The 17 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers
At-home baristas will love these coffee gifts, from cold brew kits to coffee warmers and candles.
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Give the java junkies what they want
Not too long ago, you might have hesitated to support a loved one’s coffee habit, but no more: The surprising health benefits of coffee include all the disease-fighting antioxidants the brew delivers along with java’s help in taming inflammation, boosting mood, and lowering cancer risk.
The other good news is that making quality coffee at home is easier than ever—as is buying gifts for coffee lovers. If their motto is, “But first, coffee,” this is their gift list. We tracked down not only the best coffee, but also food and drinks that are coffee-flavored, appliances that make coffee, and accessories that turn any kitchen into a professional coffee shop.
Cuisinart SS-20 Coffee Center 10-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer
Single-serve coffee makers are all the rage these days, but sometimes it’s nice to have the option of brewing it the old-school way. This Cuisinart coffeemaker lets you do both. It features a fully automatic thermal coffeemaker on one side and a single-serve brewer on the other. In other words, it does the job of two coffee makers in one—and takes up less space on your counter. (You might be surprised to learn what happens to your body when you’re drinking coffee every day.)
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
Prices start at $50
Give the gift of good coffee delivered straight to your coffee lover’s door each month. Atlas Coffee Club sends an adventure in every cup. Each monthly box includes a curation of high-quality single-origin coffee from a new country. The box also features tasting notes, brewing tips, and a postcard from the corresponding country. This is the perfect gift for foodies and travel types or anyone who’s deeply in love with trying great coffee and expanding their flavor profile.
VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer
A hot cup of coffee all morning long and right at your fingertips? That experience used to only come from a dedicated diner waitress refilling your mug between sips. For remote workers who sit at a desk and not a diner, a coffee mug warmer is a godsend. This VOBAGA version has three temperature settings and an automatic shut-off safety feature. It comes in a variety of gifty colors—from woodgrain to blush pink. It will definitely get used (and loved) all year long.
The Creme Shop Cold Brew Face Mask
There are a surprising number of ways to use coffee grounds for your skin. A coffee mask can help boost circulation and can even reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes, notes Dendy Engelman, MD, a dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Many products—including this 5-piece mask set from The Crème Shop—are infused with concentrated coffee extract. The perfect stocking stuffer!
Plant-O-Gram Coffee Plant
This year, send your coffee lover a gift that keeps on giving. A Plant-O-Gram Coffee Plant is delivered right to your coffee lover’s door. It that can be grown indoors (though it might prefer some sun during summer). Imagine being able to harvest fresh coffee berries every year! (Here are some healthy coffee habits.)
Simpli Press French Press
It’s hard to beat a French press for quality and convenience. But let’s get real: Cleaning one is a pain. Enter Simpli Press. This genius modified version of the traditional French press makes a seriously good batch of coffee, thanks to the pressing system that releases coffee oils. And it has a smart filter with a coffee basket that’s easy to clean. No filters, plastic, or messy grounds to deal with.
The Organic Coffee Co. Java Love Box
Know someone who uses an automatic K-cup machine? This medium-light roast brew box will make their morning. This box of 80 cups works with a Keurig machine and turns out a sweet, medium-light blend of coffees from Central America. This yummy blend has flavors of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and caramelized spices. And the pods are compostable. (Are you falling for these common coffee myths?)
Hamilton Beach Alexa-Enabled Coffee Maker
For that friend who is devoted to their Alexa: Hamilton Beach has teamed up with Amazon to make mornings even more seamless. You can now brew your coffee manually, using the Alexa app, or simply ask Alexa from your Amazon Echo. All you need to say are commands like, “Alexa, set my brew strength to bold” or “Alexa, turn off my coffee maker.” And make sure you’re brewing the healthiest coffee you can drink.
Cauldryn Coffee Smart Travel Mug
This coffee mug controls your coffee’s temperature way beyond offering simple insulation. The Cauldryn relies on a rechargeable battery that can power the device all day, keeping your brew at the perfect temperature. You can choose any temperature between room temp and boiling—all with a few taps on the mug itself or through the Cauldryn app. The kit comes with a battery and heating element, blender attachment, and vehicle adapter base. (Just keep an eye out for signs you’re drinking too much coffee.)
Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Cold brew coffee addicts, unite! If you’re tired of paying $3 to $8 for coffee shop cold brew, it’s time to start making your own at home. This handy Japanese cold brew coffee maker features a patented fine-mesh coffee filter that keeps grounds out of your coffee—the biggest problem with successfully making cold brew at home. It’s designed to fit in the refrigerator door so it won’t spill. Pro tip: Freeze coffee in ice cube trays to really up your cold brew game. (Read up on what might happen to your body if you start replacing coffee with tea.)
Finch Berry Artisanal Coffee Soap
Did you know that coffee can be an ingredient in soap? It does offer benefits for the skin, according to Harvard Medical School experts: You’ll get some light exfoliation and blood flow stimulation. Researchers have also found that drinking coffee can help with the skin condition known as rosacea, according to research published in JAMA Dermatology. This bar of soap contains freshly ground Brazilian coffee beans. The smell of fresh warm coffee just might wake you up during that morning shower.
Yankee Candle Small Tumbler Candle Café Al Fresco
For the coffee fan who finds the smell of java both relaxing and invigorating, a coffee-scented candle makes a smart gift. This one from Yankee Candle smells like a coffee shop in the early morning, along with sweet notes of cinnamon, and a splash of caramel. Forty-five hours of burn time is a nice touch. (Here’s why you should never drink coffee on an empty stomach.)
Coffee Gift Crate from Williams Sonoma
This lovely gift box features everything you need to make gourmet coffee at home. It’s kitted out with Italian Illy whole bean coffee and Illy ground drip Classico medium roast coffee. The long-handled stainless-steel scoop reaches deep into canisters and features an integrated clip to keep your Illy coffee fresh. The double-wall stainless-steel coffee press brews coffee then keeps it warm. Win-win!
Copper Cow Vietnamese Coffee
$15 for a five-pack
Think you’ve seen it all in the coffee world? Then check out Copper Cow Coffee, a female-owned venture that makes Vietnamese coffee accessible to everyone. Vietnamese coffee is beloved for its strong and sweet flavor profile. But it’s hard to track down the ingredients and filters for home use. Copper Cow solves that problem with pour-over coffee kits that include everything you need to replicate this Asian coffee treat: sustainably sourced Vietnamese coffee packets, specially designed coffee filters (these are key to making an authentic cup of Vietnamese coffee), and sugar/milk packets. You can even make it cold brew!
Brandless Porcelain Pour-Over Coffee Cone
A pour-over coffee cone is the fastest and easiest way to make a single cup of coffee at home. This white porcelain version is pretty enough to keep on the counter. And the three holes for drip work fast (compared to similar versions with just one hole). All you have to do is set the cone on top of your mug, fill a filter with your favorite coffee grounds, then pour over hot water. Voila! (Almost) instant coffee.
Vital Proteins Collagen Coconut Creamer
Have a friend who is into wellness and coffee? Welcome to the wonderful world of collagen coconut creamer. This non-dairy creamer includes 9 grams of medium-chain triglycerides—these natural fats found in coconut may help people feel full faster, and contribute to weight control. It also offers 10 grams of collagen per serving; collagen is a protein found in connective tissue that supports hair and skin. Simply pour your coffee over two tablespoons of the creamer and drink the benefits. Pro tip: Stir thoroughly to prevent clumping. It tastes like coconut-flavored coffee. Yum! (Here’s the scoop on whether collagen pills really work.)