sure to check the delivery options. Flaviar graciously notes the states where delivery is or isn’t possible upon checkout. This ensures that your gift reaches its destination without any hiccups.

Membership Perks

A Flaviar membership isn't just about the Advent Calendar. It opens the door to a world of whiskey experiences, including tasting boxes and gift subscriptions. It's the gift that keeps on giving, long after the holiday season is over.

Shopping for your husband and wondering what to get him? Our editors have curated the ultimate gift guide full of unique, romantic, and thoughtful presents.

3. Handcrafted Decanters

handcrafted bourbon decanter with a bottle of bourbon, birthday gift for him

When it comes to elevating a bourbon lover's experience, nothing says sophistication quite like a handcrafted decanter. These stunning pieces are not just about aesthetics; they also serve a functional purpose by allowing the spirit to breathe, enhancing its flavors and aromas.

Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set

Imagine gifting a personalized whiskey decanter set with wood gift box. This stunning bourbon decanter set is perfect for enjoying your favorite spirit. Enjoy with matching engraved glasses and make every sip a memorable experience.

Avant-Garde Art Pieces

For those who appreciate modern design, an avant-garde decanter is a must-have. These futuristic, angular vessels are made of mouth-blown crystal, cut with a diamond wheel, sanded, polished, and oiled into something totally unique. They often come apart into three pieces, allowing you to store a trio of different whiskeys or pour a single full bottle into all of them.

Vintage Aesthetic

If your gift recipient has a taste for the classics, a vintage-style decanter is the way to go. These decanters often replicate the aesthetics of cut crystal at a fraction of the cost, making them look extremely expensive without breaking the bank. They usually hold more than most standard bottles of bourbon, adding both style and practicality to any home bar.

A handcrafted decanter is more than just a vessel; it's a statement piece that elevates the entire bourbon drinking experience.

Whether you're looking for something personalized, modern, or vintage, our selection of handcrafted decanters offers something for every bourbon enthusiast.

4. Artisanal Bitters

man enjoying bourbon with artisanal bitters in a cozy setting

In the same way that sprinkling different spices on a dish can totally change its flavor, adding a few drops of different bitters to a cocktail can turn it into something unique. There are an array of small bitters brands all over the country making creative concoctions, and this one from Los Angeles goes especially well with bourbon. The nutty sweetness of pecans is great in an old-fashioned, or, honestly, just dashed over some neat whiskey. This bottle is fairly expensive, but since you'll only be using a few drops at a time, it will last a while.

But why stop there? The bourbon aficionado's palate is as refined as it is adventurous. Consider gifting a Bittermilk No.1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old-Fashioned Mix, a concoction that transforms any home bar into a speakeasy of sophistication. It's the perfect companion for those who appreciate the craft of cocktail making.

Our mixers are not just a gift, they're an invitation to explore and create.

Consider pairing these mixers with our array of purees and Natalie's juices for a healthier twist on classic cocktails. Garnish with a flourish using our selection of edible micro flowers, and watch as your gift becomes the talk of the town. Here's a quick guide to some of our top picks:

  • BITTERMILK No.1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old-Fashioned Mix
  • Island Oasis Peach Mix
  • Natalie's Grapefruit Juice

5. Rare Bourbon Selections

man holding a rare bourbon bottle in a sophisticated bar setting

For the true bourbon aficionado, nothing says 'I appreciate your refined palate' quite like a bottle from our Shop Allocated Bourbon collection. These are the bottles that whisper tales of rarity and prestige, the ones that make collectors' hearts skip a beat. Our selection includes the elusive Elmer T Lee Bourbon at $299.99, the distinguished Heaven Hill Heritage 17 year at $499.99, and for those who want to make a statement, the opulent Mister Sam Blended Whiskey at a cool $3,299.99.

In the realm of bourbon, rarity equates to reverence. Gift a bottle that not only stands out on the shelf but also tells a story of heritage and craftsmanship.

Whether it's a special occasion or a 'just because' gesture, these rare finds are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Explore our collection and let the bourbon do the talking.

Here's a taste of what we offer:

  • The Modern Aficionado: Sleek, sophisticated choices for the contemporary bourbon lover.
  • The Traditional Aficionado: Time-honored selections that pay homage to the storied past of bourbon making.
  • The Collector: Rare finds that promise to be the crown jewels of any collection.

6. Personalized Packaging

man receiving bourbon gift with personalized packaging

From the rustic charm of a hand-painted box to the sleek sophistication of a custom-stamped case, our packaging services transform your gift into a work of art. Here's a taste of how we can dress up your bourbon gift:

  • Seasonal-themed wrapping that captures the spirit of the occasion
  • Colorful stamps and paint for a personal touch
  • Shredded paper fillers dyed to match the bourbon's rich amber hue

In the world of whiskey and bourbon aficionados, the gift of a fine spirit is more than just a bottle; it's a vessel of stories, a whisper of wood, and a dance of distilled dreams. Every bottle has the potential to be a personalized masterpiece, a reflection of the recipient's taste and the giver's thoughtfulness. At our boutique, we take pride in transforming ordinary bottles into extraordinary memories with our customized gifting options.

Absolutely! We provide personalized gifting options to make every bottle special, from exquisite packaging to special orders that cater to the recipient's taste.

Nothing says 'thoughtful' like a personalized wooden gift box filled with his favorite bourbon. Engrave it with a special message or his name to make it truly one-of-a-kind. These boxes aren't just for storage; they're keepsakes that he'll treasure forever.

Personalization takes gifting to a whole new level. Engraving a barrel head with a special message or a significant date transforms it into a keepsake that will be cherished for years. It's not just a gift; it's a memory encased in wood. For weddings or anniversaries, a custom engraved whiskey barrel head can serve as a stunning guest book alternative or a memorable decor piece.

7. Bourbon Tasting Experience

man enjoying bourbon tasting experience

Meet the Maker Tasting Experience

Indulge in the 'Meet the Maker Tasting Experience: Bourbon Tasting' at Round Barn, and meet our master distiller, Robbie! This exclusive event is a must for any bourbon enthusiast looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of fine spirits.

In-Store Tastings

Embark on a taste odyssey with our in-store bourbon tastings, where the amber nectar tells its own tale. Savor each sip and unlock a world of sensory delights as you're guided through a curated selection of top-shelf bourbons. Our knowledgeable staff are like librarians in the grand library of whiskey, ready to assist you in finding the perfect dram.

Blind Barrels

Your whiskey journey starts with Blind Barrels. Every quarter, Blind Barrels subscribers will be treated to 4 unique and hard-to-find 50 ml samples of American whiskey. It's a fun and educational way to explore new flavors and expand your bourbon horizons.

Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or a curious newcomer, our tasting events are designed to please the palate and educate the mind. From the rarest of bottles to the stories behind them, we ensure every visit is more than just a tasting—it's an experience to remember.

8. Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

man enjoying bourbon barrel aged coffee in a cozy setting

For the bourbon lover who also can't start their day without a cup of joe, bourbon barrel aged coffee is the perfect gift. This unique blend combines the rich, bold flavors of coffee with the subtle, sweet notes of bourbon, creating a truly unforgettable drinking experience. Morning drink, meet evening drink—all in one cup!

Why Choose Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee?

Bourbon barrel aged coffee offers a distinctive taste that sets it apart from regular coffee. The beans are aged in bourbon barrels, which infuse them with flavors of caramel, oak, and a hint of whiskey. This process not only enhances the coffee's natural flavors but also adds a layer of complexity that coffee aficionados will appreciate.

Customer Reviews

When it comes to customer reviews, bourbon whiskey barrel aged coffee has received rave reviews. Many customers have praised its unique flavor profile and the perfect balance between coffee and bourbon notes. One reviewer mentioned that the coffee had a "medium dark roast" and was made from "Colombian beans aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels," highlighting the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each batch.

Gift Options

If you're looking to gift bourbon barrel aged coffee, there are several options available:

  • Uncommon Goods Bourbon Infused Coffee: This option offers whole arabica beans infused with bourbon, adding caramel and oak sweetness to the coffee's classic roasty bitterness. It's fully caffeinated and contains no alcohol, making it a great morning pick-me-up.
  • Bourbon Infused Tea: For those who prefer tea over coffee, there are also bourbon-infused tea options available, providing the same rich flavors in a different format.
Bourbon barrel aged coffee is not just a drink; it's an experience. The combination of rich coffee and subtle bourbon notes makes it a standout gift for any occasion.

Whether you're shopping for a birthday, anniversary, or just because, bourbon barrel aged coffee is a thoughtful and unique gift that any bourbon lover will appreciate.

9. Bourbon Infused Chocolates

bourbon infused chocolates with a birthday gift theme

For the bourbon lover with a sweet tooth, bourbon-infused chocolates are the ultimate indulgence. Imagine the delight on his face when he unwraps a box of these decadent treats! Enjoy smooth and full-flavored bourbon with our Maker's Mark with Bourbon Chocolate Gift Set. Friends and family will cherish this gift for whiskey lovers!

Small Batch Bourbon Truffles

Kelly Ramsey of Art Eatables has mastered the art of pairing whiskies with complementary chocolates, creating bourbon truffles that are nothing short of divine. These small batch bourbon truffles are made with a variety of whiskies from around the state, ensuring a unique flavor experience in every bite.

Old Forester Chocolates

For those who prefer a stronger kick, Old Forester chocolates are a must-try. These 84-proof truffles pack a punch, making them a perfect gift for the adventurous bourbon aficionado.

Raaka Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate

Raaka takes chocolate to the next level by aging their unroasted Tanzanian cacao in former bourbon barrels for two months. The result is a deep, dark chocolate bar with complex flavor notes that pair beautifully with both oak and whiskey. Plus, these treats are certified organic and GMO-free, making them a thoughtful choice for the health-conscious chocolate lover.

The bourbon aficionado's palate is as refined as it is adventurous. Consider gifting a Bittermilk No.1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old-Fashioned Mix, a concoction that transforms any home bar into a speakeasy of sophistication. It's the perfect companion for those who appreciate the craft of cocktail making.

10. Bourbon Scented Candles

bourbon scented candles birthday gift for him

When it comes to unique and thoughtful gifts for bourbon lovers, bourbon scented candles are a top contender. These candles capture the rich, peppery, and oaky scent of bourbon, making them a perfect addition to any whiskey enthusiast's collection. Imagine lighting one of these candles and filling the room with the warm, inviting aroma of a fine bourbon whiskey brew candle. It's like having a cozy night in with your favorite drink, minus the hangover!

Why Choose Bourbon Scented Candles?

Bourbon scented candles are not just about the fragrance; they also add a touch of sophistication to any room. They make for a great conversation starter and can even set the mood for a relaxing evening. Plus, they are a fun and trendy way to show off your love for bourbon.

Our Top Picks

  • Anecdote Candles Bonfire Blaze: This candle combines the scents of whiskey, tobacco leaf, and roasted chestnut, balanced out by sandalwood, amber, and orange zest. It's like having an Old Fashioned cocktail in candle form.
  • Bourbon Whiskey Brew Candle: With its rich, peppery, and oaky scent, this candle is perfect for the whiskey-lover in your life. It's a fun and trendy gift that will surely impress.

Perfect for Any Occasion

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just because, bourbon scented candles make for a thoughtful and unique gift. They are perfect for setting the mood for a romantic dinner, a cozy night in, or even a guys' night out. So why not add a touch of bourbon to your next gift-giving occasion?

Indulge in the rich, warm aroma of our Bourbon Scented Candles, perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere in any room. These candles are a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts and make an excellent gift. Don't miss out—order now for June delivery and elevate your home ambiance with our exclusive collection.


Well, folks, we've sipped and savored our way through the crème de la crème of bourbon gifts, and it's been a hoot and a half! Whether you're splurging on a top-shelf treasure for The Collector or picking out a pocket-sized gadget for The Outdoor Fan, we've got you covered from $15 to $300. Remember, the best gift is one that tickles the taste buds and warms the heart—much like a fine bourbon. So go ahead, make that special man's day with a gift that promises to be as unforgettable as his favorite pour. Cheers to great gifts and even greater memories!

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes monogram whiskey glasses a great gift?

Monogram whiskey glasses add a personalized touch to the drinking experience, making them a thoughtful and classy gift for any bourbon lover.

What is the Flaviar Advent Calendar?

The Flaviar Advent Calendar is a curated selection of premium spirits, allowing the recipient to sample a variety of high-quality bourbons and other liquors.

Why choose handcrafted decanters?

Handcrafted decanters are not only functional but also serve as beautiful decorative pieces, adding a touch of elegance to any home bar.

What are artisanal bitters and why are they special?

Artisanal bitters are handcrafted with unique flavors and high-quality ingredients, enhancing the complexity and depth of cocktails.

What makes rare bourbon selections a good gift?

Rare bourbon selections are often limited editions or hard-to-find bottles, making them a prized addition to any bourbon enthusiast's collection.

Can I personalize the packaging of my bourbon gift?

Yes, many vendors offer personalized packaging options, allowing you to add a special message or custom design to make your gift even more memorable.