Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The 9 Best Gifts Under $50
by Daria Toptygina on Feb 02, 2024
Love is in the air! And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better way to extend the warmth to yourself or a special loved one than with the gift of coffee and its accessories? We’ve compiled a list of the 9 best gifts under a $50 budget for your coffee-loving self or Valentine so you can shop stress-free.
Everything here can be ordered online or picked up at Equator Coffee Roasters in 2-4 days, so plan ahead and order early!
1. 340 G Bag Of Single Origin Of The Month Coffee Beans – $19.00
What better gift for a coffee lover than a fresh bag or two of limited edition coffee? Our new single origin Nicaragua San Juan is only available for the month of February, so don’t miss out on sampling the brews from its beans, grown in the San Juan Rio Coco region, which you can learn all about in our article here.
Feeling even more doting? Consider splurging for the 2 lb or 5 lb size, or opting for a variety of flavors.
Need a caffeine-free alternative? You can’t go wrong with our classic JOMO Decaf.
You might also consider the gift that keeps on giving with a coffee subscription (plus you’ll get 15% off!).
We know this sits right at $50, but the AeroPress is an extraordinarily forgiving and reliable way to make high quality coffee on the go or anywhere you happen to find yourself. This easy-to-use and easy-to-clean portable coffee maker is BPA-free and makes one 8 oz / 250 ml coffee per serving within minutes.
Our starter kit comes with everything you need, including the AeroPress itself, 350 filters (that's nearly a coffee a day for a year!), a coffee funnel, a filter holder, a scoop, and a stirrer.
Keep your coffee at the perfect temperature with our Thermo 3D® doubled-walled vacuum insulation classic 12 oz Tumbler. Made out of BPA-free parts and 18/8 medical grade stainless steel, you won’t have to worry about any kind of metallic aftertaste or influence on your delicious brew’s flavor. You also won’t risk any spills thanks to its press fit lid, which is also meant to maintain your desired temperature for longer.
4. 60 G Hummingbird Dark Chocolate Bars – $9.00/each
What kind of Valentine’s Day would it be without chocolate?!
These artisanal coffee chocolates are made with single origin Dominican Republic coffee and accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions as they are gluten free, soy free, and vegan.
However, they may contain nuts, peanuts (The PB & Joy certainly does), and milk.
There are four different flavors to choose from, including the spicy 68% cacao Mayan, the fruity 70% cacao Hispaniola that won A Golden Bean 2016 at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the salty yet fruity 70% cacao Fleur de Sel, and the PB & J-inspired 65% cacao PB & Joy. Get one or all as a cute bundle!
5. Lastra Straw Set – $7.99
For fans of iced coffee, consider an eye-catching rose gold 100% 18/8 food grade stainless steel reusable Lastra straw set. It consists of three nesting straws and a cleaning brush, all of which are dishwasher safe.
This Lastra Straw Set is also available in bright blue.
For more on Lastra Straws, check out our article here.
For those moments when you’d actually fancy a spot of tea, this cute borosilicate glass teapot will do the trick. This everyday teaware comes with a built-in strainer and is the perfect way to enjoy a cup or two of hot or iced tea in the comfort of your own home.
Watch your infusion come to life through the teapot’s transparent build and clean it with ease by simply unscrewing the filter from the lid and handwashing the pieces by hand in warm, soapy water.
We also have our tea subscriptions, which you can access by selecting your tea of choice on our website.
Check out our Rishi gongfu teacup in white for an at-home traditional gongfu cha style of tea service. We also offer an elegant Rishi chasen matcha whisk stand in matte black made out of porcelain to go along with your matcha. And we even have a matching Rishi matcha pouring bowl to serve and enjoy your matcha.
For more details on Rishi and its available teas at Equator Coffee Roasters, check out our article on our tea partner here.
For a comfortable Navy pullover sweater to lounge around in, opt for our Equator Text Sweater to rep your favorite coffee while keeping cozy. If it’s for your partner who loves wearing your clothes, stay one step ahead and wear it yourself first for a day or two under the guise that it’s yours so they’ll think they’re actually stealing it from you. :)
This pullover is currently only available in Large and X-Large sizes.
Looking for something smaller than a sweater? Get a couple of matching pairs of Equator Sloth Socks, one for you and one for your special sloth, so you can cuddle up with style!
And last but not least, we have an aesthetically-pleasing double layered 100% soft knit acrylic Equator Toque that comes in natural or black color options to keep your head, and your heart, nice and toasty warm.
We hope this Valentine’s Day gift guide helps you shop for gifts under $50 for your special Valentine!