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Posted November 22, 2011 By GLBeer Snob
I was watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and drinking a few Great Lakes Christmas Ales over the holiday weekend and decided it was time to make my Christmas list. I’ve decided this year I am going to take advantage of working at a brewery and buy all beer related gifts (it’s pretty awesome to know me!). Maybe my Christmas list will help you with some gift giving ideas as well!
For your significant other…
1. I hope you are dating someone who likes Great Lakes craft beer. If not, save your money this holiday season.
2. Expand your creativity and try cooking with beer. There are so many things you can do with beer in the kitchen for all your upcoming holiday parties (try our “101 Recipes With Beer Cookbook”).
3. GLBC has a nice variety of men’s and ladies wearables to check out. Show your love for each other and GLBC!
For Mom and Dad who are always hard to shop for…
Parents always say, “Don’t get me anything. I don’t need it.” So I say buy them something they would never think to buy themselves. I think our men’s and ladies Soft Shell Jackets are a great choice!
For college siblings 21 and over…
Help tomorrow’s leaders look good on campus with your favorite vampire (Team Nosferatu) or South Bay Bessie (Team Lake Erie Monster)! Our Nosferatu and Lake Erie Monster hooded sweatshirts are so trendy (not to mention really warm and comfortable).
For Grandma who can only have just a little…
Our Taster’s Glass is great if you want a small sip…or to try a few. Love you Grandma!
For your super fit friend who LOVES to exercise…
The creative designs and loud colors in our Lake Erie Monster and Burning River Cycling Jerseys are sure to keep your friends safe on the road. Makes me want to be a cyclist just so I can wear one!
Our men’s and women’s Sweatpants and Zippered Hoodies will keep them looking fashionable while breaking a sweat. We also have nice Windshirts for the golf course! #justsaying
For the true beer connoisseur…
Stock them up on the proper glassware. Yes, glassware does matter when it comes to drinking craft beer. Just like wine, you need to let the brew breath. Everyone needs a pilsner, stout, snifter and pint glass in their collection.
If you know their favorite GLBC brew, buy them a “Family of Beers” Label T-Shirt or 6-pack (REMINDER, GLBC cannot ship beer from our facilities).
An inexpensive gift for a coworker…
Pick up GLBC’s new Taster’s Pack and Bottle Koozies to share in the office. Put the beer in the koozie and tie a festive bow. Hopefully you have a small office so there are plenty of left over beers for you to enjoy!
If beer just isn’t their thing…
You can never go wrong with a Portable Cooler, Fleece Blanket or Apron. Everyone needs to have at least one. Maybe throw in a Taster’s Pack in hopes that they will understand what you have been saying forever. Once you go craft, you can’t go back.
The gift that keeps on giving…
GLBC Gift Cards also make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, bosses, etc. Redeem them online or in our onsite Brewpub or Gift Shop.
Hopefully my holiday list was helpful. Be sure to shop around our online store or make a visit to our onsite Gift Shop this holiday season. Tis the season of giving, so give them something real nice!
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!
Have you been gifted with Great Lakes swag? Tell us about it and what makes it so special. Those who comment will be eligible to win one of the items off the Beer Snob's Christmas list!