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Feb 3, 2020
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Ask any college student how they get through their days and their response 99% of the time will be “coffee, lots and lots of coffee.”

Coffee Themed Gifts: College Edition

While coffee is a necessity for college students to function, the money spent on it can add up very quickly. Now that the holidays are over and the spring semester is in full swing, college students need to know about all the different kinds of coffee-related gifts they can get-- and there are many gifts out there for coffee lovers that some people may not be aware of!

Above is the red Keurig K475. The image shows the size and shape of the Keurig. Image courtesy of OCM.

Keurig k475

This coffee machine is any college student’s go-to coffee machine!

The Keurig K475 makes it simple to brew the perfect cup of coffee due to its many unique customizable features. This Keurig has settings that allows users to change their preferences depending on what kind of drink they want. During the colder winter months, users can make their coffee as hot as they wish. When it finally gets nice and warmer out, coffee consumers can even use this Keurig to make iced coffee! 

Other than just making coffee the Keurig K475 makes other drinks that everyone loves. Just a few examples are hot chocolate and many types of tea. 

A bonus about this item is that it comes with a use and care guide, brewer maintenance accessory, 6-ct K Cup pod variety, and water filter handle and 2 filters! The K475 has a touch screen with brew size options from 4 oz to 30 oz and temperature control options. Other than being a great item, the K475 comes in a color of red that will not clash with any decor around the room. 

This must-need item can be found online OCM

Pictured above are K Cups. The K cups in the photo are all different flavors. Image courtesy of Walmart

K Cups

To go right along with the Keurig K475 is K cups. For any Keurig to properly function, K cups are needed. They are made to brew a single cup of coffee, unlike making a full pot. Each K cup is filled with coffee grounds, tea leaves, cocoa powder, or other contents. All K Cups are nitrogen flushed, sealed for freshness, and impermeable to oxygen to ensure fresh coffee. 

K cups can be found in multiple stores and online. They are even able to be ordered from the Keurig website in bundles. K cups are not expensive either, so users are able to buy many to last them a whole semester! 

Pictured six mugs that have colors and patterns on them. This would be considered a set of mugs. Image courtesy Walmart.


Mugs 

Can’t have coffee without a cute mug to go along with it.

Mugs are essential to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee. There is such an array of options when it comes to mugs. Ranging from size, design, handles, to colors. The most common size for a coffee mug is 8-10 oz, which is a standard cup of coffee.

Thankfully, mugs are super easy to find and rather inexpensive. 

Mugs can be found in Target, college book stores, Williams-Sonoma, and Anthropologie. 

Some ideas for mugs to buy are college themed, favorite vacation spots, pictures of family, and favorite sports teams. 

Image courtesy of Bj's
Image courtesy of Dunkin Donuts.

Above are two gift cards, each for different places. They can be found online or in store.

Gift Cards 

A must this spring semester. 

Buying a cup or more of coffee a day can really add up quickly, that is why gift cards to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or locally owned coffee shops are the best type of gifts. 

Starbucks has different prices that are able to put on the gift card. The highest price able to be put on a gift card is $100.00 and the lowest amount $10.00. Other amounts are $25.00 and $50.00. Whichever price chosen for your favorite college student, they will definitely appreciate someone else paying for their coffee.

A fantastic tool that can be used while purchasing a Starbucks gift card is that it can be sent electronically! The gift giver will just need the student email address to be able to send it electronically. Lastly, add a short message (up to 160 characters) for encouragement for the student receiving this thoughtful gift. 

Dunkin Donuts also offers many coffee options which college students indulge in daily. Gift card prices begin $5.00 and the maximum amount able to be put on a gift card $100.00. Just like Starbucks, the gift giver is able to put a personal message for the person receiving it when sending it electronically. . 

The best feature that both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts has is choosing the picture on the gift card! There are many options depending on the season. For a winter themed gift card, some popular options at Starbucks are cats sledding and a snowman. For Dunkin Donuts, snowflakes and snowmen can be found on the gift cards.

This photo shows reusable coffee cups. This kind of cup is ceramic. Image courtesy of Amazon.

Reusable Takeaway Coffee Cup

A reusable coffee cup is very easy to use and clean but also benefits the environment! Instead of wasting paper coffee cups by just throwing them away after finishing coffee, ask for a reusable coffee cup! Places like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts allow their customers to bring in their reusable cups when purchasing coffee and have no issue with it being used.

Reusable cups come in many possibilities when it comes to size, color, and what is on the outside of the cup. Other than having such great options for size and color, there are so many options when it comes to the material to choose from. Currently, popular choices are ceramic, stainless steel, bamboo, and eco-friendly. 



In this photo, there are three types of coffee-themed wall art. There are many options for art like this. Image courtesy of Coffee Lovers New Zealand.

Coffee-Themed Wall Art

Being obsessed with coffee is basically a personality in this new decade, so a great gift idea would be some coffee wall art to hang up in a dorm room or apartment. The choices available on multiple websites range from humorous sayings like “smart, sassy, and highly caffeinated” to a saying more simple like “Main Street Coffee Shop.” 

Other than just sayings for wall art, another choice is pictures. Pictures can be elaborate drawings of the making process of a coffee maker or a simple photo of a hot cup of coffee with steam coming out of the mug. 

With all the possibilities with the size of the art, the paintings can be placed anywhere. Common places for paintings like this would be over a desk, in a bedroom, or above the stove in the kitchen. 

Most importantly, coffee wall art can be purchased in a variety of stores for a good price. Just to name a few, Bed Bath and Beyond and Michaels, Etsy, and Amazon. 

Above is the 14 oz option for the soy candle. This Etsy best seller can be found in four sizes. Image courtesy of Etsy.

Soy Candle With Coffee Beans

The smell of coffee is a main reason why people all over the world drink coffee. The fresh and calming scent in the morning that fills the house is a great way to kick off the morning. The Soy Candle with coffee beans allows this scent to fill the air even when coffee isn’t being brewed. This sweet aroma scent the candle gives just the right amount of energy boost yet calming vibe to get through the day.

To make this already great item, even better, everything inside the candle is 100% natural and handmade. It is made 100% soy wax, real coffee beans, and signature coffee fragrance oil. 

This Etsy best selling candle  comes in four sizes, starting out at 3 oz and going all the up to 26 oz. This candle is perfect to sit by while doing homework, reading, or even just watching television. 

The winter may be about half way over, but the spring semester is just beginning to pick up with work. The only option to help get through these long semesters is coffee. Your favorite college student is dying for any of the gifts listed above. Do you think these gifts will satisfy every college student’s coffee wants and needs to the fullest? 

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