Summer seems to be the time of year that many of our young friends are setting up new homes and beginning their adult lives, including entering the wonderful world of home entertaining. Not surprisingly, inspired by the amazing bar carts showcased on Pinterest, one of the questions we are most often asked is what are the 10 essentials for the home bar? We recently discovered this great home bar essentials guide by one of our favorite gift merchants, A Gift Personalized (yes, the very same company we turn to for bridesmaid gifts & groomsmen gifts.)
So the next question is where can you actually purchase some of these home bar essentials. A Gift Personalized offers some great personalized barware including personalized 3-piece stainless steel cocktail shakers but does not offer most of the other items on their list. So we turned to One King's Lane to see what barware they currently had available at discounted pricing. We love this 5-Pc Stainless Steal Bar Tools but there is currently just one left. Priced at just $29.99, it would make a wonderful housewarming gift if you can snag it quickly! They also have nice selection of cocktail shakers including the match to the bar tools set and an on-trend 3-piece mason jar cocktail shaker set that includes both a jigger & muddler.
Amazon also stocks some lovely bar tool sets (of course it does, Amazon has everything!)
As for ice buckets, you can either go with an ice bucket that can double as a chiller or a simple stainless steel ice bucket or an elegant crystal ice bucket like these by Waterford.
As for your glassware, we would stick with Amazon to pick up your collins glasses (also known as hi-balls) and cocktail coupe glasses since you can often get some pretty great deals and if you are an Amazon Prime member, you may also be able to get free 2 day shipping.