15 Festive Mugs For All Your Hot Holiday Drinks

From Hot Cocoa to Spiked Cider, These Mugs Are Perfect

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

​What is it about the holiday season that makes us want to use festive and seasonal dishes and serve ware for every single meal and drink? Much like Christmas music, these pieces feel like now-or-never things we have to put to use before we have to store them for another 11 months. We especially love holiday mugs—perhaps because they get filled with our favorite seasonal drinks like hot cocoa, Hot Toddys, apple cider and Hot Buttered Rum.

Before you go looking up recipes and making your grocery...MORE list of ingredients for these festive drinks, check out these 15 festive holiday mugs you'll want to keep in rotation long after New Year's Eve.

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    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    This cheerful mug from Fringe Studio is festive without being obnoxious. We love the colorful stripes and sweet message of the words: Merry, Sparkly, Bright, Happy.

    Fringe Studio mug, $15,Nordstrom

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    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    For all the National Lampoon fans out there—this mug is a holiday must-have. This glass mug with golden moose antlers would make the perfect (slightly oversized) stocking stuffer for the Clark Griswold in your family.

    ICUP 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' gold moose antler glass mug, $25, Nordstrom

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    Courtesy of Stein Mart

    Ah, Spode. These traditional and iconic Christmas tree mugs conjure up memories of holidays past, and a set of two would make a great gift for anyone looking to start their own holiday traditions and collection of classic Spode dishes.

    Spode Christmas tree mugs, $25, Stein Mart

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    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    Leave it to Pottery Barn to dream up these sophisticated and festive mugs. Pick up a plaid letter for each  member of your family for a matching Christmas morning breakfast moment.

    Plaid alphabet mug, $8, Pottery Barn

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    Courtesy of Pier 1

    For anyone who loves a little bit of kitsch with their Christmas, this light up reindeer mug (thats wearing it's own sweater) is just the thing. 

    Reindeer sweater LED light-up mug, $14, Pier 1


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    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    Part nostalgic charm, part kitschy cool, the appeal of these Pottery Barn Santa mugs is how delightfully un-serious they are.

    Mixed set of 4 Santa figural mugs, $38, Pottery Barn

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    Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

    These textured white mugs are actually designed to mimic the look of a cable knit sweater—making them the perfect companion to a cozy cup of hot cocoa.

    Saxon Chocolates cable knit mugs, $20, Neiman Marcus

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    Oy To The World Hanukkah Mug

    Courtesy of Etsy

    Etsy is a great source of playful and original holiday mugs—like this 'Oy to the World' Hanukkah mug we found.

    Oy To The World Hanukkah mug, $12, Etsy


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    Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

    Take in the peaceful pastoral illustration of these Juliska County Estate mugs in a tasteful red-and-white design. This mug is more on the "splurge" end of things at $44, but would make an excellent gift.

    Juliska Country Estate Reindeer Games mug, $44, Neiman Marcus

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    Courtesy of Pier 1

    Clear glass mugs are our preferred vessel for hot cocktails like spiked cider or Hot Buttered Rum, but there's no rule about what they can be used for so go ahead and go nuts.

    Christmas Tree glass mug, $5, Pier 1

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    Hermès Ribbon Mug

    Courtesy of Barneys

    Ah, the gold standard of holiday drink ware: The Hermès mug. This investment-worthy mug makes a truly special gift for anyone on the very, very nice list.

    HERMÈS Balcon Du Guadalquivir Mug No. 1, $135, Barneys

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    Courtesy of Target

    This sweet set of four mugs adorned with a variety of Christmas tree ornaments is affordable and festive. Perfect for a family of four to share some hot apple cider by the fire on Christmas Ever...

    222 Fifth assorted ornament mugs set of 4, $25, Target

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    Courtesy of Pier 1

    What would the holidays be without a little cheeky humor? We absolutely la la love this llama mug from Pier 1 and we don't care who knows it!

    Fa La La La Llama mug, $8, Pier 1

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    Courtesy of Target

    If you're looking to outfit your holiday table for guests or the whole family, Target should be your go-to source for holiday mug sets. We especially love this variety of six gold-and-white mugs that's just $40.

    Certified International Elegance Gold Plated Mugs, $40, Target

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    Naughty and Nice Mugs

    Courtesy of Etsy

    Silly and seasonal, these naughty and nice mugs are great for couples, kids or anyone on your list who enjoys a bit of festive humor.

    Naughty and Nice mug set, $18, Etsy