A lot of people love coffee.
They enjoy getting a Starbucks on the way to work.
They love trying out local boutique cafes.
But they don’t really know where to begin when it comes to brewing from home.
Often, all you need to do is take the plunge and start brewing from home, and you will learn along the way.
If you have any friends or family members who have started doing this, you can help them this Christmas by getting them a coffee gift that’s suitable for a beginner.
Don’t know where to begin yourself?
Don’t worry, as we have put together some of the best beginners' coffee gifts to help you.
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1. Coffee Subscription
There really only is one place to begin when purchasing a coffee gift for a beginner this year, and this is with a coffee subscription.
A coffee subscription ensures that your loved one has a good mixture of coffee coming to their home for the foreseeable future, enabling them to try different roasts and really understand the type of coffee they like best.
All you need to do is decide what type of plan to go for.
You can then send the subscription for a dedicated period of time, and it’s up to your loved one whether they want to continue with this afterward.
Not ready to sign your gift recipient for the commitment of a subscription?
Instead, you can decide on a dark roast sample box or a coffee origin sample box.
This all depends on the person you’re buying for and their preferred taste. A light-medium roast will have bright, fruity, floral notes, whereas a medium-dark roast has nutty, rich chocolate notes.
If you don’t know what the recipient likes, ask them. Don’t just guess.
2. Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
If you’re looking to buy a special gift for someone in your life, this Stagg EKG Electric Kettle is a great choice.
The pour-over kettle features a modern design, with many style options for you to select from.
Classic color choices include matte white, matte black, polished copper, and polished steel.
Or, you can opt for a Stagg EKG with wooden accents. Choices here are:
- Matte white and maple
- Stone blue and maple
- Matte black and walnut
- Matte black and cherry
- Warm pink and maple
- Stone blue and walnut
- Sweet cream and maple
- Slate gray and maple
- Matte black and maple
No matter your style selection, you can be sure of a pour-over kettle that comes with an array of modern and helpful features. This includes 1200 watts for quick heat time and variable temperature control.
The kettle has a 0.9 L boiling capacity, a brew stopwatch, a 60-minute hold mode, an LCD display, and a precise gooseneck spout to ensure an optimized pour-over flow rate.
This is a coffee gift that certainly has the wow factor, so it’s ideal if you’re looking for something special to buy a loved one this Christmas.
3. Carter Move Mug + Splash Guard
For something more affordable, but still impressive, I use this Carter Move Mug & Splash Guard daily and chose it as one of the recommended best coffee mugs.
Made from 18/8 stainless steel, this Carter Mug features an inner ceramic coating and a BPA-free plastic lid.
You can choose from various colors and capacities. In terms of capacity, the three options available are as follows:
- 8 oz - 114 mm tall without the lid, or 126 mm tall with the lid, 62 mm mouth, and 77 mm diameter body
- 12 oz - 135 mm tall without the lid, or 158 mm tall with the lid, 62 mm mouth, and 77 mm diameter body
- 16 oz - 167 mm tall without the lid, or 190 mm tall with the lid, 62 mm mouth, and 77 mm diameter body
The color choices are incredible, with something for all tastes. Color options include:
- Matte Black
- Really Red
- Matte Grey
- Mint Chip
- Warm Pink
- Peri Twinkle
- Matte White
- Slate Grey
- Boxed Wine
- Corduroy Red
- Cargo Green
- Stone Blue
If that was not enough, it is also possible to personalize this coffee mug. You can add a phrase, monogram, joke, the person’s name, or anything else you wish.
This is a great way of making the gift personal to the person receiving it, and it shows that you have gone the extra mile.
4. Clara French Press
Sleek, stylish, and perfect for creating a delicious cup of coffee, the Clara French Press is another option worth considering when looking for beginners’ coffee gifts.
This French Press features a clean, minimalistic design, with the choice of Matte Black or Matte Black & Walnut.
The body and filter are made from stainless steel while the lid is constructed using BPA-free plastic. The interior is coated with PFOA-free, non-stick PTFE.
This Clara French Press weighs 1.73 lbs with a walnut handle or 3.19 lbs with a plastic handle.
The dimensions are 170 mm x 115 mm x 200 mm, with a capacity of 24 oz.
Now that the specifications are out of the way, let’s take a look at what this Clara tool is like to use! The good news is that it is perfect for beginners, as it is effortless to use. All you need to do is fill it to the ratio line, stir, and then plunge. Plus, as the interior is non-stick, it’s really easy to clean.
The walls of the French Press are vacuum-insulated, ensuring the perfect brewing temperature is maintained for optimal extraction and to make certain your second and third cup of coffee is as good as the first.
We’re not finished… there are plenty of other reasons why this purchase makes sense. The Clara French Press has enhanced mesh filtration. This ensures a clean brew where all of the complex flavors come to the fore.
Finally, the lid is an all-directional pour lid, so you don’t have to worry about trying to align it perfectly, as it works from any angle - an important detail.
5. Stagg Tasting Glasses
You do not need to be a coffee expert to appreciate that the glasses or mugs you use have an impact on your taste experience. The same goes no matter what you are eating or drinking!
These Tasting Glasses have been designed to demystify tasting notes to ensure the best coffee experience and are a personal favorite. The flared lip delivers coffee to your entire palate, enabling you to taste the complete spectrum of flavors.
The glasses are sold in a pair, with each one boasting a volume of 10 oz. They feature a double wall for comfort and insulation while the glass itself is hand blown from borosilicate.
Not only are these drinks suitable for those who love hot coffee, but they work well with iced coffee as well.
You will notice that all of the reviews comment on how excellently crafted these glasses are, as your drink maintains the perfect temperature while still being comfortable in your hand.
6. Monty Milk Art Cups
When buying a coffee gift for a beginner, you do not have to go down the hardware or equipment route. A stylish pair of coffee cups are ideal.
After all, everyone needs a good cup to drink their coffee from, right?
These Milk Art Cups are perfect, and they come in different shapes and sizes depending on the type of coffee the person enjoys drinking:
- a pair of 3.0 oz Demitasse cups
- a singular 4.5 oz Cortado cup
- a 6.5 oz Cappuccino cup
- a 11 oz Latte cup
You also have four different color options:
- matte white
- stone blue
- matte gray
- matte black
Plus, if the recipient is feeling a bit adventurous and starts to get more confident with their coffee skills, these cups have been designed to help create the perfect latte art.
This is thanks to the hidden parabolic slope, which will lift the cream to the top without impacting the design that has been created.
7. Ode Brew Grinder
If the person you are buying for is serious about brewing coffee from home, this Ode Brew Grinder is the perfect tool to turn their kitchen into a barista’s paradise.
Chosen as one of our top coffee accessory gift picks, it comes in black or white, and it is designed to sit on top of your kitchen counter where you can take advantage of the precise, powerful grinding capabilities on a daily basis.
This machine has been designed to perfect your daily brewed coffee, including:
- French press
- cold brew
- and much more
It has 31 grind settings, 64 mm professional-grade flat burrs, and unique single-dose loading to ensure optimal bean freshness.
While this is not the most advanced coffee grinder on the market today, it may be a little bit overwhelming at first. However, we can assure you that the person you are buying for will get used to it in no time.
It also has an automatic stop function and operates quietly.
8. Stagg Double Wall Carafe
If you’re not looking to spend $200+ on someone, simply buying the Stagg Double Wall Carafe on its own is a good choice.
If the person you are buying for often hosts family and friends, a carafe makes a lot of sense because they will be able to make a big batch of coffee for everyone.
A lot of work-from-home professionals enjoy this carafe as well, as they can make a large batch of coffee and this will keep them going throughout the day.
The Stagg Double Wall Carafe is made from borosilicate glass, and it comes with a silicone lid. It holds 20 oz. The ratio aid is incredibly helpful for beginners, ensuring they get the ratio of coffee to water right every time. This can be a big confidence boost for anyone who is serving coffee to a big crowd for the first time.
Of course, we have to mention the double wall as well. As mentioned earlier in the guide, this is an important feature because it ensures that there is no exterior condensation while improving the heat retention performance of the carafe.
9. Digital Gift Card
Last but not least, we're a little biased but you cannot go wrong with a digital gift card from Nomad Coffee Club.
If you’re not sure what to buy the person in question, a gift card will never let you down.
After all, while your loved one may be new to the world of homebrewing, they may have already purchased a few items.
So, you may not know what they already have and what they don’t. The last thing you want to do is buy a duplicate.
By giving someone a gift card this Christmas, you put the power in their hands, enabling them to buy whatever they need next on their home brewing journey.
Plus, gift cards are ideal in situations whereby you are purchasing for someone who does not live locally. Rather than having the worry about postage costs or delays, a digital gift card can be delivered via email for the recipient to use as and when they wish.
You can’t go wrong with these beginners coffee gifts
So there you have it: some of the best beginners' coffee gifts!
We hope the ideas and suggestions we have provided above have given you the inspiration you need to buy someone the perfect coffee gift this Christmas.
If you know that someone is just starting out on their home brewing journey, a coffee gift is likely to be the perfect treat this year, just don't make these gift giving mistakes.