The holiday season is getting closer. While that means getting to enjoy quality time with family and friends, and even yourself, it’s also that time of the year where you become caught up in the task of choosing proper gifts. That gets even harder if you don’t share the same passions that your loved ones share. Although we can’t understand how anyone can not have a passion for coffee, we’re not here to judge. Instead, we want to help you come up with some gifts your coffee lover (and even those who are on the fence) will absolutely adore.
If you feel overwhelmed at the idea of choosing a proper gift for your coffee lover, here are 6 practical holiday gifts they’ll be sure to love.
1. Temperature-Control Items
No coffee lover will ever say no to this kind of gift. If there’s one thing that can ruin the mood of any coffee-lover, it’s their coffee that turns cold as soon as they go off to do something. You could simply suggest that they heat their coffee, and that’s when they will calm themselves down by remembering that you don’t share their passion for coffee. Since reheating coffee is a huge no-no, you can save the day by gifting coffee-lovers anything that will keep their coffee warm for longer.
The first option you have is to get a mug warmer that’ll be plugged into a socket and placed under a coffee mug. This will serve two purposes, keeping the coffee warm while avoiding over-extraction. You can also get a double-layered mug that preserves the temperature for longer periods. If you want the ultimate temperature control gift, then it’s a sealed travel mug, hands down.
2. Coffee Maker Kit
Any coffee lover has a passion for exploring different brewing methods. Before you settle on a coffee maker, check if they already have it so you can get them a different one. Your options are then diverse; you can start by choosing a pour-over kit that provides excellent flavor while being both practical and affordable. To make your gift even more remarkable, find the best gooseneck kettle on the market and add it to the gift. This is the best kind of kettle when it comes to extracting flavor from the coffee beans in a consistent manner. If they already have a pour-over kit, you can get them an Aeropress, the perfect kit to getting an espresso-similar brew. You can also buy them a french press, a Moka pot, or a drip coffee-maker if they like to take their time brewing their coffee. For an easy and strong coffee brewing option, a Turkish coffee-maker is the best option.
3. A Grinder
Your coffee lover will love you for getting them a grinder that they’ve been fantasizing about. Grinders are a must-have tool that can be adjusted for different coffee brewing methods, so make sure it includes a few grinding options for different textures. You’ll also have to choose between a manual vs automatic grinder. Each has its pros and cons, so just check the reviews and ensure the quality of the ground coffee produced. See The Coffee Folk for a guide to the best manual grinders.
4. Airless Coffee Bean Keeper
If there’s one thing we utterly despite even more than tasteless instant coffee, it’s our ground coffee going bad. That occurs frequently because of poor storage where humidity seeps into the container and robs the ground coffee of its flavor. To keep our mornings as peaceful as we desire them to be, you can get us an airless coffee bean container that timelessly preserves the quality of the ground coffee.
5. Fancy Coffee Beans
You may think we have everything when it comes to coffee, but you’ll be surprised how we’ll always welcome any coffee-related gifts – even if we have something similar to it. That’s the case with coffee beans; there’s no way we don’t have our own supply of them, but you can get creative in your choices and get us something fancy like bourbon-infused coffee beans or mocha-flavored ones. Better yet, you can get us a monthly or periodic coffee-subscription and we’ll wrap you in a crushing coffee-fueled hug.
6. Coffee Art
We love drinking coffee, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate coffee-related products that do not give us a caffeine hit. If you can’t seem to find the best tools to help in brewing coffee, then you can explore the artistic side of coffee. A necklace holding the structural formula of caffeine, a coffee bean-shaped pillow, coffee-decorated slippers, or clothes; all of these are very welcome gifts.
Do you often feel confused when faced with the various coffee-brewing options? That’s understandable for normal folks. Coffee lovers, though, love exploring these options. To get them a gift they will appreciate, no matter how small it may seem to you, you can go for a temperature controller, coffee maker kits, grinders, insulating containers, fancy coffee beans, or any form of coffee art.