Sunday, November 15, 2020

Gifts that Fit in a Mug - 10 Mug Theme Ideas

Gifts that Fit in a Mug
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Mugs are a lovely, personal, and often affordable gift. However, sometimes they aren't quite enough. If you need to add something to your mug-gift, consider filling the mug with several small items or even pricier contents.

Here Are 10 Theme Ideas for Gifts that Fit In a Mug:


Fill a mug with any combination of these suggestions, then wrap it with clear cellophane paper and tie a lovely ribbon around it.

1. The Sweet Tooth Mug - Retro Candy

When filling a mug with goodies, we usually think of chocolate or candy. For older folk, consider choosing candy from their youth. 

2. The Crazy Cook Mug - Small Kitchen Gadgets

For the cook in the family, or as a hostess gift, fill a mug with small handy kitchen gadgets. Consider items like; wine corks, a garlic press, citrus squeezers, potato peelers, chip clips, and whisks. Add whatever the cook would appreciate.

3. The Destined To Be a Star Mug - Make-Up

If you're fortunate enough to know the type of make-up your recipient prefers, then fill a mug with several of her favorites: Mascara, lipstick, blush, eye shadow, foundation, and concealer. Use hair or make-up brushes to add a bit of height and layering. Choose a fun-girly-mug, fill it, then wrap it with lovely girly cellophane. 

4. The Diva Mug - A Mug of Underwear - What?

If you can't stand being predictable, then a mug full of underwear has your name written all over it. Stuff it full with themed underwear; days of the week, funky colors, funny sayings ... you get the picture. Stack them up so they're double the height of the mug. 

5. The Next J.K. Rowling Mug - Note Pads & Writing Tools

For the artsy-fartsy type, put a few narrow writing pads in the middle, then surround it with pencil crayons, pens, pencils, and markers. Save some money and take a trip to your local Dollar Store and gather up the items you need. 

6. The Green Giant Mug - Gardening Gadgets & Accessories

There's an endless list of items for this one! Seeds, plant spike fertilizers, gardening gloves, small hose attachments, and small gardening tools. Don't worry if the items are taller than the mug, even by a lot, because that makes the gift more substantial and looks prettier. Head to the Dollar Store for this one; you'll find many ideas in this category.

7. The Phone Addict Mug - Techie Gadgets

If you're willing to spend a little more, fill the mug up with tech gadgets such as ear pods, earphones, a phone case, a phone holder, and how about a phone jail. A phone jail is too big for the mug, so get the jail and put the mug with all the gadgets inside - lol.

8. The Stay Calm and Carry On Mug - Soothing, Calming Items

Fill this one up with things that help a person unwind: A stress ball, bath beads, bubble bath, fidget spinners, vitamins, and soothing foot insoles.

9. The Pandemic Mug - All Things Related to Crazy 2020

It might be challenging to find smaller items from 2020 for a mug, but it's not impossible. Here are several ideas; face masks, a 2020 ornament, a toilet paper Christmas ornament, a funny 2020 t-shirt, a stress ball, a thermometer, a spa gift card, a lottery ticket because, yah, why not, it's 2020.

10. The Lucky B*stard Mug - Every Thing Related to Good Luck

Fill this one with items that scream good luck and positivity! Lottery tickets, crystals, a rooster keychain (roosters are a symbol of good luck), astrology gadgets, their birth sign on gadgets, a small astrology booklet, and a personally written letter bragging them up about how awesome they are.


If gifts that fit in a mug are a bit too much work, check out these 10 small gifts that can fit into an envelope.



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7 comments:

  1. Barbara, you always come up with such interesting ideas. Love every one of these 10 you mention and - by reading your descriptions - more ideas occur to me. I've frequently given gifts that relate - such as a plush animal wolf and a set of wolf print pajamas for a grandson fascinated by wolves, but I really like your 'small gifts' idea of related items that fit in a mug. With so many designs and sayings found on mugs, you could even use the saying itself as the theme of what to put inside. Like your Stay Calm and Carry On mug gift idea. Love this!

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  2. Oh I absolutely LOVE this idea! So easy to do and yet can be made to be so personal. I would love to receive the Green Giant Mug Gift and I can think of several people straightaway who would be perfect for The Sweet Tooth Mug, Calm and Carry on Mug and Crazy Cook Mug! A brilliant idea Barbara Thank you!

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  3. Barbara, you really are the gift idea queen! Over the years, I've assembled themed gift baskets, bags, boxes, and even bowls (with cooking tools, ingredients, etc.), but using mugs as containers for themed gifts never would have occurred to me! Since I enjoy using glass and ceramic paints to decorate purchased glasses, mugs, china, serving trays, and Christmas ornaments, I need to start looking for some really big glass and ceramic mugs that I can decorate according to the gift theme to further personalize my "gifts in a mug." :)

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  4. As always, you have come up with some really great gift ideas! My sister-in-law gave mugs filled with recipient related gifts several years back. Mine was filled with hot chocolate packets. I loved it, but hated it when I had used up all of the packets. We still use our mugs in the car. They were the taller mugs and the handles don't prohibit us from sitting them in the cupholders. I love all of your suggestions. The panty filled mug idea made me laugh! I should make one of those for my husband and fill it with holiday novelty boxer shorts. Thanks for the idea. I trust you won't tell him :)

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  5. Cute ideas here Barbara, thanks for thinking these up for me. I'm sure I will make up one or two of these for sure. Tea Bags and home made cookies in mine and hot chocolate and chocolates in Hubby's. We would be all set for a great night in!

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  6. Mugs are fabulous. I love how you can customize them to the recipient and your ideas for filling them are great, too!

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