What’s better than a postcard? A postcard that can hold coffee! This pretty mug comes complete with an old-fashioned postmark, a place to write a personalized greeting, and a special pen with ink that becomes permanent after a quick trip to the oven. Even better, these postal-themed mugs didn’t travel far: They’re handmade in the U.S.
Taiwanese designer Lee Weilang’s Zipper Cups are so charming that they make having tea quite a titillating, bonding experience. The white ceramic mugs feature a zipper with a slit down one side. The cute design reflects two people coming together for conversation and also, conveniently, holds their tea bags in place. Who says fashion can’t be functional?
Finding holiday gifts for everyone on your list isn’t the easiest thing you’ll do this month (actually, the easiest thing to do this month is eat your weight in sugar cookies). Most of us buy the things we need as we need them, which leaves present purchasers without any solid leads. Sometimes, the easiest way to come up with a gift idea is to think about what the recipient uses on a regular basis and then get them a special version of that. For example, this pair of custom-made silhouette mugs would be an exceptionally thoughtful gift for a coffee drinker. A set of two costs $65, and the silhouettes are created from photos you provide, so they could be of a couple, children, pets, or anyone else who looks good in profile. [Etsy]
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This mug is so cool/creepy, that I just remembered I had a nightmare about it last night. Seriously. I dreamed that I was being attacked and I fought back by throwing my teeth mug at the assailant. Anyway, would you drink your beverage of choice out of this bad boy? [$24, MollaSpace.com via Better Living Through Design] Keep reading »
Global warming got you all wound up? We have the perfect way to diffuse the situation. These global warming mugs heat up as you pour coffee into them, and, as the ice caps melt, the oceans spread and coastlines disappear. Worth a giggle and a serious thought. Pick up your mug, and cheers to warming up your tummy and everyone’s heart. [$12, Uncommon Goods] Keep reading »
These matching coffee mugs could be cheesy, except anything conveyed through the power of stick figures is always just heart-warming cuteness. More examples of the cups for sale at boldloft.com, after the jump. [$27 for the set, BoldLoft] Keep reading »
Besides reading, voting, and George Clooney (duh), nothing is sexier than recycling. So, if yellow mugs that have “reading is sexy” printed on them ($12) ever go out of style, at least they won’t take up space in a landfill for years and years — they’re made from 100 percent biodegradable corn plastic. [BuyOlympia.com] Keep reading »