top of page
  • readthisandsteep

Gift Ideas for Bibliophiles and Tea Lovers

I love to gift my bibliophile and tea-loving friends and family with themed gifts based on their interests. I have started putting together some gifts I will be giving this year and thought it would be fun to share a few of them with you!

For the Mystery Lover

An Agatha Christie-themed gift featuring beautiful Chiltern Classics editions of the first two Hercule Poirot novels, and Agatha Christie teas from Harney & Sons Tea. There are three teas in the collection, and all are delicious! My mom asked specifically for these teas this year!

Chiltern Classics are sold by many major book retailers

Harney & Sons Agatha Christie teas are available at

For the Classics Lover

A Penguin Clothbound Classics Hardcover and Literary Tea from Simpson Vail Teas. The award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith designs the Penguin Clothbound Classics with artwork stamped into linen. Simpson Vail Tea has several teas featuring beloved authors in tins with lovely artwork inspired by the author's lives and work.

Penguin Clothbound Classics are sold by many major book retailers

Simpson Vail Tea is available at Use promo code

READTHISANDSTEEP for 10% off Literary Collection Teas

For The Mood Reader

Subscriptions that let THEM choose what they receive each month! Aardvark Book Club and Amoda Tea both allow subscribers to customize their choices each month! In the mood for thrillers and green tea or historical fiction and black tea? They have your recipient covered!

Aardvark offers 1, 2, or 3 month long gift subscriptions

Amoda Tea offers 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions at

Or gift yourself! Use promo code READTHIS40 for 40% off your first

monthly box

For the Romance Lover

There are so many wonderful, swoon worthy holiday romance novels! Available at most bookstores are rom-coms, spicy romances, and those that read like a Hallmark movie! Pair your selection with tea blended in one of the most romantic locations in the world, Paris, France. Mariage Freres has been in business since 1854. Featured are two from their Heritage Gourmand line, and both are exceptional dessert teas in beautiful, romantic tins.

In the US, Mariage Freres is sold online by The Cultured Cup


My artist friend is getting art books and tea from Club Magic Hour! Club Magic Hour Teas are Fair Trade and Organic. Their packaging is stunning and functional as their violet glass jars preserve the shelf life of tea.

Michel Pastoureau is a renowned authority on the history of color. Comprehensively researched, his books are full of gorgeous illustrations.

(Or you could sub any art or coffee table book!)

Pastoureau's books are available online at many major book retailers

Club Magic Hour biodynamic teas

More Bookish Finds

- Smells Like Books - cleverly titled bookish candles made from 100% pure soy wax grown in the USA and scented with wild-harvested botanicals and organic essential oils

- Conscious Step Socks - Each pair of Fair Trade Organic Coton bookish socks sold gives a book to a child in a developing country through partner Room to Read.

- Bookmarks make great stocking stuffers! This stamped spoon is from Silver Lining Stamping on Etsy! It says "Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy" sounds good to me!

- I found these vintage brass gazelle bookends for $12 at a local antique store, cleaned them up with some brass polish, and gave them new life. These would make a fun gift for someone who likes Mid-Century Modern or vintage decor!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Happy reading and sipping!

21 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page