21 Thoughtful Gifts For Tea Lovers For Everyday Use
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
Cost: $15 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION to 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.
The Cost: Starts at $7.75/cup, with discounts for longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Ships to: The US.
COUPON: Use code GIGANTE40 to save $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.
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
Cost: Plans start at $20 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA40 to 40% off your first box, plus free shipping.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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?
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.”
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
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!)
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
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.
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
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
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Any 16 oz. Cup
Water or Milk
Strainer for Tea Leaves and Boba
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.
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!