We all love a cup of coffee to start our day, but there are those among us who take this love to the next level. If you’re wondering what present to get someone who happens to consider themselves a coffee fanatic, we have 45 unique gifts for coffee lovers that are sure to satisfy.
If you’re stuck for a gift for your friend or family member who has a serious obsession with coffee, you’re in luck. There are so many unique gifts for coffee lovers out there to suit all tastes and budgets, so see some of the best that we’ve discovered.
#45: Picture Mug
Why not order your friend a new mug to drink their coffee from that features a picture dear to their heart? There are plenty of sites that let you put any picture you want onto a mug for a personalized coffee experience.
These unique little coffee makers work on the drip method and it tastes better than any other brew on earth. Treat your friend to a whole new world of coffee flavors with one of these devices.
#43: Coffee Subscription
There are coffee roasters who send out monthly samples of beans so you can explore flavors and tastes that you’d otherwise never get to sample, all thanks to this coffee subscriptions.
#42: French Press
Most coffee lovers will agree that French is the only way to go. A French Press is the perfect gift for the caffeine addict and a great way to expand their horizons.
#41: Coffee Table
To take their love for coffee a little further, why not get a stunning new coffee table for them to rest their favourite drink on? This is the gift to get when you want to spend a little more and treat your friend.
#40: Coffee Books
The perfect addition to their coffee table and a ways to learn more about their favourite drink is by looking into the history and background of coffee, with a fascinating book on the subject.
#39: Gooseneck Kettle
Those who are serious about their love for coffee know that gooseneck is the only way to go. These precise spouts are ideal for brewing coffee and will make the perfect cup every time.
#38: Travel Mugs
Anyone who drinks their coffee on the run will appreciate a thermal travel mug to keep it piping hot.
#37: Stainless Steel Straw
If you know someone who prefers their coffee iced, help them save the planet with a stainless steel straw to add to their favourite drink.
#36: Espresso Machine
When you really want to treat the coffee lover in your life, you can invest in a professional espresso maker for their home. You’ll always have expert coffee on tap!
#35: Coffee Brownies
Make up a batch of coffee flavored brownies for a cheap gift that still taps into their obsession for the caffeinated beverage.
#34: Coffee Ice Tray
For those cold coffee drinks that get watered down when the ice melts, a coffee ice tray means you don’t have to drink diluted brews any more. Just fill with brewed coffee, freeze, and pop one in when you need.
#33: Coffee Art
There are some great vintage posters and signs around to give the home a feel of a Parisian café or coffee shop from old times.
#32: Electric Grinder
To take the hassle out of grinding beans, you can get your friend a handheld electric grinder that gives them the freshest and smelliest coffee they’ve ever had.
#31: Blue BottleSubscription
This is no ordinary coffee subscription service, as Blue Bottle only deals with organic and responsibly sourced beans. Did we mention they’re all delicious as well?
#30: Cold Brew Maker
There’s no need to have a fancy cold brew machine when you can use one of the portable cold brew makers. These are great for work or home, and easily portable.
#29: Bluetooth Coffee Maker
The world of coffee is certainly evolving and you can now get your coffee maker with a side of Bluetooth. Brew your morning cup of Joe from your bedroom before you get out of bed and experience a taste of the future.
#28: Ethiopian Beans
The birthplace of coffee is known for making some of the best around, so a tin of Ethiopian coffee beans would be a lovely treat.
Rather than wasting plastic throwing away your stirrers every day, you can get a set of stainless steel stirrers to do the trick.
#26: Electric Coffee Cup
These keep your coffee warm for hours so you never have to experience that shocking cold sip again.
This is a compact coffee press that you can take wherever you go, making up to three servings at a time.
#24: Handheld Espresso Maker
Yes, there is such a thing. These handheld devices let you make the perfect cup of espresso with just one hand and you can even take them camping so you never have to miss out again.
#23: Color Change Mug
These cute little mugs will change their design once they get delicious hot coffee poured inside, and they’re the perfect gift for around the office.
#22: Coffee Shower Curtain
There are some fun designs of shower curtains that feature coffee slogans or antique coffee advertisements. Just another way to show your love for your favorite drink, but in a practical way.
#21: Coffee T-Shirts
Let the world know how much you love coffee with a coffee themed t-shirts. “Instant Mum, Just Add Coffee!” or “Give Me the Coffee and No One Gets Hurt” and just a few of the best examples.
#20: Coffee Hampers
Anything you can think of coffee related would go well in these hampers. Beans, mugs, French Press, stirring spoons, and whatever else they need.
#19: Gift Cards
Head to your local coffee shop and grab a gift card that your friend can use when they need an instant and free boost.
#18: Coffee Art Book
If your friend has always admired the way they make coffee art, why not teach them how to do it themselves with one of these books?
#17: Barista Lessons
Why not treat your friend to the gift that keeps on giving with a lesson or class on how to make the perfect cup of coffee? Your reward will be a lifetime of delicious barista tasting brew.
#16: Coffee Art Stencils
To do the cheater’s way of making coffee art, there are stencils you can actually buy that make the job easy.
#15: A Dunking Mug
If your friend enjoys the guilty pleasure of dipping cookies into their coffee, they have the perfect mug for that. Featuring space at the bottom to store your cookies, this is a dream come true.
#14: Coffee Liqueur
Coffee + Alcohol, need we say more?
#12: Suitcase Cup Holder
If your coffee loving friend travels a lot, you can get them a suitcase cup holder that will keep their Starbucks upright attached to their suitcase.
#11: Nitro Cold Brew Device
To go one step up from the fashionable cold brew, get your friend an insanely cool nitro cold brewer that comes from a keg which keeps it icy cold.
#10: Coffee Bean Necklace
For that friend who wants to take their love for coffee to the next level, they can wear a gold coffee beans around their neck and proudly show it off.
#9: Coffee Scrub
This is coffee that you rub all over your body, rather than drink, and it’s got plenty of health and beauty benefits to enjoy.
#8: Funny Coffee Mug
There are plenty of hilarious coffee slogans or images you can find on mugs, and it will help your friend always find theirs in the crowded work kitchen.
#7: Wood Coasters
To add a touch of rustic elegance to the coffee experience, why not get your friend a set of wooden coasters to set their morning coffee of?
#6: Coffee Candles
There’s nothing like the smell of coffee and now you can enjoy it all day long with a scented coffee candle. Surprisingly invigorating.
#5: Personalized Starbucks Cups
Yes, you can actually get your name eternally printed on a Starbucks cup and make all of you dreams come true.
#4: Ceramic Mugs
Studies have shown just how yummy coffee tastes from a ceramic mug so why not let your friend enjoy the flavors too?
#3: Espresso Cups
To add a touch of French café to your friend’s home, invest in a set of glass espresso cups that will make it the real deal.
#2: Coffee Clock
There’s no need to only enjoy coffee in the morning with a custom designed coffee clock that indicates any time is a good time for coffee.
#1: Crochet Coffee Cozy
Keep your coffee mug warm and looking cute at all times with a hand knitted crochet cozy to wrap around it.
There’s no tool more important to a gamer than their keyboard, and having the right device can mean the difference between an average and an excellent gaming experience. We’ve found the best gaming keyboards of 2019 to show you what the latest and greatest have to offer your next virtual experience.
Ask any gamer and they’ll tell you how important their keyboard is. It doesn’t matter what genre of games you play or what your skill level, having the best gaming keyboard is the most important investment you’ll ever make.
2019 has been a huge year for these gaming tools and it’s revealed so many great options for new gaming keyboards. We’ve found the best gaming keyboards of 2019 and what they offer the modern gamer, so you can find the perfect fit.
- 16.8M RGB ambient lighting color options
- 3 adjustable leg angles (optional palm rest)
- 50 million durable cycle life for the keys. Cable Length: 6 feet
Any gamer worth his salt knows the Alienware name, and if you want something that one of the most trusted brands in the industry are behind then this is it. The Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard is their flagship design and works just as well for gaming and typing applications, so there’s no need to ever switch.
Alienware has created this keyboard with an angular design that’s not too common these days, but it somehow works, provided you have the other compatible Alienware gear. It also features a cool RGB LED light display and a durable design, so it has everything you’d come to expect in a gaming keyboard.
- Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Built to withstand a lifetime of gaming. Lightweight and rugged...
- 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback: Allow access up to three stored profiles on the go,...
- Dynamic multicolor per key backlighting with Light Edge: Adjust each key's color and illumination level in addition to...
Although this is one of the more expensive options, those who take their gaming experience very seriously won’t mind paying extra. The Corsair K95 features Cherry MX Speed Silver switches that make it fast and accurate with every press of the keys, especially more so than the previous model. They’ve also improved the design somewhat so there’s a whole lot you can appreciate in the newer version.
The Corsair K95 has grown in size since its last model but it’s still one of the more compact styles out there. It lights up with brilliant effects and will be a quiet but powerful tool for your gaming adventures. You have the option of storing saved profiles for your different needs, and it couldn’t be smoother to operate. All up, the extra costs are certainly worth it when it comes to the Corsair K95.
- Ultra-thin and Light, Compact Design, 13.94"* 5"* 0.89", only 520g, thinner and lighter than traditional mechanical...
- Latest Kailh Blue Switch -- Low Profile Switches, 11.5mm switch height, 6mm ultra-thin suspended keycap, 3mm key travel...
- Unique Ice Blue LED Light, Multiple Backlight Modes, Fn+F1-F5 for Customizing, Fn+F12 for Saving Your Setting, Fn+F6-F11...
Those who prefer to game on mechanical keyboards only will have a great solution in the Havit HV-KB390L device. The only real downfall with this tool is that it can’t be customized a whole lot, so you have to be happy with what they give you. Although it looks simple in design it’s anything but, and its compact size will serve you well.
The Havit HV-KB390L uses low profile blue switches which means the keys will feel shorter than you’re used to. The result is a lot faster keystrokes so this can help for both gaming and typing, and they deliver a very satisfying click as well.
- World's fastest RGB mechanical gaming keyboard: Exclusive Romer-G Mechanical Switches with up to 25 percent faster...
- Customizable RGB illumination: Personalize individual key lighting from a palette of 16 million colors ; Cable Length...
- Arx Control App and smartphone dock: Instantly access in-game data on your smartphone or tablet without interrupting the...
Logitech definitely knows how to make gamer happy, and this can be witnessed first hand with the G910. This is the more streamlined version of the previous model and it’s given them a chance to iron out the kinds, which they have done to perfection.
The only issue with the Logitech G910 is the Arx Dock which seems to work better in theory than reality. Once they can perfect this then it will be near perfect itself, albeit with a slightly high price tag. There are plenty of cool features like preloaded profiles, lighting, nine dedicated macros and 113 key rollover, just to name a few.
- Nixeus Certified MX Compatible Mechanical Key Switches
- Brown Switch: 55g Actuation Force with Soft Tactile Feedback
- Key Switch Rating: Up to 50 Million Keystrokes for Durability and Long Life
As one of the cheapest on our list, you can be forgiven for thinking that the Nixeus Moda Pro might not be as impressive. However, this keyboard has a small but impressive list of features and offers a comfortable and accurate typing or gaming experience, so it’s got everything you could ever ask, and all at a budget-friendly price.
The Nixeus Moda Pro is responsive and sturdily built so it would suit those who give their gaming gear a thrashing. You can use it for gaming or typing and it will serve you just as well in either application, meaning you save even more money from investing in anything else in the future.
- MECHA-MEMBRANE KEYS - Soft cushioned membrane rubber dome with a crisp tactile mechanical click
- MID-HEIGHT KEYCAPS: Custom designed keycaps for quicker actuation without missing a single stroke
- INDIVIDUALLY BACKLIT KEYS: Powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customizable color options
When you don’t have a lot of money to spend and also need a keyboard that can serve you for more than just gaming, your options are usually limited. That’s where the Razer Ornata comes in to save the day, offering functionality, versatility, and affordability all rolled into one.
The Razer Ornata doesn’t skimp on the typing experience but it does skimp on some features. If you’re after simplicity but a pleasant keyboard feel then it’s got everything you need. Using their new switch design you’ll be able to benefit from the advancements they’ve made to get smooth typing that will help you excel at whatever you’re doing.
- Membranical keys - with precise midway travel actuation point
- Aimo lighting system - intelligent illumination harmonized across devices
- Rgb illumination - configurable Multicolor lighting with multiple zones
The aim of the Roccat Horde is to prove that a good gaming keyboard doesn’t always have to be mechanical, so instead this one is “membranical”. This means it uses mechanical key switches and silicone mechanisms, which it manages to do surprisingly well. The result is fast typing speeds and a comfortable feel while you’re gaming.
The Roccat Horde has plenty of noteworthy features that you might not expect on something at this price point. There’s the dedicated media keys, reduced ghosting, and a tuning wheel, but it balances out these good points with some bad. The backlighting is dim which takes away from the experience somewhat and you won’t get much support from the wrist rest, so weigh up what’s important to you.
- NEW RAZER OPTO-MECHANICAL SWITCH: Optical light sensor inside the switch with an actuation distance of 1.5 mm (30%...
- KEY STABILIZER BAR: For precise, balanced actuation with every key press; 100 million keystroke lifespan
- MAGNETIC LEATHERETTE WRIST REST: Made of plush leatherette for long lasting comfort. Features Razer Chroma enabled...
When money is no object to your gaming experience, you might want to check out the Razer Hunstman Elite. It might cost more than most others on our list but it’s got a tactile feel that can’t be beat, making most gamers insanely happy.
What makes this such a standout is how Razer has taken their mechanical switches and integrated them with optical sensors. The result is actuation like you’ve never experienced and the most accurate typing experience. There is no USB passthrough and you need two cords to run it, but if you ask us it’s more than worth it.
- ROCCAT Titan switches - tactile and crisp brown mechanical switches
- Aimo illumination - RGB Backlighting and LED lighting effects
- Durable design - robust materials and switches that resist dust build-up
Roccat is another brand who decided to ditch the Cherry MX switches and come up with their own custom design, and we’re pleased to say it worked in their favor. Using this keyboard is more comfortable than you could ever imagine and you'll gladly play on it all day and night if only you could get the time off work.
The Roccat Vulcan has the most gorgeous lighting we’ve seen so far and you’d be proud to display this keyboard on your desk. However, it’s pretty expensive without many other features other than its comfort and key switches, so it depends on what your preference is.
- Cooler Master Floating Per Key Hybrid Switch Mem-Chanical Tactile Feel and Clicky Switch, Omron Mouse Switch, USB 2.0
- Floating Per Key Full RGB LED Backlit keyboard and 3 Zone RGB LED Lighting Mouse
- 9 RGB LED Keyboard Effects, 2 Active Effects Mouse
Cooler Master has delivered what no other gaming keyboard did this year – an exceptional keyboard at a record price packaged with a mouse. Sure, the mouse isn’t the best part of the whole package but when you look just at the keyboard alone it doesn’t even matter. What makes things even better is that it costs less than $100 which you just don’t find anymore.
The Cooler Master MasterSet keyboard is a ‘mem-chanical’ keyboard and you’d be easily fooled into thinking it was one of the more expensive options. It has amazing lighting, a compact build, and is extremely smooth to use. A must-have for gamers on a budget who still have high expectations.
- Six dynamic lighting effects with a signature integrated 18 LED light bar
- Solid steel frame provides durability and stability. Cable Length 1.8m. Light effects 6 LED modes and 4 brightness...
- CHERRY MX mechanical keys for reliability. OS compatibility-Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
Who said you have to spend a lot of money just to get a feature-rich keyboard? HyperX are masters are gaming keyboards and accessories and the G513 is no exception. This value keyboard has so many great features like media keys, a light bar, and a palm rest, and it retails for around $100.
You won’t get any macro programming with this keyboard so if this is a deal breaker you may need to spend a little more. The cord is bulky but it adds to the tough but stylish design of the Cherry MX-powered accessory, and when you consider the low cost you won’t even be bothered at all.
- High performance RGB keyboard with customizable full spectrum color lighting per key plus LIGHTSYNC game-driven lighting...
- Advanced Romer G Tactile Mechanical keyswitches for 25 percent faster responsiveness and actuation feedback you can feel...
- Soft and strong Memory Foam palmrest for premium comfort and durability that resists sweat and wipes clean
Is there anything that Logitech can’t do? The tech giant certainly knows how to keep the gamer crowd happy with the G513that delivers on so many places where others fail. The stylishly brushed keys that don’t pick up a trace of fingerprints and the superior key switches are just some ways that it beats the competition.
The Logitech G513 is mid-range in price but it feels as though it should cost a lot more. You’ll be guaranteed to game in complete silence without losing the grip that you need from your keyboard, and it far exceeds anything we’ve seen on a Cherry MX Red key.
- Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame, built to withstand a lifetime of gaming
- 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback allow access to up to three stored profiles on the go,...
- Per-key dynamic multi-color RGB backlighting offers near unlimited color customization and control
The Corsair K63 Wireless is a keyboard that’s capable of a little more than usual. It has programmable gaming profiles, crazy disco lighting, and a military grade aluminum finish, just to name a few. This is definitely one of the better looking keyboards out there and one that performs as good as it looks as well.
Corsair has built this computer with a rubber palm rest which certainly does the trick when it comes to comfort levels. However, after some use, it becomes a little grimy, and we know that most gamers tend to spend a lot of time on their keyboards so it requires regular cleaning. It’s expensive but well worth it and would be a real treat for any gamer to use.
- SPILL RESISTANT DESIGN: Withstands accidental spills, extending its lifespan
- POWERED BY RAZER CHROMA: 16.8 million customizable color options
- 10 KEY ANTI-GHOSTING: Execute up to ten commands at the same time.Compatible with Xbox One for basic input
When you want a keyboard that will perform but don’t have a whole lot of money to spend, the Razer Cynosa is a great option. This is a simple keyboard with a low profile but a whole lot of strength, and it’s been built to take a beating no matter what type of gaming you do.
You might miss the tactile clicks and dedicated macro keys on this keyboard but it does offer mesh switches that will see you through your gaming experience. It’s wired and has thrilling RGB lighting that will make it look the part, and you won’t have to spend a fortune just to get it.
- CHERRY MX - Is the leading switch manufacture because of their high standards of quality, reliability, and durability.
- INCREASED TYPING SPEED - The Cherry MX Blue switches increase typing speed by providing both a tactile and clicky audio...
- DEDICATED MEDIA KEYS - Control your media easily with dedicated keys and impress with the digital LED volume display.
If the name wasn’t cool enough to tempt you, then maybe the features will. The G.Skill Ripjaws is a gaming keyboard that doesn’t stand out in looks so for those who want something a bit more discreet this is a great choice.
The best thing about it is its Cherry MX Brown switches and RGB lighting that’s fully customizable. The worst thing about it is that it’s missing some important features like a USB pass-through. This is a budget-friendly keyboard option that will suit both work and gaming, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a chance.
This is the gaming keyboard to choose when you don’t need it for anything else. You’ll find this device far too difficult to use for things like writing reports and emails, so you might want a spare to keep for these important matters. For gaming, though, the SteelSeries Apex is a serious machine.
This keyboard is built tough so if you plan on throwing it around a bit then have no fear. It also features RGB lighting so it will look like nothing you’ve ever seen before, and possibly be more dazzling than the game itself. It feels tactile and looks sharp, but will make some noise, so keep this in mind before you purchase it.
Forbes has recently released their richest people list for the year, so what better time to pick some imaginary boyfriends and dream about what could be with one of their eligible bachelors. Luxury superyachts, diamonds, and designer sports cars are just some of the perks you’ll get from dating one of the top 10 richest people, so start dreaming!
We can always look to Forbes to see who’s topping the list of the richest people on earth. We’ve heard Kylie Jenner getting close to being one of the first self-made billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg representing for the younger crowd with his social media empire, but what about those eligible bachelors who are cashed up?
According to the stats, a sad amount of billionaires are single, only 3% to be exact. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have hope that things could turn out for us one day. Sure, it helps to be an heiress or swimsuit model, but even if you’re no one of those things it doesn’t rule you out completely.
If you’ve been a little lost looking for love lately, what better place to look than the Forbes list of Most Eligible Billionaire Bachelors? We’re here to tell you who made the cut and what exactly made them so wealthy, so you can start fantasizing your diamond studded nuptials with your new fancy billionaire.
#10: Jack Dorsey
Of course, we are bound to see some tech moguls on the list, so what better place to start than with Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. At just 41 years of age, the computer programmer and entrepreneur is worth a cool $5 billion, going by Forbes’ latest figures. He is completely self-made which means you know he’ll be a hard worker, so he definitely has that going for him.
Jack Dorsey has been rumored to be dating various people over the years, most recently model Lily Cole, but that doesn’t mean he’s off the market completely. One cool thing about him? His Twitter handle is quite simple @jack, which we guess is easy to do when you’re the CEO of the company and call all the shots.
#9: Xavier Niel
For those looking for a foreign man with a lot of class, French businessman Xavier Niel might be the one for you. Although he’s reportedly dating the gorgeous vice president of Louis Vuitton, Delphine Arnault, nothing is official until the wedding so he still made our richest bachelor list. Xavier Neil is worth an estimated $6.1billion which is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Neil started his career in telecommunications and that’s where he made most of his fortune. He’s created and owned internet service providers as well as a range of other endeavors that have helped him easily amass his fortune. He’s done some amazing things like creating a free school for budding tech students, and plenty of other philanthropy work.
#8: Scott Duncan
There are some billionaires that didn’t really make their money on their own but rather inherited it, and that’s more than okay with us! Scott Duncan is one such man, and he’s the heir to the Duncan family fortune who own Enterprise Products which deals in oil and gas, hence the huge fortune he has.
Scott Duncan is notoriously mysterious so there’s no chance of getting papped when you’re out and about with him. He’s only 35 years of age which makes him one of the younger entrants on his list and therefore more appealing to the younger crowd. His net worth currently sits at about $5.8 billion and only continues to grow. Not too bad for someone who didn’t have to start the business for himself.
#7: Tor Peterson
Another super mysterious billionaire to be added to our list is Tor Peterson, and although you might not recognize his name he’s certainly got some fortune to boast about. According to Forbes, Tor is the only American among the five billionaires belonging to Glencore, the commodities trading powerhouse run by the Swiss Bank. He currently leads their marketing operations for coal, so you can see why he’s kind of a key player.
Tor Peterson is single, as far as anyone knows, but it might be hard to find a picture of him online. He’s 53 years old and worth a reported $2.1 billion which makes him the 1,157th richest person on earth. Those are figures that we’d certainly be happy to share someday.
#6: Richard Li
When you’re looking for someone with serious family connections, you may as well head to the guy whose father is considered the richest man in Asia. That’s what Richard Li can claim, and he has the money to back it up, with a net worth of $4.4billion all to himself. Although, Li didn’t get all of his money simple inherited as he made a lot himself, which makes him even more attractive.
Richard Li’s most notable business move was buying the StarTV network for $125million and then selling it to Rupert Murdoch years later for $950million. He’s 51 years old, so possibly a little older for the younger women, although that never really stood in the way of money or love before.
#5: Nicholas Berggruen
Nicholas Berggruen is a dual citizen of both Germany and the US and is the founder and current president of Beggruen Holdings. His company is involved with investments and philanthropy so he’s one of those good sorts who likes to put his money and fame to a good use. You’ll probably attend many galas and black tie benefits if you’re the lucky one to end up with him.
Nicholas comes with some extra baggage though, namely two children, but don’t let that stand in the way of becoming the partner of a billionaire. His current net worth is $1.76billion which doesn’t sound as much compared to others on the list until you really think about it and realize just how impressive it is.
#4: Albert Von Thurn And Taxis
You better start practicing his name because it’s a bit of a mouthful, but with a wealth that earned him a place on Forbes’ rich list at just 8 years old, we think it’s worth it. Albert is the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, which is a German noble family. If you’re lucky enough to get shacked up with him you’ll presumably be royalty as well, which is a nice little bonus.
Albert’s current net worth is around $1.5billiion which doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. He has a keen interest in motorsports so would definitely suit the younger crowd looking for a new husband and is a very young 35 to be on our list. He’s had a pretty steady place on Forbes’ list for almost 30 years, so you can be guaranteed that he’s not going to go anywhere soon.
#3: Yoshikazu Tanaka
He’s often considered the Japanese Mark Zuckerberg and has made a huge fortune through gaming and social media. Yoshikazu is worth an estimated $1.27biliion which is nothing to sneeze at, and he would definitely suit the gamer type who loves to get into classics like Space Quest.
When he was just 26 he started developing GREE, the social media network that has earned him his money, so it didn’t take too long to get rich. When it was first listed on the stock exchange, Tanaka was just 33 which made him the youngest founder whose company was on the TSE first section.
#2: Teddy Sagi
This is another bachelor with a rumored partner but no official ring, so he can stay put on our list. Teddy Sagi is an Israeli-Cypriot businessman reportedly dating former Miss Israel Yael Nizro, but we won’t let that little fact get us down.
Teddy is worth a reported $3.3billion and he made most of his money building the gambling software Playtech. He also owns London’s Camden Market, just to give you an idea of his wealth. Teddy has a bit of shady past and actually did time in jail during the mid 90’s for bribery and insider trading, but we’re sure you can overlook that.
#1: Stelios Haji-Ioannou
He might not be the most handsome man to make our rich list, but that doesn’t make his wealth any less deserving. Stelios has amassed a huge $1.52billion fortune over the years which is nothing to sneeze at for a 51-year-old.
The British Cypriot entrepreneur made most of his cash being the scion of a wealthy ship family and making smart investments and business decisions, like founding the low-cost airline easyJet. You can probably assume there’ll be no budget airlines if you hook up with Stelios though, as we’re assuming he’s more of a private jet kind of guy.
Going on a cruise is one of those amazing life events that should be on everybody’s bucket list. Sailing across the seas without a care in the world while every one of your whims is catered to should be anyone’s idea of paradise. With so many great options to choose from though, finding the best cruise lines around can be less than a holiday. We’ve done the hard work for you and found 12 of the best and what exactly they can offer you.
If you’ve been daydreaming about taking a vacation but can’t quite put your finger on where you’d like to go or what you’d like to do, the answer could be easier than you think. Heading off on a cruise is a proud American vacation tradition, and there are so many fantastic options out there that they could make your head spin.
That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the best cruise lines of the moment to show you what type of holiday they offer, so all you have to do is book and enjoy. There are budget-friendly cruises, those for families, and some that are downright luxurious, so the choice is all yours.
How To Choose The Best Cruise For You
Before you can settle on one of the best cruise lines that we’ve found, you need to have a picture in your head of what type of vacation you want. Here are some things you might want to consider before making your final choice.
Your budget will be the most important deciding factor when choosing the best cruise line for you. There are ways to save by booking shared rooms or food and drink packages, and for those where money is no object you might prefer a more luxurious cabin option.
Look at who the cruise is targeted to and try to choose one that best fits your preferred group. There are cruises for the elderly, millennials, families, or those interested in fine dining, as well as plenty of general cruises.
Each cruise liner will have different accommodation options. There are some with shared rooms or amenities, and others with deluxe suites. You’ll need to book depending on who you’re traveling with and what space requirements you have.
Families traveling with children will be best looking for a child-friendly cruise with plenty of kids activities. Those traveling without children may even want to look for a cruise that has an age limit or allows adults only if you don’t want young kids around on your holiday.
There are cruises focused on fine dining and others with simpler options like buffets. Most come with packages included which give you unlimited food and drink but others will be on a pay-as-you-eat basis.
If you have somewhere specific you want to visit then this is the best guide for booking your cruise. Otherwise, if you prefer to stay on the ship most of the time the location will probably not be as important.
Our Picks For The Best Cruise Lines In The US
With a better idea of the type of cruise you might like to enjoy, you’ll find it easy to choose from our top picks of the best around. These are 12 of the best cruise lines the US has to offer, with travel options both at home and abroad.
#12: Seabourn Cruise Lines
Seabourn is consistently ranked as one of the best cruise lines for couples, so if you’re looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoon location, this is it. Seabourn sails to popular locations like Alaska and the Caribbean, making it even more romantic, and you can expect to find around 600 guests on each trip.
There are a number of itinerary choices so you can decide how to spend your cruise, and every room is guaranteed an ocean view. The menus are created by a Michelin star chef and there are salons, bars, casinos, and duty-free shopping to keep you entertained.
#11: Disney Cruise Line
If you hadn’t already guessed by its name, the Disney Cruise Line is the ultimate choice for families traveling with kids. This cruise line meets all of the expectations of what you’d expect from the entertainment giant and your children will never feel bored on this ship, and neither will you. There are supervised activities for kids from 3 months to 17 years, so parents can take a break as well.
The Disney Cruise Line has fireworks, water slides, film screenings, deck parties, cocktail clubs, sports bars, and more. The guests rotate around a few different restaurants for a complete dining experience, including some kids themed choices as well. Overall, a family-friendly cruise line for little and big kids alike.
#10: Windstar Cruise
For a boutique cruising experience like no other, Windstar Cruise and their fleet of luxury yachts is the way to go. They allow around 300 guests on their cruises so you’re not dealing with a mad rush of people, but be prepared to pay a little extra for the elegant and personal experience.
Windstar Cruise offers luxury yachts that take you to exotic locations in European villages and let you sample all of the local cultures. On board, there are sports like snorkeling and kayaking, continental fine dining, and bars, as well as plenty of unique activities.
#9: Adventure Canada
If the thought of going on a cruise and laying around in the sun all day doesn’t really appeal to your adventurer’s spirit, Adventure Canada is your best option. This is a cruise like no other that will take you through fjords, rivers, and waterways in Canada for a change of scenery like nothing you’ve ever seen before. To go even further, the cruise line also takes passengers to places including Greenland and Scotland.
Adventure Canada operates smaller than usual ships so you can beat the crowds and get a more personal experience. There are heaps of activities on board and at the ports of call, so if you’re after a relaxing holiday where you lounge around, keep on looking.
#8: Carnival Cruise Line
Those who want to stick to the oceans only, there’s no better choice than Carnival Cruise Line. This is more of a general ship catering to a younger crowd, so it’s not as though everything on board is just child focused. They have water parks, fancy casinos, and live entertainment, so you’ll never have a dull moment.
Carnival Cruise Line offers different ships like intimate luxury yachts or huge cruise liners and their ports of call are a little more diverse than others. For a cruise that’s somewhat outside of the box but packed full of all the fun and luxurious features you want from a vacation, this is a great option.
#7: Viking River Cruises
For a change of scenery away from the ocean, why not try Viking River Cruises? Just as their name suggests, they take their passengers to far off river locations including in Europe and Russia. This will let you explore a world completely different to other ocean liners and you’ll get to enjoy all of the local cultural activities of the places you visit.
Viking River Cruises has amenities like spas, salons, restaurants, and fine dining. This cruise offers the perfect blend of relaxation while you’re on board and a sense of exploration and adventure as you head to the various ports of call. To see spectacular views of Budapest or other far-off lands only accessible by rivers, this is one of most luxurious options.
To take a true leap of faith and do something not many people dare to, why not go on a solo vacation with AmaWaterways? This is the ideal choice for those who want to go it alone and meet new friends during their holidays, and there are plenty of ways to socialize and get to know others onboard.
AmaWaterways has a specifically solo traveler program, but it’s great for couples and other types of guests as well. They offer social spaces, plenty of activities, cocktails, fine dining, and plenty of sporting activities to keep you busy on your vacation.
#5: Viking Sea
Although Viking made their name sailing the river, they also have a very popular ocean fleet. Viking Sea takes its passengers to exotic locations like South America and the Caribbean, and their main focus is providing a culinary feast for guests which they do with their multitude of dining options.
There’s a lack of activities like casinos but this means you feel less crowded and more special when you’re onboard. With small niceties like blankets in the theater and guided tours on history and culture, this is a cruise ship that’s more geared towards the older and mature traveler and wouldn’t really suit families with children.
#4: Carnival Vista
When you want a ship that’s action-packed from start to finish with no shortage of entertainment options, Carnival Vista is the place to be. Their boats have extreme activities like a bicycle zip line that you ride around the ship, skydiving, and an IMAX theater to watch the latest and greatest films in high definition. You’ll never be bored on this ship and that’s a guarantee, so it’s perfect for those who don’t want to relax.
Carnival Vista has heaps more on offer like Broadway shows, casinos and bars, and bowling. This is more geared at a younger crowd and families with kids, as there are plenty of child-friendly activities to keep them entertained as well. For an action-packed experience with minimal downtime, Carnival Vista is a great option.
#3: Royal Caribbean International
Those who are looking to tighten the purse strings on their next holiday will be thrilled to see what Royal Caribbean International has to offer. This is one of the best cruise lines in terms of value for money because you get all-inclusive food, drink, and activities, with plenty of budget-friendly accommodation, picks.
This doesn’t mean it’s a cheap ship though, as there is one staff member to every passenger and a range of kids and adult activities to choose from. They sail to places like Mexico, Alaska, and the Caribbean, so there’s no shortage of options for deciding what type of holiday you want.
#2: Crystal Cruises
For an absolute luxury cruising experience, look no further than Crystal Cruises. This is known as the high-class option for those who can afford it, and their fleet of ships will take you to such spectacular locations as Southeast Asia and the Panama Canal.
Crystal Cruises ensures there will be minimal crowds so you’ll never have to wait in line for their world-class amenities. They have spas, gyms, salons, and plenty of dining and drinking spots to choose from. As an added bonus, children under 17 often get to sail for free but keep in mind these ships aren’t exactly geared towards keeping kids entertained.
#1: Celebrity Cruises
Another great option when you’re looking for value for money is Celebrity Cruises. This is a great choice for those with kids and teenagers, and there are plenty of ways for parents to take a break and have their children looked after as well.
There are various food and drink packages available and a heap of activities for all ages, so Celebrity Cruises is just a great all-around cruise option. You decide what shore excursions you want to take and there’s no pressure to get involved, so you can relax for the entire trip if you wish.
Seabourn Cruise Lines
Consistently ranked as one of the best cruise lines for couples
Disney Cruise Line
Ultimate choice for families traveling with kids
Boutique cruising experience like no other
Has heaps of activities on board and at the ports of call
Packed full of all the fun and luxurious features you want from a vacation
Viking River Cruises
Has amenities like spas, salons, restaurants, and fine dining
Ideal choice for those who want to go it alone
Providing a culinary feast for guests which they do with their multitude of dining options
Has heaps more on offer like Broadway shows, casinos and bars, and bowling
Royal Caribbean International
Best cruise lines in terms of value for money because you get all-inclusive food, drink, and activities
High-class option for those who can afford it
There are various food and drink packages available and a heap of activities for all ages