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12 Great Gift Ideas plus Book and Tea Pairings for Mother’s Day

It’s no secret that sometimes the hardest person to shop for is also one of the most special: your mom. That’s why whenever we’re in doubt or can’t seem to find that perfect gift, we always turn to books and tea.

Without a doubt, books and tea make the best gifts.  The best thing about gifting these two is that you’re also gifting an experience!  So we are super excited to partner with our friends over at Sips by to share with you some thoughtful options for teas to pair with books to gift moms this Mother’s Day. From cookbooks to historical fiction, suspense novels, and even a book collection – we’ve got something for moms of all tastes!

Sips by is a personalized tea discovery subscription. Each month, they match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that they’re sure they’ll love. Subscribers receive four teas chosen just for them in every box. Learn more here.

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert 

paired with Double Bergamot Earl Grey Sips by Stash Tea 

City of Girls is a spellbinding novel about love, freedom and finding your happiness.  From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love.  Double Bergamot Earl Grey Sips by Stash Tea pairs perfectly with City of Girls because it has the caffeine kick you’ll need to hang out with Vivian at the Lilly Playhouse!  

 

A Good Neighbor by Therese Anne Fowler 

paired with Yoga Tea Sips by Udyan Tea 

A timely thought-provoking, modern morality novel of an American neighborhood on the brink of change with nuanced characters you won’t soon forget!  Yoga Tea Sips by Udyan Tea pairs perfectly with A Good Neighbor because it will refresh your mind and keep you zen as you embark on an emotionally complex literary journey.  

 

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore 

paired with English Breakfast Sips by Ahmad Tea 

Fierce and complex, with fully realized and unforgettable female characters – Valentine is a novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town.  English Breakfast Sips by Ahmad Tea pairs perfectly with Valentine.  It’s exactly the full-bodied black tea you’ll need, as you dive into a brutally intense novel about the lives of five women right before the 1970’s oil boom in Texas.  

 

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon 

paired with Citrus Rose Té Sips by The Téspa 

Code Name Helene is a  compulsively readable and spellbinding work of historical fiction.  It’s about a little-known yet extraordinary historical woman who should be a household name.  Citrus Rose Té Sips by The Téspa is a secret weapon against feeling!  Brew a cup as you dive into the heart of the French resistance and into the mind of a badass heroine with uncanny instincts!  

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora 

paired with Tumeric, Peppermint and Clove Sips by Tipson Tea 

Richly imagined and elegantly rendered, Conjure Women transports us to the Civil War South to inhabit the lives of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses.  Tumeric, Peppermint and Clove Sips by Tipson Tea will allow you to conjure your very own combination of natural herbs to leave yourself relaxed and refreshed as you dive into this transporting read. 

 

Ask Again Yes by Mary Beth Keane 

paired with Nighty Nighty Valerian Sips by Traditional Medicinals 

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.  Valerian is one of nature’s great relaxing herbs and you’ll need it as you dive into this tale of two families linked by chance, love, and tragedy.  Brew a cup of Nighty Nighty Valerian as you read Ask Again Yes!

 

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson 

paired with Maca Chocolaté Sips by Teeccino

In Eight Perfect Murders, a bookseller finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.  Maca Chocolaté pairs perfectly with Eight Perfect Murders because it provides the right amount of stimulation and energy to keep your wits about you and solve some murders.

 

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson 

paired with Green Tea Lemon Ginger Moringa Sips by Miracle Tree 

The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.  The Splendid and the Vile is an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.  Supercharge your nonfiction reading with Miracle Tree’s superfood energy infusion.  Brew a cup as you dive into a The Splendid and the Vile’s great saga that reads like a novel.

Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconnor 

paired with White Peachberry Jasmine Pearls Sips by Churchill’s Fine Tea

Lady in Waiting is an extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner–a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.  Get unprecedented insight into the royal family as you sip on a delightful blend of Bai Mudan white tea, hand-rolled Jasmine Pearls, peaches, and strawberries.

 

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman 

paired with Lavender Buttercream Sips by DAVIDsTEA

Nothing Fancy delivers relaxed-but-impressive, easily executed, people-pleasing food like single-pot dishes of aromatic coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas and sheets of lemon turmeric tea cake.  If you believe there is always room for dessert, pair Nothing Fancy with Lavender Buttercream – a tea blend that tastes like a slice of vanilla cake with floral buttercream frosting.

 

Homebody by Joanna Gaines 

paired with Vanilla Apple Hibiscus Sips by The Republic of Tea

In Homebody, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there.  As you try new home decor combinations, enjoy a tried and true duo – apples and vanilla in an aromatic, uplifting herbal blend tea with exotic Nigerian hibiscus.

 

Penguin Vitae Collection 

paired with Blood Orange Sips by Harney & Sons

The Penguin Vitae Collection is a new hardcover series with five American classics.  They are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing.  Blood Orange when brewed looks absolutely stunning and tastes delicious which makes it pair perfectly with an equally gorgeous book collection.

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