"I'm a huge fan of Target’s annual Halloween kitsch collection and I found my favorite mug there back in 2011. Ghostie, as I affectionately (if not creatively) call him, has done an admirable job keeping my tea both hot and spooky every morning for the last two years while scaring off the many would-be tea thieves who lurk around my office. And the best part? Every October he becomes seasonal again."—aphonik
Nothing Wrong With Being Okayest
"Love this one, which was a gift from my husband (lol). I embrace my mediocrity!"—JulzRulz5
From 'Parks and Recreation'
"It's Ron Swanson. Need I say more? If I must, I'll quote Mr. Swanson himself: 'Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.'"—lisasav5
Not Quite a Flock
What do you call just two crows? An attempted murder! We had to grin at this mug from CafePress.
"I have a panda mug collection. All have been gifts from either my boyfriend, friends, and family—with the exception of the Andy Warhol-style pandas."—Pandapotamus
A Whole Lotta Men
"This is my man mug. A girlfriend gave to me as a birthday gift a decade ago. When I need a hearty laugh in the morning, I sip from these smiling, scantily clad men of the 70s."—Lauren M in NYC
No Shining Here
"I love using it especially when I've got the sickness and like to fill it with Campbell's Chicken n Stars soup. Don't ask me why, but the mug and that particular soup combined is better than any cold medicine out there. Plus I get to whine a little when I use it."—JadedOne888
"I keep my footed mug at the office, to keep me smiling during the day. It doesn't hurt that it's a very large mug too! I got it from Dylan Kendall."—Adrienne S. in NYC
A Mug With Fingers
You can interlace your fingers with the fingers of this mug from KinaCeramicDesign on Etsy. And that's only a little bit creepy.
From 'The Wire'
"My beloved campaign mug from Tommy Carcetti's run for mayor of Baltimore on 'The Wire.'"—Jake V in Atlanta
"My sister and I both have these mugs, as well as the ringtone for each other on our phones. For a handful of weeks, we kept calling each other just to trigger the ring."—miss.frances
So Darn Hot
"Got this mug for my 40th birthday (it was a little premature—now the shoe fits I'm 58!) and I've used it pretty much every morning since then!"—Wunderama
"Scrabble mugs showing legal Scrabble words you can make that start with the hard to use Q and Z tiles. They came from Wine Things Unlimited in Sonoma; we also had J and X mugs but unfortunately broke the X, and it appears they may not make them anymore!"—Eliot D in San Francisco
In Case You Were Wondering...
Whoever drinks from this mug probably just wants to makes sure you know they're a rebel.
The Chemistry of Caffeine
"I'm a chemist by day, and my favorite coffee mug is one that I got at a vendor fair in graduate school. It's labeled to look like a reagent bottle of caffeine. I forget what the vendor (Fisher Scientific) was even trying to sell that day, and it didn't matter. I saw a pile of these mugs on their table as giveaways, and I knew it was worth listening to the sales pitch to get my hands on one!"—tpumile
Invite a Penguin to Tea
"This mug was given to me by my friend Ajay, who knows that my tea drinking experience would be at least doubled in pleasure by the thought, 'I'M DRINKING FROM A PENGUIN!!' Also, check out that beak."—Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor
Straight from Dolly Parton
"I picked up my favorite mug on a recent trip to Dollywood. Now I just tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition."—Ginny Y in NYC
The Hero Gotham Deserves
"My workday is powered by my Batman mug, bought at Barnes & Nobles two summers ago. Not only do I get to have the Batman logo beside me all day, but the mug is huge—at 20 oz, it keeps me fueled and provides me with several bathroom breaks throughout the day."—Hoproz
Never Grow Up
We know plenty of adults who would have fun with this mug, which lets you build on layers using Legos.
"Here's one of my favorites. It was given to me by my son and daughter-in-law as a Mother's Day gift."—Susan in New Jersey