Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom coffee mugs in 2022. You’ll find camping mugs, mugs with lids, and tall mugs for those days where you really need your caffeine!

*Disclaimer: Pricing and minimum quantity are subject to change.

The National Coffee Association reports that 62% of Americans drink coffee every single day. It could be expensive lattes at Starbucks or K-cups in a Keurig at home, but either way, we sure love our coffee!

For that reason, custom mugs are excellent gifts or favors for just about any occasion. Use them to serve coffee at your restaurant, put them in everyone’s stockings for the holidays, or give them to all your guests as wedding favors. Everyone loves a good mug!

Do you need ideas? You’ll find a variety of personalized mugs to suit every coffee drinker. 87% are ceramic, 21% are microwave safe, 6% come with a lid, 6% are camping mugs, and 15% hold more than 15 ounces.

Get ready to narrow it down and find the best custom coffee mugs for your business or event!

Best Cheap Mugs - Traditional Ceramic Coffee Mugs

Best Cheap Mugs Traditional Ceramic Coffee Mugs

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$1.90 ea. 50 qty.

With a low minimum and cheap price, the Traditional Ceramic Coffee Mugs are perfect for anyone on a budget. Diners, banquet halls, and hipster coffee shops can print their logo on front and use the mugs to serve drinks. Choose from 15 trendy colors like teal, almond, lavender, and silver.

Pros

  • Available in 15 stylish colors
  • Small quantity per order
  • Glossy finish
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • 11 oz. capacity
  • Fragile material
  • Tiny handle
  • Not microwave safe
Best Microwave Safe Mugs - Kona Joe Ceramic Mugs

Best Microwave Safe Mugs Kona Joe Ceramic Mugs

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$5.94 ea. 72 qty.

Pour your coffee in Kona Joe Ceramic Mugs! Each cup has a little pop of color on the inside, which is a great way to start your morning. You’ll also love the large, curved handle, which comfortably fits 3 to 4 fingers.

Pros

  • Microwave safe
  • Trendy two-tone look
  • Curved handle
  • Design printed on front and back

Cons

  • Limited color options
  • Fragile material
  • Higher cost per mug
  • Black exterior shows scuffs and scratches
Best Camping Mugs - Marble Campfire Coffee Mugs

Pros

  • Beautiful colors
  • Trendy speckled exterior
  • Flared rim for bigger sips
  • Small quantity per order

Cons

  • Higher cost per mug
  • 13 oz. capacity
  • Tiny handle
  • Not microwave safe
Best Tall Mugs - Texture Base Ceramic Mugs

Pros

  • 20 oz. capacity
  • Textured bottom fits in cupholders
  • Small quantity
  • Ceramic material

Cons

  • Limited color selection
  • Higher cost per mug
  • Tiny handle
  • Not microwave safe
Best Mugs With Lid - Ceramic Cork Bottom Mugs

Best Mugs With Lid Ceramic Cork Bottom Mugs

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$8.25 ea. 72 qty.

If you have kids or a crazy dog at home, then mugs with lids are absolute lifesavers! With the press-on lid and stable cork base, the Ceramic Cork Bottom Mugs are the best you can find. You’ll love having this custom coffee mug by your side on chaotic mornings!

Pros

  • Unique cork bottom
  • Lid on top
  • Meets FDA requirements
  • Big handle

Cons

  • Limited color selection
  • Higher cost per mug
  • Not microwave safe
  • Cumbersome to wash
Best Soup Mugs - Aztec Soup Mugs

Best Soup Mugs Aztec Soup Mugs

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$4.99 ea. 72 qty.

On a chilly day, nothing’s better than a hot bowl of soup. Serve your favorite chicken noodle recipe in the Aztec Soup Mugs. These custom soup mugs give all the cozy vibes, making them great swag for winter events and wonderful holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

Pros

  • Comes with matching spoon
  • Trendy two-tone look
  • Holds 12 oz. of soup
  • Double handles

Cons

  • Limited color selection
  • Higher cost per mug
  • Not microwave safe
  • Cumbersome to wash
Best Pottery Mugs - Navajo Mugs

Best Pottery Mugs Navajo Mugs

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$4.99 ea. 72 qty.

Go for a handmade look with these stylish coffee mugs. Named after a tribe known for their fine craftsmanship, the Navajo Mugs look like they were crafted on a pottery wheel. You’ll also love the large size and four elegant colors.

Pros

  • 4 beautiful colors
  • Handcrafted look
  • 16 oz. capacity
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • Tiny handle
  • Fragile material
  • Not microwave safe
  • High minimum per order
Best Metal Mugs - Enamel Camp Cups

Best Metal Mugs Enamel Camp Cups

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$5.90 ea. 48 qty.

You may not be a coffee person, but that doesn’t mean you won’t love a stylish mug. Drink water, juice, soda, and cocktails from the Enamel Camp Cups. These sleek metal mugs may look cute with the little speckles, but don’t be fooled! They’re also insanely durable and will last you for years.

Pros

  • Available in 6 speckled colors
  • Small quantity
  • 16 oz. capacity
  • Made from durable iron

Cons

  • Tiny handle
  • Not suitable for hot drinks
  • Higher cost per mug
  • Not microwave safe
Best Photo Mugs - Glossy Photo Mugs

Best Photo Mugs Glossy Photo Mugs

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$2.95 ea. 36 qty.

Cherish the special moments in your life with the Glossy Photo Mugs. Your favorite photo is printed on front in unlimited free ink colors. Not only are these custom photo mugs wonderful gifts for your loved ones, but they’re also fun advertising items for coffee brands.

Pros

  • Printed in full color
  • Small quantity
  • Large handle
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • Only comes in white
  • 11 oz. capacity
  • Photo may fade over time
  • Not microwave safe
Best Brand Name Mugs - YETI Rambler Tall Mugs With Handle

Pros

  • 8 trendy colors
  • Huge 24 oz. capacity
  • Comes with lid & large handle
  • Insulated to keep coffee hot

Cons

  • Higher cost per mug
  • Not microwave safe
  • Doesn’t always fit in a cupholder
  • Stainless steel is heavy to carry


More Custom Coffee Mugs for You to Try

*Disclaimer: Pricing and minimum quantity are subject to change.

Ordering Custom Mugs: Vocab You Should Know

It’s not like you buy custom coffee mugs all the time! Here are the vocab words you need to know before your next order.

Camping Mug

Camping Mug

Type of mug with a speckled enamel, ceramic, or metal exterior; designed for outdoor use

Ceramic

Ceramic

Used to make coffee mugs, ceramic is an inorganic material (usually clay) that’s fired in a giant oven until it hardens

Dye Sublimation

Dye Sublimation

Printing process where the custom design is added using a digital printer; unlimited ink colors at no additional cost

Enamel

Enamel

Fine porcelain material commonly used to make camping mugs

Engraving

Engraving

Laser etches a custom design onto the coffee mugs

Glossy

Glossy

Shiny and smooth coffee mug exterior

Insulated

Insulated

Traps heat; insulated mugs usually have a lid on top and metal lining on the inside

Matte

Matte

Of a color without any glossy shine; usually dull or flat in appearance

Minimum

Minimum

The lowest quantity of coffee mugs required for your order; this number varies from product to product

Porcelain

Porcelain

Fragile type of ceramic that is usually opaque in appearance

Screen Print

Screen Print

Printing process where ink is pressed through a screen to create a custom design; usually includes 1 free ink color

Thermos

Thermos

Popular brand that started in 1904; known for their insulated drinkware

Two-Tone

Two-Tone

Color scheme where the mug’s interior is a different color than the mug’s exterior

YETI

YETI

Popular brand that started in 2006; best known for their outdoor coolers

Custom Coffee Mugs: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How do you make custom mugs?

    A: You can use Sharpies to decorate your own mugs at home, but if you want something more professional, you should work with a promotional products company. They have screen or digital printing technology to create a more permanent photo, logo, or custom design.

  • Q: Are custom mugs dishwasher safe?

    A: While some custom mugs are dishwasher safe, it’s best to wash them in the sink with warm water and soap. By hand-washing, you will preserve the print and prevent the ink from chipping away.

  • Q: Can you put a custom mug in the microwave?

    A: Unfortunately, most custom coffee mugs are not safe for the microwave. Metal, enamel, plastic, glass, and certain types of ceramic cannot handle the electromagnetic radiation. The good news is some mugs are safe, so read the product description or ask ahead of time.

  • Q: How long does shipping take on custom mugs?

    A: The delivery time will vary depending on the product and your location. Most orders ship in 1 week or less. You can also request rush shipping if you need your coffee mugs before a deadline.

  • Q: How many ink colors can I use to print on custom mugs?

    A: Most mugs are decorated with screen printing, which includes 1 free ink color. However, there are full color options available if you want to print a photo or colorful design. Engraving is also an option for higher-end brands like YETI.

  • Q: Will I be able to see the coffee mugs before they’re shipped?

    A: Yes! Your sales rep will send you a free digital proof of your design mocked up on your mug of choice. Feel free to request changes until you like what you see.

  • Q: Do I have to pay a setup fee to reorder custom mugs?

    A: Do you love your custom coffee mugs? You can place a reorder for the exact same cups in the future without paying for a setup fee. We already have your artwork on file, so there’s no need for an additional charge.

  • Q: Can I order lower than the minimum on custom mugs?

    A: The minimum is preset by the factory and unfortunately cannot be changed. The good news is most custom coffee mugs start at a low quantity. Ask your sales rep if you need a certain amount of mugs. They’ll recommend a product that works for you.

  • Q: Do you offer samples on custom coffee mugs?

    A: Quality Logo Products® provides each customer with one free sample up to $7.00 with free UPS ground shipping to qualified customers/addresses. Not all coffee mugs qualify, so ask your sales rep for more details.

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