Being in the coffee industry, I often give coffee related gifts. One of my favorites is my own personally assembled kit for making fantastic coffee at home. The beauty of this gift is that you can make it more or less expensive depending on how many of the parts you'd like to include.
1. I like to build the gift around a pound of great coffee from one of my favorite micro roasters. Try a single origin from a part of the world that has meaning to you or a recommended seasonal blend. You can buy online from some of the big names in specialty coffee like Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and Counter Culture, or pick up a pound at your local roaster.
Total Gift: $10-$15
2. Next, I like to include a V-60 pour over and a pack of filters. This is the key to great hand poured coffee at home.
Cost: about $25
Total Gift (1+2): $35-$40
3. If you really want to impress, include a Hario VKB-120 Coffee Drip Kettle for precision pouring...
Cost: about $50.
Total Gift (1+2+3): $85-$90
4. To complete the set, include a burr grinder. There are many choices for grinders on the market so you may want to research what fits your preference (and price range!). I'd start by looking at Baratza, Capresso, or Cuisinart; Hario makes a mini mill slim, hand grinder for $33.
Cost: An electric grinder will range from $99 to $400.
Total Gift (1+2+3+4): ~$200
5. Of course, it's always a good idea to include some equipment cleaner from Urnex… but that's enough on the topic from me.