Mugs are part of everyday life, whether they’re filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine … or pens.
We can all get by with any old mug, of course, but the right mug can bring a little spark of joy each and every morning. There are perfect mugs for every personality, no matter how quirky or basic!
1. The basic.
The plain, good ole mug that never goes out of style. It’s basic, yes, but that doesn’t affect its ability to keep up with trends—or, at the very least, not conflict with them.
Easily replaceable, there’s no worry about chipping these workhorses since it’s easy to find a new one that goes, and those of us with more practical tendencies love this about a basic white mug.
And, for icing on the cake, a basic white mug puts simple focus on food in photos (something I personally appreciate).
2. The minimalist.
Easily confused with “the basic,” the minimalist mug goes one step further towards modern, and even chic in some cases.
There’s no fuss with the minimalist mug and its clean lines and sleek facade, and you’ll only need two to keep with this minimalist attitude: use what you need and no more.
3. The commuter.
With a long and tiring commute, you need a mug that can handle everything from sloshing and keeping a beverage at temp, to being able to realistically fit into a cup holder.
There’s nothing worse than finding a mug you love, only to realize after-the-fact that it won’t sit where it’s supposed to in the car. Amirite?
So, here we are. Mugs that are travel-worthy that won’t spill and will keep your beverage hot (or cold) for hours at a time.
4. The art lover.
Art lovers can find inspiration from just about anywhere, including from something as simple as a mug.
Except, it’s not just a “simple” mug when it’s in view for at least a few hours each morning, with the ability to delight the senses—including visually.
5. The writer.
Just like the art lover, writers find inspiration in everything from words on paper to the tools used to get there—particularly those with an antique or historical significance.
6. The reader.
Books have the ability to transport a reader to a new land, time or an entire world.
Words on a page are transformative, meaningful and inspiring.
Even looking at books (without even reading the words) can bring a sense of anticipation and nostalgia … which is why even though I love my Kindle Paperwhite, I still have shelves stacked full of real, tangible books in our house.
7. The music fan.
The arts aren’t just visual.
Music is a passion that no person should be without—it has the ability to soothe, delight, energize and bring physical on actual emotion like tears and goosebumps.
Have breakfast with music notes and instruments while listening to your favorite playlist!
8. The hiker.
Oh yes. Even on hikes a mug is a requirement—particularly those of the early morning persuasion or the hikes that take more than twenty-four hours to complete.
Fill it with coffee or tea, or use it as an impromptu vessel for boiling water over a campfire.
9. The caffeine addict.
Sometimes all you need is coffee, and lots of it. When you’re at home a full pot—and many trips—can meet that need.
But, when endless errands beckon or you have a long workday ahead (without the benefit of that coffee pot at arm’s reach), you need a mug that’s up to the task of both adequate volume and keeping the temp.
10. The antique-r.
Copies of Outlander are dogeared and well-worn, and you can name the differences between the books and the STARZ adaptation like it’s your job.
Weekends are spent at flea markets and antique stores on the hunt for the next shabby-chic redo, or for a one-of-a-kind gem that’s been forgotten or missed.
You need no ordinary mug. Pinkies up! We’ve entered teacup and saucer country!
11. The super fan.
We all have obsessions.
Some of us, ahem, obsess over television and books.
We call ourselves “bingers” and we not only watch excessive amounts of shows and read copious amounts of books, we get into them. Like, REALLY into them.
We spend time ruminating over the unfinished story of LOST as it’s unfolding season after season.
We fall in love with characters and their stories, feeling as though we’re being whisked away to eighteenth century Scotland with Claire and Jamie.
A little kitsch and a lot of warm fuzzies can be had over these obsessions with the simple form of a mug.