Archive for the ‘Cups & Mugs’ category

Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 13th, 2013

Valentine’s Day is more than just a day to say “I love you” to your significant other. It’s also an opportunity to send a special “Happy Valentine’s Day” to those who you want to remember you. Imagine the example of a Realtor who can count back 150 distinct clients over 15 years. Each of one of his/her clients represents an opportunity to increase the client retention ratio. Each client could become two additional transactions within a short period: a home sale and home purchase. They can also lead to referrals. Therefore, sending a memorable gift to a client on holidays is a great way to stay in the front of their minds and ensure that each client feels that there is a true relationship.

One great gift is a personalized logo mug with with a heartfelt letter included. Coffee mugs are very useful and along with a simple heartfelt letter, one can eclipse the nice but probably less effective season’s greeting card sent by other companies. A personalized coffee mug can be a more lasting reminder and may be less expensive that you realize. Promotional gifts have at least two major benefits: functionality and visibility. When you purchase a promotional coffee mug, your gift and the memory of your service can last longer.

Octoberfest 2012

October 18th, 2012

Munich, Boston Dublin, Brisbane and Tulsa Oklahoma, were just a few of cities where revelers enjoyed the 2012 Octoberfest events with “masskrugs” from ceramic beer steins, glass tankards and plastic mugs. Parades, band performances, city tours, art showcases, traditional Bavarian cuisine and city tours were just some of the early fall events.

When attending an Octoberfest event it is also easy to notice the marketing creativity by vendors. Games, attractions and giveaways help to make the events fun and interesting for visitors. Some popular giveaway items include promotional pens and logo frisbees. Immediately useful products can often be keepers. Pens that help people to network at events often go home with them afterwards. Frisbees that provide fun exercise at the event also make good souvenirs. For many companies, the combination of Octoberfest and their logo on the right promotional products can help build greater brand recognition.

History of Beer Mugs and Beer Steins

December 22nd, 2011

Beer has been around for over 6000 years. People had been drinking it out of variations of: clay, wood, leather and pewter mugs, or drinking sacks. Around the 14th century, after the plague killed over 25 million people throughout Europe, the beer mug evolution began. Swarms of flies infested Europe and as a result sanitation laws were put into place.

As a method of keeping flies away from food and drink a law was implemented and enforced which stated: All food and drink had to be covered to protect the public’s health. From this point forward quality of food and drink increased, and the manufacturing of beer mugs with lids, Beer Steins, led to the evolution of beer mugs.
With a new awareness to cleanliness, people were driven towards personal drinking vessels. The majority could not afford pewter, silver, or glass. Instead, they bought steins made of wood or stoneware.

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The downside to using wooden mugs had always been that the wood absorbed the liquids, creating a terrible smell, and weakening the wood with every use.

Scandinavians and Germans worked to design durable wooden steins. The Scandinavians perfected it and developed steins made completely out of wood, including its hinge and lid. The wooden steins produced in Germany, had pewter incorporated in the design, lid, hinge, and decor.

Similar to wood, the clay-like material used before the 1400’s would absorb liquids leaving a rank stench after multiple uses. The clay material was fragile; these mugs would break quite easily. As a result this material was researched, tested at different temperatures until they discovered that they could vitrify the material, creating stoneware.

To add appeal to the beer steins, manufacturers hired artists to decorate the mugs with local folk art, historical and biblical scenes.

By the end of the 18th century, the restrictions on covered food and drink were eased. Eventually this led to the manufacturing of beer mugs without lids.

Beer mugs were most commonly made of glass. The fluted beer mug was developed around 1928, and became popular with breweries for about 20 years.

A transition occurred when dimpled beer mugs were manufactured around 1948. It was said that they complimented the beers aesthetically and were not as fragile. It provided a visually appealing vessel for all types of beers. They were however mainly used for the dark bitter beers, as during this time period, the bitter stouts were becoming a popular choice. By approximately 1964, the dimpled beer mug had replaced the use of the fluted beer mug.

Over time, manufacturers moved away from producing steins, producing the beer mugs and glasses found in use today.

Today beer mugs are available in plastic as well.

But just like in olden times, people like having their own personalized beer mug. Click here for a wide selection of personalized beer mugs and steins.

Your Beer Mug Custom Shaped

May 25th, 2010

Our traditional idea of beer mugs is that it is shaped like a regular glass with handles. Generally, many regard it as boring or rather monotonous. Although the materials may vary, it does not make so much difference if the total appearance is still the same. It’s a good thing that today different shapes of beer mugs are now available on the market. The shapes go from subtle up to the entirely bizarre and many just can’t help getting them for their use or for collection purposes.  Although the traditional shape is still useful, drinking beer is so much more exciting and fun of you drink it from mugs that are shaped differently.
Some mug producing companies come up with different shapes that come from ideas they see all around them. There are those that are shaped from heads of cartoon characters which are really cool and vibrant looking with all the colors and trappings. There are also the fierce looking ones that are shaped based on action figures such as Superman, Spiderman and Star Wars characters. There are also ones that are inspired by sports or athletic activities. Every imaginable sport has been made into a mug and sport buffs just can’t get enough of it. In fact, they bring around these mugs when they travel and go anyplace else.
While there are so many producers and stores that offer every imaginable variety there is to beer mugs, some still can’t find the one that they have in mind and been wanting. Some people are just so creative and edgy that they want every detail they want in their mugs. It must be good news that there are now stores that personalize the shape of the mug. It wouldn’t matter if you want an ultra slim and straight one, rounded, triangular or even hexagonal as it may be. With this, all that one has to do is to make known his entire concept and leave nothing to the maker’s imagination.
If you are having difficulty figuring out the design that you want for your beer mug, you can check the stores for the most extraordinary ones. You can present photographs or graphics that you want to be printed on the face of your mug. You will also be asked to choose the material that you want. You will of course have to consider the ease in the molding of the material into one functional household and bar ware. Along with the customization of the shape, you will also need to be decided on how many pieces to be produced. It will be a lot cheaper to buy several than just have one. Things are different however if you want your mug really unique. You can check the net for available shapes, and, trust me, drinking beer will never be the same again. Your beer will be a little perkier inside a mug that is less boring and usual. Go grab one, no, go have one made just for you.

Wacky Designs for Beer Mugs

May 24th, 2010

Beer mugs are exciting on their own because they are used to drink a beverage that has been common to people all over the world for so many years now. Before, when we say beer mugs, it only means the clear and medium sized ones that are naturally used in clubs and beer houses. Well, people came to love it and it became the symbol of beer for so long.  Along with the advancement of technology however, people weren’t content with the clear glass mugs anymore. They wanted more exciting pieces that will add sparkle to the drink that is usually shared at the table by people who are having a good time. With the desire to come up with something different for the beer mugs, manufacturers came up with designs that are as wacky as can be. They make use of so many inspirations that in return were loved by many.
One inspiration of these wacky designs is cartoon and comic characters. The images of the character are usually printed in the mugs so it looks not only colorful but also more fun to use and to look at. Sometimes, the shape of the mug is also accorded to the character such that it is not anymore the usual straight stuff that it is. Movie themes are also commonly used in beer mug designs. Usually what is used are action and fantasy films because it has more exciting and interesting characters on it. Besides, what’s good about it is that most people want to collect them as memorabilia. There’s something good about having an item to remind you of such a good movie that has rocked the world for a while. It could be just the title printed, a certain character or a particular scene. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Another form of wacky mugs is through the use of different brands and famous figures. Some have their sports team in their mugs, some important people in history. Some companies even dare to distort the mugs so that it will look anything but boring. What’s even better than this is that there are companies that personalize mugs already. They execute designs made by the clients themselves so the mugs can go as wacky as it can be. The materials used also add up to the impact of the mug and one can choose ceramic, glass or stainless steel.
To get a hold of this wacky beer mug, one should readily contact a company that produces them. An order for a few pieces would be good but you get to save more money if you buy them in bulk. It’s also better so that you can have it distributed to more people. Besides, this is also good for those who are running businesses. If you don’t have the time to personally go to manufacturers, you can also check them online. This will make everything so much easier. In fact, you can have everything done within minutes.

Beer Mugs Online

May 23rd, 2010

Beer is a drink for socialization. It is best shared with friends, colleagues and family. The good thing about it is that it is lighter than other alcoholic drinks. It is easier to drink and can sustain people through a long streak of conversation. Beers are not as good when drunk through the bottle, however, as when in it is served in beer mugs. The mugs can range from simple to the most elaborate and detailed depending on one’s taste and, well, maybe budget. If you are an avid beer drinker, you should know what an ideal beer mug should look like.  It could be tall or short, clear or colored, glass or ceramic. There is a wide assortment of this product on the market coming from different manufacturers. If you are new to buying this, you will easily get confused as for what to get. After all, they all look good and exciting on their own.
One way to buy beer mugs is through visiting stores that sell similar items. There are a lot out there and, whatever your personality and taste, you’ll surely find something. In stores, you can actually compare the products, check for defects and even get to test it for durability. While it sounds good, the problem with this method is that it can be very time consuming. People who have to go to work every day and spend so much time doing their jobs, not to mention finish household chores, barely find time to go shop for these little things anymore. The lack of these pieces is then only noticed when it is to be used already.
This shouldn’t be the case nowadays. There is now a new alternative to get to choose, pay and have delivered as many beer mugs as you want without the usual hassle. You don’t have to go out of your office or leave the things you badly need to do at home. All you have to do is sit in front of your computer, search through the internet and find the sites that offer sale of these products. You’ll surely be surprised at how huge the collection of items for sale is on this site. They have every imaginable design, type and size out there and it will be fun picking out the best for you. You can have it for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones. It will make a good giveaway because it is used very often.
With online shopping for beer mugs, all you have to do first is log in. After you have picked the items that you want to buy, you can pay for it straightaway by entering your account information. Next would be the address to which you want the mugs to be delivered. If you are near the place of business, chances are you will get your orders delivered during the day. Otherwise you will have to wait for a few days. It still sure is a more convenient way to be getting the best beer mugs around.

Beer Mugs Gift Ideas

May 22nd, 2010

A beer mug is one ware in the house that is very useful which we usually take for granted. Come to think of it, it is through these beer mugs that we are able to spend time talking to family and friends about anything under the sun. It also makes beer taste even better and looks exciting as it is.  Buying beer mugs for yourself is a good idea especially if you get the good quality ones and those that have beautiful designs. There is, however, a better idea and that is having them for gifts. Because it is very usable, it is much more practical to give than other useless things available in stores. Whatever the occasion is, beer mugs will surely be appreciated.

Among the people that would most appreciate beer mugs for gift are fathers. You can give it to them during their birthday or father’s day. Christmas would also make a good occasion to have this for a present. You can give the ones available in stores already depending on your father’s taste and personality. Or you can have the mugs customized so that they will have a mug that is originally theirs, something very unique. You can have the plain and simple or go to the wackiest. Whatever you think will make your dad happy. Wouldn’t it be exciting if your dad drinks from a mug that you gave him? Have his name printed on the mug if you want the gift to really become personalized.

You can also give these mugs as gifts to your friends. Whether they are young or old, you will surely have something that they will appreciate. For the young one, you can get the mugs that are designed with cartoon characters and action figures. There are also the conventional ones which would fit your older friends. In coming up with this gift, you will have to choose the material depending on your budget too. You can have those that are made of plastic, glass or ceramics in an assortment of shapes and sizes. There are a number of stores that offer this product out there and it will be a breeze to find one.

If you are married, giving a beer mug to your husband is also a good idea. It would be perfect for his birthday or during your anniversary because, although the piece is not that expensive and grand, it is something that he would always be using. Also, beer mugs would make good giveaways to clients, employees and personnel during the holidays. It will give them a sense of belonging and will be reminded of their goal. You can have the company logo or slogan printed on the mugs to make it even more meaningful. No matter how simple this gift is, it will become a symbol of something that the company believes in.

Giving gifts never go out of fashion. Giving beer mugs for gifts just makes it more practical and, of course, thoughtful.

Beer Mugs – Useful Decorative Item in Your Home

May 20th, 2010

Beer mugs are often used at parties or at special gatherings because of its useful purpose. It can be used for several functions, but the most common is, of course, for drinking beer. However, another useful benefit that a beer mug provides is that it can be great as a home decoration because of its attractive design, and some people also love to collect this kind of item, especially when it comes from various organizations or from their friends.
Most beer mugs are made from crystal or ceramics but you can now also purchase plastic beer mugs. All materials used in manufacturing the mugs are of the finest quality. A lot of companies nowadays choose mugs as their souvenir items every time they celebrate their anniversary because they can choose their own printed design to be added to the mug. It is the most effective method to use to promote a company, especially those that are just starting their business.
Aside from the idea of using beer mugs for advertising or promoting your business or your company, it can also be a perfect decorative item in your home because there are a lot of various designs available. Just imagine filling your cabinet in your home with mugs that have different designs and colors. You can even choose to keep beer mugs with different sizes. A beer mug that is made from ceramic usually has more attractive designs. However, a crystal, as well as plastic, beer mug can also have a good look. With the various designs, colors and sizes available it will surely make your home more attractive because of its unique look.
You can place the mugs in your living room, kitchen or even in your bedroom. There are mugs that are really expensive when you purchase them but there are also some that do not cost that much. You can keep both and if you run out of drinking glasses during parties you can always count on them. You can also collect mugs with the print of all your favorite shows, top companies, players, numbers, letters and just about anything that you can be proud off.
Before, beer mugs were just used by those who love to drink liquor, especially beer, because of its size wherein you can pour a greater amount of liquor. It is often used in special events such as Octoberfest, which is considered the biggest gathering of those who love to drink beer. As time passes, the use of a beer mug has become more beneficial not only to those who love liquor but also to those who are just starting their business because they use it as a perfect giveaway or souvenir.
If you love to collect unique items, a beer mug would be a great choice, because, aside from adding beauty to your home, it can also be a useful item to keep. It may not be as valuable as jewelry or any expensive stuff but it can still be very precious, especially if it was given to you by someone special.

Travel Mug with the Look of Beer Mugs

May 17th, 2010

Are you one of those who are always on the rush when going to work and don’t really have the luxury to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee? Well, with the innovative mugs developed which are made from first-class materials, you can now enjoy an aromatic and tasteful coffee on the go. With the amazing travel mug, you can now prepare your coffee and bring it along with you. Even if you are driving your car on your way to work, this kind of mug will be the perfect one to use.
There are a variety of travel mugs available which differ in size and the materials from which they are made. You can find mugs that can contain 14 oz of liquid or, if you want more, you can find a 21 oz mug. It is made from materials that can resist hot or cold drinks. Stainless steel is the most common, but you can also find travel mugs made from a special type of plastic with different variations and designs. The look of travel mugs were adopted from beer mugs, but the difference is that it has a tight cover so that the liquid will not spill onto your suit or dress.
Unlike the beer mugs, travel mugs are not made from glass or ceramics, which can easily be broken and not really good materials to use, especially when it is going to be used when traveling. The materials used make it perfect to bring along with you because of its light weight. Since stainless steel and plastics are known as rust free materials you won’t have to worry about it when you purchase a travel mug. The unique and stylish design of the mug is perfect wherever you are. You can bring it with you during seminars, meetings and even to your office. You can even use it during your lunch break or snack time in case you don’t want to use the cafeteria’s drinking glasses or cups.
Travel mugs are convenient to use; it is also ideal especially during summer since you can pour cold water into it to keep yourself always cool even when you are exposed to the burning heat of the sun. With the available 32 oz travel mug, you will surely have enough water for you to feel refreshed even when you are in a place with no water readily available. Since it can be used both for hot and cold liquids, you can pour into it your favorite drink which you can then drink anytime and anywhere you go.
Similar to beer mugs, the travel mugs can also be purchased with your own design which can also make it a perfect gift to your special someone. Personalize your travel mug with your favorite number or use the logo of your company. With the various colors of which you can take advantage, it will surely be a perfect gift that you can give. If you’d like to purchase this kind of mug you can always place an order online. Choose from the available designs or create your own one-of-a-kind design.

Classy Look of Ceramic Beer Mugs

May 15th, 2010

Ceramic has been a popular material used in most of our kitchen utensils. Some are used for cooking while others can be used when dining. Many prefer to purchase home utensils that are made of ceramic because, aside from being affordable, it can also last a long time. Aside from being a kitchen utensil material, it is also used in manufacturing home decorative materials. It is ideal in creating vases, figurines, candle holders and much more. Among these useful products there are also beer mugs that are made of ceramic wherein most beer drinkers like to use them instead of crystal glasses. Beer mugs are a commonly used type of receptacle during parties or during special occasions because of its huge size wherein you can fill more amounts of beer which will allow you to enjoy the party.
Usually you’ll see a beer mug that is made from crystal in bars or even at parties, but, because ceramic is also an ideal material to use, more companies are encouraged to develop these kinds of beer mugs. It has become popular in various countries to the point that the number of companies that manufacture them have increased. Most of the beer mugs developed have an elegant look and a design that would be perfect during special gatherings. There are even ceramic beer mugs with special designs used as collector’s items, which are especially made for those who love to collect mugs.
Most ceramic mugs come in white color but there are various colors available such as blue, green, maroon and many more. You can also customize the design on each mug that you want to purchase wherein you can add your company logo or a still from your favorite TV show. You can also choose from available existing designs in case you like one more than your own idea.
Ceramic beer mugs are perfect as giveaways during a company anniversary or you can also give them to your friends as gifts. It can also be an ideal souvenir gift during special gatherings such as wedding anniversaries or during your birthday celebration.
Purchasing a large number of ceramic beer mugs will provide you more discounts. A dozen-purchase of mugs will most likely cost you 5 to 10 dollars depending on its size, and if you want to have it printed with your own design you will be charged an additional cost. Printed designs will also follow specific rules whenever you are going to have it personalized. In case you want your own design to be printed on the glass, make sure to provide them the necessary and accurate information to avoid problems when giving it away.
Each ceramic beer mug has its own unique design that can be straight or have rigid sides. The handle of each beer mug is designed for a more convenient way of holding it and keeps it from slipping to avoid accidents. With the benefits that you can acquire using a beer mug, there’s no wonder why it is used during the Octoberfest that is being held in different countries.