CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
It’s December – so we’re finally allowed to admit that the holidays are coming! If you’re anything like us, you spend most of November thinking it’s way too early to start thinking about Christmas – but as soon as December 1st rolls around, you’re left with the sheer panic that Christmas is actually only three weeks away!
If you still have loads of planning and present buying to do, don’t worry, we are here to help. We’ve put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide that’s sure to delight any coffee lover come Christmas morning. So go grab a brew, take five minutes and let’s get your Christmas shopping sorted.
Gifts for the person who has everything
Everyone has that person in their life who is impossible to buy for. What do you get for the person who already has everything? Our trick with these kinds of people is to get them something that they would never splurge on for themselves. If you’re still struggling to decide, here are our top picks that you can buy on our website right now.
Sage Precision Brewer Thermal
This is our absolute favourite filter coffee brewer and we would be absolutely thrilled if it landed under our tree this Christmas. With precise and customisable controls, the Sage Precision Brewer produces excellent results and can brew up to 1.7 litres of coffee in one brew. Not only is this machine as affordable as it is brilliant, it also comes with a 1kg bag of our Espresso Yourself coffee beans, so you can start brewing as soon as it gets unwrapped on Christmas morning.
Barista Training Experience
Our Barista Training Experience is the perfect gift for those who already have all the brewing equipment and then some. Led by Katy, our wholesale and training manager who has trained literally thousands of baristas and holds various Speciality Coffee Association qualifications, you’ll get to come for a tour of the roastery and learn to use some of the finest coffee machinery. These 2 hour 30 minute sessions cover everything you need to know about using an espresso machine, including milk steaming and latte art, and we’ll even send you off with a free bag of coffee so you can keep practicing at home.
This is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving! Starting at just £7.50 a month, our coffee bean subscriptions are the perfect gift to keep your loved ones (or yourself!) caffeinated through Christmas and beyond. You can decide how much, how often and even pick the grind, plus as a subscriber, you save a bonus 10% off everything else on the site. Fresh coffee, forever! (or at least until you stop paying for it).
GIFTS FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES COFFEE
If you’re looking for a great gift for the coffee lovers in your life (that’s everyone then, right?), then we’re pretty sure you’ll find it in this list. Whether they already brew filter coffee at home, or have spent a fortune over the years at their local coffee shop, these gifts are going to get any bean lover excited.
The AeroPress Go makes great coffee, but that’s not the only reason why we love it. If you’ve tried an AeroPress before, you’ll know that it’s lightweight, transportable and easy to clean – but the Aeropress Go is all that and then some. It’s neat little carry case doubles up as a mug (with a lid!) and its slightly smaller design makes it the perfect piece of kit for anyone who loves travelling, camping or just enjoying great coffee on the move. If you treat someone to our AeroPress Go bundle, we’ll also throw in a Hario Skerton Plus Hand Grinder, a NCR Klean Kanteen flask and a 250g bag of It’s Beginning to look a Latte like Christmas.
Looking for a gift for someone with discerning style? The Fellow Stagg Drippers are some of the best looking pour over products on the market and would make a perfect present for a design-conscious coffee lover. Choose from the X (single cup) or the XF (2-3 cups) model and we’ll include an NCR enamel mug and a 250g bag of It’s Beginning to look a Latte like Christmas.
The Hario V60 Drip Decanter is one of our favourite ways to make filter coffee – especially if you’re making more than one. It’s big enough to make a fair few cups, it’s easy to clean and most importantly – it makes great coffee. To make this the ultimate coffee based Christmas gift, we’re throwing in a 250g bag of It’s Beginning to look a Latte like Christmas and an NCR enamel mug.
STOCKING FILLERS AND SECRET SANTA GIFTS
The problem with a lot of secret santa gifts is that more often than not, it’s useless tat that will find itself on the shelf of a charity shop or regifted next Christmas. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you don’t have much of a budget or are just looking for a little something extra, these gifts are all under £15 and are something that will actually be used and enjoyed.
It’s Beginning to look a Latte like Christmas is the ultimate Christmas stocking filler. Our 2021 Christmas coffee is a blend of two coffees which produce festive flavours of orange zest, toffee, mulled wine spice, and cranberry flavours. Available as whole beans, or pre-ground for their preferred brewing method, this coffee is sure to spread Christmas cheer no matter how they drink their coffee. And if you want to make it extra special, you can even add a personalised message to the label for just £1.
The Hario V60 is a super affordable option for anyone who enjoys a great cup of coffee, but hasn’t yet dipped their toe into the world of at home brewing. With our Christmas bundle you can nab a plastic V60 with 40 filter papers, a 250g of our Christmas blend It’s Beginning to look a Latte like Christmas and a Neighbourhood Enamel mug for under £15.
Want to give the gift of coffee but unsure what their current brewing setup is like? Why not treat them to a gift voucher (link to: https://www.neighbourhoodcoffee.co.uk/product-category/gifts/giftvouchers/) so they can pick for themselves!