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The World of Tervis Tumblers - According To Me

Updated on June 5, 2012

Tervis Tumblers - Glasses for all ages

I first learned of The world of Tervis Tumblers when I was caring for my 95 year old Mom, Gertie. It was becoming more and more difficult for her to hold her beloved coffee cup in the morning. And, by the time she got around (s-l-o-w-l-y) to the very last sip, her coffee was cold.

Enter Tervis Tumblers! These excellent plastic tumblers are rock steady and insulated to boot! I now have 6 Tervis tumbler coffee mugs and love each one.

As far as my Mom went, the light weight of the plastic cup along with the insulation ensured her fewer spills (sorta) and warmer coffee always. Tervis Tumblers are the perfect gift for children or senior citizens. Give these delightful tumblers for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday presents or Christmas gifts. The recipient will be thrilled.

Tervis Tumblers For Father's Day

Let's face it - your Dad or Grandfather already has enough ties and, really, how many more pairs of socks make an appropriate gift? So, get busy and find a few Tervis tumblers for that special man in your life. Father's Day will really bring a grin to his face this year!

Tervis Tumbler Who's The Best Dad

Tervis 24 oz. Dad Fishing Tumbler

Tervis 24 oz. #1 Dad Golf Tumbler

Delight your sports fan Dad on Father's Day with a Tervis tumbler showing his team spirit!

There's a multitude of Tervis tumblers for the sports fan. The below are the most popular on

The very best of the best things about Tervis Tumblers

As I mentioned, I've been a fan of Tervis tumblers for a very long time. With as many dogs and cats as we have running around, drinks are frequently spilled, but at least there's no glass to clean up this time!

The below are my very favorite things about Tervis tumbers.

  1. They're dishwasher proof although, to be 100% honest, I've clouded the plastic in my Tervis Tumbler a few times by washing it in the dishwasher. I tend to wash my Tervis cups by hand.
  2. They're the perfect tumbler for cold or hot drinks. Tervis cups are double insulated which means that cold drinks stay colder longer (with minimal ice melt) and hot drinks stay hot longer. It's like a perfect marriage!
  3. Tervis tumblers come in many designs and sizes - there's one for everybody. In my person Tervis collection, I have a Tervis coffee mug with a crab on it, one with a cup of coffee engraved, one with Captain (that's John's) and one with Mate (hmm...that's me). Those last two stay on the boat. At the house, there's still an ongoing debate about who is "Captain...."
  4. Tervis tumblers are quite affordable. On, you can find a set of large Tervis tumblers (24 ounces) for around $40. Coffee mugs are a bit more but they're so worth it.
  5. Tervis tumblers will protect your tables. Since these tumblers and glasses are double insulated, that means that there's no condensation running down the side and marring your pretty antiques.
  6. A lot of Tervis products can be personalized. What a perfect place to put a picture of the family for your Dad to enjoy on Father's Day, or the new boat you just bought him (eh, a fella can dream, right?).
  7. Tervis tumblers have many uses. Think outside the box and use your Tervis tumbler as a pretty vase, or a small desk catchall. Fill one with school supplies for a favorite teacher or add some seashells to one and place in a pretty bathroom. The choices are only dependent upon your imagination.

A set of Tervis tumblers

I have these large Tervis tumblers and have used them for 4 or 5 years now. They've been dropped on cement, stepped on with barefeet, almost chewed upon my little dogs and they've all survived. I love the vibrant colors of these tumblers. They're perfect to use at a Father's Day picnic or on any sunny day at the pool.

NEW! Tervis Tumblers Assorted Jewel Tones 16oz (Set of 4) Plus Bonus Travel Lid
NEW! Tervis Tumblers Assorted Jewel Tones 16oz (Set of 4) Plus Bonus Travel Lid

The jewel toned Tervis tumblers are just the right size, well, for me. They hold 16 ounces of cold soda, comforting cocktail, or hot tea or coffee. A little later on, I'll introduce you to their big brother, the 24 ounce Tervis tumblers - now we're talkin'!

Tervis coffee mug
Tervis coffee mug

When I was in Key West for an extended stay, both John and I fell in love with Cuban coffee - Cafe Con Leche. It's made, at least in Key West, with condensed milk and sugar but we've figured out a delicious way to make it easily at home. Since Tervis coffee mugs are microwaveable, it's the perfect vehicle to mix up this morning java.

  • Prep time: 3 min
  • Cook time: 7 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: 1


  • 2 shots espresso or regular coffee if your prefer
  • 4 ounces of milk
  • 1 T brown sugar


  1. Put the milk in the Tervis tumbler and microwave for a minute (warning: it might take less time depending on the strength of your microwave). You want the milk to just start to boil.
  2. Add the espresso and brown sugar and mix well.
  3. That's all there is to this delicious fake Cafe Con Leche recipe! Grab the newspaper and enjoy.
Cast your vote for John's recipe for Cafe Con Leche

Tervis Tumblers for Mother's Day

Actually, the below Tervis tumblers (and similar brand, Spoontiques) are the perfect gift for any day of the year; I'm pretty sure though that the woman friend in your life would welcome any or all of the below tumblers.

Tervis 16 oz. Mom Floral Tumbler

Spoontiques Mommy's Sippy Cup 16-Ounce Insulated Tumbler

Spoontiques Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon 16-Ounce Insulated Tumbler

Search for your own Tervis Tumbler on

If you don't see a Tervis glass that you prefer, do your own search. Hint: I've found that searching "Tervis+" such as "Tervis Mom" will bring more targeted Tervis items to your search.

Tervis Tumblers for Christmas

Who wouldn't love a bit of spiked egg nog served in a break proof Tervis tumbler? I'm all IN for that! The below Christmas themed Tervis glasses are festive and fun:

TERVIS TUMBLERS Christmas Glee 16oz Set of 4

Tervis 16 oz. Santa Beach Chair Wrap Tumbler

Tervis 16 oz. Christmas Flamingo Wrap Tumbler

I promised you BIG Tervis Tumblers

Here they come and just in time for summer!

The bigger the better is what some people say so these 24 ounce Tervis tumblers will deliver your beverage colder or hotter than you can imagine. And, I just love the summer theme to these Tervis tumblers. They're just plain old cheerful!

Tervis Tumbler Margaritaville License to Chill 24-Ounce Double Wall Insulated Tumbler, Set of 2

Tervis Tumbler Cabana 24-Ounce Double Wall Insulated Tumbler, Set of 2

Tervis Tumbler Surf Boards 24-Ounce Double Wall Insulated Tumbler, Set of 2

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Not sure if I could get my head round drinking coffee out of a tumbler myself.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a good idea! Insulated makes lots of sense. I do prefer ceramic coffee cups and glass glasses, but I can see the benefits of having a good insulated drink!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I don't usually like drinking out of plastic cups or tumblers, but if you say they are good that's all I need to know.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Being insulated is a definite plus to Tervis Tumblers. I hate when my coffee gets cold!