It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to hit the road in search of festive cheer away from home. Whether it’s an annual holiday tradition or you’re just looking for new and exciting ways to cap off your year, you’ll want to make sure you don’t leave any important items behind.
Now, this isn’t your standard packing list. Oh no, we’ve decided to go pretty off the charts and make it all about beer. Because a true beer geek knows that having the right gear and accessories can make the trip a truly memorable one. So, ahead, find seven must-haves for your trip. While the goal is to be well-prepped for your beer-fueled escapades, don’t overthink it! You’re on holiday, remember?
This is the holiday you have been looking forward to all year, and few things in life are more amazing than taking the first sip of an ice cold beer when you arrive at your destination. So, you’re going to want to save plenty of room in your trunk for a couple of six packs. You’ll have something delicious to chug back during your overnight hotel stay or at the end of the long drive. And, if you’re showing up to a Christmas dinner or holiday occasion someone else is hosting, it’s always nice if you come with a pack of beer in hand.
Let us remind you again that Gilly’s is a refreshing, flavorful lager made to accompany you on all your adventures. It pairs quite nicely with your holiday plans whether you’re looking forward to drinking it yourself or sharing with friends and family. Hit these joints for a steady supply of beer and you’ll be ready to enjoy every festive moment. Cheers to that!
A Santa Drinking Hat is totally in line with your beer obsession while bringing on some serious festive vibes. What better way to rule your next holiday bash (and bring on the laughs) than a festive version of that rowdy tailgate staple? These beer hats hold two beverages and allow you to drink your beverage hands-free. Get one for yourself here.
If you’re planning to drink lots of beer during the holidays, you better do it in the coolest way possible. The Chugbud – a cross between a beer bong and a shotgun – will have you downing your favorite brew like it’s Friday night on campus all over again. We think no beer geek worth their hops should leave home without this “go-anywhere” gadget.
A good cooler is a must-have winter staple just as much as it is in the summer. Your favorite beverage still needs to be crisp and frosty wherever you go this holiday. Whether you’re tailgating or gathering around a backyard bonfire – you still deserve an ice cold sip. Plus, a cooler is the perfect place to hide Christmas gifts. No one would ever suspect!
You’ve pulled a perfectly chilled beer from the fridge or cooler. But you don’t want to carry around a drink that’s quickly getting warm in your hand. Or one that freezes your fingers off. This is where a beer koozie comes in. Fitting snugly around the can, these insulated sleeves will ensure that your beer is chilling in style all season long.
The holidays are the time to be jolly. And what better way to do so than with a hilarious holiday sweater. The ugly Christmas sweater is a must have on any winter getaway, and absolutely must be in your holiday packing list. For a fun icebreaker wherever your holidays take you, check out these beer-themed sweaters that will make you the star of the party.
The holiday seasons bring out the merriest and brightest in most of us. As you go through the next few weeks making appearances at those family dinners and nights on the town, please do us all a favor and designate a driver. Use Uber or Lyft to take you home. The apps are easy to download and use and you’re not getting behind a wheel or getting in a car with a drunk driver.
Among all your credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payment apps, cash can be damn handy when you travel, especially when it comes to tipping the bartender, paying for parking, and other cash-only situations you might encounter
Even if you’ve already packed your bags, now is the time to look through everything one last time. So long as you can place a big tick next to each of the items listed above; you can rest assured that you’re ready to squeeze every drop of festive fun out of this holiday season. Just be safe out there, drink and share your Gilly’s responsibly.