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A Whiskey Decanter Makes a Great Gift

Updated on January 19, 2016
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Whiskey Decanter - The Perfect Gift for Weddings, Anniversaries & Holidays

A whiskey decanter makes the perfect gift for an upcoming wedding, that special wedding anniversary, an engagement party or another special holiday such as Valentine's Day, Father's Day or Christmas. I always go back to giving a beautiful decanter when I don't know what else to get that special person I need a gift for. There are SO many choices.

Whiskey decanters are made of fine crystal or hand-blown glass. They even come in a nice glass that does not cost a lot which would make great thank you gifts for your wedding groomsmen. You have the choice of a single decanter or a whiskey decanter set that includes anywhere from 2 to 6 glasses. Some whiskey decanter sets will include a nice serving tray so the whole set can be left out on the bar or side table as a display.

Whiskey decanters do not need to just be used for whiskey, they can be used for juice at brunch or fresh water by the bed in a guest room. You can always find a special whiskey decanter that is just the right gift for your needs.

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Bormioli Rocco Selecta 33-3/4-Ounce Decanter with Stopper
Bormioli Rocco Selecta 33-3/4-Ounce Decanter with Stopper

Large, beautiful and elegant. The square shape fits nicely in all types of bar cabinets.


Whiskey Decanters for All Budgets

Simple, Elegant and Useful Gifts

If you are shopping for a simple but elegant gift idea, there is a whiskey decanter that will fit any budget. There are whiskey decanters for as low $10 all the way to collectible, crystal decanters for over $100 each. Take a look around at the choices available and hopefully you will find just the right decanter or decanter set that is perfect for your gift recipient.

Even the inexpensive glass decanters are beautiful and would look very nice on a side table next to a bed in a guest bedroom to hold water or on the bar to hold your favorite liquor. Glass companies such as Bormioli Rocco from Italy design beautiful clear-cut glass decanters with unique designs. Each design comes with a glass stopper and some have glassware that matches. The whiskey decanters by are sold individually or as sets that include the glasses.

Ravenscroft also makes lead-free crystal decanters that none other can compare to. You will pay extra for the quality of these decanters made by old-world European Craftsmen. Using ancient materials in the making of these decanters eliminate the process of using lead as a clarifying agent; therefore, safer for storing your fine whiskey. These expensive decanters are definitely collector items and most offer free shipping when purchasing online.

Of course there are many other brands and glass companies that are just as good as these that I recommend. It does come down to matching the style and type of decanter set to the person you are buying for. I hope that my suggestions help you in your decision making.

Reasonable Gifts for all Occasions

So far I have suggested that a whiskey decanter would make a great gift for a special birthday, anniversary or wedding but there are other ideas that this would make a great gift as well. How about considering a nice glass or crystal decanter for:

  • Hostess Gift
  • Thank You Gift
  • Groomsmen Gift
  • Congratulations on Promotion
  • College Graduate Gift
  • New Father/Parent Gift
  • Valentine's Day Gift
  • New Home Gift

I hope these ideas get you started. You may even think of an occasion not on this list but would work for this type of gift as well. Let your gift-giving creativity go!

Gift Buying List - Don't Forget:

Gift Card

Wrapping Paper

Gift Bag


Fancy Ribbon Bow



Whiskey Decanter Sets for Gifts

A Nice Wedding or Anniversary Gift

Just as an individual whiskey decanter, whiskey decanter sets make beautiful wedding or anniversary gifts for a special couple. Depending on your budget, there are sets that are made of clear-cut glass from Italy to hand-cut crystal handmade by European craftsmen. Most sets will include a nice decanter, glasses and sometimes a serving tray.

For someone who loves to entertain, a nice whiskey decanter set will be used and admired by their guests. If the gift receipent does not drink alcoholic beverages, a glass decanter set can be used to serve juice at breakfast or just ice water during a dinner party. There are other uses for a decanter set besides serving whiskey.

A really nice decanter set will add charm to any home. It is an item that people usually do not purchase for themselves. It is considered a luxury or frivolous type of item that most people I know would not spend money on. That is why I recommend it to a couple either getting married or a married couple who already has everything. There is a good chance they have all the practical household items and appliances but may not have a nice crystal decanter set.

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Roly Poly Liquor Decanter and Shot Glass Set, 5-Piece
Roly Poly Liquor Decanter and Shot Glass Set, 5-Piece

Simple yet elegant is this decanter set that includes four shot glasses.


Do You Own a Whiskey Decanter Set?

Many of us have received a Decanter Set as a gift ourselves. Some of us use it all the time and others may have it stored away all but forgotten.

Then there are some of you that have never owned a decanter and would consider buying one for yourself or as a gift. Which one are you?

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Are you the proud owner of a Whiskey decanter and what do you use it for?

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Sagaform Round Bottom Decanter with Sililcone Tray
Sagaform Round Bottom Decanter with Sililcone Tray

This is unique with its unusual shape; a great conversation piece! It can be used for wine also.


Would You Give A Decanter Set as a Gift?

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I would consider a single decanter as a gift and would be thrilled to receive one to add to my own collection.

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      angelbucket 5 years ago

      Yes they are lovely! Would definitely give one as a gift! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, I think a Whiskey Decanter Set is a very elegant gift.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      These are very handsome and sophisticated looking. I see that they would make great gifts.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Love Crystal decanters. I have saved so many beautiful crystal decanters over the years, that I have a nice collection now, of course they are all empty ;-)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Yeah! I remember getting a few of these as wedding gifts eons ago! I agree, great gifts ... along with a bottle of the person's favorite whiskey. Cheers!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Yeah! I remember getting a few of these as wedding gifts eons ago! I agree, great gifts ... along with a bottle of the person's favorite whiskey. Cheers!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I love the whiskey decanter which looks like an old world globe. Beautifully romantic.