The 9 Best Coffee Mugs

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There’s just something about a great coffee mug that makes your morning cup of brew that much more enjoyable. Whether you like to sit and sip while you catch up on the morning news or you take your coffee on the go, you’ll find a coffee mug on this list that suits you. Or, if you’re shopping around for a gift for the coffee lover in your life, you’ll also find some amazingly creative novelty coffee mugs.

Best for Couples: Stainless Steel Coffee Mugs by avito

These matching stainless steel coffee mugs are great for couples who like to sit down to enjoy a cup of brew together in the morning. Made of 100 percent food grade stainless steel, the mugs are BPA-free and have zero toxins – so no worries about chemicals leaking into your hot coffee or tea. The double-walled mug features a vacuum air seal that keeps your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. So these mugs are just as perfect for a cold brew as they are for a warm cup of joe. No matter the temperature of the liquid inside, the outside of the cup is cool to the touch and there’s never any condensation or sweating. Lids can be purchased separately.

Best for Book Lovers: Banned Book Coffee Mug

The Banned Book Coffee Mug is a must-have for writers and other lovers of classic literature. The mug has a solid black background and the titles of 24 of the most famous classic books are printed all over in vibrant colors. Banned book titles include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Galileo’s Dialogo and Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. Other versions of the mug include quotes from the Bronte Sisters, opening lines from 24 of the greatest pieces of literature, as well as quotes from Mark Twain. The 12-ounce mug holds the perfect amount of coffee or tea. It’s dishwasher-safe, making it easy to clean and care for.

Best for Humor: Go Away Funny Glass Coffee Mug by Got Me Tipsy

Are you one of those people who can’t “people” until you’ve had enough coffee to get you going? The humorous Go Away Funny Glass Coffee Mug gives people a visual cue of when they’re allowed to speak to you. The outside of the clear glass mug has three indicators: "Go Away," "Not Yet" and "How Can I Help You?". The indicators humorously let people know when it’s safe to talk to you. This is a great novelty gift for a friend, sibling, co-worker, spouse or anyone else in your life who needs their coffee fix before they’re ready to socialize for the day. The 13-ounce mug is microwavable.

Best for Travel: Contigo Autoseal West Loop Vacuum Insulated Cup

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When you’re on the go, you need a mug that will not only keep your coffee warm and prevent it from spilling all over the place. The Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug comes in 16- and 20-ounce versions to hold as much of your favorite brew as you need to keep you going. The mug keeps your hot drinks hot for up to five hours. And because it’s vacuum insulated, you can also use it for cold drinks – they’ll stay cold up to 12 hours. The mug features an easy-to-press button on the front that you can use to quickly and easily open up the lid and sip your liquid. The auto-seal technology used to craft the lid means the mug is leak and spill proof. While the lid can be washed in the dishwasher on the top rack, the body must be hand-washed to protect the quality of the mug.

Best Gift for Dad: Best Dad Ever 13 oz Coffee Mug by Burton and Burton

The Best Dad Ever mug makes a great gift for Father’s Day, a birthday, or a holiday for your favorite dad. The mug is decorated with a wide blue band around the bottom of the bug with the words “Best Dad Ever” printed boldly in black, blue and white letters on the front of the mug. The mug has a full-size handle that makes it easy and comfortable to hold steady. It’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe, which means the mug can be quickly and easily cleaned with the rest of the dishes. Both sturdy and durable, Dad will enjoy the Best Dad Ever mug for years to come.

Best Gift for Mom: I’m a Mom, What’s Your SuperPower? by Burton and Burton

The mom in your life will feel like a superhero each time she enjoys a nice, hot cup of coffee in her handpainted “I’m a Mom, What’s Your SuperPower?” coffee mug by Burton and Burton. The mug is crafted with bright, bold colors: a deep pink background with bright turquoise dots and a lime green interior. The raised message is printed in whimsical lettering in black. The mug is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe and is FDA approved. Crafted out of hard ceramic, the mug is sturdy and durable, allowing Mom to hold on to this thoughtful keepsake for many years.

Best for Star Wars Lovers: Star Wars Darth Vader Oval Ceramic Mug

Star Wars enthusiasts will love the Darth Vader Oval Ceramic Mug by Vander. The all black mug features a detailed painting of Darth Vader on one side. On the other, the message “You don’t know the power of the dark side” is painted in bright red. Many Darth Vader fans will want to keep this mug as a collectible, but those who use it will love that it holds up to 18 ounces of liquid – almost double the size of a regular coffee mug. The mug isn’t just nice to look at, it’s heavy and durable, ensuring it will last for years to come. The mug is both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Best for Photographers: Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Photographers will love the realistic design of the Camera Lens Coffee Mug. The mug is an exact replica of the Canon 24-105mm camera lens – it doesn’t get more realistic than that! The stainless steel interior protects the temperature of liquids, keeping hot drinks hot for longer. The mug comes with two screw cap lids. One lid features an open/close sipper for drinking liquids from your mug. The other is a non-spill lid that is a replica of an actual lens cover. The mug set also comes with a stainless steel spoon you can use to stir in your favorite coffee condiments. The Camera Lens Coffee Mug is not designed for microwaves or dishwashers.

Best for Flower Lovers: Shades of Indigo Flowers Ceramic Travel Coffee Mug

The Shades of Indigo Flowers and Butterflies Ceramic Travel Coffee Mug is adorned with stunning floral details that will delight the coffee lover who also loves flowers. The high-quality drinkware is created for an on-the-go lifestyle. The mug comes with a matching gift box, which includes molded styrofoam to protect the mug while it’s being shipped. The mug holds 17 ounces of liquid – almost double that of a regular coffee mug – and can be used for either a hot or cold beverage. The insulated design protects the temperature of the liquid held inside. While the mug itself is microwave-safe, the spill-proof lid should not be placed in the microwave.