How to make a coffee lovers gift basket

How to make the perfect gift basket for coffee lovers


What’s one thing people crave as soon as they wake up in the morning, halfway through the day, and, sometimes, with their after-dinner dessert? If you guessed coffee, then you’re spot on!

For many people, coffee is an important part of their day. So, if you’re deciding what kind of gift basket you want to create, why not create a gift basket centered around coffee? After all, what better gift is there than coffee?

With so many items to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what to include in your coffee-themed gift basket. Luckily, we’re here to show you how to put together the best gift basket for any coffee lover in your life.

Include all the coffee essentials

What’s a coffee gift basket without coffee? Make sure that you include different flavors and variations in your gift basket. These will likely be in the form of coffee beans and ground coffee.

If you’re unsure about what type of coffee to include, you should consider opting for ground coffee. Ground coffee is one of the most common forms of coffee, as many people may be more likely to own a traditional coffee maker.

You can also find out what form of coffee your gift basket recipient prefers. Regardless, they are sure to appreciate the effort.

Ground Coffee

Ground coffee can be purchased in many flavors. In addition, most popular coffee brands sell their own ground coffee, such as Starbucks, Dunkin, or even your local coffee shop.

For your gift basket, you should choose about two to three different flavors or brands. This will help ensure that you include a wide selection for the gift recipient to try.

Coffee Beans

Coffee beans are a great choice for true coffee aficionados. With beans, you will need to grind them before you enjoy a nice cup of coffee. So, this gift is a better addition for more experienced coffee lovers.

K-cups or coffee pods

Whether it is for a Nespresso or Keurig machine, you can’t really go wrong with coffee pods. Like ground coffee, most coffee pods are available in a wide range of flavors and brands.

Coffee pods are easy to use, as long as the recipient has the right machine for it. If you decide to include these in your gift basket, be sure to add a handful of flavors.

Throw in some accessories

If there is anything a coffee aficionado loves more than coffee, it’s the accessories they can display in their at-home coffee bar.


You can never have too many mugs – and this is especially true for coffee lovers! Include a fun and decorative mug to your gift basket for them to add to their collection. If you have a theme or color scheme for your gift basket, you can choose a mug that matches.

Coffee grinder

If you added coffee beans to your gift basket, then make sure you also include a coffee grinder so they can enjoy those coffee beans. Coffee grinders are available in both small and medium sizes, and any coffee lover is sure to appreciate this thoughtful gift.

French press

If you’re not familiar with it, a French press is a type of coffee brewer that is quick and easy to use. Even beginner coffee lovers will get some great use out of a French press. Plus, this gift goes great with any ground coffee that you add to your gift basket.

How to make the perfect gift basket for coffee lovers

This collection is pictured in a custom made wooden coffee bar box by Carpenter Core.

Add some munchies to your coffee gift basket

Apart from the coffee, choosing snacks to go in your coffee gift basket is a must. Chocolate, cookies, and pastries are ideal choices.


When you pick which chocolate to add to your gift basket, don’t just grab any chocolate bar off the shelf. Be sure to include fine chocolate that pairs well with coffee, like Ferrero Rocher, Godiva, or Lindt Lindor.


Cookies are great for dipping into your coffee, making them a great addition to your coffee gift basket. Biscotti and wafers are excellent choices that are known for pairing well with any type of coffee.

Pastry mix

If your gift basket recipient has a passion for baking, you can throw in mixes for pastries like scones, cakes, or even pies. This is a unique addition to the gift basket that its recipient is sure to love.

Wrap it up with a gift card to a café

As a final touch, include a written card to the person receiving the gift basket. You can also include a gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin, or your local coffee shop – all of which are great places to get tasty coffee.


There you have it! Putting together a gift basket for a coffee lover can seem daunting at first, but all it really takes are the right items that any coffee aficionado is sure to love.

What are a few things you would add to your coffee gift basket?

This article was made possible by support from Carpenter Core. We make small customizable wooden crates and boxes used for gift baskets and product packaging.

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