Looking for tea gifts? Searching for a gift for someone whose kettle is always on or can’t start the day until they’ve had their morning cup of tea? We’ve chosen our favourite gifts for tea lovers, from beautiful versions of kettles, tea sets and teapots, to hampers, chocolate, fun flavours of tea and even tea-infused booze.
To keep the tea theme going, why not treat a loved one to one of our favourite afternoon tea deliveries? Or, check out our best afternoon tea recipes, including Victoria sponge and sausage rolls, to throw the ultimate birthday party.
Best tea gifts
Fortnum & Mason has created this Taste of Tea gift box for the ultimate tea lover’s gift. With three miniature tins of its bestselling teas, clotted cream digestives for dunking and a tea strainer in its signature blue, this is everything a tea lover needs for the ultimate tea break. Go for the earl grey version for a tin of the classic plus earl grey shortbreads.
Brighten up their next cuppa with this ceramic teapot – it’s sure to cheer up their morning tea even when the weather doesn’t match up. With its sunset colours, bold palm print and shiny gold hardware, this teapot looks good enough to display all day long.
If you’re serving tea from a teapot, it’s only right that the milk be poured elegantly from a jug. This cheery dandelion print from Emma Bridgewater is a colourful addition to an afternoon tea set, or choose from a range of patterns including classic polka dot, stars or bumblebees.
Tea by day, G&T by night? This alcoholic tea combines the best of both worlds, infusing London dry gin with cold-brewed earl grey for a truly unique drink. With citrus notes from the bergamot, along with a floral edge and spiced gin background, this charming bottle makes a memorable gift. Serve chilled over ice for a refreshing summer tipple.
For the tea lover who isn’t fussy, this caddy set has a little bit of everything, with four tins for different times of day. From refreshing Mint Melody to the cinnamon-scented rooibos, these simple tins will keep someone well-stocked.
For a timeless tea set worth the investment, you can’t beat Wedgwood. Perfect for a luxurious wedding gift, this bone china set of four tea cups and saucers has a peony print and delicate gold banding.
Buying a present for a tea lover with a sweet tooth? This earl grey tea dark chocolate with beautifully illustrated packaging and citrus notes from the bergamot is an irresistible sweet treat, perfect for a snapping off a square after dinner.
You might be familiar with coffee liqueur, but that’s not the only hot beverage that can be transformed into something a little stronger. Conker Distillery and Fortnum & Mason have joined together to make the world’s first tea liqueur, combining cold-brewed black tea, spring water and liqueur distilled in Dorset, for a truly unique gift.
If you know someone branching into matcha, this matcha tea starter kit is the perfect gift for opening up a whole new style of tea making. Containing a tin of pure-grade matcha, distinctive matcha brush and spoon and matcha recipe plus tips, this has everything you need for a striking, Instagram-ready cup.
A cup of tea starts with boiling the kettle. For a housewarming gift they’ll use every day, this classic KitchenAid kettle has adjustable temperature control, so they can get bespoke with each brew. If they have a KitchenAid mixer, pick the colour to match!
Switch up their standard mug of English breakfast with Fortnum & Mason’s range of flavoured teas. We love the cheery packaging of the sundae tea – a green tea blend with strawberry, pineapple and mango. Alternatively, try zesty lemon curd tea or unique mint humbug tea.
Experience a luxurious tea ritual with this delicate set. A packet of loose darjeeling tea comes with two tea bowls, two organic cotton napkins (hand-printed in Sri Lanka), filters and a tea caddy spoon to make enjoying a cup of tea a truly relaxing moment.
If you can’t be there to celebrate in person, why not send something special in the post? This mini M&S afternoon tea set combines a pretty rose plant with a tin of luxury gold tea and buttery Scottish shortbread.