Mason jars have been growing in popularity over the past few years to the point where there are almost ubiquitous. I’ve had everything from cake to cocktails in mason jars, but I have never had coffee in a mason jar before. Mason jars are great for containing many things, but their metal lids and lack of a handle that will put your hand at a safe distance from a hot liquid make them less-than-ideal for carrying hot coffee. That said, times – and mugs – are changing and now we can all enjoy our coffee and other hot beverages in a Mason Jar Coffee Mug! The glass mug has a handle that makes it safe to use, no matter how extra-hot your like your lattes, and easy to carry around. It holds 14-ounces of liquid. It has a two-part glass and plastic lid that can be screwed on to the top for easy sipping, and the entire thing is dishwasher safe. You can, of course, use this mug for cold beverages, as well as hot drinks, but you probably already have a few regular mason jars laying around and might want to reserve this one for just the hot ones.
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.