With the holidays just around the corner — and all of the events, parties, and get-togethers that come with them — gifts have been at the top of my mind. More specifically, easy-to-put together gifts that are thoughtful, look cute, and don’t cost an arm and a leg. And this time of year calls for a good cocktail gift, don’t you think? So I was thrilled on one of my recent Walmart visits to find they had everything I needed to create the perfect Old Fashioned DIY cocktail gift, as well as an amazing selection of barware and serving pieces for all of my own holiday entertaining needs.
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For this gift, I had a specific cocktail in mind: A fall old fashioned. It’s perfect for cooler days, football-filled weekends, and of course Thanksgiving! I found classic low ball glasses, beautiful ribbon, and the rest of my wrapping supplies all at Walmart Home. The glasses are 8 for under $20 so you can easily make this into 4 gifts at once!
I love that they had everything to pull the gift together, and at the best prices! I also spied a set of copper mugs while shopping, which would be perfect for a Moscow mule gift!
To create my fall old-fashioned cocktail gift, I used:
- 2 low ball glasses
- Bottle of your favorite or locally made bourbon
- Bottle of bitters (I like Angostura, which you can find at any liquor store!)
- Sprigs of rosemary, dried orange slices, and cinnamon sticks
- Cellophane wrap
- Crinkle-cut tissue paper
- Festive ribbon
- Gift tag
On a notecard included in the basket, I also included the cocktail recipe! I’ve shared it with you below.
Fall Old Fashioned Recipe
2 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon spiced simple syrup (store bought or homemade)
2 dashes bitters
Garnish: Orange peel, cinnamon stick, and maraschino cherries
To make: Pour the bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a glass, then stir well. Add one or two large ice cubes. Garnish with orange peel, cinnamon stick, and a maraschino cherry. Cheers!
This cocktail gift basket would be a great gift to bring to your host on Thanksgiving, or even as a Christmas gift for your boss or work colleagues. I love how versatile and useful it is!
Now I know for most of us there are few things better than convenience, especially at this very busy time of year. Which is why I love shopping with Walmart in general. From online to in-store, from curbside pick-up to delivery, they make it a breeze to find everything I need, every time! Walmart’s Home selection is incredible, too. Their barware, glasses, serving pieces, and everything else for entertaining is adorable (and affordable!), which is perfect if you’re looking to purchase a few new pieces for the holiday season. They also have so many great gifting supplies from this cute ribbon to clear wrap and crinkle paper to make festive gifts all season long.
Shop a few of our Walmart Home favorites below! And be sure to tag us on Instagram @DoSayGive if you create a cocktail gift basket of your own. I’d love to see!