Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while you may think the gift of a coffee mug may not seem very exciting, let me tell you that some of my very favorite gifts have been a uniquely chosen mug from one of my kids that speaks right to my heart and soul. It is something that I pull out of the cupboard every morning and without fail puts a smile on my face.

So rather than spending a lot of time and money searching for extravagant mother’s day gifts, I thought I would round up nine of the very best coffee mugs for mom. Whether you want to send a one of these as a gift suggestion to people in your orbit, pick up a few for you own mom, mother-in-law or best friend, or just pick up a new mug for yourself that is totally up to you.

Mother's Day Mugs Cool Mom Eats

Of course, you could consider combining a mug with either a coffee subscription like this one from Blue Bottle, or my favorite tea subscription service, Sips by. Or print off a few of these free Mother’s Day Coupons from Happiness is Homemade that can be redeemed for an afternoon coffee or tea date with your favorite person.

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Top Image: Look Human’s very best mom friend mug and customized birth month flower mug from CustomLoversDESIGN

I purchased this Best Mom Ever mug from Sweet Water Decor last year for my own mom and she absolutely loves it. It is really well made and simply says everything that needs to be said about mom. I’m hoping to get one as a gift this year – hint hint.

Related: Easy Mother’s Day breakfast in bed recipes

World's Best Grandma from okaygoshop

If you are lucky enough to have the world’s best grandma, this farmhouse mug from Okay Go Shop on Etsy is for her. The entire shop has some other really fun, simple mugs and kitchen items for moms of all kinds you can browse for others on your list.

Related: 15 gifts for mom under $25

Birth Month Mug from CustomLoversDESIGN

I absolutely adore this sweet customized birth month flower mug found at CustomLoversDESIGN’s Etsy shop. This is a perfect gift for the grandma or mom who not only needs occasional help remembering their children’s names but also their birthdays – heh.

For many of us, we are not able to live near our moms, but we do spend a lot of hours on Facetime. This adorable customized mug long distance mug from Nevin Design Studio at Etsy reminds mom that no matter how far away you may be in miles, your hearts are always closely tied.

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Hidden Message Mug from Birth Month Mug from CustomLoversDESIGN(2)

Sometimes you have a special message for mom that you don’t want everyone to see (like “thanks for answering the phone at 3am”, and that’s where this bespoke personalized hidden message mug from Kate Ceramics UK on Etsy comes in. This ships from the UK so you will want to order this right now to get it in time for Mother’s Day.

Related: 15 of our favorite food gifts for mom

Yeti Customizable Tumbler for Mother's Day

If the mom on your list is always on the go, no worries! This insulated Yeti tumbler can be customized with a fun design and different colors that make it unique so it stands out at the gym, coffee shop, conference room, soccer practice, PTA meeting…

Caution Hot Mama Mug from FloraLoveGiftStore on Etsy

If you are the partner of the most awesome mom, you may want to take an opportunity this Mother’s Day to remind them of how sexy they are, especially when covered in baby spit and dried milk with this Caution Hot Mama mug from Flora Love Gift Store on Etsy. Another option if you want to just get straight to the point is this mug from Rude Mug Shop also on Etsy.

Related: Mother’s Day cakes the kids can make

Very Best Mom Friend Mug from Look Human

We all know how important our very best mom friends are. They hold us up, cry with us, laugh with us and make motherhood more fun and survivable. This mug from Look Human is a daily reminder for your very best mom friend how much they mean to you.


And finally, motherhood is defined by a cold cup of coffee sitting on the counter at 1pm. Nothing says “I see you mom” more than the gift of a Ui Mug and Warmer set.