Give the gift of a better cup—and a better run.
While some runners can somehow roll out of bed and start running with the rising sun, the rest of us need a little extra motivation in the morning. For many, there’s no better gift that a dose of caffeine to start the day or to fuel a PR. Whether your friends will down anything with enough caffeine in it, or snub their nose at anything other than craft dark roast, we found some of the best coffee-related gifts to improve their mornings.
You don’t have to worry too much about encouraging a bad caffeine habit either: Research shows that most people can safely consume up to five cups a day without negative side effects like high blood pressure, headaches, and heart disease. One or two cups of coffee daily is actually linked to better cardiovascular health and comes with a slew of other benefits for runners like improved muscle recovery and faster runs. So feel free to help out your favorite runner friends make their pre-run ritual even better with these coffee makers, mugs, and more.
This coffee maker transforms the French press in an American way, making brew time faster with an easier cleanup. Compared to the French press, the beans don’t have to soak as long, and the reusable pod prevents mess from the sludge of grounds at the bottom.
For those who prefer a chilled cup to refresh after a grueling workout, this cold brew kit by Filtron creates a crisp, low-acid cold-brew concentrate with almost no effort and can last up to two weeks.
What better way to inspire more motivation in the morning than a coffee mug personalized with a race bib from a 5k, half, or marathon you ran together?
Pour-over precision meets the ease of an automatic coffee maker with this model from Oxo. It heats water to the perfect temperature, then evenly disperses it over beans for max flavor.
The simple design makes this Hario hand grinder a classy addition to any at-home coffee bar. Compared to blade grinders, its ceramic burrs guarantee a uniform grind without transferring heat or cracking beans.
A thermos is essential to keep your brews hot while traveling or to save an extra cup for after a run. The Stanley Classic features patented vacuum insulation technology that’ll keep it steaming up to 24 hours.
For home baristas, this electric kettle guarantees a precise temperature for a perfect pour-over. The Stagg kettle also comes in a copper, silver, or matte black finish that won’t be an eyesore if left on the counter too.
A coffee subscription is a gift that’ll keep on giving. This three-month sampler will send four hand-picked, whole-bean coffees each month, along with tasting notes and brewing tips. If a total of 12 packs isn’t quite right, you can choose from samplers of four, six, eight, or twelve, as well as choose the type of roast.
This airtight stainless-steel storage container features a patented plunger-like lid to keep oxygen out and coffee beans fresh. It comes in 32- and 64-ounce sizes as well as red, mocha, and obsidian color options.
The Chemex proves that coffee-making is both a science and an art. Select from sizes ranging from three cups for personal use to 10 cups for serving brunch to a whole crew. Whichever model, you’ll get a precise pour-over and a stylish addition to any contemporary kitchen.
Finding a way to make your own coffee while traveling can be a pain. This reusable coffee filter is easy to take on-the-go to make the perfect cup so you won’t succumb to that sugary, expensive latte from a coffee shop.
Cold brew has been gaining popularity lately for its lower acidity, and now you can make your own at home with this cold brew maker. The extra-large size can make up to 19 servings, and the 38 ounces of concentrate will stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Instead of drinking that second cup way too close to bedtime, just light this soy candle to enjoy the smell of a fresh brew.
The perfect brew starts with precise measurements with this coffee scale. It’ll not only weigh your beans in 0.1 gram increments, but it also has a built-in timer so you won’t over or under-brew.
French presses may sound fancy to someone who’s only ever used automatic coffee makers, but we promise that it’s one of simplest ways to make a cup. Help a beginner friend up their coffee game with this popular, classic French press, available in tons of styles like black, chrome, copper, gold, white, and stainless steel.
Your friend may have all the latest tech to track data on their runs, but we bet they don’t already have a smart mug to keep drinks at the perfect temperature. It even connects with an app to customize temperature preferences.
Learn the proportions of steamed milk to foam to espresso in every kind of latte you can order from your local coffee shop with this poster.
If someone you know can’t handle more steps than popping in a K-cup and pressing a button to sip on coffee before heading out for a run, then the latest mini Keurig is for them. It’s super compact and comes in more stylish color options like matte gray, teal, and mint green.
Tons of coffee aficionados are trying this coffee that claims to be the “world’s strongest.” If you know a runner who seems to never be able to have enough caffeine, let them put the Death Wish coffee to the test.
Because sometimes there’s just not enough time to enjoy a cup at home. If you know a runner who’s always stopping into Starbucks for a quick jolt before or after a run, they’ll probably appreciate a gift card more than home-barista gadgets.
A true love for coffee