Mugs for dad to bring a smile to their Father’s Day

You won’t be left looking like a mug with our pick of the best!


by Eleanor Weaver |
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Stuck on what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Or looking for a gift idea to help out the kids? You can’t go wrong with a mug for dad. After all, it's a classic gift they're sure to appreciate.

Sure, our cupboards may be full of a mishmash of mugs from different occasions. However, there’s no denying that a personalised coffee mug is a great gift of appreciation. It'll always go to use and is sure to boost a dad's mood when they’re drinking their tea, coffee, or even something a little stronger.

Best Father's Day mugs shortlist:

Best mug for football fans: Penal-Tea Mug
Best mug for music loving dads: Classic Rock Vinyl Records Mug
Best dad ever mug: Love Mug Best Dad Mug
Best personalised mug: Personalised Hobbies Mug
Best for green-fingered dads: Emma Bridgewater Gardening Tools Mug

As a result, we’ve picked the best mugs for dad for Father’s Day. You’ll be sure to find something suitable on our list. There are mugs for dad to make them chuckle, personalise with something more sentimental, take on the go, and more. There’s even a mug you can gift from the dog!

Here are our favourite mugs for dads to make them smile this Father's Day. Check out our best Father's Day cards for Dad too so your all set to show how much your care for Pa.

Best Father's Day mugs

Best mug for football fans

This Penal-Tea Mug is a bit of fun for football fans as a mug and finger football practice! They can shoot and score over breakfast, making this a unique novelty gift for dads who love a kick around.

Best mug for music loving dads

If we know one thing about dads, it's that they love their classic rock. This unique Classic Rock Vinyl Records Mug from Redbubble features some of the best works of decades of music gone by. In other words, 'when music was better'.

Best dad ever mug

Price: $17.99

This jazzy Love Mug Best Dad Mug will show your dad just how much you think of them, and there’s a hidden message at the bottom of the mug for an extra ounce of love.

Best personalised mug

This mug is a great pick for personalising your dad's favourite hobbies, as well as adding a personalised name and text. Whether they're a music-lover, darts champion, cycling enthusiast, tech-whizz, or more, this Personalised Hobbies Mug will suit them down to a tee.

Best for green-fingered dads

Price: £13.80 (was £22)

This ½ pint mug is an essential accessory for any keen gardener. Beautifully decorated with the Emma Bridgewater art style, the Emma Bridgewater Gardening Tools Mug is classy, decorative, and sure to become a favourite.

Best mug for dad from older kids

Price: £9 (was £10)

For the older kids, this Personalised World's Best Taxi Driver Dad Mug is guaranteed to make dads laugh as it hits a little close to home! As the designated taxi driver of the family, this mug can be personalised with a message on the back and front to make for a tasteful, funny gift with sentimental value.

Best mug from the dog

We found quite a few 'Dad Dog' mugs online but this is by far our favourite. Personalising the mug with a photo makes a heartfelt gift for dad and their best furry friend. The Personalised Dad Dog Mug is for the best dog dads around.

Best first Father's Day mug

This cute Personalised First Father's Day Mug mug can be personalised with names for new dads, uncles and grandfathers to celebrate their first Father’s Day with their little bundles of joy.

Best stepdad mug

It can be difficult to find a mug for stepdads, but this one makes for a cracking gift! With a playful food pun illustration, this Cracking Egg Stepdad Mug is perfect for a breakfast brew.

Best grandad mug

This adorable set is perfect for celebrating your grandad on Father’s Day, and you can personalised it with your preferred names and text, bunting and welly choice, and the number of grandchildren too. This Personalised Welly Boot Grandpa and Me Mug Set includes two mugs so you make one for yourself to share a cuppa with your grandad.

Best funny mug for dad

If your dad considers himself a bit of a joker, this mug will make them chuckle and bring a big smile to their face. Hopefully there will be one or two new jokes they can enjoy with this Emergency Dad Jokes Mug.

Best photo mug for dad

Design your own thoughtful Father's Day mug with a photo collage design and a 'Love From' message. You can upload nine images to this Father's Day No.1 Dad Photo Upload Mug but there are other options available on Moonpig too for personalised photo mugs.

Best cool mug

Price: £9 (was £12)

This cool Papa Blue Ceramic Mug is refined in its design with the contrasting aqua blue and white making it a vibrant addition to the kitchen shelf.

Best mug for DIY dads

This If Dad Can't Fix It We Know We're Screwed Large Mug is a fab gift for dads who love to carry out DIY projects. It comes measuring 15oz, making it larger than most mugs. The extra brew room will help keep them fuelled no matter the task at hand.

Best reusable mug for Dad

If your dad enjoys his coffee on the go, or struggles to finish his coffee in the morning rush, this thoughtful Personalised Bamboo Insulated Daddy Travel Mug Gift could be a game changer. We love the natural, smart looking appearance of the bamboo which you can engrave with your name for a personal touch.

Best mug for dads who love fishing

This Gentlemen's Fishing Fuel Outdoor Mug is perfect for outdoor fishing trips as it's unbreakable, hardwearing, and has smart insulation that'll keep their drink lovely and warm without the outside getting hot. Personalise with your dad's name and a message for them to take with them as they cast away.

Best beer mug

Price: £17.99 (was £19.99)

Perfect for dads who prefer to indulge in a craft beer or ale and wouldn't get as much use from a coffee mug, this Personalised Home Brewed Dimpled Beer Glass can be personalised with their name, home town, and year.

Best mug for geeky dads

Price: £20.20+

Whether your dad's a little on the geeky side or just loves all things space-related, this Science Father's Day Mug will be the star of the coffee shelf with the bold design that shows just how much they mean to you.

Looking to add a little extra?

If you're looking to up the ante and want to add something to compliment your mug, we have a few ideas up our sleeves...

• If your dad loves a frothy coffee, buy a milk frother that’ll enhance their experience and take their brew to the next level

• Are they always leaving their tea or coffee to go cold? A mug warmer would be a great gift that’ll do the trick

• If they're obsessed with tea, we have some great gift ideas for tea-lovers that'll bring their passion to life

• Want to add a personalised gift to really show how thankful you are for everything they do? We've listed the best unique and meaningful personalised gifts here

• Give them the gift of fresher coffee with a coffee grinder

• Create a little gift set using your mug as the centre-stage present. Surround or fill their mug with their favourite snacks, treats, or a trusty pair of socks. Thoughtful and affordable!

Has your Dad got a hobby he enjoys and wants to learn more about? Choose from over 30 magazines and give a personal gift that lasts longer than a box of chocolates.

Make the most of the Father’s Day special offers available now!


Eleanor Weaver is the Deputy Homes & Garden Product Editor for Yours, specialising in home décor, furnishings and appliances. Having worked commercially on Yours Magazine and for the past six years, she's previously hosted Yours Live events and loves looking for home inspiration online.

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