The best Christmas gifts for coffee lovers are guaranteed to make their day. When shopping for someone who’s passionate about coffee, there are so many stocking fillers and gadgets that can make a real difference to your life. From coffee clips to keep your grounds airtight and fresh, to double-walled glasses that will show your drink and keep it insulated, our coffee lover gift guide has a range of options to make someone’s day.
We have chosen the 18 best gifts for coffee lovers, and each and every one has been tried by our team of experts and coffee enthusiasts. That includes delicious blends of coffee beans from small, ethical businesses, and premium coffee machines to make the most of every last bean.
Gadget gifts for coffee lovers
Coffee lovers can pick up all sorts of gadgets to make their morning brew better than ever, and while many of the best coffee machines can be expensive, there is a range of options on the market from those who care about style, to people who prefer to grind their own beans.
The Sage Bambino is Sage’s latest coffee machine launch, and it’s a brilliant espresso machine for those who are limited on space. It’s also a top choice for those who want one of Sage’s top-of-the-range coffee machines but at a lower price. It has Digital Temperature Control and low-pressure pre-infusion to make the most of every bean, and you can find out more in our Sage Bambino review.Barista & Co Core Electric All Coffee Grinder
This is our top pick of the best coffee grinders you can buy, so if the coffee lover in your life loves to use a french press or ground coffee machine, this is the perfect way to keep their brews as fresh as possible. Once you’ve tried coffee grinders you’ll wonder how you ever enjoyed shop-bought coffee grounds, because the freshness of the grind makes it so much more aromatic.SMEG 50’S Retro Milk Frother
The best milk frother will allow you to make perfectly frothy coffees from even a pod coffee machine, and the SMEG 50’S Retro Milk Frother also brings a beautiful style to your kitchen counters. There are six preset functions, it switches off automatically, and you can even heat and froth independently. It comes in a wide selection of colours, so you can pair it with any style of machine.
Some prefer to do it the old fashioned way, and La Cafetière is the most iconic brand for this. The mini stovetop espresso maker takes grounds and slowly brews delicious coffee. This kit comes with two high-quality double-walled espresso cups, and you can also use the cafetiere to make a large cup of morning coffee.
De’Longhi Coffee Glasses
The De’Longhi Coffee Glasses are some of our favorites when writing reviews. They’re double-walled, which means it insulates the drink without scalding your hand. The glasses are also made of glass, so you can look through to see your coffee. This set includes two of each sizes: espresso, short, and long coffees, and they are expertly designed to go in the dishwasher.
Coffee lover stocking-fillers
The coffee lover in your life may have all the gear, including even the best bean-to-cup coffee machines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy them some little extras to help make the most of it. These stocking-fillers will make a small impact on your spending budget, but are guaranteed to get daily use in any coffee lovers life.
Sass & Belle Coffee Clip
Those who use bags of coffee beans or coffee grounds will know the perils of spilling across the counter. The Sass & Belle coffee clip has a scoop on the end to top up your portafilter or cafetiere, and then it closes securely on your bag when you’re finished. It’s an attractive gold shade and can go in the dishwasher, too.Grind: A Modern Guide to City Living
Grind is the cult classic London coffee shop that recently expanded into making pod coffee machines. It has a new book out, which is packed with tips on how to make coffee, and a comprehensive guide on the history of coffee brewing. If you’re looking for something that would look perfect on any coffee table, this is a great coffee-themed gift.Monin Premium Coffee Syrup Gift Set
You’ll recognise Monin coffee syrups from many respected coffee chains, including Costa. The range of mini Monin bottles includes seasonal flavours like Gingerbread, Caramel, and Hazlenut, and they are made of high-quality glass. Perfect for lovers of a vanilla latte.Love Cocoa Espresso Martini Coffee Beans
Coated in a delicious layer of dark chocolate, these vegan coffee beans are perfect for an evening snack. Love Cocoa uses compostable packaging and is handmade in Great Britain, and the recipe is also free from palm oil. The range comes from James Cabdury, and more than lives up to the chocolate pedigree. These snacks will work well on cocktail evenings paired with an espresso martini, or passed around the sofa on Boxing Day.
Sass & Belle Mojave Glaze Mug
With a chic dipped blue glaze and a textured finish at the bottom, this is the perfect mug for coffee lovers who enjoy a latte or just a really big mug of americano. The rustic colours also come in pink, black, and grey. And, best of all, it’s dishwasher-safe. Pair it with an assortment of vases, watering cans, and even egg cups in the same unique glaze.
Boozy gifts for coffee lovers
The trend of mixing caffiene and an evening cocktail isn’t going anywhere. Serious coffee lovers will appreciate the authentic coffee flavours that have gone into each and every one of our boozy picks. Enjoy responsibly!
Cocktail Society Salted Caramel Espresso Martini Bottled Cocktail
This 500ml bottle of espresso martini will serve the whole family. Made of Chase vodka, Caffe Borghetti coffee liqueur, Missing Bean cold brew, and a generous helping of salted caramel, it’s packed with quality ingredients to rival your favourite cocktail bar.
Just shake it up with some ice to get that iconic foam top, add a three coffee beans, and you’ll have a delicious espresso martini on your hands.
Conker Decaf Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Get all the joy of an espresso martini but without the fear of it keeping you up all night when you buy the Conker Decaf Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. It’s got the complexity of cold brew with a boozy finish, instead of the sweet and syrupy taste of a regular coffee liqueur. A top choice for refined coffee lovers who still want a tasty cocktail.Sipsmith Sipspresso Coffee Gin
Sipsmith’s Sipspresso gin is made with real coffee and perfect for those who enjoy a coffee cocktail but can’t stand vodka. It works for much more an espresso martini, too, and is a great choice for gin-lovers who like a twist on the classic G&T.
With the iconic Sipsmith wax seal but in a deep espresso shade, this gin is ideal for those who enjoy high-quality gin with notes of their favourite morning drink.Kocktail Espresso Martini & Cocktail Shaker Gift Pack
With everything you need to make a tasty espresso martini for two, the Kocktail Espresso Martini & Cocktail Shaker Gift Pack is perfect for those who enjoy a cocktail, but don’t want to buy all the ingredients needed to make it. Simply add to the included cocktail shaker with a generous helping of ice and strain over your martini glasses.
Coffee gifts for brewing
Even the perfect machine is useless if you don’t supply it with high-quality coffee beans. We’ve tried all of these blends and edible boxes to make sure they’re up-to-scratch and packed with interesting flavour. Coffee lovers will enjoy being able to trace the origins of their beans, with a range of roasts, altitudes, and locations to explore, so whether it’s a subscription or a coffee hamper, these brewable gifts will make their day.
Cartwright & Butler Share a Treat Gift Set
Home of tasty hampers for those with a sweet tooth, the Share a Treat Gift Set from Cartwright & Butler ticks every box. It comes with ground coffee to put straight into a french press or coffee machine, and some fresh cookies and biscuits that are perfect for dipping.
We particularly liked the chocolate chunk biscuits, which were rich and crumbly. Choose from all sorts of sleeves to complete your box, but Happy Christmas would be the obvious choice!Balance Coffee 6 Month Coffee Subscription
If the coffee lover in your life enjoys trying different blends from different regions, the 6 Month Coffee Subscription from Balance Coffee will hit the spot. You can select your grind preference or opt for whole beans, and let the automatic delivery do the rest. Every bag contains Arabica beans, grown and harvested on sustainable, fair-trade cooperatives, and we were able to detect so many interesting and complex flavours when testing compared to commercial-grade alternatives.
Whittards Coffee Of The World
Go around the world in nine coffee blends with this Whittards set. Each box has something different to offer, and because they’re omni-grounds, they can work in a french press or coffee machine equally. Our favourite was the Mocha Djimmah coffee, which had a light roast and plenty of complexity.
Each one of these boxes should last for at least a couple of days. The bags have 66 grams of grounds each, so it’s perfect for taste-testing different blends.
Presto Limited Edition Fireside Blend Ground Coffee
This medium roast coffee is rich and warming, with dark chocolate and hazelnut notes. The 250g pack is produced in Latin America and is a limited-edition Christmas release. It’s best suited to coffee machines, and we enjoyed the notes of marzipan and honey best when drinking it as an espresso or macchiato.
Ethically-conscious coffee lovers will appreciate that the washed arabica beans are Rainforest Alliance Certified.