If you read every line that uses the word “Spirit” in the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, with alcohol in mind instead of ghosts, it STILL makes perfect sense.

Um, ok. Maybe not that last one. But, it always makes sense to stock up on wine, beer, bourbon before Christmas, and mostly just to drink. Okay, some for gifts, but also for consuming. You can order online from Porter21 for delivery to your door or desk in under an hour, or shop in person at Spiritus on Asylum Street. (If you’re really in a rush call (860) 247-5431 for Spiritus’ curbside pickup.) Gifts from Porter 21 and Spiritus pair well with a flask from Hartford Prints!; more about them here.