Christmas is looming ever closer, and I'm still working on finishing up the last few gifts. I love giving people thoughtful gifts that they can use in their daily life. You know what everyone does in their daily life? They drink stuff. This is why a mug is great gift for nearly anyone! Below I've got six ideas for gifts that fit in a mug (both of these "friend mugs" are c/o Pavilion), and you can tweak them to fit the personality of the gift. I picked the mug on the left because, obviously... it's so true. And the mug on the right just states it like it is and sparkles blue and gold, also a win!
1. The Sewist
If you ask nearly any sewist, they'll tell you that nothing beats a delicious hot beverage and a sewing day. Make a mini sewing day kit for them with bits and bobs all vintage-loving sewists appreciate:
mug + tea bag + vintage fabric + universal sewing machine needles + vintage notions
2. The Naturalist
Think out of the box and create a gift for the plant-lover in your life. Instead of giving a plain mug, put a succulent, herb, or other small plant in it! The giftee can move the plant to another container and use the mug or have a cute planter as-is. Just in case they decide to leave it, put a layer of small pebbles at the bottom to help prevent root rot, then fill with potting soil and a plant.
mug + pebbles + potting soil + plant
3. The Tea Fiend
Oh, tea lovers. Those that love tea, REALLY love tea. And the great part about tea is that one can never have too much! If you're always drinking it, you will always need more! Give your tea-loving friend a gift they'll use and appreciate by filling the mug with varieties of tea and little tools to make their tea drinking more convenient.
mug + tea balls + loose leaf tea + tea bags + infuser ball
4. The Cozyist
Many people warm up to mug-worthy beverages when the weather gets cold, so it's a great idea to pair the mug with cozy winter items. Create a "cozy kit" with fluffy socks, a comforting holiday beverage like hot chocolate, and a gifted Christmas or relaxing song list from iTunes or Amazon.
mug + fluffy socks + hot chocolate mix + marshmallows + candy cane
5. The Caffeine Queen
Last but not least, a gift for the caffeine lover! Fill the mug with bags of ground coffee in different flavors, chocolate covered espresso beans, and small squares of nice chocolate or truffles. Everyone loves a bit of delicious luxury in their day!
mug + ground coffee + chocolate covered espresso beans + chocolate
6. The Stylist
For that friend that loves to doll up, fill a mug with little makeup bits and accessories she is sure to appreciate. If you're on a budget, collect makeup samples and artfully arrange them in the mug, or go high-end and include a nice lipstick and a couple makeup brushes. You can also throw in some small accessories like a pair of earrings or bracelet to complete the gift!
mug + cute washcloth + makeup + makeup brushes + jewelry
I hope these ideas help you finish out your holiday gift list! Do any of them sound just perfect for a friend or family member?
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The mugs in this post were provided c/o Pavilion Gifts, and you can find them here and here!