I love to give edible, or in this case, drinkable, gifts! It's a great present for someone who doesn't need or want a lot of stuff, but who you still want to gift with something special. If you are looking for something unique, here is one of my very favorite gifts to give and receive.
If you have never tried Amaro, it is an Italian liqueur with an herbal base. I am particularly obsessed with Amaro Nonino, which has a taste that blends that herbal quality with a sweet, bitter, orangey taste. I gave a bottle to my stepmom last Christmas, who described drinking it with her friends. They were pensive for the first few sips, but kept asking for more, and couldn't stop thinking about it after. It has that magical quality! I received the bottle above as a gift myself, along with the beautiful ornate glasses, which take it to the next level. The bottle in and of itself is so downright pretty, it would be hard for anyone to resist being delighted by this! It is not widely available, so if you can't find it at your local liquor shop, order from my favorite NYC spot, Astor Wines. Make sure to get 2 - you will want one to keep!