Gallery: Gift Guide: For the Soda (or Pop) Fan

Regional Soda
Regional Soda

I know a few geographically dispersed Cheerwine fans who would LOVE a six-pack for the holidays. You can get just about any regional favorite shipped. John

Vending Machine
Vending Machine

It holds 10 cans at once, refrigerates, and actually dispenses vending machine-style. I think I'm in love. ($179.99; Amazon link.) Carey

Jones Soda Holiday Flavors
Jones Soda Holiday Flavors

My dad once gave me the Jones Soda Thanksgiving set: turkey, gravy, and green bean flavored sodas. Needless to say, they never got tasted. I have a feeling the Sugar Plum, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Pear Tree will be a little more palatable. Check out the website even if you're not gonna buy; the descriptions alone are worth a click (these sodas are "endorsed and distributed by local Elf Union 422"). Carey

Personalized Soda Labels
Personalized Soda Labels

Jones Soda is well-known for their arty photo labels, and you can slap your own snapshots on there for a personalized version. Unlike a lot of custom products, these are priced quite reasonably, from $16.99 for a sixer (yes, that's a lot for soda, but you're not buying this for the soda). The more I look at this, the more I'm actually surprised that no one's ever made me a 6-pack. Low-hanging fruit, right? Carey (Jones)

Sodastream
Sodastream

We haven't played around with one yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about the home bubbler Sodastream (starts around $100). (This might actually be John's Christmas present. Don't tell.) Carey

Wall-Mount Bottle Opener
Wall-Mount Bottle Opener

This would get so much use in my apartment. Probably more for Miller High Life than for Coke. Still, it'd be awesome to know there'd always be an opener when you need one. ($7.99; purchase link.) John

Cheerwine Golf Bag
Cheerwine Golf Bag

For some reason, the idea of a Cheerwine golf bag just makes sense to me. Maybe because I only play golf in the South. Either way, I'd rock it. ($139.99; purchase link.) John

Soda T-Shirts
Soda T-Shirts

My little brother once silk-screened me a soda T-shirt for Christmas (I'd wear it more if it didn't bleed color so badly in the wash). I have a feeling this ink will have a little more staying power. ($20 on Etsy). Carey

Soda Jewelry
Soda Jewelry

I'd wear these. ($10 on Etsy). Carey

Track Zip Sweater
Track Zip Sweater

It's good-looking! It's made from recycled plastic! I'd totally wear this thing. Despite the fact that it's workout gear branded with a soda logo. ($39.99; purchase link.) John

Old Ads
Old Ads

Yes, I realize that I'm getting warm fuzzy feelings from a soda ad, but as Don Draper knows, nostalgia sells. There are always some good-looking framed or laminated advertisements on eBay; poke around. Carey

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