Gift Guide 2023: 9 Celebrity-Approved Gifts You Can Find At The LCBO This Holiday Season

If you’re looking to gift a glitzy bottle to someone special this holiday season, why not opt for one approved by their fave celebrity!

This holiday season, you can look to the LCBO for gift ideas that go beyond the expected, making it easy to buy for everyone on your list. If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your gift this holiday season, you can always opt for a little something that’s been supported by a celebrity your friend or family member is obsessed with! Celebrities, musicians and high-profile athletes have been getting into the art of distilling, whether they’re making their own wine, tequila, or beer. Luckily, the LCBO has more celebrity-backed brands than ever before on their shelves.

Read on for a little holiday shopping inspiration with this collection of go-to brands from your favourite icons. And remember to please enjoy responsibly.

818 Tequila Blanco
Gift it from the LCBO for $75.20
750 ml bottle

If your bestie never misses an episode of The Kardashians and was first in line to score Kylie Jenner’s coveted lip kits when they first dropped…then you have to gift a bottle of 818 Tequila, launched by Kendall Jenner back in 2021. Gifting a bottle of 818 acknowledges their Kardashian obsession, while ensuring they will be pouring one of the most respected tequila brands on shelves. The premium tequila is produced in Jalisco, Mexico, and boasts sweet agave, vanilla, citrus fruit and floral nuances. But 818 is more than a quick celebrity endorsement: Jenner’s agave-based spirit uses the highest-quality ingredients, picking up awards thanks to its smooth and medium-bodied taste.

Maison No 9
Gift it from the LCBO for $31.85
750 ml bottle

We all have that one friend who’s really, really into rosé. May we suggest gifting them a bottle of Post Malone’s Maison No 9, which touts the prettiest shade of rosé pink. This new Grenache-based rosé is sure to be a hit when they unwrap! Created with the help of a co-op of esteemed winemakers located in Provence, France, it is named after Malone’s favourite tarot card (the nine of swords) and is perfect for “when you want to get a little fancy,” according to Malone. The flavour backs up that statement: the No 9 is a mix of Grenache, Syra and Merlot with notes of pineapple, pear and strawberry. (P.S. Maison No 9 is also a great gift idea for the tarot lover in your life!)

Spade & Sparrows Rosé
Gift it from the LCBO for $18.95
750 ml bottle

Need another gift idea for the rosé lover in your life? This option is perfect for anyone who is Bachelor obsessed. (Aren’t we all?) This modestly priced bottle of Spade & Sparrows Rosé makes a perfect gift, especially for “Bachelor Nation” fans. Who can forget Kaitlyn Bristowe, as one of the leads on the 11th season of The Bachelorette? This vibrant rosé, which boasts dominant notes of ripe strawberry, along with delicate floral tones is light-bodied and fruity with a palate-cleansing finish. Let’s just say that the first sip of this potential gift definitely offers up a rose-worthy first impression.

19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Gold Sparkling
Gift it from the LCBO for $24.95
750 ml bottle

There’s nothing like celebrating the holiday season with loved ones by popping a bottle, and they can do just that when you gift them with this bottle of 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Gold Sparkling. West Coast hip hop king Snoop Dogg’s third successful collaboration with Australian wine brand 19 Crimes is Snoop Dogg Cali Gold Sparkling and it’s an ideal gift for your fun-loving friends and family who are fans of the fizz. The California sparkler’s hue is pale gold with slight hints of green and features both floral and citrus notes with a very subtle, toasty/nutty background. But act fast.… This bubbly gift is only available at the LCBO during the holidays.

Lobos 1707 Tequila Reposado
Gift it from the LCBO for $86.40
750 ml bottle

When in doubt, a bottle of quality tequila is a classic gift that can do no wrong. Backed by NBA superstar Lebron James and crafted by master distillers from Mexico and Spain, Lobos 1707 has built quite a following both on and off the court, making this an ideal gift for basketball fans and discerning tequila drinker who appreciate the very best. A true tequila lover will definitely appreciate (and savour) Tequila Reposado’s all-star lineup of agave, roasted coffee, cocoa, oak and vanilla tones.

The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Reserve Red 2021
Gift it from the LCBO for $24.95
750 ml bottle

In search of the perfect gift for your favourite wine lover? Why not take their love of a good glass of wine and combine it with the country’s most beloved homegrown band. This collaboration between the most Canadian rock band ever and Stoney Ridge winery is an elegant, complex, fruity Bordeaux blend that is perfect for any Hip fan or serious at-home taster. The red wine is easy to enjoy because it was aged in American and French oak with generous hints of cherry, blue fruit, plum, woodsmoke, chocolate and baking spices.

Flecha Azul Reposado
Gift it from the LCBO for $89.95
750 ml bottle

Founded by multi-industry entrepreneur Aron Marquez and Mexican-American pro golfer Abraham Ancer, and backed by Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg, Flecha Azul Reposado Tequila is the brand that has been flooding your Instagram feed for the past few months. Your loved one will instantly know that they’ve been gifted one of the biggest (and trendiest) spirit brands of the year! But, what they might not know is that Flecha Azul Reposado Tequila is free from additives, aged six months in ex-bourbon American oak barrels, and features notes of vanilla and butter that deliver a round sweet finish with a subtle taste of brown spices. This premium tequila will definitely ensure that even the most discerning agave enthusiasts drool.

J-Harden Cabernet Sauvignon
Gift it from the LCBO for $19.95
750 ml bottle

Looking for a gift with a little swag? The basketball fan in your life is sure to enjoy this bold and balanced J-Harden Cabernet Sauvignon. According to the J-Harden wine website, the gift-worthy California red is dark and smooth with “a taste, look, and a feel that matches his personality.” What does that mean? Well, the 10-time NBA All-Star, fashion and cultural icon has bottled up a fruit-driven wine that is rich, dark and concentrated with notes of blackberry and red cherry fruit. Did we mention that each label features a silhouette of Harden’s mug, including his iconic beard? Who doesn’t want to open their gift to see Harden face?

Rush X Henderson Collector Pack Series Two
Gift it from the LCBO for $19.95
4 x 473 ml cans

If the loved one on your list is a craft beer enthusiast…or a Rush fan, then this is the option guaranteed to impress any grade-A beer drinker. Iconic Canadian band Rush recently collaborated with Henderson Brewing on a limited-edition pack of four cans of Rush Canadian Golden Ale. It’s made with Canadian ingredients and has a piney citrus hop character, with a dry spicy finish from the use of rye grains, and it comes in a custom package featuring artwork from Rush. A perfect gift for grade-A beer and casual beer lovers alike.

Cheers to another holiday season! No matter who is on your gifting list this holiday season, the LCBO’s Holiday Gift Shop has an amazing selection of gifts for everyone on your list. Celebrate responsibly, and a happy holiday season to all!

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