But odds are your friends and family are going to know that you just picked up an extra bottle for them during your daily trip to the liquor store, even if you manage to pick out one of those special holiday edition bottles with a bow or stuck in a mesh stocking or some other tacky crap like that.
If you really want to impress your gift receiver and put them on the hook to get you something nice in return, why not try a personalized bottle of Knob Creek? Unlike other programs, you don’t have to buy a whole barrel to design your own label. All you have to do is like their Facebook page and click on the “personalized label” tab. Then you can fill out a quick form online and your friends at Knob Creek will send you a personally inscribed label for you to slap over the regular one on the bottle you pick up at your favorite merchant.
Knob Creek suggests that you submit something like “Friendship aged as long as this bottle,” but that made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. I’m more likely to inscribe “Save me at least two fingers of this, or else the Grinch will come steal all your presents.” Visitors to the Facebook page can request as many labels as you like, so you can knock out your entire holiday shopping list at one place. Well, two places if you count the trip to the liquor store…
So when you’re making out that list and figuring out how to spell all those names for personalization, remember it’s D-i-p-s-o-m-a-n-i-a-c.
Though I’ll still be grateful if you accidentally mess it up. Happy holidays!