Are you looking for inexpensive gifts for loved ones this holiday season? Why not purchase a mug and stuff it with fun additions like candy? These gift ideas are sure to make your recipient smile.
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The holiday season seems to be flying by, and chances are you might be starting to panic a little? I know I am because my Christmas cards are not yet done, and I still have a ton of gifts to wrap and buy.
But, one thing that holds true is that I will be creatively gifting inexpensive gifts that are thoughtful. Showing someone how much you care like a teacher, co-worker, mail person, or hairdresser doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, you can totally keep the price under $10–maybe even under $5 with the right mug/fillers.
Cheap Mug Gift Ideas
Last year, I shared some Inexpensive Ways to Gift Candy. That post is a hit right now, and is loaded with fun ideas to gift loved ones in a creative way that won’t break the bank.
Since that post was super successful, I wanted to create some additional cute homemade gift ideas featuring coffee mugs. Chances are whether your recipient loves coffee or tea, a new custom mug is always a fun option.
Especially when you stuff it with yummy candy, a gift card, or hot cocoa mix ins! Candy that is delicious, creative, and cute such as R.M. Palmer Christmas candy, makes for a fun way to jazz up your Christmas gifting on a budget.
What to Add to a Mug Gift
The beauty of putting together a homemade Christmas gift is that you can easily control the price. You could purchase a really nice mug for $6-$10 or you could purchase one for $1-$3. Places like the dollar store or even Target or Home Goods are a few of my favorites.
If you want to keep your gift under $5 you could purchase a $1-$3 mug, and some fillers like some Jolly Treats (3.6 ounces of chocolaty goodness). Add them to a mug with some filler for an inexpensive option.
I love the colors of these foil-wrapped balls and they can be found at the dollar store along with Sprinkle Bells (in a mesh bag), or even Double Crisp® Coal.
You could add a $5 coffee gift card, tea bags, coffee, an ornament or more to make your mug gift extra thoughtful! These additions can easily be done on a $10 per person budget.
Best Gift for Naughty Kids or Adults
Adding the Double Crisp® Coal to one of my favorite mugs–a Naughty mug is my favorite gift I have created. It is so cute and one that we can all relate to. There is always someone on our shopping list who is a little naughty. This gift cost me $$7.50 to make and feature a mug complete with coal–candy coal, of course!
Hot Cocoa Mug Gift
My second favorite in expensive mug gift is this Hot Cocoa Mug Gift set. It features a larger mug, a bag of Jolly Treats, hot cocoa mix, sprinkles, and hot cocoa stirrers. This great gift was $10 to make and is perfect for teachers. I did have the smaller espresso ornament on-hand from last year, but you can substitute something of cheaper value.
Santa Mug Gift
You can’t go wrong with this Santa mug homemade gift idea. It only cost $7.50 to make and features Crisp Kringle® chocolaty goodness.
Overall, I am really happy with how these personalized mug gift ideas came out! They are ideal for switch a gifts, secret Santa exchanges and more! If you are needing an inexpensive gift, they are the way to go! Enjoy!
You can find R.M. Palmer Christmas candies at your local retailer. They are a fun way to make someone smile this holiday season!
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Jennifer Soltys says
I absolutely love this idea! It’s so easy and fun. The candy you used is perfect, too. I need that coal! lol
Krista Romano says
This is such a great idea! I need a great gift for my step-siblings and these would be perfect!
robin rue says
Mug gifts are always a hit. Who can’t use a mug, especially when it’s filled with something fun like candy.
Elia Garrison says
I love this gift idea! It feels like the Holidays aren’t complete unless you include some of these RM Palmer candies.
Tara Pittman says
I like the ideas for stuffing the mugs. I could use some of these ideas for gifts.
This is such a great idea! I have been struggling with what to get some of my friends this year as I am on a tight budget with buying a home. This would be perfect I think!
Liz Mays says
Oh how cute! Putting together some mug gifts for family sounds like fun. The treats you picked out were perfect.
Lisa Favre says
Our local dollar store has the cutest mugs – you’re totally right! It’s not expensive to get a cute mug nowadays and I think there are so many ways to get creative with mug gifts.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I love giving mug gifts! They’re a fun frugal gift and they’re so easy to personalize for the recipient!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
What a cool, cute gift idea! Stuffing mugs with tasty treats will make for a great gift.
What fun ideas to fill mugs as gifts with those candies. These would be great for kids to give to their friends and teachers for Christmas.
These are such great ideas. I love doing mug gifts as well. It’s such a fun way to give out a gift.
These are great options! I love all things Rae Dunn, so I would totally give these as gifts!
I am loving these mugs! They would make great gifts for teachers or co-workers.
These are really great ideas!! I would be delighted to receive a gift like this!
I love those Rae Dunn mugs. Especially the “naughty” one fill will chocolate coal. So cute!
Myrah Duque says
I really like the idea. Even though my daughter is too old, she wishes these were around when she was younger.
Such a great gift idea. I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing this.
Lyanna Soria says
What I love about mug gifts ideas is that you can add plenty of other things to spice things up like those stated about. It makes the gift even better with a personal touch.