This post has been sponsored by Nespresso. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As we’re coming into the thick of the holiday season,
gift giving is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. What to get for who, what will make the perfect gifts for friends and family, where to get the best gifts, and so on and so forth. I struggle every year just to figure out what to get the people in my own life. Unless the gifts have to do with food, drinks or coffee—then I know they’ll be a hit. I mean, let’s be real. Who doesn’t love food or coffee?!
I also love just how many options are available when it comes to gifting in the coffee and food categories. For example, one of my favorites, Nespresso, has endless options when it comes to gifts for the coffee connoisseur. Whether it’s a machine, accessories, or capsules, you can find an elevated coffee-themed gift for every coffee drinker in your life. Our own machine, the Nespresso Essenza Mini Machine, is sleek and slim, meaning it would be a perfect gift for a couple, your parents, someone living in a place where space is limited, or even someone who might be looking for a coffee upgrade for their office space but doesn't have a lot of room for a big machine. While we’re on the topic of office-appropriate gifts, Nespresso Nomad Bottles are perfect for those who like to bring homemade coffee on their commute. The travel bottles come in two sizes (small and large), are perfect for hot or cold coffee drinks, they have a straw for easy drinking, and the lids lock nice and firmly in place (translation: you don’t have to worry about any spills while you’re sipping on your delicious drink). While these are definitely perfect for the coffee loving commuter, they really would work well for anyone who is on the go—the traveler, the family member, the mom, the dad, the husband, the wife, the friend, the co-worker, the adventurer, the roadtripper. Another favorite gift to give to a coffee lover is the Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother. I speak from personal experience when I say it has become one of the most used items in our kitchen and certainly one of the best ways to elevate a cup of coffee from good to great. Being able to make cafe-style foamed milk is such a game changer in a morning coffee routine, and anyone who loves a good coffee drink will appreciate having an Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother ten-fold. And, of course, if someone already has a Nespresso machine, you can always gift them some new mugs, like the VIEW Cappuccino Cups, or stock them up on Nespresso Pods & Capsules. In sum, if you’re looking for a gift for the coffee enthusiast in your life, Nespresso has got you covered.
If you want to take take your gift up a notch, consider putting together a gift basket. You could include things like some pods, a Nomad Bottle, maybe a box of nice chocolates or cookies to enjoy with the coffee, a few recipe ideas to inspire someone to put their gift to use (pop over to Nespresso’s Pinterest for all kinds of yummy recipe ideas!), and even some things to make said recipes. For example, if you include the recipe I’m sharing below for a warm and cozy Maple Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte, consider including a small bottle of maple syrup and some beautifully packaged brown sugar. There are even a few oat milks that you could include as they don’t require refrigeration until they’re opened. Then, when someone opens their gift, they don’t even need to run to the store before brewing up their own oat milk lattes right at home. Talk about a dream gift to receive (Hint, hint, in case anyone is looking for a gift idea for me!).
Oh, and this oat milk latte is a gift all in itself. Seriously. I feel like I’m giving myself a present every time I make one. It’s just so comforting and cozy with its decadent buttery maple aromas that envelope your taste buds like a warm hug, and who doesn’t want that on a cold winter morning? Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to make this delicious latte.
Maple Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte
for one latte
½ teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon maple syrup
¼ cup oat milk
1 Livanto capsule
Add the brown sugar and maple syrup to a cup. Set aside.
Add the oat milk to the Aeroccino and froth. Pour the frothed milk into the mug and stir slightly to combine.
Brew the Livanto capsule into your cup. Enjoy.
Nutrition (for one latte)
Calories: 57 Sugar: 10.2g Sodium: 27mg Fat: 0.6g Saturated Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 11.9g Fiber: 0.5g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg