Shopping for that coffee aficionado in your life can be challenging, especially when it seems like they already have all of the brewing equipment they could ever need… and then some….But don’t despair!

From rare and unique coffees and popular monthly subscriptions, to brewing equipment, novelty gifts and pre-assembled gift sets, our ultimate list of gift ideas for coffee lovers is sure to have something for everyone in your life.

Here are 30 cool coffee gift ideas for you. We’ve broken this list down into 5 parts: Coffee Subscriptions, unique coffee beans, coffee equipment, coffee accessories, random coffee-themed gifts, and the coffee gift sets.

Subscription Gifts

One of the classic gifts for a coffee-obsessed friend or a loved one is a coffee subscription. It puts the “heavy lifting” of the decision making (i.e. what coffees to pick!) in the hands of the experts.

Here are our top picks for some of the best coffee subscriptions in the 2018 holiday season.

#1 – Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Driftaway Coffee is a Brooklyn-based, small-batch coffee roaster with an eye for both quality and equality. They’re invested in connecting the coffee drinkers to the coffee farms that grow the beans and even have a “Farmer Feedback” program that allows you to send feedback right to the farmers themselves.

Their personalized subscription is a great option, especially for any coffee drinker with taste preferences that are hard to pin down.

Along with prebuilt gift options, their tasting kit (which consists of four 2 oz bags) is a perfect way to expose your “giftee” to Driftaway’s large selection of high-end beans. Once they have that first tasting kit under their belts, they can use the Driftaway app to track what they like and tailor their subscription accordingly.

As the cherry on top, coffees are also shipped within 12 hours of roasting, so you know those beans are going to be uber fresh.

  • Personalized subscription with “tasting kit” option
  • An ethically focused company that connects farmers with coffee drinkers
  • Ships within 12 hours of roasting

The perfect gift for: From the variety, control, and prebuilt gift options that come along with their subscription to the ethical transparency and feedback options, this subscription is a great gift for the picky coffee fanatic that’s impossible to please (aka your coffee snob friend)

#2 – Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

When a coffee company has been endorsed by the likes of USA Today and Food & Wine, you know they have something good going on.

Case in point:
Atlas Coffee Club. 

Coming to you from the Lone Star state, this Austin-based roaster delivers a variety of hand-picked, freshly roasted, single origin coffees to your door every month.

With Atlas, it’s all about presentation.

From the carousel of elite coffee beans to the tasteful touch of including a postcard in each box, Atlas Coffee Club provides you with more than just coffee – they take you on an adventure! Each shipment comes replete with the background of the single origin coffee it contains, along with tasting notes and brewing tips.

  • A coffee subscription with a great presentation
  • Focused on providing unique, single-origin coffees from around the world
  • Includes background, processing, tasting notes, and brewing tips or each coffee

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: Atlas Coffee Club is the perfect gift for someone who already has everything they need. If your giftee is one of those coffee connoisseurs with a complete coffee laboratory in their kitchen, a steady flow of exclusive beans from Atlas could be the perfect complement to their workshop.

#3 – Angels’ Cup Subscription

Angels’ Cup is a mainstay of the coffee subscription world, and not just because they provide excellent java straight to our doors, either.

Where Angels’ Cup really stands out, particularly as a gift, is in the element of the unknown.

Their Black Box subscription is designed to both surprise and impress, stretching the knowledge of even the most avid coffee expert. How? By delivering four sample packs of premium grade, freshly roasted coffee… that isn’t labeled.

The whole point of the Angels’ Cup experience is to challenge the drinker to “blind taste” the coffee and see what notes they come up with on their own. They can record their thoughts on the flavor, aroma, body, etc. and then reveal what the actual coffee is. It’s a unique gift that doesn’t’ just lead to a good cup of coffee, but to a one-of-a-kind experience that will make your gift stand out as one for the ages.

  • Excellent, premium grade coffee
  • Includes a Black Box “blind tasting” option that is full of surprises
  • Combines good coffee with a surprise factor

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: While there are a plethora of excellent coffee subscriptions out there, Angels’ Cup is one of the best choices for anyone looking to give a gift that is different, exceptional, and built to create memories.

Coffee Bean Gifts

Of course, a subscription isn’t always the answer. Sometimes all you need is a bag of good coffee. The only problem… which one to choose? There are literally thousands of choices out there!

Don’t worry, we’ve picked out a handful of our absolute favorite beans, all of which are perfect for a variety of different giftees, each in their own unique way.

#4 – Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish is a coffee company that delivers some of the most caffeine-packed java on the planet. And we’re not just exaggerating for emphasis here. Whereas your average cup of black coffee delivers a smart, but not too intense, 100-200 mgs of caffeine, a cuppa brewed from Death Wish beans translates into a ridiculous 600+ mgs of the stuff!

But wait, there’s more. Their painstakingly sourced coffee beans are Fair Trade certified and organically grown, ensuring that the whole process of gifting a killer cup of coffee is done above board and with respect to both the farmers and the earth.

Read our full review here!

  • Coffee contains an insane 600+ mgs of caffeine per cup
  • Fair Trade and organically certified
  • An awesome novelty gift that everyone will want to try

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: If you know someone (a student, a workaholic, a parent, etc.) who’s always trying to keep their eyes open, you may need to pick up a bag of Death Wish to stuff in their stocking.

#5 – Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

JBM beans are renowned both for their superior quality as well as their incredibly rare status. Getting even a small bag of these for a friend or family member could go down as one of those rare, once-in-a-lifetime coffee events. No joke!

These beans are from the Wallenford Estate (one of the few places certified to grow and sell 100% Blue Mountain Coffee), and they have a beautiful profile that includes delicate aromatic and flavor notes, from orange and floral to crisp chocolate and mint.

These beans truly are among the jewels of the coffee world.

  • Grown on the Wallenford Estate, one of the few 100% Certified Blue Mountain Coffee estates in the world
  • Extremely rare, try-them-once-in-a-lifetime beans
  • Kings among coffee beans

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: If you’re the kind of gifter that looks for presents that will truly stand out, JBM coffee beans are a luxury that your giftee will always remember.

#6 – Black Ivory Coffee

If you’re looking for a coffee gift that will bring shock and awe, you may want to consider getting some Black Ivory Coffee.

What is it? Well, another name for it is Elephant Poop Coffee.

That’s right, these beans have actually gone on a “pre-brewing” trip through an elephant’s intestinal tract before being lovingly washed up, roasted, and packed up in bags. 

Fans of the pricey, exclusive beans claim that it creates a delicate cup of coffee with no bitterness, although the flavors themselves include malt, chocolate, cherry, floral, tobacco, leather, and even a hint of grass!

The coffee is exclusively produced in Thailand, and is another one of those “try before you die” kind of beans that any coffee fanatic will want to experience, even just for the bragging rights!

  • Coffee made from elephant poop!
  • Only made in Thailand in very small amounts
  • An extremely rare, “try before you die” experience

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is a great gift for any diehard coffee fanatic that has a bucket list of “coffee-musts.”

#7 – Volcanica Low Acid Coffee Blend

While unique and rare beans can be fun to shop for, sometimes it’s simply the gift of the right kind of well-grown beans that leaves the drinker satisfied and smiling. That’s precisely why these beans are in our top four.

If you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who loves their java but wrestles with bouts of heartburn from the higher acid content typically present in coffee, coffee brewed with Volcanica’s Low Acid Coffee Blend can be the perfect remedy to help keep their eyes open, their tummies content, and their minds at ease.

Ethically sourced from some of the best beans in regions like Brazil and Sumatra, this low acid coffee blend is a high-end yet affordable option that will be the perfect gift to put under their tree.

  • Low acid blend means these beans are easy on the stomach
  • Quality beans sourced from regions like Brazil and Sumatra
  • Volcanica’s high ethical standards ensure peace of mind when drinking their coffee

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: These beans are a great option for anyone who loves coffee but struggles with digestional issues, especially heartburn and upset stomachs.

Coffee Equipment Gifts

Sometimes the best coffee gift is simply getting a newer, better brewer! In the modern, Third Wave coffee world there are a whole host of different ways to concoct the perfect cup ‘a joe, from simple yet elegant pour overs to impressive espresso machines.

Here are some of our favorite picks!

#8 – A Breville Espresso Machine

breville barista express

If you’re looking for equipment for a serious coffee drinker (and have a healthy budget to boot!), you may want to consider getting an espresso maker. There are a lot of great espresso makers out there, but one in particular stands out from the pack: the BES870XL Breville Espresso Machine.

This machine is all-around well-built and powerful for a home espresso machine, so you know it’s going to last.

It also gives the brewer a huge amount of control (which translates into a more hands-on experience), and is impressively well-priced (well below the price of other high-end machines), making the Breville an easy candidate for the best gift espresso maker out there.

  • A very sturdy, well-built espresso maker
  • Equipped with a host of features to brew countless espresso-based drinks
  • Very affordable option for a high-end machine

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one is perfect for anyone looking for a legitimately high-end espresso maker that is well-made, loaded with features, and affordable. It’s the perfect “wow-factor” gift to blow even the most avid coffee snob away.

#9 – La Pavoni Europiccola Manual Espresso Maker

If you have an extremely accomplished coffee connoisseur on your shopping list, an amazing way to help them take their skills to the next level is to get them a manual espresso machine. And if you’re going to look for a good one, the La Pavoni Europiccola Manual Espresso Maker is where you want to start. 

While you can easily drop a crap-load of cash on a well-made manual espresso machine, the Pavoni is that perfect blend of quality, affordability, and ease of use, much like the Breville mentioned above.

The machine is priced in the middle of the pack, but comes built like a tank and able to deliver a heck of an espresso. It’s also quite easy to use (for manual machines), and is a great way for a coffee lover to enter the wonderfully rewarding world of hand-pulled espressos.

  • The perfect option for the advanced coffee geek
  • Built like a tank
  • Expensive overall, but reasonably priced for manual espresso makers

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one ranks high among the “ultimate coffee gifts” on our list. It’s not cheap, but it will last for ages and is the perfect option for the accomplished coffee lover on your list who is ready to take things to the next level!

#10 – Nomad Coffee Maker

noman espresso maker

If you’re shopping for that espresso lover in your life, another, more portable option is the UniTerra Nomad Espresso Machine.

This fancy gadget is a new twist on the classic manual lever espresso machine, simplifying the process and delivering a steady flow of well-brewed espresso wherever you go.

If precision in brewing is an issue, you won’t have to worry with the Nomad. This machine’s “True Crema Valve” is trumpeted for being able to compensate for everything from a bad grind to low-quality beans.

The machine is small, portable, and doesn’t require electricity or batteries – how many espresso machines can you say that about?

It is a perfect replacement for that clunky old espresso maker that takes up half your kitchen. The unit also comes in Cobalt Blue, Paris Red, and Silk White, giving you some festive colors to choose from that will make it pop under the Christmas tree.

  • An affordable manual espresso machine
  • Boasts a small, portable design with no need for electricity or batteries
  • Comes in multiple colors to choose from

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This espresso maker is the perfect option for an espresso fanatic who wants to take their coffee with them no matter where they go. From the kitchen to the office and everywhere else in between, this brewer faithfully keeps your coffee by your side.

#11 – Wacaco Minipresso

Wacaco Minipresso

The last straight-up espresso maker on our gift list is both a coffee maker and a fun novelty gift at the same time. The Wacaco Minipresso is a fully portable travel espresso maker.

Now, keep in mind that the actual espresso this device brews won’t taste like it came out of a $2,000 machine. However, it does brew a decent shot… and can easily be stowed away in a small pocket of your luggage to be whipped out in triumph when you’re faced with that nasty hotel “coffee in a bag”.

The small size, along with the “all you need are hot water and ground beans” factor make this a nifty novelty gift that can (literally) be kept in a coffee lover’s back pocket.

  • The ultimate “travel-size” espresso machine
  • A great novelty gift for any coffee aficionado
  • Makes a decent espresso shot

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect choice for a coffee lover who really does already “have it all”, bringing a unique and fun element to the whole “manual espresso” coffee angle.

#12 – AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

aeropress coffee kit

If you’re not familiar with the AeroPress, you need to check it out, because this is one of the coolest pieces of coffee brewing equipment you ever did see. It’s the perfect blend of a coffee maker and an espresso maker, delivering the delicious java in under a minute.

When it comes to getting an AeroPress, there are a lot of options out there. But if you’re not careful you could end up missing several of the pieces.

The best way to get an AeroPress (especially as a gift) is to look for something like this AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker kit. Particularly if you opt for the full kit with AeroPress Filters and even a tote bag, you can rest assured that you’ll be giving your giftee the whole package.

  • A complete AeroPress “starter kit”
  • A very affordable home brewing option
  • Allows the brewing of both coffee- and espresso-based drinks

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect way to set up your friends and family with a coffee brewing option that A) comes with everything needed, B) is VERY affordable, and C) is an awesome way to make a killer cup of joe!

#13 – Chemex Coffee Maker

chemex coffee maker

The most iconic brewer of the modern coffee movement has to be the Chemex Coffee Maker. Its sleek, glass-blown, chemistry-lab appearance makes it a treat to look at even when it’s just sitting on your counter.

Add onto the “gaze in awe” element the fact that it also easily makes some of the best coffee out there, and you’ve got yourself a gift for anyone from the rawest coffee newbie to the most audacious coffee snob.

The Chemex is largely a “one and done” affair, with the purchase of the brewer being 90% of the whole setup. All you need is to nab a box of Chemex filters, your grinder, and your favorite coffee beans and you’re good to go. 

  • A classic Third Wave coffee brewer
  • Great for everyone from the coffee newbies to the hardcore experts
  • Very affordable, yet still a high-quality gift option

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: A Chemex is a refined yet easy-to-use brewer. It’s the perfect go-to gift for any coffee lover on your list.

#14 – Hario V60 Coffee Pour Over Kit

hario v60 coffee dripper

The other iconic pour over option in the modern era is the Hario V60. Where a Chemex is all about grace and delicacy, the Hario V60 is about utter simplicity. (Read our article pitting the two models against each other!)

Now, don’t get us wrong, the device still has a learning curve that yields an ever-better cup of coffee as one’s experience grows, but it’s nothing that a passionate coffee lover can’t conquer with relative ease.

This elegant yet uncomplicated brewer is a great option for a household where anywhere from one to several cups of coffee may need to be brewed at a time.

It’s very affordable, straightforward to use, and portable – you can bring it with you wherever you go.

Just make sure to nab a box of filters to go along with it!

  • An iconic pour over coffee brewer
  • A very affordable gift option
  • Great for both single-serve and multi-serve options

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: The Hario is an excellent choice for the coffee lover on your list that is going to be making both single-serve cups and larger pots of coffee, as the brewer fits neatly over a single cup as well as an entire pot!

#15 – Kalita Wave Dripper

kalita wave dripper

Everyone knows about pour over coffee at this point. But that doesn’t mean you just slap any old funnel on top of a cup and you’ve got a high-quality coffee. There’s actually quite a bit of science and design that goes into these things.

That’s why the Kalita Wave Dripper is a perfect alternative to classic options like the Hario V60 or Chemex – it is both approachable and still expertly designed.

‘The Wave” comes with a flat, three-holed bottom that restricts the water as it passes through, producing a slightly more concentrated cuppa.

If you pick this one up for a friend, you may also want to pick up a couple of the unique ridged filters that go with it. They’re designed to both insulate and balance the flow of water as the coffee brews.

Read our full review here!

  • Excellent pour over coffee alternative
  • Affordable brewing option for those on a budget
  • Comes with specially designed filters for the ultimate brewing experience

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: A well-designed, affordable alternative to the classic pour over options, the Kalita Wave Dripper is an ideal way to set up a friend with a pour over kit that will keep the good times a-brewin’!

#16 – NISPIRA Belgian Luxury Siphon Coffee Maker

Nispira Belgian Luxury Siphon Coffee Maker

Yes, siphon coffee makers are still a thing. No, not because they’re convenient or make better coffee than, say, a pour over or espresso machine. It’s because they’re just plain cool!

Case in point:
the Belgian Luxury Siphon Coffee Maker.

This elegant machine is designed to raise eyebrows and make sure that anyone who drinks coffee made by one of these remembers the experience. From its extravagant gold & chrome-colored body to its wooden base and heat-resistant glass, this device is sure to bring that spark of pizazz to any coffee lover’s collection.

Just fire it up and you’ll feel like you just stepped out of a time machine. Mortal Engines? Poppycock. THIS is the steampunk adventure of 2018.

  • Utterly elegant, fancy design
  • Gold and chrome color body with a wooden base
  • Not just made for looks. It can still brew a delicious cup ‘a joe!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one is for that show-off on your list who loves to stand next to their equipment, grinning from ear to ear, as everyone gawks and exclaims, “you actually brew coffee in that thing?” It’s also the perfect option for your family’s caffeine-crazed resident chemist!

Coffee Accessory gifts

While coffee and coffee brewing equipment are some of the best Christmas gifts for coffee lovers, the truth is, sometimes they already have everything they need in the “beans and brew” department.

If that’s the case, you may want to consider some of these coffee accessories to spruce up your particular coffee fanatic’s setup.

#17 – Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

stanley vacuum bottle

In order to get a good gift that’s going to make a difference, you need to go to an established company with a track record for quality and for delivering on their claims. Such is the case with the Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle. 

This impressive container is built to house your drinks for a lifetime.
Literally, it comes with a lifetime warranty!

The bottle is made of stainless steel, so you know it can take a beating, and it’s designed to be leak-proof, so you can stow it away wherever you need to without worrying about spills.

The quality make of the container itself also means your freshly brewed coffee will stay hot (or your cold brew will stay cold) for upwards of 24 hours. And, on top of it all, the lid doubles as a cup!

  • Easily keeps drinks hot or cold for 24 hours
  • Leak-proof and made with stainless steel
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: If you’re looking for a great gift to accent your friend’s well-established coffee equipment collection, this should be on your radar!

#18 – Baratza Virtuoso Burr Grinder

baratza virtuoso coffee grinder

This is one of our favorite burr grinders at any time of the year, but during the holidays, in particular, it becomes a perfect way to upgrade a loved one’s brewing setup!

The Virtuoso is the perfect complement for a home-brewing coffee fanatic.

Its small profile and first-class grinding power provide the perfect way to bring one’s brewing equipment out of the Dark Ages and into the modern era.

The Virtuoso’s impressive 40 settings deliver a consistent grind whether you’re brewing with a pour over, French press, espresso machine, or anything other technique.

It’s also quiet (as far as grinders go), which means you won’t wake up the whole household when you turn it on in the morning. Everyone knows a good grinder is a critical part of a home brewing setup. The Virtuoso answers the challenge with ease.

  • The machine’s small profile makes it perfect for a home grinder.
  • Comes with tons of settings and delivers a steady grind.
  • Good for grinding beans for all brewing styles.

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: If you know a coffee lover that takes their coffee seriously, chances are they’re aware of the value of a good grinder. The Virtuoso is the perfect way to give a quality grind at home at a very affordable price.

#19 – OE LIDO 3 Manual Grinder

Of course, many coffee fans are in it for the experience as much as for the good coffee, and when that’s the case, sometimes a good hand grinder can be a perfect gift.

You want to get something that will improve your giftee’s equipment rather than hold them back. That’s why our suggestion for a genuinely high-quality hand grinder is the OE LIDO 3 Manual Coffee Grinder.

The device features a 48 mm Swiss-made, steel conical set of burr grinders. The entire thing is extremely well made, using high-quality parts from top to bottom, and even comes with an anti-static cleaning brush and a travel bag so you can keep it by your side!

  • An exquisite manual grinder, built with high-quality materials
  • Includes a 48 mm Swiss-made, steel conical set of burr grinders
  • Comes with a travel bag for portability

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect choice for your serious coffee-drinking friends who love to immerse themselves in the entire brewing experience, from bean to cup.

#20 – Chorreador Costa Rican Coffee Sock & Stand

chorreador foldable wooden stand coffee maker

We all have them – those environmentally and socially conscious coffee-loving friends who are always talking about things like “organically grown,” “Fair Trade” and “Rainforest Alliance” certifications, “Shade Grown beans” and so on.

If you’re looking for a gift for this particular kind of person, you may want to consider the Chorreador Costa Rican Coffee Sock & Stand.

This clever device is a wonderful combination of convenience and consideration.

First, you have the sock filter. We’re big fans of these in the first place, as they brew some darn delicious coffee. On top of that, though, they avoid overuse of paper filters, which helps both the environment and your pocketbook.

Add to that the convenience of a collapsible, aesthetically pleasing stand to use as you brew your java and this whole gift idea is packed with both meaning and purpose.

  • Comes with an environmentally sustainable sock filter
  • Collapsible wooden stand provides brewing convenience
  • Trendy and aesthetically pleasing

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This idea is perfect for the environmentally and socially conscious coffee lover that still enjoys the convenience and the lure of clean, trendy equipment.

#21 – Behmor Coffee Roaster

behmor coffee roaster

If you know anyone who’s passionate about coffee and is thinking of roasting their own, the Behmor 5400 1600 Plus is an incredible gift that gives a coffee nut the ability to roast upwards of a pound of coffee beans at a time in their own kitchen

You heard us, this nifty little roaster – which sits prettily on your countertop at no bigger than a small microwave – allows anyone to roast their own green coffee beans at home.

Just in case you’re wondering, it also comes with patent-pending technology that keeps the smoke to a minimum (literally, it isn’t visible at all), which makes it a perfect piece to use right in the kitchen alongside everything else.

  • An extremely compact home roaster
  • Roasts up to a pound of coffee beans at a time
  • Features new technology that eliminates the smoke

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one’s the perfect gift for that fanatical coffee friend who is ready to take the plunge into the kickass world of home roasting.

#22 – Blendtec Blender for Bulletproof Coffee

blendtec blender

Bulletproof coffee is pretty incredible. It delivers a rush of energy that lasts without that traditionally crappy caffeine crash we’re all used to. If you have someone on your list that loves bulletproof coffee, consider getting them a good blender for their buttery, MCT-filled adventures.

But, of course, “get a blender” isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Most blenders can’t take the heat of the coffee and many lack the long-term power needed to force those oils to mix into the drink. That’s why we’re suggesting the Blendtec Blender.

This bad boy is the ultimate powerhouse, delivering a Hulk-like punch that is precisely what you need to keep that invincible java flowing for years and years (this thing has an incredible 8-year warranty!) to come.

  • Hulk-like blending power
  • Can take the heat of bulletproof coffee without damaging the motor
  • Comes with an impressive 8-year warranty

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: A Blendtec is the perfect gift for your health-conscious friends who love their bulletproof coffee and would appreciate a blender that won’t give out on them!

#23 – Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle

Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle

With all of the focus on coffee beans, grinders, and brewers, sometimes it’s easy to skimp on the basics like boiling the water. However, as any good coffee drinker knows, things like boiling temperature and pouring control can take a cuppa from good to great!

That’s why the Coffee Gator Pour Over Kettle is an amazing, quality upgrade for any coffee fanatic’s water-boiling equipment. The classic gooseneck spout creates the perfect pouring control, restricting the flow of the water and giving the home-barista command over their brew.

Of course, a good piece of equipment needs to be made of quality material, and this kettle doesn’t disappoint. It’s made with medical-grade stainless steel and even features a built-in temperature gauge that alerts the brewer to when the water is in that perfect “good to brew” range.

  • The gooseneck spout ensures maximum control over water flow when pouring
  • Made of medical-grade stainless steel, this kettle is built to last
  • The built-in thermostat means water can be carefully monitored until it reaches the perfect temperature

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: From temperature control to pouring precision, this kettle is a great choice to upgrade an already established coffee guru’s equipment with one of the best kettles on the market.

#24 – Fred COOL BEANS Coffee Ice Tray

fred cool beans coffee ice tray

Even if you haven’t heard of “coffee cubes”, chances are your coffee friends have.

The concept is simple. Rather than using regular ice cubes to cool off that iced coffee, pre-freeze some coffee into ice cubes (or more accurately, “coffee cubes”) ahead of time. That way, as they melt, the drink isn’t watered down!

The only problem with making coffee cubes, though, is that if you swap between those and the need for regular ice cubes, you have to deal with cleaning out trays so that the taste doesn’t carry over. The solution? Get a tray just for your coffee cubes!

Of course, if we’re talking about a gift, you don’t want to just wrap up a boring old pasty white ice cube tray. You want to get something trendy, cool, and aesthetically pleasing. The solution? Fred COOL Beans Coffee Ice Trays.

The typically coffee-bean shaped silicone tray also comes in “Coolamari,” “Have an Ice Day,” and “Rainy Day” shapes. ALL of them are perfect for coffee cubes!

  • Perfect option for freezing “coffee cubes”
  • The silicone trays make it easy to dispense the frozen dainties
  • Comes in several different shapes, including coffee beans!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: These are an excellent gift for the iced coffee fanatic in your life. If you know someone who loves to cool off their java on a regular basis, these trays can usher them into a new, less-watered down world!

#25 – Coffee Cup Luggage Holder

freehand luggage travel cup holder

Calling all fans of convenience! If you have someone on your holiday gift list that travels a lot, you may want to consider getting them the Freehand Luggage Travel Cup Holder.

This is one of those nifty travel gifts that you didn’t realize you needed… until you used one.

Rather than hold that cuppa in one hand while you pull your luggage with the other, why not kill two birds with one stone? Clip this little gadget in between your luggage handles and slip your drink in there.

“But wait,” you object, “I walk with my luggage at a pretty steep incline.” That’s okay! The device is designed to self-level so you can angle that luggage all you want and your coffee will still be upright.

  • A hands-free cup holder that clips right onto your luggage
  • Self-levels to make sure coffee doesn’t spill
  • An affordable novelty gift

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is an ideal novelty gift for those coffee-loving dudes and dudettes that are constantly on the road.

#26 – Clippable Coffee Scoop

Every once in a while someone comes up with an idea that is exquisite, makes life easier, and is affordable all at the same time. This is exactly the case with the Clippable Coffee Scoop. 

First, let’s consider those dratted coffee bag tabs. Sure, they help seal up the bag the first few times, but eventually, they start failing and the bag refuses to close properly.

This clip is the perfect solution to ensure your coffee stays closed and doesn’t get exposed to more air than necessary.

On top of that, the spoon is the best way to ensure that the correct amount of coffee gets into your grinder each and every time.

This little brass-colored device is actually made of stainless steel, too, so you know it’ll last a lifetime. To top it all off, it’s just a few dollars to purchase, making it a great stocking stuffer!

  • The clip makes sure coffee bean bags stay firmly closed
  • The scoop ensures the same amount of coffee is ground every time
  • The brass-colored stainless steel design is both fancy and durable

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect stocking stuffer, providing an affordable, elegant, and practical option that is sure to be useful to any coffee fanatic.

#27 – Hario V60 Drip Scale and Timer

hario v60 drip scale and timer

One of the little coffee-brewing details that often goes unnoticed is weighing the amount of beans and water that you’re using.

Sure, you can just “eyeball it” and scoop them into the grinder until you think it feels right, but as any experienced barista will tell you, one of the keys to a steady cup of coffee that doesn’t dramatically change from one brew to the next, revolves around getting a good scale and measuring your beans religiously each time you brew.

Of course, with quantities this small, you’ll want to make sure you have a good scale that’s built for the task, which is why we’ve chosen the Hario V60 Drip Scale and Timer.

It measures in as small as .1 gram increments, so you can get as detailed as you need to be; it’s battery operated (no hassle with plugging things in), and auto-powers off after 5 minutes of not being used, so you won’t waste the batteries if you leave it on in your morning fog.

  • A coffee scale that measures in small increments
  • Battery operated; no plugs
  • Auto-powers off in 5 minutes so you don’t waste the batteries

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one is the perfect gift for any coffee guru who takes their brewing extremely seriously. Typically only the diehard fanatics take the time to use a scale at home, but when they do, a top-of-the-line piece of equipment like this is just what the doctor ordered!

Strange Coffee Themed Gifts

Of course, just because your friends like coffee doesn’t mean you have to get them actual coffee brewing equipment.

If you’re still in need of gift ideas for coffee lovers, sometimes a simple java-themed novelty gift can be the perfect tip of the hat to their obsession.

#28 – Silver Coffee Bean Necklace

While many “themed” jewelry pieces can be a bit gaudy, sometimes all that’s needed is a small yet tasteful piece to send the message that you care about those you love… and that, yes, you are well aware that they love their coffee.

This coffee bean necklace is the perfect way to say “I love you, and I’ll brew coffee for you until the day I die.”

Dainty and unobtrusive, the necklace is handmade in a minimalist style, yet boasts quality as it is made of sterling silver. It’s a great gift that shows care, commitment, and a degree of all around “java-suave.”

  • A minimalist necklace focused on a single coffee bean
  • Handmade out of sterling silver
  • A great way to honor a coffee obsession without purchasing actual coffee brewing equipment

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is a great gift for that certain someone that already has all of their coffee needs met. Yet, at the same time, it’s more valuable than a gag gift, showing that you are aware and you care.

#29 – The Morning Mug

morning mug

One of the best things about drinking coffee is getting to choose a coffee cup. And, as diverse as they can get, a well-chosen coffee cup can be as great a gift as the java that fills them.

Of course, there are countless cup designs on the market (many, MANY of which we love!), but there’s one that is hands-down the best: the Morning Mug.

There are two things that are certain in life: everyone likes a smile… and everyone is exhausted in the morning (except for those weird friends that claim to be “morning people” …if those are even real).

The Morning Mug is the perfect way to start your day on the right foot, with the cold and empty mug sporting a night-shaded smile with sleeping eyelids. Pour in the coffee, and hey presto! You’ve got a mug that’s wide-eyed and awake, just as it’s about to help you be the same.

  • A fun coffee mug to hold your giftee’s coffee
  • Changes colors and image when heated up
  • A great novelty gift with a good use!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This one is a great novelty item for parties, white elephant gift exchanges, and any time you know coffee drinkers may be present and in need of a gift to hold their next cuppa!

#30 – The World Atlas of Coffee

World Atlas of Coffee book

If there’s one thing coffee aficionados love to be, it’s knowledgeable. And we’re talking annoyingly so. From the best kind of bean to the right brewer and burr grinder, any coffee fanatic worth their salt is going to have something to say about their cup of coffee.

So why not give them more of what they crave? No, we’re not talking about the coffee itself here; we’re talking about coffee knowledge!

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing is an awesome way to equip your java-guzzling friends with a boatload of knowledge to feed their caffeine-fueled obsession.

The book is brimming with facts that stretch from brewing tutorials all the way to growing regions and beyond.

  • An atlas about coffee, from beans to brewing
  • Non-caffeinated fuel for your friend’s knowledge bank
  • A great “non-drinkable” coffee gift

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect “wink and nod” gift to give to any coffee-obsessed friend. It shows that you’re well aware of their constant coffee ranting… but you don’t want it to stop either.

#31 – Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

One of the classic struggles of any coffee fanatic is drinking one’s beverage before it gets too cold.

If you (or anyone on your holiday shopping list!) are familiar with this age-old coffee temperature dilemma, this Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer is the perfect solution to your cold coffee woes.

Small and simple, the device is designed to retain the perfect temperature to keep your cuppa nice and warm without scalding your mouth or having to microwave the crap out of it over and over again.

This “mini hot plate” of sorts is good for all sorts of hot drinks (but especially coffee, right?) and is small enough to keep at home or bring with you to the office or wherever else you might go. It even has an on/off light so you know not to keep it running!

  • A great way to keep your coffee “drinkably warm”
  • Very portable; good for use at home or in the office
  • Comes with an on/off switch to ensure you don’t leave it running

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This gift can be useful for any coffee drinker. From a spouse to a family member or friend, it’s the perfect solution for anyone who consistently has a cuppa by their elbow

#32 – Lagoon ID5 Coffee Table

It’s in the name. Sometimes the best coffee gifts aren’t the beans, the brewer, or even the cup, but the table that holds them all!

If you’re a fan of trendy furniture, the Lagoon ID5 Coffee Table is the ultimate experience.

Made to order from natural stone in the Caribbean, the tables are one of a kind and can take a few months to design. If you’re a fan of customization, you can also have built-in LED lights, phone chargers, and more built right into the design.

A cup of coffee is only as good as the surface that prevents it from crashing to the ground, and with a Lagoon ID5, you know your coffee will be resting on one of the most unique and elite coffee tables on the planet.

  • A unique, one-of-a-kind coffee table
  • Carefully made to order, can take a few months to create
  • Customizable options available, including LED lights and a built-in phone charger

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is by far one of the most high-end, first-class items on our list. It’s the perfect way to utterly flatter someone with a gift that is off the charts!

Coffee Gift Sets

Sometimes you just need something that has already been picked out, pre-assembled, and even pre-packaged.

If you don’t feel like you have the time to pick out the “perfect coffee-themed gift,” you may want to consider one of these coffee-themed gift sets!

#33 – “Coffee Therapy” Gift Set

Thoughtfully Coffee Therapy Gift Set

This “Coffee Therapy” gift set from Thoughtfully is not just a cool coffee mug or a bag of nice beans. It’s all of it put together!

The set comes with some nice Colombian coffee, a ceramic mug, and even some really cool alphabet and symbol magnets so you can leave coffee-inspired messages behind as you exit the kitchen, fresh-brewed coffee in hand.

The whole set comes in a box (which showcases what’s inside of it, so be careful when having it delivered!), and is an ideal option for an easy, pre-packaged coffee gift.

  • An ideal pre-chosen coffee-lover gift
  • Includes coffee, a mug, and even alphabet and symbol magnets
  • Comes in its own pre-packaged box

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: If you’re looking for something coffee-related but can’t decide on a single item to choose, this is a great way to give a thoughtful gift that comes pre-packaged with all sorts of fun items.

#34 – Turkish Coffee Set for Two

turkish coffee set

Do you know any coffee fanatics that are fans of Turkish coffee?

If so, you may want to consider getting this handmade Turkish Coffee Set from Turkish Coffee World.

The set comes with everything you need to brew up a couple of cups of world-famous Turkish coffee!

Along with the Mustafa Efendi Gourmet Turkish Coffee – which comes specially ground fine enough to brew with this unique method – you get a Turkish coffee pot, commonly known as an ibrik, and two cups and saucers.

This set is the perfect way to give someone an internationally renowned coffee without having to go on a hunt to round up all of the required pieces for the gift.

  • Comes with a Turkish coffee pot, known as an ibrik
  • Includes two cups and saucers
  • Also provides a bag of properly ground Turkish coffee

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is an ideal gift for any coffee fan that is interested in the broader, global coffee culture, bringing a taste (quite literally) of what it’s like to drink coffee in Turkey.

#35 – The Jacked-Up Nitro Cold Brew Keg Kit

The coffee world is always finding ways to put a new spin on our java.

One of the latest phenomena has been nitro cold brew. Usually, though, if you’re craving one of these creamy new twists on a cold brew, you need to purchase it from a store after a team of baristas brewed and packaged it in a lab that looks like it came straight out of Breaking Bad.

Not anymore, thanks to the Jacked-Up Nitro Cold Brew Keg.

This sweet little system allows anyone to bring that nitro cold brew experience right into their own kitchen.

Not only that, but it also brews it in keg format, bringing the perfect blend of a coffee snob and a high school party together in one spectacular, nitrogen-filled, home-brewing experience.

  • Nitro cold brew system
  • Perfect for small, home-brewing operations
  • Brews and serves out of a keg for an epic presentation

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR: This is the perfect choice for your cold brew-loving coffee friends that love to take the time to make micro-batches of their favorite beverages at home.

THE VERDICT

Hopefully by this point you have an idea of some of the best gifts for coffee lovers… and you’re not overwhelmed, staring at your screen like a deer in headlights!

Just keep in mind that coffee is a fun hobby that many of us enjoy. If you purchase something for a coffee-loving friend, the mere fact that you were aware enough to try to get something that would complement their java-driven lifestyle is sure to speak volumes.

What was your favorite idea in the list? Comment below! We’d love to hear from you!

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