Modern Danish Coffee & Tea Set
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These 10 Teapots and Teacups Will Make Mother's Day Brunch Even More Special

Whether for a morning cuppa served in bed or a mug at the table during brunch, you can make Mom's cup of tea that much more special with these essentials, including teapots, cups, and mugs.
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Not every day is a fine china occasion, but we'd be remiss to let Mother's Day go by without dressing the table in Mom's honor. Whether you're serving breakfast in bed or gathering the family for afternoon tea, a special-occasion tea set takes even the simplest spread to the next level. We've rounded up our favorite teapots, teacups, and other china to help you throw a sweet fête in Mom's honor. Whether you prefer sleek, simple designs or punchy colors and prints, you'll find something special here to help you make Mother's Day feel as charming as she is.

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So, why tea? Because the setup is special. Even if you come from a family of coffee lovers, there's something about a pot of tea that feels more elevated than your everyday cup of joe (even if you're using teabags!). If you need some inspiration and ideas on what to serve during your tea party, we have a selection of classic afternoon tea recipes that are perfect for an elegant gathering.

Once you have the menu down, it's time to make sure you have the right tools. In this case, that's a teapot and teacups. There's beauty in restraint, and any fan of Scandinavian design will love the modern Danish Coffee and Tea Set (from $33, food52.com) pictured here, which is inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony and imagined by Danish designer Theresa Rand. Choose from white, light gray, or dark gray—in any shade, it's a minimalist's dream come true. With a large teapot, a sugar and creamer set, and teacups sold by the pair, you'll find everything you need to make the kitchen table feel like a five-star afternoon tea at the Ritz. Even better, the whole set is microwave- and dishwasher-friendly, letting you spend quality time with mom instead of washing dishes at the sink. Looking for more inspiration? Discover more of our favorite picks, below.

lemon and bee covered tea pot
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Martha Stewart Collection Lemon Tea Kettle Set

$62.99, macys.com

Covered in lemons and bees, this tea kettle and mug set embraces the spring season—and makes a cheerful addition to her kitchen.

le creuset green kettle
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Le Creuset Enameled Steel Demi Teakettle in "Olive"

$80, williams-sonoma.com

Choose this enameled Le Creuset tea pot—in a shade that embraces her love of nature—for Mom, and she'll have it forever.

Botanica Teapot
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Anthropologie "Botanica" Teapot

$68, anthropologie.com

With its delicate floral print and arched gold handle, this hand-painted stoneware teapot is just the thing to welcome spring.

Bodum Assam Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Filter
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Bodum Assam Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Filter

$30.82, amazon.com

A transparent teapot is perfect to highlight gorgeous loose-leaf teas like jasmine, rose, or hibiscus.

Amina Mug
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Crate & Barrel "Amina" Mug

$12.95, crateandbarrel.com

The streaky blush pink watercolor glaze on this elegant stoneware mug elevates the enjoyment of any tea, be it black, green, or herbal.

Jonathan Adler 1948 Teacup and Saucer
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Jonathan Adler 1948 Teacup and Saucer

$50, jonathanadler.com

Fine porcelain and splatters of gold make this coupe-shaped cup and saucer set just right for Mom. Wrap them with a new tea for her to try.

Smeg Tea Kettle
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Smeg Tea Kettle

$189.95, williams-sonoma.com

For the mom who adores mid-century design, this retro-inspired electric tea kettle is playful perfection in eight different colors.

Tea2 Bazaar Beauty Pink Tea For One
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Tea2 "Bazaar Beauty' Pink Tea For One

$10, t2tea.com

For when you don't have enough hands to bring mom her breakfast in bed and her morning paper, this stackable set helps make the impossible possible.

Chantal Vintage Tea Kettle
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Chantal Vintage Tea Kettle

$59.95, williams-sonoma.com

A cheerful enameled steel kettle to quickly boil water on the stovetop. It whistles to let you know the water is ready for making tea.

Hay Borosilicate Glass Mugs
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Hay Borosilicate Glass Mugs

$55 for two, hay.com

These borosilicate glass mugs have a comforting rounded shape that feels good in the hand.