Top 10 Quirky Gifts for Tea Lovers UK

Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or “just because” gift, tea lovers always love receiving tea… so long as it’s the type of tea they like! With endless types of teas and numerous tea brands, how do you know if it’s the kind of tea they like?

This is where I can help. I am a tea lover!

I’ve researched and found 10 tea gifts that any tea lover would be happy to unwrap. It includes tea ware, tea-themed gifts, and tea sets that will definitely contain at least one tea type that will make your recipient smile.

All of these gifts are available in the UK, and I’ve tried to stick with familiar brands to support British businesses.

The Best Gifts of Tea

Just a reminder before we dig in – always check the returns policy and shipping policy. Most of these gifts ship from within the UK, but others come from abroad. You don’t want your gifts for tea lovers to arrive late!

Whittard’s Best Tea Lovers Gift

Whittard’s Best Tea Lovers Gift
  • Great for: Anyone who loves biscuits and a cuppa
  • Price range: $$

The Whittard Best of British Gift Box contains 3x mini caddies of Piccadilly Blend, Chelsea Breakfast, and Covent Garden Blend. It also has a tea infuser (so it’s safe to give to someone who hasn’t brewed loose leaf tea before) and all-butter chocolate chip shortbread biscuits.

It’s a really nice British themed gift set that works for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

If you know that your tea lover is a fan of a specific tea type, then Whittard also do gift sets that I recommend. Check out the English Breakfast Gift Set and Earl Grey Gift Set.

Loose Leaf and Mug Tea Strainer

Loose Leaf and Mug Tea Strainer
  • Great for: Teabag drinkers who want to try loose leaf
  • Price range: $

The Wee Tea Company are a new brand to me, but they’re pretty awesome. They’re actually Scottish! Their Mug Infuser & Loose Tea Gift Set is a really great idea. If you know someone who loves a cuppa but doesn’t know how to expand into loose tea and specialty teas, this can help. It contains a mug infuser (compatible with any mug) and 1 box of tea.

I really like that you can pick which tea type it comes with. Play it safe with Breakfast Tea or Mighty Chai, or you can go for something a little crazy like Rhubarb Rooibos.

Twinings’ Tea Lovers Gift Set

Twinings’ Tea Lovers Gift Set
  • Great for: an amazing afternoon tea session
  • Price range: $$$

The Twinings Bee Happy Hamper is such a cute gift and it’s great for big events like birthdays. The 20-inch wicker hamper contains 4 teas – Everyday, English Breakfast, Lady Grey and Assam. But the real star of this gift is the tea ware. A teapot, 2 mugs, sugar pot, milk jug, and teabag tidy are all made with the bee happy theme.

It’s so adorable!

Personally, I think this tea gift would better suit and older tea fan. For the granny that loves an afternoon tea with her friends, this is the ultimate gift.

Tea-Themed Art Print

Tea-Themed Art Print
  • Great for: The home décor lover who’s always on Pinterest
  • Price range: $

I am a huge fan of this kind of wall art. I actually have a trio of tea-themed quotes framed on my walls at home. They look fantastic with a modern and minimalistic décor theme!

This Mansfield Park Quote Art Print is a great small gift for a tea lover. The print is sold in a handmade wooden frame, but it doesn’t have any glass in it. This allows you to actually see and feel the texture of the paper (that’s a real book page behind the print) and it ensures that it won’t smash to pieces during delivery.

Taylors of Harrogate Gift Set of Tea

Taylors of Harrogate Gift Set of Tea
  • Great for: When they don’t know what they want
  • Price range: $

This is one of the most affordable tea gifts on the list, and also one of the best. I’ve only reviewed one Taylors of Harrogate tea officially on the blog, but after 3 years it’s still one of my most highly rated cuppas.

So, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Assorted Speciality Teas Selection Box as a gift for anyone who likes tea. It’s available to buy on Amazon, so you know that delivery is going to be quick and easy to sort out.

Really Cute Glass Tea Ware Gifts

Really Cute Glass Tea Ware Gifts
  • Great for: Tea lovers that are sippin’ pretty
  • Price range: $$

This tea ware set in a soft mulberry pink tint is so pretty. It’s perfect for anyone who loves to sip their tea from a cute teacup. The Luxury Amethyst Afternoon Tea Glassware set is customisable too – select from a set of 4 mugs, or 4 cups and saucers. You can also get a luxury rose gold gift box to go with it, which I highly recommend.

It just makes the whole thing that little bit more special.

Oh, and the high-quality glass is dishwasher safe! By purchasing these gifts for tea lovers, you’ll be supporting DIBOR, a small workshop business in Yorkshire.

Chocolate and Tea Gift Boxes

chocolate and tea gifts for tea lovers
  • Great for: Anyone with a sweet tooth
  • Price range: $

Chocolate and tea is such a great pairing (I’ve actually got a whole guide to this food pairing in the works) and it makes a lovely gift. The Chocolate and Tea Catch Up Gift Set by Lucocoa Chocolate contains 4 teabags by Good and Proper, plus 4 chocolate bars.

This is luxury chocolate, by the way. It’s sourced from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Belize. Only one bar of chocolate is milk chocolate, while the others are dark chocolate. But don’t let that put you off – whatever your tea lover doesn’t eat, they can easily bake with instead.

All The Snacks for Afternoon Tea

All The Snacks for Afternoon Tea
  • Great for: A summer birthday party or picnic
  • Price range: $$$

Okay, so I’m salivating just looking at the photos for this awesome gift for tea lovers. It doesn’t actually contain any tea, so if your tea-loving friend is already swamped with teas to drink, this is a great option.

The ‘Cuppa Rosie’ Homemade Afternoon Tea Hamper is made by Mother Supper. It contains a range of savoury and sweet foods that go great with a cup of tea, and it’s sent in a lovely hamper box.

There’s a veggie version too, but bear in mind that it’s not suitable for vegans and still contains numerous allergens (gluten, milk, sesame, etc.).

Loose Tea Gift Set

Loose Tea Gifts for tea lovers
  • Great for: Someone who wants to try new tea types
  • Price range: $$

Most tea gift sets contain the usual – an English Breakfast, a standard chai, a chamomile, and of course, an Earl Grey. And that’s why this Seven Loose Leaf Tea Gift is so good. It’s different.

Inside the tin, you get a tea infuser, plus 7 different tea types: Masala Chai, Peppermint, Very Berry, Strawberries and Cream, Orange Spice, Tropical Mango, and Rose Red Bush.

It’s sold by Spice Kitchen through Not On The High Street. At the time of writing this, it’s delivered with free UK delivery too!

A Little Honey for Your Tea

bee themed gifts for tea lovers
  • Great for: Tea-drinking bakers and chefs
  • Price range: $$$

Some people love tea, but they aren’t crazy about it. And that’s okay – there’s a British tea gift for this kind of tea lover too! The Bee Matching Set by Strive Creatives contains a cute bee mug, bee print tea towel, and a matching notebook.

For the chef who loves sitting down, writing recipes in the kitchen and sipping on a hot cup of tea, this gift is heaven. I also really like that the white ceramic mug is dishwasher safe and good to go in the microwave too, in case they fancy a hot chocolate instead.

Under £10 Stocking Fillers

tea stocking fillers

Most of my gifts so far have been between £10 and £50 – although those prices will change over time, so don’t take my word for it. If that’s a little too high for you, then check out these smaller gifts all under £10. They’re great as tea stocking fillers!

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