It’s true, your morning cuppa, be it tea or coffee definitely tastes better in a new mug. So go on, treat yourself, or a friend to a bright, shiny, funky new mug. It’s not a hyper expensive purchase and a cheerful mug’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Whether your new mug’s for home, for the all important coffee break at work, or your daily commute, take a look at my picks below and I’m sure they’ll inspire you.
Tea & Cake Anyone?
With the next series of the great British Bake Off about to start, these two mugs from John Lewis certainly capture the mood of the moment
Not only can you enjoy a lovely mug of tea out of these you can also bake in them to, honestly!
Just take a look what it says on the box, below. The makers of these mugs claim they’re perfect if you want a cupcake for one in an instant. Simply follow the recipe and instructions on the saucer and make a micro Victoria sponge or lemon drizzle cake in the microwave in 4 minutes!
I’ve not seen these before and I’ve no idea how the mini cake would turn out, but even if you’re a more traditional baker, either, or even both of these would be a fab addition to your mug collection.
What better way to enjoy your favourite hot drink than in this quirky and distinctive Roboutique Big Mug by Jay available from Hurn and Hurn. Featuring Raptor, a flying robot design inspired by 1950’s Japanese tin toy robots. There are a number of other robots in this mug family, and each comes complete with its own vintage style gift box, making a great gift. If you know any students about to set off for Uni, why not treat them to the set?
The Statement Mug
Who doesn’t identify with the statement on this Liberty mug. Wouldn’t we all like to win the lottery and live the high life? Ah, well, we can all dream. In the meantime, this would make a great office mug, capable of inspiring many a daydream as to what sort of lifestyle we would order if we could, now there’s food for thought, better make sure you have biscuits to hand.
A Mug Fit for a Queen
This mug from Red Candy really rocks my love of all things colour pop. With a vibrant pink background and yellow handle, you can’t go wrong with this cheery mug. And if modesty prevents you telling the world how awesome you are, let this do it for you. As it also comes with a matching gift box, it would make the prefect pressie for one of the girls.
I’m having a big love-in with this Guzzini mug available at Red Candy. I like the unusual red resin handle which will catch the light really well, and it would look brilliant on open shelving. It comes as a set of two, so there’s no excuse for not sharing the love.
You can also purchase dinky little espresso cups and saucers in the same design. Wouldn’t these make a charming engagement present?
Man’s Best friend Mug
If you’re a dog-lover, this terrier mug by Jules at John Lewis should tick all the boxes. Colourful, quirky and utterly charming, it will make a great addition to any mug collection. A great one to look forward using after a brisk morning walk. Like many in my selection, it’s gift boxed and ready to go to a good home – any takers?
The Moomin Mug
Continuing the big love theme, who doesn’t have a bit of a soft spot for the Moomins? This John Lewis Moomin mug is a timeless classic which, I’m sure would e gratefully received by any Moomin fan. If you’re thinking of treating yourself, there are several additional designs in the range, so this could be just the beginning of your collection.
I could just see myself enjoying a refreshing cuppa out of this whilst sorting out the garden. It has that delicate yet sturdy quality that all us gardeners need in a mug. I’m won over on this one!
Coffee To Go – No Problem!
Practical doesn’t have to be boring and this travel mug from Zazzle is an excellent example. Featuring a double walled body, rubber lined lid for a spill resistant seal, together with a twist operation sip opening, this mug’s an essential for those on the go.
It terms of cuteness, this one ticks all the boxes, so make your morning commute a little more enjoyable by taking your new companion along to help keep you coffee and your heart all warmed up.
Feature Image: Red Candy