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Random Acts of Kindness DIY Coffee Gifts

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Coffee is my favorite thing, and creating a Random Act of Kindness with my favorite thing is one of the best ways I could think of to celebrate this season of giving. I’m excited to share some DIY Coffee Gifts with you that double as wonderful random acts of kindness!

a collage of three different gifts on a brown table outdoors with title text reading DIY Coffee Gifts

Why Coffee as a Random Act of Kindness?

The wonderful smell of coffee has me hooked in the morning, but it’s not just a wake-up drink for me, I love it, I crave it, not just for the caffeine but for the actual flavor of it. I love when the new coffee drinks come out and can’t wait for the seasonal drinks to return each year at the local coffee house.

The first random act of kindness I can remember: I was sitting in the drive-through line at a coffee house.  I had never heard the term “random act of kindness” before and as I got up to the window to pay for my coffee, the teller told me that the person in front of me had already paid for my latte.

I was excited and intrigued, I wanted to know why, why would someone for no reason buy my coffee? She informed me it had been going on for quite a while, that it started about an hour before I arrived there by one person paying for the next and so on.

Apparently, this was going on around not only the city but the country, and I was in awe that a simple cup of coffee had started such an amazing trend. But was it really the coffee, or was this generosity something bigger, something amazing that this country was doing through a wonderful cup of coffee.

Well, I was hooked, I want to take this a step further, I wanted to share this random act of kindness with everyone, but I certainly can’t afford to buy everyone a cup of coffee, or could I? I’m a pretty crafty gal, I’m sure I can come up with something. So, I did, I created a random act of kindness coffee mug.

two mason jars filled with items for coffee drinkers topped with a burlap lid and tied with a brown yarn bow on a brown table outdoors

It’s simple, it’s all about the sharing, whether you use a Ball jar, coffee mug or Ziploc bag, it’s about what you put in it and share with the next person. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be. I realized DIY Coffee Gifts were the perfect affordable and easy way for me to perform random acts of kindness for my fellow coffee lovers.

Random Acts of Kindness DIY Coffee Gifts

The DIY Coffee Gifts below are simple, inexpensive ways to surprise a coffee-lover with a small, but meaningful treat. I’ve provided some ideas to help inspire you, but don’t feel like you have to stick like glue to the instructions. Be creative and use these tutorials as a starting point for your own thoughtful gift ideas.

I made up some simple cards to attach to my random acts of kindness DIY coffee gifts.

Just click this link to download these free printable cards –>> Coffee Random Act of Kindness Cards

Here are a few easy to create Random Act of Kindness DIY coffee projects.

Ball Jar Coffee Mug With Mini Jar


a cardboard box, mason jar, another jar, roll of burlap, packets of coffee and tea, a white plastic spoon, brown paint all on a white background


  1. First, paint the square box, I used a paper mache box that I bought at a craft store, but you can use a box you may have around the home or do without the box.  You may need to use more than one coat of paint, be sure to let each the paint dry for at least 10 minutes in between coats.
  2. Next, fill the Ball mug jar with the tea and coffee, then fill the mini jar with all the sugars and creamers. You can buy a box of each of the coffee, creamers and sugars and make quite a few Random Acts of Kindness to share.
  3. To finish off the jars, place the burlap square on top of the each jar and tie it down with the hemp or twine, be sure to tie a knot so it stays.  Place the jars inside the box and tie it together with some Holiday ribbon.  Tie the Random Act of Kindness card to the box.

two glass jars topped with burlap or a gold bow in a cardboard box wrapped with a green bow on a brown table outside

Mini Coffee or Tea Holder Packet


  • 12 x 12 Sheet of Scrapbook Paper (I used Christmas Patterned)
  • Glue Dot Runner
  • I Small Individual Coffee Packets
  • Sugar Packets
  • Individual Tea Bags
  • Individual Bags of Creamer


  1. Cut a 4” strip of the scrap book paper and fold it in 3’s.
  2. Using the glue dots, seal a pocket to hold the coffee and tea.
  3. Cut a slit in the pocket and cut the open end of the paper into a triangle so it will fit into the slot once it is folded over.
  4. You can add the Random Act of Kindness card to the outside of this.

a snowflake gift envelope with some packets of coffee and tea in it on a brown table

Coffee Hand Warmer Gift


  • Coffee Mug or Plastic Cup (You can buy these at the dollar Store)
  • Christmas or Decorative Material
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cardboard Hand Protector from The Coffee House
  • Velcro
  • Buttons
  • Small Individual Coffee Packets
  • Sugar Packets
  • Individual Tea Bags
  • Individual Bags of Creamer

four different types of Christmas fabric, scissors, white buttons, a brown paper coffee holder, and a glue gun on a white background


  1. First, open the cardboard hand protector so you can use it as a pattern.  You can draw the pattern onto the material or cut it as you go, which is what I did.  Be sure to cut ½” wider on all sides so you can create a hem.  a cardboard hand protector on red fabric with white snowflakes on it
  2. Once you have your pattern cut out, you can sew or hot glue the ends of each side in ¼” to create your hem.  I don’t sew, so I hot glue everything, but if you can sew, have at it. dark green fabric with snowflakes and candy canes on it on a white background
  3. Place the hand warmer around the coffee mug to measure where to put the Velcro, I bought Velcro that had adhesive on it, or you can sew or hot glue it on as well.  Finish the warmer off with a decorative button on top of there the Velcro is, I just hot glued the buttons to the outside of the hand warmer.
  4. Fill the coffee mug with all the coffee, tea, and sugars to give it away.  You can add the Random Act of Kindness card to the inside of the mug or tie it to the outside.

packets of tea, coffee and splenda in a white plastic cup wrapped in a green fabric with snowflakes and two white buttons on it on a brown table outside

More Random Acts of Kindness

If you want over 200 more ideas, check out this Random Acts of Kindness series.

2 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness DIY Coffee Gifts”

  1. Thank you for all you do. I took am a recovering military spouse.
    I really like the random acts with coffee. One of my most favorite things.
    God bless you.


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