Your ultimate coffee gifts guide: unusual and unique present ideas
This may not come as a surprise but we can’t think of any present we’d rather receive than the gift of coffee. We’re sure the coffee lover in your life would agree. That’s why, whether you’re looking for something special for a loved one, unique Christmas coffee gifts or left-field finds for picky caffeine enthusiasts, our range of speciality products cater for all occasions and tastes.
From luxe hampers to the latest brewing tech, you can find our online collection of gifts for coffee lovers here or check out our guide below for a mix of coffee-inspired suggestions.
For a festive wow factor
Coffee hampers gifts are perfect for any occasion but our customers often tell us they’ve made the best for Christmas gifts. We have a wide selection of hampers starting from £29.99 and if you really want to impress, we’d suggest opting for our intricately woven natural wicker basket hampers. Made from steamed Autumn willow, these gourmet baskets are designed to bring together the diverse tastes from around the world. You can choose from the likes of Strong Coffee Gift Pack, Mild Coffee Gift Pack, Origin Coffee Gift Pack and New Blend Coffee Gift Pack, all containing delicious blends of carefully curated roasts and an optional 3 or 6 cup cafetière.
For the unconventional
If you’re shopping for java aficionados or those who appreciate the more unusual things in life, it helps to think outside of the box. Luckily we have some truly unique coffee buys that will do the trick.
Although it made its first appearance in 17th century Kyoto, cold brew coffee is a relatively new trend in the modern coffee world and is something all coffee lovers will have fun mastering. Perfect for hot summer months, this Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot is a simple and fuss-free way of making cold brew at home. The handy, heat-resistant contraption works to slowly extract flavour from coffee beans, producing a smooth, subtle and sweet-tasting brew. For what we consider to be one of the ultimate gifts of coffee, pair the device with a coffee subscription to Coffee Direct’s 100 plus roasts, for endless opportunities to experiment with new flavours and strengths.
Flavoured coffee is another less conventional purchase that makes for an unexpected but enjoyable present. You can choose single bags of fun flavours such as Whiskey, Christmas Pudding or Tiramisu, or alternatively, go for a full flavour exploration with our Flavoured Coffee Gift Sets.
Not all coffee lovers are big fans of extravagance and spectacle (cue the dads and grandads in our lives). For fewer frills but equally impressive treats for dads and low-key coffee drinkers, why not pick a stylish Black Coffee Gift Box. Although less of a statement piece compared to our luxe wicker baskets, you can choose the exact same options as our hampers, including adding an additional cafetière to the mix.
A big favourite on Father’s Day is our Strong Coffee Gift Pack, which includes six 227g packs of our strongest coffees for your dad to wrap his taste buds around. Gift packs are sent straight to an address of your choice with optional personalised gift cards for an extra special touch.
For the experimental brewer
Whether new to coffee or a seasoned connoisseur, everyone should try their hand at different brewing methods. This opens up a whole world of new flavours and either helps us settle on our favourite brewing technique or gives us the option to mix up our routine.
You can give the gift of experimental brewing with our fantastic Coffee Selection Packs (price from £9.99). Specially tailored for a range of brewing methods including the cafetière, espresso makers, percolators or filters/pour-overs, gift sets come with six 60g bags of freshly roasted coffee that we’ve hand-chosen based on our 30 plus years’ experience.
What better way to say thanks to a favourite teacher than by levelling up their much-deserved coffee break? This Monin Syrup Coffee Gift Set transforms a regular cup of coffee with a sweet touch of amaretto, caramel, gingerbread/pain d’epices, hazelnut/noisette or vanilla. With the five 5ml bottles packaged up in their own gift box along with tried and tested recipes, teachers can also take their syrup stash off duty, adding it to ice creams, cocktails and milkshakes.
Another perfect accompaniment to a classroom coffee break is the Lotus Biscoff biscuit and this huge pack of 300 should see your teacher through to the end of the term. Made in Belgium with natural ingredients, this iconic sidekick to a cup of coffee could also be enjoyed while getting lost in a good coffee book, such as one of our favourites - The World Atlas of Coffee written by former World Barista Champion, James Hoffmann.
For the happy couple
To celebrate two coffee lovers starting their new life together, venture away from the John Lewis gift list (no offence to John Lewis!) and gift coffee! Offering either a high-quality espresso maker or cafetière and eight 227g bags of specially selected roasts, our Coffee Starter Packs are all-in-one solutions that will introduce the hitched duo to a new world of flavours that they can experience and enjoy together.
For your loved one
If your other half loves coffee, Valentine’s gifts or anniversary presents can be much more interesting (and tasty) than a standard bouquet of roses. Surprise them with a Coffee Gift Hamper, a Multipack of their favourite roast or, for if you're looking in a higher price bracket, you can’t go wrong with the Gaggia Gran Deluxe. The Gaggia RI8425/22 Gran Deluxe Coffee Maker is the dream espresso maker, designed for minimal fuss and maximum flavoured brews. Its two-cup design comes in deep red, which we’d argue is quite romantic, plus you can add a personalised finishing touch by including your partner’s favourite blend in coffee pods form or pre-ground espresso beans for a lovely ground coffee gift set.
For friends that are impossible to buy for
We all know someone who seems to have it all or is an incredibly discerning coffee lover. Gifts can be extremely hard to buy for this picky person, but thankfully you can make sure they receive the exact present of their dreams by sending them one of our Gift Vouchers. Particularly useful for last-minute presents (and more tasty than an Amazon prime video gift card!), we’ll send the voucher immediately to your email address in a printable format. If you’re strapped for time, simply forward on the email to the gift recipient. Shop vouchers are redeemable against any of our products and you can rest assured that you’ve finally bought a gift they’ll actually enjoy!
Receiving coffee gifts by post: We are proud to offer some of the best coffee gifts UK shoppers can buy via our main site and online occasion shop (you can use our handy site filters to search price low to price high, or price high to price low, to find budget-specific 'coffee as gift' options). To ensure you’re 100% happy with your purchase please take note of our delivery options. For some of our coffee gifts, UK shipment and shipment to select European countries are the only delivery options available (as shown within the delivery options at checkout). UK dispatches for smaller orders will use Royal Mail's delivery services, however, for larger orders, UK courier delivery may be used and may require a signature. With some gifts, UK shoppers should note they will be sourced and dispatched from Amazon, using their company's delivery partners. This is usually the case when a product is not one of our own branded products. Delivery price/fees are detailed on our site or at checkout.