I’m a little late with gift ideas, since Father’s day is this weekend, but these gift ideas are really good for anyone. Definitely keep these in mind for future birthday, holiday or just because gifts. I’ve STRUGGLED! for years with gifts for my dad around certain holidays…he’s doesn’t like to collect things, bit of a minimalist. He doesn’t wear ties to work, he isn’t a colorful sock person, he doesn’t like knick knacks, isn’t a golfer, and definitely doesn’t spoil himself at a spa.
What do you get for those outdoorsy, work with your hands, no clutter kind of men? Well, one thing he definitely loves is….COFFEE! I also love coffee, so these next few ideas I’ve also purchased for myself.
So my dad has had every kind of coffee maker you can imagine and over the last few years he started using a french press and absolutely loves it. Personally, I have one from Starbucks…it is a Bodum Starbucks french press, so if you have a Starbucks close by I highly recommend stopping by to see if they have it. The price of the Starbucks Bodum french press is $19.95 and it is made with recycled plastic on the outside.
My father has the Bodum Kenya 8 Cup French Press Chrome Coffee Maker and absolutely loves it. The price is super affordable and I used it before purchasing my Starbucks Bodum.
Here is a photo of mine. **Side note: If you Google “Starbucks Bodum made with recycled plastic“, there is a recall for this specific unit I guess. I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t tried finding a link to purchase one. I’ve never had any issues with this unit, so I do not intend to get rid of it. I am always very careful with it and it shows no sign of potential damage, but it is a good thing to keep in mind.**
I’ve also included a couple pictures below of the plunger, which is very easy to take apart and clean. If your local Starbucks doesn’t carry this particular unit, there are some new ones available on eBay.
(Completely ignore my scratched cooktop please!) I love this french press. From the photo above the top seals nicely onto the base and you do turn it slightly to get it to lock into place. The knob at the top of the unit is soft, the lever you press isn’t flimsy at all and the coffee comes out perfectly.
After every use I run hot water into the spout, while holding down the lever, to clean it out.
I’ve had this french press for a year now and it has held up perfectly.
The bottom of the plunger (pictured to the right) comes off with ease and allows you to clean everything thoroughly.
After every use I usually just run hot water and soap over it quickly, but once a week I’ll soak the parts in dish soap to keep them looking nice.
Alright, before this turned into a full blown post about french presses (which are amazing…did I mention?), we were discussing Father’s Day ideas. If your father (or any other person in your life) loves coffee, a french press is a great treat. Maybe they do have a Nespresso…or are stuck on that drip coffee maker, but a french press is inexpensive and small to store.
Another necessity if you purchase a french press is a coffee grinder. I always purchase whole beans, since having ground coffee around for a long period of time isn’t ideal for the optimal cup of coffee.
There are many ways you can go with a coffee grinder, but for a novice, I would recommend something basic like the grinder above. **That is an affiliate link posted above, but I would never recommend something I do not stand behind 100% and use myself.** The cord has a storage compartment that comes out easily and I like to keep my counters very clean and free of clutter, so I put it in the cupboard as soon an I’m finished with it.
If you’re really getting into this coffee idea, take a look at burr grinders. They are a bit more expensive, but provide a more consistent grind. I don’t personally have a burr grinder, so I cannot recommend one specifically. I still use the grinder I purchased from Amazon and couldn’t be happier with it.
Next, we are on to coffee! I could link some different coffees to buy…from a grocery store…that are not exciting and just pretty basic, but let’s get creative. A couple years ago I really started getting into subscription boxes for different things (I’ve cut down a lot I swear), but one subscription I can’t get enough of is coffee subscriptions! They are so great and I love all kinds of coffee, so I’ve never ended up with one I hate.
I’ll link three coffee subscriptions below of ones that I have actually tried and still order to this day. I rotate subscriptions now, so I’ll do each for a few months at a time.
Driftaway Coffee – This is the first coffee subscription I tried and your first box is a tasting kit. I loved every coffee in the tasting kit. Every coffee has different notes, cards with stories about the origin of the coffee and farmer, and varying levels of boldness. My only issue with this subscription is how you cancel it…you have to request to cancel and wait for an email letting you know it’s cancelled. I prefer being able to cancel immediately and getting confirmation immediately.
White Tale Coffee – My dad really loved this coffee subscription, which I think had to do with getting his first bag and how amazing it was. Some coffees just really stand out and the first bag he received was organic and light roast, which was surprising since he thought he preferred dark roast. They have it for sale individually here. This subscription also comes with a card telling you about the origin. The cancellation process is very easy for this subscription and confirms cancellation immediately.
Atlas Coffee Club – Alright I am biased on this one a bit…it is the last I tried out of the three mentioned and I’m kind of in love with it. I think the bags are so unique, I love the idea of making trips around the world and you get rewards just for receiving your coffee. The cancellation process is super easy, just like White Tale Coffee. The website offers a lot. There are referral links for friends, and an area where you rate and leave your notes on the latest box. Gifting subscriptions is very easy to add on your account as well. Only thing missing? I don’t see an area to purchase past coffee if you fell in love with one.
Coffee subscriptions are unique and cool gifts to give someone that loves coffee. Who wouldn’t love freshly roasted coffee showing up in their mailbox?!? The dream, haha.
Hopefully this post has given you the ultimate gift you’re for sure going to get or at least some inspiration!
**The links provided for Driftaway Coffee and Atlas Coffee Club are affiliate links. So if you do use them I greatly appreciate it. As always though, my opinions do not change regardless of affiliate links. I would never support something I wasn’t passionate about and test thoroughly.**