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Cocktail Inspired Welcome Gifts

FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Not sure where you're located but today in the DC area where I am, it's a cold, rainy, and all-around miserable day outside. The kind that makes you wish you wore cuter jammies to bed so you could snap your morning Instagram pic without ever leaving the covers. The kind that makes a Monday feel exactly like, well, a Monday. I originally had a different topic planned for today but it's time to shake things up a bit.  It's time to discuss cocktail-inspired welcome gifts.

While it's always a very nice touch, you don't necessarily have to provide alcohol in the actual gift to get your guests in the mood to celebrate. Here are some cute ideas to welcome your guests to town and hint at the party that awaits them.


1. Sugarfina Tasting Box: Cocktail Hour Gummies 

This adorable box includes tastings of Beverly Hills-based Sugarfina's booze-inspired candies including Absinthe Cordials, Champage Bubbles, Cuba Libre, Champagne Gummy Bears, Martini Olive Almonds, Maple Bourbon Caramels, Pale Ale Pints and Single Malt Scotch Cordials.

Includes a 1oz tasting of each candy, individually packaged & labeled (8oz total in each box). Perfect to include in your welcome bag or box. Or, you could always welcome your guests with this box on its own along with a customizable gift tag.

$25 per box

2. Poppin' Bottles Cork Coasters

Both functional and fun, these cork coasters will not only welcome your guests to town but also serve as a reminder of your super-fun bash for years to come. Each coaster is hand printed with non-toxic water-based ink and no trees were cut down in the production of these cork coasters, making this item an eco-friendly choice.


- Coasters read: Poppin Bottles

- Coaster dimensions: 4 inch square, 6mm thick

- Made from eco-friendly cork

- Hand-pulled screen print with white iridescent ink

- Set of six coasters

$10 per set of 6 coasters

3. Pop the Bubbly Candle

4 oz. Pop the Bubbly candles are made in up cycled wine bottles, each one is hand cut and poured. Welcome your guests with this unique blend of champagne and hints of orange. Burn time is 22 hours or more. 100% soy wax hand poured into up-cycled wine bottles.  Each wine bottle is hand cut, sanded and polished to have a beautiful finished product.  Clean burning soy wax. The wine bottles are donated from local shops and cafes in the the Chicago area.

$14 each

4. Wondermade Champagne Marshmallows 

Indulge your guests in some real luxury! Champagne flavored marshmallows capped with 24 karat gold! 16 per box.

$24 per box of 16 marshmallows

5. Bourbon Apple Candle by Annapolis Candle

Like the smell of a warm dessert just out of the oven,  this candle will fill any room with sweet apple notes paired with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and a whiff of aged bourbon.

$18 each

6. Red Wine Snaps

This is the signature offering from Napa Cookie Company. Wine Snaps deliver wave after wave of intriguing flavors that mesh perfectly with wine—and for good reason. Wine country caterer Melissa Teaff drew on her many years experience working alongside noted Napa vintners to create this versatile cookie designed to bring out the very best in wine. Each delicious Wine Snap is handmade in small batches in her Napa Valley kitchen using all-natural, preservative-free ingredients.

$8 per box

7. Sugarfina Champagne Bubbles

Featured in C Weddings and on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, these delicate, sweet and chic, Champagne Bubbles are one of Sugarfina's all-time favorite gummies.  Dressed up in tiny white nonpareils, each juicy little bite bursts with the flavors of the finest champagne.  Sophisticated yet playful, your guests will love each bubbly "sip".

$7 for 3.05 oz cube

8. Wine Wipes

Wine Wipes remove the unattractive dark film red wine leaves on teeth and mouth with a proprietary blend of stain removing and teeth protecting ingredients without interfering with the taste of wine. Active ingredients: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, calcium, glycerin, orange blossom.

$7 for box of 12 individually wrapped wipes

9. Frost Flex Cup Set - Drink Champagne & Dance on Tables 

High quality Frost-Flex cups with "drink champagne & dance on tables" in festive gold lettering. Two 16-oz cups per package with design printed on both sides. Adorably packaged in a cello bag and tied up with ribbon!

$5 for set of 2

10. Beer & Pretzel Caramels by Liddabit Sweets

These have a cult following all their own. Brooklyn Brewery’s Brown Ale and East India Pale Ale, reduced and stirred into our caramel along with crunchy chunks of salty Martin’s pretzels. These are Liddabit Sweets' #1 seller and #1 winner-over-of-skeptics.  Made in Brooklyn, NY.

$9 per box

All items available via Marigold & Grey.

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