Before you start scrolling down the list, imagine a simple mug filled with your favorite warm caffeinated drink. What do you feel? I bet it feels warm and home-like inside, doesn’t it?

This is because coffee mugs aren’t just plain ceramic objects that hold our beverages – they’ve already become something meaningful with sentimental value. We even have our own favorite coffee and teacups in our homes, which we hate sharing with other family members. And our hot beverage probably doesn’t taste as good if we drink from someone else’s mug.

In this collection, you’ll not only see the most creative mugs, but ones that will help protect your favorite mug from being shared. In fact, some of these weird cups and mugs will probably stop people in their tracks before they even think about picking them up. Check out these quirky and funny mugs that Bored Panda found from around the web. If you are looking for some unique mugs for yourself or your loved ones, this list is a good place to start!

1. Teeth Mug

If you hate sharing your private coffee cup – this Teeth Cup is what you need! You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

2. Moustache Mugs


Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character mustache while drinking your cup of coffee. Explore your favorite masculine expression with these cool mugs! (Designer: Petter Bruegger)

3. Ironius: The Coffee Mug Iron

In simple terms, the heat from your hot coffee-filled mug “Ironius” can be used to iron out a few creases of your shirt. This weird product is perfectly handy for those naughty ones who indulge in office romances. *Nina in her silky black bra is not included in the package (Designer: Art Lebedev Studio)

4. Slim Cups


This teacup set was designed for the project “Combination of tradition and technology”. The designer says: “My interpretation for this title was the way things get slimmer as technology moves forward.” (Designer: Sharona Merlin)

5. Walking Cups

The combination of ceramic cups with ceramic fingers represent an idea in which the still creates a will of its own, enabling a cup to decide whether to stay or leave the situation it is in. (Designer: Ronit Baranga)

6. Snout Cups

At first sight, it looks like a nice ordinary tea drinking cup. But beware! This novelty item plays a game with its user. (Designer: Jorine Oorsterhoff)

7. Fashion Victims


A noted entry in Designboom’s recent competition ‘Dining in 2015’, these tongue-in-cheek ceramic art mugs by Israeli designer Yael Kristal victimize your morning coffee with the pervasiveness of fashion trends. (link)

8. Picto Caffe

Picto caffè is a cartoon aesthetic coffee cup and a coffeepot drawn as one pictogram. The shape and the plan of the object are déssiné to resume the archetype of the cup has coffee and the coffeepot while underlining plans thanks to the use of the black lines. (Designer: Rlos Design)

9. Face Mug

Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack combinations for drinking tea. (link)


10. Grow Up Coffee Mug

“Grow Up” is a set of eco-friendly cups with grassy bottoms. (Designer: Jinsik Kim)

11. Coffee Bean Mug

A mug made from real coffee beans for when you need an extra-strong cup of joe. (Photo by: rctaylorphotography)

12. Tea Bag Coffin

With the ‘Tea bag Coffin’, the drinker can tidily bury the bag under the cup and out of the way. RIP. (Designer: Jonas Trampedach)

13. Zipper Cup

A set of zipper cups with elegantly designed opening to hold tea bags. (Designer: Megawing)


14. Lock Cup

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

15. Camera Zoom Lens Mug

Mugs that are so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is for coffee and which is for taking photos. (link)

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15 Creative Coffee and Tea Mugs