I’ll never forget my first coffee from Starbucks. It’s one of those moments that is burned into my brain. My aunt took me to the new Starbucks that had just opened in her neighborhood and bought me a mocha with whip. I was 16, had just gotten my license, and had a little cash in my pocket from my after school jobs. And, thanks to my aunt, that little trip started a love affair with all things coffee that has continued to flourish and grow (and drain my bank account) to this day.
Since then, I have amassed an impressive coffee cup collection, tried at least a dozen different types of coffee makers, from Keurig to pour over, and visited hundreds of coffee shops all over the world.
Something I love about the coffee community is that we all enable each other to be as completely obsessed with coffee as we want to be. And, typically, it’s not a very judgmental community, either. Except for that one coffeehouse that would literally only make their drinks a certain way whether you liked it or not….
True Coffee Lover’s Gift Guide:
So, today, in honor of my own deep, enduring love for coffee and for all coffee drinkers out there – I am writing my first ever Coffee Lover Gift Guide. Now, you will be extremely prepared to gift that special coffee drinker in your life with the absolutely perfect gift.
Or, hey, why not grab a few, wrap them, and stick them under the tree for yourself.
I’ll never tell.
So, whip up a coffee recipe from this post, get a cozy blanket, and let’s get shopping. Know that at no cost to you, affiliate links are included below, which means I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase something using my link. I only recommend companies and products I use and love.
The Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers:
This is my absolute newest obsession. I’ve been eyeing this for a long time and she’s finally mine. All mine. I use this at least once a day now, usually more. Can you blame me? This is one chic kettle.
Talk about counter candy – this baby also look pretty just sitting there. And, when you need that hot water ready to go – she’ll warm it up to the perfect temperature (212 degrees for me) or whatever you’d like, in literally seconds.
You can keep the water hot if you’ll be back for refills or just serve and go. Whatever floats your boat. The stainless steel interior makes it a breeze to clean, too.
I think this is the absolute perfect gift for the coffee or tea drinker in your life. Super high quality, extremely good looking, and expertly designed to give you the perfect pour over cup of coffee. Yum.
Comes in a ton of colors, but I have to say, she sure looks pretty in white.
Check out the Fellow EKG Pour Over Electric Kettle here.
The coffee mug just got redesigned, folks. You won’t even believe how much thought went into making this perfect to-go (or stay) mug. I use this all the time, because with kids, I can be in and out all day. I keep it simple by using my Everywhere Mug, so I can just twist on the lid and get out the door.
With a cool ceramic interior, instead of stainless steel, you’ll notice that this mug will not change the taste of that perfect cup of coffee the way that other to-go mugs can. Genius.
And, if you’re like me and hate the thick lips of many mugs, you’ll love that Fellow hates that too – so they created a lip similar to that of a wine glass or your favorite coffee mug, to allow for more comfortable sipping of your coffee. Please and thank you.
The lid screws on tight and keeps your coffee drip free on the go while also fitting in pretty much any car cup holder. Oh, and of course, it was designed to fit in most coffee pod coffeemakers, such as the Nespresso. That’s important. You feel me?
This is just one super well thought out coffee mug that will highly impress the coffee drinker in your life. Comes in a variety of colors, like blue, black, and white. But, I like the unexpected little happy pop of pink, don’t you?
Grab the Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug here.
3. Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder:
Any true coffee lover knows how important it is to have a great coffee grinder. The Baratza is well-known for being the best and here’s why: Baratza uses a high-performance conical burr to produce uniform ground particles for different settings, from espresso to french press.
If you’ve ever sat there and kept grinding and grinding your beans until there’s everything from a fine powder to chunks still left behind – you know the value of having a truly consistent grind.
Baratza grinders are like a true coffeehouse grinder you can keep on your counter at home. While they have a very high end option, the Encore, is an excellent grinder that can hold up to 8 ounces of beans at a time, while still fitting underneath most kitchen cabinets. The Encore has a bit of a sleeker, more modern, look, too, which is also available in white – so I have to admit, I’m partial to that one myself.
Grab the Baratza Encore here.
4. Chemex 8-Cup Classic Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker:
Chemex is really a staple in the pour over world. Their glass coffee makers are not just brilliantly designed (by a chemist, of course!), but also beautiful. The non-porous Borosilicate glass doesn’t absorb odors or residues, meaning that this glass beauty will last a long time.
The design is simple to use, particularly when combined with their patented Bonded Filters, which make brewing that perfect cup of coffee (or 8 cups) a breeze.
Combined with the perfect coffee grounds and hot water from the perfect electric kettle – you’d never have to leave the house to buy a coffee again.
Well, unless you want to.
Pick up a Chemex Glass Coffee Maker on Cost Plus or here on Amazon.
5. Bodum Copper Chambord 8-Cup French Press:
I’ll never forget how methodically my now husband used to make his coffee in the mornings with his french press. Up to that point, I was still relying on Starbucks coffee runs as I raced to my school every morning.
But, on the weekends, when we slowed down (and didn’t have kids yet), we would go through the slow, sweet process of making coffee with his french press. If you haven’t tried it yet – I highly recommend. Your patience is rewarded, I promise, and it’s always a little fun to slowly press the plunger down and see your coffee come to life.
The french press is considered by some to be the perfect brewing method for coffee and the Bodum Chambord is one of the best. Available in several colors, the carafe is also a heat-resistant borosilicate glass, the handle is made from polypropylene with a matte finish, and the plunger is stainless steel. If you’re receiver cares about the environment, they’ll love that a french press does not use any paper filters or plastic capsules of any kind.
Plus, the copper Chambord is so chic and would be a gorgeous addition to any coffee lover’s repertoire.
Get the copper Bodum Chambord French Press here.
How could I not include this one? You might remember my post on the best milk frothers from awhile ago that was inspired by the most perfect foam I was making at home at the start of quarantine with this little beauty.
I was figuring out all sorts of ways to make my favorite coffeehouse drinks, such as the cold foam iced coffees that were the rage at Peet’s, Starbucks, and, well, everywhere. At home, I was great at whipping up some iced coffee – but what about the foam?
Luckily, this baby turns whatever kind of milk you are using into perfect foam – cold or hot. It’s as simple as watching the light when you press the button. Stop when its blue for cold foam, and continue to red for warm foam. Of course, I like to add a dab of vanilla extract, sometimes even a little sprinkle of sugar to make it sweet, or you can salt it like Starbucks in the salted caramel cold foam cold brew.
Basically, you’ll be visiting whoever you gift this to a lot more, because perfect foam is just that good.
Grab the Nespresso Aeroccino3 Milk Frother here.
On a budget? This milk frother has amaaaaaaazing reviews!
There’s a really good chance that someone who likes to drink a lot of coffee will also really like to smell like coffee, too.
I received this Frank Body coffee scrub in one of my beauty boxes awhile ago and was blown away at how delicious it smells and how great it is to use. Of course, the tongue-in-cheek packaging certainly doesn’t hurt, either, you know what I mean?
This coffee body scrub is 100% natural, vegan, and combined with cold pressed sweet almond oil (which I LOVE), vitamin e (which I talk about in this skin care post) and sea salt for added exfoliation and anti-bacterial qualities. Actual Robusta coffee grinds help to stimulate blood flow, promote collagen and leave your skin super, super soft and delicious smelling.
You could even shove this in a stocking, too, for the coffee addict in your life.
Scrub 2020 away with this Frank Body Coffee Scrub.
8. Grounds & Hounds Three Blender Starter Kit:
Know someone who loves coffee and dogs? Or, someone who loves coffee and doing good? Well, this might be the perfect gift.
With three pounds of 100% organic fair trade whole bean coffee ready to grind and fun titles like Paper & Slipper, Morning Walk and Alpha Blend, any dog lover/coffee drinker will be ready to start tasting these decidedly different coffee blends.
Plus, Grounds & Hounds stands by their mission that every cup helps a pup. Every sale supports animal rescue initiatives and organizations that provide a second chance to dogs in need. Adorable.
Grab the Grounds & Hounds Starter Kit here.
Who doesn’t love chocolate and cover – especially when they’re so perfectly paired by true coffee aficionados like the good people at Bean Box?
This genius gift set includes 8 handpicked gourmet coffees paired with 8 chocolate bars with tasting notes and roaster profiles. After all, why should only wine tasters have all the fun? There are so many unique flavors that can be found in coffee, too, and this deluxe tasting kit gives the coffee lover everything they need to have a delicious coffee and chocolate pairing of their own – safely at home.
You can also sign up for a monthly coffee subscription, too, but starting with this deluxe kit is a great way to go.
Send your favorite coffee lover the Bean Box Coffee & Chocolate Gift Box.
What true coffee lover wouldn’t want to know all about the world of coffee? This highly rated coffee table book about coffee takes readers on a tour of the coffee growing countries and shares details on where coffee is grown, the people who grow it, and even the culture and their way of life. This book truly gives you an around the world perspective on our favorite drink.
This book is actually used by barista and coffee-tasting instructors across North America and even overseas, too, so we know it’s an essential selection.
Pick up a copy of the The World Atlas of Coffee here.
Know someone who wants to taste all the coffees? This passport sized coffee journal will easily fit in a back pocket or a small purse as they go on their adventures to drink all the coffee. With 48 pages that include 20 record pages for different coffees they’ve tasted and bonus pages for memory-based information, this coffee journal is designed for the serious coffee drinker.
Every journal is printed in the US with center-sewn binding and a foil stamped coffee for a premium journal ready to go to all the coffeeshops.
Grab the Coffee Passport Journal here.
What do you think? Do any of these seem perfect for the coffee lover in your life? I think this is the most fun I’ve ever had researching a gift guide!
There are a few more gift guides you won’t want to miss – check these ones out:
- 10 Creative Gift Ideas for the Guy who Has Everything!
- Epic Group Gifts They’ll Never Forget!
- 15 Purr-fect Gifts for the Cat Lover!
Have a favorite coffee gift that should be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a fabulous day,