The countdown to Christmas is on! So, we’ve put together this gift guide to make your life a little easier.
Here we have six beer gift ideas for dad, your brother, your granny or anyone else in your family who likes a good craft brew. We’ve got ideas for that mate or coworker who appreciates a good stout, a fine pale ale, or an earthy sour. Your significant other loves beer? Consider the hardest part of your Christmas shopping done.
Please take a look at our Christmas Delivery cut-off dates below.
Best Christmas Gift for the Beer Lover: A Beer Subscription
Our top pick is a beer subscription. Why? Once a month for 3, 6 or 12 months, your recipient gets a case of beers we hand pick. Beers from Australia’s best and most interesting craft brewers (with a few international gems). Seasonal and limited edition beers. Beers that are well known, and beers only true beer hunters (like us) will have heard of.
A beer subscription reminds people how great you are long after the Santa decor and tinsel are boxed up. Pick an 8 pack subscription and they’ll get 8 different beers each month along with tasting notes on each beer (plus a beer glass guide and gift card in box one).
To increase your chances of being invited to take part when the beer arrives, go with a 16 pack subscription and they’ll get two of each bottle or can.
Best Gift for the Beer Curious: A Beer Gift Box
Our craft beer gift boxes are filled with tried and true crowd pleasers. The Classic Craft selection has four Australian brews that are easy drinking and approachable. The Connoisseur box invites you to explore four diverse beer styles, and our favourite box, the Top 10 Tinnies, delivers ten cans of craft beer perfection from some of Australia’s best brewers.
Best Gift for the Outdoors Adventurer: GrowlerWerks uKeg
There’s nothing like a fresh drawn pint. And this uKeg from GrowlerWerks means the beer enthusiast in your life can enjoy draught beer just about anywhere — camping, hiking, or just hanging at home.
The pressurised growler holds 3.7 litres of brew from their favourite pub or shop and comes with CO2 cartridges and regulator cap to keep beer carbonated for two weeks. The double wall vacuum insulation keeps beer cold while the classy finishes keeps the whole operation looking good.
From One Beer Lover to Another: Pick N Mix Case
Think you know just which beers someone will love? Make them a personalised case. Choose from any of the craft beer singles on our site — Australian beers, international beers, even seasonal and limited beers.
Pick 16 and we’ll box them up and ship them out (with free shipping and a gift card) just about anywhere in Australia. It’s the perfect opportunity to show (and share) your good taste.
Best Gift for the Beer Expert: Rare Beers
For the guy who knows what’s what when it comes to craft beer. Get him a bottle of the really good stuff from our selection of rare and specialty beers. Most come in a gift box, and all will impress a beer connoisseur.
Not sure which to get? Loads of people consider Westvleteren 12 from Belgium to be the best beer in the world, and we’re not disagreeing.
Best Gift for the Guy Who Has Everything: A Craft Cartel Gift Certificate
The most beautiful four words in the English language: “This round’s on me.”
Give a Craft Cartel gift certificate and treat the beer lover in your life to anything on our site. You pick the amount — from a couple of tinnies to a shopping spree — and include a personalised message. We’ll send it to anyone you choose, and deliver it on a date you specify.
With some of the best Australian and international beers, growlers, and even spirits gifts and wine gift boxes, if they can’t find something to love at Craft Cartel, they probably don’t actually like beer.
CORPORATE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Looking for great Christmas gifts that are guaranteed to go down well with your colleagues and clients? Take a look at our corporate gift range featuring a selection of popular craft beer and boutique wine gifts. Corporate branding and gift card options available.
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY CUT-OFF DATES
If you’re keen to stock up your fridge with craft beer for Christmas or want to order some gifts for the beer lovers in your life, please take a squiz at our Chrissy cut-off delivery dates.
Wed Dec 4: Country WA
Wed Dec 11: Country TAS and Perth
Thurs Dec 12: Country VIC, Country SA, Country QLD
Mon Dec 16: Bendigo, Cairns, Devonport, Hobart, Launceston, Townsville
Tues Dec 17: Adelaide, Bundaberg, Geelong, Mackay, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Country NSW, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Orange, Port Macquarie, Sunshine Coast, Toowomba
Wed Dec 18: Central Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong