Do you have a coffee lover in your life? A custom Christmas coffee mug for home or travel might be just the right gift idea. Most coffee drinkers find a favorite mug and use it for years. An easy way to get them a new favorite mug is to customize it with photos of their favorite people, their initials, monogram or name, their favorite saying or a lyric from their favorite song. It’s hard to beat a coffee mug that’s been personalized just for you!

Crafting the perfect custom mug is easy. A few design choices and your special gift will become a part of their everyday morning ritual. You don’t have to stop at just a coffee mug though, get creative.

Create a custom coffee lover’s gift pack with a photo mug for home, a travel mug for on the go caffeine consumption, and perhaps a sampling of holiday coffee they can try out this winter. You can add on other coffee-related items like a new coffee grinder, a storage container for coffee, a French press or maybe a pour over coffee maker. Or go simple and include a box of cookies or biscotti they can enjoy with their coffee. Top it off with a custom Christmas ornament in lieu of a gift tag, and your coffee lovers dream gift is complete!

Tips For Creating The Perfect Coffee Lovers Gift

When crafting the perfect coffee kit, you’ll want to decide what you’re going to include. Is this a gift for someone who likes their coffee hot or cold? If they’re an iced coffee connoisseur perhaps a custom acrylic tumbler with their name on it might be just the right item. If they prefer sipping a leisurely cup of coffee at home in the morning, go with a classic mug in either 11oz or 15 oz size. If they’re always on the go, opt for a travel tumbler with a lid to keep their coffee hot.

Before you start customizing a mug you’ll want to think about your gift recipient. What’s their personal style like? What colors do they gravitate towards? Are they classic or sporty? Would they like a mug with photos of loved ones, pets or kids? Once you’ve really thought about who you’re creating this coffee lover’s gift pack for you can start personalizing items and creating a gift that’s as special as they are.

After you have picked out the perfect coffee mug, see what other items you can include in your gift pack to make it complete. You can go practical, with things you know they’ll use like coffee, coffee creamers and coffee making accessories, or a custom cookie jar that can serve as a beautiful tabletop coffee container. You can go simple, with a basket of their favorite treats they can enjoy with their coffee.

Or you can go fun, with one or two unusual finds that they might not have expected, like a book on brewing the perfect cup of coffee (this one has great reviews: Coffee Obsession), coffee inspired wall art (this print illustrates 9 popular coffee recipes: Coffee Menu and this one describes different coffee flavors: Heart Coffee), or barista stencils they can play around with (this stencil kit includes 16 unique designs: Barista Stencils).

Whatever you choose to pair it with, your custom coffee mug will surely be the center of attention. Here are a few of our favorites to help you get started today.

Extra Large Mega Mug For Extreme Coffee Drinkers

Caution: This mug is for extreme coffee drinkers only. The oversized mug holds an impressive 30oz of coffee and can be customized with any any name on the front and a special message on the back. Choose from four colors for the cheerful holiday message “Have a big ‘ol cup of Christmas cheer.” >>Customize Now

Fun Hot Cocoa Mugs For Kids

Kids of all ages will feel special when they get their very own custom mugs with their names on them. Our fun snowman character mug designs let you choose from four snowman face designs perfect for girls and boys. Add their names and a special message so they can enjoy their hot cocoa, tea and other beverages this holiday season from their very own mugs. >>Customize Now

Cute Mug Sets For Couples

This custom mug set allows you to choose from ten unique designs, all of which start with the phrase “We go together like…” Choose the “rock and roll” design for a music loving couple, or “bacon and eggs” for your bacon-loving partner. Add names and your custom couples mugs are complete! >> Customize Now

Modern Photo Mug For Mom

This colorful graphic design incorporates your favorite photo with a special message printed on the back. Add her favorite family photo and choose a graphic overlay on top to show Mom you love her with this modern and unique coffee mug she’ll love waking up to each day. >> Customize Now

Photo Collage Travel Tumbler For Dad

Add up to six of your favorite photos to create a photo collage travel tumbler Dad will enjoy using on his way to work. Use photos from your recent family trip or vacation to remind him of fun times or include photos of the kids over the years to show how much they’ve grown. >> Customize Now

Custom Coffee Mug For Grandma

First time grandmothers and grandmas-to-be will absolutely adore this custom coffee mug that commemorates the time they first became a grandparent. Grab a matching mug for the new grandpa and customize each to your unique specifications. >> Customize Now

Definition Of Grandpa Mug

For a unique twist, this photo mug design allows you to add three things that define your grandfather along with a photo of your choice. Upload your favorite photo of grandpa with all his grandkids and add three lines of text that best represent him to create a one-of-a-kind mug he’ll definitely love. >> Customize Now

Favorite Aunt Photo Mug

With three polaroid-style photos hanging from a clothesline, this photo mug will invoke any aunt’s best memories of her favorite nieces and nephews. This design allows you to add three photos that wrap around the mug. You can also choose from 11oz and 15oz sized mugs and five mug colors. >> Customize Now

Best Uncle Travel Photo Mug

A busy uncle will love to be reminded of just how much his nieces and nephews mean to him when he uses his favorite travel photo mug. Add up to four lines of text to one side of the mug and a photo with text on the other to create a unique design. >> Customize Now

Don’t settle for an ordinary gift for the coffee lovers in your life. Be an extraordinary gift giver and create a present they’ll really love and use for years to come.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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