Are you having a headache because you don’t know what to put in a hug in a mug gift to make it special?
Don’t worry, there are a lot of things that can be put in a mug as a gift that is easy to find that will suit everyone, but what does the phrase “hug in a mug” mean?
- 1 What is a hug in a mug mean?
- 2 What do you put in a hug in a mug?
- 2.1 Things put in a coffee mug gift for the coffee lover
- 2.2 Sweet things to put in a mug gift for the tea lover
- 2.3 Great things to put in a mug for the hot cocoa drinker
- 2.4 Cute little things to put in a mug gift for the book lover
- 2.5 Sweet things to put in a mug gift for the baker’s lover
- 2.6 Things to put in a mug gift for the travel lover
- 2.7 Special item to put in a coffee mug gift for the co-worker
- 2.8 Useful things to put in a coffee mug gift for the crafter
- 2.9 Must-have items to put in a mug gift for the planner
- 2.10 Easily things to put in a coffee mug for anyone with a sweet tooth
- 2.11 How do you wrap a mug gift box?
What is a hug in a mug mean?
Does anyone else remember this old TV ad about a hug in a mug? I had to find it and post it below so everyone would know what I’m talking about – and assure me that I wasn’t alone in witnessing this nightmare.
The cup itself is already a great gift as it can be given to anyone as a gift cup for dad, a gift cup for mom, a cup and gift for husband, a gift cup for a colleague, … and on any occasions.
However, when you can’t be there in person to share a cuppa, send your tea-loving friend a ‘Hug in a Mug’ Gift Box. It’s a unique way to be part of their teatime moments, to show you care, or to celebrate the big, and little, occasions in life.
What do you put in a hug in a mug?
Combine the mug with another gift. Mugs are literally designed to hold something – why not use them to hold another gift? Here’s where your imagination can run wild…
I love gifts that are simple and thoughtful. My dad used to say that if a gift is something you’d love to receive yourself, then it’s a great gift. That seems like such a basic philosophy, but it’s one I try to follow with each gift I give. “Is this something I’d like to receive?”
For these 10 things to put in a hug in a mug gift idea for anyone on any occasion, the answer is a definitive yes!
Things put in a coffee mug gift for the coffee lover
Place a few wooden stir sticks along or a wooden coffee spoon with a favorite brew into a mug to put together a simple gift for the coffee lover you know. Shredded paper tucked in around the mug’s contents makes the whole thing look even nicer. You could also add some chocolate-covered coffee beans.
Sweet things to put in a mug gift for the tea lover
Add tea biscuits, tea bags, and sugar into a mug for that friend or family member who enjoys tea over coffee. A mug filled with tea bags, fresh lemon, and honey even makes a thoughtful gift for a friend who is under the weather. They could certainly use a cup of cheer!
Great things to put in a mug for the hot cocoa drinker
Here’s a fun idea! Layer hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, and marshmallows into a treat bag. Tie the bag with string and place it into a mug. Be sure to include instructions for how much warm water or milk to add to the mix. Need a gift for an entire family? Place a whole collection of mugs along with the hot cocoa mix into a basket for a family to enjoy some special moments over steaming mugs of hot cocoa. It’s a gift that will certainly be appreciated during the cold winter months.
Cute little things to put in a mug gift for the book lover
While traditionally sized books wouldn’t fit in a coffee mug, many bookstores sell smaller-sized books that can make nice gifts. These books often sit near the register of a bookstore and cover a wide variety of topics, from the history of shoes to love and friendship. For an extra step, you could put in a few small trinkets related to the book you choose like a shoe key chain to go with the shoe book. You can also find mini book kits that include things like what you need to create a mini zen garden, or a mini tarot card set that includes a mini instructional book on giving tarot card readings.
Sweet things to put in a mug gift for the baker’s lover
Know someone who loves to bake and/or cook? Fill a mug with baker’s twine, spatulas, small cookbooks, and kitchen gadgets. It’s a practical gift that has an adorable presentation.
Things to put in a mug gift for the travel lover
A survival kit will be a great idea for those who love camping. You can put in a set of wooden utensils such as wooden cups with wooden spoons and trays, wooden knives, wooden cutting boards and trays, and many other items that bushcrafters often bring with them on their expeditions.
Special item to put in a coffee mug gift for the co-worker
Earphones: Another little small and mighty gift. Drown out the noise of an annoying co-worker or dreadful office radio with a pair of noise-canceling earphones.
Useful things to put in a coffee mug gift for the crafter
Yarn and knitting needles! A cross-stitch kit! Scrapbooking supplies! Pens for hand lettering! Watercolors! The possibilities are endless for this fun mug gift idea. Fill a mug with crafty items for that creative individual you know and love. You could even include a gift card to their favorite craft store.
Must-have items to put in a mug gift for the planner
Put a small planner, notepad, Washi tape, and pens into a mug for a gift that helps the recipient get their mornings off to a productive start. With this gift idea, you’re even giving them a vessel to pour their coffee into.
Easily things to put in a coffee mug for anyone with a sweet tooth
Are you the one who loves to bake? Here’s the perfect gift idea for you to whip up! Make cookies, croissants, cakes, or brownies to package and place into a mug. The recipient will love enjoying that mug filled with tea or coffee right along with your baked goods.
How do you wrap a mug gift box?
To finish off your gift, wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow so everyone can see your lovely presentation with all of your thoughtful little gifts inside it. It’s also much easier to do that than try to stuff the mug and it’s falling back into the box it came in!
There are thousands of instances where giving a mug filled with goodies is a great shout. We have only scratched the surface here people! If you want more ideas for mugs to put your little treats in, check out our full range of mugs here. Are you feeling more inspired to go forth and gift all the mugs? Maybe you have the perfect combination of mug fillers that goes down a storm every time? Let us know in the comments below!
If it can fit in a mug, you can give it as a gift.