I generally dislike talking about Christmas until after my birthday (22nd November - put it in your diaries) but I have seen some of the most incredible tea Christmas gifts this year and I can't see many of them staying in stock for too much longer, so I thought I would put together a little gift guide of my favourite bits and bobs that I've seen floating around the tea world!
Bird & Blend
Lets start by addressing the fact that B&B have killed it with the advent calender's this year, I know its not technically something you could buy as a Christmas present but if you fancied getting someone and early present - they're still offering their normal advent calendar which included a mix of 23 different teas and matchas, but this Christmas they have bought out an entirely matcha calendar which even comes with a mini whisk. I have one of the normal tea advents this year and will be opening it everyday over on my Instagram @amyleecupoftea. They have some amazing new things out this year that would be amazing for tea newbies, they have various tea boxes this year that have a range of different teas like The Dreamer Tea Gift Box, The Best of British Tea Box, The Faves ,The Christmas Tea Box & The Christmas Tea Selection Box which contains 36 individually wrapped teabags of their best selling blends. If you're looking to buy for someone who is massively tea obsessed then The Ultimate BB Chest would be the best thing EVER, it contains every tea in their currently collection and a few limited edition ones, a Brewdini steeper, Cold Brew Bottle & a perfect Teaspoon, its pricey but will give a tea lover pretty much everything they could possibly ask for. If you fancy buying someone some individual teas or matchas then be sure to use code AMYLEETEABIRD41 for 20% off your first order.
Teapigs are the tea masters of stocking fillers, they have really well priced gift ideas that would suit tea lovers and tea newbies alike. They have loads of selection packs, I looove the Pick n' Mix Tea Box where you can choose what 12 teas you want to be included, this is such a good way to introduce people to Teapigs amazing teas, or you have bundles such as the Super Christmas Bundle or the Feel Good Bundle where you get full size packs of a curated selection of their teas. Teapigs have also bought out their first ever advent calendar this year, again, this is another amazing way to try out what teas the brand has to offer and its also a super fun and less calorific option compare to the traditional chocolate advent. On the Teapigs website they stock a range of mugs in colaboration with the artist Gemma Correll which are so cute, they have a few gift sets as well that would make amazing gifts like the Ultimate Bundle & the Pug and Piglet Bundle.
Can we just take a second to appreciate T2's packaging for this festive season?! T2 always deliver the most incredible Christmas ranges and this years is definitely no exception, the whole collection is themed around classic books with a fairy tale, Brothers Grimm feel to everything. Their Christmas teas which this year are Who Stole the Eggnog, Lady Esmerelda's Ultimate Dream Dictionary & A Trifle Delicious , are all packaged in boxes that look like actual books, they look amazing. T2 have the most insane tea ware, I have a glass teacup with peacocks on (you've probably seen in on here before - I'm obsessed with it) and its the nicest cup I've ever owned, unfortunately they don't stock it anymore but the Gatsby Taj Teacup is similar and just as beautiful, they also do amazing flasks and teapots. Their Christmas range includes some beautiful gift boxes like the Festive Affair , Next Stop, Candyland & A Tea Party For Twenty which include a selection of limited edition and all year round teas. T2 have also bought out two new advent calender's after the success of their calendar last year, one for 12 days and another for 24 days, I had the calendar last year and I loved it, I'm planning on getting one for this year too! If you're looking for some little stocking fillers then the Mini Trees & tea infused candles are super cute and affordable.
Whittard of Chelsea
Whittards have some amazing non tea related gifts - specifically anything hot chocolate related, their Hot Chocolate Stacking Tin looks amazing, but I'm gonna focus on their tea gifts only today. The Christmas Feast of Tea has a selection of 8 different teas including their limited edition Christmas Tea, this gift is an absolute bargain at only £16 (Whittards have also got 20% off selected gifts so that takes this down to £12!). They have also released their first ever tea advent this year, the price tag is higher than the others included in this post but it is very lux, its very sturdy and instead of the traditional doors your tea is housed in little drawers which are decorated with beautiful ornate patterns and ribbons to open them. The whole calendar contains 94 tea bags which is A LOT of teabags! Their range of festive teas this year is amazing and they all come in beautiful patterned tins, I popped into store at the weekend and tried Glitter Tea (literally my PERFECT tea) and Mulled Wine and they were both amazing, the perfect gift for any festive tea lover!
I hope you all enjoyed my little tea gift guide! I hope it gave you some ideas for gifts if you're like me and haven't even attempted to start shopping yet! X
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