Gifting season is fast approaching, and luckily we live in a city full of gift-giving options. In our first gift guide this season, we simply focus on local booze and booze-related greatness, since nothing says ‘I appreciate you’ like a thoughtful, locally made bottle of cheer. Here are some picks for the best homegrown alcohol-centric gifts for the holidays—based on locality, relevance, and the all-important fun factor.

For just about anyone: Novela’s Punch To-Go

Who doesn’t love punch? The folks at Novela, the cute SOMA bar-meets-library, are showing their appreciation for the throwback classic by launching a seasonal to-go offering, in the form of a designed bottle containing a fresh mix of fruit and spices, ready to be combined with a spirit, water and ice, and consumed in abandon. Made to order and featuring a rotating selection of festive flavors, the punch is available to order online or by phone, 48 hours in advance. Cheers!

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For the subscription box enthusiast: Saloon Box

San Francisco-based Saloon Box is making subscription boxes great again, with monthly cocktail kits delivered to a lucky recipient’s doorstep. Each kit, designed to satisfy two elegant drinkers, contains two original cocktail recipes and all the ingredients to make them happen. The packaging is on-point, and a gift option, with a clever quip attached, is available.  Go with 1, 3, 6 or 12-month gift subscriptions (ranging in from $39.99 to $450, plus shipping), you can also opt for a one-time custom kit with two recipes of your choice for $39.99.

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For the beer lover: Cerveza Mixers

After years in tech, beer enthusiast Liz Ngo decided to go a different route and launched a unique line of beer mixers perfect for making her favorite drink, the michelada. Created in San Francisco, El Hombre, the inaugural mixer from the new brand, is already a success—a vinegary, powerful and spicy michelada mixer, turning any beer into a tomato-flavored, piquant summer party (in the middle of winter, of course.) Grab a limited edition bottle,  add a couple of Modelo beers from your local store, throw in a lime and gift confidently.

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For the gin connoisseur: Junipero Gin 

Anchor Distilling Company, a local spirits producer, is marking  the 20th anniversary of its popular JunĂ­pero Gin this December, right in time for the holidays, so there’s no better occasion to gift it to friends. As gin is on the rise as a trendy cocktail ingredient, you can style the gift with a couple of stylish cocktail glasses, and add an aromatic soy candle or herbal plant to enhance the ambiance for that cozy night in with some gin cocktails.

 

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For the cocktail drinker: Lo-Fi Aperitifs 

Based in Napa, Lo-Fi’s branding and design are very San Francisco indeed, oh-so-urban and featuring chic labels and adorable fabric bags to package the bottles. As bitters and aperitifs are on the rise, a gift of the brand’s three offerings, including dry and sweet vermouth and delicious, crisp Gentian Amaro, will be much appreciated by anyone who dabbles in home-spun mixology. Check out the store locator for the nearest selling point.

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For the vodka samplers: Skyy Bartlett Pear

The San Francisco-based (yet very international) Skyy Vodka is right on trend with flavorful vodka infusions, which make for a slightly more sophisticated gift for the holidays. Their newest flavor, Bartlett Pear, is as festive as they come,  with notes of ripe winter pears and a dry, crisp finish. The cute sleeve is optional, but an adorable reusable bonus.