As a nation, it’s fair to say that we Brits can’t get enough of tea, with a whopping 165 million cups of it being drunk in the UK daily. If you’re after a gift for the loved one who is happiest when they have a cup of tea in hand, we've compiled a list of some of the best ideas from the World Wide Web to give them an extra smile as they get their daily fix.
It may seem a little obvious, but mugs are the perfect present. After all, who doesn’t love enjoying their favourite drink in a lovely new mug? There are a billion and one available out there, so a good idea to make yours stand out even more and to show your loved one how much you care is to get them a personalised one. It could be a photo upload mug, or you could choose a slogan significant to them to adorn their new favourite mug. A good range to check out is the personalised mugs by myphotogifts.co.uk.
Officially a mug’s best friend; coasters are the great accompaniment to any mug or tea related gift. You could opt for a humorous one, a sweet one or even a cheeky one (though perhaps not ideal if they want to keep it at the office!). You could get a matching one to the mug too which would serve as a nice little extra.
Prints with tea related slogans look great in the kitchen, or in fact, any place where your recipient enjoys their tea! We’ve all seen the ‘Keep Calm and Drink Tea’ ones, so why not go for something a little different? This ‘Where there’s Tea there’s Hope’ print is adorable and is guaranteed to put a smile on their face on their special day. You could even opt for a matching tea towel, too.
A Tea Hamper
Tea hampers are greatly increasing in popularity, and it’s clear to see why. They’re such a good idea and are so much sweeter than your usual food hampers. A good place to start when finding the best one for your recipient is to scour department stores as they tend to have lots of different choices and are always packaged beautifully. This Little Treat Hamper from Marks and Spencers is our favourite as it’s slightly unusual (it features flavoured tea and complementing preserves and cookies) yet it isn’t too ‘out-there’ which is good if your loved one favours traditional tea.
Afternoon Tea Experience Day
Why not give them a lovely day out themed around their favourite beverage? Afternoon tea experiences provide the perfect girlie day out (yet gents are more than welcome!) and you can choose a lovely location and venue to make it extra special. If you fancy going for the wow factor, Virgin Experience Days even offer Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ritz, which is a sure fire way to make your loved one feel like a celebrity for the day!
Laura is a 21 year old English graduate living in Liverpool.
Tea and Milk on a Tray by Apolonia on Freedigitalphotos
Personalized mug by Ale Paiva on Stock Xchng