In the last few years, coffee mugs have turned into more than just drinking vessels. Now they are beautiful decor pieces and a fun way to show off your personality. And is it just me, or does coffee just taste better when in an awesome-looking mug?
That being said, below you will find some of the most beautiful mugs on Etsy. Some of them ARE definitely on the pricey side, but many of them are hand-made pieces that require hours to make, making them one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Plus, you’ll be super proud to show these beauties off on your kitchen counters or at work. Just be careful that someone doesn’t steal it!
1) Deep sea mug
Seeing this mug brings me right back to the beach which is just what I need when it’s the middle of winter. The coolest thing about this mug is that it actually contains real shells and other items that were collected right from the shore. There are also special stones attached that glow in the dark. Perfect if you’re a secret midnight coffee drinker like myself (decaf of course).
2) Venom themed mug
This shop wins the award for the best name ever. Who doesn’t love Beetlejuice? Anyways, the mug shown above is based on the Venom character and is the perfect representation of the types of items you will find in this shop. As you can see, the attention to detail is amazing (just check out that saliva), making it great for scaring the people in your office.
3) Andromeda mug
This mug is one of my favorites because it reminds me of outer space. And outer space reminds me of Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Space Balls, and other great movies. I don’t believe that mugs come more unique than this but be forewarned it can weigh up to two pounds so make sure your arm can handle it.
4) Toadstool mug
A lot of the mugs on this list remind me of TV shows and movies, and this one is no exception. Does anyone remember the TV show The World of David the Gnome? This mug reminds me of that, and the Smurfs. In regards to the mug’s design, I love how the toadstools look like they’re growing right out of the side and how the texture goes around the whole thing so it looks great at every angle.
5) Alice In Wonderland themed mug
This mug brings our favorite characters from Alice In Wonderland back to life. You may not be able to tell from the photo, but the Rabbit is actually coming out of the door. I originally thought it was painted on, but it’s actually sculpted onto the mug, making it really special. And the mushroom-shaped handle is the perfect finishing touch to honor this classic story.
6) Rain cloud mug
I love how this raincloud mug gives off a very calming and peaceful vibe. It’s just what I need after a hard day at work. The blue tones of the glaze are very easy on the eyes and I love how the handle resembles a rainbow. Add that to the white puffy clouds and golden stars and it’s the perfect piece to chill out with while drinking a hot cup of coffee.
7) Cauldron mug
This lovely mug has a great cauldron shape, but it’s not just for Halloween. It comes in several beautiful pastel shades like the blue shown above that make it perfect to use year-round. I love the beautiful simplicity of this mug, making it perfect if you don’t want something flashy. And I can tell you it’s even lovelier in person, as I own the lavender version!
8) Artist’s mug
This mug reminds me of an artist’s easel which is always covered in all sorts of different paint colors. But it also resembles frosting when it drips down the sides of a cake. So I guess you could say that this mug inspires my artistic side while making me crave something sweet and scrumptious. Either way, it’s beautiful and the price is lower than other mugs on this list.
9) Skull mug
Just by looking at this mug, it makes me want to drink a hot cup of coffee while binge-watching the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. It’s probably due to the fact that this skull mug has been sculpted to look super realistic. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe, something you don’t normally find with hand-crafted mugs like these.
10) Peacock Mug
Like many of you, I love anything that is peacock-themed. They’re such delicate, beautiful, and graceful creatures, it’s impossible not to appreciate them. And this mug perfectly captures the stunning blues and greens that peacocks are known for. Plus, the intricate carvings go around the entire mug, so everyone can appreciate its beautiful design at every angle.
It was hard narrowing this list down to just ten mugs since there are so many great choices. If you’re interested in seeing more, you can check out my Favorites List on Etsy which contains over 100 more options.
Do you like drinking your coffee from a fancy mug? Please let me know in the comments!