22 useful and fun gifts for coffee lovers they don't already have

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  • Coffee drinkers are a diverse lot, and if you're going to buy a gift for one of them, you better have their branding down pat.
  • Whatever kind of aficionado they are, we've got you covered — from the espresso fiend to the black-coffee hound.
  • You'll find cold brew kits, fancy demitasses, monthly coffee subscriptions, and so on. We guarantee there's something for everyone on this list.
  • If your gift list expands beyond coffee lovers, you can find all of our gift guides here.
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Coffee drinkers are a diverse lot, and if you're going to buy a gift for one of them, you better have their branding down pat.

There's, of course, the quintessential café brooder, who might need a little pick-me-up. Or how about the peppy, workout-obsessed early riser? They could probably stand to have a French press in their on-the-go life. The do-it-yourself artisan might fancy a cold brew kit for the home. And so on.

Whatever the temperament of your oh-so-temperamental coffee lover(s), you'll be sorted out below with these 22 fun and useful gifts for coffee lovers.

Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days' time, so don't stress too hard about your last-minute shopping — just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.

The top 5 gifts for coffee lovers: 

  1. Reusable, eco-conscious K-cup pods ($9.95)
  2. Bourbon-infused coffee ($20)
  3. Our best overall French press ($29.99)
  4. A sampler of a variety of coffees (from $16.50)
  5. A mug that will keep their drink at the optimal temperature ($99.95)

Keep reading for 22 gifts for the coffee aficionado in your life: 

A guide to help them make better coffee

How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean, available at Amazon, $15.69

Because we could all use a few pointers on our morning cuppa. 

A mokka espresso pot

Bialetti Mokka Espresso Pot (6-cup), available at Amazon, $34.95

This should be a staple in every household. Easy, rich, and oh so crema-y when done right. 

Check out our full guide to stovetop espresso makers here.

Bourbon-infused coffee beans

Bourbon-Infused Coffee, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

For that special person who loves coffee, but also wishes it were always 5 o'clock right here and now. (There are also Merlot-infused beans for wine lovers.)

A sleek, glass, pour-over coffee pot

Chemex Classic (6-cup), available at Amazon, $44.42

Stylish and sophisticated, yet simplistic. This is the kind of understated elegance anyone can appreciate.

Read our guide to the best drip coffee makers here.

A 100% compostable coffee sampler box

Driftaway Coffee Sampler, .5 pounds to 4 pounds, $16.50-$46

If they're forever in search of the perfect roast, here's how they'll find it.

Reusable K-Cup pods

IParts Plus More Reusable K-Cups, available at Amazon, $9.95

If they love the convenience of the Keurig, but not at the expense of the environment, these reusable K-cup pods are a worthy compromise. 

Check out our full guide to coffee and espresso pods here.

A temperature-controlled mug

Ember Generation 2 Mug, available at Bloomingdale's, $99.95

This mug will alert them when their coffee gets to the optimal temperature, and it keeps it from cooling after that. 

Read our full review of the Ember Mug 2 here. 

A worldly coffee subscription

Atlas Coffee Subscription or Gift Set, available at Atlas Coffee Club, starting at $60

Flavor profile, tasting notes, suggested brewing methods, a little history lesson in origins, and, last but not least, festive packaging make this an all-around pleaser for any time of year.

A do-it-yourself cold brew kit

Coffee Cold Brew Gift Set, available at Uncommon Goods, $36

Cold brew is in. It's also an extremely expensive habit. Help a cold brew devotee on your list save a little money by giving them a gift that keeps on giving.

Have a look at our full guide to cold brew makers here.

A manual espresso press

Flair Manual Espresso Maker, available at Amazon, $239

If you have a friend or family member that is constantly in search of the best espresso machine for anywhere south of $500, this is the ticket. It's about the price of most espresso pod machines, but the crema it produces is priceless.

A portable espresso kit

Handpresso Hybrid Auto Set, available at Amazon, $202.33

Whether they're outdoorsy or they just need an auxiliary kit for when times are hard, someone in your life needs this.

A twisting alphabet game on faux coffee beans

Jabuka Twisting Alphabet Game, available at Uncommon Goods, $20

Because all coffee hounds are bookworms, too, right? And, yes, it would be cool if they were real coffee beans, but we all know they wouldn't last.

A latte-and-cappuccino-capable espresso pod machine

Nespresso Lattissima One, available at Amazon, $265.97

So they don't even have to step outside the house for their precious morning latte or cappuccino.

Check out our full guide to coffee and espresso pod machines here.

A pair of coffee mugs with an open mind

Kissing Couple Mugs, available at Uncommon Goods, $65

Everyone knows a coffee-loving couple in need of these.

A stainless steel tumbler with a French press

Otterbox Elevation 20 Rambler and French Press Lid, available at Otterbox, $53.98 (with 10% off discount applied at checkout)

That someone who can't even manage to get a pot of coffee made before they're out the door in the morning has no excuse now (provided they're willing to boil a little water).

A proper espresso machine

Breville Barista Express Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine, available at Amazon, $699.95

You're really going to have to love this person, but if you share a roof with them, the pleasure of our best overall espresso machine may well be just as much yours. 

Check out our full guide to espresso machines here.

'The freshest K Cups in the world'

The Chosen Bean's "Freshest K Cups in The World," $17.99

Are they tired of stale K-Cup- and Nespresso pod-bound coffee, but a little too rushed in the morning to do anything about it? Have them try these.

A manual burr grinder that screws onto Ball Jars

Steampunk Coffee Grinder, available at Uncommon Goods, $65

This timeless-looking contraption is the perfect solution to masquerade as a gift for the person who wakes up hours ahead of the rest of you and wakes the whole household when they crank the electric grinder.

An airless coffee-bean saver

Evak Fresh Saver Airless Canister, available at Amazon, $15.99 and up (depending on size)

If you know someone who's opening their coffee bags and letting them go stale, this is a quick fix that will blow their mind. These canisters are stackable and great for herbs and other sundries as well.

A portable, stainless steel French Press

Bodum Chambord French Press, available at Walmart, $29.99

This affordable, sleek, and simple to use French press will bring them some joy when reaching for the coffee pot in a blind haze of morning caffeine depletion.

Check out our full guide to French presses here.

A porcelain demitasse set

Villeroy & Boch New Wave Espresso for Two Set, $79.80 (usually $133) [You save $53.20]

If they're going to go through the trouble of making espresso, they may as well drink it right.

A chart of espresso drinks

Exceptional Expressions of Espresso 18" x 24" Print, $30, available at Pop Chart

As self-proclaimed coffee lovers, they should probably know these breakdowns. But just in case they forget, this cool poster reminds them of the difference between a breve and black eye. 

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