I like a good coffee mug. A good mug can make your morning, start your day off with that little kick you need to push it from "Good" to "Dy-no-mite" on the Day-O-Meter. I love getting mugs as presents, I love giving mugs as gifts.
Mugs. Yes, don't underestimate the power of a favorite mug. But finding that favorite mug is a whole other story. If you are thinking of giving a mug to the mama in your life this Mother's Day, I've scoured and surfed and come up with ideas for every type of mom in your life.
For the Flower-Loving Mom
Is the mom of the house a gardener? Does she love the cheeriness of fresh bouquets around the house? This Unikko Mug (Unikko means "poppy" in Finnish, donchaknow) from Crate & Barrel’s new Marimekko store comes in red, blue, black, and plum. She’ll be so cheery, you’ll wonder what else is in that mug.
For the Traveling Mom
Face it, we are all "on-the-go" moms. Sometimes, we need to take our java with us. The Good Grip LiquiSeal Travel Mug from OXO is easy to open one-handed (great for the mom pushing the stroller, natch). At $19.99, the price is pretty easy too.
For the Tea-Loving Mom
There are some moms who don’t drink coffee (I look at them in awe as I nurse my third Venti of the day). Whether it's chai tea, English Breakfast, or chamomile, this Tea Mug is so cool, with the little cutout for her tea bag tag -- only $20 from the MoMA Store.
For the Royal Wedding-Obsessed Mom
Is your mama is still talking about how gorgeous Princess Catherine’s dress was? Did she wake up at 4 a.m. and re-watch the ceremony eight times over the weekend? She already has the Royal Wedding teddy bear, so get her this limited edition mug from Zazzle for $16.95.
For the Classic Mom
Every mom is a classic ... and nothing says classic like Vera Wang. Seriously, check out the Glisse Mug from the famous designer's line at Macy's. For only $19, this elegant mug will match your mother's awesome sense of style.
For the Bookworm-y Mom
Is your mom addicted to her Nook or Kindle? Does she have a stack of books next to her bed as high as the night-table? The whimsical mug with a gold-rim from Kate Spade is perfect for her to sip java from as she reads the latest for her book club. Snag it from Macy's for only $20.
Do you have a favorite coffee mug?
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