His + Hers Coffee Gift Basket

His + Hers Coffee Gift Basket abeautifulmess.comSo, with the height of the holiday season upon us, I have to take a second and give a shout-out to gift baskets. If you like getting presents, then you should adore gift baskets. I mean, it's just a basket stuffed full of presents. Jackpot! When thinking of gifts for my parents this year, a coffee gift basket seemed like the perfect way to honor their shared love of the daily grind. Every day (and I mean every day) since I can remember, my parents have started or ended their day with a cup of coffee together. As they sip away at the dark, rich goodness, they discuss all the latest events (i.e. the awesome or awesomely stupid things us kids have done that week) and make each other laugh until they can't breathe. They are truly best bud coffee mates for life, so I wanted to personalize their mugs to honor their special ritual. Here's an easy way to create your own for the coffee lovers in your life: His + Hers Coffee Gift Basket abeautifulmess copySupplies: Plain mugs, letter stamps, arrow stamp, black ink stamp pad, black porcelain marker.

1. Stamp your phrase as you want it to appear on a piece of paper. Cut around your phrase and cut off the top line of text (you'll use the letters on the paper as a guide of where to stamp onto the mug). Use tape to attach the phrase to the mug, but leave room to stamp the top line. Stamp your letter onto the ink pad and stamp it once on a scrap piece of paper to remove some of the excess ink. Place your letter stamp on the appropriate spot on your mug and roll the letter onto the mug surface. Remove the paper from the mug and cut off the next line of text. Repeat the stamping process for the letters in that line and continue the process until all your letters are stamped lightly onto your mug. 2. Take your porcelain marker and follow the outline of your letters to fill in all your text. Follow the marker instructions to set the ink by either baking the mug or allowing the mug to air-dry. Hooray, you're done!His + Hers Coffee Gift Basket abeautifulmess.com  His + Hers Coffee Gift Basket abeautifulmess.com Now all that's left to do is fill the basket with lots of other coffee related goodies. I got some cute hot chocolates to add a little drink diversity to the gift and I'm secretly hoping that they will let me steal one from the basket after they open it. Is that terrible of me? Oh well, they can laugh about it the next morning over coffee…xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman

  • Such a lovely gift!! Have a very happy Christmas
    Claire xx http://somewhereyonder.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wonderful idea! And, hey…even at 34 years old, I still secretly hope that my parents offer me some of their edible gifts every Christmas morning! 😉

  • I found the most inexpensive and delicious coffee ever. I made really beautiful baskets for the people in my office. You can theme whatever special occassion you want. It was amazing. I’m such a hero at work. They loved it!

  • This would be a great gift! I’m going to keep this idea as a last minute gift for anyone I forgot.

  • ‘my coffee buddy’ is such a cute idea. if i had a boyfriend, i’d make him a mug with that saying. as a fellow coffee addict, i’d be so happy with receiving coffee as a gift! 🙂

    M.

  • Love it!
    Perfect last minute idea!

    A truly beautiful weekend to you and your families as well:
    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/12/have-wonderful-weekend_20.html

    Love from Europe,

    Bambi

  • These are absolutely adorable and such a cute, last-minute gift idea. Love it!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • I love gift baskets, sometimes I wish someone would give me one for a change 🙂 I love the personalised mugs, so cute.
    x

  • How sweet! Such a good idea! Gift baskets are marvelous!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Such a great idea and DIY for Coffee Lovers like my husbanf and myself.
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

  • Cute idea. I painting some glass and other things so I am big DIY fan. xa

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  • Hi! This is an lovely idea, and so is the rest of the content on your blog. However, it’s also really heteronormative, which is a shame since the gift isn’t. Perhaps that can be something to think about in the future? 🙂

  • Gift Baskets are the absolute best. Receiving this would be beyond!!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

  • This is an adorable gift idea! I love the His and Hers spin on it as well. And seriously, can anyone ever have too much coffee or too many mugs? I think not!!

  • Love this. Plus I can create it last minute and make it appear as if I did not forget that Christmas is in 6 days! Not that I would ever do that 🙂

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    www.calicosun.blogspot.com

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