Whether your mom drinks tea to relax or can’t function without her daily dose of caffeine, a mug is going to remind her of you every time she uses it. Mugs make a great gift when you are trying to be thoughtful. They can be personalized with photos or names, and can be chosen based on your mom’s unique style.
As you consider the best mugs for your mom, check out the ones on this list.
Best Tea and Coffee Mugs for Mom
My Favorite Child Gave Me This Funny Coffee Mug
For some siblings, everything is a competition. This funny mug points that out so your mom gets a laugh with her caffeine. The 11-ounce mug is dishwasher and microwave safe and can be used for hot or cold drinks. It is sturdy, has a comfortable handle, and the design is printed on both sides. As an added benefit, it is packaged in a white gift box surrounded in tissue paper, so you don’t have to worry about gift wrapping!
Something to keep in mind is that the My Favorite Child Gave Me This Funny Coffee Mug holds just 11 ounces, which can be a little on the small side for some moms.
Pavilion Mark My Words Mother Mug
This mug holds 20-ounces of liquid and is 4 ¾ inches thick. While it is not guaranteed to stand up against drops, there is a good chance that the thick mug will be around for years to come.
The curved handle of the Pavilion Mark My Words Mother Mug is comfortable to hold, and the design is beautiful. The inside is deep purple, while the outside has a flowered design and words that read, “A mother holds a special part of all that is treasured in the heart”. It is ceramic, meaning the paint will not rub off, and the mug is dishwasher safe.
Mama Bear Engraved Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
Do you know a mom who becomes scary when it comes to her kids? Celebrate her mama-bear personality with this stainless-steel tumbler. It is double-walled so it keeps your coffee or tea warm longer and is perfect for the mom who is always on the go.
The Mama Bear Personalized Engraved Insulated Stainless Steel 20 oz Tumbler comes in pink, light blue, or black. It doesn’t have a handle, but that can be convenient for car cup holders. It is powder coated and has a silver design that will not come off with washing. The best part is that you can order it personalized with your favorite mom’s name.
Most Awesome Mom Coffee Mug with Message
This porcelain mug is 14-ounces, making it the perfect size for a big cup of coffee, tea, or any other beverage. The white mug reads “most awesome mom” in elegant gold writing. It is lightweight, which makes it a good gift for grandmothers or mothers who don’t want to lift a heavy mug all day long.
Even though the handle on the Most Awesome Mom Coffee Mug with Message in Gold Metallic looks thin, its design is very sturdy. The design of this mug will remain stay shiny and metallic through its lifetime—but it is not dishwasher safe.
Lady Jayne Multicolor Travel Mug
This mug has a traditional coffee cup design, but it comes with a lid. It is not especially large, but it has a vivid design that will show your mom you care. It is embellished with gold and white lettering that reads ‘Best Mom Ever’ and a gold handle. The dark blue background makes the flowers pop well.
As the Lady Jayne 15914 One Multicolor Travel Mugis made of porcelain, it is not as durable as other travel mugs. However, it is perfect for moms who might rush out of the house, or who want to be sure their coffee stays hotter longer. It does not fit in all car cup holders.
MAUAG Funny Coffee Mug for Mom
This is the perfect gift for a mom dependent on caffeine. With sayings like “Who are these little people and why do they keep asking me for breakfast?” it will help your mom start her morning with a smile. It will also help the rest of the family know when she has had enough caffeine to be social.
The MAUAG Funny Coffee Mug for Mom, I Can’t Even… and Mom is Awakemug only holds 14-ounces, but the mug is built to last. It has an easy-grip handle, ceramic construction, and is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Best Mom Ever GK Grand Engraved Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
This insulated thermal is perfect for mom’s that might forget about their coffee, as it stays warm for hours. It works for hot and cold liquids and has a clear press-on lid. The cold retention is 24 hours and the hot retention is 8 hours. The outside of the tumbler is powder-coated which prevents chips and scratches.
The Best Mom Ever GK Grand Personal-Touch Premium Creations Engraved Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler 20 ounces is a good choice for moms who work outside of the home. It does not sweat, fits easily into cupholders, and is extremely durable. It should only be washed by hand to preserve the integrity of the tumbler.
Funny Mug – Dear Mom
This mug is another way to claim your title as the standout sibling, giving your mom a laugh and letting her think of you in the mornings. It has print on both sides of the mug and ceramic construction. It is also microwave and dishwasher safe, with a large handle that will let your mother grip this cup easily.
The Funny Mug – Dear Mom: Thanks for Putting Up With a Bratty Child Like My Sibling Mug only holds 11-ounces, so it is a little on the small side. It is white with black lettering, so it is simply designed but the words say it all.
Mom Holds Child’s Hands, Hearts Cup
This beautiful mug has a sentimental message for mom, reading ‘Mom’ on one side and the message, “A mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever” on the other. Its light blue design has a beige rim that adds to the overall design, while the entire mug is constructed of porcelain.
The Mom Porcelain Blue Coffee Tea Mug Holds Child’s Hands, Hearts Cup comes in a gift box, so you do not have to worry about finding the perfect way to safely wrap it. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. This mug has a handmade painted appearance, which means there may be some design inconsistencies, but this may add to the personality of the cup.
Asmwo Color Changing Porcelain Mug
This beautiful mug features a striking color-changing design. A black inside and handle accent a color-changing design, available in bamboo, lotus, orchid, peony, and plum blossom. These different designs are each beautiful in their own way, creating a beautiful picture that is perfect to start the morning with.
The Aswmo Color Changing Heat Sensitive Porcelain Mug also excels in the drinking experience it offers. It has a curved lip for easy sipping and the shape of the cup and handle will fit perfectly in your mom’s hand. She also will never have to worry about sipping cold coffee again—the mug clearly indicates the temperature of the liquid inside. Hand washing is recommended to prevent damage to the vivid design.
What to Look For in a Quality Mug
If you are buying or creating a sentimental coffee cup, it’s important that you choose one made of thick ceramic that has been well-glazed. You want it to be sturdy enough to hold its own against other glassware while it is sitting in the sink or if mom drops it. It may also be a good idea to choose something that is either personal or sentimental. If you are going to choose a mug with a printed design, be sure it is sealed properly and will not wash off in the dishwasher or wash.
Other Thoughtful Gifts for Mom
For moms who already have too many mugs, or for those who don’t regularly drink coffee or tea, a coffee mug may not be the best idea. Here are a few other thoughtful gifts for your mother:
- Photo Blanket– Photo blankets can be a great gift, whether your mom throws it on the bed or over the back of the couch or uses it to cuddle with.
- Photo Collage– A photo collage is perfect décor- you can hang anywhere in the house and it will bring back fond memories every time mom looks at it.
- Favorite Book– Personalizing a gift for your mother is as easy as knowing what she loves. Get a signed copy of her favorite book or choose her something new from her favorite author. This gift says ‘I love you’ just as much as a personalized mug.
- Self-Care Package– This is perfect for moms who are always taking care of others. It is a simple reminder to slow down and take time for themselves, too.
- Custom Jewelry– There is no end to the ways you can customize jewelry to show your mom that you care. You can have it personalized with a message, photos, birthstones, or have your own handwriting turned into a piece of jewelry. The possibilities are endless.
You could even go super-fancy and kind by getting her a really nice bag to help organize all her stuff. What makes a better gift than a fabulous and useful bag with a sweet present tucked inside? Not much. Check out our Best Purses for Moms article to find some great ideas.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the first thing that your mother thought of each morning was you? When she has her daily dose of tea or caffeine, the mug you bought her will remind her of your love (and in some cases, your sense of humor!).