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Gift Basket Idea: Beery Christmas


Toast the holidays (or any gift-giving occasion) with a beer basket for the brew lover in your life. Go above and beyond a six-pack of their favorite brew with a beer-themed gift basket. I started this one with a gorgeous, just-enough-rustic, industrial-inspired metal basket.
Roll up a beer poster – like this one that highlights all the different styles. Add a pocket-sized notebook to keep track of beer-tasting, a mason jar stein, and a unique bottle opener like this one that looks like a skeleton key. Top off the basket with a batch of beer soap.

Can't say that I wouldn't LOVE to receive this basket – especially that skeleton key bottle opener!

Who is the beer lover in your life? You? Your boyfriend? Dad?

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