Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 9th – 11 days from today!), and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift to get Mom, we got you covered. Below, we’ve assembled some of our favorite gifts that go well with a nice cup of tea. We know that the world of tea—much like wine—can sometimes be intimidating, but, just like wine, you don’t have to know every detail about tea to enjoy a cup of it. Whether your Mom enjoys a casual cup of herbal tea before bedtime or is an expert tea connoisseur who has personally toured tea plantations in Sri Lanka, any of the gifts on this list will make her smile on Mother’s Day.
To start off this last-minute gift guide, we wanted to highlight the least expensive, yet most meaningful gift on this list: a card. For many moms, the most impactful gift you can give them is a handwritten card letting them know how much you love them and how thankful you are for everything they’ve done for you. Just ask Lana, the owner of Denver-based Lana’s Shop. At the core of all her handcrafted designs is “the idea that sending something handwritten, kind, and full of love can make the biggest difference in someone’s day.” We couldn’t agree more. Lana’s Shop has a few different Mother’s Day cards, but we liked this one the best.
With so many different electric hot water kettles on the market, it’s hard to find the right one, but it’s one of the most important facets of brewing the perfect cup of tea. If the water is too cold or is too hot, those special flavors and aromas of your tea won’t come out properly, so ensuring that the water temperature is at an optimal level is key to a great cup of tea. That’s one of the reasons we love this Jocuu Electric Gooseneck Kettle. It has a to-the-degree variable temperature control, so you can brew the perfect cup of tea. It will boil your water in just 3 minutes, and the elegant gooseneck precision pour spout is designed to give you an optimal pour-over flow rate with no drip back. This sleek electric kettle will look beautiful in your Mom’s kitchen.
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea in the morning—just something about the warmth of holding your tea mug is both calming and comforting as you begin your day. The only problem is that the tea can’t stay warm forever… unless you have the Ember Mug. The Ember Mug is a smart mug that warms hot beverages and maintains your preferred drinking temperature from the first sip to the last drop. It has a battery that lasts up to 1½ hours, and it comes with a matching charging coaster. This smart mug is perfect for the modern minimalist mom. It has a stylish low profile and is made of durable stainless steel with FDA food-grade ceramic-reinforced coating, so the coating closely resembles the feel of a ceramic mug and doesn’t affect the flavor of tea like stainless steel does. If you know your Mom loves hot tea, then this is a perfect gift for her.
Derived straight from the Colorado beehive, Bjorn’s Colorado Honey is second to none. This small-batch, local honey is hands down the best honey we’ve ever tasted, and it’s a perfect complement to a cup of tea. It’s raw and unfiltered, which provides for some of the sweetest tasting honey, plus you get the benefits of local pollen. Tea and honey are truly the perfect pair—and not just because your Mom would make you drink it when you had a sore throat or the sniffles (thanks Mom!). Adding honey to your tea can add a dose of antioxidants, prebiotics, and other compounds that support a healthy immune system. A jar of this delicious honey makes for a great gift for the sweetest Mom ever.
This is a gift for the Mom who loves tea but also has a sweet tooth. Sugarfina recently came out with a new Tea by Sugarfina collection, where the candy is inspired by tea flavors. The gummy bear candies are imported from Germany and come in three tea flavors: peach tea, rose tea, and matcha. The candies are packed neatly in a Candy Bento Box that makes for an impressive presentation. You can also try out Sugarfina’s new white chocolate bars, which also come in three tea flavors: matcha, earl grey, and lemon green tea. Beyond the wonderful taste of these unique confections, Sugarfina’s packaging is exquisite and a mainstay for wonderful Mother’s Day gifts.
Price: $39.99 (get 20% off for Mother’s Day with code TWT20)
Last but certainly not least, our Tea Bento Box is the ultimate gift for the tea-loving mother. Here at Tea with Tae, we are passionate about sourcing the finest, most sustainable, and delicious teas across the world, and we are passionate about bringing these enchanting flavors to our customers (and their mothers!). Whether your Mom likes herbal teas, caffeinated teas, or a mix of both, we have the right Tea Bento Box for her. Each of our Tea Bento Boxes includes six small tea tins with five tea bags in each tin, making for a total of thirty tea bags in each Tea Bento Box. Our bestseller is our Sampler Tea Bento Box, which is an assortment of our six bestselling herbal and caffeinated teas—Bedtime Bliss, Calming Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Lemon Crème, Fruit & Berry Oolong, and Bombay Chai. We also offer herbal-only and caffeine-only options, as well as a build-your-own Tea Bento Box, where you can pick out your own six tea flavors from our full tea menu. Our tea is served in eco-friendly tea sachets that preserve the sophisticated flavor profiles and aromas of each tea, while maintaining the convenience of a tea bag. For the busy Mom who is constantly on the move and hustling everyday—but still wants to enjoy a lovely cup of tea—this is the perfect gift for her. Remember, Mother’s Day is supposed to be like a cup of tea: filled to the brim with joy and enjoyed with your Mom :)