Searching the BEST gifts for your coffee lover friend/family member/coworker? We’ve compiled a list to help you choose the most helpful (and fun!) present that they’ll use time and again. While some of these gifts are for making coffee, others are for bringing coffee on-the-go or just drinking it at home.
This post is not sponsored in any way and no brands have paid to be included here.
A while back, y’all requested gift guides based on price point, as well as gift guides for specific people in your lives.
This week is all about coffee lover gifts.
Who is this gift guide for?
We all know someone who looooooooves coffee.
So this gift guide is for any and all coffee lovers in your lives.
This guide is not for a professional barista, but for someone who enjoys the process of brewing coffee and trying new things with their daily cup of Joe.
These coffee gifts are great for holidays, as well as birthday presents and more.
The Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers
We’ve got a little bit of something for any coffee lover in your life.
You can provide your person tools to help them make the best coffee at home, whether these gifts are in the form of coffee mugs (in different materials, too, like stainless steel and ceramic), coffee brewing equipment and more.
We’ve also got more specific equipment, like a cold brew system for a cold brew lover. And we’ve got coffee subscription boxes, too, in case you want to serve your coffee obsessed loved one an experience that includes unique coffee beans.
No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got a little something here for you!
A little more about this gift guide:
My friend, Valorie, scoured the Internet to find the best coffee gifts (and coffee gift ideas!) out there.
She knows her stuff, y’all, since she’s an incredible friend AND barista… and she’s fielded lots of coffee-related questions from me over the years. Because I have lots of questions about everything. #surprise
This post is not sponsored in any way and no brands have paid to be included here. There are affiliate links in this post. If you click through and take action, I receive a small commission.
Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Searching the BEST gift for your friend/family member/coworker who's into all things coffee? We've compiled a list to help you choose the most helpful (and fun!) gift that they'll use time and again. While some of these gifts are for making coffee, others are for bringing coffee on-the-go or just drinking it at home.
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This six-cup pour over coffee maker is the classic. It’s one of the most flexible and most forgiving of the hand brewing coffee styles, which means it’s hard to mess up. And let’s be honest, it’s also one of the prettiest brewers out there.
The thing is, a lot of coffee lovers won’t buy it for themselves because they’re intimidated by the glass! But it’s much sturdier than it looks. Just warn them not to put it on a hot stove or, you know, throw it at the wall, and the Chemex will last for years.
Don’t forget to get them the matching filters! And if you’re feeling really generous, a scale goes a long way to making a better cup of coffee.
The allure of meditative coloring with the delight of a good cup of coffee? Yes, please!
When you gift this coloring book to a friend, you know they’re going to have a great time relaxing with this and their favorite cup of java.
The book has 30 pages of detailed and different pictures of coffee just waiting to be colored in. Each design was drawn by an artist. They range in skill level too—from very beginner to absolute expert, or so they say.
Make a day of it—get all your friends a coloring book and a gift card to your favorite coffee shop and go bond. That’s such a relaxing way to spend time together during the holidays.
Subscription boxes are ALL the rage these days. What could be better than having the things you’d normally have to leave your house for delivered right to you? And on the same day every month! I’m pretty sure this is why we invented the internet!
Trade has two amazing coffee subscription programs. Your recipient either receives a 12 oz. bag of single-origin specialty coffee once a month, or two 12 oz. bags of a blended coffee once a month.
These are both great deals and everyone can use either one or the other. After they’ve gotten their first bags, they can give Trade feedback so that they are receiving coffee that matches their tastebuds.
If your coffee lover is also the artistic type, this paint-your-own mug kit might be a fun gift for them. The white ceramic mug comes with a paintbrush and six colors, as well as a ceramic marker, so they can create their own designs!
It’s a great craft project for kids, too, so spend some time helping your niece or nephew paint the mug for their parents. It’s a great way to pass time, and it makes you everyone’s friend.
The mug is safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher after they’re baked to lock in the color. Still, hand washing is recommended.
OK, this scale is the top of the line. It’s the best coffee scale that money can buy. If you’ve got a barista for a friend, chances are they’ve eyed this item jealously.
What makes it so amazing? Beyond just being incredibly sensitive (blow lightly on it and watch it weight that), this scale gives you tools to make you a better coffee brewer. It monitors the weight, time, and flow-rate of your coffee pour. It uploads that data to an app on your phone that it connects with via bluetooth. That way, you can track how you’re brewing coffee over time. This helps you keep track of the cups you liked best over time, so you can more easily repeat them.
But, pro-tip: Don’t get the white. The led lights for the numbers are blue-ish, so they’re nearly impossible to see on the white scale. But the black one is aces.
The ultimate novelty mug, the color changing mug is always a delight. Everyone becomes a kid again, at least for a moment, while they watch their mug change colors or designs. They’re so fun, and you can also watch them fade to judge if your coffee is cooling.
These mugs almost always have to be hand washed, but that’s okay—it’s worth the extra work.
The Ember mug is coffee drinking on another level.
This coffee mug has its own built in heater to ensure that your coffee stays warm. And it’s not arbitrary—you hook up Ember to an app on your phone and set the exact temperature you want Ember to hold your coffee at.
It has an hour of battery life, so you can walk around the house with it, or you can leave it on the charging coaster so that it keeps your coffee warm indefinitely. If you’re wandering around with it, an indicator light will let you know when the battery is running low.
The Ember mug is made of stainless steel, but it has a ceramic exterior for looks (and to reduce scratching.)
This mug needs to be hand washed, and treated pretty gently in general. But what an exciting and convenient idea! This is a great gift for your friends that can nurse a mug for hours.
Is your coffee lover really a cold brew lover? If they spend their winters in the south, I wouldn’t be surprised if they drink cold brew coffee year round! And if so, then they’re going to get excited over this system that allows them to make cold brew the way it’s made in good coffee shops.
Many, if not most, commercial specialty coffee shops use the Toddy cold brew system. Your loved one probably doesn’t need to make 5 gallons of coffee at once, though, so this home brewer version will be enough for them.
The Toddy is designed to hold coffee and water in a filter inside the top plastic chamber for 12-24 hours. Then, drain it into the glass below. If you’re using the filters, the clean up is very easy!
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Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her…