Coffee is, quite literally, the fuel of my motherhood. And I dare say it’s the same for many of my fellow mums out there. This beautiful dark liquid is what keeps us going without a constant scowl on our faces from the lack of sleep and high-energy little people in our house.
If you’re looking for a gift for a new mum, or just any mum really, you can’t go wrong with a coffee-themed gift. Regardless of whether they love coffee or not, they will definitely love the ideas I’ve compiled here.
Novelty Coffee Gifts
Have a second cup of coffee, it’s safe for mums-to-be
Second-Cup Co is a new startup founded by Melbournian siblings and coffee lovers, Alex and Laura. A month-to-month subscription service, they deliver fresh locally roasted coffee Australia-wide, grounded to your exact specification so it produces a perfect cuppa from your machine.
Decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process (a 100% chemical-free method), Second-Cup coffee conserves the distinctive flavour characteristics of their single-origin Heirloom Ethiopian beans.
A social business at heart, they donate $1 from every subscription, every month, to a charity that improves the lives of Australian women and babies.
Due to start taking subscriptions in May 2020, they need a minimum number of people on their waitlist before they can launch the subscription programme. It’s free to join their waitlist and only takes a second to show your support of local Australian startups.
Colours to brighten your coffees at home
Coffee art is a beautiful thing, and every coffee lover would at some point have been tempted to create their own coffee style at home. Take this to the next level with edible coffee paints, designed by Firebox, a US company that develops outrageously humorous and creative gifts that are actually really fun and practical.
Perfect rainy day indoor activity
Give your coffee lover something to work on while she sips on her coffee. This coffee jigsaw puzzle features 36 types of coffee and is perfectly packaged for a quirky gift.
Inspirational Books For Coffee Lovers
An intriguing modern tale of time travel
Set in Tokyo, a cafe that is more than a hundred years old has one magical seat that allows its patron to travel back in time. But there is a catch: They are not allowed to leave the cafe while in the past, and they must return before the coffee gets cold.
Before The Coffee Gets Cold is a heartwarming and thought-provoking read, but bear in mind that this is translated from Japanese, which is a very poetic language, so the English version might feel disjointed to some.
A Collection of Quotes, Statements & Recipes for Coffee Lovers
A fun compilation of history, facts, witty quotes and recipes about coffee, The Little Book Of Coffee is a lighthearted read, perfect for sitting down with a hot cup of coffee for a lazy afternoon.
Inspiring readers of all ages with the analogy of a coffee bean
An easy read for the young and old, The Coffee Bean is a fable about overcoming life’s difficulties and transform our environments. Much like The Five People You Meet In Heaven, it is designed to inspire, encourage, and change its readers to lead more powerful lives.
Unique Coffee Mugs & Cups
Humour mug for Monday blues
Know someone who loves coffee more than their spouse or partner? Make their relationship status with coffee an official one with this very practical gag gift. Nothing beats a dull morning than a funny coffee mug that sparks conversations.
#1 Best Seller in Cups, Mugs & Saucers on Amazon AU
That’s what the HuskeeCup is all about. Instead of discarding the coffee husks that come from producing coffee beans, this innovative Sydney-based startup is recycling the organic waste into beautiful reusable coffee cups.
Designed by former Dyson designer and inventor Dan Dicker
The rCup is a revolutionary reusable coffee cup that is more like a flask. The fully leakproof lid is a press top design with 360-degree drinking – you can push down the middle with one finger and drink anywhere along the rim like a normal open cup.
Made from disposable coffee cups, it is robust and longlasting, slightly insulated so your coffee stays warm for about an hour and you can pick up the cup even when the content is hot.
Coffee will always be there for you
Personally, I’ve never watched the Gilmore Girls, but I am a MASSIVE fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S (honestly, which 90s kid ISN’T?). I’m also hopelessly dependent on coffee to function as a mum of three young boys, so this F.R.I.E.N.D.S coffee mug might as well have my name on it!
Home & Kitchen Coffee Gifts
Minimalistic typographic coffee print by FinlayAndNoa
Let your visitors know how much you adore coffee
Decorate your wall space and proclaim your love for coffee with an art print. There are lots of Australian artists on Etsy selling unique handcrafted wall art conveying their love of coffee in various ways.
As a professional graphic designer myself, my favourite is the one featured in the image above. But there is also plenty of watercolour or hand-illustrated prints around.
If you’re a Melbourne local, you might even enjoy this art print of Richmond’s coffee shops.
Compact electric coffee grinder by Breville
*Amazon’s Choice” For Coffee Grinders
I may love my coffee, but I won’t pretend to understand everything about coffee machines, grinders, the types of brew and all that jargon. However, I do know that you can get freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them yourself.
And this bestselling electric 2-in-1 grinder by Breville looks like the easiest way to get started on grinding your own coffee if you don’t want to spend big bucks right off the bat.
Best of all, you can grind hard spices with it too! Perfect gift for mums who like to cook as well.
*Amazon’s Choice* For Nespresso Coffee Machines & Winner of 2019 ProductReview Awards
If you don’t like the hassle of grinding, brewing and filtering your own coffee, the Nespresso Essenza Mini Solo is a great little machine within the mid-range budget.
As the 2019 Coffee Pod Machine award winner on ProductReview.com.au, it is undoubtedly a good balance of price, quality, and functionality.
Coffee Gift Sets & Hampers
Delicious gourmet coffee and chocolate treats
Take a look at its brilliant contents, and if this isn’t enough for you, you can add-on more items like cheese, wine, baby items and more at 30% off!
- White Hug Mug
- Toby’s Estate Coffee Woolloomooloo Blend 200g
- Fudge by Rich Divine Caramel 160g
- Charlie’s Traditional Choc Salted Caramel Mini Melting Moments 50g
- Byron Bay Coffee Company Milk Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans 125g
- Stylishly presented in a gift box and finished with ribbon, tissue and gift card
Or for a real coffee snob, how about this “Organic Cold Brew Coffee” gift hamper?
Coffee Lover Clothes & Accessories
Fancy a quirky pair of coffee socks?
I can’t even begin to express how much I love this pair of latte coffee socks, from the adorable takeaway coffee cup cardboard packaging to the detailed latte coffee art. The socks themselves are minimalistic and a lovely shade of brown that’s easy to style.
It is a unisex one-size-fits-all design, so grab one for yourself and a coffee buddy!
Honestly, these coffee shirts by witty and creative Australians are so relatable I’m crying and laughing. It’s definitely true that the only way I’m getting through motherhood is with coffee, and it gives me just enough caffeine boost to keep me sane.
‘But First Cofee’ enamel pin by thatslovelydear
Polymer clay coffee bean ear studs by onesmallsquirrel
Personally I’m not a pin or accessories enthusiast, but even I have to admit these tiny handmade coffee trinkets look too cute! They definitely radiate the same level of humour and sweetness as I do after I’ve had my morning shot of caffeine.
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