From tea and coffee to hot chocolate with marshmallows and lashings of whipped cream, there's nothing quite so comforting as sitting down with a nice hot drink in your hands.
After all, how many bad days at work and teenage broken hearts have been at least somewhat reconciled with a cuppa and some friendly conversation?
Whatever the situation, everything seems better with a ceramic mug full of warm, tasty liquid, and whether you're seeking the perfect gift for someone you love, or a treat for yourself, a personalised cup with a funny, quirky or sweet message can make can make the experience all the more special.
Here at the big tomato company, we offer a vast collection of ceramic products, all made to the highest quality standards and decorated with cheeky phrases, comforting words, stylish images or even a name. With our help, it's easy to find a ceramic mug that matches its new owner's personality perfectly.
The perfect gift - or a treat for yourself
The beauty of choosing a ceramic mug from the big tomato company is the broad range of choice that we offer, meaning that you can find something that suits the situation perfectly. For example, why not get a mug emblazoned with a phrase that describes the mug's owner? Our classic mugs collection
offers an array of clever options. The mug could simply state the person's relationship to you - mum, dad, big brother, little sis, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend - or it could say something like: drama queen, bossy boots or always right.
Alternatively, customise a funny mug with your own phrase or a favourite nickname - you can even select what colour to make the text.
Remember the poem that begins 'Monday's child is fair of face'?
If you're looking for a birthday present, you could choose a something from our days of the week
range. Each one features a line from the poem - and a quick look at an old calendar will tell you which one is right for the birthday boy or girl in question. They also make excellent gifts for christenings.
For a Christmas-themed mug, you could choose a mug with a line from the 12 Days of Christmas - eleven lords a leaping, for instance, or four calling birds. Meanwhile, our bah humbug mug is also a Christmas favourite, and you can choose to get the writing in 24 carat gold or platinum if you'd like to make the gift a little more special.
As well as words, our collection of quirky mugs also includes some chic visual designs. The modern botanicals range comprises lovely images of insects and flowers, while the dollybirds
line has stylish, slightly flirty faces.
Other options include our typographic mugs, which designers are sure to appreciate, while the adorable robots range features chic, retro designs in bright colours that children and grownup kids will enjoy.
Quirky mugs from the big tomato company
Established in 1999, the big tomato company started out selling squeezy ketchup bottles shaped like large red tomatoes. Since then, our product range has expanded to include bespoke ceramics, with an option to suit any occasion.
All of our modern mugs and other tableware are made from fine English creamware in Staffordshire - a region that has been making ceramics for some 300 years, and which is often referred to as the Potteries. Every item is manufactured using time-honoured traditions and expert craftsmanship.
So if you're looking to treat someone special in your life with something that shows just how much you care, a beautiful ceramic mug from the big tomato company could be the ideal choice.