As the holiday season gets closer, it’s time for you to start thinking about what you should give your favorite people.
You don’t have tons of cash, but you still want to find a present that makes it clear how important your friends and family are to you. You also want to give a gift with a personalized touch.
After all, gift cards clearly state that you forgot about them until the last minute.
So, what should you get them this year?
Read on to learn more about why personalized photo mugs make the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
1. Let Them Know How Much They Mean to You
Though your friends and family members may not say it to you directly, there’s a good chance that they’re feeling underappreciated by those they care about the most.
Parents and partners especially can feel taken for granted, and it’s easy to get comfortable in your routine.
Personalized photo mugs are a beautiful (and somewhat sentimental) reminder of how much you care about them.
If you’re buying for a parent, include both a baby picture of yourself and one of the two of you together now. You can add a phrase like, “Thanks for being there for all of it” to the mug.
For a partner, include the first selfie the two of you took together and the most recent one. You could print something like, “Here’s to many more” on the mug.
2. Highlight a Favorite Memory
When you’re stuck at the office and dreaming of your next day off, having a personalized photo mug nearby with a picture of an epic vacation will make things more tolerable.
The same thing goes for photos of your family members, an awesome backyard cookout, a birthday celebration, or even a beloved pet.
Make sure that your loved ones always have reminders of their favorite memories beside them.
You could even make a personalized mug a part of your traditional holiday gift, so that they get a new one every year.
3. Prove How Well You Know Them
You can also use personalized beer and coffee mugs to prove how well you know the special people in your life.
You can have a character from their favorite television show printed on the side, along with that character’s best-known quote. You could also create a mug that has their nickname printed on it.
If you’re personalizing a coffee mug, we love the idea of printing how many creams and sugars they’d like on the side of the mug.
4. Give Them a Conversation Starter
As much as you love your friend, even you have to admit that they’re sometimes too shy for their own good.
You know they want to make new friends — or even have the courage to strike up a conversation with the cute new guy at work — but they often don’t know what to say.
Personalized ceramic coffee mugs can help them to get the conversation going.
You can have photos of an awesome vacation the two of you took printed on them, prompting other travel bugs to ask them about their trip. If they’re the literary type, you can include a quote from their favorite novel on the side. Other bookworms are sure to notice.
If all else fails, just print something silly like, “Ask me about my dog” on the side of it — that’s always a safe icebreaker.
5. They’re Affordable But Meaningful
As much as you’d love to be able to splash out on an expensive gift for your loved ones, it’s just not in your budget right now.
Personalized photo mugs are perfect for those who want to make a big impact without making a big dent in their wallets. (Learn more about how much certain types of mugs will cost you and make your decision accordingly.)
If you want to upgrade your gift further, you can fill the mug with your loved one’s favorite candy, blend of coffee, or even additional photos of the two of you together that they can hang around their office or home.
6. Make Sure They Always Have What They Need
Americans are drinking more coffee now than they ever have before — and you likely know just how bad it can get if you don’t get your fix.
The gift of personalized travel coffee mugs ensures that the people you care the most about will be able to take their java with them everywhere they go. Especially if your loved one has a tendency to run late, having a to-go cup is a godsend!
We also love the idea of using personalized travel mugs as bridesmaids or groomsmen gifts. While taking part in your wedding is tons of fun, it can also be pretty exhausting.
Keep everyone caffeinated and in high spirits on your big day, so you’ll have all the support you drink.
Ready to Start Giving Personalized Photo Mugs?
We all have that friend that’s especially picky or impossible to shop for.
This year, no matter the occasion — even if it’s “just because” — give them personalized photo mugs. We know they’ll love the phrases and pictures you’ve included, and these gifts are a great way to remind them you care.
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