If you know a tea lover then, I'm sure you’ll be well aware, they probably have quite a collection of tea. Short of gifting them another packet to add to their cupboard, here's a list of alternative tea based gifts!
Stocking Fillers & Secret Santa
Because. Hello! Chocolate! Take a little risk and go for tea infused chocolate, which is being made available by more and more specialist chocolatiers. Check the Ombar Lemon and Green Tea Chocolate Bar and Prestat Earl Grey Truffles.
Average Price: Usually under £5, but up to £15 if your pushing the boat out with truffles.
These can be fun, entertaining and come in pretty much any form, ranging from a submarine to a flower to a pug! You’re bound to find something your tea lover will enjoy.
Average Price: Under £10, but over £5.
Apologies if your tea lover isn’t inclined to using lip balm, but tea is increasingly being used in beauty products and lip balms are a cute little gift that are useful for both men and women. Check out this cute set from Pinwheel.
Average Price: Under £5 for a single stick and usually under £10 for a set.
Something a little different, but again another fun and entertaining gift that available in a number for formats, including origami and fish!
Average Price: Under £10.
Little Gifts for someone you love
Perhaps your tea lover is also a book lover or simply just has a thirst for knowledge. There are all manner of tea books out there, from the traditional ancient classics, modern overviews and cook books! Check out this post for a round up of tea books.
Average Price: Under £20, some even under £15.
Tea often gives out great aromas, helping to relax and invigorate, meaning that many tea lovers feel a deep connection to smell. Why not try something different with a teacup candle or a teapot oil burner pretty paper packages.
Average Price: Under £10.
Infused Beauty Products
Lip balms were already mentioned, but you can also get a whole range of beauty products infused with tea! Incredible! This include; soaps, bath salts, moisturisers, face masks, bath bombs and Perfume.
Average Price: From around £10+. Some products being as much as £50.
Cold Brew Steeper
A useful gift for those hot summer days. You can also get thermos brewers which will keep tea cold (or hot) for longer.
Average Price: Between £15 and £30.
Gifts for Someone You Really Love
Temperature Control Kettle
This isn’t just a kettle. This is the kettle. A kettle that operates at your required temperature. If you’re not a tea lover yourself, you may not know that different teas need to be steeped at difference temperatures to create the best flavours. These kettles help you get the right temperature with ease!
Average Price: As little as £30 or as much as £100+!
Blend/Make Your Own
Ok, so this is technically tea and a bit of a cheat item to add to the list, but it’s a truly creative gift. You can even get special caffine free, chai and bubble tea kits.
Average Price: £25+
Nagoya Iron Teapot
Much converted, very beautiful and a tad pricey. Is it worth it? Yes, you’ll be loved forever.
Average Price: Traditionally £55+, but if you look carefully you can find some around the £30 mark.
Tea Tasting / Blending Work Shop
A fun and educational experience that any tea lover is bound to enjoy, specially those who are hand on and creative.
Average Price: Between £30 and £60.