If the matcha lattes taking over your Instagram feed weren’t a big enough tip, tea is definitely having a moment—and for good reason. Herbal tea has medicinal qualities (like soothing a sore throat!), relaxes your muscles, and even contains disease-fighting compounds. But people aren’t just drinking the stuff anymore: you can find tea in your favorite skin and hair care products, too.
So, it’s no wonder you have that friend who’s obsessed with the stuff—meaning they’re the easiest person to shop for come gift giving time. One thing to keep in mind: When you’re trying to find that special something for tea lovers, it’s all about choosing items that will enhance the experience of their favorite herbal drink.
If you’re still looking for the right gift, check out our list of tea-inspired finds. From flavor-packed samplers to tea-infused beauty products, there’s something for every tea lover on this list.
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The entire tea-making process is simplified with this Pure Zen tumbler. All you have to do is pop your favorite loose leaf tea blend or bags into the tumbler’s stainless steel infuser and you’re all set (easy, right?). The tumbler comes with its own neoprene sleeve for protection and can be used for green, black, white, and matcha teas, as well as fruit-infused water.
For the tea lover whose tried them all, gift them this unique chai tea sampler from Vahdam Tea. Bursting with interesting flavors, their loose leaves come in bright shades of brown, yellows, and hints of orange. The sampler includes the original masala chai, cardamom masala chai, sweet cinnamon masala chai, and seven other milk tea options that will open their tastebuds to a whole new world.
Grow your favorite herbal drink in your backyard with this kit from Nature’s Blossom. The Sow and Grow kit includes four seeds: catnip, chamomile, lemon balm, and mint. You won’t even have to worry about buying any planting accessories, because the kit includes four biodegradable planters, soil discs, and plant markers—everything you need to create a thriving herbal garden.
You’re never too old to play with animals, right? This box of five adorable animal diffusers will make any tea-drinking experience that much more fun. The infusers are super easy to use and fit any mug: just remove the bottom half and pack it with your favorite loose tea. They’re also made of food grade non-toxic silicone and are dishwasher safe to make clean-up a a breeze.
Who said you have to keep your favorite tea in a cardboard box? Brighten up any kitchen counter and keep your tea in one place with this air tight, BPA-free floral container. Thanks to its vacuum seal system (simply push a button!), it will keep any loose leaf tea fresher for longer. It’s also super durable, so it makes for a great travel container, too.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream
Formulated with real honey and fragrant green tea extract, this calming lotion pampers both body and mind. She’ll relish how the subtle scent lingers after application, and just how soothing the cream feels on dry winter skin. Keep it tucked away for the inevitable white elephant gift exchange you’re bound to get roped into at some point (or pick up a tub for yourself!).
A tea kettle should be just as durable as it is stunning. Anyone who loves to sip on tea knows that simply microwaving a cup of water won’t do. To really unleash the aroma and flavor of your favorite brew, you need boiling water. This classic whistling tea kettle has a wide base to quicken boiling time, a heat-resistant handle for safe pouring, and comes in six gorgeous colors.
For the hardcore tea collector in your life, why not give the gift of organization with this sleek bamboo tea box? With eight equal compartments and a magnetic locking features, they’ll be able to store their favorite varieties in one easy-to-see place, all while maintaining the freshness of their favorite teas.
The ingenuiTEA brews nothing short of the perfect cup of tea, every single time. Just add loose leaves and water to the vessel, let it brew, and then place it atop your mug of choice before opening the release valve. Instead of straining the leaves with bruising force, the ingenuiTEA caresses them with gravity. What she’s left with is 16 ounces of perfectly steeped flavor.
This compact tea set makes it easy to hit the road with a companion who also keeps tea a top priority. The portable set’s sleek Nordic design and colorful carrying case will have her sipping in style, and the double-walled glass of the two cups and infuser-equipped teapot will ensure her hands stay cool.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
If she is obsessed with black tea, surprise her with this seriously hydrating overnight mask from Fresh, which is formulated with black tea ferment and extract, as well as blackberry leaf extract, skin-firming peptides, and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture during the cold, dry months. It will make the final step of her nightly skincare routine a relaxing one.
For the person in your life who finds pleasure in the process and wants to gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry behind the brew, this is the perfect gift. This beginner-friendly set holds the necessary tools for preparing a delicious cup of traditional matcha green tea: a whisk, whisk holder, scoop, sifter, bowl, and Japanese matcha green tea powder.
Infused with a harmonious trio of green tea, cucumber, and peppermint essential water, this invigorating facial mist delivers a hydrating spritz to the face or neck, as well as a dose of antioxidant protection supplied by the green tea. It can be used as a final touch to her makeup or skincare routine, or enjoyed as the perfect post-workout cool-down.
The cutest way to take tea on the go? With this stylish all-in-one chip resistant travel mug. It has a heat-insulated handle and infuser (which is kept in place by the spill-proof lid) to simplify the brewing process. The lid also doubles as a coaster. You get a variety of fun colors to choose from and it comes prepackaged in a gift box so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of wrapping another present.
Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Gift Box
If they’re just getting into tea, offer them countless flavors with this tea gift box from Taylors of Harrogate. The set includes 48 tea bags and six different varieties of tea that taste delicious hot or iced: English breakfast, decaffeinated breakfast, lemon & orange, pure Assam, green tea with jasmine, organic peppermint, and organic chamomile.
Takeya Iced Tea Maker
Tea is just as delicious once summer and spring hit! But if you’ve ever tried to make iced tea yourself at home, you know how fast it can result in a watered down brew. But with this handy pitcher, your freshly made tea will chill fast with no fuss. Its durable body can take on boiling hot or ice cold temps, the lid is leak-proof (ideal if you need to give it a good shake), and the infuser is big enough to be used for both loose leaf and bagged teas.
Maison Margiela Tea Escape
If she appreciates both tea and a lovely perfume, look no further than this herbaceous fragrance from Maison Margiela. The top notes of bergamot, mint, and pink pepper are complemented by middle notes of jasmine and green tea. The lingering scent is soft, fresh, and just as soothing as her favorite cup of tea. Plus, the unique glass bottle will look gorgeous on any vanity.