8 Quirky, Novelty Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

8 Quirky Novelty Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

For many, coffee is an important part of the day, and if you’re shopping for someone who is crazy for java…the possibilities of finding unique coffee gifts are endless. When you’re looking to surprise a loved one or friend with something other than a coffee cup, gift basket or bag of beans, consider the following gift ideas for coffee lovers that have a quirky, distinctive or novelty twist:

Coffee Bean Jewelry by Insou Jewelry

1. Coffee Bean Jewelry

The coffee bean possesses a particular shape and durability that can be used to create unique artisan crafts and jewelry. From charm bracelets to eye-catching pendants, Etsy is a treasure-trove of creative gift ideas. For instance, shipped from Greece, Insou Jewelry incorporates polymer clay roses, glass pearls, and coffee beans to make the handmade jewelry dubbed ‘Cappuccino à la rose’ that is shown here.

Coffee Flavored Lollipops

2. Coffee-Flavored Lollipops

To combine a love of coffee and satisfy a sweet tooth at the same time, consider something like Kimberly Hadlock’s set of 20 lollipops, which sells for $24, and are made with cane sugar, coffee, and freshly-ground spices. Coffee house flavors include pumpkin spice, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and peppermint.

3. Coffee + Alcohol Gifts

To offer a celebratory gift that will please a coffee lover, a creative gesture might blend java with something more ‘spirited.’ Let’s take the Java Jive coffee liqueur making kit for example; it includes spices and botanicals, instructions, 500 ML bottle, 1 4″ stainless steel funnel, and one natural filter to create a DIY infusion experience. The end result produces a beverage with the flavor of vanilla, dark roast coffee, and a hint of chipotle. Refills are also available for purchase.

Coffee + Alcohol - Merlot Infused Coffee and Coffee Liqueur Making Kit

Although made with 100% Arabica beans which have been infused in merlot, the caffeinated Merlot-Infused Coffee shown here contains no alcohol. However, could make a sweet gift for a coffee/wine lover.

4. Hidden Animal Mugs

When shopping for someone who is also an animal lover, Uncommon Goods sells ceramic mugs with a hidden surprise. At the end of every cup of coffee, they will be greeted by a whimsical woodland critter. Sold individually, you can choose between the following Hidden Animal Mugs: owl, fox and bear.

Hidden Animal Mugs - ssold by Uncommon Goods

5. Smart Mug for Travelers

Smart Mug - Temperature Controlled Coffee MugWhen traveling, commuting and on-the-go, the last thing you want to deal with is a cold cup of coffee. To please a coffee lover who spends a lot of time in a car, camper or other vehicle, consider gifting the Smart Mug – a temperature controlled mug that allows a user to heat liquids to desired temperatures (from 85 to 160 degrees F). The 16-ounce mug plugs in with the help of a 12-volt auto adapter, and will monitor the temperature of liquid and alert coffee drinkers if their brew is Very Hot, Hot, Lukewarm or Room Temperature. There is also an audio alert when liquids reach a preset temperature.

6. Starbucks Themed Swag

Starbucks is one of the leading coffee retailers in the U.S., and some people can’t get enough of it. The iconic logo has been transformed into plenty of novelty gift ideas that you may want to consider gifting a coffee lover. Just a few to note include:

Personalized Reusable Starbucks Coffee Cups by Pixiedust Boutique

Personalized, reusable Starbucks cups by Pixidust Boutique can be customized to claim ownership of the coffee, latte, frappe, tea or cocoa contained inside. Limited edition versions are available, as well as an extensive rainbow of color options.

Upcycled Starbucks Bottle Candles in Coffee Scents by Drift Candles

Handcrafted from used, unwanted bottles, Drift Candles turns glass Starbucks drink bottles into upcycled soy wax candles. In addition to fruity scents, coffee lovers may enjoy the following options best: Café Mocha, Columbian Coffee, Coffee Caramel Cream, Cappuccino, Spiced Coffee Cake, and Snickerdoodle Latte.

Upcycled Starbucks Coffee Sleeves into Notepads by Campfire Designs

With the help of rubber stamps, index cards, and a little spiral binding, Campfire Designs transforms Starbucks coffee sleeves into upcycled notepads for coffee lovers. When browsing the shop, you’ll also find many different Starbucks-themed gifts, including refrigerator magnets and even a Tic-Tac-Toe game.

7. In Case of Emergency Break Glass Shadow Box

Ideal for office workers and decorating a kitchen, coffee lovers will find the humor in this coffee-themed glass shadow box containing the ‘essentials.’ Ideal for someone who loves their Keurig machine, Daisy Chain Online’s shadow box is outfitted with three containers (a K-cup, milk and creamer) accompanied by an “In case of Emergency Break Glass” sign. It’s important to note that this is a gag gift; the containers are empty and for decorating purposes only.

In Case of Emergency Break Glass for Coffee Lovers

8. Coffee Talkies Prank Box

For some, there might be a brief moment of disappointment that this product doesn’t actually exist, but if you’re looking for a creative way to package a coffee lover’s gift, this prank box certainly surprises. This empty box is sold at FunSlurp, and offers a realistic product description of coffee cups that function as two-way radios. It’s up to you to package the real gift that hopefully outshines the thought of this non-existent invention.

Coffee Talkies Prank Box

What do you think of these coffee lover gifts?

About Yona Williams

In addition to being a freelance writer, foodie, art lover and book hoarder, Yona also enjoys researching and sharing the many different ways one can surprise or amaze loved ones with unique and unexpected gift ideas.

51 comments on “8 Quirky, Novelty Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

  1. I love the idea of coffee + alcohol gifts- definitely unique and wonderful!

  2. These are some great gifts. I love the Starbucks cups!

  3. That notebook is such a cute idea and I LOVE those mugs!

  4. Omgsh LOVE this list! As a coffee addict, I approve.

  5. The animal mugs are so whimsical! I love them :)

  6. I’m not a coffee drinker but these gifts are great! I especially love the notebook gift. :)

  7. That necklace is so cute!…and you will smell just like coffee!

  8. Love the cute little animal coffee cups, adorable!!

  9. The hidden animal mugs are the CUTEST. Definitely saving that idea for later.

  10. That shadow box idea makes me totally laugh. I know a couple people who would love it!

  11. I love those hidden animal mugs! I would have never thought of coffee bean jewelry.

  12. I love the ntebooks, scented candles, lollies, and the tumblers! Very nice ideas!

  13. I want coffee bean jewellery it looks so cool!

  14. I love the Starbucks candles. These are great gift ideas!

  15. That coffee bean jewelry is awesome. I have jewelry made from watermelon seeds and I love it!

  16. Coffe lovers? I am one of them. I love the Smart Mug and I want one! :)

    Mhar Sefcik

  17. Oh my goodness- these are so fun! I LOVE the jewelry! I’m a huge coffee fan (I mean, my blog is Coffee With Us 3, so I guess that’s a given), so these are all awesome! The shadow box is hilarious!

  18. I would love to try those lollipops and the candles. I love the smell of coffee!

  19. My father in law drinks coffee but he is more a plain nothing special coffee drinker. Nothing fancy.

  20. I don’t really like coffee…but these cute gifts made me wish I did! My cousin however…these would be perfect for her!

  21. Love this collection! So creative!

  22. Coffee flavored suckers?? I am going to get me some of those!! And those walkie talkies, that is priceless!! :)

  23. These are so great! I have two brothers-in-law who are impossible to buy for, but LOVE coffee!

  24. Great gifts ideas and I’d sure like the smart mug, that would be very handy!

  25. That jewelry is darling! Such a cute idea!

  26. These are awesome gift ideas. Thank you for the share.

  27. These are wonderful gift ideas for coffee lovers! My favorites are the Drift Candles and Merlot-Infused Coffee.

  28. Thsee are great gift ideas! My son’s grandmother loves Starbucks so the swag ideas would be perfect. I’m going to have to remember these during Christmas time.

  29. I’m a massive coffee fan! In fact, a percolator (espresso maker) is one of the first item that I’m planning to buy when I move back to London. Loved the post. I didn’t even know that you could but stuff like this.

  30. Oh I love the heat mugs. Always looking for a great gift fir my coffee loving mom

  31. I would be excited if anyone purchased any one of these gifts for me. Love coffee. Those mugs with the hidden animals at the bottom are super cute.

  32. What great gift ideas for coffee lovers (which I am!). I’ll definitely have to look into these for my coffee loving friends. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Both the hubs and I are coffee addicts. I would love to have them all except for the coffee liqueur making kit. That one is for the hubs and he’d be delighted with that for sure. :)

  34. Coffee lollipops and alcohol is awesome. Perfect gifts to give I know so many who would enjoy both. I love the candles! How awesome.

  35. These are such interesting gifts for the coffee lover. I cannot believe they have a two-way radio made from coffee mugs. That is so silly! I love the other ideas. The coffee bean jewelry looks very interesting. I wonder if you can smell the coffee beans when you wear it.

  36. The coffeee bean jewelry is so unique, I want one for me. These are great gift ideas!

  37. Ha ha I love these gift ideas! The secret animal mugs are so adorable!! I would love to try the coffee lolipop too!

  38. These are some cute ideas. I don’t drink coffee (can you believe it?), but my husband or in-laws would love some of these!

  39. I love the hidden animal mugs. I think my kids would love drinking hot chocolate out of these! These are great ideas for a last minute gift.

  40. These are all such great ideas. So cute and creative. I love to give coffee and liquor for Christmas gifts. It’s so easy and almost everyone enjoys one or the other or like my self both!

  41. These are all great gift ideas for the coffee lover. I like the coffee jewelry. The hidden animal mugs are adorable to.

  42. I have to admit that these are really some awesome coffee lover gift ideas and I am a coffee lover. I would love any of these and will have to show my kids because my birthday is in a couple of months along with Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Love all these gift ideas.

  43. That Smart Mug is genius! Who comes up with this stuff? My boyfriend is a huge coffee lover and I know he would want that as a gift. I just pinned this post to Pinterest, lol. Can you do a post about gifts for chocolate lovers?! Or if you already have one, can you direct me to it?

  44. Now I know what to give to my friends at work! These are lovely gifts. I would go for the personalized reusable Starbucks coffee cups.

  45. I love the “In case of emergency” artwork! The coffee bean bracelet and the personalized coffee cups are cool, too. The lollipops, too! OK – I love them all!

  46. I am crazy for Java and I can’t function well without it. These are all great gift ideas and I want them for myself, lol. The Starbucks themed swags are cute. I would seriously love to have one of those.

  47. I am so there with the coffee lollipops ad scented candles. These would make great gifts for my Sir as well as myself.

  48. I love that in case of emergencies gift! I am so lost without my coffee and some days you can tell right away it will be a couple of cups kind of day! I need to remember these gifts for the holidays!

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