ModCloth’s Battle of the Gifts: Round Two, Mani “Tea” vs. Deep “Tea” Diver! UPDATE: ROUND 2 CONTEST HAS ENDED


That’s right, ModFans! It’s time for our second round of ModCloth’s Battle of the Gifts! In the ring, we’ve pitted the Sea for Two Tea Infuser against the Deep Tea Diver Infuser. Which infuser will steam the competition? You decide by voting in the comment section below.

But wait— there’s more! We’re also giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky voter! Simply place your vote below by 10am PST on Thursday, December 5th to be entered into our random drawing. And don’t forget to come back for our next round this Monday when we’ll be offering yet another chance to duke it out and win a prize.

And congratulations to our winners from round one! The Shaken, Not Purred Tea Towel scorched the competition with voter Christen snagging the $25 gift card! Looking for more geeky goods and cute critters? Check out our holiday Gift Guide!

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  1. Megan 12/04/2013 at 10:49 am #

    Deep “Tea” Diver!! He’s so cute hehe!

  2. Lyndsey 12/04/2013 at 10:59 am #

    Although the mani”tea” is super cute, the deep “tea” diver takes the cake. Love it!

  3. Kasey 12/04/2013 at 11:00 am #

    Deep Tea Diver…. he looks like his arms are on his hips- all sassy!

  4. Carmen 12/04/2013 at 11:12 am #

    Mani “Tea”! I love manatees and it is hard to find manatee-themed products.

  5. Sarah B. 12/04/2013 at 11:40 am #

    I vote for the Sea for Two Tea Infuser. He would be cute in any mug, not just a clear one!

  6. Anna R 12/04/2013 at 11:50 am #

    The Deep Tea Diver Infuser dove it’s way into a win!

  7. Kayla Kinsman 12/04/2013 at 11:52 am #

    Deep Tea Driver Infuser!

  8. Mary Weise 12/04/2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Definitely Sea for Two! He can just hang out on my mug all day!

  9. Brittney G. 12/04/2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Oh yeah, the Deep Tea Diver Infuser’s got it! He’s so METAL!

  10. Breanna P 12/04/2013 at 12:21 pm #

    The winner is definitely the Deep Tea Diver! With that helmet of his, I won’t feel bad when I accidentally leave him submerged in my rooibos.

  11. Elizabeth 12/04/2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver!

  12. Aretha Bender Soderstrom 12/04/2013 at 12:42 pm #

    while each tea infuser is a whimsical assemblage of both tactile and representational elements, the deep tea diver provides a more wholesome experience during tea time, a gets my vote.

    the sea for two tea infuser is the cuter one of the two (just look at its fins, look at them!!), but the practicality of the deep tea diver is the ultimate deciding factor for me. with the deep tea diver, you dip the entirety of your tea leaves in hot water with ease. the clean up also appears to be much easier, as the deep tea diver, when opened, reveals a greater space for fingers to scoop out tea leaves, which in turn reduces the potential for mixing tea flavors (unless that’s your thing, then go for it, no judgment here).

    further, the deep tea diver, especially in a transparent or translucent mug, provides a more stimulating intellectual journey as i partake in my morning tea, mirroring my own physical journey throughout the day (though i am seldom trapped in a tea mug).

    my vote selection: deep tea diver.

  13. Leahanne 12/04/2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver wins for sure!

  14. Amalia 12/04/2013 at 12:47 pm #

    The Deep Tea Diver. He even has a metal tray to stand on. . or hit the competition with! Love the “Mani Tea” as well!

  15. Rebekah Anne 12/04/2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I’m all about Sea for Two!

  16. Mary 12/04/2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Sea For Two looks easier to use.

  17. Beth 12/04/2013 at 12:49 pm #

    As much as I love manatees, the diver is just too cute!

  18. sprite 12/04/2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver, because it’s going to be easier to get all the soggy, used leaves out of it before the next cuppa.

  19. Laura Mae 12/04/2013 at 12:53 pm #

    The Deep Tea Diver certainly has my vote! Design genius!

  20. Suzanne 12/04/2013 at 1:11 pm #

    They are both super cute but I like the Manatee one better 🙂

  21. Abby 12/04/2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Definitely the Deep Tea Diver. I already have one!

  22. Rubilei Nagum 12/04/2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver. Just cause he reminds me of metal Mario.

  23. Joie 12/04/2013 at 1:33 pm #

    I have to go with the Deep Tea Diver. Not only do I think he’s cuter, he also looks like he’d brew a better cuppa, since he’s entirely submerged. Add to that being easier to clean and even coming with his own little tray to catch the drips, and you have a winner! <3

  24. Elisabeth 12/04/2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Definitely the Sea for Two Tea Infuser!

    I own the robot one and whilst cute, most people don’t see it unless I use a glass cup. It would be the same issue with the Diver. The Manatee can be seen by all though and can’t help but make you smile :). Hand grips also mean it won’t swivel around your cup so much when you are trying to drink out of it which is an added bonus!

  25. Charlotte Boyer 12/04/2013 at 1:52 pm #

    The Deep “Tea” Infuser is adorable!! Definitely a win 😉


  26. Rebecca S. 12/04/2013 at 2:00 pm #

    There is no way to dislike the glorious manatee.

  27. Veda 12/04/2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Sea for two totally !!! Love it (o:

  28. Morgan 12/04/2013 at 2:50 pm #

    I love the Deep “Tea” Diver!!!!!! Adorable. That’s all I have to say about that.

  29. Julie 12/04/2013 at 3:25 pm #

    They’re both really cute but I’m gonna vote for the Deep Tea Diver Infuser!

  30. Dominique 12/04/2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Deep “Tea” Diver has my vote.

  31. Vicky 12/04/2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Both are adorable, but the Deep ‘Tea’ Diver has my vote. The manatee looks like it might be easier to clean and care for though.

    I want my own diver!

  32. Britta 12/04/2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Manatee! I’ve hugged one and fed it cabbage when I lived in Florida. Manatee Cafe is also an amazing vegan place in Saint Augustine. It’s just my cup of tea.

  33. brittabarrett 12/04/2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Manatee is my cup of tea

  34. Ashleigh 12/04/2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Sea for Tea is the cutest little Tea strainer I’ve seen he has to win.

  35. Shanna 12/04/2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Sea for Two will definitely prevail. Manatees are mighty!

  36. Emily 12/04/2013 at 6:06 pm #

    The Deep Tea Diver is 20,000 leagues better than the manatee. 🙂

  37. Becky 12/04/2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Definitely the Deep Tea Diver! I love animals, so I’m surprised by my own choice, but I’m always down for an underwater adventure!

  38. Amy O 12/04/2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Sea for two! I like the way he sticks out of the cup a little – better for those, like me, who don’t have transparent tea cups or mugs!

  39. Valerie 12/04/2013 at 7:46 pm #

    The Deep tea diver! I have him! He works marvelously, and looks adorable sitting on my kitchen counter.

  40. Danielle 12/04/2013 at 7:52 pm #

    The Deep Tea Diver has my vote! That thing is wicked dunkable! 😉

  41. Sarah Toye 12/04/2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Deep tea diver, without a doubt.

  42. Casey Lane 12/04/2013 at 8:00 pm #

    The Mani “Tea” for sure! Like lovely tea mermaid

  43. Allison Perry 12/04/2013 at 8:03 pm #

    Mani-tea will win!

  44. Toria 12/04/2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Deep “Tea” Diver dove into my heart <3

  45. Caroline N 12/04/2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Mani “Tea” for sure! You can’t beat a sea cow…

  46. Quentin 12/04/2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Deep “Tea” Diver for the win

  47. Grace 12/04/2013 at 8:47 pm #

    The deep tea diver is one of the cutest things I have ever seen and definitely takes the win!

  48. Sarah! 12/04/2013 at 8:51 pm #

    I like the mani”tea” for practical reasons, you can pull it out of the tea without having to find somewhere else to set it without making a mess! Plus it’s adorable!

  49. Amy 12/04/2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver!

  50. Kaya Kurz 12/04/2013 at 9:58 pm #

    I’m gonna have to go with the Deep Tea Diver. It’s so cute!

  51. Katie 12/04/2013 at 9:58 pm #

    The mani”tea” is just to adorable not to vote for! 🙂

  52. Mae East 12/04/2013 at 10:42 pm #

    the mani’tea’ because I have red stoneware not clear mugs, so I could actually ‘sea’ that one! Though the diver is awesome, too.

  53. Meleah 12/05/2013 at 7:56 am #

    They are both cute. But I like the Mani “tea.”

  54. Mariah 12/05/2013 at 8:25 am #

    Deep “tea” diver hands down.

  55. Christie 12/05/2013 at 9:24 am #

    Deep tea diver for sure!

  56. P 12/05/2013 at 10:02 am #

    The Deep Tea Diver!

  57. Sydney 12/05/2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver!!

  58. Caitlin Wittlif 12/05/2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Deep Tea Diver for sure!

  59. Erin P. 12/06/2013 at 1:04 pm #

    While I really love the Mana”tea” I think the Deep Tea Diver gets my vote!

  60. Louisa Fitzhardinge 12/07/2013 at 5:30 am #

    Mani-‘tea’ all the way! Look at his little face!

    • Mary 12/07/2013 at 4:48 pm #

      It’s the adorable little face that got me as well!

  61. Madison D 12/08/2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Mani-tee, definitely

  62. Evie 12/12/2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Mani “Tea”!

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