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Every morning one of the first things I reach for is my beautiful coffee mug with a Monet painting. This favorite coffee mug is routinely placed in my Kuerig machine. In it goes and a perfect cup of coffee is delivered to me via the magic of Kuerig. I love my Kuerig machine but the Monet coffee cup is what is really special. My best friend from college gave me a set of two Monet mugs. When I searched on Amazon, I was delighted to find them - they are sold under the name of Chaleur. The mugs are made of bone china and hold 20 oz. While I don't need 20 oz of coffee - the size is perfect for stability. It rests nicely upon my desk and never a worry about a spill - even before the morning caffeine has penetrated my system. So I set my Kuerig to one cup and off it brews a perfect cup in my Chaleur bone china mug! The Chaleur website details that their coffee mugs make the perfect gift - even if it is for yourself - so very true!
I LOVE my two Chaleur coffee mugs and find I miss them so much that I will take the time to grab them and clean them because they are my favorite.
If I didn't have two Monet mugs, I would buy them! My friends have been very generous to me over the years. Funny thing, my favorite gift I have received is this bone china coffee mug.
It is not just me - the Chaleur website details that they have "grown to 88 designs by 32 different artists"! So many others are enjoying this great artistic coffee mug.
The 20 oz is perfect for me because it offer the stability that I need - the 14 oz I have in a Christmas design and just isn't as stable - although it is perhaps more visually appealing. The 14 oz will fit in my car holder nicely. The 20 oz. doesn't travel well in my center counsole on my SUV.
My favorite gift was a set of 2 - 20 oz. mugs in Monet designs.
If the famous artists and the Chaleur designs are not for you, stay tuned, we have many different optioned including handcrafted and hand tooled ceramic mugs along with several other famous artists such as the ever popular Laurel Burch and also the whimsical Judie Bomberger. At the very end we have great sources and even more - an exquisite horse mug and a Birthday Girl glass mug - all sure to delight and much more!
Artist Laurel Burch Ceramic Coffee Mugs
Hand Crafted Ceramic Mugs by Artist Judie Bomberger
Dreaming in Color Handmade Coffee Mugs
Priced Just Right for Gift Giving
Priced just right for gift giving. The artistic coffee mugs range from a $14 gift to a $40 gift set to the boutique and very unique high end, hand painted and even a hand tooled ceramic mug is highlighted. There simply is a price point for every possible budget imaginable.
Many a art museum will carry the Chaleur. Many a boutique will carry all of these items. If you are in need of a special gift, plan early. If a museum or boutique shopping is in your travel plans, map out a course of action complete with your list.
Always, always, always order early. Plan ahead and order with others. Often a higher quantity, a higher total purchase price will offer substantial financial rewards in shipping cost.
Talk it up with your friends and family. See if you can streamline their shopping and if together you can both save on shipping costs.
"Shop Frugally - Always Shop Early!" GmaGoldie
Connections and Memories
Whenever we give a gift, if we can make it a meaningful gift that showcases our connection to the person, we have shown that we have fully connected with that person. We recognize and respect their values and we celebrate their interest. We are not taking on their values, simply respecting their love of art, fishing, golf, etc...
Connecting with people is what gift giving is really about. It is not about the "gift", it is about creating a connection with a tangible object that brings back memories. As I drink my coffee in my Monet Chaleur coffee mug, I fondly member my best friend from college. I appreciate the gift of thoughtfulness. The gift isn't grand but making memories isn't about the price tag, it is about the timeless connection of appreciating the wants and desires of another person.
Something for Everyone - A Design Just for You
Some of their offerings are detailed below with the name of the painting first and the great master, famous artist following directly after wards. Many of the photos you would recognize - do you recognize just the title of the painting and the artists? Check out some of the most famous:
Chaleur Ceramic Coffee Mug Designs
The Escape Ladder - Joan Miro
Moulin Rouge - Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Cote D' Azur - Roual Dufy
Untitled - Giorgio de Chirico
The Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh
Birthday - Marc Chagall
Archangel's Tango - Kees Van Dongen
Paradise - Marc Chagall
At Pere La Thuilles - Edouard Manet
Qui Trop Embrasse - Ettore Tito
Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas
and many, many more!
The Chaleur artistic design literally wrap around the circumference of the coffee mug. Here are a few photos of my personal favorites of Chaleur:
Le Bal A Bougival - Pierre Renoir
The Kiss - Gustav Klimt
Sunday Afternoon On Island - George Seurat
Gentleman's Race - Edgar Degas
Les Irises - Vincent Van Gogh
Water Lilies - Claude Monet
The Swineherd Brittany - Paul Gaugin
Sunflowers - Vincent Van Gogh
Steps At Auvers - Vincent Van Gogh
Vase With Irises - Vincent Van Gogh
The Beach At Saint-Adresse - Claude Monet
Artist's House At Argenteuil - Claude Monet
The Grand Canal - Claude Monet
Monet - The Favorite of Many - The Favorite of Mine
Monet remains one of my favorite artists. I love all the grand masters and the vibrancy of their work from Monet to Renoir to Degas and the list goes on.
Chaleur - Hopefully Will Expand Their Artist Offerings
What is missing from Chaleur is the contemporary artists that I love such as Pino, Behrens, Neiman, Erte and so on. Chaleur does offer a Tiffany design for one of their coffee mugs but I didn't feel that particular artwork translated well so it is not shown here. I also love Erte as you can tell by my avatar. Sadly, most of Erte's work would not translate but think about the Erte letters for personalization - wouldn't that be a fun coffee mug! Just a single letter representing the first or last name. Just be careful on Erte for corporate gifts - think twice about what is appropriate - when in doubt, it is definitely not appropriate.
For animal lovers, the photography from Zuckerman would be outstanding on a coffee mug.
For new home owners, wouldn't it fun to gift a gift of a photo of their new home? The possibilities extend far beyond just the grand masters of art. The possibilities are limited only by your own personal knowledge of the person you are buying the gift.
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Other Coffee Mug Gift Ideas
The paintings of the great masters, the multi-million dollar pieces that hang in public art museums or owned by billionaires are now available to share as gifts with your friends, your coworkers, your business associates.
Haven't yet found what you feel would be the appropriate gift? Then check out a few more options such as:
- Bone China Coffee Mug
- Crystal Coffee
- Coffee Mug for Golfers
- Coffee Mug for Fishing
- Coffee Mug - Personalized - Name
- Coffee Mug - Personalized - Photo
- Coffee Mug - Favorite Saying or Tag Line
- Corporate Initiative Promotion
- Family Reunions
- Family Photos
- Favorite Hobby - Sailing, Skiing, etc...
Corporate Events - Promotions
Often we think of the corporate coffee mug with simply the corporate logo. The coffee mug could also serve as a promotion for a safety program, new initiative such as the launch of a new product, a new market, a new management focus. The triple bottom line reporting is hitting the corporate world, reinforcing this new management philosophy builds relationships and employee morale.
- New Product
- Safety Program
- New Market
- New Tagline
- New Focus
One of the world's favorite actors remains an icon today is Charlie Chaplin. If you and a friend or a business associate have a conversation about an icon such as Charlie, consider a gift of that celebrity.
This is what makes memories. In marketing, the branding manager takes the time to create a consistent memory. Often this is done with not just verbiage, not just ads but also with promotional give a ways. In the same manner, we can create a lasting connection with our friends and coworkers and business associates by reinforcing the conversations and personal connection.
Why a Coffee Mug Makes a Great Gift?
Gifts are often stuffed away or "re-gifted". A coffee mug with meaning, an association to a particular artist or type of art, or an activity is memorable. Additionally a coffee mug is reusable. Long after the holiday celebrations, the coffee mug can be used - over and over again.
Gifts Build Memories
Memories Create Connections
Gifts Build Memories
Gifts build memories. To be able to connect with someone that states that you understand them and know what they appreciate builds lasting bonds and memories.
Enjoy shopping and build a connection by building a memory. I am off to have another cup of coffee in my favorite coffee mug from Chaleuer - Monet but of course - my favorite!
Hand Tooled and Hand Painted Ceramic Coffee Mug
Lolita Coffee Mug - Birthday Girl Mug
Great Sources for Hand Crafted and Art Coffee Mugs
- Cupa Jo Coffee & Tea Mug $18*
Funny ceramic coffee & Tea mugs by artist Judie Bomberger. This site also offer great hand painted metal clocks for $22 and many other great gift ideals from garden to even baby tees. This site is sure to please!
- Chaleur Coffee Mugs make the perfect gift, even if it's for yourself $10.36*
Beautiful bone china coffee mugs featuring famous impressionist artwork by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and others
- Hopfinger Studio Boutique $28.00*
Often found in high end art galleries, this site offers handled mugs that are great for gift giving.
- Georgetown Pottery $26.00*
Based on traditional European designs. Wonderful for your favorite brew or large amounts of coffee. Compatible with our drip coffee filter.
*Prices are for example purposes only. Prices are subject to change. Prices can change based upon 1.) quantity ordered 2.) lead time given for the order and 3.) shipping costs. Order early and order with others to obtain the very best price. Shop frugally by shopping early.
Famous Art and Hand Crafted Ceramic Coffee Mugs
Whatever your artistic preference, from the grand masters offered by Chaleur to the hand tooled pottery to the whimsical by Judie Bomberger to the dynamic of Laurel Burch, the artistic coffee mugs have something to offer everyone.
Even tea drinkers too! It doesn't have to be coffee or tea at all. the hydration and the ritual of thirst quenching offers a great opportunity for a fun and unique gift for most any possible budget.
Remember GmaGoldie's rule - "shop frugally, shop early"! Don't be stressed, plan ahead and you will be fully prepared. Your gift will be memorable.
"We do not remember days; we remember moments."
Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand
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