9 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Make With A Mug, Starting With A Super Cute Coffee Basket

We get it: holiday shopping is stressful. And time consuming. And expensive. So when the opportunity arises to DIY our holiday gifts, we're all about it. Cute coffee mugs are one of our favorite gifts to give, but an extra touch of personalization takes them from bland to completely rad. With a little DIY and some love, you'll end up with a super cool mug that your recipient will cherish for years. Fill the mug up with another treat, and you're set with a fail-proof gift. Seriously — these are the quickest and easiest DIY presents ever.

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Sprinkles Mug + Cookie

This super sweet mug by Studio DIY is the perfect container for a lovely bag of cookie mix. With this recipe from The Kitchn, your gift recipient can make their very own cookie in a cup.

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Chalkboard Mug + Craft Supplies

Whether you’re looking to give the perfect gift to a teacher or just a crafty friend, A Beautiful Mess makes a chalkboard mug that pairs perfectly with a bundle of chalk, colored pencils, or other craft supplies.

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Watercolor Mug + Paintbrushes

Give the artist in your life a gift that will color their world by pairing The Merrythought’s DIY watercolor mug with some new paintbrushes. 

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Hand-Painted Mugs + Chocolate

These romantic, hand-painted mugs by Her New Leaf become the sweetest gift ever when filled to the brim with some chocolate.

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Face Mugs + Cosmetics

After painting a mug on a mug with the help of this easy tutorial by Now That’s Pretty, fill it with some lipsticks or other makeup for a gift that’s sure to make any glamour gal smile.

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Sweater Mug + Hot Cocoa Mix

Fill a cozy looking cup with Half-Baked Harvest’s ultra luxurious hot chocolate mix for a present that will warm any heart.

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Paint-Dipped Mugs + Spa Set

For a relaxing gift, The Merrythought’s DIY paint-dipped mugs can be filled with fancy bath salts, lotion, or soap. Über zen.

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Simple Mugs + Homemade Tea Bags

Homemade tea bags instantly transform a simple mug into a pretty, tasty gift thanks to Miss Renaissance’s super creative and ridiculously simple DIY.

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Coffee Basket

For a more substantial gift, place some customized mugs in a basket with coffee and treats, with the help of this handy tutorial by A Beautiful Mess.

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