9 Coffee-themed gifts for all your java-addicted friends
It’s no secret that I’m a lover of coffee. In fact, I’m sure if you took a sample of my blood, it would mostly be coffee. It’s simply a must in my day-to-day life — and honestly, I just really love coffee. With my supposed expertise in mind, here’s a list of all the ways you can spoil the coffee addict in your life this holiday season.
Every coffee lover needs to experience a cup of coffee in a French press. I was given a Bodum French press (Amazon, $18) as a birthday present, and it’s still a favorite years later. It really is a must. You haven’t truly loved a cup of coffee until you’ve tried this. Pair it with a bag of some freshly ground coffee beans, and bam! — your coffee lover will be in caffeinated heaven.
Have a latte lover on your hands? The Starbucks Verismo milk frother (Amazon, $58) is a dream come true. Pour in milk, press a button and in minutes you have the perfect foam for your coffee. It also has the ability to warm milk, if you are just looking for a simple cuppa.
Once you have the frother, maybe add some of these Torani coffee syrups (Amazon, $16) along with it. Not only is this a delicious addition to any coffee lover’s collection, but it also feels indulgent and saves money! Don't forget to invite yourself over for a caramel macchiato because obviously you need to help test these out.
Big mugs (Indigo, $12) are the very best. It means room for more coffee. I like lots of coffee. I have a few of these mugs in my cupboard, and they are fabulous. Add the variety of quirky and inspiring statements, which makes it very easy to personalize for that special someone. Or maybe this one? I love that because reading is awesome, and who doesn't love a Gilmore Girls reference? It’ll be hard to pick just one because these mugs are awesome. (I give you permission to get one for yourself. I won’t tell anyone).
Every coffee fanatic needs a mug to take on the go, and this list compiles the best of the best. I’m a total klutz, so the Contigo works well for my spilly needs. It also does a fair job of keeping your coffee warm if you happen to forget about it.
Environmental issues aside — though they are aware of the issue and intend to make the pods recyclable in the near future — the Keurig 2.0 K200 system (Keurig, $90) is great for someone with space issues in their home or the person who only needs one cup. They also come in a variety of fabulous colors making it easy personalize for that special someone.
If you have a little more money to spend and know that your coffee fan likes a quick espresso, the DeLonghi EC702 15-bar-pump espresso maker (Amazon, $170) might be the perfect gift. Basically, it’s like having your very own barista in your home.
You can take your love for coffee to a whole other level by gifting this deliciously smelling, wonderful coffee scrub (The Coffee Scrub, $15). It might be a little messy, but it’s full of antioxidants, promises killer exfoliation and it’s organic to boot.
After a good caffeinated body scrub, add another layer of awesome with Lush’s "Five O’Clock Whistle" vegan shaving smoothie (Lush, $13). I can already smell the coffee now.
If the coffee fanatic in your life has everything they could hope for in their own home bar, you can never go wrong with a gift card to a local coffee shop. Starbucks also gives you the ability to register your gift card so you can start earning points, too.
Now go and shower that caffeinated loved one with all the coffee things, and be prepared to be their favorite this holiday season!
What are some of your favorite coffee gadgets or products?