Surprising Family with Magic Mugs

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Inspiration

Are you from one of those families who loves to have matching stuff? From wearing matching outfits on special occassions to having matching phones, shoes and accessories, we’ve all had our fair share of experience with ‘twinning’ with a family member. Other than being able to stand out (in uniformity?) in a crowd, matching with family members is actually a lot of fun. It also gives off the impression that your family has a strong, stable and happy relationship. 

Nothing uncool or lame about it!

But if you’re not quite daring enough to rock a set of matching outfits, there are some tamer (but no less fun!) options. One of our personal favourites is the Magic Mugs. Not only is it practical and something that you can use every day, but the fact that it can change colours (from black to the design of your choice) is something that never fails to entertain the people using them. 

In this blog post, our content creator Nana will be sharing her own experiences with gifting a set of magic mugs to her family members.

Why the Magic Mug?

“So before I can explain why I chose the magic mug, I need to give you guys a little bit of context on my family. Overall I can describe my whole family as being fun-loving and kinda quirky. Since I was a young girl, I’ve noticed the fact that my parents love to collect mugs. Especially novelty mugs. Growing up, I thought they were really cool – plus they added a bit of colour to our kitchen space. 

Additionally, my parents are the type of people who host a lot of events – office parties, Raya open houses, dinner for extended family…. You get the drift. So having a lot of drinkware available was just practical.

Now the reason I chose the magic mug to give them as a gift is because of the surprise factor. Some of you might already know this, but I’ll do a quick recap for those of you who don’t. 

All magic mugs, before you pour hot water into them, appear black. But once you pour in hot water, the black facade fades away to reveal the design hidden underneath. When I made the magic mugs for my family, I gave each one its own unique design – featuring the photos and names of each individual family member.”

How did they react?

“It was honestly really funny to see them unbox the mugs. They were all pleasantly surprised at getting a sudden gift. The surprise then morphed into curiosity and a little confusion as they wondered why on earth did I get them all matching black mugs. 

“Black mugs? Did you go back to your emo phase?” – Younger brother. | (Jokes on him, I never left the emo phase!)

But as soon as I poured the hot coffee into the mugs for our weekly family tea time, their eyes immediately lit up. 

Now I can’t get away from them asking for their specific magic mug when we have ‘tea time’ at home. It’s become something they greatly cherish and I can’t help but grin from ear to ear when I see them use the mugs.” 

Would you recommend gifting a Magic Mug?

“Of course! In my opinion, a magic mug is the kind of gift that is just the right amount of thoughtful and quirky. It’s kinda like a stealth gift, to be honest. At first, when they receive it, the reactions would be like;

“Oh wow! A mug… thanks.”

But then you pour the tea/coffee in and the faces immediately light up when the ‘plain but serviceable’ black mug suddenly changes colour – revealing a fun design paired with photos and a quirky message.

Additionally making a personalised magic mug is super easy. You just click on the magic mug option, choose your preferred template (or design your mug from scratch), add in your photos and text and placed the order.

They don’t even cost all that much but the value you get from it trumps the actual price tag – easy.”

We hope this blog has been able to shed some light on how something as simple as a  personalised magic mug can do wonders for bringing a  family closer together. It just goes to show that you really don’t need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to make your loved ones happy.

As long as the gift is something heartfelt and thoughtful, they will surely cherish it.

If you’re looking to make a custom keepsake (something other than a magic mug) for your loved ones, feel free to visit the Pixajoy website and browse through some of our stellar options!

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