After reading my posts Best printed funny coffee mugs in 2017, Best unique shaped coffee mugs in 2017 and Best magic mug in 2017, I guess you already have a burning desire to design your own mug. Yes, it’s always cool to have a custom coffee mug. If you need a mug for gift, there is nothing better than a personalized coffee mug that you cannot buy anywhere in the market.
Table of Contents
- 1 Where to order personalized mugs or custom mugs
- 2 How can I tell that an Amazon store provides custom products
- 3 How can I tell the seller my requirements
- 4 What if I do not have a great idea for customization
- 5 Best places to order personalized mugs or custom mugs – top picks and reviews in 2017
- 6 Shopping tips
- 7 You may also be interested in
Where to order personalized mugs or custom mugs
I know there are many websites that provide this kind of products or service. However, it’s usually much more risky to buy a customized product than buy a standard, mass-produced product. In this post, I’m going to recommend some sellers from Amazon. They are selected by Amazon, endorsed by Amazon, and regulated by Amazon, so it’s more likely that they are more reliable and professional. What’s more, and like always, the sellers in this list were not selected randomly, but carefully by professionals in our team with our procedures and knowledge.
How can I tell that an Amazon store provides custom products
A regular product detail page usually have ” Add to Cart ” button, as below screenshot shows.
By contrast, the same area in a personalized product detail page looks like
It’s quite straightforward, right?
How can I tell the seller my requirements
If the product detail page shows “Customize Now”, you click the button, a window pops up. In the pop-up window, you need to input your text and/or upload your photo. Some sellers even offer photo customization on both sides of the mug.
If the product detail page shows Handmade options, you need to select the options that sellers provide and finish some other steps according to the instructions.
After finishing above steps, you need to “Add to cart” and check out the purchase order.
I will go through more detailed steps later since they are different for different sellers.
What if I do not have a great idea for customization
You could refer to below 2 lists to seek some inspiration. If you think those mugs are cool enough, you could also buy some.
Best places to order personalized mugs or custom mugs – top picks and reviews in 2017
Customize text only
1. Custom Office Humor Gifts Your Name Mug No Touch Personalized Gift Coffee Mug Tea Cup White
The only customization this seller provides is a name. Put your name on your mug and tell other people not to touch it,just like below sample. Please note the same content will be printed on both sides. This might be the most simple personalized mug.
2. WalterDrake Personalized Coffee Mug
Similarly, this seller also allow you to specify a name. The difference is, the name is the only printing on the mug.
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3. Custom Coffee Mug – Personalized Name, Message, Words or Inside Joke – Design Your Own Mug. Fathers Day Mug or Mothers Day Mug.
As you can see on above screenshot, this seller provides 16 colors to choose and 4 lines of text to input. As below is a sample from a buyer.
Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug
If you need a mug gift for a person who are living in a different state or country and tell him or her that you miss him or her, the Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug is the one. On one side of the mug it shows two maps of state. Each map contains a heart and the two hearts are linked with a dashed line. One the other side it comes with a quote.
This seller offers quite a few options. First of all, you can choose the size: 11oz or 15oz. Secondly you can input the 1st state,country or provinve, and then the color of the map. Thirdly input the 2nd place and map color. Then it comes with a great option: gift box. You have 5 different types of gift boxes to choose ! Sometimes the gift box is as important as the gift itself. If you are not buying it for gift, you can choose No Gift Box. The last optional option is letting you change the beginning two words in the quote “My mother” to anything you want.
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2. Personalized The Love Between a Mother and Daughter Knows No Distance Mug, Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Cup, All States and Countries, Mother’s Day Mom
The major difference between this one and the above is, the person you are giving gift to has to be mom or daughter, since the quote cannot be customized. One plus is, if you enter a gift message, the seller would hand write the message on the tag of the gift box.
Customize both text and photo
A photo is usually about people you care, or memory you treasure. It would be much greater if you are able to customize a mug with your own photo. The good news is, of course you can. Now let’s review some sellers that provides this kind of products.
1. RitzPIx Photo Mug Customizable White Ceramic Perfect Personalized – 15 oz.
As you can see on above screenshot, there are two steps in mug customization:
1.1 input text
Unlike above sellers, this seller even provides a simple rich text editor feature. With this feature you cannot only input your own text, but also choose your favorite font, position, color , and resize the text using the control in left blue box. If this feature still does not fulfill your expectation, you can choose not to use this feature and write the text onto the picture with much more options in Photoshop and upload the modified picture instead.
1.2 upload photo
Please read the Image Guidelines on right below of pop-up window. A high-resolution photo would give you much better result. Before uploading, you can use Photoshop or some other tools to beautify your picture. You can also hire an expert to do this.
As below is a sample from the seller.
2. Personalized Coffee Photo Mug Red Trim
While this seller offers similar customization service, a major difference is, you can define different text and/or photo for two sides of the mug. Another one plus is, this seller provides so many options for different sizes and colors. Please choose your favorite one before clicking the “Customize Now” button.
Customize magic mug with both text and photo
Were you amazed by the magic mugs when you were reading Best magic mug in 2017? Now you are even able to design a magic mug with your own text and photo. If you are designing this mug as a gift, then you are going to give him/her three surprises:
- a good-looking mug,
- the magic
- a personalized photo.
1. 11oz Next Day Print Black Color Changing personalized Mug
With the text input and photo upload option, you can make the magic mug to reveal ANYTHING you want when it’s filled with hot liquid. Use your imagination !
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2. Customized Color Changing Mug Gift–Heat Changing Coffee Cup with Personalized Photo Cup & Spoon Set
While this seller provides similar options, the handle of the mug is heart shape, which sometimes might be a big plus.
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