Sometimes we just need a bit of help to come up with a gift idea for a loved one.
It’s not that easy to choose the best present that’s both unique and useful for a friend or a family member (especially when we have too many things going on in our personal lives and we can’t seem to find the time to think of something that’s good enough).
That’s why I decided to gather the best gifts for a coffee lover in a list with short reviews and share with you some cool products that will make a coffee enthusiast happy.
I also made sure to include beginner-friendly present ideas that are great for people who don’t know that much about coffee, but they still love having it every day.
Among the entries, you will find fascinating coffee accessories and devices that would impress any coffee snob or geek.
You will also come across other items that would make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for virtually anyone.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
The Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers – Top Picks & Their Reviews
My list doesn’t only consist of photos and links to the best gifts you could purchase for a person who loves coffee.
I also made sure to tell you a bit more about each product in its review to help you figure out whether it’s suitable for the person you’re planning on getting it for.
I’ve also included more affordable alternatives to some of the products to make sure you find something that fits your budget.
With that being said, here are the best gifts one could get for a coffee lover:
The coffee canister by Coffee Gator is definitely one of the best gifts for a coffee lover.
This airtight container is perfect for storing both ground and whole coffee beans.
Such a canister will slow down the process of oxidation that makes roasted coffee stale. It also has a CO2 release valve that prevents the negative effect of carbon dioxide on the coffee flavor.
This makes it possible for a passionate coffee enthusiast to enjoy the intrinsic flavor profile of the roasted beans for longer.
Furthermore, it comes with a convenient to use stainless steel spoon and a date tracker on top.
The Coffee Gator canister also looks great on a kitchen counter, so it makes a perfect birthday or a Christmas present for a person who loves coffee.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves making coffee, a digital scale with a timer is for sure a top pick. The one that you see on the photo above is the perfect budget-friendly option, as at the moment of writing it costs less than $20.
The digital screen won’t turn off while pouring, and the timer will make it easier for a coffee snob to control the whole process.
To be fair, no matter whether you’re making pour-over coffee or not, being precise with the coffee-to-water ratio is essential if you want to improve your brew.
Having said all of that, the coffee scale is undoubtedly one of the best coffee lover gifts.
Furthermore, it can be used for other purposes in the kitchen, so it’s definitely a useful piece of equipment in every kitchen.
Click here to check out its price on Amazon.
The Timemore Black Mirror is a bit more expensive than the scale in the previous review.
Nevertheless, its design and overall performance are much better. It has all that a coffee lover looks for in a scale – precision, responsiveness, accuracy, and cool looks.
If you want to check out a full review of the Timemore Chestnut, check out my post where I share my list of the best coffee scales. There you can find other product recommendations that would make a great gift for anyone who’s into coffee.
The Aeropress is a great gift for both beginner and advanced coffee enthusiasts.
The process of using this coffee syringe is quite satisfying and it’s rather easy to brew a great cup of Joe with it, even if you’re not very precise with your brewing technique.
On the other hand, if you’re giving this AeroPress to an advanced coffee connoisseur, he/she can play around with the brewing methods and variables and come up with a new AeroPress recipe.
Furthermore, you will introduce her/him to the cool AeroPress community.
There’s actually a world Aeropress championship where people around the world compete to win the prize for the best AeroPress recipe.
Apart from that, this coffee brewing device is easily portable and it’s perfect for use when traveling or in your office if there’s no decent coffee maker available.
Overall the Aeropress kit is a great coffee lover gift idea that’s affordable and that comes with all of its essential accessories.
Related Woke Lark’s post: Aeropress vs. Pour-Over Comparison
The Ember mug makes a perfect gift for someone who’s passionate about coffee and loves high tech stuff.
This smart device can keep one’s coffee or tea at the desired temperature between 120°F to 145°F (49 °C to 63°C).
By pairing the mug with the Ember App on your phone, you can dial in a temperature at which you would like to drink your coffee and as soon as it reaches it, you will receive a notification.
The Ember mug will make sure to maintain the ideal temperature by the time you take the last sip from your drink.
This device also comes with a cool charging coaster. Overall it’s a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for a loved one, who hates cold coffee.
Click here to see the current price and more photos on Amazon.
The Timemore Chestnut Grinder is a great present for a coffee snob that loves sophisticated coffee gear.
It has a sleek look and provides consistent results on a coarser setting, which is something that a passionate coffee lover who loves pour over brewing will appreciate.
This is an impressive hand grinder that apart from its great performance looks quite nice.
Using freshly ground coffee instead of a bag of pre-ground beans always make a huge difference in one’s brew.
A compact hand grinder is also a perfect gift for a person who wants to make good coffee while traveling.
If the Timemore chestnut doesn’t fit your budget, I recommend getting the Porlex Mini, which is another compact hand grinder that performs well.
Click here to check out its price and more photos of the Porlex Mini on Amazon.
No matter which one you choose, a grinder is one of the top coffee accessories that a true coffee enthusiast will always appreciate as a gift.
Brewing coffee with a Chemex is definitely something that a coffee snob would love to experience.
Nevertheless, even if you’re looking for a gift for someone who doesn’t like experimenting with different brewing devices, the Chemex carafe would still be a great gift.
Its flawless design and great looks always impress my guests when I serve coffee or tea in it.
Still, for me, it’s all about the Chemex coffee brewing method and the one of a kind filters that let you enjoy a unique cup of coffee.
Related Post: Chemex Filters Alternatives (by clicking you’ll find more information on Chemex filters and what sets them apart from their alternatives).
If you’re looking for a gift for a coffee or a tea lover, an electric kettle with variable temperature control such as the Fellow Stagg EKG one is for sure a top pick.
This type of kettle provides the necessary pouring control which is essential when making pour-over coffee.
The Fellow Stagg EKG is convenient to use and has a variety of features that a coffee snob would appreciate.
For example, you can dial in the temperature at which you would like to brew your coffee and the kettle can maintain that temperature for a whole hour.
This feature is beneficial for tea lovers too, as different teas should be steeped at different temperatures.
The Fellow Stagg also has an impressive design and it looks great on the kitchen counter. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can easily choose the one that will suit the person you’re giving it to best.
If you want to check out a detailed review of the Fellow Stagg electric kettle, or you want to explore the best kettles to see more options, check out this post.
Click here to see the current price and more photos on Amazon.
For those of you who are looking for the best gift for someone who loves good coffee, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Zojirushi thermal travel mug. It doesn’t leak, it won’t make a mess if you throw it in a backpack, fits a standard car cup holder, and therefore – it’s perfect for travel. But most importantly – it will keep your coffee hot for hours.
Coffee connoisseurs know that reheating coffee will likely ruin its flavor profile.
This is why thermal mugs are big game-changers in the world of daily coffee drinking.
The Zojirushi mug is for sure one of the best thermal travel mugs (if not the best one) and also comes in many colors, so you can pick the one that you like the most.
Thermal mugs are also perfect for keeping your iced drink ice cold throughout a hot summer day.
Overall, they make useful gifts for virtually anyone.
You won’t go wrong if you purchase this cool Hario V60 set as a gift for a coffee geek or a beginner coffee enthusiast who’s just diving into the world of coffee.
The Hario V60 dripper is one of the most widely spread devices in the coffee snob community for a reason.
It’s capable of producing one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever had (especially if you master your pour-over technique).
Having said that, the Hario V60 is often used by not-so-precise coffee drinkers and they’re satisfied with it too.
Nevertheless, over time most of them start to notice the impact of their brewing technique on their coffee’s taste, so they start experimenting and mastering their brew (which is quite a bit of fun).
Within this set, a scoop and paper filters are also included, so the person you’re about to give it to will have everything needed at hand.
On top of everything else, this Hario V60 set has a pretty intriguing and geeky aesthetic that would definitely draw the attention of a curious coffee lover.
If you’re looking for a coffee lover’s gift that’s below $20, one of the best ideas that I can give you is getting a collapsible coffee mug.
You simply fold/collapse it to carry it around in your purse or backpack, and whenever you need to take it out and have your coffee in it.
It’s perfect for travel and camping and it’s quite convenient to use.
It’s also a great more eco-friendly alternative to those plastic disposable cups that most people throw away right after a single-use.
The Minipresso is another compact device that is perfect for making coffee while camping or traveling.
It’s pretty easy to use it – you just need to add ground beans to the filter basket, hot water to the water tank, and then use the pump, which will pressurize and push the water through the ground beans, and therefore – extract them.
It’s a great and affordable gift for a coffee enthusiast who often travels or simply loves to play around with different brewing devices.
It’s worth noting that if you’re a coffee snob, you won’t be satisfied with the Minipresso results, as this device isn’t the best at pulling top-notch espresso shots.
There will be foam instead of crema and the taste won’t be as intense as the one of a shot made with an espresso machine and a non-pressurized portafilter.
I’d say that the shot made with the Minipresso is more similar to the one coming from a Nespresso single-serve pod machine.
So if the coffee lover you’re giving it to won’t mind this, the Minipresso is undoubtedly a great present.
You just can’t go wrong if you purchase these cool minimalist ceramic cups as a gift for a friend or a family member who also happens to be a coffee lover.
Most of the coffee snobs I know love having their freshly brewed coffee in a ceramic cup with a simple design.
The cup that I use on a daily basis for my pure black pour-over brew is pretty similar to this one. (I’d still love to receive this set of two ceramic cups as a gift, as they definitely match my aesthetic and are a great addition to the minimalist ceramic cup collection I have.)
These cups come in different patterns, so you can choose the style that suits your taste best.
They are double-wall insulated, so while the coffee stays hot on the inside, the outer ceramic wall remains cool.
So the person you’re giving them to won’t burn his or her fingers.
14. Hario Siphon
The Hario Glass siphon is a piece of coffee equipment that most coffee geeks would love to receive as a gift.
It’s a unique brewing device with which you can make one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever had.
This is one of those things that coffee lovers want, but won’t really buy for themselves.
More often than not, coffee enthusiasts think that they won’t use such a device that much or they simply postpone their purchase again and again, as they can’t seem to find the right time to get it.
But they still dream about trying it out.
After all, a true coffee geek would be extremely curious to see what the Hario Siphon is capable of.
This is why the Hario Siphon is one of the best gift ideas for an advanced coffee lover who loves experimenting with a variety of brewing devices.
This cool stainless steel pink French press makes a great gift for a coffee and a tea lover who also happens to be a dog person.
Unlike glass cafetieres, stainless steel ones don’t break easily.
Furthermore, since this particular one is insulated, it will keep your coffee hot for much longer.
Apart from its cool looks and nice packaging, the French Press by Bat and Bees comes with a beautiful measuring spoon.
I couple of people that I know have switched from their Keurig single-serve coffee maker to using a French press.
The brewing process takes a bit more time, but the coffee is truly better.
On top of that using a French press turns out to be a cheaper and more eco-friendly alternative to using k-cups on a daily basis.
Furthermore, you get to make your brew with coffee of higher quality if you choose to do so.
So giving a French press to a loved one who’s been using a Keurig will improve their chances of having a better daily coffee experience.
Such a cafetière is also perfect for preparing loose leaf tea, so it’s a great gift for a tea lover too.
The Yama Glass Tower would make an impressive gift for a coffee snob who loves unique or not-so-common brewing devices.
This is a cold drip coffee making piece of equipment, which is perfect for cold brew coffee lovers.
This is a whole different brewing style than the widely spread full immersion cold brew method. It’s definitely worth exploring.
The Yama tower itself looks very cool which is why it also serves a decorative purpose in many homes and coffee shops.
The Oxo Cold Brew Coffee Maker is another useful device that you can give to a person who loves cold brew coffee (or coffee in general).
It’s pretty convenient to use, compact, and at the same time – affordable.
It comes with a nice decanter which also serves as a container in which you can keep your cold brew concentrate.
Even though you only need a jar and some sort of a filter to make full immersion cold brew coffee at home, it does make a huge difference when you use such a user-friendly device instead.
So the Oxo Cold brewer can for sure be considered as one of the top presents for someone who has cold brew coffee daily.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a coffee lover, get the HyperChiller. This product would turn one’s beverage cold instantly even if it has just come out of the coffee maker. It’s a pretty simple device that people don’t think they need until they actually try it out.
It’s also perfect if you want to instantly cool off your soda drink or beer if they aren’t already chilled.
The HyperChiller is a quirky gift, but anyone who’s often making iced coffee or tea will love it for sure.
When you pour hot coffee over the ice it immediately starts melting and instantly dilutes your drink. This undesired result can actually be avoided if you cool off your hot beverage in this drink chiller in advance.
So I’d definitely buy it as a gift for virtually anyone I know. It truly is a game-changer.
The World Atlas of Coffee is my favorite book that I’ve ever received as a birthday gift.
At the moment you take it in your hands you’ll immediately notice that you’re holding a heavy, high-quality book.
I don’t usually judge the book by its cover, but the fabric hardcover of the World Atlas of Coffee and its nice texture definitely makes it stand out.
When it comes to its content, I’ve read it back to back and while there are some things that I already knew, I learned a lot more about the world of coffee.
This book covers everything, as it says on its cover – “From beans to brewing”.
It gave me a better understanding of the way coffee reaches our homes.
Through its beautiful images, I was walked through the corners of the world where coffee is grown and harvested.
I got a better understanding of how beans are processed, and how that affects the taste of my cup.
I won’t get into more detail, but I can say that the World Atlas of Coffee is one of the best gifts for a coffee lover. You can’t go wrong with it.
The author, James Hoffmann, is a rather famous figure amongst coffee enthusiasts, so if the person you’re giving it to is a coffee geek, he or she will most likely be familiar with his name and reputation.
Even if the person you give it to doesn’t read, he or she will definitely enjoy going through the pages and looking at the photographs this book contains.
Furthermore, it’s a great coffee table book, so it may serve as a decorative piece too.
Even though I prefer simple minimalist mugs and ceramic cups to have my coffee in, I just can’t go over this type of sarcastic mugs that have funny sayings on them.
They are great conversation starters in an office environment, so they make a perfect secret Santa gift.
At home, when I see the line that’s printed on my sarcastic mug, my day brightens up and makes me realize that everything is much simpler than I sometimes make it to be.
This high-quality wall poster has a well-made infographic of the espresso-based coffee drinks printed on it.
It’s sturdy and it’s one of the best decor gifts that you can give to a coffee lover. It will look well in the kitchen or as a coffee bar decoration.
Click here to check out its price on Amazon.
The milk frother is a great beginner-friendly coffee accessory and a perfect gift for a coffee lover who enjoys having coffee with milk and other condiments.
It’s also ideal for mixing keto coffee drinks.
The FoodVille milk frother is rechargeable and it’s great for making Dalgona whipped coffee, greek frappes and other instagrammable drinks, such as this cool-looking matcha latte:
Many of the recipes that I’ve posted here on the Woke Lark I’ve made with such a drink mixer, as it’s much more affordable and accessible to households compared to espresso machines with steam wands.
You can actually get a battery-operated milk frother (click the link to check it out on Amazon) as a present instead of a rechargeable one. It performs excellently too and will definitely be used on a daily basis by the person you’re giving it to.
The Breville Barista Express BES870XL is the best gift for a coffee lover who wants to become a home barista and make impressive espresso-based drinks.
It is expensive, especially compared to all of the other entries on this list, but I figured that some of you might consider it as an option (and there are quite a few reasons why you should).
It’s a great entry-level espresso machine that comes with both a pressurized and a non-pressurized portafilter.
It has a built-in grinder and a steam wand that you can use to steam milk and create microfoam for cappuccinos and beautiful latte art.
It also comes with a tamper, so by getting it you will own everything one needs to start making good espresso at home.
The Breville Barista Express BES870XL also makes a great housewarming present, so I couldn’t leave it out of my coffee lover gifts post.
Over to you
I hope that you found some useful gift ideas that will suit your coffee-loving friend.
I tried to include a large variety of useful yet unique in a way items that you might’ve never thought of.
This way you may widen your horizon and see that there are more suitable presents than you imagined there would be.
I hope that the short descriptions underneath each picture made it easier for you to choose and feel confident about your top pick.
Tell me in the comments below which gift you’ve chosen or share your other ideas if you have some on the top of your mind! I’d love to know.