Deck the halls with lots of coffee, fa la la la la la la la la!
How did this year go by so fast? It seems like just yesterday we were compiling our 2016 holiday wish lists – one for coffee novices and another for coffee enthusiasts. We had so much fun doing so that we knew we had to bring it back (if nothing else for our loved ones so they know what to get us *wink wink*). This year’s gifts all remain under $80, so you don’t have to break the bank to surprise the caffeine addict in your life.
Last year we included an Aeropress and personalized Chemex on our wish list. This year, it’s another brewing device that’s easy to use at home. A French press is perfect for those who like their coffee robust as the grounds are steeped instead of filtered, allowing for complete saturation. This one from Crate & Barrel would look super cute on your counter top (eerrrr…I mean their counter top, if you can bear to part with it).
Where to buy: Crate & Barrel website for one the pictured or many of your local coffee shops
COLD BREW CUBE
While at the New York Coffee Festival this year, I came across this brilliant new device. It brews a week’s worth of cold brew in less than 24 hours, and you don’t even have to worry about keeping an eye on the clock or straining it. The team behind this idea is still in the Kickstarter phase, so Brew Cubes won’t be delivered until the spring. However, I kind of like this idea; first because the package will arrive as the weather gets warmer, and second, because it’ll be like a surprise gift once it’s received (like those late night online shopping purchases you completely forget about until they show up on your doorstep…). We suggest wrapping up your favorite bag of beans with a note letting your cold brew enthusiast know their Brew Cube will be arriving in 2018!
Where to buy: sign up for the presale here
COFFEE CUBE ICE TRAY
Nobody likes their coffee watered down, but you also need ice to make iced coffee (duh). So why not use coffee ice cubes? I’ve ruined a couple of my regular ice trays trying to make coffee cubes, and so a special tray for this very purpose is a no-brainer. It’s an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift, perfect for that coworker who drinks iced coffee during all seasons!
Where to buy: Amazon
Danielle got me this for Christmas last year, and I swear I use it almost every day! It keeps my coffee piping hot for hours, so no more having to worry about room temperature coffee while at the office. Available in 9 colors, sizes 12, 16, and 20 oz. Check out our Instagram for giveaway details on a 16 oz. Hydro Flask!
Where to buy: Hydro Flask website
For that eco-friendly person in your life. You might be asking yourself, “What? Reusable coffee filters?” Made of linen, they work just like paper filters, and they’re super easy to clean. It’s also a unique gift, so bonus points!
Where to buy: Food52 website
AIRSCAPE STORAGE CONTAINER
Who cares if you measure your beans precisely, reach the perfect water temperature, and time your extraction just right if your beans aren’t even fresh to begin with? Proper coffee bean storage is VITAL. This sleek air-tight container is a great gift for the coffee lover who has just about everything else they need to ensure the perfect cup of coffee.
Where to buy: Williams Sonoma website
POWERED BY COFFEE T-SHIRT
We’ve partnered with Sneekis again this year to offer you a discount on our favorite DC clothing brand! These “Powered by Coffee” t-shirts are incredibly soft and tell everyone where your head is at. I wear mine and my coffee flag tee all. the. time. Use promotional code “coffee” for 15% off your purchase!
Price: $25 (before your discount!)
Where to buy: Sneekis website
COFFEE BODY SCRUB
For the friend who doesn’t like drinking coffee (we all have one)… I can personally vouch that this body scrub is fantastic, and it lasts a while, too! Don’t worry, your friend won’t be walking around smelling like she just worked a double shift at Starbucks. And it’s really all about the texture of the scrub that truly works exfoliating wonders.
Where to buy: Anthropologie website
There are few things more beautiful than having fresh coffee beans delivered straight to your door. Subscriptions allow people to try a variety of coffees to find out what they like. Also, every time your coffee lover receives their subscription, they’ll be reminded of your thoughtfulness. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Where to buy: Check out our previous write up on local cafes offering coffee subscriptions
What’s on your holiday wish list, coffee fiends?