Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you probably haven’t really paid much attention to the gift-giving part of the holiday season (yet). Oops.

We get it though, it’s a busy time of year and the last thing on your mind is heading to the shops to find the perfect pair of socks for grandad or an overpriced necklace for your bae-of-the-moment.

Whether you’re low on time, strapped for ideas or just lack the care-factor – we’ve got your back. Next time you’re running out the door sans-present, jump onto the Tipple app and hit the gift category to send a gift and avoid showing up red-faced!

Still, no idea where to start? We’ve done the hard work for you and put together the perfect last minute gift guide for everyone in your life! Follow the questions below and save yourself some time this silly season:

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Need more gift ideas? We wouldn’t be The App That Saved Christmas™ if we didn’t have a few more up our sleeves:

For the missus…
If The Fat Jew is riding the Rosé wave, it’s pretty likely that the females in your life are too. Why not take it a notch further and pair a bottle with some strawberries and lemons – that way you can spend the afternoon making home-made frosé – or drinking the frosé they make.

For the sister…
Although we like to think our sisters don’t party as hard as we do, they do – they’re usually at the bar ordering rounds of espresso martinis for their girlfriends. Why not tell them to skip the queue at their local this year and order them a set of pre-mixed Espresso Martinis to lift their pre-game.

For your best friends…
Get your team/squad/gang/group or whatever else you call your mates these days a bottle of your favourite spirit to enjoy together at your next holiday gathering. Vodka is obviously always a favourite and gin is a big crowd pleaser, but tequila is arguably the most ‘fun’ out of all the spirits.

For your parentals…
Your parents are probably the easiest of the bunch. They’ve been drinking alcohol longer than anyone else you know. They know what they like and they likely drink the same drink at every family function. Whether they’re a red, white, beer or spirit drinker, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t get it wrong.

For the colleagues…
Subtly find out where they stand on the whiskey vs gin debate and buy the opposite. Just kidding… but if you’re not that fond of them and it’s for Kris Kringle, that may work?

Tell us where to send it, choose your gift and get it delivered in 30 minutes for all those last-minute Christmas freakouts!

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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.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

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!