Yup, some people love to drink. And people who really truly love getting ripped can always appreciate a gadget that makes knocking one back a little easier. Here’s some loot your thirstiest pal would love to find stashed away in a stocking.
A good drunk always has plenty of ice cubes on hand just in case you’re in need of an emergency cocktail. Back in the spring, Sam discovered this wonderfully designed gem and named it the best ice cube tray of all time. And it only costs £14, so you can give the platonic ideal of ice without shelling out big. Amazon
Everybody’s got a bottle opener on their keychain, but what the world really needs is an emergency corkscrew. Here it is! This nifty wine key disassembles into a screw and shaft the fit together perfectly. Slap it on your keys, and you’ll never push a cork in again. Six-quid from Amazon.
There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as drinking a growler of beer to the dome. But you know what’s a bummer? When by the end of drinking that growler it’s all warm. The double-walled insulation on this stainless steel growler will keep your favourite microbrew cold for up to 24 hours. Drunk uncle will probably drink it faster than that, no? £64 from Amazon.
Whiskey stones are a common solution people use when they want their precious single malt diluted by melting ice. Here’s the shot glass version. They work much like a chilled beer mugs: Stick them in the fridge and well it’s time to do some quality sipping, break them out. Gotta love the cold without the watery. £36 all-in from ThinkGeek.
This is pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? You have a flask full of hooch, and you want to take a shot. Shot glass problem solved, alcohol problem acquired. £20 from Firebox.
Some people understand that a beer koozie is more than just a kitschy accessory. This is a serious tool for keeping beer cold even on the most scorching summer days (we have them, right?). This stainless steel Thermos insulator is a step up from the standard issue foam koozie you bought on your last trip to Cornwall. £21 from Amazon.
This little sucker will screw stuff in and then let you grab a beer as a reward for all your hard work. £9 on your keychain and it even looks like space invader. Can’t ask more than that. Firebox