Sober Gifts For The Friend Who Doesn’t Drink Alcohol

Jun 19, 2024

Sober Gifts For The Friend Who Doesn’t Drink Alcohol

Looking for sober gift ideas for the friend who no longer drinks? Perhaps you have an occasion coming up where drinking alcohol or buying alcohol as a gift is the norm? 

Drinking alcohol is often the normal and traditional way to celebrate milestones. However, it doesn’t have to be. Finding the perfect gift for someone living a sober or sober curious lifestyle can be a great way to show your support, there are so many meaningful gifts to choose from. Let’s take a look as we explore our favourite sober gifts and delve into the significance of celebrating sober milestones.


Our Favourite Sober Gifts

At CleanCo, we’re passionate about promoting a healthy and fulfilling sober lifestyle, that’s why we’ve curated a collection of our favourite sober gifts that you can choose from when considering treating someone special.

1. Alcohol-free drink alternatives

We may be biassed but if you’re looking for an alternative spirit then CleanCo is the way to go. Alcohol-free spirits allow you to experience the fun of drinking without the hangover and make great gifts for those going without booze. They don’t look out of place on a drink’s cabinet and wrap up nicely for gift giving.

If you’re looking for something a little more earthy, alcohol-free beer or ale can be a great gift. We love Lucky Saint, but perhaps choose from an array of delicious craft sodas and botanical infusions so they’ll never feel like they’re missing out.

2. Mindfulness products

Help your friend or loved one prioritise self-care with a gift that promotes mindfulness and wellness. For example, why not give them an essential oil diffuser? Essential oils stimulate certain receptors  in the brain that chemically ease symptoms of stress and anxiety. Some of the best oils are lavender, jasmine, chamomile and rose.

NEOM’s scented diffusers add a touch of luxury to any space and fill the room with joyful scents like this one infused with white neroli, woody and powdery mimosa and zingy lemon, which can help you feel more uplifted.

3. Nutrition products

We all know that home-grown food is extremely beneficial for your health and, sometimes, when living in the city it’s hard to grow your own fruits and vegetables. Therefore consider gifting a friend a LettuceGrow Farmstand. It's a vertical, hydroponic garden that allows you to grow a wide variety and large amount of produce.

4. Books on sobriety and personal growth

To aid their journey of self-discovery and personal growth, you could consider gifting them a captivating book on sobriety, mindfulness or wellness. From memoirs and self-help guides to inspiring novels, here are some that we love: 

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray

Unbroken Brain, Maii Salvatlitz - offering a groundbreaking perspective that addictions are in fact learning disorders.

This Naked Mind, Annie Grace - packed with surprising insights into the reasons why we drink


Gifts for particular sober milestones 

Whether someone is just beginning their sobriety journey or has been sober for a long while, any timeframe is a reason to celebrate as it is a big leap and life change. Celebrating sober milestones in a meaningful way can help motivate individuals to continue their wellness journeys. By honouring their progress, it can help them feel a sense of achievement. 

1 month: Treat them to a relaxing spa day or mindfulness retreat either at home with a hamper or somewhere in the countryside to reward their commitment to sobriety during the first crucial month.

6 months: Help them rediscover their favourite hobbies or activities by purchasing for them a class or workshop that aligns with their areas of passion or interest.

1 year: Mark this significant milestone with a heartfelt letter expressing how proud you are of them, showing your admiration and support. Perhaps purchase a thoughtful gift to go with the letter. 

10 years: A decade of sobriety is a big deal! Perhaps this occasion needs to be marked with a grand gesture like a holiday, weekend getaway  or a thrill-seeking experience that they’ll cherish for years to come


FAQs about Sober Gifts

What do you write in a sober anniversary card?

In a sober-versary card, you could express your admiration and support. Say how proud you are of them to have watched them make healthy choices, replacing old habits and building up new habits that are leading to positive outcomes, clarity and a more productive way of life. 

Express that it has been an honour and inspiration to watch them make such a healthy change in life and that you hope to see more. Say that they are an inspiration to be around and through their positive actions they are influencing positive change around them too.

What is the flower of sobriety?

The iris is considered the flower of sobriety, symbolising hope, courage and wisdom - qualities that are essential on the journey to recovery.

Best sobriety gifts that don’t include alcohol?

For those that are sober-curious, perhaps look at gifts that support their journey and self-discovery. Some great gifts that aren’t alcohol are mindfulness and wellness products, books, fitness subscriptions or tech, experiences and adventures that will make a lasting memory.

Why are sober milestones important?

Sober milestones are important as they are markers of achievement for the individuals going through the journey, they are great for motivation for the future and reflection on the past progress of how far they’ve come.

What kind of gifts for the sober curious?

Here are a few gift ideas for those who are on a sobriety journey:

  • A monthly subscription to classes, meditation apps, coffee pods or perhaps something useful like razors or deodorant
  • Something cosy like a weighted blanket or a comfy bathrobe.
  • A personalised gift

Try to avoid things like money as it can potentially overwhelm someone or even trigger old habits.


Celebrating sober milestones and supporting your loved ones is extremely important, it shows you care and support their decision. Whether is a small token or a grand gesture, giving a sober gift carries a message of hope, resilience and unwavering support. So next time you’re looking for the perfect gift, consider us in your decision.

When you’re thinking about purchasing your next sober gift, why not add our non-alcoholic tequila, Clean T, to your list? And if you want to make the best non-alcoholic margarita with it, you can find the recipe here.

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