Mother’s Day Gift: A Tea Party

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Looking for a fun, yet economical Mother’s Day (or Any Day) gift? This tea party basket is sure to please. And it’s so easy! Such a great do-it-yourself kind of gift.

Line a box or basket with a cloth napkin and fill with a pair of matching mugs, a box of tea, and some delicious cookies, like White Chocolate-Walnut Cookies.

Cost breakdown of this basket:

wire basket from the dollar store – $1.00
napkin (part of a set of 8, bought on clearance) – $0.50
pair of Fargrik mugs from IKEA – $1.18
tea on clearance with a coupon – $1.00
cookies – $0.50

Total Spent: $4.18

The variations are endless as to what you could include in your tea party.

What would you add?

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  1. i’d skip the mugs. random mugs are one thing that instantly go in my goodwill box. maybe add a some honey to put in the tea instead.

  2. I made a tea set for my mom one year to keep at work when she wanted to treat herself. I didn’t include a mug since I knew she already had plenty but I did buy some sugar cubes and put them in a pretty glass container I got from Michael’s with a coupon. They were already cheap and that made it less than a dollar. Instead of a basket, I got a paperboard box a different week with a coupon and painted it a cheery yellow- her favorite- poked a hole in the top with a paper auger and threaded through a very small nosegay of artificial flowers. Then I included a single artificial rose- I splurged on that to get one of the nicer silk ones that run $3-4 a stem and a very small vase. I also splurged on a napkin and got one of the shabby chic ones from Target- my most expensive purchase but I believe it was still under $4. If you shop with the coupons, it should run well under an addition $10 to do the extras and really sets the stage for an elegant English tea.

    1. Love the sugar cube idea! That is a great splurge that I don’t allow myself often, but would love to have.

  3. That is so cute! You could always add a homemade scone mix or some crystalized ginger or sugar stir sticks.

  4. If you’re the crafty type, you could whip up a tea wallet in no time (use this tutorial: A friend made one and gave it to me, and it’s such a neat thing to throw in your purse with a few of your favorite tea bags. I haven’t made one yet, but it looks so easy that I think I’m going to make a few for Christmas presents!

  5. LOVE this… what a great gift idea!
    We have a friday fun finds party… we’d love it if you’d link to this! 🙂

  6. Love this idea! SO simple 🙂 I’m snagging your button for my blog 🙂

    Nice to meet you!


  7. I am 100% doing this for MIL and SIL. MIL is impossible to buy for, as she has everything you could think of. But every afternoon she has tea, so this is great for her.

    For SIL I’m going to tweak the idea and make it hot cocoa and brownies. She’s a super chocoholic!!!

  8. Thank you so much for this idea! I made one basket w/tea for MIL and another with small Coffee variations for my mother. They both live in two different states and it was so easy to wrap, pack and ship out to them and not expensive at all!
    Love it!!

  9. this is a great idea and I liked the comment about tweaking it for a chocoholic! I think that I will be using this idea in some way this Christmas! Thanks!