Fresh Gift Ideas For Coffee-Lovers (Mostly) Under $50

Nov 16 2013 - 5:30am

If there's one thing people are serious about, it's their morning brew. Whether you're scouring the web for the best thing to give the java-lover in your life or you're the coffee-lover looking to add some fresh gift ideas to your wish list, click through these coffee-related gifts. Bonus: almost all of these are under $50.

Keep Cup

Our office loves these customizable Keep Cups [1] ($10-$16). The reusable-tumbler company lets you choose the size and the colors of the cup, lid, band, and plug. Hurray for offsetting landfill in a bright way!

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There are a lot of crummy French presses out there, so ask for (or gift someone) an AeroPress Espresso Maker [3] ($30). The functional press is designed to keep the grounds out while shortening the brew time, takes up no counter space, and cleans up in a breeze.

Coffee Beverages Poster

This coffee beverages poster [4] ($19) features all the recipes for espresso and coffee beverages from classic drinks like latte macchiatos to modern ones like shot in a dark. It doubles as wall art and a handy guide.

Milk Frother

Cappuccino and latte drinkers will love having an Ozeri Deluxe Milk Frother [5] ($40) on hand to whirl up their milk. But wait, there's more! The frother is no unitasker. This particular model comes with a few other attachments to whip up eggs, salad dressings, and cocktails.

Alice + Olivia Ceramic Mug

Starbucks and the whimsical fashion brand Alice + Olivia partnered up to create this black and white ceramic mug [6] ($20). Designed to look like a dress, complete with a tutu skirt and bow tie, the tumbler makes even coffee drinking a fashionable habit.

Drip Kettle

The perfect brew begins with the right temperature of water. Although a splurge, the Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Variable Temperature Kettle [7] ($100) boils water to various temperatures and features that coveted spout to wash ground beans down from the sides of the coffee filter when brewing pour-over coffee. However, if it's too expensive to rationalize, there's always the Hario Coffee Drip Kettle Buono [8] ($67) that heats up water over the stove top.

Blue Bottle Coffee Book

The famous San Francisco coffee-roasting company Blue Bottle came out with a beautiful book on coffee, discussing the beans' journey from growing to roasting to brewing. Give serious coffee drinkers who really want to take their knowledge to the next level a Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee book [9] ($25).

Manual Coffee Grinder

Artisanal roasters swear by manual coffee grinders like the Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder [10] ($50). While it sounds like a splurge, coffee fanatics swear it makes the beans taste better. The mechanism evenly grinds beans, and you can choose fine to coarse settings, depending on how you are brewing the coffee (French press or pour-over).

Chemex Coffeemaker

Artisanal coffeemakers stock their shops with this Chemex Wood Collar Glass Coffee Maker [11] ($37 for six-cup maker). With this rustic, hipster design, you or a coffee-lover you know will start brewing like the cool coffee pros.

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