On a Budget? 12 Great Coffee Gift Ideas Under $20!

Nov 09, 2022 • Petie Schill

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Are you looking for a gift for a coffee loving friend or family member? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 12 great gifts for coffee lovers- and even better, they’re all under $20. Let’s dive in!

Coffee Mug Warmer

Coffee mug warmers are great for anyone who enjoys sipping their coffee slowly. Whether at a work desk, on a nightstand, or on a counter, this mug warmer will stop the worry of hot coffee going cold. Plus, it’s portable and easy to clean!

Coffee mug warmer
Mr. Coffee Coffee Mug Warmer

Electric Milk Frother

If you’re looking to get something for someone who likes fancier coffee drinks, an electric milk frother is a fantastic gift. Within 15 to 20 seconds, this handheld stainless steel mixer easily creates foam for your lattes and cappuccinos.

Bonsenkitchen electric milk frother
Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother

Monin Syrup

Monin is among the most popular brands of flavored syrups, and for good reason. The syrup, which comes in a bottle big enough to make dozens of drinks, makes a lovely gift for anyone who prefers to flavor their coffee. You can get a classic flavor of syrup, like vanilla, a trendy lavender syrup, or something unique like cookie butter syrup.

Bottles of Monin coffee syrup
Monin Coffee Syrup

Bamboo Coffee Filter Holder

An elegant bamboo coffee filter holder will not only keep filters organized, but it’s also a stylish countertop accessory. This one, with a modern design and smooth varnish, holds up to 100 paper filters.

Coffee filter holder made out of bamboo
Bamboo Coffee Filter Holder

Metal Mixing Spoons

If you’ve ever made a coffee drink with ice, you’ll know the importance of having a quality mixing spoon. These chic stainless steel mixing spoons are sleek and dishwasher-safe, making them wonderful tools for stirring iced coffee, espresso, milk, syrups, and more.

Metal mixing spoons for under $20
Metal Mixing Spoons

Ceramic Single-Serve Pour-Over Coffee Maker

There are plenty of methods to make coffee, including pour-over. It’s by pouring hot water by hand over a coffee filter with grounds, giving the pourer control over how the coffee is extracted. This ceramic pour-over coffee maker is perfect for making a single cup.

Single serve pour-over coffee maker for under $20
Ceramic Single-Serve Pour-Over Coffee Maker

French Press

The French press is another delightful method of extracting coffee. This trendy glass French press features four levels of filtration, a strong build, and insulated walls. French presses allow users to control the strength of their coffee, and they’re also easily portable. 

A glass french press for under $20
Utopia Kitchen 34 Ounce French Press

Stackable Coffee Mugs

Stackable coffee mugs are both aesthetically pleasing and practical, saving cupboard space. This set consists of four 13-ounce porcelain stackable mugs, which are microwave and dishwasher-safe. Plus, each mug has a unique hue to make sure that people don’t get their mugs mixed up.

Stackable coffee mugs for under $20
Cutiset 13 Ounce Stackable Coffee Mug Set

Moka Pot

The moka pot is a classic Italian way of brewing coffee. You simply fill the bottom chamber with water and your coffee grounds of choice before putting it on the stove. In a few minutes, your moka pot will be bubbling with delicious coffee.

Moka pot coffee maker for under $20
Primula Stovetop Espresso and Coffee Maker

Cream and Sugar Ceramic Set

What’s better than a colorful cream and sugar ceramic set to hold your favorite creamer and sweetener? The sugar bowl includes a lid and an adorable spoon, while the cream pitcher features a drip-free spout.

Coffee creamer set for under $20
Ceramic Colorful Creamer and Sugar Set

Cold Brew Maker

Craft your own cold brew with this cold brew infuser, which lets you brew 32 ounces in just 12 to 24 hours. Just add coffee grounds and water to the pitcher’s filter, and then refrigerate until your brew is your preferred strength.

Cold brew coffee maker
Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Coffee Travel Mug

No list of gifts for coffee lovers would be complete without a good coffee travel mug. This Contigo travel mug holds 20 ounces of joe, keeping it warm up for to 7 hours. 

Contigo travel coffee mug
Contigo Superior 20oz Juniper Travel Mug


Petie has a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and is currently a graduate student in Italy. With a passion for travel and cross-cultural learning, she has tried coffee all over the world. Previously a barista and coffeehouse manager, Petie is most knowledgeable about coffee bean flavor profiles, safe coffee practices, equipment, and fair trade coffee.

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