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Christmas just seemed to creep up out of nowhere this year. If you procrastinated on buying holiday gifts until the very last minute, we’ve got you covered. These coffee gifts will make you look like a gift-giving angel on Christmas morning, even if you really did wait until the very last minute!
Coffee subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving, delivering a new coffee to your recipient every month (or at the intervals you choose). These three coffee subscription services all get high grades – and most are running holiday specials.
Mistobox is the new kid on the block. Started in 2011 by a pair of college kids at the University of Arizona, Mistobox kicked off with a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and caught the attention of java-loving Mark Cuban on Shark Tank in 2013. Since then, they’ve launched into a full-fledged caffeine-fueled success story. Hit their gift coffee subscription page and pick from 1-, 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription packages. You can customize the coffee selection if you know your recipient’s preferences, or let them pick their coffee prefs after they get their card. The best part? You can place your order Christmas day and email a gift receipt – or print out a gift announcement to tuck into a box and put under the tree.
Starbucks Reserve Roasters offers something special from Starbucks – a subscription service featuring small-lot special reserve coffees. These are a cut above (or at least outside) of the roasts you’ll find at your local Starbucks store. They offer 3-, 6- and 12-month subscriptions starting at $19 a month. Each month, your lucky coffee addict will receive a 12-oz bag of freshly roasted special reserve coffee – and, as with Mistobox, you can send a gift announcement via email to let them know their gift is on the way.
KaffeBox is an up and coming coffee subscription service in Norway. The company offers several different types of subscriptions – including single roaster subscriptions and a Christmas gift subscription – featuring the finest coffees from top Scandinavian roasters. Shipping is free in Norway, and extremely reasonable anywhere else in the world. Their most popular subscription will get your recipient two 250g bags of coffee (ground for filter or espresso, or whole bean) each month for 140 NOK (about $17 USD).
Help feed your favorite coffee lover’s habit with a gift card from one of these top coffee shops and roasters. Whether they like to fill up on the way to work or make their own at home, there’s a gift card that will suit their particular coffee habit.
Starbucks Gift Cards are always welcome. For the last-minute coffee gift, you can email a gift card. Just pick one of their eGift designs, place your order, add a message and hit send. They’ll be able to use it as soon as they get the email and register their card online.
CoffeeKind offers two kinds of gift cards – one for their Discovery Club (another subscription service) and one that can be used to purchase coffee or coffee equipment on their site. The curated coffee site offers coffees from some of the best roasters around the world, as well as coffee makers, coffee grinders, espresso machines and a wonderful selection of coffee making accessories.
Keurig Coffee eGift Cards are the perfect gift for your K-cup loving friends. You can choose from several designs, add a personal message and choose your delivery date. Your recipient will receive an email with your message on the day you choose and can use the card toward K-cups, Keurig brewers or anything else on the site.
Under the Tree
Night Before Coffee Gifts
Hit the supermarket and make a quick run through the aisles to assemble some biscotti, breakfast biscuits, and flavored or gourmet coffee. Add a mug (or two if you’re gifting a couple) and tuck everything into a box or basket. Wrap with cello wrap and tie with a bow. Voila!
Very Last Minute
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house you go… and hopefully, you’ll pass an open coffee shop close to your destination. Most chain coffee shops, including Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, sell bags of their best blends – and often dress them up for the holidays. Add a reusable takeaway mug and a gift card, and no one will guess that you waited until the last minute.
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