@umbra21 - Afternoon tea has become really popular recently. I guess it's the new brunch. It goes really well with the cupcakes that everyone seems to be making.
A bunch of tiny cupcakes and finger sandwiches artfully arranged on a tier is a really lovely sight and can make for a really nice present. I did something like that for my mother on mother's day and she was blown away by it.
It's simple and people really appreciate the effort.