Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gift Guide: Miscellany for Lushes and Lovers of Shoes

All They Want For Christmas

If your friends and family are anything like me, they love gifts with a bit of kitsch. This is kinda-sorta my wishlist to Santa, but it's also a guide to some great gifts for the imbibers and footwear-philes in your life.

Drink-friendly Stocking Stuffers

Bourbon Toothpicks, bar10der tool, copper flask, Shoe corkscrew, shoe bottle opener, wine wipes
  1. For the one who always seems to have #spinachteeth- Daneson Bourbon Toothpicks (available at Daneson.com
  2. For the one who actually makes cocktails at home instead of just mixing juice and liquor- the Bar10der home bar tool includes a jigger (1 oz & .5 oz), reamer, muddler, stirrer, strainer, knife, corkscrew, zester, bottle opener. (available at Restoration Hardware)
  3. For the hipster who's almost too into the concept of BYOB- Conductor Flask by W & P Design. (Available at Creeds Collective Pop-up Shop in NYC #CCPop)
  4. For the shoe lover who enjoys a good brew- It's a Shoe Thing! Bottle Opener by Kate Aspen (available at Amazon.com)
  5. For the Cougartown fan- Shoe print corkscrew (available at Amazon.com)
  6. For the chronic spiller- Wine Wipes individually wrapped stain removers (available at Winewipes.com)

Globetrotter/ Girl-on-the-Go Gifts

Sparkly gold clutch, shoe and cocktail luggage tags, shoe tee shirt, wine tote, shoe travel bags

  1. For the one who frequents hotel bars- "Make Mine a Double" wallet (available at The Icing
  2. For the one who still checks luggage- Shoe Luggage Tag and Cocktail Luggage Tag (both available at Target
  3. For the perpetual errand runner- Yes Way Rose Tote bag (available at yeswayrose.com
  4. For the passport stamp collector who can pack a week's worth of clothes and shoes into a carry-on bag- Packing List Tee by 3rd Culture (available at 3rdculturestyle.com)
  5. For the busy bee who keeps extra shoes in her purse- 5-Pack of Shoe Organizing Bags by Bag-all (available at bag-all.com) dust bags 

The Boozy Book Club

Skinnygirl cocktails, hickory daiquiri dock, tequila mockingbird, candy cocktails, alchemy in a glass
  1. For the one who's counting calories— but still likes to par-tay: Skinnygirl Cocktails: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes by Bethenny Frankel (Simon and Schuster/ available at Amazon.com)
  2. For the one who speaks like Dickens— and drinks like Hemingway: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle (available at Running Press Book Publishers and Amazon.com)
  3. For the one who's into sweets — and just as into drinks: Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirthy Drinks with a Sugar-Kissed Twist by Flannery Good and Katherine Good (available at Running Press Book Publishers and Amazon.com)
  4. For the one slinging sippy cups— while sneaking in a cocktail here and there: Hickory Daiquiry Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist by Tim Federle (available at Running Press Book Publishers and Amazon.com)
  5. For the one who's dubbed herself a mixologist— and has the home bar kit to prove it: Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails by Greg Seider (Rizzoli/ available at Amazon.com)

Shoe-Gazers

Killer Heels, Shoes an Illustrated History, Shoetopia, For the Love of Shoes, The Shoe Book


  1. For the visionary thinker- Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe by Lisa Small, Sefano Tonch, Caroline Weber (Prestel USA/ available at Amazon.com)
  2. For the walking encyclopedia in your crew- Shoes: An Illustrated History by Rebecca Shawcross (Bloomsbury Visual Arts/ available at Amazon.com)
  3. For the friend whose shoes speak louder than her words- Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear by Sue Huey (Laurence King Publishing/ available at Amazon.com)
  4. For the Daphne Guiness stan- For the Love of Shoes by Patrice Farameh (teNeues/ available at Amazon.com)
  5. For the purist- The Shoe Book by Nancy MacDonnell (Assouline/ available at Amazon.com)

... And The Rest

Cheeky Tea cup, stir and shake calendar, Disaronno wears Versace bottle, Bourbon Pop candle, Rhum Clement Jonone bottle



  1. For the one who likes to to sip (or spill) tea (that just might be spiked)- Cheeky Teacup (available at Urban Outfitters
  2. For the one who needs to keep dates straight- Stir & Shake Mixology Calendar (available at artsymodern.com)
  3. For the label whore- Disaronno Wears Versace Limited Edition Bottle 
  4. For the who put the sniff in snifter- Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Candle (available at Jonathan Adler
  5. For the lover of street art- Rhum Clement 125th Limited Edition bottle designed by Jonone 


*The Fine Print: Courtesy photos. Shoes N Booze has received complimentary samples of some of the items mentioned here. Shoes N Booze is an Amazon.com affiliate and receives commission when linked products are purchased.

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