When you’re searching for the perfect gift, it’s all about personalization. You can’t go wrong with a gift tied to the recipient’s passions — even one as simple as tea! Whether they drink the same tea every morning or collect exotic loose-leaf teas, any tea lover in your life will undoubtedly love a gift that adds to their daily cuppa experience.
True tea lovers will likely have basics like the tea and kettle covered, so DIY gifts ranging from beauty treatments infused with tea to mug crafts are a perfect way to surprise them with something they’ve never seen before. We’ve rounded up 26 special gifts that you can give to all the tea lovers in your life.
1. Floral Tea Bags
Brighten their morning cup of tea with these simple and adorable floral tea bags. Use a combination of the recipient’s favorite tea and favorite flowers to create a gift made just for them. These would also make great spring gift ideas if your friend’s birthday is at the start of the year.
2. Tea Tin Planters
Chances are your friend goes through their fair share of tea — and tea tins! Reuse those finished tea tins to plant herbs like fresh mint that they can add to their tea. Or fill them with miniature cacti that are perfect for small kitchens.
3. Custom Photo Tea Mug
Your tea fanatic will absolutely love sipping their morning tea in these customizable mugs. You can add photos, words or both for a one of a kind mug — a personalized message or memory makes the tea that much more sweet!
4. Punny Coasters
Give a friend a fun and practical place to rest their mug. A play on words like “cute tea” or “hot tea” would make the perfect gift for that special someone, but you can choose any phrase you want, so get creative with the slogans you use.
5. Mason Jar Tea Kit
There are endless mason jar gift ideas and for a good reason — you can customize what’s inside to fit any interest, and the container itself is reusable! Fill up a mason jar with some essentials like tea sachets, honey and biscuits for the perfect gift for tea drinkers.
6. Chip Mug
Know a big Disney fan? Turn a plain mug into everyone’s favorite talking teacup – Chip from Beauty and the Beast. Best of all, this simple DIY only requires multi-colored paint pens and some basic art skills!
7. Serving Tray
Gift a tea lover a personalized serving tray to carry their tea and all the accoutrements for a traditional afternoon tea at home. Bonus — it also makes great coffee table decor when not in use!
8. Giant Custard Cream Cake
If they love sipping tea while watching British period dramas or The Great British Bake Off, this giant custard cream cake will be a delight! Put your decorating skills to the test and make this Victoria sponge version of a classic custard cream.
9. 3D Paper Teacup
Your friend probably has quite the stash of mugs already, but they’ll undoubtedly appreciate this thoughtful and cute paper teacup. Although it can’t be used for drinking, you can fill it with all sorts of other gifts like tea bags or sweet Mother’s Day messages!
10. Personalized Trivet
A trivet makes the perfect resting place for a hot kettle, and when you customize it with the right design, it looks good on display at all times. Any tea lover will surely appreciate such a thoughtful gift.
11. Teapot Vase
Upcycle or thrift an old teapot to make this classy and elegant teapot vase. A little spray paint goes a long way, so choose a color to complement their kitchen color scheme.
12. Tea-Inspired Facial Steam
Use spices like cinnamon and star anise to create a luxurious at-home spa treatment that will help unclog pores and boost radiance. The smell alone will transport them to a cup of comforting chai.
13. Tea Print Zip Pouch
Use your craft skills to decorate a zip pouch with cute tea cups. They can use it to store tea essentials or anything else! If sewing isn’t your cup of tea, simply customize a canvas pouch with their initials and fill it with their favorite tea.
14. Hand-Painted Tea Card
Practice your painting skills by decorating greeting cards with hand-drawn teacups! Try using paint pens for more precise control. The simple design fits any occasion!
15. Tea Cup Bird Feeder
For when a simple bird feeder just won’t do, this creative use of a cup and saucer gives a traditional bird feeder a simple, yet whimsical feel. Just keep an eye on greedy squirrels!
16. Lavender Shower Melts
These lavender-scented shower melts are reminiscent of your friend’s favorite floral teas. With only a few simple ingredients, you can create a spa in a jar!
17. Homemade Sugar Cubes
Add a little sweetness to a tea lover’s life with homemade sugar cubes. Mold these sweet treats into fun shapes like hearts to show the recipient how much you love them!
18. Travel Mug
As nice as it is to cozy up with a cup of tea, the reality is — life gets busy! Help a tea lover enjoy their favorite beverage on the go with a personalized travel mug.
19. Knitted Cup Cozy
Instead of the standard cardboard cup sleeve, knit a friend a reusable cup cozy. They’ll be creating less waste and sipping in style!
20. Floating Tea Cup Display
Create this stunning floating tea cup to add some magic to a friend’s home. Although it seems challenging, you can achieve the look with the easy-to-follow video tutorial!
21. Bottle Sock
Keep their favorite tea warm for longer with an insulating knit. Plus, the cozy look will make blustery days feel a little better.
22. Marker Quote Teapot
Use a permanent marker to upgrade a basic white teapot. Personalize it with a fun quote or words of encouragement to fill their morning cuppa with inspiration to start the day!
23. Green Tea Eye Mask
Whip up this energizing mask for tired under eyes with just a few pantry items! Matcha green tea helps depuff and honey helps brighten for a refreshed look.
24. Clay Tea Bag Rest
This handy homemade tea bag rest will give them somewhere to put their tea bag once it’s done steeping. The simple design is easy to recreate and will fit with any home style.
25. 3D Clay Mugs
Playful, fun-filled mugs like these will brighten any tea lover’s morning. The 3D elements make the vibrant colors really pop against a plain white background. Time to get creative!
26. Earl Grey Tea Soap
Earl grey is one of the most popular breakfast teas, so practically any tea lover would appreciate this delicious, fresh-smelling soap. The recipe makes enough for a few bars, so it’s a great option for group gifts.
27. DIY Marker Mug
Grab a marker and get creative! You won’t need much to follow this simple step-by-step DIY marker mug video tutorial. Draw something tea-related or completely abstract, but make it personal to the recipient in mind.
To some, the world of tea can feel overwhelming — with options ranging from the most basic black teas to exotic matcha — but if you have a friend whose dream is to become a tea sommelier you really can’t go wrong with anything on this list. Pinkies up!