Creating Custom Mugs the Non-Traditional Way!

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A classic branded mug with your company logo is nice and all, but wouldn’t it be great if you could let your creativity run wild? Taking the extra time to make your mug memorable is definitely worth the effort. We know that when a promotional item is useful, people tend to keep them longer, so why not use that opportunity to make your mug stand out? It’s time to start creating custom mugs the non-traditional way. Here are some pretty cool promotional mug ideas to give you some inspiration.

The Product Showcase

Pantone, world renowned authority of color and color systems used their mug as a platform to showcase their product. Pantone modeled these mugs after their classic color swatches, featuring the seasons hottest colors in fashion, interior and graphic design.

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The Cheeky Sipper

This super cute mug is a great idea for a doctors office, medical break rooms or any other medical business environment. The cheeky doctors directions are fun and sure to bring a smile to anyones face.


The Campaign Caffinator 

In 2013, Microsoft launched a campaign that directly attacked it’s competitor, Google, called “Don’t get Scroogled”. The campaign was intended to gain Google’s customer base by bringing to light Google’s offense of hyper targeting ads to their consumers and invasion of privacy issues. This little mug was one in a series of many promotional items that were available for sale to conspiracy theorists young and old!

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The Novelty Brew

If you love the show The X- files than this mug will probably blow your mind. Out of the box , it’s just your everyday black ceramic mug. Pour yourself a hot beverage and the warmth of your drink causes the mug to reveal a hidden layer. Pretty cool!



Single-Serve Sarcasm

When it comes to single serve cups, this one is pretty witty. Gourmet supermarket Brooklyn Fare took a jab at Starbucks with this cute and perhaps overtly logical coffee cup. Sometimes bringing it back to the basics is all you need to stay memorable.


Break Room Goodies

If you are just looking for some fun break room mugs to bring a smile to your staff’s face, your creativity can run wild here. Check out these fun and unconventional mug ideas.


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  • John K

    Very cute. I wish you were running a contest to win a set of all these mugs.


  • John K

    Very cute. I wish you were running a contest to win a set of all these mugs.