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When you drink as much caffeine as I do, a decent mug is a must. Pop the kettle on and I'll show you my new season favourites.

There’s something very cheering about buying new mugs – they’re a small thing (and usually very affordable) but they can really brighten your day, as well as your kitchen. They’re also a brilliant gift for the person who has everything. The team at Muddy HQ have been mugging up (ahem) on the best new ones around – ’tis the season for hunkering down with a hot brew after all. Kettle on? Let’s go.

coloured slogan mugs

How cool are these perky new mugs? They’re a steal at just £5 from M&S and make me want to drink even more tea than I already do (over-caffeinated, moi?). The only problem is narrowing it down to just one, as so many of the slogans apply to me – ‘Trend Setter’, ‘Party Animal’, ‘Clever Clogs’ and so on. Yeah I know, where’s Totally Deluded?
£5

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coloured and gold mugs

Anthropologie’s colourful, boho-luxe homewares are always covetable. These hand-painted gilt-handled ones are ridiculously beautiful. Whatever you do, don’t wreck ’em in the microwave.
£12

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mug with triangle design

We all know Zara is great for fashion but don’t forget their homewares -much like their clobber, it’s cheap, cheerful, trend-led fare. This rustic geometric-print mug comes with all manner of matching trays and bowls and is a steal at under a tenner.
£7.99

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mugs with dog design

Henley-based homewares designer Fenella Smith is your gal for cute animal prints. This dachshund mug is my favourite.
£12.50

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mugs with warmers

Here’s a genius idea for those of us who get so distracted our Earl Grey always ends up tepid – a Linda Bloomfield mug with built in tea-cosy. Cute!
£28

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mug with face on

OK, I’ve put this one in for a giggle. Would YOU splurge £100 on a mug?! Italian painter Piero Fornasetti’s homeware line is notoriously expensive (check out the candles). That face, by the way, belongs to his muse, opera singer Lina Cavalieri. You’d certainly need a calming camomile tea if you accidentally dropped this baby on the kitchen floor.
£100

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