Okay. I probably drink too much coffee. But still: Starbucks gift cards -- great items! Excellent gifts (hence the name, but okay, only for coffee drinkers); convenient form of payment; facilitates tracking your coffee consumption (register the card online and you can check your history to see how many you've knocked back at your local SB); use it to ration yourself (when the card is empty, back to making your own at home).
And not to shill for SB, but: create an account, register your card, and start earning stars towards FREE coffee. Well, okay: TANSTAAFL -- there ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but kinda free, as in no charge at the time you swap your stars for a cup of that glorious beverage, the consumption of which separates us from the animals...ahem; sorry.
Anywhoozle: SB gift cards -- great idea!