Christmas Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers
Nothing quite says winter warmer like a piping hot pot of tea at Christmas time. Whatever your tipple – Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Masala Chai or Peppermint – the humble brew has the ability to make you feel as though all is right in the world with just one sip.
If you’re searching for the best Christmas gifts for tea lovers in the UK, you’d better stick the kettle on yourself, get comfy and listen up. We’re about to spill the tea on all of the best afternoon tea experiences, quirky brews, luxury cuppas and at-home afternoon tea gifts too!
Traditional Afternoon Tea Gifts
‘Tis the season to dress up to the nines and sip a fancy brew with your pinkie aloft! From fluffy scones to finger sandwiches and perfectly brewed pots of tea, these experiences are sure to keep you off the naughty list. Discover our top traditional afternoon tea picks in London and beyond below.
Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two at The Harrods Tea Rooms
Knightsbridge - West London
If you’re wanting to steep your giftee in festive luxury, look no further than this exquisite afternoon tea for two at The Harrods Tea Rooms. The resident Tea Tailor will take you on an exploration of hand-picked speciality teas before you indulge in a bounty of sweet and savoury bites, including delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones. From the lavish ambience to the impeccable service, your guest will be transported to tea heaven from the moment they walk through the doors!
Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at Coombe Abbey
Coventry - West Midlands
Add a little sparkle to their festive season with this delightful afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey, complete with a glass of bubbles each! Once a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey, this stunning venue has been lovingly restored into an elegant hotel which sits amongst 500 acres of lush, rolling grounds. You’ll be served at the beautiful Garden Bar, tucking into an array of delicious treats and taking your pick of Coombe Abbey’s fine speciality teas. It sounds pretty tea-rrific to us!
Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie
69 Locations - UK Wide
Why not make a day of it and plan a morning or afternoon of Christmas shopping, followed by a tasty afternoon tea at the fabulous Patisserie Valerie? There’s no better place to compare purchases, have a good natter and get into the Christmas spirit. With venues across the UK, warm your wintry bones over a perfectly poured cuppa and fill your boots with finger fancies, moreish pastries and scones topped with jam and clotted cream before going for round two along the high street!
Quirky Afternoon Tea Gifts
Move over Christmas socks and novelty ties – we’ve raised the bar this year.
If your tea lover has already scouted out every traditional afternoon tea hotspot under the sun, it’s time to put your Santa hat on and think outside of the box. From transparent igloos to Masala Chai and the purr-fect Kitty Café, we’ve got your quirky afternoon tea gifts covered!
Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* Taj 51 Hotel
Victoria - West London
Any brew lover worth their tea leaves knows that India is a tea-making tour de force – and for a bold and innovative celebration of India’s tea offering, the Taj 51 Hotel is where it’s at. Their Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea experience evokes the rich tradition of Indian dining culture, complete with intoxicating scents, taste bud-tingling spices and eye-catching décor. Say goodbye to scones and hello to Masala Chai, caramel lassi, chicken tikka, spring rolls and deep fried, sugar milk dumplings!
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two in The Domes at London Secret Garden Kensington
South Kensington - West London
Tucked away in the back streets of Kensington is one of London’s best kept secrets known only to serious tea aficionados. Make their Christmas with a visit to London Secret Garden Kensington – a magical, wintry treat for two where you can enjoy an intimate afternoon tea in the cosy comfort of a transparent dome. Raise a toast to 2022 with a chilled glass of Champagne each and tuck into delicious contemporary treats from umami duck spring rolls to pistachio and white chocolate cake!
Afternoon Tea at Kitty Café for Two
3 Locations - UK Wide
Perfect for those with a love for both kitties and cuppas, this fantastic experience at the Kitty Café is sure to knock their Christmas socks off. Available at venues in Birmingham, Leeds or Nottingham, join some furry friends at this rescue and care facility for a tasty afternoon tea experience – fluffy cuddles included! Enjoy a selection of delicious finger fancies, savoury pastries, Devonshire scones with clotted cream and jam, all washed down with a choice of loose-leaf teas, coffees and hot chocolate.
Luxury Afternoon Tea Gifts
Do you have some inside info that Santa’s feeling particularly generous this year? Amp up the glamour with an afternoon tea gift steeped in decadence – and perhaps a glass of Champagne to boot! Here are the best luxury afternoon tea gifts they won’t forget in a hurry.
Premium Spa Day with up to One Hour of Treatments, Lunch or Afternoon Tea for Two
57 Locations - UK Wide
You don’t need us to remind you that the festive season is a stressful time – what with all the shopping, baking and Christmas card making! So, why not treat them to a luxurious spa break to relax, unwind and recharge? Spend a fabulous day at one of the UK’s best spas, with access to premium facilities, a reinvigorating pampering treatment and a scrumptious lunch or afternoon tea for two! From chic countryside settings to seaside sanctuaries, we’re sure to have the spa for you.
Spa Day with Afternoon Tea at The Lifehouse Spa and Hotel for Two
Thorpe le Soken - Essex
You’ll want to spend oolong time here! The Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is the perfect getaway for you and a special someone to escape the everyday and luxuriate in the splendour of the stunning spa and leisure facilities on offer, including a rejuvenating hydrotherapy pool. Once you’ve relaxed to the max, it’s time to get stuck into an indulgent afternoon tea of moreish homemade sandwiches, fluffy scones, cakes and your pick of teas and coffees. A wonderful way to start the New Year!
At Home Gifts for Tea Lovers
Who said you can’t have a fancy cuppa at home? Christmas is all about ultimate indulgence, so why not gift someone the joy of curling up next to the fire with a special afternoon tea experience at home this year? Check out our favourites below or browse our full afternoon tea gifts at home here.
Afternoon Tea for Two at Home with Piglet's Pantry
Let’s be honest, Christmas is all about settling down on the sofa in your pyjamas with an old festive flick and some delicious food. So, why not satisfy their tea cravings with a delicious afternoon tea for two to enjoy at home? Delivered directly to your door, Piglet’s Pantry’s award-winning mini sausage rolls, quiches, Scotch eggs, cakes and scones are simply delicious. All you have to do is pop the kettle on, brew up a pot of delicious tea with the Earl Grey tea bags provided, sit back and pig out!
Vegan Afternoon Tea for Two at Home with Piglet's Pantry
Déjà brew? Don’t worry, we haven’t lost our marbles – this is the vegan version of Piglet’s Pantry’s traditional afternoon tea at home! This mouth-watering vegan treat box is bursting with meat-free treats, from mini rainbow rolls, faux Scotch eggs, scones with whipped vegan butter and strawberry conserve and four gorgeous loaf cakes for afters. With a delivery like this arriving straight to your door, your tea-loving friend will be wishing it was Christmas every day.
Afternoon Tea Experience Box
This wonderful afternoon tea treat is the perfect way to celebrate traditional British culture whilst spending some quality time with a loved one. With many wonderful UK locations available you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can relax in the cosy comfort of a quaint tearoom with all the hustle and bustle of the city a few feet away, or embrace rural grandeur and enjoy an indulgent afternoon in a country manor house. Your taste buds will be more than satisfied after a decadent selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and delicious cakes.