There are many types of gift givers in this world, from the homemade, craft–y gifters (“A candle holder? Made from a tin can? I love it!”); to the last-minute gifters (“Hey, thanks for the … thing you clearly nabbed next to the register at checkout!”); to the classic re-gifters (“This looks just like the sweater Mom gave you last—I mean, I love it!”), with plenty of subspecies in between.
Of course there are also genuinely thoughtful, talented gift-givers, and we use the word “talented” on purpose, because gift-giving is a talent. Sadly, it’s one that most people lack. But that’s where we come in. Here, a super handy, cocktail-focused gift guide that works like one of those little trampolines they place in front of the hoop at halftime of basketball games; it’ll magically spring you to a slam dunk gift for every person on your list.