Choose a Theme
At the top of our list for tea lover gift basket ideas is having a theme. Tea and snacks are a classic theme, but you can get creative and build a basket around their favorite hobby, like journaling, gardening, or sewing.
Build a theme around a favorite book like Alice in Wonderland, or a favorite television show like Star Trek (try a tea trio with a “Boldy Go” muslin bag).
Heart-shaped vanilla rose tea cakes are a visually beautiful tea for a floral or romantic theme.
Edible treats are great tea lover gift basket ideas. Include a jar of something non-perishable like jam, marmalade, or honey. Depending on your friend’s tastes, you might also consider something savory like mustard, pickles, or salsa. To go with the food in the jar, include some dry goods like cookies, scones, crackers, or pretzels.
If you are going for a baking theme with your basket, build a jar of pre-measured dry ingredients for a “just add eggs, milk, or butter” kit for easily making cookies or brownies in the future. Be sure to attach the recipe and instructions to the jar.
Tea-infused chocolate or other sweets like Raw Honey Drops can balance out the edible treat selection.
Tea and books often go hand-in-hand, so gifts related to books or writing can be great tea lover gift basket ideas. Include a notebook for journaling and consider including journaling prompts on decorative index cards. To help fill that notebook, include a quality pen or a set of colored pencils.
If not a journal, your friend might appreciate a set of blank note cards either with a tea party design or a design that fits your basket’s theme.
A great addition might be a new book, non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, or otherwise. Perhaps the book you include inspired the theme of your basket. Sneak a nice letterpress bookmark inside the pages as an extra surprise.
Dress It Up
The final tips for tea lover gift basket ideas include dressing up your items. Tie off cellophane snack bags or jar tops with ribbon or washi tape. If you made a custom treat, use a cute sticker or a tie-on label for your creation. Include silk or fresh flowers if they suit your theme and your recipient.
Take a look at these ideas for mindful party favors for plenty more small ways to jazz up your basket.
Perhaps most important of all, remember a card with a written sentiment. The envelope with your card could also include a gift card or monthly tea subscription for a gift of tea that keeps on giving.
Now you are ready to assemble an amazing gift basket for your favorite tea lover. Get creative, stay mindful, and happy gifting!