The best holiday gifts encourage the recipient to create new memories. These tried-and-true bar cart gifts allow your special someone to begin a creative endeavor, as they dive into styling their bar cart and transform their house into the perfect hub for planning their next adventure. If you’ve been racking your brain to find the perfect holiday gift for someone 21+ – without breaking the bank – you’re in luck.
Bar Cart Gifts on a Budget
A Bar Cart
Price Estimate: $40-$60
To begin using a bar cart, you need to have one! Most bar carts have wheels, glass bases, and at least two different levels for bar materials to be stored in. Most of them are not cheap, but there are a few carts under $50 that have great reviews and would serve as a great canvas for the bar cart styling to begin. If a cart is not quite what you’re looking for, a great but more expensive alternative is a hutch.
JUMMICO Bar Cart, $37.99
Two-levels with a steel structure and dark wooden bases, a style which can fit into any home. This 4.7 star bar cart features built-in storage for up to 6 wine glasses and 5 bottles of wine under the top level. Sold on Amazon.
OKZEST 3 Tier Mini Bar Cart, $59.99
A rustic cart with three levels that can sustain up to 150 lbs. Easy to assemble, move, and lock down, if needed. If you’re looking for something a bit higher end than the previous bar cart, this is one to consider. Sold on Amazon.
The Boozy Essentials
Price Estimate: $20+
The best bar carts are stocked with alcohol basics to make thrilling cocktails. Alcohol can get pricey, so any of the options below are great Christmas gifts on their own or paired with an accessory or additive. In general, most have tequila ($20+), liqueurs ($19.99), Flying Ace Straight Bourbon Whiskey ($32.99), gin ($40.99), vodka ($19.99), and rum ($7-$20).
Price Estimate: $25
Bold cocktails require more than just alcohol. Common ingredients for cocktails often include sparkling water, vermouth, grenadine, and lime and lemon juice. If you want to think out-of-the-box here, give the unique ingredients to some of our daring cocktail recipes and find a cocktail that the gift recipient will love.
Price Estimate: $25-40
To make the best cocktails, there are a few tools that beginners should have. These tools include a cocktail shaker, a set of bar tools, metal straws, and a range of glasses. A quality bar tool set should include a mixing spoon, a muddler, a measuring jigger, and a strainer. These tools are necessary for any party-worthy bar cart. An ideal gift would have the necessary bar tools and a way for them to be stored and organized, like this one for $36.99.
Decor and Accessories
Price Estimate: $20 – $45
There are multiple ways to decorate a bar cart depending on the aesthetic of the gift recipient. No wrong answers. However, there are a few things that most bar carts have in common, including an element of greenery (real or fake), a stack of vintage books, coasters, and a serving tray. Bar carts also need cocktail and/or wine glasses, which you can personalize based on the recipient of the gift.
For friends who like the outdoors, hunting, and peace of nature, a forest-themed cocktail glass set may be the perfect gift. Others may prefer simple whiskey glasses that do what they’re supposed to – hold whiskey – like this set of 6 whiskey glasses. For decor and accessories that are out of the ordinary, we suggest knick knacks like a globe, fun figurine, or an adventure-inspired art print (some have a customizable latitude and longitude to commemorate a trip or event).
When you want a Christmas gift that doesn’t break the bank, try one of these gifts! Check out our other blog posts for thrilling drink recipes and more. Remember to sip responsibly and to share your cocktails on social media using #flyingacespirits. Enjoy!