Last Minute Coffee Gifts - Amazon Edition: Travel Mug

Feliz Navidad amigos!  Kaffeologie is into the spirit of giving, and we want to send out some ideas for those of you who are stumped with what to give that coffee (or any hot beverage) lover in your life.  We'll be featuring a variety of gift ideas to accommodate every recipient and their giver's budget.   (Have a suggestion?  We'd love to hear about it in the comments.)  And as always, one of the best gifts you can give your favorite coffee-lover is an upgrade to the coffee routine with the AeroPress and S Filter.  

The Gift:

A well-designed and sturdy travel mug

Perfect For:

The coffee lover/hot beverage drinker on the go

The Details:

When it comes to taking your coffee on the go, you don't want something that will wimp out on protecting your cup of joe's temperature or (almost) worse, spill all over you.  Your coffee loving go-getter needs a travel mug that can keep up with his or her active lifestyle.  And it won't hurt if the mug is as good looking as they are, either!

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The King

Thermos Stainless Steel King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler

Since it showed up in your My Little Pony lunch box all those years ago, Thermos has been the household name for hot beverage containers.  

This no-nonsense travel mug is for the coffee drinker who is in it for the long haul...errr, commute.    (It even has 'king' right smack-dab in the middle of its name.)  Thermos' "double wall stainless steel, vacuum-insulated" tumbler boasts the impressive ability to keep hot beverages hot for up to 5 hours and cold beverages cold for up 9 hours.  Its construction means that it won't be hot to the touch with hot beverages, and you won't need to deal with condensation for cold drinks.

In addition to its temperature-maintaining ability, the double-wall stainless steel construction means that it is pretty difficult to break.  That vacuum-insulated part means that its virtually spill and leak proof.  

The Thermos Stainless Steel King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler in Midnight Blue is rated 4.6 stars on Amazon with 3,350+ reviews. 








The Small But Mighty

Innate Doppio Tumbler

For those who need something a little smaller and sleeker than the average travel mug, we recommend the Innate Doppio Tumbler.  It has a sleek, stainless steel double-wall construction to keep your drink du jour the perfect temperature.

Its 8 ounce size makes it perfect for espresso drinkers who don't want their morning shot bouncing around in a huge container, plus it fits in virtually any cup holder!  (There's also a 6.5 ounce version.)   The lighter weight also means that your coffee lover won't be weighted down too much once he or she finishes and has to schlep around an empty mug in his/her bag.  

The Innate Doppio Tumbler (8 oz) is rated 4.7 stars on Amazon with 15 reviews.  






The Chameleon 

Tervis Tumblers

Tervis has been quietly making a name for itself with its eye-catching designs and copious variety.     Pretty much whatever your recipient's interest or hobby, Tervis has a tumbler perfect for him of her.  Frozen lover?  There's a Tervis tumbler for that.  Military family?  There's a Tervis tumbler for them.  Fishing lover?  Fuchsia lover?  Tervis tumblers for all!  (They even make special wine and entertaining versions if you are in the market for that sort of thing.)

Tervis tumblers range from 10 ounces up to 24 ounces, and as previously mentioned, there are a wealth of designs from which to choose.  And if you seriously can't find one that fits your recipient, you can customize one at

Tervis' double-wall construction means that your hot drinks will stay hot and your cold drinks will stay cold.  Their products have been BPA-free since 2011, and are all dishwasher safe.  

Tervis tumblers are made in the USA and come with a lifetime guarantee,  two things we're pretty fond of ourselves