I love shopping for mugs and coffee cups at thrift stores. Sometimes I buy mugs for personal use, other times I buy mugs I will resale on Etsy or eBay. I often will find mugs for people I know and use the mug as part of a gift. One of my favorite things is to fill the mug with something they like, home baked goods, candy treats, or art pencils, something that fits the theme of the mug. Then I add some cellophane wrap, a nice ribbon, and a card. Now you have an easy to make a low-cost gift that is still very personal.
One thing that somewhat irks me from both a thrift shopper and store owner viewpoint is how mugs are displayed at stores. I have yet seen an ideal solution for that benefits both parties, the shopper, and owner. Below I will discuss some of the display methods I have seen including their pros and cons. Read more