The 20+ Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or a thank you gift, you want to get your coffee lover something they’ll enjoy. If you want to start with some great bean options, take a look at our best coffee beans roundup. We also curated a list of the best organic coffee beans and even wrote about our picks for the best Kona coffee brands!
But if you want to think beyond the bean (or maybe in addition to the bean, hint, hint), then take a look at several of the options below. There’s always the good ol’ classics, like another mug to join their collection, or you can opt for something a little riskier outside of the box.
The Classic Mug Option
If you’re set on buying a mug for your coffee lover, there are any number of great options. For as many coffee mugs as we seem to collect, there’s always room for one more in the cabinets. And on the counters. Or maybe at the office desk. Not to mention that emergency cup in the car, because you never know when the need will arise.
In other words, we have plenty of uses for a good mug.
It’s classic, it’s clean, and there’s something beautiful about this tapered-at-the-top mug. The single color scheme makes it easy to grab one for the favorite coffee lover in your life. It holds 13.5 ounces of java and is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
If you’re not sold on a classic beauty, a handwarmer mug is the perfect twist on a classic. Especially if your coffee lover lives in a region that can get chilly in the winter months, they’ll be endlessly grateful for this beaut.
It’s unique look comes with a great deal of practicality, too—it’s microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and oven safe. This particular option comes in a wide variety of colors, reminds me of my college days in ceramics class, and can be bought with the warming indent either to the left or the right. My first thought was to buy two, one each way, so on cold days I can doublefist my morning caffeine, but I’m a bit of a snowflake.
If you have a caffeine junky with an attitude on your hands, you’ll be especially fond of this entry. It’s so innocuous on the surface, “Have a NICE Day!” Take a gulp, though, and there it is—the bird, the middle finger, whatever you’d like to call it. I mean, if you’re talking to me before I’ve finished my coffee, I don’t know what you were expecting.
If your friend is made of sunshine and whimsy, or maybe they’re just a tad bit extra, this will definitely get a gasp when they open the box. The clear glass is adorned with ornamental roses and rimmed in gold. It comes with a coaster, a spoon, and a cleaning cloth because being a fancy coffee lover requires special accessories!
The really cool thing about this option is that I can pretty much guarantee your coffee lover doesn’t have this. It’s a leather horn mug modeled after the kind of mugs they sell at Renaissance fairs, except this one has a spill-free lid and is BPA free. It also comes with two straps, a long one and a short one, because options are the spice of life.
Related to the Coffee Mug But Not a Mug
A coffee mug warmer and matching cup is great for your coffee casanova, especially if they work a desk job or haunt a desk for funsies, like writers, gamers, and artists. This stainless steel set keeps your coffee as hot as you’d like, up to 230 degrees. They’ll never take a swig from their mug to wind up with a mouthful of ice-cold coffee again.
If you’re not so much interested in the plate and cup set, this standalone mug warmer is a great option. It heats up to 130 degrees and features gravity induction. It also comes with a 24-month warranty, so if anything happens within 2-years, it can always be swapped out.
Coffee is clearly the best and only way to survive work, but having an open mug next to your laptop can be a dangerous endeavor. Whether it’s a small desk or just keeping it out of the way of an errant long reach, a cup holder that clips you caffeinated beverage safely off to the side is something no one realizes they need until they have it. It can be great for traveling, too.
Mixing in some sugar, cream, or syrup to your brew can be one of those casually annoying things. You go take a seat on the case, still absently swirling around your java, and go to take a sip only to hand the dang thing smack you right in the face. You take it out and have nowhere to put it, leaving you dripping your precious coffee everywhere. It’s one of those things no one really thinks about complaining about, until you realize that hanging spoons exist!
Yes, hanging spoons. They have ridges or little metallic arms that hold the spoon around the edge of the mug. This mermaid in particular looks quite content and it comes in five colors, so there’s bound to be one for everyone.
Related to the Coffee Beans, but Not Actual Coffee Beans
This coffee scoop is one of those unique kitchen items that you don’t realize you need until it’s in use. A combination bag clip and scooper, it’s ideal for the java Juliet that buys in small batches. Not only will it hold all of the goodness inside of the bag of beans, but it also functions as the measurer that will help you load up your coffee maker, whether it be a French press, Chemex, or something else.
To make a good cup of joe, the beans need to be fresh. Bags don’t really seal all of that freshness in as securely as most of us would like, so having a good container with a tight seal is the perfect solution. This stainless steel model fits well in most kitchens and it even comes with its own scoop so that the little bugger is always on hand.
Fun and Fancy Coffee Accessories
This Waka Coffee To-Go starter kit makes a great gift for adventurous coffee lovers, whether they're travelers, frequent flyers, or campers looking for an easier alternative to camping coffee makers. Made of 100% high quality Arabica beans and then freeze dried, this coffee is one of our favorite instant coffee brands. Included in the set: Waka's Colombian instant coffee single-serve box, 3.5 oz bag, MiiR vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler with a fitted lid, and a vintage style lightweight bamboo coffee spoon. Everything is designed for you to take your coffee wherever you go to.
It’s easy to be fancy when you have something like these stainless steel powder shakers and stencils. While creating latte art takes time and practice, all these require is some cinnamon and to actually pick one of the stencils to use. Settle it on top of the coffee, shake a bit of the good stuff, and wah-la, your cup of joe is fine and fancy.
A good milk frother can be a godsend when you're craving a latte or cappuccino. This is a great option because it’s so hands-off—put milk in the container and let it do it’s thing. It’s also one of those kitchen tools that a lot of people put off buying, even though it would be awesome to have around the house, in other words, your coffee lover likely doesn’t have one but would definitely love one. There are a ton of options in a variety of price ranges, which you can actually check out here if you’re curious!
Not a Mug, Mug Warmer, or Accessories
If you’re against the classics, there are plenty of other options that run the gamut. There’s coffee everything these days, but it can be overwhelming to slog through it all, so I did it for you!
The Honored Texts
While we’re all away that anyone can write anything about literally anything and publish it, The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing, isn’t one of those books. James Hoffman was the 2007 World Barista Champion and wears hipster glasses to prove it. He runs his own coffee roaster and has won several awards for all of his caffeine magic.
Stewart Lee Allen goes on a coffee quest—do you really need to know more? It’s a coffee quest. What greater quest is there?!? Allen treks around the world tracing the history of coffee, including tantalizing tidbits about the past of this caffeinated beverage.
Zen can be hard to find on the average day, but there’s something incredibly calming about carefully coloring in cuss words pouring out of a tipped over coffee mug that really helps you find your inner peace.
The smell of coffee wafting through the house is a joyous one for coffee lovers, but brewing enough pots to make that a permanent scent isn’t the most feasible. This espresso bean candle can help bring the warm aroma of a pot of java whenever.
What would be better than stepping in the shower in the morning and lathering up to the smell of coffee? Not only would the smell be phenomenal, but a good coffee scrub is great for skin. Why only caffeinate through drinking coffee when you can also let it seep into your pores?
It has coffee. It has goat milk. It has everything for your favorite coffee connoisseur that they didn’t even know they needed. Goat milk is amazing for smoothing skin there’s a creamy smell to it that goes perfectly with a cup of joe.