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As the nights drawn in and the festive season approaches, so too does the dreaded Christmas shop. But don’t worry - we’ve rounded up the best Christmas gifts a tea-lover could dream of...
So skip the queues and shop from the comfort of your own home. From luxury Fortnum & Mason treasures to more purse-friendly steals, we've got the perfect gifts for you.
We couldn't resist getting into the festive spirit, so here are our very own Xmas vouchers. Ranging from High Tea at luxury hotels to child-friendly 'Science Afternoon Tea', we have no shortage of wonderful gift vouchers for your nearest and dearest. Find out more
2. Fortnum and Mason Rose Candle
Winters are all about cosying up under a blanket and lighting some fragrant scented candles. This year, Fortnum and Mason have created a range of Tea Tin Candles, including Countess Grey, Green Jasmine and a beautiful Oriental pink-encased Rose Pouchoung. Click here for more details. Find out more
3. Fortnum and Mason St James Tea for Two Set
Make like the Queen herself and indulge in a St James Tea for Two Set, which comes with the same china used in Fortnum and Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. The fine-bone china and 18th-century-influenced Chinoiseries come in soft blue and gold and are sure to be lifelong keepsakes for tea-lovers. Find out more
A heartfelt Fortnum and Mason gift doesn't have to break the bank. These beautiful breakfast blend pocket tins contain 5 whole leaf silk tea bags for just £4.95. A robust, malty tea made from unblended Assam leaves, it's a decadent taste of India for bargain prices. Find out more
What tea is complete without dunking biscuits? While we don't all have the budget for a luxury ski-lodge, we can all afford this Apres Ski Luxe Biscuit Tin. For a cheaper taste of the alpine, these 18 hand-iced biscuits will do just the trick and come with a beautifully designed tin to keep forever. Best of all, you can add a free message card at the checkout and leave your loved ones some Christmas cheer. More info
Any tea connoisseur worth their salt will covet these amazing Mini Caddies, best enjoyed as collectibles due to their beautiful illustrations. Go for a wintery 'Glitter Tea' which blends high-quality black tea from China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia or one of their Alice in Wonderland-themed selections for a whimsical touch. Find out more
What better way to showcase your love of tea than with than with a deluxe polished dark wood tea box from Twinings, filled with 24 individually wrapped teas (and 12 different flavours to enjoy!) Find out more
8. Virgin Experience Days Afternoon Tea at The Washington Hotel Mayfair
Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Washington Hotel Mayfair For an afternoon of pure, unadulterated opulence, The Washington Hotel in Mayfair is the place to be. With a stunning art deco interior and a High Tea menu featuring fresh sandwiches, pastries and an exquisite range of teas and champagnes, it's by far the classiest way to pamper your loved ones. Find out more
9. Twinings keepcup
For the eco-conscious as much as the tea-lover, these handy keepcups are reusable and come in bright pops of colour. Perfect for a hot steaming cuppa on the go!
This essential guide to Afternoon Teas across the UK is sure to get the tastebuds tingling. With over 400 experiences to choose from, the Smartbox includes a voucher for two people at a variety of locations, valid for 24 months from purchase. Find out more
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