We’ve gathered the best coffee mugs to add to your collection or gift the coffee lover in your life, from hand-painted mugs with quirky designs, to handmade earthenware mugs, pottery mugs and more.


Looking for a coffee-based gift? Take a look at our best coffee gifts, espresso cups or celebrate with a smooth coffee cocktail. Or, make our chocolate mug cake. If you're looking to upgrade your home coffee experience, perhaps it is time to invest in a coffee machine: our guides to the best bean-to cup coffee machines or best espresso machines are here to help.

Best coffee mugs to buy at a glance

  • Best large coffee mug: Oliver Bonas Moon & Star Blue Ceramic Mug, £14
  • Best investment coffee mug set: Le Creuset Stoneware Rainbow Mugs set of 6, £85
  • Best budget coffee mug set: John Lewis Striped Fine China Mug set of 4, £10
  • Best for gifting: Anthropologie Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug, £10
  • Best quirky mug: Graham & Green Hidden T-rex Mug, £14.95
  • Best coffee mug for camping: That’s Nice That Personalised Floral Enamel Mug, £14.75
  • Best glass mug: Hay Borosilicate Glass Mug, £23
  • Best mug and saucer: Fortnum & Mason Eau de Nil Coffee Cup and Saucer, £58
  • Best coffee mug for foodies: Anna Wright Rich Pickings Fruit and Vegetable Mug, £16.50
  • Best bold coffee mug: M&S Octopus Mug, £6

Best coffee mugs to buy 2023

Oliver Bonas Moon & Star Blue Ceramic Mug

Oliver Bonas mug

Best large coffee mug

This large 400ml capacity mug is the ideal mug for a coffee to last you all morning: fill up with a milky cappuccino or generous latte. The inky blue ceramic and glossy gold detailing are a stylish combination.

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Oliver Bonas (£14)

Le Creuset Stoneware Rainbow Mugs

Le Creuset Stoneware Rainbow Mugs, 350ml, Set of 6, Assorted, £85 copy

Best investment coffee mug set

An ideal housewarming or wedding gift, this colourful set from Le Creuset is made to last. The set of six comes in a rainbow of bold block colours (all Le Creuset signature shades, so you can get plenty more kitchenware to match) with chunky, comfortable handles and are all both dishwasher and microwave safe.

John Lewis Rainbow Striped Set

John Lewis Striped Fine China Striped Mug, Set of 4, 345ml, Assorted, £10

Best budget coffee mug set

For a more wallet-friendly option, this set of four fine china mugs for just £10 won’t break the bank. In muted striped tones, this set is great for student houses (microwave safe too!) and you don’t have to be worried if one were to break.

Anthropologie Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Anthropologie Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug £10 (2) copy

Best for gifting

Inspired by delicate tiles of Parisian bistros or even underground stations, these pretty monogrammed mugs make for a great last minute gift. Monogrammed coasters, plus glasses, a cake stand and cherry basket are all available in the same pattern.

Available from:
Anthropologie (£10)

Graham & Green Hidden T-rex Mug

Graham & Green t-rex mug

Best quirky mug

It may look like a simple block colour mug from the outside, but this mug is hiding a tiny T-rex secret. Ideal for a dinosaur super-fan, it’s sure to cheer up the most grey of coffee mornings.

Available from:
Graham & Green (£14.95)

That’s Nice That Personalised Floral Enamel Mug

Personalised Floral Name Enamel Mug £14.75 Not On The High Street copy

Best coffee mug for camping

There’s a lot to love about this mug. The pretty floral pattern, ability to personalise it with your name (or a lucky recipient if giving as a present) and the practical enamel nature that makes it ideal for picnics, camping and festivals.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£14.75)

Hay Borosilicate Glass Mug

Hay glass mug

Best glass mug

For a modern alternative to chunky ceramics, this minimalist glass mug is a delicate addition to a coffee mug collection. Made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass, it retains heat to keep your cuppa warm for longer. Choose from pale pink or pastel yellow.

Available from:
Trouva (£23)

Fortnum’s Eau de Nil Coffee Cup and Saucer

Fortnum and Mason green coffee mug

Best mug and saucer

Every sip of coffee will taste opulent when served in Fortnum’s coffee mug, sporting its signature Eau de Nil hue with an 18-carat gold fish-scale pattern. Made in England exclusively for Fortnum & Mason, each mug is crafted from fine bone china, making every cappuccino, americano or flat white feel extra-special – plus it comes with a saucer.

Available from:
Fortnum & Mason (£58)

Anna Wright Rich Pickings Fruit and Vegetable Mug

A white china mug with fruit and veg illustrations

Best coffee mug for foodies

Brighten your mornings with this charming china mug, adorned with hand-painted fruit and veg illustrations and a handwritten ‘Rich Pickings’ motif on the inside of the lip. You’ll spot two hand-decorated strawberries inside on the base, so there’s a small surprise for guests when finishing their cup.

Available from:
Anna Wright (£16.50)

M&S Octopus mug

A dark blue mug featuring an octopus

Best bold coffee mug

Bring a nautical vibe to your morning coffee with this quirky octopus mug from M&S. Made from stoneware and hand-finished with glaze, this deep blue mug is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your collection and looks great in any space.

Available from:
M&S (£6)

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