The best Mother’s Day gifts for tea lovers

If you're buying for a tea fan, we've shortlisted our favourite presents that will ensure a piping hot reception.

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by Sophie Knight |
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Looking for a gift for your tea-loving mum this Mother's Day, but can’t decide what to choose? We’re here to help. Here at What's The Best we have some serious tea aficionados on the team, who’ve got together to shortlist our favourite tea-related presents that any tea lover will appreciate.

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Whether you’re buying for Mother's Day or a birthday, there are lots of options in our guide for tea lovers – from spoons, teapots and hampers, to gift experiences and hampers.

We’ve naturally chosen a hamper from Fortnum & Mason’s – how could we ignore such a staple of British tea appreciation. We also have F&M tea, plus a gorgeous Emma Bridgewater teapot, and a few gadgets to bring a sense of fun to the tea-making process.

So whatever type of tea your loved one likes – whether black, green or matcha – we’ve chosen a range of ideas that hopefully will inspire your gifting.


The Best Gifts For Tea Lovers this Mother's Day 2022

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Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Garden Party Monogram Mug

A classic Mother's Day gift is an initial mug- and what could be better for your tea-loving mum? This beautifully designed mug from Anthropology is made from handpainted decaled stoneware, and you can get any letter you wish.

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Buyagift Afternoon Tea Gift Experience Box

Taking your tea-loving loved one out for afternoon tea is possibly the best gift you could bestow upon them. This gift experience box offers 465 different experiences to choose from, and it's valid for two years from the date of purchase – which is handy at the moment, as it's hard to plan for days out, we know.

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Fortnum & Masons The Love of Tea Hamper

A real treat, this hamper from F&M will make any tea lover's day. It's full to the brim with tea and treats, including six types of tea, a tea caddy, a strainer, biscuits, raspberry preserve, truffles, and A Time For Tea book. And of course, all of it inside one of the iconic wicker hampers.

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Three Mini Fruit-flavoured Teas

Can't quite stretch to an F&M hamper? Treating someone to this set of teas is just as good – a cup of Fortnum tea is simply divine, and this set gives the option of fruit teas. It includes "three refreshing blends of black tea with a hint of fruit: apple, cranberry and strawberry". Plus, the little tins aren't just cute, but make great small plant pots once they're empty.

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V&A Biscuit Selection, 360g

What goes well with a cup of tea? Biscuits. These V&A biscuits, exclusive to John Lewis, aren't just delicious, but come in a stylish tin you can keep too. We can't guarantee these biscuits will last very long, though.

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Pols Potten Grandpa Cup and Saucer Tea Set

A set of four wonderful teacups and saucers, these are just beautiful and we would be overjoyed to receive these as a gift. There'll be no waiting for special guests to visit to use these cups – get them out on a normal Tuesday and bring some glamour to your tea break. Editor's favourite!

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Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot 4 Mug Teapot

Emma Bridgewater's designs are famous and ever-popular, for good reason – they just look great, don't they? We love this teapot and it'll look beautiful on a kitchen shelf, as well as being a good pourer.

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SELETTI Hybrid Armilla Bone China Porcelain Spoons (set of three)

Every tea aficionado needs a good set of teaspoons – and these are stunning. Bone China with a delicate flower design, these will bring a sense of elegance to their cuppa.

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Bath Tea Bag Box

Gift these bath tea bags and your giftee will enjoy a relaxing bath with the scents of tea; each tea bag contains essential oils, Dead Sea salts, flowers and herbs to bring out the luxurious fragrances as you bathe. And, they're all hand-made.

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Noveltea The Tale Of Earl Grey

If your loved one loves gin as much as they love tea, then this bottle is the ideal gift. We're huge fans of this tipple – an Earl Grey tea and gin blend that is the ideal cocktail. You can drink it straight, but personally, we'd have it with a dash of tonic.

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Kuchenprofi Tea Boy Penguin

OK so this one looks a bit random, but it's supremely popular – perhaps as a jokey present that turns out to be fun and useful. Attach your teabag (one with the string) to the penguin's beak, and he'll dunk it into your mug to brew the tea – it has a timer, so you can set the time for optimum brewing.

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Tea Growbar

Ideal if you're buying for a tea lover who also likes gardening, this Growbar contains three types of tea seeds – Peppermint, Camomile and Fennel. Simply add water and watch the seeds grow – they'll take about six weeks for the seedlings to be ready to plant in pots. It's 100% eco-friendly.

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Goodwei Japanese Matcha Tea Ceremony Set

Does your giftee love matcha tea? Or maybe they've never tried it? This set is ideal for a new tea experience, including a Japanese tea bowl, bamboo whisk, and a bamboo matcha scoop. It doesn't include the matcha tea, so remember to buy some of that too here.

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Mr Tea Infuser

A fun little gift– I have this little chap and he does cheer up my cup of tea. Fill his trousers with a teaspoon or two of tea leaves, pop him into your cup with his arms over the rim, and let the tea steep. Cute and practical.

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Tea Subscription

Sign your giftee up to a tea subscription, and every month they can receive a new variety of tea to enjoy. This subscription, which you can choose for three, six, nine, or 12 months, brings two different types of loose leaf tea (each pouch providing 10-20 cups of tea). You also get a tea infuser for the first month.

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Sophie Knight is Editor of WhatsTheBest and Contributing Editor for Mother&Baby, Closer, Heat, Yours, and Empire websites.

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