DIY Coffee Gift Baskets for the Holiday Season
Coffee gift baskets make great presents for java lovers. Create your own to place under the tree for a loved one or present as a hostess gift for a Thanksgiving, holiday or New Year’s Eve party. Aside from a few pounds of quality coffee, fill your basket with these unique coffee-themed add-ins and accessories.
Incorporate a few items in your basket to make life a little easier (and a little more fun) for coffee drinkers. Handheld frothers give at-home lattes the coffeehouse touch with a creamy, foamy finish. Pumps and racks for syrup flavors are useful for staying organized in the kitchen. You might also include a single French press, a ceramic coffee dripper or coffee cone, so your friend can try their hand at a new coffee brewing method. Find out more about home coffee brewing methods in our blog series.
The holiday season is all about the flavors and scents that fill the kitchen—freshly baked pumpkin pie, a warm mug of peppermint hot cocoa and grandma’s classic gingerbread recipe. With seasonal syrups for your coffee, the tastes of the holiday can fill your mug and your loved ones’ too. Give the gift of flavor in your coffee gift basket with Classic DaVinci Gourmet Syrups, like Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, Egg Nog and Peppermint.
Of course, coffee goes best with a partner in crime. Fill your gift basket with goodies like cookies, homemade coffeecake, Chai Tea Latte packets and biscotti. Or find a treat that is functional as well as tasty, like chocolate stirring sticks. Rolls of candy and tins of mints also make delicious additions to your basket. If your friend isn’t big on the sweets, find a savory alternative like fresh bagels from a local bakery.
While a mug may not seem like something special, there are tons of options to show your friend or family member a little extra love. Purchase matching best friend mugs, customize your own with sharpies or get one custom printed with a memorable photograph. You can also add something to your basket a little different than a traditional mug, like a to-go thermos, tea pot or espresso cups.
With all the awesome gifts packed into your basket, your friend might need a few ideas for where to start. Design a few recipe cards by hand for seasonal desserts, specialty cocktails like the Chocolate Sin and coffee drinks like the Gingerbread Cookie Mocha. You could also include a couple of scented candles, bubble bath soap and a good book—all the ingredients for a relaxing way to enjoy a mug of coffee.
Looking for recipe inspiration to include in your gift basket? Try our Peppermint Mocha Recipe.