Gift Guide: Mad About Mugs


What is tea without its mug? A hot liquid destined to slosh around, lost and lonely? A spill in need of mopping up? Luckily, you'll never need to answer this question — these are the mugs you're looking for.

Mugs make great gifts to brighten up people's desks and kitchens. We have travel mugs for the practical commuters in your life and handmade, artisan mugs for the aesthetes. Whatever your taste, we have a mug for every tea this holiday season.

Sips by is a personalized tea discovery subscription. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Subscribers receive 4 teas chosen just for them in every box. Learn more here.

GENNA WILLIAMS IRIDESCENT CERAMIC MUG

iridescent ceramic mug

Price: $34

Austin’s own Genna Williams makes minimal, functional, beautiful ceramics. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, she’s also a proud founding member of an all female artist collective called Broad Studios.

Sips by is happy to source and distribute her iridescent mug, a magical accessory for your daily tea. No unicorns were harmed in the making of this product. Each of these mugs are handmade and will have variations of color, finish and styling.

 



PORTER MUG

tea drops gift set

Price: $25

Porter's durable ceramic mugs are wrapped in protective matte silicone and BPA free. These reusable mugs keep tea warm, come in a variety of lovely pastels, and are a great, eco-friendly alternative to disposable cups. Plus, they're dishwasher and microwave safe. A tea drinker's best friend.

 



CATHY TEREPOCKI YELLOW ARCHES CERAMIC MUG

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Price: $60

Cathy Terepocki creates lines of functional dishes and jewelry that layer contemporary methods of hand painting and printmaking on top of clean and modern hand-thrown and hand built forms. She lives in British Columbia with her family.

Sips by is happy to source and distribute her mugs, pieces of art that brighten up your desk or kitchen. Each of these mugs are handmade and will have variations of color, finish and styling.

 



KARAKOTTA CERAMIC MUG

Price: $28

Austin’s own Kara Pendl makes functional pieces with Karakotta Ceramics. All of her work is foremost designed with functionality in mind; each piece is handmade on the wheel, to achieve a simple, modern, organic aesthetic.

Sips by is happy to source and distribute her Sunset and Desert mugs, gold-topped pastel confection perfect for morning tea, elevenses, noon, and night. Each of these mugs are handmade and will have variations of color, finish and styling. 

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CATHY TEREPOCKI MINT LINES CERAMIC MUG

Cathy-Terepocki-Ceramic-Mug

Price: $60

Cathy Terepocki creates lines of functional dishes and jewelry that layer contemporary methods of hand painting and printmaking on top of clean and modern hand-thrown and hand built forms. She lives in British Columbia with her family.

Sips by is happy to source and distribute her mugs, pieces of art that brighten up your desk or kitchen. Each of these mugs are handmade and will have variations of color, finish and styling.

 



12 DAYS OF TEA

Mad about mugs? This year, Sips by is giving away 12 mugs, 12 Bonavita kettles, 12 one month Sips by Box personalized tea subscription gift cards, and 12 unique teas. Starting on December 6, you can enter every day for a chance to win one of these beautiful ceramic mugs. To enter, create a member profile, follow us on Instagram, find the day's mug post, tag a friend, and repost the mug to your own feed with #12daysoftea. Winners will be chosen every day from December 6 through December 17.








About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.