We may just buy this manatee-shaped tea infuser for everyone on our list. 

By Bridget Hallinan
November 15, 2019
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Buying presents for the holidays can be tricky, but luckily, if you know someone who loves tea, there are plenty of safe options. The sleek Cosori electric kettle can boil seven cups of water in mere minutes, and is available for under $40 on Amazon; a sumptuous hamper from Fortnum & Mason not only includes tea, but also biscuits, truffles, preserves, and everything else you could need for an afternoon tea, too. There's something in this roundup for every budget. But if all else fails, just get your giftee a monogrammed mug. It’s an affordable, beautiful option, and they’ll feel extra special sipping from a personalized cup.

Monogrammed Mug

Courtesy of Anthropologie

These gorgeous floral mugs can be personalized with any gilded monogram letter, making them the perfect gift. 

Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Garden Party Monogram Mug, $14 at anthropologie.com

Set of Mugs

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With color names like “matcha” and “cream,” these mugs are practically meant to serve tea. The set includes four, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Tess Mugs, Set of 4, $32 at anthropologie.com

Tea Gift Box

Courtesy of Mouth

Mouth packed this gift box with hibiscus rose tea, white lemon ginger tea, matcha tea, two different small-batch honeys, and a heart-shaped tea infuser. All you need to enjoy it is a mug of warm water.

Mouth Positivi-Tea Box, $98.50 at mouth.com

Advent Calendar

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Forget the classic chocolate advent calendar—this version includes 24 different teas, one for every day leading up to Christmas.

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar, $32 at uncommongoods.com

Tea Drop Sampler

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In lieu of using a tea bag or packing loose leaf tea into steepers, enter tea drops—they’re dissolvable, and can be dropped right into a mug of hot water. This sampler pack includes citrus ginger, blueberry acai, rose earl grey, sweet peppermint, and matcha green tea. 

Tea Drop Sampler, $34 at uncommongoods.com

Electric Kettle

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This is one of the top-rated electric kettles on Amazon, with good reason. It quickly boils water in three to seven minutes, automatically shuts off once the water reaches temperature, and has a sleek, stylish design to boot.

Cosori Glass and Stainless Steel Electric Kettle, $38 at amazon.com

Whistling Kettle

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If the person you're buying for prefers a more traditional kettle, this Le Creuset model whistles when the water reaches a rolling boil. Pick from five colors—Caribbean, Cherry, Marine, Marseille, and White.

Classic Whistling Tea Kettle, $80 (was $100) at nordstrom.com

Tea Hamper

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Fortnum & Mason is renowned for its luxe hampers, and this one happens to be filled with everything you need for afternoon tea. Expect lemon marmalade, wild blueberry preserve, darjeeling BOP, chocolate macadamia nut biscuits, chocolate piccadilly biscuits, loose tea, shortbread fingers, and sea salted caramel truffles. 

Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea Hamper, $250 at williams-sonoma.com

Silicone Tea Infuser

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Is there anything more adorable than this manatee-shaped tea infuser? We’ll wait. 

Fred MANATEA Silicone Tea Infuser, $10 (list price $11) at amazon.com

Tea Infuser Basket

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Oxo’s basket is a more classic tea infuser, made with a non-slip design so that your loose leaf tea doesn’t get…well, loose in the mug.

Oxo Brew Tea Infuser Basket, $13 at amazon.com

Travel Mug

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This Contigo travel mug stays hot for up to seven hours, allowing you to bring your tea on the go. As an added bonus, it’s also 100 percent BPA-free. 

Contigo SNAPSEAL Byron Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 20 oz., $11 at amazon.com

Tea for One

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Bodum’s “Tea for One” combines your cup and tea brewer into one product, making it easy to brew single-serve tea while you travel.

Bodum Tea For One, $15 at crateandbarrel.com

Scone Mix

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Scones and tea go hand in hand, and this mix got great reviews on Williams-Sonoma's website.

Garvey Traditional Scone Mix, $5 at williams-sonoma.com

Ornaments

Courtesy of Amazon

For the Christmas tree, these delicate cup and saucer ornaments are an elegant way to show love for tea.

Kurt Adler 2" Porcelain Delft Blue Cup and Saucer Ornament, Set of 3, $24 at amazon.com

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