7 Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

November 30, 2013 Updated: November 30, 2013

For those of you with coffee-loving friends, it seems pretty easy to find perfect holiday presents—mugs or coffee are the obvious choices.

But if you’d like something a little different, here’s some inspiration.

1. Coffee Clove Gift Set

This set combines the rustic fragrance of coffee with the warming, spicy aroma of cloves. It is nice not only in scent, but also for the skin. This natural, hand-made set from Etsy is suitable for all skin types, but especially for those with acne-prone skin. It includes soap, lip balm, a cedar wood soap dish, and a jar of exfoliating scrub lotion. The scent makes it suitable for both men and women—for anyone who would like to wake up to the scent of coffee in the shower, even before they brew their first cup of the morning.

2. Minibru Coffee Mug

If your coffee-loving friends prefer French-press coffee, this minibru mug will definitely make preparing coffee easier. This glass mug contains a plastic plunger and silicon gasket, which prevents the grounds from getting in the drink.

3. A Book for the Connoisseur

For coffee connoisseurs, tasting and brewing coffee is an art. They may be interested to learn more about coffee beans, the history of their growth, roasting, and preparation.

This book from Blue Bottle Coffee even includes more than 30 pastry recipes to go well with coffee, so it’s a perfect gift for all kinds of coffee drinkers.

4. Coffee Candle

Coffee lovers can enjoy the pleasant smell of coffee anytime with this natural soy candle, touched with a hint of hazelnut.

5. Bicycle Coffee Cup Holder

If the coffee lover on your list also rides a bicycle, this coffee cup holder designed for bicycles is a must-have. Coffee-on-the-go is now within a cyclist’s reach. The holder comes in a variety of styles and measurements; you should just be sure the travel cup fits tightly. 

6. A Taste of Coffee From Masters Around the World

If you’re not sure what kind coffee to get, try this variety pack, which brings together coffee from India, Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, and other exotic locations. The Coffee Masters Around the World in Twelve Coffees variety pack is made to look like a leather-bound travel journal. 

7. The Best of Travel Mugs

When it comes to travel mugs, there are so many options to choose from. If you are looking for a really good travel coffee mug, you can safely skip the tedious search. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the popular “Mythbusters” program on Discovery Channel, put some mugs to the test and chose these two as the best. 

Zojirushi Stainless Mug (right) “has the best balance of heat retention and versatility” and a “well-designed exterior, one-handed usability, and easy-to-use locking mechanism make,” according to the mythbusters.

However, it doesn’t fit so well in bicycle or car holders. Thus, the mythbusters also recommend the $20 OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug (left).