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21 Thoughtful Gifts For Tea Lovers For Everyday Use

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseJan 28, 2021 | 12 comments

Are you looking for a gift for the tea lover in your life? Look no further! We've scoured the internet to find the very best and most thoughtful gifts for those who simply can not get enough tea. From infusers and kettles to tea-related apparel and candy, we've compiled a list that has it all. (There are even a couple of smart appliances for tea-loving techies!) So whether that special someone in your life is mad for matcha, crazy for chamomile, or jazzed about jasmine, we've got the inspiration you need to pick out a gift they're bound to love. Read on for a list of our favorite teas, tea-related gifts, and tea subscription boxes!

Check out our latest Tea Subscription Box reviews to find even more gift inspiration.

Updated 1/28/21 to remove TeaBox.

Best Tea Subscription Box Gifts

1. Sips By

Image from our review.

Cost: $15 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 50% off your first box!

About This Box: The Sips by subscription is totally catered to your tastes! You'll share your preferences when you sign up, and each month you'll receive a selection of 4 teas (tea bags or loose-leaf) from well-known and up-and-coming brands, with 15+ cups in each box. This female-founded company is dedicated to setting you up for steeping success by supplying you with biodegradable filters (if you are sent loose-leaf tea), guides, and tasting notes in each box!

Check out our Sips by reviews to learn more. Ships free to the US, $9.50 to Canada, and to western Europe for varying costs.


2. Daily Harvest 

Three containers of frozen smoothie ingredients from Daily Harvest.

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $7.75/cup, with discounts for longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

Ships to: The US.

ACTIVE DEAL: Use code ADDICTION40 for up to $40 off your first box

About This Box: Daily Harvest is not a dedicated tea subscription, but it might still be the right gift for the tea lover in your life. Daily Harvest offers nutrient-packed, pre-portioned superfood smoothies, soups, bowls, and other snacks that all come in frozen cups. You can subscribe weekly or monthly, and you can customize your own box or choose to be sent a shipment of their best-sellers. To eat, you just have to heat or blend your frozen cup, and you'll be enjoying unrefined, vegan deliciousness in no time! They also offer a range of lattes, and our reviewer Anna LOVED the Matcha + Lemongrass flavor.

Check out our Daily Harvest reviews to learn more. Ships to the US.


3. Simple Loose Leaf

Simple Loose Leaf Tea Sachets

Image via our review.

Cost: $13 per month + free U.S. shipping. Sign up here!

About This Box: Simple Loose Leaf is one of the original (and most affordable) subscription boxes for tea drinkers. Their monthly sampler is $13 plus free shipping and includes 4 different teas each month, plus 4 linen tea filters and information on each tea. Choose from the original sampler, herbal decaf, black teas, or green teas (or buy a gift card to their shop and let your giftee decide.) 

Check out our Simple Loose Leaf Reviews! Ships to the US for free!


4. Amoda Tea

4 tea bags from amoda tea

Image from our review.

Cost: Plans start at $20 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 40% off your first box!

About the Box: Amoda Tea is a monthly subscription that hooks subscribers up with loose-leaf teas from North American companies. You have the choice between the classic and "Low Caff" plans, and if you need to re-up on extras, you can add some reusable, biodegradable tea filters, or a teaspoon for $5. Each box comes with tasting notes and steeping tips so your brews can reach their highest potential! Plus, it's got gorgeous packaging, which is great for gifting.

Check out our Amoda Tea reviews to learn more. Ships to the US & Canada for free.


Unique Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers

5. David's Tea Partridge Infuser with Saucer

Image via David's Tea.

The Cost: $15

If you're looking for a stylish, low-cost gift that will add a little bit of fun to the loose-leaf tea-making process, check out this sleek tea infuser from David's Tea. The partridge-shaped handle is cute as can be, but this handy tool is designed with performance in mind. The infuser basket is crafted from a fine mesh stainless steel that prevents leaves from escaping, and there's plenty of room at the top to allow for expansion and proper steeping.


6. Richi Premium Sachet Sampler

Image via Richi Tea.

The Cost: $29

This organic tea sampler is bound to impress those who are always on the hunt for their new favorite cuppa. Inside, there are 18 different individually wrapped sachets of some of Richi's most popular teas, and you'll find ancient classics alongside creative modern blends. This gift set contains one each of the following varieties: Black Limon, Blueberry Hibiscus, Chamomile Melody, Chili Mango, Jade Cloud, Jasmine, Masala Chai, Matcha Super Green, Peppermint, Peppermint Sage, Strawberry Tulsi, Tangerine Ginger, Turmeric Ginger, and Yuzu Peach Green. This sampler is perfect for adventurous tea-lovers who love trying new blends!


7. Rifle Paper Co. x Corksicle Coffee Mug

Image via Anthropologie.

The Cost: $40

Here at MSA, we've been fans of Rifle Paper Co. for a very long time. (Over the years, Rifle Paper Co. has turned up in subscription boxes like Birchbox, Papersource, and Popsugar Must Have, and we're always happy to see them!) The immediately recognizable designs are fun, colorful, and quirky, and it's hard not to smile at the joyful florals. Here, Rifle Paper Co. brings its signature style to a Corksicle travel mug that will keep your morning cup of tea hot for up to three hours. Is your favorite tea lover always on the go? This might be the perfect gift!


8. The Wellness Collection 4-Piece Tea, Strainer & Honey Gift Set

Image via Nordstrom.

The Cost: $58

Looking for a traditional gift set that's designed to impress? This four-piece set from Bellocq includes 2 oz. of No. 12 Le Hammeau (a caffeine-free blend of lemongrass, lemon verbena, mint, sage, chamomile, lavender, and rose), Lehua Blossom Hawaiian Honey, and a gorgeous basket tea strainer. This set ships in its very own gift box, making this a great low-stress gifting option.


9. Willsence Gooseneck Kettle 

Image via Amazon.

The Cost: $79.99

For those who take tea-making seriously, consider gifting this Willsense Gooseneck Kettle. The hyper-sensitive temperature control can be set to the exact degree desired for optimum brewing, and it will sense a temperature shift in hot water of even a single degree. The gooseneck is ideal for accurate pouring, and this tea kettle even has a built-in stopwatch that helps ensure you don't over or under-steep your tea. Best of all, the gorgeous design of this electric kettle is bound to look great in just about any kitchen.


10. Art of Tea Earl Grey Creme Candle

Image via Art of Tea.

The Cost: $26

If you're shopping for someone who LOVES tea but is currently fully-stocked, consider this Earl Grey Candle from Art of Tea that will allow them to fill their home with their favorite aroma even when their cup is empty. This candle is made with coconut wax and is paraben-free, non-toxic, and non-GMO. With notes of bergamot, french vanilla, black tea, and amber, this candle smells just like a piping hot cup of Crème de la Earl Grey!


11. Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

Image via Sephora.

The Cost: $92

Tea isn't just delicious, it has antioxidant properties that are skincare heavy-hitters. If your favorite tea lover could use some pampering, this Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask from Fresh might put a big old smile on their face! With a pillowy-soft texture that leaves skin soft and glowing, this fan-favorite mask uses hyaluronic acid spheres to moisturize and polysaccharides to smooth. 91% of Sephora users reported that this mask left their skin feeling "silky and velvety," so what are you waiting for?


12. Ember Smart Mug

Image via Amazon.

The Cost: $129.99

If you're looking for a high-quality, luxury gift that's sure to wow, consider this tea mug that will keep your drink warm all day long. Here's how it works: pick out the ideal temperature for your beverage, and the battery in the Ember Smart Mug will keep your drink consistently warm for up to 80 minutes. (If you set your mug on the provided coaster, it will stay warm all day.) You can set the temperature using the Ember app on your smartphone, and once you're finished with your tea, the mug will sense it's empty and go into sleep mode. How convenient is that?


13. Vahdam Teas Classic Blush Set of 3 Loose Leaf Teas

Image via Nordstrom.

The Cost: $24.99

Looking for a more traditional gift that's straightforward and classy? Try this set of loose leaf tea from Vadham that's pretty in pink. Here are the tea blends featured:

  • Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea: "Indulge in a savory detox with our Himalayan green tea mixed with fresh, aromatic Indian spices."
  • Saffron Masala Chai: "A premium Assam black tea with the melody of aromatic spices, alluring saffron, and almonds."
  • Earl Grey Masala Chai: "An artisanal blend of the traditional masala chai with the uplifting notes of natural bergamot oil."

14. Fambe Glaze Pottery Tea Caddy

Image via Tea Vivre.

The Cost: $29.90

Want an utterly unique gift? Try this gorgeous ceramic tea caddy from Tea Vivre that's decorated with banana leaves and features a red beaded topper. This container measures 4.1" W x 4.7" H and will hold approximately 100 g. of loose leaf tea.


15. Tea Shirt

Image via Etsy.

The Cost: $19.99

If your special someone loves tea and doesn't care who knows it, consider gifting them a tea shirt. (Get it? TEA shirt?!) This one from Etsy comes in sizes small through xx-large. The graphic is screen-printed on a black Bella Canvas tee and is sure to make a great gift for tea lovers and pun-loving minimalists alike. (That white on black is super chic!)


16. Sugarfina Sereni Tea Set of 3 Chocolate Bars

Image via Nordstrom.

The Cost: $30

What's better than chocolate? If you're a tea lover, chocolate flavored with tea! This gift set from Sugarfina features three, 3.5 oz. bars of chocolate that are all infused with different types of tea:

  • Earl Grey Chocolate Bar: "Earl Grey tea, a splash of milk and white chocolate makes this chocolate bar everyone's cup of tea."
  • Matcha White Chocolate Bar: "White chocolate bar infused with creamy matcha green tea and bits of crispy wafer will have your taste buds ready to par-tea."
  • Lemon Green Tea White Chocolate Bar: "This creamy and refreshing lemon-flavored white chocolate bar is the ultimate indulgence for lemon lovers."

17. Herbal Bath Tea

Image via Etsy.

The Cost: $28

This "bath tea" takes relaxation to the next level. To use, just pour some into a hot bath, climb in, and let the herbal blend work its magic on your skin and mood. This 2 oz. jar provides enough for three different baths. Here's what's in the mix:

Organic Avena Sativa (Oats): Known for its ability to soothe skin irritation.

Organic Matricaria recutita (Chamomile): Known for its ability to soothe skin irritation.

Organic Rosa centifolia (Rose): Valued for its beauty and its perfume for thousands of years.

Organic Calendula officinalis (Calendula): This beautiful orange flower contains antioxidants and carotenoids making it ideal for skin soothing recipes. Its vulnerary properties make it helpful for reducing redness, itchiness, and inflammation.


18. Everest Tea Tumbler

Image via The Tea Spot.

The Cost: $33.95

Does your tea lover like hot AND iced tea? Check out this Everest Tea Tumbler that does double duty and will brew on the go. It has a 22 oz. capacity, features double-walled insulation and is outfitted with an ultra-fine stainless steel strainer that keeps loose leaf tea leaves in the bottle (and out of your mouth). It's also really, really, ridiculously good looking.


19. The Boba Kit

Image via Etsy.

The Cost: $25

If you know someone who just can't get enough bubble tea, treat them to this DIY Boba Kit so they can make their favorite drink at home. This kit provides (almost) everything they'll need, and it includes enough to make six 16 oz. drinks. You can use the tea leaves provided or experiment with loose leaf tea of your own choosing (or matcha!). This kit contains:

1 oz. Loose-leaf Tea Leaves
6 oz. Uncooked Boba
10 oz. Milk Tea Base (Sugar + Non-Dairy Creamer)
2 oz. Brown Sugar
6 Plastic Straws or 1 Reusable Straw
SAMMEE Recipe & Instructions Manual

Any 16 oz. Cup
Water or Milk
Strainer for Tea Leaves and Boba


20. Personalized Family Mugs

Image via Uncommon Goods.

The Cost: $30- $160

Shopping for a family of tea lovers? Consider these personalized mugs that are specially-designed with each person's name and likeness. In addition to being super useful ("That's MY mug, Mom!"), they're also cute as a button. You can pick out the closest likeness from a variety of designs, and then create doppelgangers of your fave tea lovers by selecting skin color, hair color, and clothing color. The mugs will hold up to 15 oz. of liquid, and they're dishwasher and microwave safe.


21. Curie Hydrating White Tea Hand Sanitizer

Image via Nordstrom.

The Cost: $8 for 2 oz.

Is there such a thing as too much hand sanitizer these days? While your average bottle might not be special enough to gift, this White Tea sanitizer will definitely delight your favorite tea lover. It's made with 70% alcohol so it's not too drying, and it's paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and silicone-free. From Nordstrom: this sanitizer is "infused with skin care-inspired ingredients like hyaluronic acid, prickly pear oil, and glycerin."  This sanitizer is bound to be a useful gift your favorite tea lover looks forward to using every single day.

Need more gift ideas? We recommend browsing these lists, which will help you shop for the other "lovers" in your life:

You can also check out our latest Tea Subscription Box reviews to find even more gift inspiration!


Are you fostering a healthy tea obsession? Please, tell us all about your favorite blends and products in the comments!

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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What a fantastic post! Such great gift ideas at a wide range of price points. I am so pleased with these ideas! Thanks, MSA!

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Mallory @ MSA

We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed this story, Nicole! 🍵

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I am a tea lover and I love this post.

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In one of the tea sub reviews the brewed tea was shown off in a lovely glass mug with glass strainer. I would love recommendations for getting one similar!

I found a Kendal “10 oz Glass Filtering Tea Maker with infuser Teapot Tea Cup” on Amazon that looks very nice, sort of a glass teapot for one with infuser that converts to a mug, so I might get that one (it’s $16.)

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What a great list! I just realized why I love the product posts (no just subscription box ones). I like subscription boxes because I don’t like shopping, and I get overwhelmed with too many choices. I think a lot of subscription addicts might be the same way. These product posts show me items that I might purchase, and I don’t have to hunt for them myself. Thanks MSA!

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Lindsey Morse

I’m so glad you’re enjoying these posts, Tiffany! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂

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I like Teabox, but don’t think they have a subscription box anymore.

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Lindsey Morse

Thanks for the head’s up, Molly! The post has been updated!

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The Gooseneck kettle and Earl Grey candle sound wonderful.

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Came here to say the same.

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Ooooh, I’m going to have to save this list to come back to. There are so many neat things on it!

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Really loved this list… many new products I had not previously heard of!

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