Decanters can be especially important around the holidays both as gifts and for your home bar. We have analyzed, reviewed and tested hundreds of liquor and wine decanters in an effort to help our customers choose the best decanters for the holidays. From this analysis, we bring you a collection of the 14 Best Decanters for a Christmas Gift.

To come to this conclusion, we independently review every decanter on this site and use our own personal opinions to compare and critic the products. We drink endless amounts of wine and spirits from decanters so that you don’t have to. Our reviewers have a keen eye for quality and rigorously test each decanter to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.

Why Give a Decanter as a Christmas Gift?

There are two reasons to use a decanter, functionality and aesthetics. Many wines benefit when they have contact with air, allowing the wine to breathe and become more expressive. With spirits such as Scotch, Cognac, and Bourbon, a decanter is used for appearance not functionality. A decanter adds that little something extra to any home bar.

Decanters aren’t just for advertising executives in the 60’s with leather chairs and mahogany desks, they make for the perfect gift for any wine or spirits enthusiast. A nice decanter adds sophistication to any party.

Finding the perfect decanter to give as a Christmas gift means paying close attention to quality, design, and functionality. Giving a high-quality decanter is of the utmost importance.

Preserving Spirits

When choosing a liquor decanter pay close attention to our notes about the quality of the stopper. If the stopper does not seal properly, you will end up giving a gift that results in the recipient losing a good share of their liquor to evaporation. For this reason, choosing a decanter with a quality, airtight seal is crucial.

With that in mind, we bring you what we consider the best decanters for Christmas gifts. Check out our list below and click on any of the decanters to be redirected to the full review page.

Our Best Rated Decanters to Give as a Christmas Gift (See Full List)

  1. Constellation1797 Liquor Decanter – BD Score 56
  2. Tomoka Gold Bourbon Barrel Decanter – BD Score 56
  3. Prestige Decanters Etched Globe Decanter – BD Score 56
  4. Bull Shaped Decanter – BD Score 55
  5. Glass Diamond Shaped Decanter – BD Score 54
  6. Ravenscroft Crystal Bishop Decanter Set – BD Score 49
  7. Ravenscroft Thomas Jefferson Decanter – BD Score 48
  8. Paksh Novelty Capital Decanter – BD Score 47
  9. Kloud City Decanter – BD Score 46
  10. Cathys Concepts Personalized Decanter – BD Score 42
  11. James Scott Triangular Crystal Decanter – BD Score 41
  12. Circleware CG Society Decanter – BD Score 41
  13. Bormioli Rocco Dedalo Decanter – BD Score 40
  14. Custom Crystal Decanter – BD Score 40
The Best Decanter for Christmas Gifts (See Full List)


Buying Guide Important Things to Consider:

  1. Stopper Quality – Is it airtight?
  2. Is the decanter crystal or glass? Crystal decanters have lead in them, if you plan to keep liquor in your decanter for an extended period of time this can be dangerous.
  3. Size of Decanter, large enough to hold a 750ml bottle with room to spare