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7 Gift Basket Ideas for the Coffee Lover

Coffee gift basket ideas

If you’re like us, you love giving gifts of coffee. Whether for a fellow coffee lover or someone who is just starting down that path, coffee gift baskets are great for any occasion. We are seasoned pros at buying gifts for coffee lovers because as coffee lovers ourselves, it’s all we get and it’s all we give. But there are so many products out there, how can you make up the best coffee gift basket? We’ll show you how!

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7 Things To Put In a Coffee Gift Basket

With so many different options, you should be able to find something for any flavor of coffee drinker!

1. Coffee mugs:

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

If you’re going to drink coffee, you’ll need something to drink it in! You can personalize a mug by getting a Custom Photo Mug. For the outdoorsy type, there are Yeti Ramblers that keep your drinks either very hot or very cold. Mugs are one of our favorite gifts to give. Silly or classic, there are many to choose from.

2. Coffee Beans:

Death Wish Ground Coffee

Are you getting this gift basket for someone who needs a strong cup of coffee in the morning? If so, we would like to point you toward Death Wish Organic Coffee. This company boasts that the beans they roast are 200% stronger than an average cup of coffee but still have a wonderful flavor. Read our full review of Death Wish Coffee here!

Maybe the person you are buying this gift for prefers less caffeine? They may like Cooper’s Ethiopian Bright Light Roast. This coffee was grown at 6,500 feet and offers a wonderfully complex cup of coffee with notes of fruits and nuts.

For these two brands, we recommend the Death Wish with the French press and the Cooper’s Ethiopian Bright Light Roast with the pour-over.

 3. Tea:

Twinings tea bag sampler

Sometimes we like a change of pace, and what could be better than tea? If you know what kind of tea the person receiving this gift prefers, then, of course, go for that! If not, we recommend a sampler pack. The Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Variety Pack Gift Box has 48 different flavors in it. Or, if you want something that both looks and tastes good, we suggest the Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box.

4. Biscotti:

Milano cookies

Nothing washes down a great cup of coffee better than sweet bakery items, and our favorite is biscotti. We recommend either Nonni’s Almond Dark Chocolate or Lotus Biscoff.

If we’re going to make a coffee gift basket, it seems like maybe we should put something in it that can make coffee! Here are a few options:

5. French Press:

Bodum Chambord French Press

The French Press is a wonderful coffee maker. It lets the drinker feel totally in control of their coffee from the beginning of the cup to the very end. French Presses make a hearty cup of coffee that brings out its oils and natural flavors. Known as a “dirty” cup of coffee in the industry, this brewing method has been popular for quite some time.

There are quite a few stellar brands out there, but we tend to prefer rustic aesthetics that pair with amazing functionality, so we recommend the Veken French Press Coffee Maker or the Bodum Chambord French Press. Both are made by wonderful companies that have a great reputation in the coffee world, so the main difference here will be your personal preferences.

6. Pour Over:

Pour-over is a method of brewing that has seen a rise in popularity over the past 20 years or so. While it is similar to the French Press in that you control all elements of your cup from start to finish, the pour-over offers an entirely different experience than the French Press. While the French Press is known as a “dirty” cup of coffee, the pour-over is considered “clean.” Less of the oil gets through and brighter notes are highlighted. Some people prefer the French Press, others prefer the pour-over, and we say that there is no harm in having both.

A couple of our favorite pour-over coffee makers are the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker and the Chemex. Bodum has had a mark of consistency when it comes to producing coffee-related items, while Chemex has jumped on the scene to all but take over the market when it comes to larger yielding pour Overs. In general, specialty shops now offer a Chemex as an option. There is a gap in pricing between these two, so your final decision may be budgetary.

SEE ALSO: Our Complete Guide to Brewing Pour-Over Coffee

7. Coffee Grinder:

JavaPresse grinder

Now that you’ve gotten something to brew coffee with, this gift basket surely need something to grind the coffee! There are several options here, from hand grinders to electric grinders. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is if it fits in the basket!

The Hamilton Beach 80335R is a wonderful grinder that should fit snugly right next to your coffee maker. It is compact in size but big in results. It is highly adjustable, with a removable top, so it is easy to access all that coffee you just ground up. If your gift receiver is more of a hands-on person, why not try the JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder? This item is less adjustable and a little tougher to use, but we really appreciate how this item looks. Made of stainless steel, it is both sleek and classy.

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Best Coffee Gift Baskets Found Online

We understand that putting a whole basket together can be time-consuming and difficult, so here is a list of three curated coffee gift baskets that are perfect for the holiday season.

Starbucks California Daybreak Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket

Starbucks California Daybreak gift basket

The Starbucks California Daybreak gift basket would be such a joy to open. It has so much stuff, we hardly know where to start! This package comes with three different Starbucks roasts (Sumatra, Verona, and House) and a coffee mug to enjoy them in. Sometimes, people don’t want coffee and that’s okay. With this gift basket, you’ll also receive an assortment of Teavana teas. Need something to wash it all down with? This has you covered there as well with Nonni’s Biscotti and Walkers Shortbread Rounds.

The Java Joe Box

Coffee lover gift box

For the fun-loving person in your life, consider The Java Joe Box. There are several different sizes you can order, depending on your price point. The base set gives you a neat wooden measuring spoon, a coffee mug with a silly saying on it, and a pair of socks that say, “If you can read this, bring me coffee.”

Java Planet Coffee Sampler Pack

Java Planet coffee sampler

Maybe the person you are shopping for has all the goofy items they need, as well as all the coffee makers and grinders they could ever ask for. Well, you can never have too much coffee! With the Java Planet sampler pack, you get six bags of three-ounce coffee of different roasts and different regions. If this doesn’t sound like enough, you can always order a bigger sampler!

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And there you have it! If at any point during the holiday season, you are feeling overwhelmed with shopping, let us help! Not only do we love coffee, but we know where to find it. Happy shopping and happy holidays, but most importantly, happy sipping!

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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