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The Best Drinking Mugs

Updated on November 7, 2010

Most drinking mugs are just a plain addition to your tableware - much like dinnerware sets. Like supporting actors, they a small part in your everyday life, and you take them for granted, but would notice if they were not there. There they are - day in, day out, barely thought of. Whenever you drink coffee or tea, or hot chocolate - or any number of other hot drinks.

So, although you rarely give them a thought, it is worth spending some time choosing them in the first place because you are going to use them over and over again.

I can recommend all the mugs on this list as being well worth the cost and long-lived. It's quite amazing the different styles and choices available - and the five best kitchen mug designs are featured below.

Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated 10-Ounce Glass Mug, Set of 2
Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated 10-Ounce Glass Mug, Set of 2

Bodum Bistro Double-Wall Insulated 10-Ounce Glass Mug, Set of 2

Truly a winner - not only at the European IF Design Fair, this mug is also a winner in your home. This mug has the ability to make an optical illusion due to its 2-layer design. It can hold as much as 10 ounces, perfect for coffee.

It is made of great quality of glass that enables you a clear looking look at your drink for your visual satisfaction. The heavy duty glass holds the heat well so you can enjoy your hot cup of coffee for longer. These are  highly durable and will last for a long time.

This is very safe for dishwashers and micro waves. So - not only does it do a good job, it looks god doing so.All these perfect qualities for a great mug, what more can I say? Go buy some.

Old Dutch International Moscow Mule 16-Ounce Copper Mug
Old Dutch International Moscow Mule 16-Ounce Copper Mug

Old Dutch International Moscow Mule 16-Ounce Copper Mug

This good-looking mug is a great addition to your copper inspired tableware. It's manufactured from copper with a tin lining. It's absolutely really huge and holds an awesome amount of liquid - it can hold up to 16 ounces and is perfect for those with a preference for large mugs of coffee. The additional accents are made of solid brass.

This is a quality product, carefully designed not to fade due to the tarnish-resistant lacquer, ensuring a long-lasting luster. Though this mug can not be used in a microwave oven it is functional as well as beautiful - this may appeal to those with an inner Viking. Not your typical mug, but surely a lot of fun and well worth the price tag.

Adagio Teas Glass Mug
Adagio Teas Glass Mug

Adagio Teas Glass Mug

For the tea lover, this mug is perfect. It is made of transparent glass, so you can clearly see hot drink whilst enjoying it. The handle offers a good grip so no slipping for this one. Once again this one's dishwasher and microwave safe and able to withstand high temperatures.

Adagio offer a lovely range of glass tea ware that matches this mug. The company is well thought of and has a great reputation for excellence. This is the mug to buy if you like the feel of something substantial in your hands. A simple yet elegant drinks mug.


Canon Tea Coffee Cup Lens Camera Mug
Canon Tea Coffee Cup Lens Camera Mug

Canon Tea Coffee Cup Lens Camera Mug

This one of perfect for photography enthusiast. Made as a replica of a Canon camera lens - you could almost mistake this for the real thing. It even comes with a lens cap that doubles as a lid.

Despite its fun appeal, this is a fully function drinking mug and will look great for years to come. It feels nice and solid in the hand, holds a decent amount of liquid and the fun aspect gives it an added attraction. A great gift for a loved one, or maybe as a gift to yourself. Different, innovative and worth it for the unique design.

Bormioli Rocco Rock Bar Stackable Mugs - Set of 6

This is the best budget drinking mugs set and will only set you back around 20 bucks for a set of six. They're made from tempered glass and the design is classic and unfussy. They're stackable, dishwasher and microwave safe and will happily hold a decent amount of coffee.

They're also great for hot chocolate - which always looks tastier and more appealing when drunk from a glass mug. They're a top space saver and will stack on the countertop or in a cupboard happily enough and despite the'r appearance, their sturdy and feel good in the hand. An awesome bargain - 20 bucks for a set of six drinking mugs. 

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    hanwillingham 6 years ago

    Pretty mugs!

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