Best coffee gifts
Looking for the perfect present for the coffee lover in your life? We've gathered the best coffee gifts, from mugs to subscriptions and even fragrance
Got a friend who knows their cold brew from their aeropress, or someone in your family who can't start the day until they've had their morning latte? Coffee lovers can be particularly tricky to buy for, but fear not: we've gathered the best coffee gifts for the coffee lover in your life, from kitchen gadgets to personalised coffee beans, snacks, perfume and more.
For more coffee gifting inspiration, why not take a look at some of our favourite coffee beans, best coffee machines and the best coffee grinders; all tried-and-tested by olive coffee expert Celeste Wong and our reviews experts. Read more on how we test and review coffee machines, appliance and other products here and discover the biggest Black Friday coffee machine deals available right now. Looking for a birthday gift? We've rounded up the best foodie birthday gifts.
Looking for a Christmas gift? Check out our pick of best Christmas coffee gifts. We also have our round-up of the best housewarming gifts and special best champagne gifts, or why not bake one of our best coffee cake recipes, too, or celebrate with a smooth coffee cocktail.
Best coffee gifts
Browse our selection of artisan whisky gifts on the new olive shop. From a speciality cafetière taster set to an espresso trio and a single origin ground coffee gift set with a bespoke tin.
Two Chimps Coffee fruity ground coffee set
- Available from olive shop, £32.95
Two Chimps ethically source coffee from around the world before roasting the beans by hand in small batches back in the UK. This trio combines three ‘fruity’ varieties from Rwanda, Brazil and Peru to liven up your usual cup.
olive shop, £32.95
Balance Coffee espresso whole bean coffee set
- Available from olive shop, £24.99
Know someone who can’t start the day without a shot of espresso? Balance Coffee have turned three of their speciality espressos into a set, so a coffee lover can get experimenting. It combines the versatile Rotate Espresso, which could be used in anything from lattes to cocktails, the punchy Level Up for a fruity black coffee, and the Stability Blend for an afternoon pick-me-up.
olive shop, £24.99
- Available from Tambia Coffee (from £8.95/200g)
Tambia owns the farms producing its beans and pledges to protect the environment and guarantee economic stability and social support for communities that depend on them. This Colombian Castillo is a rich cup with sweet notes of toffee and citrus.
Tambia Coffee (from £8.95/200g)
Grind One coffee pod machine
- Available from Grind (£295)
This 19-bar coffee pod machine from Grind, built in stainless steel and featuring a sleek, industrial design, makes the perfect upgrade for your coffee-drinking friend. Go one step further and pair with a refillable tin full of Grind's compostable coffee pods, filled with organic Grind coffee which is also compatible with Nespresso machines. Check out our review of the best coffee pod machines here.
V60 + House Coffee
- Available from Pact Coffee (£15)
If your friend hasn’t already turned to drip filter brewing, this affordable V60 kit is a good place to start. Pact’s kit includes a Hario V60 Dripper, biodegradable filters, a measuring scoop and a 250g bag of Pact’s chocolatey House Coffee. Perfect for upping their coffee game. Find out how to use a v60 filter like a pro barista with coffee expert Celeste Wong here.
Pact Coffee (£15)
Love heart coffee stencil gift set
This fun cocoa stencil makes a thoughtful gift for cappuccino- and latte-drinkers, giving them the chance to take their coffee-presenting skills to the next level.
Hario Skerton Hand Grinder
As your coffee-loving friend will know, the best coffee is fresh coffee. If they haven’t invested already, the Hario Skerton Hand Grinder makes a solid piece of everyday coffee equipment, with ceramic burrs providing durability and consistency of grind. It’s an affordable gift considering the price of electric grinders, too.
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Exhale Coffee organic house roast
- Available from Exhale Coffee (£9)
You can tell Exhale, a coffee company which test to ensure its coffee is free from common nasties such as pesticides, mycotoxins and heavy metals that can reduce the benefits, is a coffee-lovers brand, as their beans are roasted fresh, in small batches and delivered straight to your door (great if you're looking to deliver your friend's gift to their door). Grinds are available in ground, whole bean and decaffeinated.
Exhale Coffee (£9)
Sipsmith London Sipspresso Coffee Gin
- Available from Master of Malt (£29.99)
If your friend also happens to be a gin-lover, London gin distillery Sipsmith’s coffee gin is sure to tick both boxes. The brand has partnered with Pact Coffee to create this blend, distilling Brazilian and Rwandan ground coffee beans with cinnamon and fresh vanilla for a unique flavour that's sure to taste great in espresso martinis.
Master of Malt (£29.99)
Oliver Bonas tan leather bike cup holder
Is your friend into their cycling as much as their coffee? If the answer is yes, why not gift them this nifty leather bike cup holder, brilliant for getting their coffee fix while cycling from A to B. This would make a lovely small gift or as part of a hamper.
Le Creuset stoneware coffee press
Le Creuset is a gift that will stand the test of time. This sturdy coffee pot with a metal press comes in a range of colours so you can perfectly match the cafetière to your recipient's kitchen, giving after-dinner coffee an elegant boost. Looking for coffee beans to accompany your gift? Take a look at coffee expert Celeste Wong's round-up of her favourite coffee beans here.
Fortnum Queen's Blend Ground Coffee
- Available from Fortnum & Mason (£15)
Fortnum’s very own Queen's Blend Coffee, made using washed Arabica beans from small batch farmers in East Africa and South America, was originally created in the early 1900s for Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII. Presented in a beautiful reusable tin, we think it would go brilliantly with Fortnum’s coffee mug.
Fortnum & Mason (£15)
Fortnum & Mason blackcurrant and coffee preserve
- Available from Fortnum & Mason (£6.25)
Coffee doesn’t have to just accompany breakfast – get it fully involved as breakfast itself with this unique blackcurrant and coffee preserve. Warm roasted coffee balances out sweet blackcurrants: spread it thickly on toast or use it to sandwich a Victoria sponge for afternoon tea with a difference.
Fortnum & Mason (£6.25)
- Available from TOPL (from £27)
If your friend needs a reusable coffee cup upgrade, look no further than TOPL’s personalised life-proof cup. It’s spill-safe technology positions it above the rest of the reusable cups we’ve come across – the ‘smart’ lid regulates flow so you can sip and stroll minus splashes, with a moulded 360 lip so you can sip from any angle, just like drinking from a mug. There's also the option to personalise your cup for an extra £10.
TOPL (from £27)
ROK manual milk frother
- Available from ROK (£14.99), Amazon (£14.99)
This small, manual pump-action hand frother from ROK is great for making flat whites, cappuccinos and macchiatos on the move – a perfect gift if you're friend likes to drink in style whilst travelling. It's great value for money, too.
Aluna Coconut Coffee Liqueur
If your friend likes their coconut flat whites, they’ll love this coconut coffee liqueur from coconut rum brand Aluna. Blended with 100% Arabica cold brew coffee, cacao nibs and black cardamom, this works neat over ice, shaken up in an espresso martini or poured over vanilla ice cream for an affogato. It’s vegan friendly, gluten free and lower in sugar than many of its rivals, too.
Yenni Esperanza Cata's Profile 100g Taster Jar
- Available from Girls Who Grind Coffee (£12)
One 100g jar of coffee beans from experimental coffee producer Yenni Esperanza is sure to go a long way, boasting sweet and interesting notes of cinnamon bun, French toast and blueberry. This speciality coffee comes from Girls Who Grind Coffee, an all-female coffee roastery who source speciality coffee from women producers.
Girls Who Grind Coffee (£12)
Espresso Martini Velvetised Cream
- Available from Hotel Chocolat (£23), Very (£23)
Vodka, espresso, white chocolate and cream, velvetised. This silky-smooth espresso martini cream from Hotel Chocolat is best shaken and poured over ice, or pairs perfectly with a milky coffee or rich hot chocolate. It's a little bit of luxury to gift to friends or family (if you can resist keeping it to yourself!).
Hotel Chocolat (£23)
Chocolate Enrobed Coffee Caramels
- Available from Selfridges (£7.99)
If you’re putting together a personalised hamper for your coffee-loving friend, a packet of chocolate enrobed coffee caramels would sure make a great addition (and they'd go just as well with a freshly made cup of coffee in the afternoons).
Apostle Gift Box
- Available from Apostle (£25.99)
Three gifts is always better than one. This gift box from Apostle, a family-run coffee roaster focused on organic, environmentally-friendly coffee, comes beautifully packaged and contains 150g of Apostle’s Organic Espresso Blend, Organic Single Origin and Organic Mountain Water Decaf, ground to your specification.
Perky Blenders personalised coffee
- Available from Perky Blenders (£11)
A bag of personalised coffee is a must-item in every coffee lover’s life. You’ve got 20 characters to play with when writing your message, so emblazon yours with a friend’s name or witty message. After you’ve named your coffee, pick which grind you’d like, (choose from whole bean, espresso, French press and more), the colour of the label and you’re good to go. Inside, you’ll find 250g of Perky Blender’s signature Forest Blend. Better yet, if you’re looking to buy in bulk for all the special people in your life, you can edit the quantity on the basket page.
Perky Blenders (£11)
Love Cocoa Espresso Martini coffee beans
- Available from Love Cocoa (£7.50)
These espresso martini coffee beans from Love Cocoa are sure to put a spring in their step. Dipped with dark chocolate, these vegan morsels work as an office snack or even better, paired with an espresso martini.
Love Cocoa (£7.50)
Aeropress Brew Bundle
- Available from Chimney Fire Coffee (£35)
For someone who takes the perfect brew seriously, this aeropress bundle makes a thoughtful gift. The AeroPress carefully brews coffee direct into a mug, and along with this the bundle contains the filter papers you need, a bag of single origin Colombian coffee (choose whole bean or medium ground, ready for the AeroPress) to get someone started as well as a handy tote bag. Read coffee expert Celeste Wong's guide to perfecting AeroPress coffee at home here.
Chimney Fire Coffee (£35)
Smeg milk frother
This timeless Smeg milk frother would make a great addition to a coffee lover’s kitchen counter. Judged to be BBC Good Food’s best milk frother, this works on both hot or cold milk, for that barista-style finishing touch to coffees or hot chocolates at home.
For more milk frother inspiration, take a look at our top pick of milk frothers to buy here.
Maison Margiela coffee break eau de toilette
Keep the coffee buzz going all day – a bottle of Maison Margiela coffee break perfume makes a luxurious gift. Designed to recreate the scent of a "creamy and cozy coffee", this earthy scent has top notes of coffee and red apple, with deep base notes of sandalwood and cedar.
Espresso martini popcorn
- Available from Joe & Seph's (£4), Ocado (£3.25), Amazon (£11.39, kilner gift jar)
Got a friend whose cocktail order is always an espresso martini? They’ll love a bag of Joe & Seph’s espresso martini popcorn for a gourmet sweet treat that has it all – crisp popcorn tossed in creamy caramel infused with vodka and a double coffee hit of espresso and coffee liqueur.
Joe & Seph's (£4)
Amazon (£11.39, kilner gift jar)
Le Monin flavoured coffee syrups set
- Available from Amazon (£9.37), Selfridges (£9.99)
Give a friend the ability to recreate their coffee shop favourites at home with a set of syrups – sweeten morning coffee with a dash of caramel syrup, add depth with a splash of hazelnut or make it extra special with the fragrant amaretto.
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