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Gifts for Your Tea-Loving Valentine

February 12, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, give your tea-obsessed better half a tea-inspired gift and you’re sure to get rave reviews. Consider these delightful presents this February 14th:

1) A Couples’ Mug 

You can’t go wrong with two mugs that go together just as well as you and your sweetheart.  Boldloft has a series of mugs that, when put together, form a sweet picture. Each set retails for $26.99, and each mug holds 12 ounces. They’re made from stoneware ceramic and are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Pick your favorite design:

2) Valentine’s Day Sugar Cubes

Make sure bae has a sweet start to the day with these specially-shaped sugar cubes from Chiara Sweet Art. Available in pink or blue, they’re the perfect way to start his or her day off with a smile. Each cube is equal to about a teaspoon of sugar, and they come in an adorable box of 100.

3) Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

Wake your valentine up with a piping hot cuppa that’s full of love—literally. These heart-shaped tea bags will make you paramour’s breakfast a little sweeter, or her afternoon tea extra special. Tea flavors include earl grey, Ceylon black tea, and green. They’re also a great value: a 6-pack sets you back only $10.

4) Love-ly Coasters

Coasters may be practical, but they can also be beautiful and special. These coasters will dazzle any girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife:

These natural wood coasters from All About Impressions are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the nature-appreciating love in your life. No two coasters are identical, and come in a set of 4. They’re personalized with the initials of you and your loved one, and cost only $34.

These puzzle-piece coasters from Pretty Personalized UK are perfect if you and your valentine fit together like a glove. Four coasters come together to form one personalized block of text.

These anatomically-inspired heart coasters from Think Geek are perfect if you and your valentine appreciate the human body on a scientific level. The coasters are printed on glass, measure 4×4 inches, and come in a set of six for just $16.99. Bonus: each coaster has rubber feet to further protect your household surfaces!

5) Green Tea Bath Bombs

These bath bombs from Spa Girl Soaps are a great way to treat your love to a relaxing Valentine’s Day. They come in a set of 14 in flavors such as: green tea, green tea lemon, green tea lemon honey, and green tea lemon ginseng. The tea and oils in the bombs will help your skin look beautiful and healthy, plus they smell delicious! Add one or several to the bath for a luxurious dose of you-time.

6) Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler 

This sampler from DAVIDsTEA presents you and your valentine with 12 individual tins of flavorful loose leaf teas. Get ready to taste: Alpine Punch, Banana Nut Bread, Cardamom French Toast, Chocolate Macaroon, Coconut Cream Pie, English Toffee, Forever Nuts, Hot Chocolate, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Movie Night, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaitm, and Toasted Walnut. This tea set will add interest to tea time for months, and will make dessert a healthy, guilt-free time that you and your valentine can look forward to. All this for just $26!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tea Gifts

Tea Gifts For Your Holiday Hostess Under $10!

December 22, 2016

It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time to party! It’s poor form to show up empty-handed, so we’ve selected an array of tea gifts that any host or hostess will appreciate this winter. If you’re a social butterfly, chances are you’ll be attending multiple parties, and hostess gifts can add up. Never fear: we’re here with six great gifts $10 and under so that you can attend all the festivities your heart desires without your bank account putting up a fight.  Ready, set, gifts:

1) Red Pointsettia Macaron Tea Tin ($5.37)

Red Pointsettia Macaron Tea Tin

This cute tin from Teavana holds 2 ounces of tea and adds a splash of pink and white to the classic red poinsettia plant. Inspired by the classiest of cookies–the macaroon–this tin will add color and cuteness to your host’s tea station. Plus, it’s only $5.37!  But that can be our secret.  (Also comes in solid red, blue, magenta, and lime green.)

2) Tea Lids ($7.95) tea-topper

You’re running out the door, none of your travel mugs are clean, but you desperately need your cup of tea while you drive to work. Problem solved: these tea lids from Republic of Tea are here to keep you from spilling hot tea all over yourself in the car. Vibrant red and only $7.95 for a set of two, these tea toppers are a simple, practical, and affordable gift for the tea-drinking hostess in your life.

3) Morphing Mugs ($9.95)

morphing-mugs

These unique mugs from Stash Tea are a little magical: when you pour hot water inside, the black flowers and cherry blossom tree “bloom” with color. Thermographic ink’s to credit for this colorful surprise, but it also means these mugs aren’t safe in the dishwasher or microwave.  So give one to your host with a side note of caution. At only $9.95, magic’s never been more affordable!  (If you’re willing to shell out another two bucks: for $12, buy this Banned Books Morphing Mug, which unblackens the titles of banned books throughout history, from The Great Gatsby to I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Censorship has never been cuter.)

Banned Books Morphing Mug4) Wooden Mandala Coasters ($9.00) 

mandala-coasters

These laser-cut alder wood mandala coasters from Night Owl Engraving are a beautiful gift for any party thrower this holiday season. In the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the mandala is an image that represents the universe. Your hostess will be able to fit the whole universe in her hand and protect her tabletops with this stunning, inexpensive gift. A double win!

5) Harney & Sons Tea Sampler ($9.95)Harney & Sons Tea Sampler

This little black box contains 20 tea bags full of Harney & Sons’ best sellers, including Organic Green Tea with Citrus & Ginko, Pomegranate Oolong, and Japanese Sencha. For only $9.95, you can give your host a little box overflowing with flavor.  If they’ve read Miss Manners, your hosts will know to put the box out at the affair, so you’ll get to sample your own gift, too.

6) Cup of Tea Tree Ornament ($8.95) 

Cup of Tea Tree Ornament

If you’re attending a Christmas party, bring along this cute teacup ornament to add a little tea to your host’s tree. This is the perfect gift if you want to stay on your host’s mind through the years, as he’ll remember you every time he takes out the ornaments to trim the tree come December. Just $8.95, this ornament is affordable and adorable, our favorite combination!

Happy Holidays!