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Drinking buddies: accessories and gift ideas for beverage fans



Safe bets

Stemless wine glasses in stainless steel come in several colors with fleurs-de-lis appliques, $10.99 each; there also are silver and brass-colored versions that can be monogrammed, $24.99-$29.99 for a set of two at MJ's

1513 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-6099;


Tap your inner poet

A roll of the dice gives Haikubes players a theme, such as "our world" or "my future," for which they construct haikus using preprinted tiles, $24.95 at Garden District Book Shop

The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 504-895-2266;


Three's a party

The Wee Laddie Tasting Collection of scotches by Bruichladdich distillery includes small bottles of three scotches: Bruichladdich's signature classic version, an Islay barley style and a Port Charlotte Scottish barley, $64, at Pearl Wine Co.

3700 Orleans Ave., 504-483-6314;


Lookin' good

When BYOB isn't allowed, pull out this flask masquerading as binoculars. The flask has two separate compartments that hold 8 ounces each, $18 at Funrock'n

3109 Magazine St., 504-528-8559;


Make your flight

Chart your own beer adventure with a mix-and-match six-pack of local and international craft beers. All 350 different beers sold here are available in single bottles. Shown: Batture Blonde Ale by Second Line Brewing, $1.69; Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout, $2.99; Mars double India pale ale by Bell's Brewery; Old 504 by Chafunkta, $2.29; Canebrake by Parish Brewing Co. $1.59; and Blanche de Chambly Belgian white ale by Unibroue, $1.69; all at 504 Craft Beer Reserve

3939 Tulane Ave., 504-875-3723;

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