While an “I love you a latte” mug doesn’t quite meet the criteria for those seeking out the best holiday gifts for coffee lovers, the sentiment stands strong. Properly good gifts for the caffeine-inclined should make their heart race faster than a double espresso and, in a bid to help, we’ve sourced a selection of truly great gifts to surprise your loved ones with this holiday season.
From cutting-edge coffee tech to stylish accessories that will make their daily brewing rituals even better, these are the crème de la crème of coffee-centric gifts for 2023:
DeLonghi Rivelia Coffee Machine
With a million-and-one coffee machines on the market, it’s hard to sort the best from the rest. At least, it was until the De’Longhi Rivelia came along. The brand’s new bean-to-cup coffee machine has set the bar higher than ever before in regards to design and functionality, utilizing a world-first Bean Switch System to swap between different roasts with ease (a feature especially handy in households with varying tastes).
Beyond its 16 one-touch drink options, the Rivelia’s intuitive Bean Adapt Technology chooses the ideal grind level and brewing temperature for every bean you could possibly hope to use, and its LatteCrema Hot Technology whips up luxuriously rich milk foam with a single touch. Essentially, it’s a genius little bit of kitchen tech that not only perfects your coffee routine, but memorizes multiple users’ personal preferences.
BRITA Glass Jug
A cup of coffee is made up of around 98% water, meaning the quality of your H20 plays a pretty large part in the coffee-making process. With this in mind, BRITA’s glass jug makes a gorgeous yet incredibly practical gift for coffee lovers.
Made from 60% recycled glass, the filtration system removes chlorine, metals and other impurities (all of which affect taste) from tap water, leaving you with a fresh foundation for whatever kind of coffee you like to brew. The ‘Limescale Expert’ filter cartridges are especially helpful for appliance longevity and keeping your coffee machines flake-free, too.
In the US, the coffee subscription scene is brimming with options, but one standout service comes from the folks at Trade Coffee. Offering a personalized coffee experience, Trade tailors your subscription based on your taste preferences and brewing method, but also partners with top-notch independents roasters from across the country.
Across the pond in the UK, Pact Coffee takes center stage among coffee subscription services. What sets Pact apart is their dedication to ethically-sourced, specialty-grade coffee. As a subscriber, you not only get to enjoy a curated selection of exceptional beans, but contribute to sustainable and fair-trade practices. Like Trade, Pact’s flexible subscription options cater to your taste and brewing preferences, plus a strong commitment to transparency and traceability with their partners.
Le Creuset Rainbow Mug Set
While a cupboard stacked with mis-matched mugs feels like a rite of passage for twenty-somethings everywhere, nothing says I’m An Adult like a matching mug collection.
This rainbow-hued set of six, from Le Creuset, is a bit of both. The dishwasher-safe mugs are made of high-quality stoneware (with specialist clays that not only keep your coffee hot for longer, but are strong enough to be used in the oven and microwave) and finished in shades of Cerise, Volcanic, Dijon Yellow, Palm, Ultraviolet and Teal.
Hario Cold-Brew Bottle
The Hario is a sleek and practical solution for crafting the perfect cold brew at home. This elegantly designed bottle combines form and function, tucking a fine mesh filter inside the bottle itself for easy and clean coffee extraction.
A brilliantly faff-free gadget, you only need to add your favorite coarse-ground coffee, water, and let time and gravity work their magic. After eight hours, you simply pop the lid and pour.
Ripple Maker II
The Ripple Maker II uses a coffee extract to “print” detailed images and messages on the foam of your favorite beverages, from love notes to memorable art. With the ability to turn someone’s morning cuppa into a canvas, it makes for a particularly good gift for budding baristas and hopeful coffee shop owners.
The printing process takes mere seconds per cup, and the ‘Pro’ version not only has the ability to print multiple colors in one design but features automatic sensors to recognize cup sizes and placement (meaning it can also be used for cocktails).
Stanley Travel Coffee Mug
Stanley (off of those mad TikTok water tumblers) makes a truly phenomenal travel mug. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your coffee hot for up to seven hours, pr cold for up to thirty.
It boasts food-grade stainless steel and a BPA-free build which, importantly, is not only tougher than the average travel mug and but keeps all contents safe to consume. The trigger action lid is also spill-proof and easy for one-handed use, which proves especially helpful for coffee lovers who spend a lot of time on the move.