I saw these cute Tree and Star Mugs ($40 each) on Tastespotting and love the way their shape shows up only once you've added liquid in to it. What do you guys think? Would you celebrate the holidays with them?
Whether it's an aunt or an uncle, seems like everyone has a coffee addict on their holiday shopping list. My coffee addict doesn't actually need any other gadgets — although the Bravi Home Coffee Bean Roaster would probably be well received — so I'm opting for a monthly coffee subscription from Blue Bottle Coffee Co. If your coffee addict has enough java to last a lifetime, treat him or her to a book like I Love Coffee! that will help hone their barista skills. Scroll through for more coffee gift ideas.
I was looking for great gift ideas when I came across this cute as a button mug by Gazin Create. The white Tea Code Mugs ($20) come in four different models and have two layers to dissipate heat well. All of that is fantastic, but my favorite part is the silicone button on the outside. This button is there so that you can wrap your tea bag tag around it, thus firmly securing it into place. I think they're aesthetically pleasing and clever too, how about you? Would you want one of these mugs?
I don't know about your mom, but mine is impossibly difficult to shop for. She buys what she wants when she wants it, making crossing her off my Christmas list a difficult task. However I've been brainstorming and have come up with a few great ideas for my mom and yours. If you're looking to wow your mom, start off by stuffing her stocking with these adorable Gloveable gloves and Chuao tasting chocolates, then really wow her with a raclette party grill. For a few other ideas, scroll through below.
Most people don't measure out their milk when adding it to their coffee. They generally just pour until the "right" amount has been added. If you've ever tried to be helpful and make someone a perfect cup, you may have found that it was either too much milk or not enough. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way you could figure it out? Well, now you can thanks to the MyCuppa mugs from Suck UK. Inside the mug are a series of color strips. All you have to do is find out what color they like, and then pour the milk until it matches. At little under $15 a piece, these mugs — available in tea or coffee versions — would make a great gift, or would be a great starter for that novelty mug collection you've been meaning to start.
When I worked in a Spanish bar as a la chica de cafe, carrying more than two coffee drinks without a tray was impossible. I can't help but wonder how these linkable mugs by Jonathan Aspinall would affect the barista's job. As many as six coffee mugs link together to form a large line of cups that's easily carried by holding only two of the mugs. These seem like an ingenious invention, but wouldn't they be really heavy when filled with steaming coffee?? I'm undecided about these vessels, how about you?
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As someone who understands the need to find just the right color, I find both the Pantone Palettes Dinnerware and Pantone Mugs exceptionally fabulous. My personal favorite, Pantone 021C is a vibrant orange that just screams good morning! If orange isn't your thing, then perhaps a muted cup and saucer in four shades of burnt ochre? Either way, just make sure you get the right color to match your Pantone cell phone!
Pantone mugs are currently only available in the EU and are £8 each. The Pantone Palettes sets begin at $5.95 for tote bags and end at $14.95 for large cup and saucer sets. However if you act fast, they're on sale in several places. I really don't need another tote bag, but think of how cute it would be full of fresh farmer's market veggies!
What better way to embrace the arrival of springtime than to spruce up your kitchen with a few fun florals? I just remembered I've got to change my winter table setting into my spring one and substitute the black leather placemats for mint green satin ones and the white candles for pink and yellow ones. Changing your table scape is one way to freshen up the look of your kitchen, another way is to purchase a few essential items that scream spring with their floral patterns, pastel colors, and refreshing newness.
A perfect example of this is the printed flask that thoroughlymodern saved in the Yum Market on TeamSugar. This container is so beautiful that I may have to get one for myself, how chic would it be to pull this out at a romantic picnic?!
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If your gift recipient is anti cutesy hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day, then these heavy-duty 10" Lovesick Plates are going to be up their alley. Although they do have flowers in the background, they're way too interesting to be considered cutesy. They'd make a great gift to use on the dinner table, but they'd look even more divine hanging on a wall. Set of four for $40.00.
If hearts are more their style, these elegant and unique cups with matching heart-shaped saucers will definitely make them smile. They'll be able to host classy, yet fun, tea parties all year round. Set of six cups and saucers for $42.
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