When it comes to buying gifts most of us fall into one of two camps: dread the idea and/or stress about it and end up getting them a gift card, or relish the chance to find that perfect present you know they’ll love.
The bad news is that even when you fit into the second category, there still comes a point when you just run out of ideas, especially when it comes to your older relatives. There’s only so many times you can get Nanna a scarf, pyjamas or some potpourri.
The good news is that I’ve found a gift that I’m pretty confident practically everyone will love.
For those not familiar with the transformative simplicity of pod coffee machines, they are by far the easiest way to make cafe-style coffees at home. No bean grinding or coffee tampering required.
This one is so straightforward to use that even someone whose kitchen competency ends at turning the kettle on (we're looking at you, Grandpa) will have it mastered on the first go.
(Which is important in gift-giving - because the last thing you want is to pop over and see that digital photo frame you bought still slide-showing through the promo photos.)
I road-tested the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Picolini Coffee Machine at home and found it super easy to use.
First, I chose what I was making: cappuccino, macchiato, Americano or a chocoletto (Which is Nescafe for hot chocolate.) I grabbed the one or two pods you need (one's the milk, one's the coffee) and popped one in.