Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

November 23, 2021

by Kevin Henderson

Glad tidings Adagio community! It’s that time of year again: the season of giving, of spending time with family and friends, and ringing in the New Year.

For some however, ‘tis also the season of stressing over the perfect gift to buy your friends and family. But fear not! This gift guide will hopefully give you some great ideas about what to buy the tea drinker in your life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a long-time tea drinker in your life, or a surprising and thoughtful gift set for an aspiring tea brewer, the perfect place to start your search for Christmas gifts is Adagio’s Christmas Gift selection.

Tea Advent Calendar

A fun and beautifully crafted spin on the classic chocolate advent calendar, the Tea Advent Calendar is a fun and delicious tea sampler featuring a unique tea blend for every day of this holiday season. The calendar also features three seasonal tea blends not available anywhere else! (Note: If you’re buying this mystery sampler for a person with allergies, you can check the ingredients by going to the Advent Calendar page and scrolling down to the “Spoilers” section.) Get them while supplies last, the teabag version is officially sold out for this season!

Stocking Stuffers

Not sure how to fill a stocking? Shopping for an affordable gift to buy for a group of friends or coworkers? The affordable Stocking Stuffers collection features six tins of delicious winter blend teas that can help you cross a few names off your gift-giving list this year. Available in teabag or loose tea form.

Holiday Cheer

This variety pack offers seasonal flavors, but in the convenient form of teabags. Perfect for the tea lover who prefers the convenience of teabags, or someone who may want to offer teas in a stylish box.

Spice Jubilee

This bold collection of loose tea features Sri Lankan black tea spiced with all the holiday favorites, including candy cane, pumpkin spice, and fresh cranberries. Perfect as a gift in and of itself, but you can also buy each blend individually to use as slightly bigger stocking stuffers, or a great addition to round out a gift bag.

Hearty Treat

A similar collection to Spice Jubilee, in featuring premium Sri Lankan black tea as a base, these tea blends are infused with warm flavors like chestnut, candy apple, and gingerbread. Perfect for sipping around a fireplace on a snowy day. Like the other loose-leaf sets, these come in beautifully designed reusable tins. Great for those who prefer low-waste lifestyles!

Tea Chest

This is one that doesn’t require wrapping. Packaged in a gorgeous, hand-crafted wood box, this assortment of thirty individually-wrapped teabags is as beautiful as it is delicious. The gift set comes in three varieties: Gourmet, Premium, and Christmas, see product page for teas included. You may also purchase the tea chest itself for someone who needs to organize their tea collection!

Tinsel Teas

An Adagio Christmas special, these blends are themed after classic holiday flavors. Great for anyone who loves the sample tin packaging, specialty sprinkles, and limited-edition blends! Only available during the holiday season while supplies last.

Custom Gift Box

If you’re looking for a gift box that includes the recipient’s favorite tea, check out the Adagio Custom Gift Box! This option not only allows you to choose the specific tea you want to be included in the gift set (including both seasonal teas and a variety of other blends), but the gift box also comes with a teamaker of your choice: double-wall mug and infuser, ceramic mug and infuser, an ingenuiTEA, or glass mug and infuser! The combinations are nearly endless! A great way to hook someone into loose tea- it has everything they need to get started!

Tea Starter Set

Speaking of getting started, if you’re looking to get a loved one started on their tea-making journey, Adagio offers a selection of starter sets! This is great for someone who needs to discover what teas they enjoy. Featuring brewers, filters, and 12-tea samplers, this is sure to get the new tea lover off on the right foot.

Caffeine-Free Gifts

Looking for caffeine-free gifts? Check out these options: Lush Botanicals teabag set, Portions Sampler - Rooibos, Fruit Bomb Gift Sampler, Herbal Garden Gift Sampler, Green Rooibos Gift Sampler, Honeybush Gift Sampler, Orchard Herbals Gift Sampler, Pillow Time Gift Sampler, and Red Rooibos Gift Sampler. We also have a number of caffeine-free teas to choose from in our Custom Gift Box. Look for the options marked as “no caf”

Masters Teas

If you’re shopping for a tea connoisseur, Adagio offers a range of intriguing premium teas from all over the world, which will delight even the most refined palate! Shop the Masters Teas. You can use your regular Adagio account to log in to make your purchase.

12 Days of Christmas

This sampler features twelve holiday-themed teas, one for each of the twelve days of Christmas. The teas also come packaged in festive reusable tins that can also be hung as ornaments! Perfect for the Christmas fanatic in your life!

Tea Subscriptions for the Tea Lover

Still not sure what tea to buy? No worries. Adagio offers the perfect gift for tea lovers: tea clubs!

The communiTEA

The CommuniTEA features a month’s worth of teas, where on any given day, members can go online and discuss their favorites day by day. It’s a great way to join a community (get it?) of fellow tea lovers and get the latest scoop (that’s the last one, promise) on everyone’s favorite brews. This subscription requires you to purchase at least one month before you can join the autoship in your Account page, or here on the communiTEA social page.

Tea of the Month Club

The Tea of the Month Club is a monthly subscription box that contains 30 individual packets of an assortment of teas ranging from blacks, herbals, greens & oolongs, or best sellers. The longer the subscription, the bigger the discount! Shipping schedule/preview of what is included in each box available below reviews on the product page.

Gift Certificates

And if you’re really unsure of what to get for your favorite tea drinker, why not go with a gift card instead? These are even printable as gift certificates, so you don’t have to worry about shipping during the holiday season, which is sure to be something like a waking nightmare.

Other Quick Ideas

Though the items listed on this page are uniquely tailored for the holidays, any of Adagio’s offerings would make an excellent gift for tea aficionados. So check out their range of teaware, honey, herbal add-ins to favorite blends, and much more that can be enjoyed year-round.

Christmas Holiday Mailer

This is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. For only $14 (including mailer and shipping), you can send everyone a loose-leaf or teabag collection and a unique gift message in just a few clicks. Contains the same teas as the Advent Calendar in a festive box everyone will love!

Limited-Edition Reward Items

If you’re an Adagio Customer you're already a part of the Rewards program! This helps you enjoy free FedEx Ground and Economy shipping in exchange for points, or apply points to orders for instant cash savings!

You can also check out the Rewards page for exclusive holiday gifts like the Christmas ornament! Also featured for a limited time are the Black Forest Cake sample and Cranberry Nut Muffin sample (only found in the Advent Calendar - loose leaf version!).

Black Friday Promotion

Black Friday started early at Adagio this year to help encourage you to do some holiday shopping early before transit times start reaching an all-time high. This promotion is lasting from now until 11/29/21, or while supplies last! Don't hesitate to put in your orders, this promotion is as good as it gets!

Earn prizes with each order that you place! Here's what you get:

Orders $25+: Free FedEx Economy Shipping

Orders $75+: Free FedEx Economy Shipping, 3oz Pouch of Reindeer Fuel

Orders $100+: Free FedEx Economy Shipping, 3oz Pouch of Reindeer Fuel, Limted-Edition Advent Double-Wall Mug (while supplies last, may be replaced with another seasonal mug)

Orders $150+: Free FedEx Economy Shipping, 3oz Pouch of Reindeer Fuel, Limted-Edition Advent Double-Wall Mug (while supplies last, may be replaced with another seasonal mug), Tinsel Teas

Orders $200+: Free FedEx Economy Shipping, 3oz Pouch of Reindeer Fuel, Limted-Edition Advent Double-Wall Mug (while supplies last, may be replaced with another seasonal mug), Tinsel Teas, 12 Days of Christmas

More orders, more rewards! See Black Friday Promtion page for terms and conditions.

Don't wait, order now!

Whatever you choose, be sure to get your shopping done early so you can be certain you’ll get your gifts in plenty of time.

Send Your Gift Directly to Recipient

You can also have them shipped directly to the recipient if you so choose! Add a free gift message to your order so they know who sent it, and for an extra $5, Adagio will professionally wrap them in tea-themed holiday wrapping paper and boxes. Just check the “Gift Order?” box above your order contents at checkout and follow the instructions from there.

We hope you stay safe and warm (and caffeinated) this holiday season!