Christmas can be overwhelming, to say the least; between the huge spike in social events, the pressure of seeing family for the first time all year and finishing off the working year on a high is a lot to handle.

On top of all that, we have to spend precious time and money finding the perfect gift for our friends and family and sometimes, that work colleague we don’t even like that much but happened to get in K.K.

To make this year a little easier, we’ve set up a new category on Tipple called ‘Gifts’ which features all of the top boozy gifts to give this year.

Whether it be a bottle of sparkling for the ladies in your life or a bottle of scotch for your old man – we’ve got you covered. Plus, it’s on demand, comes with a free personalised gift card and gets delivered to the recipient’s door in 30 minutes, meaning no last minute dash to the shops on Christmas Eve.

Sparkles and Sparkling
You can never go wrong with a bottle of sparkling in hand at your next Christmas party. A bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV is the classic gift when you have no idea what to buy, but as we say at Tipple, go big or go home, so why not grab a 1.5-litre bottle of Dogarina Gold Prosecco?

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Be the Gin to their Tonic
Gin sure is the spirit of the moment, with gin bars popping up all over the country. Four Pillars is one of our favourite distilleries at the moment, so a bottle of their Rare Dry Gin has our tick of approval. For something a bit different, try a bottle of Williams Chase Pink Grapefruit Gin.

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Rosé All Day
Rosé has taken over in the past two years and has quickly become a crowd favourite, particularly with the lady friends. Billecart Salmon Sparkling Rosé is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life and if you really want to pack a punch for your event, we suggest bringing a bottle of AIX Rose Magnum.

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Risky Whiskey
If you are stuck for ideas for the fellas in your life, you can never go wrong with a nice bottle of whiskey. Tipple has a wide range of whiskey varieties ranging in prices to suit any budget, with our top picks being The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky or Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey.

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Still stuck? Check out our full holiday gift range on the Tipple app or website!

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Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

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Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

Tipple’s New Concierge Service: Drinks Catering Made Easy

Our new drinks catering service offers a curated drinks selection to suit any event and budget. The drinks are delivered cold, and the trash is removed. Step out of the driver’s seat, let us chauffeur your next event!