Small coffee mug getting filled with coffee from espresso machine

Coffee makers are a great gift for the java connoisseur in your life.

Coffee makers are a must-have for any morning. There’s nothing like the rich aroma of a freshly brewed coffee, its delicious taste, and the energy boost to kick start our day.

Like most small appliances, these days there are more coffee maker options to choose from than ever before. Do you go for the ease and simplicity of a single-serve brewer? Or get fancy with the latest style of French presses? To help you decide on the perfect coffee maker gift, I’ve prepared a list showcasing excellent choices across popular styles of our best coffee makers.

Single-Serve Brewers



Coffee aficionados will be all too familiar with the name Keurig. As one of the top brands on the market, the K-Compact Classic Brewing System combines quality with affordability. Anyone wanting an easy-to-use coffee maker that can brew a single cup in less than a minute will be pleased with this system.


Living up to the “Elite” part of its name, this Single Serve Coffee Maker from Keurig provides eager coffee drinkers with a wide range of beverage options. Whether you’d like a bold coffee or a delicious iced one, this machine is ready to brew. Additionally, it can be programmed to customize your coffee experience further, such as auto on and precise temperature control. That’s even cooler than the iced coffees you’ll be enjoying.


When brewing one coffee at a time just isn’t enough for your household, you can turn to the Hamilton Beach Dual FlexBrew. Utilizing single serve packs, ground coffee or K-Cup pods, there’s always enough brew for the whole family before everyone heads out to start their day. The cup holders are also adjustable, so you can fit a travel mug or a standard cup under the faucet as it pours “brewitful” java into your beverage container of choice.

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Espresso Machines

Espresso Machines


This marvel possesses everything needed to make amazing espresso. The device’s 15-bar pump system will automatically froth milk for cappuccinos and lattes, giving you coffeehouse-quality beverages before you start your shift in the morning. Add in how affordable this makes your daily espresso, and you’ve got a recipe for a successful morning brew.


Affordability is important, which is why you will want to check out this espresso maker from Sunbeam. Allowing you to serve up to four cups worth of steam espressos, cappuccinos or lattes, this system is great for families for entertaining. Your friends will be asking you for brewing tips after you’ve served them a delicious, hot espresso from this exceptional machine.


As a premium machine for diehard espresso and cappuccino fans, the Magnifica Xs by De’Longhi has all the bells and whistles of a professional system. Not only does it brew consistent coffee every time, it remembers your preferred strength and cup size. Better yet, the finished product rivals the quality of store-made brews. If you demand the best quality from your coffee machine, then you won’t need to look any further.

French Presses

French Presses


This Bodum Brazil French Press is the ultimate tool for making a simple, delicious cup of coffee. The Borosilicate glass beaker creates an environment where ground coffee beans blend with warm water, while the plunger locks all of the beans at the bottom of the glass. If it sounds sophisticated, that’s because it is—and you should taste the results!


Portability is a major asset nowadays, and it’s about time that coffee hopped on this trend. This Travel Coffee/Tea Press from Bodum is a fully functioning French press system with your convenience in mind. Using the lever at the top, you’ll press your coffee and get it into your favourite mug in no time.

Drip Coffee Machines

Drip Coffee


Frankly, there’s not much in this world more practical than a drip coffee machine. Cuisinart knows this, which is why it has created the PerfecTemp. This machine is capable of providing you with 14 cups of quality coffee, ample size for holiday get-togethers with friends and family.


Stainless steel appliances are classy additions to your kitchen, and this Oster Blooming Programmable Coffee Maker looks especially nice. Utilizing a process known as “blooming,” the coffee maker produces coffee with a rich, delicious flavour. It can also create 12 cups at once, so all your guests will tell you how good the coffee is.


Auto iQ is one of the coolest aspects found in Ninja’s piping hot coffee brewer. The machine will detect how much water you need based on the amount of grounds placed in the machine. Whether you’re making a cup to go or a pot for a cozy morning in, Ninja has your back with this all-purpose machine. It’s a perfect companion for this holiday season.

The coffee makers on this list are capable of so much, it wouldn’t be surprising if you kept it for yourself! Grind your favourite beans and set the coffee maker to start brewing first thing in the morning so you can wake up gently to the delicious smell of freshly-brewed coffee—the perfect way to start any day.