Buying a mug typically consists of considering two things: design and functionality. With there being so many mugs on the market, from superhero-themed mugs to smart mugs and even funny mugs, it was only a matter of time before handleless mugs became a thing.
Handleless mugs typically have one trait that all of them have in common, and that’s well, their lack of handles. This silhouette comes in the form of travel mugs, ceramic mugs and glass mugs. There are more modern takes on this style, as well as basic functional models that allow for sipping on-the-go or from the comfort of your own home.
Below we a list of the best handleless mugs that are sure to keep your drink cold or hot and keep your personal aesthetic in mind.
1. Design Master Premium Double Wall Insulated Glass
BEST GLASS DESIGN
Glass is one of the most precious materials used in drinkware, and with these handleless mugs from Design Master, you will have the added benefits of elegance and thermo-insulated technology with your morning cup of coffee. These glasses are versatile and can fit espresso machines or coffee machines with ease. Also, the thermo-insulated technology keeps your drink hot or cold on the inside and comfortable to the touch on the outside.
2. Fellow Carter Travel Mugs
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Food52 dubs this set of travel mugs, “a portable pick-me-up,” and we can see why. Featured in a cylindrical pill shape, this travel mug by Fellow is functional enough to keep your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24, and it’s stylish enough to accent any of your well-thought-outfits. It has a 2.7-inch opening, which helps to make it compatible with most brewing systems. So, let the sweet aromas of your daily brew entice you in this handy travel mug.
3. A Question of Eagles Handmade Ceramic Holding Mugs
For those of you with a more artsy side, this selection from A Question of Eagles is right up your alley. These one-of-a-kind mugs get their inspiration from the western landscapes of the 60s and 70s. They are ceramic and functional enough to keep your drink hot while also having the added benefit of not having a handle. Also, they are dishwasher safe and microwave safe, making them a stylish and efficient set of mugs.
4. W&P Porter Ceramic Mug
Probably one of the slimmest designs on our list, the W&P Porter Ceramic Mug is stylish and simple. It is a ceramic mug outfitted with a protective silicone cover which helps the mug look luxurious and sleek. It is dishwasher safe, making it easier to clean. Also, it’s microwave safe for those hectic mornings when warming up your coffee or tea is a necessity. The press-fit lid of this cup also keeps your drink safe and secure, helping to avoid spillage and a coffee stain on your button-up.
5. Kanto Matte Glaze Mugs
BEST GLAZED OPTION
This option from West Elm is sleek. This mug from the Kanto Collection is made from glazed stoneware and has a more laid-back approach. Because of the mug’s stone composition, it is safe in both the dishwasher and microwave. The mug is sold individually or can come in a set of four.
6. MEWAY Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug
Another option for those of you who need a little more travel with their handleless mug, is this insulated travel mug by Meway. These travel mugs come in six colors and have double-wall vacuum insulation that can keep ice cold for 24 hours and your hot drink hot for six hours. Hand washing this cup is the preferred method of cleaning. With the powder coating on the outside of the mug, it has an anti-slip feature that helps it stay secure and safe in your hands.
7. Villeroy & Boch It’s My Match Leaf No Handle Mug
BEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The “It’s My Match” handleless mug is for young people, by young people. With its sophisticated design and minimal look, this cup is functional and stylish. Because of its simple color, this mug can easily blend into the color scheme of your home. It’s machine washable and features a tumbled matte finish exterior.
8. Fellow Monty Double Wall Ceramic Cups
Another option from Fellow is a double ceramic art cup that has the dual capabilities to house cold and hot drinks. With its 4.5 oz capacity, the Cortado size cup can fit any brewing system you might own The sleek metal bottom of the cup and handleless design allows for added sophistication as well. It comes in multiple sizes and black and white colorways.
9. TASSEN Porcelain Mug Set
Tassen by FiftyEight Products is a funny brand that offers handleless mugs with faces molded into the front of them. The mugs are made of porcelain, adding a delightful shine to the already fun mugs. They are environmentally safe and are both dishwasher and microwave safe. With face options like laughing, tasty, cheery, baffled, grumpy and impish, to name a few, these mugs have some serious character.
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