‘Teas The Season To Give: Tea Gifting Ideas

“Teas” the season to give and we’ve got some quali-TEA gifting ideas we think you’ll love! So why don’t you grab a cup of your favorite tea and brew over these fun ideas with us?!

Wreath – Tea Gifting Idea

Gift baskets are fun and all, but this two-fold tea wreath is next level! Not only is it a beautiful display, but it features treats you can enjoy during tea time and every holiday season, after, too!

Not to mention it is surprisingly easy to put together. Best of all, you can tailor this wreath to your tea enthusiast’s taste. That being said, we, of course, were going to make a Christmas-themed tea wreath because we think it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

How To Make A Tea Gift Wreath

The Wreath

To start, we chose a 24″ Blue Douglas Fir wreath (1209468). The softer hues of the Blue Douglas wreath, as oppose to the brighter shades of traditional evergreens, allows the items to really stand out.

This Blue Douglas Fir wreath is lush with a lovely mix of polyethylene and PVC branches that can be easily shaped and manipulated and has such a realistic appearance. (Learn how to shop for artificial greens from industry experts, which include tips from Bronner’s tree buyer, Noah Johnson, in this Consumer Reports article.)

Tea Cups

Christmas demitasse cup and saucer

Of course tea cups are an important part of tea time and therefore the first item for the wreath. We chose to use smaller demitasse cups with matching saucers. You can select a matching set or pair together a mis-matched set in either regular or demitasse size. There are many options online or, alternatively, you can check out your local antique shops to find the perfect set!

To secure these in the wreath, we hot glued floral wire, which you can pick up at craft stores, to the bottom of the saucer. The hot glue is secure enough for the display, but can be easily removed when you are ready to enjoy the pieces functionally. For the cups, we simply wrapped a branch snuggly around the handle.

We tested the wire with both wide and narrow coverage to see if one would work better than another. But each works beautifully.

Teas

Next, we picked a few Christmas teas that we felt no tea lover should be without:

These Christmas tea blends from Zeeland, Michigan’s ElderBlu Farms are available at Bronner’s and the perfect tastes of the season. (Learn more about these curated tea blends.)

Wrap and twist thin floral wire around the tea tins at top and bottom to secure them to the wreath.

Tea Time Treats

Of course tea time is not complete without a treat! As a matter of fact, “afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs … was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter … and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.” [1] With this in mind, we set out to find something that would pair well and “cranberry orange biscuits” are, undoubtedly, the most tea-rrific match for Christmas tea time!

For a limited time only, Bronner’s has these amazing Cranberry Orange biscuits by Grandma Wild’s. Not only are they quintessentially Christmas in flavor, but they are actually a product of England making them an extra special treat!

Featured: Grandma Wild’s English Cranberry Orange Biscuits (1251823)

While you can certainly display the cookie tube in similar fashion to the tea tins, we loved seeing the cranberry bits in the beautifully golden biscuits. For this reason, we opted to package the cookies in little baggies with ribbon bows instead. The warm color creates a beautiful way to draw your eye around the wreath.

Grandma Wild's Cranberry Orange Biscuit Cookies

And of course, any tea time treat tucked into the wreath or cups will work as well.

Tea Themed Ornaments

Our next tea gifting idea are some must haves for your tea enthusiast’s wreath that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come. These beau-TEA-ful ornaments celebrate The Symbol of the Teapot at Bronner’s.

The Symbol Of The Teapot
“The brewing of tea in a pot dates back nearly 5000 years to ancient China. In many parts of the world, brewing and serving tea involves great ceremony. The teapot itself has become a symbol of hospitality in the home.”

In light of this, we chose three beautiful glass teapot Christmas ornaments:

Teapot Christmas Ornaments
Featured Left To Right: White Teapot (1084912); Old World Holly Teapot (1191906); Poinsettia Teapot (1216421)

We added this adorable peppermint candy ornament set (1240092) to accent the chocolate mint tea (1252302). And, lastly, the matte ornaments from this silver ornament set (1189638) to bring everything together.

Cuppa Christmas Organic Chocolate & Mint Tea With Peppermints
Douglas Blue Fir Wreath With Silver Ornament

For the finishing touch, we tucked in gold ribbon and two teaspoons.

Undoubtedly, this is the best way to “wreath” your tea lover a Merry cuppa Christmas!

Christmastime Cup Of Tea

Heart Shaped Tea Bags – Tea Gifting Idea

With just needle, thread and scissors, we transformed simple tea filters (1252299) into lovely heart shapes. You can even opt to add a little tag at the end of the string. We’re sharing these “Teas the Season” hearts. (Or customize with initials for a brew-tea-ful wedding favor idea.)

Tea Filter Bags
Featured: Tea Filter Bags (1252299)

While they do take a considerable amount of patience to make, they certainly bring something extra special to tea time. And isn’t that what the Christmas season is about – carving out special moments of peace and gratitude amidst the hustle and bustle?!

How to Make Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

Heart shaped Tea Bag DIY

Materials

  • Tea Filters (1252299)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Scissors
  • Template with tea tags, optional
  • Glue stick or double sided tape if adding double sided tags to string.

Directions

  1. Create a heart for a template, or use ours.
  2. Stitch around the heart shape, leaving an opening to fill with loose leaf tea before sealing.
  3. Leave a long tail of string from the end.
  4. If using tea tags, you can stitch the string into the tag or seal it between two pieces using a glue stick or double sided tape.

Then, enjoy the most LOVELY cup of tea!


More For Tea Lovers

If you enjoyed this post, you may like our Christmas Teas post with ideas for hosting a table at a tea party.

Alternatively, these DIY tea-themed candles are a fantastic idea you won’t want to miss!


[1] “Afternoon Tea” by Ben Johnson – Historic UK: The History And Heritage Accommodation Guide

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