The Day of the Dead, or el Dia de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday that starts just after Halloween and celebrates the lives of friends and family members that have passed on. Colorful, smiling sugar skulls are the holiday’s signature since this is a celebratory holiday, not a sad one, and people will elaborately decorate their homes with skulls and throw colorful parties. You can celebrate a little bit more subtly with a Day of the Dead Teapot. This cute sugar skull-inspired porcelain teapot features a traditional design of a smiling skull with flowers for eyes and just the right pop of color to make the design festive and fun. The pot holds 20 ounces, which means that the pot makes enough for two.
And you should definitely serve your tea with some Homemade sugar Skull Sugar Cubes when you’re celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, even though you can certainly use this teapot all year round.
Halloween is about tricks and treats. The treats usually take the spotlight, but it is always fun to have a trick thrown into the mix once in a while to keep Halloween fun and not completely sugar-coated. These Creepy Cups Halloween Coffee Mugs deliver a little trick with your morning cup of coffee. The Spider Mug and the Skull Mug both have a spooky surprise that is revealed as you drink that cup of coffee down. One has a menacing looking skull that will stare right back at you, and the other has a creepy spider that looks like it could crawl right over the rim of your mug. The best part of these mugs is that they look completely normal from the outside when they’re filled up, so you can serve coffee in them to unsuspecting targets (who, hopefully, can take a joke!) for a little Halloween fun.
Last year there was a big trend for owl-related things, from mugs to measuring cups, from sweaters to scarves. Owls are still out there, but I’ve noticed that some other animals are encroaching on their territory – animals like unicorns. Fortunately, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for unicorns ever since I watched The Last Unicorn as a kid, and I am planning to take full advantage of their current popularity to indulge in a little nostalgia. Elwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug is very likely the best way to start your day off with some unicorn magic. The stoneware mug is in the shape of this fat, fantastical creature and he is ready to deliver your morning cup of coffee. It has a 12 oz. capacity and is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
Keep it at home, take it to the office – there are no wrong places to enjoy Elwood. And your coworkers just might be cheered up by having a unicorn in the office, even if they don’t have one of their own on their desks yet.
I can be difficult to pick out a gift for the coffee lover whose kitchen is already full to bursting with specialty mugs – if you don’t want to add to an overcrowded mug cabinet – but there are some coffee-themed options out there besides mugs. This Coffee Trivia Card Deck is one of them and coffee lovers will get a kick out of it because it will help to give some of their friends a crash-course in Coffee 101. The deck of cards is a standard deck, and each card has a bit of coffee trivia, history or a recipe on the face where you would normally see the suit (the suits are still in the corners of the card, so your poker games can continue as usual).
It’ll put you in the mood for a fresh cup of coffee and just might make some friends see why you like it so much. Especially if you already have some brewing when you’re dealing out cards to set the mood!