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39 Unique Fun Coffee Gift Card Ideas to Make

Inside: Delight your friends, family, coworkers, and teachers with these 39 unique fun coffee gift card ideas to make … for every occasion.

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My best friend is the hardest person to buy for because she has everything. She loves candles … but how many candles does one person need?

I bet you have a friend like this too … they have everything. Or they can (and do) buy anything they want.

What are you supposed to get them for a gift that they:

  1. Don't already have, or
  2. Want and don't buy for themselves?

The one gift idea everyone can use:

Everybody can use a coffee shop gift card. If they don't drink coffee they can order pastries, tea, snacks, and even cute tumblers and mugs at most popular coffee shops.

As much as I love giving gift cards as gifts, they’re rarely exciting to give or receive. Coffee shops will include a free “holder” for gifting your gift card … how can I put this lightly?

A gift card in a sad brown folder is boring.

I knew there had to be a better way, a clever way, to give coffee gift cards as gifts.

I knew I wasn't the only person looking for creative coffee gift card ideas … so I found all the ways and rounded them up in one convenient list below just for you … and me too.

Make your coffee gift card experience exciting and unique with one of these 39 best ways to give coffee gift cards:

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Why Coffee Gift Cards are Popular Gift Ideas

Coffee gift cards are:

  • Budget-friendly: starting at $5 and up, coffee gift cards fit every budget
  • Easy to personalize: customize coffee gift cards with designs for every occasion
  • Fun to give: get creative with the packaging of the coffee gift card to really make your gift special

A recent study from Forbes reported that 1 in 6 Americans received a Starbucks gift card during the holiday season. How many of those weren’t given thoughtfully and creatively?

We've all been guilty of giving basic gift cards in a basic way.

Since it sounds like everyone's giving coffee gift cards for gifts these days, it’s even more essential to make your gift stand out by giving it in a fun, unique way.

Worried about your budget? Get my money-saving tips on how to get gift cards cheap or free!

Ready? Let's get massively inspired by these creative ways to give coffee gift cards:

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Coffee Gift Card Ideas and Printables

Express your gratitude with these adorable “Thanks-a-latte” gift card ideas.

Choose a “thank you” themed gift card and then use one of these ideas to make it even more memorable for the recipient:

Coffee Gift Card Ideas For Teachers

All of my kids' teachers Love a good coffee gift card as a gift. At the end of every school year, they receive piles of Starbuck's gift cards. Boring piles of basic gift cards. A nice thought but easily forgettable.

Show off your kids' creativity by making one of these unique gift ideas for your child's teacher:

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Ideas

Show appreciation for your teacher with these coffee gift card ideas:

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“Thank You” Coffee Gift Card Ideas for Teachers

Better than a simple “thank you” card, these coffee gift card ideas will impress every teacher:

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Coffee Gift Card Papercrafts

Handmade cards are an extra special gift on their own … try on one of these papercrafts you can make at home to give your coffee gift card in style:

Wanna make a greeting card using clear or rubber stamps to make your own designs? Check out these cute stamp sets you can get now:

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Creative Ways To Give A Coffee Gift Card for Christmas

Need a hostess gift, or a birthday treat for a co-worker during the holidays? These adorable coffee gift card ideas will warm hearts and hands during the holidays:

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Say “Thank You” with These Coffee Gift Card Ideas:

Express your “thanks” in a clever way with these DIY ways to wrap gift cards:

Looking for even more ways to give gift cards?

Check out these 120 Creative Ways To Give Cash Or Gift Cards

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Coffee Gift Card in a Mug Ideas

Wrap your gift card in a cute mug, tumbler, or cup from their favorite coffee shop.

Need a cute mug that no one else has?

Check out these cute and sassy coffee mugs … order now and get most by tomorrow!

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Coffee Mug-Shaped DIY Gift Card Ideas

It's no surprise what's inside when you give one of these delightful coffee mug shaped gift card holders that will surely make them smile:

Who are you giving coffee gift cards to? Let me know in the comments!

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About the Author

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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