Gift-block. It’s a thing. It’s when you want to give someone something great, but you just can’t figure out what they’d never re-gift. So you procrastinate until a candle seems right. Ugh. This year, give an experience to remember at San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Jan. 11-15.
Start 2017 off in fine fashion with seminars, tasting, parties and entertainment! Here are some ideas to smash gift-block to pieces:
For the Thinker: Bundle up a package of two or three tickets ($45-$55 each) to informative seminars led by cocktail experts!
For the Adventurer: Take them to Stroll on Houston Street on Saturday night. Together you’ll wander through a street full of great parties, filled with a live music, cocktails, and food at every location along the two block stroll. $85
For the Young at Heart: This year’s big opening party on Thursday night is at the incredible DoSeum, a whimsical playground where they can explore and celebrate music, entertainment, food and cocktails. $85
For the Gourmet: Send them on a four-hour tour of the SACC Tasting Suites on Saturday afternoon and give them an opportunity to experience flavors from a wide variety of large and boutique brands, plus time to talk spirits with the experts. $45
For the Bon Vivant: Friday night’s festivities at the historic St. Anthony Hotel are a stylish soirée worthy of that special friend. $100
For the Sweets Lover: Cookies and cocktails: two great things that go great together. Wednesday night’s Women Shaking It Up pays special tribute to women bartenders, women chefs and women in business, sports and leadership who shaking it up in non-traditional roles. This year’s event benefits Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. $65
For the History Buff: Invite them to a Sunday cocktail brunch in the courtyard of the historic Spanish Governor’s Palace and immerse them in a cultural experience filled with food and drink that matches the preserved 1700’s architecture, furnishings, artworks and iconography. Includes tours of the treasured building. $55
See the schedule and buy tickets at www.sanantoniococktailconference.com. Simply print the tickets at home, enclose them in your personal card, and check another to-do item off your list.