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Quick and Easy Gifts: Tucked in a Mug

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Who doesn’t love a great mug? I love giving them as much as I love receiving them, and that’s why they’re one of my go-to gifts. They’re great to give as they are, but you can also tuck some surprises inside to make things feel a little more personal. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I started thinking about the different things you can stash inside of a mug and came up with a few great ideas. You can even combine a few of these things!

Things You Can Tuck Inside a Mug to Personalize Your Gift:

  • High-quality chocolate
  • Several rolls of washi tape
  • A selection of tea bags
  • Various flower seeds — Click here to download our Free Printable Seed Packets.
  • A handmade piece of jewelry
  • Travel sizes of luxury beauty products
  • Several handwritten notes
  • A few tubes of pretty watercolors
  • An assortment of beautiful fabric trims and embellishments
  • Copies of cherished photographs
  • A gift card or two to a favorite local store
  • Several colors of nail polish

The Art of Presentation

I put just as much importance on the presentation as I do the gift. Because I’m currently working on our July issue of GreenCraft, I have recycling on my mind. There’s really no need to go out and purchase expensive gift-wrap that will just get tossed into the trash, so I headed to my stash of newspaper, which I keep on hand for a number of reasons.

Gift-Wrapping Instructions

Wrap the mug with newspaper. You can stick to a black-and-white portion of the newspaper, but I wanted to add just a bit of subtle color. To keep with the upcycled feel of everything, I wrapped some old jute around the package, though you could always use some torn fabric or pretty ribbon. To complete the look, I added a sprig of greenery as well as a single flower.


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Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, two sassy cats, and one scruffy dog.

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Who doesn’t love a great mug? I love giving them as much as I love receiving them, and that’s why they’re one of my go-to gifts. They’re great to give as they are, but you can also tuck some surprises inside to make things feel a little more personal. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I started thinking about the different things you can stash inside of a mug and came up with a few great ideas. You can even combine a few of these things!

Things You Can Tuck Inside a Mug to Personalize Your Gift:

  • High-quality chocolate
  • Several rolls of washi tape
  • A selection of tea bags
  • Various flower seeds — Click here to download our Free Printable Seed Packets.
  • A handmade piece of jewelry
  • Travel sizes of luxury beauty products
  • Several handwritten notes
  • A few tubes of pretty watercolors
  • An assortment of beautiful fabric trims and embellishments
  • Copies of cherished photographs
  • A gift card or two to a favorite local store
  • Several colors of nail polish

The Art of Presentation

I put just as much importance on the presentation as I do the gift. Because I’m currently working on our July issue of GreenCraft, I have recycling on my mind. There’s really no need to go out and purchase expensive gift-wrap that will just get tossed into the trash, so I headed to my stash of newspaper, which I keep on hand for a number of reasons.

Gift-Wrapping Instructions

Wrap the mug with newspaper. You can stick to a black-and-white portion of the newspaper, but I wanted to add just a bit of subtle color. To keep with the upcycled feel of everything, I wrapped some old jute around the package, though you could always use some torn fabric or pretty ribbon. To complete the look, I added a sprig of greenery as well as a single flower.


Project

Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, two sassy cats, and one scruffy dog.

 
Quick and Easy Gifts: Tucked in a Mug
Quick and Easy Gifts: Tucked in a Mug
Quick and Easy Gifts: Tucked in a Mug

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