Is a mug one of those "easy" gifts that can be seen as a cop-out? Sure. But when done right, a mug is a perfect present — something the person proudly uses every day, that makes them think of you with each sip. So you can't gift just any mug; it's got to be a highly specific choice. We did our best to cover a number of different personalities below. Hope you find something they'll like!
1. For Your Culinary Friend:
2. For Your Pal Who Always Has the Cutest Sh*t:
You know this person: All of their accessories are just a little bit extra. So a llama mug with little "feet" is sure to delight them
3. For Your Type-A Friend:
For the person who's always on the go but likes to be busy in style: a handmade ceramic coffee cup with a very on-trend marble swirl and silicon lid.
4. For the Politically Correct Intellectual:
A mug with a daily reminder of all their heroes including MLK, Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk, and more.
5. For the Purist/Minimalist:
6. For Your "Kooky" Buddy:
7. For Your Friend Who Is Too Extra:
8. For Your Feminist Ally:
If they've already got at least one feminist T-shirt, chances are they could use a desk mug that proudly displays their stance.
9. For the "Cool" Newlyweds:
10. For the "Artiste":
11. For the Cat/Dog People:
Guaranteed animal-lovers' crowd-pleaser. Plus, it was designed by ELLEN! Double win.
12. For Your Work Spouse:
13. For Your Best Friend:
14. For Your Mate With Very Large Hands:
15. For the Coworker Always Complaining That Someone Took "Their" Mug:
Not only can you put your coworker's name directly on this mug, but you can also choose from a "menu" to customize a character that looks like them — so there will never, ever be any more confusion.
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