The Best Cat Mugs For Gifts

November 10, 2019

It’s that time again and you need to buy a gift for your favorite cat lover. Maybe they drink tea or maybe they drink coffee, but whatever it is they definitely are a mug user and you want to know what the best cat mugs are. Look no further!

I’ve been gifted quite a few cat mugs myself, and I’ll show you a few great ideas that will be useful and also something that the special cat lover in your life will enjoy.

In a hurry? Here is our top pick for the best cat mugs

infloatables Cat Mug and Coaster Set - Little Black Cat Mug with Ceramic Coaster - 3D Novelty Coffee Mug with Tail Cat Handle - Cute Birthday Gift
  • Perfect Mug For Cat Lovers - Our cat mug is a must-have for any cat lover. At 4 inches tall, this...
  • Perfect Mug For Cat Lovers - Our cat mug is a must-have for any cat lover. At 4 inches tall, this...

This cat mug is quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Normally cat mugs just have a photo of a cat on them, which is all fine and dandy, but this goes one step further. It utilizes the handle to make the shape of the cats tail which is surely a unique feature that you won’t see on most ceramic items in the kitchen.

This mug is handmade, so it’s not microwave safe, but it will be okay in the dishwasher. As a custom gift, I don’t think cat mugs get any better than this.

​Things We Like

  • Comes with a free coaster
  • Original design that is unique
  • Great usable mug size and volume

What do look for in the best cat mugs?


Some cat mugs that are shaped like cats are cool when you see them on the shelf, but they can be downright impractical. Coffee mugs that at over 12ounces should never be more bowl shape than they are cup. If you get a cup that’s too big, you run the risk of your cat mug being a gift that people won’t actually use, but will appreciate the thought of. 


It’s a mug after all and just because it’s a cat mug doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be a shape that’s good for drinking coffee and tea. The mugs that are oblong and shaped like an actual cat’s body might be cool to look at, but they are really impractical.

The best cat mug for the fancy cat lover 

You know the type. They probably have designer place settings in their house and wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of shoes that haven’t appeared in a magazine. It’s okay. I enjoy the fancy life as well. This is a great cat mug for that individual

Laurel Birch Cat Mug

Laurel Burch Artistic Mug Collection, Polka Dot Gatos, One Size, Multicolor
  • Laurel Burch-Artistic Mug Collection
  • Laurel Burch is an internationally known artist and designer with an instantly recognizable palette...

Even if you don’t know who Lauren Birch is, that’s okay. She’s a pretty well-known artist and designer with a unique style is instantly recognizable to most. You’ve probably seen lots of her work in many places and didn’t even recognize it. This cat mug is definitely a gift for the fancier cat lover.

​Things We Like

  • Beautiful design from a well-known artist
  • Large 14oz mug
  • Fits well in a house with unique ceramics

This is also a great add on if you’re really looking to add some wow to your gift.

Kate Spade New York Silver Wit 4-piece Coaster Set
  • Fun set of 4 kate spade new york silver cat coasters, 3.75" diameter
  • Silver-plated stainless steel

The Cat mug for the quirky cat lover

Angelice Home Pink Cute Cat Mug, Funny Ceramic Coffee Mug with Stainless Steel Spoon, Novelty Coffee Mug for Crazy Cat Lady
  • Made of High Quality Ceramic - Hi !~ Looking for coffee mug? This cute cat mug is well made at...
  • Creative Design - This is a newest cat coffee mug from Angelice Home. Adorable cat pattern printed...

This simple bug comes in 4 different colors and has a really nice ceramic lid that allows you to take it on the go. I hate putting hot coffee in a cup without a lid. That’s just asking for a spill in the car. To top it off, it has the most adorable spoon with a catspaw that makes it look like a tiny cat fell inside of the cup and is reaching out.

All cat owners know the familiar reaching paw of their cat pawing under a door or into something they probably shouldn’t have gotten into.

​Things We Like

  • Comes with a spoon
  • Has a great lid
  • Offered in multiple colors

The Cat mug that is a lot of mug

ilyever 2 Pack Funny Cute Cat Coffee Tea Milk Ceramic Mug Cup Best Gift for Christmas,Birthday,New Year and Valentine Day,White+Black
  • Come with one pack coffee mug:one black and one white cut cat mug. Each coffee mug holds...
  • Made from the finest quality Ceramic,ECO friendly, high quality, And each mug is handcrafted and...

I know I said that too big of a mug is almost a bad thing and I would agree that this mug is ALMOST borderline too big for most coffee, but I included it for a simple reason. It’s the perfect latte mug. The large surface area makes it a great cat mug for those who know how to make lattes or those who have a barista that is willing to make a latter in the cup they bring along. You know… so we can save the earth from more paper waste.

The simple design lets everyone know that not only is this person a cat lover, but they are drinking out a cat mug that’s shaped exactly like a cute little cat.

​Things We Like

  • Large size
  • Works great for lattes
  • Very durable

Our other picks for great cat mugs

Lily's Home Cute Fishing Black Cat Mug for Coffee and Tea. Ceramic 3D Animal Mug for Cat Lovers
  • CUTE 3D CAT DESIGN: Peeping over the rim of this fun novelty coffee mug is an adorable black kitten....
  • HOLDS 9 OZ: The wide rim of this coffee mug allows for you to store a whopping 9 oz of liquid...

If this mug doesn’t get a laugh out of you, then I don’t know what will. It has a little 3d ceramic cat on the side that’s looking over at goldfish that are printed on the inside of the mug. When you fill it up with your beverage of choice, it just looks like your cat is doing their typical nosy thing and watching you drink.

The best part is that the tail serves as the handle and you can see the little cat eyes peeking above the rim as you go to sip.

​Things We Like

  • Creative design
  • 3d Cat on the cup that is sure to impress
Amandir Cat Mom Mug Gifts for Cat Lovers Best Cat Mom Ever Christmas Birthday Gifts for Women 11 oz White Funny Mugs Coffee Tea Cup, Bonus Pendant & Card
  • Best Cat Gifts for Cat Lovers - It's a 11 oz cat mug with "Best Cat Mom Ever" is wrapped in bubble...
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This would be a list of the best cat mugs if we didn’t include one of the obligatory, middle finger, cat mugs on here. Definitely not a gift for all and something that you should be sure about before you buy. I think you’ll know exactly who this mug is designed for when you see it.

​Things We Like

  • It’s a cat giving the middle finger
Pinky Up Chloe Ceramic Cat Tea Mug or Cat Coffee Mug - Cat Shaped Mug - Gifts for Cat Lovers - 12oz Pink with Gold Details Set of 1
  • CUTE CAT MUG FOR TEA – With room for 12 oz. of your favorite beverage, this 3D cat mug beautifully...
  • PINK KITTY MUG WITH METALLIC FINISH – Fun yet stylish, this cat ceramic coffee mug is made from a...

This is a great cat mug that is fancy, but also very minimalist in its design. It comes in over 7 colors and they all are pastel with gold on the handle, nose, and ears of the cat design. To make things even much better, on the inside of the mug are the words “PURRRFECT”. I’m all for a punny, especially when it’s inside of the mug and really only meant to be seen by the person drinking out of this mug.

​Things We Like

  • Text on the bottom of the mug
  • Gold design and accents
  • Large size for different types of drinks

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