The best Christmas mugs on the market in the UK

Cosy up for Christmas with our pick of the best festive mugs available this year

Christmas Movie Mug

Whether it’s a steaming cocoa, hot toddy or flavoured coffee, nothing beats cosying up with a warm drink during the cold Christmas months – especially when that drink is in a festive mug!

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To celebrate the arrival of our favourite season, we’ve scoured the market to find the best Christmas mugs available to buy this year… keep reading to discover our favourites!

Best Christmas mugs to buy in the UK

Ceramic Santa Mug

Ceramic Santa Mug
Ceramic Santa Mug

If, for you, Christmas is all about dusting off treasured novelty keepsakes and embracing those fun yearly traditions, this ceramic Santa Claus mug will make a fantastic addition to your festive cup collection. Featuring a jolly Santa Claus face and holly detailing, this mug is guaranteed to brighten up your tea breaks and bring a whimsical feel to your kitchen throughout the winter months. If you’re looking to go all out, why not get the coordinating reindeer and snowman mugs? They’ll make a lovely Christmastide display on open shelving!

  • £9.99

Buy Ceramic Santa Mug from Amazon

Bundled Up Monogram Mug

Bundled Up Monogram Mug
Bundled Up Monogram Mug

These festive Anthropologie mugs make a perfect Christmas gift for loved ones or Secret Santas – each one features a cute, Christmas knitwear motif with a small initial inside, giving them a thoughtful, personalised touch. They’re created out of decaled and hand-painted stoneware, meaning that they have a rustic, handmade look that’ll perfectly suit a country kitchen. The best part? You can purchase matching woollen tree decorations to complete the look – they also have tiny little initials on, and will instantly give your home a cosy, wintery feel.

  • £14

Buy Bundled Up Monogram Mug from Anthropologie

Christmas Movie Mug

Christmas Movie Mug
Christmas Movie Mug

What could be more relaxing than snuggling up under a blanket to watch your favourite festive movie? If, like us, you plan to spend the festive season with Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life and Love Actually on repeat, you won’t want to miss these Christmas Movie Mugs from independent Etsy seller WSFInteriors. Featuring a candy cane-inspired handle, the mugs are available with a fun gingerbread man design or ‘Christmas Movie Mug’ text, and they’re the perfect size for filling with your favourite hot chocolate and mini marshmallows. If you’re looking to give a thoughtful small gift, why not fill a mug with luxury hot chocolate sachets and some sweet treats?

  • £11.95

Buy Christmas Movie Mug from Etsy

Winter Polar Bears 1/2 Pint Mug

Winter Polar Bears 1/2 Pint Mug
Winter Polar Bears 1/2 Pint Mug

We’re huge Emma Bridgewater fans, so we were super excited when we found out about their new line of Christmas mugs, tableware and personalised gifts. We particularly love the Hawthorn Berries and Christmas Spruce collections from the new range, but our favourite item has to be this polar bear mug from the Winter Animals collection – it features a beautiful wintery scene with a starry midnight blue sky, and it makes the ideal stocking filler for Emma Bridgewater fans and Christmas enthusiasts alike.

  • £19.95

Buy Winter Polar Bears 1/2 Pint Mug from Emma Bridgewater

Evergreen Christmas Mug

Evergreen Christmas Mug
Evergreen Christmas Mug

If you’re not a huge fan of over-the-top yuletide decorations but still want to make a subtle nod to the season, you’ll love these evergreen Christmas mugs from the home of affordable décor, Matalan. Belonging to their Enchanted range, this earth-toned mug features an understated stag design that’ll look right at home amongst Scandi-style or Japandi themed décor. If you want coordinate, there’s also a range of matching plates, bowls and a tablecloth – try styling them all with natural decorations and rattan touches for a rustic yet festive display.

  • £3.50

Buy Evergreen Christmas Mug from Matalan

Double Wall Insulated Christmas Mug

Double Wall Insulated Christmas Mug
Double Wall Insulated Christmas Mug

When Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian, raved about double walled coffee glasses on her lifestyle website Poosh, they quickly became all the rage, and it wasn’t long before Instagram bloggers everywhere were posting pictures of the aesthetically pleasing mugs all over their feeds. These festive versions from Amazon are slightly less sleek, but much more fun for the Christmas months – each one holds around 230-280ml of liquid, and they’re made out of high quality lead-free borosilicate-glass.

  • £16.99

Buy Double Wall Insulated Christmas Mug from Amazon

Yvonne Ellen Christmas Sausage Dog Mug

Yvonne Ellen Christmas Sausage Dog Mug
Yvonne Ellen Christmas Sausage Dog Mug

What could be more festive than a sausage dog in a Santa hat?! We’re totally obsessed with this Christmas sausage dog mug, designed by the independent and family-run business Yvonne Ellen, available from John Lewis. Crafted out of thin but durable bone china, the mug features an interestingly shaped handle as well as striking metallic gold stars and a pink and red sausage dog motif – if you’re looking for a present for a dog lover, gift it alongside some speciality teas or coffees and it’s sure to be a hit!

  • £13

Buy Yvonne Ellen Christmas Sausage Dog Mug from John Lewis

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For more festive inspiration, visit our Christmas hub for our ultimate guide to planning – and enjoying! – the holiday season.