From bathing suits to fleece blankets, there are many ideal gifts that you can give to someone in your life (though you should probably only consider bathing suits as an option if you know their clothing size, as the right bathing suits can certainly be difficult to find even when you are just looking for yourself. But aside from bathing suits and baseball caps, you might decide to give a gift that is related to their favorite brand of beer or liquor, as drinking recreationally has become incredibly popular here in the United States.
This is particularly the case for Millennials, of whom more than seventy percent drink beer and liquor and often wine on a regular basis. There are many occasions to have a drink casually, such as after a long day of work or with a nice dinner. Unwinding while watching a baseball or football game is also a great time to have a drink, and many people will use having a casual drink with their friends as a way to socialize as well. There are, of course, many special occasions to drink during as well.
For beer lovers, that holiday is Halloween, a holiday that has grown to be popular among children and adults alike. In fact, more beer is consumed on the night of Halloween than any other drink, though tequila and vodka both come close. There are many seasonal varieties of craft beer out there, and from officially licensed Corona merchandise to the flamingo beer bong, there are many ways to display your love for beer on this special night of the year and on all other nights of the year as well. Even some bathing suits have beer labels advertised on them, making these bathing suits both fashionable as well as a statement piece, professing your love for beer.
There are other big drinking holidays as well. For women’s it New Year’s Eve, when nearly forty five percent of all women say that they associate this night with alcohol consumption more than any other night out of the year. It makes sense, after all, as New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the successes of the past year and ringing in the hope and promise of the year that is to come. Champagne is a particularly common drink on this night, though of course most people will branch out at some point over the course of their time out and celebrating.
For men, the day and night most associated with drinking is that of St. Patrick’s Day, which many – even those who have no Irish ancestry – celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day is often filled with bar crawls and bar hopping. There are frequently St. Patrick’s Day parades and many go to see the spectacle, both those of Irish descent and those who don’t have even a drop of Irish blood. No matter where you’re from, this is truly a day of celebration and drinking, often quite heavily.
And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with drinking and sometimes even drinking more heavily than you normally would, it’s very important to understand binge drinking – and to avoid it. Binge drinking occurs when a typically sized woman has four drinks over the course of a mere two hours. For men, the number of drinks rises to five but the consequences stay the same. Binge drinking is an incredibly unhealthy behavior for a number of reasons, particularly if you partake in it on a regular basis.
Not only can binge drinking, if done frequently enough, lead to alcohol dependency and a number of other longterm health problems, but it can also lead to emergency health situations at the time of the drinking itself. In fact, binge drinking can all too quickly lead to alcohol poisoning, a condition that can actually be fatal if it is not monitored closely. Of course, blacking out is also a real risk when you binge drink, and not remembering the vast majority of your night can be a terrifying thing.
But when you drink responsibly, there is a lot to enjoy about drinking. In fact, most people drink for the taste, for the enjoyment of the drink.