18 Unique Gift Ideas For Coffee Lovers

From the makers and craftsmen across Europe. 

Great gifts don't have to be expensive. It is more about the gesture and thoughtfulness.

So here is the deal. When you think of a present, and suggestions bellow thinks about what story will you tell him or her about it. Not how or where he or she will use it, and not about how much it costs. Just whether the story would be interesting to them or not.

There are just so many of the artisans out there. Hence I tend to go for more unusual looking gifts within a certain category. So this time, when considering the budget, I went with wallets, notebooks (always been a hit with women), key wallets, pens and bathroom accessories.

TRULLY UNIQUE CUPS

MADE IN LAPLAND (FINLAND)

Hand Carved Kuksa

It starts as a huge lump of wood, but in the hands of craftsmen from Lapland it is slowly carved out into natural wooden cup. Good for outdoors and coffee.

MADE IN ITALY

Handmade Espresso Cups

These espresso cups are hand made on the potters wheel from white clay. I like the unique design and variations. It would be nice to buy a set of 2 or 4.

MADE IN ENGLAND

Luxury Royal Crown Derby Cup

On the opposite side of the spectrum we have the finest bone china option. Showcasing patterns from the 19th century, it is as luxury cup as it can be.

POUR-OVER COFFEE MAKERS

MADE IN DEVON, UK

'The Forest and Co' is a work studio in Devon that taps into all that beautiful wood they work with. Engrave your message for that perfect gift.

MADE IN DENMARK

Created by the award winning Danish design house Stelton. A contemporary gift made from unique dark stoneware. Keep it hot with a bamboo lid.

MADE IN EUROPE

Made from borosilicate glass that does not absorb flavours or colours. It comes with a permanent metal pourer – forget those paper filters.

BEAUTIFUL COFFEE SCOOPS

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Personalised Coffee Scoop

Tradition meets 21st century. Hand crafted wooden coffee scoop personalised using laser. Great for funny hidden messages or a simple 'thank you'.

MADE IN FINLAND

Hile Kapu Coffee Scoop

Hile makes these coffee scoops from renewable Finish birch wood. Simplistic design with additional functionality – keeps coffee bags air tight sealed.

MADE IN IRELAND

Eoghan Leadbetter Scoop

Eoghan Leadbetter, an Irish woodturner, makes these beautiful coffee scoops from wind fallen tress. Choose your look from variety of wood types used.

VACUUM CONTAINERS FOR COFFEE

MADE IN DENMARK

Vacuum Jug By Eva Solo

Created by the designer of the year in 2015 – Eva Solo. Stainless steel vacuum jug speaks Scandinavian design through its elegant look.

MADE IN GERMANY

High tech pen that writes in extreme conditions from -20 to +50 C, under water and even in space. And by the way, it is really used by cosmonauts too.

MADE IN GERMANY

Alfi has been making this classical shape vacuum carafe since 1918, and it is considered a luxury item in many German households. Exceptional quality.

ITALIAN COFFEE MACHINES

MADE IN ITALY

DeLonghi Magnifica

One of the most automated Italian coffee makers – get coffee with a press of a button. Choose one of 13 grinder settings, save preferences and etc.

MADE IN ITALY

La Pavoni Lever Machine

It is not a gift for everyone, but it is a truly special one. Classic Italian lever coffee machine that is also a piece of art, in any kitchen. Expect to hear 'wow'.

MADE IN ITALY

Rancilio Silvia

Professional grade machine that will last for ever. It is more suited for more 'hands on' coffee makers who want to make their own with little automation.

OTHER GIFT IDEAS

MADE IN ITALY

Bialetti Stove Espresso Maker

Ultimate classic – an espresso maker since 1933, known worldwide. Size varies from 2 to 13 cups. Eco friendly as no capsules or detergent are needed.

MADE IN NETHERLANDS

Coffee Bean Earings

Yep, you might as well push it that far. It is a bit of a funny gift idea, but some people would really appreciate it. Lots of good reviews from buyers.

MADE IN SWISS

A special partnership between Nespresso and high-end pen maker Caran d'Ache on its iconic Special Edition 849 pen, made from recycles capsules.

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