2023 Best Gifts for Tea Drinkers Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Best Gifts for Tea Drinkers Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for ideas for the best gifts for tea drinkers? After everything in the last three years, our friends and family members are needing more self care and support than ever. We have some suggestions for every budget and scenario you can think of – whether that's getting a gift for the tea drinker who has everything, getting someone to start sippin' who doesn't drink tea, or just a delightful holiday surprise for the occasional tea aficionado.

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person holding a bag of loose leaf tea

Tea Gifts for Health & Self Care

If we've learned anything from 2021 it is that our wealth is in our health! If you're looking for a tea gift that encourages some health and self care, we've got just the thing! I can't recommend highly enough our herbal teas for fighting colds and flu: Tender Loving Care (with sea buckthorn berry) and Self Care (with elderberry) as well as Rejuvenation (with fresh ginger).

Pair any or all of these teas with one of our tea infuser mugs;I recommend this one because the large infuser basket that comes with it allows for plenty of room for the herbs and spices to infuse, plus these mugs come with a lid so you can leave the tea to steep for several minutes for a powerful brew and it won't go cold! The mug is clear glass so it's just gorgeous to watch the tea brew.

And one last suggestion: maybe one of our sweeteners. As the saying goes, a spoonful of sugar makes...

person pouring loose leaf tea, brewed, into a glass mug

Isn't the Perfect Tea Mug so gorgeous?!

Tea Gifts for a Tea Lover who Has Everything

Know a tea lover who just has everything in the cupboard, but you still want to gift them with a little bit of holiday surprise and delight? Try our tea of the month club gift. It was rated the #1 loose leaf tea subscription, and members often stay in the club for years.

A great thing about the tea subscription is that you can choose how many months to gift (the gift that keeps on giving, so to speak), so it's great for any budget, and the gift subscription also comes with the same perks as everyone else: free shipping, frequent discount offers, and a thriving and supportive community. And that's exactly what everyone needs more of in 2024.

couple drinking tea

Tea club members come for the teas, and stay because of the community.

Tea Gifts for the Occasional Tea Sipper

Looking for a gift for a tea drinker when the moment suits them? Got it. My suggestion is to gift them teaware and accessories that make tea time more special AND easier!

Our pewter heart tea scoop really sends an I-appreciate-you vibe, and it's also functional. Pair it with our Victorian infuser which is not only lovely to look at but is easy to clean and has a large infuser basket that works in any mug.

Of course, freshen up their cupboard with some tea, as well. I suggest classic flavors that are also calming and helpful, like Candy Cane tea or our aptly-named Gratitude Blend Earl Grey.

a pewter tea scoop shaped like a heart

What a beautiful way to spoon out a portion of tea!

Tea Gifts to Introduce Someone to Tea

Know of someone who would love to get into tea, but they need some encouragement? Gift them the tools they need to get started!

We have a Tea Lover Starter Kit that comes with everything you need (if you're not a tea connoisseur yourself). We only stock teaware that is functional, so know any of our products will be great for tea beginners.

Be sure to tell them about our blog, as we have a learning section that will introduce them to everything they need to know about tea!

loose leaf tea starter kit gift box

This gift box is approachable and SO thoughtful especially for anyone hoping to start a tea habit in the new year.

Tea Gifts on a Tight Budget

On a tight budget but wanting a thoughtful tea lover gift? We have options. I personally love our cute tea tins; the size is just right for a tea cupboard, and they're an affordable way to add some impact to a gift. We have several designs, not just holiday ones (but the holiday ones only last a few weeks so don't wait!). You can get a couple of tins plus a tea and still be under $20.

Some of my favorite teas to send as gifts during the winter are the Soul Warmer nutty caramel herbal tea and Porch Sipping Pecan black tea.

snowflake holiday tea tin

Tins are a cute and affordable way to add impact to a gift.

Tea Thank You / Gratitude Gifts

For sending a thank you tea gift, I actually suggest sending some tea and a lovely message. It's a simple touch, but sometimes the simplest gifts have the most impact. If you're in a rush, just order with a gift note and let us take care of the rest.

I've mentioned some other teas for gifting already, but for a gratitude gift I do love our Mindful Morning Earl Grey creme (available in both black and decaf black).

Another option for bigger impact is our Baker's Box; it's basically an afternoon tea party in a box — cute, adorable, and delicious, and the scone mix is easy to make and fun to enjoy.

baker's box tea gift box

Everyone loves food gifts. This one is exceptional!

Last Minute Tea Gifts

If you're running behind on your gifts for the tea lovers in your life, we have a couple of good options for you. You can opt for a tea digital gift card and then deliver the message of good tidings to your giftee right away! Another option is to choose a tea of the month gift subscription, have it set to start in January, and then again just let your giftee know of your generosity.

woman smiling with a mug of tea

Don't hesitate to drop us an email if you need some further suggestions or help – we'd love to hear from you!

Lastly, don't forget to treat yourself! You've done your best in 2023, so be sure to pick out a tea flavor or two for yourself for some 2024 encouragement.

Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe. He authors our award-winning weekly email newsletter, The Blend and curates our popular organic tea of the month club.
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