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 favorite 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 review coffee machines, appliance and other products here. Looking for a birthday gift? We've rounded up the best foodie birthday gifts.
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
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.
Buy the Grind coffee pod machine from Grind
Treat an espresso martini lover to Craft Gin Club's Gin-spresso martini syrup so they can make bar-quality cocktails at home in three steps (simply pair with a bottle of gin and iced coffee, and you're good to go).
Buy the martini syrup from Craft Gin Club
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.
Buy the V60 coffee kit from Pact Coffee
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.
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.
Buy this hand grinder from Pact Coffee
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.
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Buy Exhale coffee from Exhale
The Coffee Dictionary: An A-Z of Coffee, from Growing & Roasting to Brewing & Tasting, £15, Fortnum & Mason
This coffee dictionary is the coffee drinker's guide to the sometimes-overwhelming array of terms and techniques, equipment and varieties that go into creating the perfect cup. Covering everything from country of origin, variety of bean to growing and harvesting techniques and roasting methods, this nifty guide makes a fitting coffee table book for your coffee-loving friend.
Buy this coffee dictionary from Fortnum & Mason
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.
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.
Buy this bike cup holder from Oliver Bonas
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’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 and a bar of Colombian coffee chocolate.
Buy the Queen's Blend coffee from Fortnum and Mason
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.
Buy this blackcurrant and coffee preserve from Fortnum & Mason
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, plus its moulded lip gives the drinking experience of an open ceramic mug.
Buy this personalised coffee cup from TOPLCUP
What good is coffee if there's no vessel to drink it from? Margate-based roastery We Are Here has paired its signature coffee with a stylish porcelain cup, bisque glazed which means no one cup looks the same. What’s more, this cup could also be used for plants, snacks and candles – whatever takes their fancy!
Buy this set from We Are Here
Treat the coffee lover in your life to M&S’s coffee gift box. Inside the prettily designed box there’s a selection of single origin coffees (two ground, one beans) with some sweet treats including dark chocolate coated hazelnuts and all butter shortbread biscuit fingers. A gold coffee scoop/clip and large coffee mug is also included, perfect for their morning americano.
Buy this gift box from M&S
If you want to gift something you know will get instantly used, this gift set from Peckham-based Old Spike Coffee Roasters is a great shout. The set includes a bag of the roaster’s best-selling coffee, a bag of ‘Roaster’s Choice’, an expertly selected single origin chosen by the roastery team, along with a practical hand-printed reusable coffee jar for storing their favourite coffee beans. This is all wrapped up in a gift box, with the option to include a gift tag and personalised message.
Old Spike is the UK’s first social enterprise-cum-speciality coffee roastery which trains and employs homeless people across the business.
Buy this coffee lovers gift set from Old Spike Roastery
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.
If your friend is into exploring new flavours, a coffee taster pack from coffee roasters Rave makes a more than suitable gift. Choose from chocolate, fruit, nut or citrus, with each bag available in a range of brew methods.
Buy Rave's coffee taster packs from Rave
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.
Buy the Aluna coconut liqueur from Harvey Nichols
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.
Buy these coffee beans from Girls Who Grind Coffee
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!).
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).
Buy these coffee caramels from Selfridges
Why settle for one coffee when you can gift three? 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.
Buy this gift box from Apostle
Brighten up the next coffee morning with this pretty ceramic cafetière with chic gold hardware – let the bold palm tree print transport you to the sunny tropics no matter what the weather. Read our coffee expert's guide to using a cafetière here.
Buy this ceramic cafetière from Oliver Bonas
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.
Get expert at-home barista tips from Celeste Wong here.
Buy personalised coffee from Perky Blenders
Available in glossy yellow, soft pink or matte white, these textured stoneware cups with a glazed handle are perfect for a coffee drinker who swears by their morning espresso. Read more about espresso and the many different ways to serve coffee here.
Buy these stoneware ceramic cups from Nade Store
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.
Buy these coffee beans from Love Cocoa
Looking for top of the range coffee beans to gift someone? You can’t go wrong with a bag of speciality coffee from Kiss The Hippo, a roaster which stands out for being carbon negative – going beyond carbon neutral. It’s house blend coffee has tasting notes of chocolate, berries and butterscotch. Check out coffee expert Celeste’s tried-and-tested list of the best coffee beans for more inspiration.
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.
Buy an Aeropress brew bundle from Chimney Fire Coffee
No more chipped mugs from the back of the cupboard – gift a stylishly simple espresso cup set from Royal Doulton. The delicate porcelain cups come in a set of four neutral tones. There are matching flat white or cappuccino cups, too, so you can pick your perfect coffee style.
Buy these espresso cups from Amara
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.
Can’t decide what to buy? Choose a hamper with it all – this simple Whittard coffee gift box comes with a pack of citrussy San Agustin Colombia coffee, a double-walled glass coffee mug and brew stick with a filter basket. Everything you need to brew the perfect coffee every time.
Buy the coffee gift box from Whittard
Never let your friends or family run out of coffee again – send them a coffee subscription for a gift that keeps on giving. We’ve tested out the best coffee subscriptions to choose from so take your pick from unique blends, whole coffee beans, compostable pod deliveries or exclusive flavours.
Buy Pact's coffee subscription from Pact Coffee
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.
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.
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.
Want to learn about becoming an expert at-home barista? Read our guides here:
Celeste Wong's guide to becoming an overnight coffee expert
Celeste Wong's guide on how to make iced coffee
Celeste Wong's best moka pots
Celeste Wong's best coffee grinders
Celeste Wong's best gooseneck kettles to try
Celeste Wong's best decaf coffee to try
Celeste Wong's best reusable and compostable espresso pods
Celeste Wong's best coffee beans to try
Celeste Wong's best cafetières to buy
Celeste Wong's best coffee bags
Best coffee pod machines
Best espresso machines