A mug disguised as a camera? This just might be the coolest mug your photographer friends and clients will ever have. From the outside it looks like an expensive, fancy camera lens complete with realistic details. It even has a lid that looks like a lens hood. You can take the lid off of the camera mug and use it as a coaster or small plate.
As a mug, it is safe for hot or cold beverages, but must be hand washed. It is stainless steel and holds 12 ounces. It has a screw top lid which makes it safe from spills so you can take it on the go. Anyone who is a shutterbug will get a huge kick out of this mug.
Who gives a camera mug as a gift?
If you are a photographer or someone who specializes in working with photographers, this would be a fun gift to give. As a photographer, you could give these to all of your referral partners and have them think of you every day while they drink their cup of coffee. It’s unique enough that people will ask questions and that will have them telling others about the photographer who gave them the mug.
If you specialize in working with photographers – selling props, creating photographers’ websites, creating photo books or something similar – this would make a great client gift. You could give it out to celebrate National Photography Month in May.
Make it more meaningful.
Although you can’t personalize the camera mug, you can personalize the message. You could say:
- When I picture what I’m grateful for, I think of you.
- “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” Ansel Adams
- Life is like a camera. Focus on what is important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, take another shot.
You can find these a number of places on the web if you search for camera mug. I like the one at ThinkGeek – a fun online store.