HOLIDAY 2020 GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE COFFEE (OR TEA!) ADDICT

Disclaimer: I may earn a small commission from some of the following links, but the opinions expressed are all my own.

Some of us are old hat caffeine addicts, but I suspect 2020 has anointed some new coffee and tea drinkers among us. And even for those who abstain from the buzz, it’s always nice to have that coffee and tea gear around for guests (who will hopefully revisit our homes sometime in 2021). So, here it is. My top ten gifts for your favorite sipper:

CARVED DRIP TEAPOT BY CIERI FABRICATION

If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a bit, it’s probably no secret that Hannah and Charles Cieri of Cieri Fabrication are my favorite ceramicists. I DIE every time they drop a restock and, unsurprisingly, they sell out FAST. Which is exactly why I am timing this gift guide precisely with Cieri Ceramics 2020 Holiday restock! This Carved Drip Teapot is one for the books, but they have loads of other incredible offerings for your coffee or tea-loving friend (including 5 newly released styles coming at you for the first time ever). $156 USD

53/100 MUG BY LOLLY LOLLY CERAMICS

Lalese Stamps, the ceramicist behind Lolly Lolly, possesses a unique type of genius and, for that reason, her work is currently sold out. I still decided to share with you for two reasons: 1. an introduction for that moment she is re-stocked and 2. you can reach Lalese by email at hello@lolly-lolly.com to make any special requests. Be sure to give Lolly Lolly Ceramics a follow on Instagram as well, as she will often give the heads up there as to when she is re-stocked (at which point, you must RUN). $52 USD

MELIOR GOOSENECK KETTLE BY BODUM

A gooseneck kettle is a must for any coffee-lover to make a morning pour -over, but this electric kettle can work double duty as a tea drinkers best friend. I’ve owned the Melior for a few months now and it is put to task throughout the day, beginning with my first cup of Joe, and ending early evening with my last cup of tea. $40 USD

PRIMAVERA COFFEE FROM SOUTHDOWN COFFEE

This Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade Certified coffee from Southdown is the perfect supplement to any gift. Southdown Coffee may be owned by my brother, BUT I promise you it is the best coffee you will ever taste. Even Food & Wine named it one of the BEST COFFEE SHOPS IN AMERICA, and my brother placed 3rd in the USA Coffee Championships in Roasting. Southdown boasts many seasonal offerings, but the Primavera is a staple that is sure to delight any palette. from $16 USD

DOUBLE SPRINKLES CREAMER FROM OM CERAMICS

OM Ceramic is another fabulous ceramics shop, based in Los Angeles. This Double Sprinkles Creamer is such a cute and thoughtful gift, and a piece that would be proudly displayed by any recipient. Be sure to check out OM’s full offerings, as every last piece is sure to impress. $52 USD

TEAPOT BY Léa & Nicolas (OFFERED BY GOODEE)

Léa & Nicolas are an incredibly talented, Montreal-based duo creating pieces that feel worthy of only our dreams. Each piece is handcrafted in their Canadian studio, and this teapot epitomizes their quirky, yet meticulous oeuvre of ceramics. This teapot is at the top of my Christmas list. $240 USD

STELTON THEO POUR-OVER COFFEE MAKER

Mornings should be slow, and so should the drip of your coffee. With Chemex pour-overs being all the rage for years, it was so refreshing to find a new take on this old coffee-making method. The pour-over by Stelton Theo is such a head-turner, and would be a cherished gift for any coffee aficionado. $75 USD

PORTER TERRAZZO 12 OZ COFFEE MUG

FUN FACT: “For twice a day coffee drinkers, the Porter Mug can save over 600 disposable cups from the landfill each year.” (Design Milk). This cute AF reusable coffee mug is offered by Design Milk and will make any coffee drinker want to drink coffee all day long, just as an excuse to carry it around. Also available in white. $25 USD

DUNE COASTERS – AREAWARE

Any coffee or tea drinker is familiar with those pesky stains that result from setting a hot drink down on nearly any surface. Gift these Dune Coasters to your coffee or tea-loving friend and show them how to save the surface of their coffee table…in style. Sculpted by Ben Medansky and offered by Areaware. $45 USD

ORO CACAO CUPS – SET OF 4 FROM THE CITIZENRY

With open shelving and sustainability being all the rage in the 2020s, we are paring down our belongings to just those few special items. This set of four Oro Cacao clay mugs should be all we need to share a cup of coffee with a few friends, and to dial our shelf styling skills up a notch. Handcrafted by a small family business in Mexico. $120 USD

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s guide, which will have all the goods for your favorite feminists and activists.

Leave a Reply