Olivias gift guide

Olivias gift guide

Unlike my colleagues, I am no coffee connoisseur... but just quietly, I know from firsthand experience just how picky they can be when it comes to how they craft and enjoy their brews. Olivia here! Among other things, I’m a relatively new member of the Acme clan. I tackle all things Customer Service related here at Acme HQ in Te Aro, Wellington – it’s great to meet you!

With Christmas coming in hot, I am here to take the heat off my fellow kettle-boilers & sachet openers with my top picks for the 2021 gift-giving season.

Right, cups!

“What makes the Roman so great?” you may ask. The Roman is our finer, lighter cup, which tells the tale of modern espresso, or in my language – espresso shots, black coffee, and coffee with milk. It's nice and light + the saucer has space for a chocolate bicky. Bonus.

Roman coffee cups and mugs
Tajimi is my go-to for last minute gifting or secret Santa?! They’re a little different from our other cups in the way that they have a pop of colour, in the inner of the cup, which will compliment any kitchen or summer BBQ. What’s even better is that they come in their own little gift box – making gift wrapping easy for my fellow disorganised people out there.

I love the Tajimi for keeping Mum’s tea hot and my best Girlfriend’s Chardonnay cold - making them the ultimate multi-purpose, all year-round cup! You’d be silly to push these beauties to the back of the cupboard.

Tajimi cups for wine and coffee made in Japan

Our Flatware is a gift would be most appreciated by the person in your life that’s looking into upgrading from their ‘Nana’s old silver x Vinnies’ collab and if that’s not enough of a reason to splash out for that special someone, I can vouch that our Flatware transforms the dining experience in even the dingiest of kitchens in the wider Aro Valley area (Mine).

Cutlery set

Stuck for ideas, for Dad? The Union mug is the ultimate mug for Dad’s hearty, milky coffees. The Union has been modelled after a vintage 1930’s Aotearoa, New Zealand rail union mug. They’re durable in design, weighty in feel and come in a range of colours; To suit your dad.

No matter which Union you choose, they will always double as a paperweight for a rogue morning paper on a windy Wellington morning and add a pop of vintage to any setting!

union coffee and tea mugs

Our Bobby mug would make the ultimate gift for someone who is missing the comforts of home this Christmas or could do with a hug, in the form of a mug. The Bobby embodies all things comfort and home, including the happy nostalgic memories we reflect on over the Christmas season. This year, Bobby’s will be under the tree for my Grandparents, who enjoy a big, ol’ brew and need a giving, ergonomic handle to keep it steady.

We use Bobby mugs here at our café, Prefab and is my mug of choice to enjoy my morning Mocha in the office – courtesy of our head barista, of course.

bobby coffee and tea mugs


If this has only asked more questions for you, please just send me an email, I'd love to help! info@acmecups.com


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