SaloonBox lets you test-drive new cocktails with fun-sized liquors
What's in it: Two tiny bottles of liquor with additional liqueurs (if called for), artisan fruit syrups, tinctures, bitters, and other mixers, and two step-by-step cocktail recipes with mixologist profiles
How it works: SaloonBox ships for $37.50 a month, either on a month-to-month or a la carte basis. It's relatively cheap, sure, but the bottles are small, like airplane small, and the kit contains just enough for two different recipes (four cocktails total). It's kind of like a cocktail starter kit -- if someone's particularly into a certain spirit, they can order a full bottle of the stuff from SaloonBox's partner site, PlumpJack Wine & Spirits.
You won't find any fresh fruits or juices in here, but all other ingredients are top shelf, including the booze, and the recipe cards feature background info on featured mixologists. Quality bar tools are available for purchase on the site and are sometimes snuggled into the box as a secret surprise. This one makes a great gift because commitment is literally nil, the price is right, and if the recipient loves their sample-sized delivery, they can splurge for more by their own damn selves.