We’ve rounded up the best gifts—from gorgeous mugs to state-of-the-art tools—for anyone on your list who can't live without their perfect morning cup.
Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker
Any coffee aficionado knows how great a Chemex is—and has probably seen them down at their favorite fancy coffee shop. It not only looks stunning on your countertop, but also brews a perfect cup that tastes clean, and has very little bitterness—in part because the all-glass container doesn't absorb any odor the way plastic does. Don’t forget to include Chemex-specific filters as a sweet stocking stuffer, so they can enjoy a cup right away.
To make a truly great cup in a Chemex or French press, you need your water to get to (and stay at) an exact temp (usually around 205 degrees Fahrenheit, or just under boiling). It sounds technical, but makes a big difference. Plus, steady-stream water pouring allows your grounds to bloom and release that delightful aroma and flavor you’d find from a coffee shop.
OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder With Integrated Scale
Another must for masterful brewing? A burr grinder. The blades make sure every bean is ground to the perfect consistency—whether it’s a fine grind for a Chemex, medium for a drip brewer, or coarse for a French press.
Coffee lovers know the struggle of keeping their brew hot for hours, but this mug solves that problem. It works with an app on your phone to keep lattes, coffee, and more to “optimal” temp. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Bodum Chambord Classic French Press
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.
Looking for an upgrade to drip coffee, but not ready to commit to a Chemex? The French press will deliver a full-bodied cup in less than five minutes. Pair it with a coffee scoop so your giftee can measure their grounds perfectly, every time.
Le Cruset Mugs (Set of 4)
These mugs are beautiful sitting on the shelf, and are the ideal size for your morning cup of coffee (or cup of cocoa). They come in a variety of colors, so you’ll be able to pick out the perfect shade for your recipient.
Glass Milk Warmer
If the coffee lover in your life prefers milk-based drinks like lattes or cafe au laits, this milk warmer is a great little investment. You place it right on your stovetop (it’s safe up to 840 degrees), and you can heat up milk or melt chocolate (perfect for mochas). Bonus: It’s also dishwasher-safe.
Ceramic Sugar Bowl
This Kawaii-inspired sugar bowl is sure to put a smile on your face. This gorgeous piece of pottery is made in Spain, and is truly one-of-a-kind. Your friend will think of you every morning when they scoop sugar into their coffee.
Handheld Milk Frother
If the coffee lover in your life loves lattes and cappuccinos, but doesn’t have enough space for a full-size espresso machine, this handheld milk frother is the perfect, wallet-friendly substitute. Simply warm your milk in the microwave (or on the stove), and froth to your heart’s content.
This mug comes in a rainbow of colors, and is our editors’ go-to for keeping their coffee hot or cold. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and much more environmentally friendly than disposable cups.
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee Maker and Espresso Machine With Aeroccino Milk Frother
There’s a reason this espresso and coffee maker has all 5-star reviews on Sur La Table—it’s compact, makes a delicious cup, and comes with a milk frother to make cafe-quality coffee drinks at home. Bonus: It’s on sale right now.
17 Best Starbucks Gifts for the Coffee Lover Who Just Can&rsquot Get Enough
Your friends and family won't be able to espresso their excitement.
Honestly, you could probably cross off 80% of your holiday shopping list by dashing into a Starbucks and buying a pile of gift cards. And quite frankly, that's a perfectly thoughtful gift for your child&rsquos teacher, your pet sitter, or the mailman. But if you&rsquore intimately acquainted with a die-hard Starbucks fan, you&rsquore going to need something a bit more robust. Full-bodied, if you will.
To help you find the perfect present, we&rsquore serving up some gift ideas for coffee lovers that celebrate their true love: Starbucks. Strong on style, humor, and practicality, our Starbucks gift ideas cover everything from travel mugs to tote bags, plus socks and other stocking-stuffer-sized goodies (underpants included). Each of these Starbucks gifts have that element of where-on-earth-did you-find-this surprise and will make it abundantly clear that you know your Starbucks lover very, very well.
Sure, a Starbucks gift card is the simplest Starbucks gift out there, but it's also one of the most coveted. It's a gift that keeps on giving, especially if they're signed up for Starbucks Rewards.
Shopping last minute? Skip the line at your local Starbucks and add these holiday-themed K-Cup pods and cookies, conveniently sold as a set, to your Amazon cart instead.
This cup is good for the environment and great for saying, &ldquoI get you, sister.&rdquo And, you can customize the colors and types of hand-painted flowers on this reusable cup.
We all know someone who will appreciate this cheeky take on the standard travel mug. You can even order this gift with the recipient&rsquos name in black marker on the back. Bonus points if you mangle the spelling on purpose.
Expect a big LOL when your favorite Starbucks lover finds these in the toe of their stocking. You'll get an even bigger &ldquothank you&rdquo if the message prompts people to act accordingly.
This mug is ideal for mornings that require your Starbucks lover to summon their inner Storm Trooper or Jedi Knight. Pair it with a milk frother to really nail this unique gift idea.
Compatible with a variety of devices, this clear case celebrates a love not just of caramel macchiatos but of other obsession-worthy sweet things like Nutella and kitties.
Cute fashion accessory or subtle S.O.S? These laser-engraved maple wood earrings tell anyone and everyone that the person wearing them loves their Starbucks &mdash and quite possibly, needs it immediately.
Hearing &ldquoCan we stop at Starbucks first?&rdquo is music to her ears. Enter this earring and necklace set which &mdash amazingly &mdash is made of upcycled Starbucks gift cards.
There's no better way to rib your Starbucks-addicted partner than by alluding to the true object of their affection: coffee. Hang this print in the kitchen for all to see.
More upcycled Starbucks gift card action: This Etsy maker has used them to fashion a mini spiral notepad &mdash perfect as a stocking stuffer or as part of a larger coffee-themed gift under the tree.
A nod to the famous line from Peter Pan, these are also the directions for them to head straight towards Starbucks Neverland.
We love this gift idea for the busy, on-the-go college student who takes time between class to guzzle the sweetest, frothiest beverages on campus.
Junior&rsquos beverage of choice may be milk, but his parents need something stronger. (You know it, now everyone will.) Hopefully, this onesie will direct people to lend a helping hand.
This tee will make your Starbucks lover laugh for sure, but it also tells them you&rsquore up to the task.
25 Best Gifts for Mom From Her Son That Cover All Her Favorite Things
While your mom might tell you that the best gifts in life are free, sometimes you just want to get the person you love most something special. That's exactly why you need to check out these gifts for mom from her son to treat your mama. If you're on the hunt for gifts for mom for Mother's Day that are from the heart, you'll find plenty of options to choose from ahead. For instance, get her a personalized mug that features a mama bear and her cubs, each with the name of you and your siblings. Or, buy her one of the cozy gifts included, such as a weighted blanket or e-reader to use on a lazy Sunday morning. These picks will make her smile and be so useful to her everyday routine.
There are also lots of ideas inspired by your mom's favorite hobbies and interests. Check out the many gifts for plant lovers to encourage her green thumb, whether it's a live plant shipped to her door or a tote bag to carry her gardening tools. If you grew up cooking with your mom, get her the engraved cutting board or set of indoor herb planters. Finally, to add a personal touch to any of these picks, you can add a heartfelt message by including DIY Mother's Day cards to any of these gift ideas from sons to moms.
The 22 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers In 2021
One thing almost everyone can agree on: Coffee is essential to modern survival. And if you have a coffee lover on your list, you've come to the right place&mdashno self-respecting lover of caffeine will say no to a unique, smart gift that celebrates one of their greatest loves. Whether you're looking for a gift for a down-to-earth coffee fan or a full-on coffee snob, we've got you covered with these coffee-related gifts, from home decor and cute treats to French presses.
The perfect desk companion for any coffee lover. They can sip for hours without it getting cold, thanks to this matching mug and warmer set.
Help them store their mug collection in style, not hide it away in a cabinet. This sleek bamboo mug tree will match any kitchen's decor.
The 20 Best Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers
We all know at least one person who can't go without their morning cup of coffee (and their mid-morning cup, and their mid-afternoon cup. ). Whether they opt for a cappuccino, latte, or cold brew, giving someone any of these gifts is the perfect way to let them know you appreciate their taste for all things coffee-related. They'll probably thank you for indulging their java obsession. So this holiday season, skip the run-of-the-mill Starbucks gift card and opt for these unique items any coffee fanatic will love.
Everyone loves a good coffee table book, but only coffee lovers can really get the most out of one that's about their favorite beverage.
A funny, perfect gift for anyone you know who loves that caffeine boost a little too much.
Because not everyone takes their coffee hot, this jug is just the perfect thing for any iced coffee lover who wants their drink to stay cold all day.
Nothing like the morning smell of fresh coffee to start your day. That's why these coffee scented candles make the perfect gift whether you light it at night or when you wake right up.
This special dark roast coffee blend conjures the flavors, aromas & spirit of the holidays. It's warmly spiced with notes of citrus & Mayan chocolate.
Keep your coffee beans fresh with this AirScape Coffee Cannister featuring La Colombe's signature dove and logo. It's the perfect place to keep your favorite coffee stored away.
Perfect men and women, these are just the thing your coffee lover will love to wear when they're kicking back and letting it be known what's up.
The perfect gift for coffee lovers and outdoorsy types, alike. It weighs less than 1lb, measures 6 inches and provides 18 bars of pressure so you get café quality crema every time.
This brewing system brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. Now everyone in your office can brew what they love.
This elevated gift is perfect for the coffee lover who appreciates the finer things in life. This beautiful box contains six unique pralines made with single origin cocoa that pair perfectly with coffee.
Perfect for everyday home use, this sleek, modern kettle is designed with a handle for easy pour and comes equipped with precise temperature control and easy-to-use warming functions to keep your coffee hot.
This streamlined, stainless steel coffee maker has an integrated scale and timer.
The Encore gives a great grind for drip/manual brew and also grinds fine enough for espresso. With 40 individual grind settings, from fine to coarse, the Encore can please any brew fanatic with accurate and repeatable grind settings.
This stainless mug keeps beverages hot or cold for hours with its high quality vacuum insulation and a tight fitted flip-open lid. Your coffee lover will appreciate having this in hand after putting a lot of effort into making their brew.
Coffee lovers should always have the essentials in their cupboard. Give this gift of a traditional, white coffee bowl made with fine porcelain. Designed and fired at extremely high temperatures for long-lasting finish, this bowl is safe to use in the microwave and oven, even under the broiler.
Cult-favorite skincare and fragrance brand Le Labo offers up this reinvigorating body scrub formulated with coffee grounds and sunflower seeds, creating a unique and rich texture (and pleasant coffee aroma).
Help your loved one take their coffee-making game up a notch with this handy little scale. This battery-powered coffee scale has a built-in digital timer so they can time the perfect coffee bloom with every brew. It also powers off after five minutes to save battery.
Pick from a variety of boxes featuring coffee from all over the world. You can even order a sample box containing chocolates, biscotti, or decaf coffee. You can choose to send them a single box, which they can then upgrade to a subscription if they choose.
If your java junkie prefers iced coffee more than anything, get them this ice tray that lets them make ice cubes from coffee so they won&rsquot water down the drink. It's even shaped as a coffee bean! The silicone tray is designed to easily pop the cubes out.
Know someone who can't go a day without a morning shot of espresso? This machine has the ability to create barista-grade brewed single-serve coffee or espresso cups with the press of a single button.
The 25 Best Gardening Gifts to Impress Your Favorite Plant Ladies (and Gents)
These thoughtful, unique gifts for gardeners are sure to bring a smile to their face.
Whether you have a friend who's a gardening expert (or a family member testing their green thumb for the very first time this year), these thoughtful gifts for gardeners are sure to make their love for you grow! On our list, you won't just find gardening tools (though I'm sure they'll appreciate those too) &mdash we've curated a list of truly fascinating gardening gifts, gadgets and accessories that will make their hearts sing &mdash from cocktail kits, mini herb gardens and wine glasses to botanical-inspired candles and plenty more treats you hadn't thought of! Be warned: You'll likely want to keep all of these unique gifts for yourself (and truthfully, we wouldn't blame you &mdash they're so much fun).
While you're at it, you'll want to check out our full guide to gardening to make sure you aren't missing a thing this season. It offers plenty of expert tips and tricks for making the most out of your growing season and filling your basket with plenty of pretty flowers and nutritious vegetables. If you're seeking a stand-out garden, don't miss it!
These tiny terrarium candles are popular for many reasons. Just look at the cute little wax cactus and poppy designs! Plus, they smell amazing.
Coffee + Rum
What started as an experiment with yeast fermentation, flavor, and small batch production has resulted in a roast that's complex with flavor notes of rum, cocoa, honey, floral, dried berries, and oak. The partnership between Kaua`i Coffee Company and the Kōloa Rum Company adds a bit of island flavor to any mug.
Carry the scent of a just-brewed cup of coffee with you throughout the day with this Fresh Brewed Coffee fragrance. In addition to the cologne spray, the scent is available in a shower gel, body lotion, atmosphere diffuser, and massage and body oils.
Cold Brew + Bourbon
Dark roasted cold brew coffee is blended with the flavors of cinnamon, clove, and oak in FEW Bourbon to create FEW Cold Cut Bourbon. By using a cold brew coffee instead of hot-brewed, the finish is smoother and less astringent.
Wherever you are off to — in the city, on a hike or bike ride, or even camping — the 9-ounce HUNU Collapsible Coffee Cup is a terrific alternative to single-use cups that wind up in landfills. It folds down to just about three-quarters of an inch to fit into a pocket or bag, and has a built-in drinking lid to keep drinks where they should stay — in the cup.
Wake Up Early
Before sipping that first cup of coffee, wake up with this Macchiato Shea Bar Soap. Not only will eyes pop open at first whiff, but skin benefits, too, from the soap's ground coffee exfoliants, cocoa powder, moroccan lava clay, and shea butter.
Dark as 2020
It's been quite a year, and this year's Holiday Blend from Brooklyn Roasting Company has wrapped it all up in this half Bali, half Sumatra dark roast… as Dark as 2020. There is a sweet side, too: the coffee's tasting notes are of dark chocolate and strawberry. Choose the Holiday Blend and create a gift set by adding the two comic books ($5) illustrated and written by Andrew Wendel.
Gone are the days of waiting long hours for cold brewed coffee to, well, brew with Vinci's Express Cold Brew. Instead of 18 to 24 hours, in just five minutes a fully-extracted cold brewed cup of coffee is ready. Fill the carafe with room-temperature water, add ground coffee, select a brew strength, and voila — coffee is ready!
You Know Coffee
Sometimes being a snob isn't a bad thing. Coffee lovers know coffee, and they know what types of brews they like best. Some may even self-identify as a coffee snob. Now, they can let the world know, too.
Dalonga at Home
Skip the coffee shop and make your own Dalonga coffee at home with this trio from Civilized Coffee. Whip up a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and sit back and relax.
Café Latté On a Stick
If a cup of coffee to go isn't an option, pop one of these Café Latté Lollypops made with Colombian coffee into your mouth and be on your way. The individually-wrapped, pick-me-up treats are perfect to throw into a bag, or even carry in pockets for fast access.
Strengthen a cup of coffee with a serving of Indigo Marine Collagen powder, which blends tastelessly into any beverage. You'll reap the results: healthier skin and hair, and stronger nails and bones.
Sipping a cup of coffee is nice, but it's made even better when you have something to dip into it. These biscotti add a sweet bite to a cup of coffee, and made even better in that they're made with organic whole-grain flours and without refined sugars, and they're vegan, too. Dip away!
Buy it: $14/dozen christinacooks.com
Store coffee, tea, and sugar in this pretty little polka dot set. Hand-painted in the small Victorian English town of Stoke on Trent, each canister is air-tight and easy to clean be sure to hand-wash to keep their bright and cheery design.
Make It a Latte
Impress your coffee-loving friends and family with your very own latte kit it's as easy as 1-2-3. First, mix the concentrate with oat milk then, heat, steam, or pour over ice, whichever you prefer and then, sprinkle with Masala Chai spice with cinnamon, cardamom, black tea, cloves, and black peppercorn.
On the Go
Hit the road, trail, or beach with the Carter Everywhere Mug. Either ask your barista to pour your cuppa straight into the mug, or set it under your home manual brewer and you're ready to go. The ceramic coated inside keeps odors and oils out of your coffee, so you're left with only the taste, and the mug keeps hot drinks hot for 12 hours.
In L.A., a longtime favorite among customers of La Monarca Bakery & Cafe is its signature coffee blend. Organic beans from Oaxaca, Mexico are roasted in L.A. with Mexican and cinnamon and brown cane sugar to create a warming cup of coffee… and it's not just the temperature.
Have you ever thought about applying coffee to your face? With this Caffeine Mask, you can do just that, and reap the benefits. The hydrating mask uses anti-inflammatory caffeine from coffee and tea to calm redness and hydrate dry, sun-damaged skin.
Spiked Cold Brew
What do you get when you take cold brew coffee and mix it with wine? Spiked cold brew coffee! Cafe Agave has done just that, and canned it — it's like drinking a half-cup of coffee and a glass of wine. What's more, they offer the blend in coffee house flavors: Espresso Shot, Caffe Mocha, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Cinnamon.
Coffee For One
This single-cup brewer is perfect if you want just one cup of coffee in the morning, or a pick-me-up anytime of day. And not only does it brew coffee, but its three modes brew espresso and tea, too. The high-pressure brewing extracts the most flavor from beans, making a perfect cup of coffee every time.
Buy it: $129 cliocoffee.com
Rather than guessing when a cup of coffee's ready to sip, check out the Drink Perfector. Simply fill it with ice and place over a mug, then pour coffee in. As the coffee flows through the copper coil, it cools to the desired temperature and ready to drink. Goodbye, burnt mouths!
For a different spin, send this Coffee O'Clock gift box of coffee goodness. The star of the show is the Cappuccino Spread, delicious with cakes, cookies, pancakes, or scooped by finger right from the jar. The dark chocolate bar with coffee filling with pack a flavor punch, as will the milk chocolate covered coffee beans.
Add some Dutch flavors to a cup of coffee with these stroopwafels, made in Georgia. Butter and sugar beet molasses are melted together to create a caramel that is spread inside a wafer-thin cinnamon cookie to make this popular Dutch treat. Place one over a hot mug for a few minutes so that the caramel melts a bit… delicious!
Buy it: $6/8-pack 3broscookies.com
One (Coffee) Love
Chef Maxcel Hardy (or, Chef Max, as he's more commonly known) teamed up with Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley, to compile a collection of recipes that infuses coffee into them. In The Marley Coffee Cookbook, Chef Max explains the importance of choosing a particular coffee to use in certain foods, from savory to sweet. Recipes include sweet potato waffles with a pecan coffee syrup grilled salmon with a coffee, maple and ginger glaze and coffee spice blend-marinated lamb ribs with guava bbq sauce.
Spin the Wheel
For those who are really into coffee, this Flavor Wheel poster is a must-have. The wheel breaks flavors down into tasting notes like fruit, floral and spice, and then further, and further again, from there.
If a cup of coffee is out of reach, pop one of these dark chocolates into your mouth for a burst of caffeine. With a controlled release rate, 80 mg of caffeine (an average cup of coffee has 95 mg) will work its way into your body over the course of six hours.
Best for Cocktail Lovers: Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup
"No bourbon backbar would be complete without the proper tools and glassware,” says Cardenas. “Whether it's for the Kentucky Derby or weekend get-together, julep cups are timeless."
The major difference between a julep cup and a regular mug is temperature control: julep cups are made with 100% copper and have a food-safe lacquer finish that protects them from tarnishing and keeps drinks ice-cold. Though copper can be costly, this iteration is made with 100% nickel for a weighted, expensive feel. That said, the metal keeps drinks chilled for at least half an hour.
This 12-ounce Cocktail Kingdom julep cup is designed to hold up through tough bar services. Tip: make this a gift set by adding a Lewis bag and a mallet.
1. For the grad leaving for college: Nespresso VertuoPlus
For the grad leaving for college: Nespresso VertuoPlus
If you’re shopping for a high school senior who’s heading off to college next school year, a single-serving coffee maker will be a much-welcomed gift. The Nespresso VertuoPlus is the best pod coffee maker we’ve tested, and it shines thanks to its compact form and delicious drinks. It can make espresso, double espresso, and regular coffee with the brand’s special pods, and the end result is dense, rich, and aromatic coffee that’s sure to wake her up every morning.
The Best Gifts for Runners
For such a simple sport, there is no shortage of &ldquoequipment&rdquo runners can get excited about. Whether you&rsquore trying to drop not-so-subtle hints on your holiday wishlist or looking for the perfect gift for the running friend who has it all, we guarantee you&rsquoll find something tried-and-true that won&rsquot disappoint.
We&rsquove compiled a, ahem, running list of some of our favorite products that we&rsquove personally tested or come highly recommended from trustworthy fellow enthusiasts.
From the hydration company you love and trust, CamelBak recently introduced its innovative bottle/mug/snack cup. The stainless steel bottle comes with a detachable travel mug, so you can have your cold water and hot coffee, too. Hungry? The cap can store trail mix or other on-the-go essentials. Can you say, &ldquoPerfect stocking stuffer?&rdquo
The newest collection from Tracksmith&rsquos high-performance (and gorgeous) gear is all about fall trail running. Stay warm and comfortable as you head off road with this merino wool-based top. We promise you won&rsquot want to take it off, like ever. (Complete the look with the Off Roads Shorts, $98).
This one-of-a-kind (really!) pack will hold all of your essentials (and lots of snacks!) for your next trail-running adventure. The Cotopaxi Bataan fanny pack is part of the company&rsquos (Re)Purpose Collection, which uses fabric left over from other companies&rsquo items, making it a good-for-the-environment gift, too.
The watch&rsquos newest update includes an oxygen level app. Low levels of oxygen (less than 90 percent) could be a symptom of COVID-19. But in addition to the en vogue oxygen monitor, the Series 6 boasts even more precise fitness metrics, including elevation tracking.